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A SMALL SYMPOSIUM

22 APRIL 2–5pm

AT

COLOR CLUB

4146 N. ELSTON AVE.

CHICAGO, IL

SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFO

ADDITIONAL VISITING HOURS

18 – 21 APR, 1 – 6 pm
22 – 23 APR, 11 – 6 pm

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COLOR CLUB's 100-year-old home is not yet wheelchair accessible, but they are working on it. For more information on the venue, visit them here.

BARELY FAIR is host to MINOR MATTERS, a small symposium on the economies of scale. The conversations took place at BARELY FAIR inside Color Club's Ballroom space on 22 APR, 2023 from 2-5PM. Special thanks to Jesse Malmed and Bad At Sports for recording the talks.

4.30PM —

SCALE AS SUPPORT

The Architecture Behind BARELY FAIR

Josh Dihle, Tony Lewis, Roland Miller, and Kate Sierzputowski. Moderated by Roland Knowlden (Future Firm).

From left to right: Roland Knowlden questions Roland Miller, Josh Dihle, Kate Sierzputowski, and Tony Lewis on BARELY FAIR's history.

Art fairs have become destination events around the world, but the nature of their structure is a barrier for many smaller spaces to participate. BARELY FAIR founders explore the fair’s design as a response to the architecture of traditional art fairs and why they wanted to transform it. Roland Knowlden guides a conversation on the panel’s intentions when creating BARELY FAIR’s form, their observations on how it has functioned, and how their thinking on its structure has evolved.

 BAD AT SPORTS recorded MINOR MATTERS and released the recordings as a multi-part podcast. Listen to them where you listen to podcasts, or use Apple Podcasts and Spotify links below:

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This week on Bad at Sports we’re presenting more panel discussions from Minor Matters, the programming arm of Barely Fair, a 1/12th scale art fair produced by Julius Caesar at Color Club this April! First up, CURATORIAL CONFINES: Scaled Selections Within and Outside Institutions moderated by Scott Campbell (Independent Curators International) with panelists Nolan Jimbo (Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago), Adia Sykes (Independent Curator) and Kate Sierzputowski (Airlock, BARELY FAIR, Julius Caesar, EXPO CHICAGO) then, SCALE AS SUPPORT: The Architecture Behind BARELY FAIR Moderated by Roland Knowlden (Future Firm) with the Directors of the fair itself, Josh Dihle, Tony Lewis, Roland Miller, and Kate Sierzputowski. Finally, in a podcast *exclusive* (sorry terrestrial radio only listeners!), STARTING SMALL: A Look at the Beginning of a Collection, moderated by Roland Miller (BARELY FAIR, Julius Caesar) with panelists Courtney Sherrer, Josh Rogers, and Megan Green Rogers.

Today on Bad at Sports we’re presenting two panel discussions held this April as part of Minor Matters, the programming arm of Barely Fair, a 1/12th scale art fair produced by Julius Caesar at Color Club! First up, MINOR EXPORTS: Exhibition Programs Across Cities with Michelle Grabner (The Suburban, Milwaukee, Umbria), Tarik Kentouche (Scherben, Berlin), Aron Gent (DOCUMENT, Chicago, Lisbon), moderated by Josh Dihle (BARELY FAIR, Julius Caesar). After the break, SCALING UP: Emerging Artists Presented in Large-Scale Spaces with Torey Gaines (Anthony Gallery), Mickey Pomfrey (MICKEY) and Abby Pucker (GERTIE, Art in Common), moderated by Roland Miller (BARELY FAIR, Julius Caesar).

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