Cargo Space: Chicago/Milwaukee


Cargo Space: Chicago/Milwaukee

Cargo Space is an artists networking residency housed in a refurbished 27’ diesel transit bus. Part tour bus, part utility vehicle, the bus forms a mobile platform for dialogue, creation, and community among artists. Grennan & Sperandio conceived the project in order to promote exchange between artists from cities outside of major art centers in the US. Beginning August 2014, Cargo Space sets up shop at two sites—INOVA in Milwaukee and A + D Gallery in Chicago—and is working with artists from each city to collaborate on exhibitions and programs that run simultaneously across state lines. By connecting artists and arts organizations from these neighboring cities, this artist-centered experiment promotes an alternative model for social, creative, and curatorial engagement.

Participating Artists:
Chicago: Judith Brotman, Alex Chitty, Heather Mekkelson, Erik L. Peterson, John Sparagana, and Wacom TX.
Milwaukee: Sara Daleiden, Ashley Morgan, Paul Druecke and artist duo Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg


Grennan & Sperandio

“Mr Grennan and Mr Sperandio tweak our notion of what art is and who it is for.” Roberta Smith, New York Times Simon Grennan and Christopher Sperandio met at the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1988 and have worked together exclusively as a team since 1990. Grennan works from north Wales, and Sperandio works from Houston, Texas. Two things remain constant in their practice: they always work together and their work invariably involves the authorial or editorial participation of other people – other members of the public. Their work often utilizes media that are culturally compromised: chocolate, comic books and television, appearing at social sites of consumption in the home and store and on the street.
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