Co-Prosperity School Spring Session


The Co-Prosperity School is an Artist-Run School for and about the advancement and understanding of contemporary Chicago Art. Through guest speakers and class member presentations we will shine a light on the contemporary art scene of Chicago.

One of our goals is to break down the panel discussion dialogue of Chicago’s art and bring it to a more informal group discussion format in which shapers of Chicago’s Art World themselves tell of the contemporary scene.   Members can discuss their own work, or the work of others.

Spring 2013 session begins March 3, 2013 at 630pm. $150 is the cost for the Spring session.



3/18 Claire Molek:
Curator and writer Claire Molek runs River North’s Hauser Gallery. Molek formerly co-ranThis Is Not The Studio, a storefront gallery in residential Bucktown focused on experimental, installation- and performance-based artwork.3/25 Joe Jeffers:
Joe Jeffers likes to organize art projects. He founded Harold Arts in 2006 in a nearly fatal attempt to educate himself.  While he still spends most of his time looking after the interests of the organization, he occasionally moonlights as a writer, electronic musician, and independent curator.

4/1    BREAK

4/8 Anna Shteynshleyger:
Shteynshleyger belongs to a generation of photographers whose work is notable for its formal beauty and technical execution.  She is a rising star in the elite world of contemporary art photography.4/15 Temporary Services (Marc Fischer ):
Temporary Services is Brett Bloom, Salem Collo-Julin and Marc Fischer, and it is based in Chicago, Copenhagen, and Philadelphia. They have existed, with several changes in membership and structure, since 1998. Temporary Services produces exhibitions, events, projects, and publications. The distinction between art practice and other creative human endeavors is irrelevant to them.

4/22      Anne Harris:
Painter Anne Harris has exhibited at venues ranging from Alexandre Gallery, DC Moore Gallery and Nielsen Gallery, to the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute, The Portland Museum of Art, the California Center for Contemporary Art and the North Dakota Museum of Art. Grants and awards received include a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and an NEA Individual Artists Fellowship. Harris currently teaches in the BFA and MFA programs at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

4/29 Abraham Richey:
Social Media Coordinator at the MCA Chicago.  Abe gets involved in all things Art

5/6       Judy Hoffman
Judy Hoffman has worked in film and video for over 25 years. She was active in the Alternative Television Movement of the early 1970′s, experimenting in the use of small format video equipment.  She presently holds an appointment at the University of Chicago, as Lecturer in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies and Department of Visual Arts.


Past guests have included Daniel Tucker, Juan Angel Chavez, Hamza Walker, Paul Klein, Duncan MacKenzie, Stanley Tigerman, Abigail Satinsky, Shannon Stratton, Bill Ayers, Jason Lazarus, Mary Jane Jacobs, Eric Brown and Catie Olson, Mindy Rose Schwartz  Cody Hudson, Carolne Picard, Carrie Gundersdorf, Tom Torluemke, Tom Burtonwood, Aron Packer, James Duignan, Nandipha Mntambo, and Barbara Koenen.

Tuition is $150 for 8 classes. email if you are interested in joining us.

Members will be able to check out periodicals from the Public Media Institute Research Library.

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