Friday, November 19, 2010

Mike Daisey leads panel on “The Beautiful Struggle: Art and Commerce” Friday 11/19 | The TOC Blog | Time Out Chicago:

Sorry for the very last-minute notice, but I just got word about this myself: Brainy populist monologuist (and admitted Time Out Chicago favorite) Mike Daisey will be in town Friday morning for a presentation in the Arts Engagement Exchange Open Forum series. Titled “The Beautiful Struggle: Art and Commerce,” Daisey’s manifesto (no ironic quotes necessary there) will address the intersections and frictions of art and marketing in the modern age: “Touching on horror, comedy, theory, and practice, Daisey peels back the layers to reveal the rich heart of our artistic exchange in a candid and frank talk about the crossroads where we find ourselves at the opening of the 21st century.” He’ll be joined for a panel discussion by: DanceWorks Chicago CEO Andreas Bottcher; Henry Godinez, artistic director of Northwestern University’s Theatre and Interpretation Center and artistic associate at the Goodman Theatre; Fifth House Ensemble member and director of artistic programming Adam Marks; and urban planner/coordinator of arts programming for the University of Chicago/visual artist/performer Theaster Gates. The free event takes place at 10am at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater (77 East Randolph Street); registration begins at 9:30.