The secret of a stew is letting it simmer for a long time so that all of the flavors mingle to create something amazing. The same thing happens with ideas over a meal – dining and conversation combine to create something special. Setting aside traditional forms of discourse, Rapid Pulse 2017 has instead decided to provide an atmosphere where exchange of ideas happens naturally and conversations flow freely – as they tend to do over food and drink, at table

 FRI 02 JUNE  +/- 9PM
John Burkholder + Jessica Bortman

SAT  03 JUNE  +/- 9PM
JGV / WAR : J Gibran Villalobos + Wil A Ruggiero


JGV-WAR_photo-Nick-TuinstraJGV / WAR is the collaboration between J. Gibran Villalobos and William A. Ruggiero. Their practice includes writing, curating, research, and project development with a focus on socially engaged practice, and contemporary Latin American art. Villalobos and Ruggiero both are art historians and administrators whose research and projects position programming and civic engagement at the center of their practice. Through the use of “shadow curating,” they antagonize each other to create projects that have undergone a conceptual and pragmatic galvanization. JGV/WAR photo Nick Tuinstra

SUN 04 JUNE +/- 9PM
Miller & Shellabarger

MILLER + SHELLABARGER is an artist. Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Western Exhibitions. There have been many articles about Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger, including ‘The Worst and Best Public Art in Chicago This Year (so far)’ written by Abraham Ritchie for ARTslant in 2011.

RAPID PULSE 2017|sponsors

Rapid Pulse is made possible by the generous support from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sullivan Galleries and SAIC Departments of Performance, Visual and Critical Studies, and Arts Administration and Policy; Lagunitas Brewing Co; Awake Cafe; Lovely Kitchen and Cafe; Five Star Bar; Opart Thai; Andrés Lemus-Spont/Building Brown Workshop; Kokorokoko; Standing Passengers; The Dill Pickle Food Co-op; Vincent Restaurant; Rosekill/Grace Exhibition Space; Spread Art; David Getsy, Jane Wenger; Daniéle Wilmouth; Cream; Jumptwist; Mr. Vibe; Ohio Art and Design; Felis Major Letterpress & Bindery. Defibrillator is made possible with support from the Martha Strutters Farley and Donald C. Farley, Jr. Family Foundation; DFBRL8R Board of Directors; and generous contributions from our loving community.