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Teen Day: 21Minus

Sat, May 18, 2013, Noon–5 pm


Teen Creative Agency (TCA) in Amalia Pica, MCA Chicago, 2013
Artwork: Venn diagrams (under the spotlight), 2011. Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
Photo: Elizabeth Adams, TCA Member

Are you delirious with curiosity? Do you crave conversation? Are you ravenous for collaboration? You are experiencing the need to talk about art, think about art, and become a part of the MCA.

21Minus is an afternoon of interactive experiences designed by Chicago teens and hosted by MCA’s Teen Creative Agency.


Noon–3 pm
Take an alter-ego, strike a pose, sing karaoke with Elizabeth Sandberg and Isabelle McGuire in BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: Jason Lazarus.
Join the Cary Grove Comedy Club for tours of Amalia Pica and Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962.
Witness an open studio session where the local band Printer’s Row, two Latin dancers, and two Korean pop-style singers work to generate a new collaborative performance.
Participate in a video confessional with Lea Kichler and Jola Idowu.
Battle with dancer from the Naperville Central High School Urban Dance Group.
Relax with tea blends inspired by a local choir.
Watch performances by UDE YAH dancers and the Joel Ross Ensemble inspired by Amalia Pica.
Listen to the Lincoln Park High School Glee Club.
Ask the 21 Minus mascots, Brittani Worley and Xavier Smith your MCA questions.

3:15 pm
Gather in Theaster Gates’ 13th Ballad installation for a shared 21 Minus experience.

4–5 pm
Celebrate the day with music and food in the MCA sculpture garden (weather permitting).