John M. Flaxman Library: Randolph Street Gallery
The Randolph Street Gallery Archives features photographs, event calendars, posters, and other materials documenting the nearly twenty-year history (1979-1998) of an important Chicago cooperative, gallery, and performance space. With a particular interest in the 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 and left a lasting impact both locally and globally.
From 1986-1999, 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.