Chicago and Bristol, U.K. come together to explore an important SAIC archive.
Chicago and Bristol, U.K. come together to explore an important SAIC archive.
November 16

SAIC Faculty Collaboration Earns MacArthur Foundation Grant

Critic Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune reported on November 14 that Every House Has a Door, the performance team created by SAIC faculty members Lin Hixson (Performance) and Matthew Goulish (Liberal Arts), has received a $32,500 grant from the MacArthur Foundation’s International Connections Fund. The grant will help support the duo in Bristol, U.K. as they develop a performance piece based on the Randolph Street Gallery Archive. SAIC is the sole repository for the Randolph Street Gallery Archives. From 1979 until its closing in 1998, Randolph Street Gallery (RSG) was a vital force in the development of contemporary art in Chicago, serving as a laboratory for new art forms and creative ways to bring art to the world. There were few organizations in the United States that provided a comparable forum for engagement in contemporary issues. RSG was a central component of the Chicago avant-garde art community, as well as a vital part of the national scene and a welcoming venue for international artists.