All posts tagged: Boulevard Dreamers

Boulevard Dreamers at the Art Institute of Chicago, July 21, 2018

Boulevard Dreamers Saturday July 21, 11:00 am – 4:45 pm, Art Institute of Chicago (North Garden), 111 South Michigan Ave, Chicago The Art Institute of Chicago presents Boulevard Dreamers as part of AIC’s Block Party! Boulevard Dreamers is a traveling installation and variety show responding to the specific narratives and communities of the sites and venues it visits. This collaborative project by artists Lise Haller Baggesen and Kirsten Leenaars consists of three parts: a site-specific stage set, a series of performances, and an installation of the growing collection of portraits of the Boulevard Dreamers performers. Boulevard Dreamers questions and celebrates the production of self in a society dominated by one spectacle alone: desire. Through a little glamour, a little glitter, and with a little help from their friends, Baggesen and Leenaars explore how we are moved by the agency of desire and the magical allure of being in the spotlight. Previous iterations were held at The Franklin, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Poetry Foundation in Chicago. Performers at AIC include: Green / Shriner, Emily Hooper Lansana, Rebirth, Fred and Pearl Sasaki, Henry Barrett, Toni …

Boulvard Dreamers at the Poetry Foundation

  Pegasus & Mermaids Opening: Boulevard Dreamers Friday, September 23rd, 6:00 PM Poetry Foundation 61 West Superior Street Free admission The Poetry Foundation presents Boulevard Dreamers, a performance and opening event for Pegasus & Mermaids, a group exhibition featuring work by Poetry magazine cover artists depicting Pegasus and mermaids from poetry immemorial. The exhibit will be displayed in the Poetry Foundation Gallery through December 16, 2016. Boulevard Dreamers is a traveling installation and variety show responding to the specific narratives and communities of the sites and venues it visits. This collaborative project by artists Lise Haller Baggesen and Kirsten Leenaars consists of three parts: a site-specific stage set, a series of performances, and an installation of the growing collection of portraits of Boulevard Dreamers. Boulevard Dreamers questions and celebrates the production of self in a society dominated by one spectacle alone: desire. Through a little glamour, a little glitter, and with a little help from their friends, Baggesen and Leenaars explore how we are moved by the agency of desire and the magical allure of …

Boulevard Dreamers at the MCA

– On January 21st, Lise Baggesen and I had the great pleasure of taking our Boulevard Dreamers Project to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and transform the museum’s atrium space to a stage and green room. – – The day’s and evening’s performances, included some new and amazing acts, such as MCA’s own Chaz Hearne on Banjo: – – Chicken Fat Klezmer Orchestra: – – And Jessica Cambell with an unforgettable rendition of Brick House: – – We also had the pleasure of welcoming back some of  our personal favorites from last time, such as spoken word social activists Rebirth: – – And off course our green lady of the green room, Anni Holm, who closed the evening with an MCA Anthem: – – Apart from the above mentioned, we would like to thank Carol Laque, Mairead Case and In the Spirit, for their amazing storytelling skills, as well as Brian Sandstrom and  The Extraordinary Popular Delusions, The Pillowhammer, Marvin Tate and Michael Soto & Madeleine Aguilar, for putting in some musical muscle …

MCA Live Boulevard Dreamers

Lise Haller Baggesen and Kirsten Leenaars, Boulevard Dreamers, 2013 Courtesy of the artists Photo: Michelle Geoga Tue, Jan 21, 2014, 6–8 pm FREE with museum admission Admission is free for IL residents on Tuesdays, year round. Boulevard Dreamers is a traveling installation and variety show responding to the specific narratives and communities of the sites and venues it visits. This collaborative project by artists Lise Baggesen and Kirsten Leenaars consists of three parts: an installation/stage set, a series of performances, and a growing collection of portraits of the performers involved. Baggesen and Leenaars explore how we are moved by the agency of desire and the magical allure of being in the spotlight, while at the same time investigating the ways in which cultural practices and the media stage their subjects and thus form positions for their audiences. The dialectical situation of labor versus art, personal versus political, the individual versus the group, professional versus amateur, song versus story, are articulated, enacted, staged, and, ultimately, performed. Boulevard Dreamers questions and celebrates the production of self in a society dominated by one spectacle alone: desire. Boulevard Dreamers does not discriminate on basis of color, creed, sexual or religious orientation, …