John M. Flaxman Library: Randolph Street Gallery
The Randolph Street Gallery Archives features photographs, event calendars, posters, and a wide variety of other materials documenting the twenty-year history (1979–98) of an important Chicago cooperative, gallery, and performance space. With a particular interest in social and political issues of its time and a deep commitment to community engagement, Randolph Street Gallery was a critical venue for new forms of artistic expression. The gallery left a lasting impact both locally, nationally, and globally.
Browse the Randolph Street Gallery Archives Digital Library for event calendars, posters, photographs, artist multiples, videos, and ephemera. Additionally, you can download a file of the gallery's comprehensive archives [DOCX].
From 1986–99, P-Form magazine chronicled the challenging, sometimes entertaining, and often controversial world of performance art. This digital collection of covers and tables-of-content from each issue provides an index to the publication. P-Form was eventually published through Randolph Street Gallery as a newsletter promoting local performance artists and events and grew to become a leading international journal of interdisciplinary and performance art. Through interviews, artist's profiles, essays, commentaries, and reviews, P-Form chronicles the performance art movement during the 80s and 90s, capturing the essence of creative expression that challenged the parameters of the established art industry of its day.