Christa Donner and Timea Tihanyi at IMSS

Chicago artist Christa Donner creates new models for the human body based on sensation and imagination. On Friday, May 2nd, the International Museum of Surgical Science presents "ExtraSensory," an exhibition of Donner's drawing-based installation, zines, photography, and works on paper from a body of work created in collaboration with rural teens. The resulting images present a complex, surreal look at teenage body image and the things we can feel but can't see.

The museum also debuts "Two Spaces, One Body," a new site-specific work by Seattle artist Timea Tihanyi , who recreates historic medical images through fiber-based installation. Both exhibitions are part of the Anatomy in the Gallery series, and open with a free reception amidst the giant kidney stones and antique forceps of the museum's collection.

Free public reception for the artists on Friday, May 2nd from 5 - 8 pm
The exhibition remains on view through April 18, 2008 with museum admission

Christa Donner: ExtraSensory
and Timea Tihanyi: Two Spaces, One Body
The International Museum of Surgical Science
1524 N. Lake Shore Dr. (inner drive)
Chicago, IL 60610

Steve Kurtz Update - "Bioterrorism" charge finally dropped?

After the interminable time the government takes to deal with the messes it chooses to create, it seems like the one surrounding the charges against Steve Kurtz for bioterrorism activities may be coming to an end.

Look to Critical Art Ensemble's Defense Fund site for more details - what was preparation for an art exhibit on biotechnology led to four hard years of nonsense - let's hope this recent ruling closes the case.

The Hysterical Alphabet

The Hysterical Alphabet
Chopin Theater
1543 W. Division Street, Chicago
7:00 pm

Sundays April 13th, 20th, and 27th

Theater Oobleck presents the full version of The Hysterical Alphabet, "disproving the theory that time heals all wombs." This remarkable performance by writer Terri Kapsalis features live sound by John Corbett and projected video by Danny Thompson, merging the aural and the visual to poetically explore misunderstandings of womens' bodies and minds through the history of hysteria. The performance coincides with the release of Kapsalis' book by the same name, featuring illustrations by Gina Litherland and published by WhiteWalls press.

Reservations are highly recommended: 773-347-1041
$10 suggested donation