Sat, May 18, 2013: Be there at noon, and the museum is open until 5 pm.
21 Minus is free for people 21 and under and their families.
Do you suffer from these symptoms:
Delirious with curiosity,
Ravenous for collaboration,
Itching to share ideas,
With a tendency to have outbursts of eagerness?
Join us to explore these symptoms at 21Minus, an afternoon of interactive experiences at MCA Chicago programmed for young people, by young people, and hosted by the MCA’s Teen Creative Agency. 21Minus begins at 12 pm and the museum is open until 5 pm. It is free for young people 21 and under and their families.
21 Minus interactive experiences include:
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.
Gather in Theaster Gates’ 13th Ballad installation for a shared 21 Minus experience.
Celebrate the day with music and food in the MCA sculpture garden (weather permitting).
More on TCA and 21Minus
Teen Creative Agency (TCA) members are hosting 21Minus to engage a broad teen and general audience with the three themes of TCA: critical interpretation, public expression, cultural participation. 21Minus forwards TCA’s focus on audience-engagement in that the in-gallery programs are all participatory opportunities for MCA audiences, produced and presented by teens from Chicago. Regular updates about the planning process, the teen participants, and the experience of activating the MCA around teen ideas will be posted on the TCA blog: creativeagents.tumblr.com.