Chicago Artists Coalition and the filmmakers of a new documentary titled The Price of Everything will host a free viewing and talkback for the Chicago arts community.
The Price of Everything is a feature documentary directed by twice Academy Award-nominated Nathaniel Kahn (My Architect). The film, which premieres theatrically on October 19th, explores the roles of art and artistic passion in today’s money-driven, consumer-based society — exposing deep contradictions as it holds a mirror up to contemporary values and times.
The film, together with the conversations it inspires, can galvanize audiences to bring into the public dialogue the challenges today’s artists encounter in an increasingly commodified market and world—with the goal of changing these conditions so that all artists have the opportunity to thrive. We hope you will come to the screening, and afterwards, add your voice to the important issues the film touches on.
More information about the film--including characters, film team, details about the release, and the social outreach goals--can be found on its website thepriceofeverything.com.
This special screening is supported, in part, by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.
Chicago, IL 60610
Iris Bernblum (b. 1975) is a cross-disciplinary artist and curator who works with performative-based themes which are manifested in photography, video, drawing, installation and sculpture. Her work challenges and explores ideas around 'human / nature.'
Bernblum has shown at venues including: Aspect/Ratio Gallery, The Arts Club, Terrain Exhibitions, and Weinberg/Newton Gallery in Chicago, Illinois; The Brooklyn International Film Festival, Artist’s Space and The Elizabeth Foundation in New York, New York; The Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
She received her MFA from Columbia University in New York and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Iris Bernblum is represented by Aspect/Ratio Gallery. irisbernblum.com
Jefferson Godard is a founder and director of Aspect/Ratio, a commercial gallery located in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago.
Aspect/Ratio represents the careers of internationally based artists and the gallery has garnered reviews in such esteemed publications as ARTFORUM, The Chicago Tribune, Modern Painters, Art in America and afterall. Additionally, he also serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia College Chicago in both the Art and Art History and Design departments. As a graduate trained architect, he has worked on several high-rise residential projects in his hometown of Miami, Florida as well as an award-winning urban park competition Bahndeckel located in Munich, Germany. aspectratioprojects.com
Derrick Woods-Morrow (b.1990, lives and works in Chicago) is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, sculpture, installation, and performance. He salvages, displaces, and moves raw material from sites of historical significance and trauma, reimaginimg their future function as he traverses the fault line of culturally-appropriated land ownership. His current practice consists of claiming and moving thousands of pounds of sand from Fire Island to Chicago as well as salvaging Chicago Police cars, compacting them, and suspending them from small moving cranes -- doing so as a conceptual framework to reimagine coming of age tales of ways to construct narratives around the color line.
A recipient of the 2018 Artadia Award, Derrick received his MFA in Photography from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in 2016. Additional honors include the 2015 Fellowship in the Visual Arts by the College Association of Art, Carol Becker Dean’s Merit Scholarship & Graduate Dean Professional Development Award, as well as being named "30 under 30" for the Windy City Times, Chicago Artists Coalition BOLT resident from 2017-2018, ACRE Residency Alum, Latitude Chicago Artist in Residence, and Fire Island Artist Resident in 2016. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Photography and Teaching Artist at the University of Illinois in Chicago. derrickwoodsmorrow.com
The film screening is FREE with advance registration.
Advance registration for this event is now closed. Additional tickets will be distributed at the theater on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 7:10pm. Please check in with a CAC staff member upon arrival at ArcLight Theater.