High Concept Labs Presents SPRING 2018 OPEN HOUSE – Preview

High Concept Labs 2018 OPEN HOUSE
Claire Fassnacht performs with the Chicago Balinese Gamelan at the Fall 2017 Open House at Hairpin Arts Center Photo by Yenyen Chou

High Concept Laboratories NFP (HCL) will be hosting its Spring 2018 Open House, biannual art party for people of all ages to enjoy drinks, appetizers and special performances from HCL’s Sponsored Artists sharing works-in-progress across music, dance, installations and multimedia art forms.

“Facilitating connections between artists and audiences is a central part of our mission at High Concept Labs,” said Steven Wang, executive director of HCL. “The Open House is not only an opportunity for students, fans, patrons, fellow artists and the general public to engage with the truly unique and innovative art happening right now in Chicago.”

HCL has invited the public to its Open House since the organization’s formation in 2009, including the event as a core feature of the HCL Sponsored Artists program, which hosts a full range of no-cost support for artists to promote their long-term growth.

Each Open House includes new works and installations by present and past Sponsored Artists, providing hundreds of participants the opportunity to interact with new creations by leading artists from Chicago and abroad, highlighting their impact and interaction with the city’s dynamic arts community.

High Concept Labs 2018 OPEN HOUSE
Mariel Harari performs “Flesh Deity” at the Spring 2017 Open House at Mana Contemporary Chicago Photo by Tingyu Huang

Participating artists for the 2018 Spring Open House include:

  • Jan Bartoszek (Dance)
  • Aquil Charlton (Music)
  • Yoshinojo Fujima (a.k.a. Rika Lin) (Dance)
  • Amir George (Video):
  • Aram Han Sifuentes (Performance/Installation)
  • Kristina Isabelle and Claudia Hart (Dance
  • Annie Kielman and Joshua Patterson (Performance)
  • Meg Leary (Performance)
  • Cat Mahari (Dance)
  • Nicole Mauser (Mixed Media)
  • Margaret Morris (Dance)
  • Andy Slater (Sound)
  • More TBA


April 11

6:00 - 9:00 p.m


Links Hall
3111 N. Western Avenue



$20 plus cash bar

To purchase tickets and learn more about the participating artists, visit the High Concept Labs website.


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