"Re: Acker"a tribute to experimental writer/artist Kathy Acker ( 1947-1997 )will take place Friday, Jan. 10, 7-9 p.m., at M. LeBlanc Gallery, 3514 W. Fullerton Ave.
This dialogue between international and local respondents, curated by Noa/h Fields, highlights Acker's line of influence on Chicago's queer undergrounds.
The free event will feature Claire Finch, Ryan Greenlee, Jennifer Karmin, Douglas Martin, Nat Pyper, Ang Zheng, and Fields and Michelle Murphy. The gallery will also screen the rarely seen film short Blue Tape Untitled Tape 2, by Acker and Alan Sondheim.
Through cult classics like Blood & Guts in High School, Great Expections, My Mother: Demonology and Empire of the Senseless, Acker's name has become shorthand for punk, postmodern feminist killjoy.
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