Golden Age (2007–2011) is CLOSED FOREVER. This site now functions as an archive. Thank you for your patronage.
The Last Day of Golden Age - November 30, 2011
Wednesday, November 30 is the last day Golden Age will be open and it's also the last day you'll be able to order from the webshop. If there's something you've been wanting to get, now is the time. I can especially recommend Reference Work, we have only 20 copies left and one of them should be yours.
At the begininng of the month when we announced we were closing we received many positive emails and visits, each individual saying how important Golden Age has been to them on a very personal level. This has been moving to me and I want to say thank you to everyone that has been with us over these five years, you've made this into an important period and the passage of time will only confirm the impact we've had. Lastly, I want to reiterate what Martine said, we've got big plans so stay with us.
Food Crypt at Nite Market
Earlier this year we posted about Nite Market, a venue for culinary experiments happening in small kitchens across the city. The first Nite Market was held in Pilsen and it was a huge success. I had a lot of fun indulging in sweet, sour and savory artisan treats at street food prices. This Friday, Nite Market is back and Foodcrypt (the coolest food blog on the interweb) will be participating!
Foodcrypt (Sam and Chris) will be frying up “Oliebollen.” Oliebollen are Dutch doughnuts that are traditionally served on New Years, but become available from food trucks (often called “gebakraams”, or “bakery windows”) as soon as the weather gets cold. I've never eaten Oliebollen, but Chris said they're like beignets—that's all I need to hear. I'm there.
To enjoy food from unlicensed vendors, you will need to RSVP on the Nite Market website.
Exit Interview with Jason Foumberg
In case you didn't see it, we did an "exit interview" with Jason Foumbeg for New City. We talk about why we're closing, what's happening next and give a little bit of advice for young guns who want to work for themselves.
And if you haven't made it to see Paul Theobald & Co., the exhibition will be on view until November 30. Don't sleep on it.
Haunted Corn Maze
Halloween is just around the corner and I hope you've already planned your costume. Last year I went to Haunted Corn Maze at Richardson Farm in Spring Grove, Illinois. My companion was too scared to be terrified by local firefighters, so we ended up doing the scavenger hunt instead, but we heard screams from the other side all night. If you have what it takes, I highly recommend this Chicagoland attraction. If that isn't enough, it's the world's larget corn maze AND all proceeds go to local charities.
NY Art Book Fair Updates
For regular updates on everything #NYABF follow us on Twitter @golden_age! We'll be hyping books, talking shit and reporting on any notable art world characters that we encounter. And if you're already our Twitter friend, stop by booth SY21 and say hello! Get @ us.
Friday: Golden Age at Public Works
Public Works Speaker Series seeks to create a real, live knowledge base for making a life in the independent arts. We’re bringing in internationally recognized artists and creative entrepreneurs to speak to what we know to be true: ”Art makes work; work makes art.”
On Friday, September 16th, Golden Age (Marco Kane Braunschweiler and Martine Syms) joins James Goggin for a double-bill. We'll be talking about art: what we love, what we hate, who we love, who we hate and everything in between. After the chats there will be DJs and drinking. I'm on a cleanse right now, so I won't be drinking, but feel free to come and say hello.
More information at www.thispublicworks.com!
RETURNING TO NORMAL HOURS SEPTEMBER 1
Starting Thursday, September 1 Golden Age will resume normal hours of operation:
Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm.
Please join us Friday, September 9 at 6pm for the opening of Belvedere from David Hartt.
Thank you for a great summer, we look forward to seeing you this fall.
Lecture: James Goggin, Pop Culture Color Theory
Saturday, August 20, 2011, 6pm
James Goggin's ‘Pop Culture Color Theory’ lecture is an ongoing, continually evolving project which explores humankind’s attempts at codifying and commodifying color. From video test patterns to International Klein Blue, the Pantone Matching System to the Homeland Security Advisory System, color is endlessly refracted by our subjective perception into adaptable economic and semiotic structures.
Echo Park Film Center Workshop and Screening
Echo Park Film Center Filmmobile Workshop and Screening
Saturday, July 23, 2011
6-8pm Direct Animation Workshop
Please join us Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 6-10pm at Golden Age for a direct animation workshop and screening from the Echo Park Film Center’s Filmmobile, an eco-friendly cinema and film school on wheels. This is an all ages event and I can say from experience that kids LOVE drawing on film and seeing it projected. So bring your young ones and show them the magic of the movies!
Artists Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo from the Echo Park Film Center have been touring in the Filmmobile since June, presenting free outdoor screenings and free film workshops with various organizations along the way. Other venues along the tour include the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), the Maysles Institute (Harlem, NY), and the Lynden Sculpture Garden, (Milwaukee, WI).
More information here!
MCA Chicago + Chicago Reader Boxes
The artists and designers featured in the MCA exhibition We Are Here: Art & Design Out of Context (July 5–31)—— Golden Age, Object Design League, Tim Parsons & Jessica Charlesworth, and Sonnenzimmer —— have redesigned a set of Chicago Reader street boxes and placed them back in the city for your enjoyment.
We sandblasted our street boxes back to their factory fresh state. We figured the streets would "design" them over time. If you live in Pilsen or Logan Square, check out our boxes! In Pilsen, we're right out front my gelato spot Ristorante Al Teatro at 1227 W. 18th Street. In Logan Square, we're very close to the intimate Logan Theatre at 2607 N. Milwaukee Ave.
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