Upcoming Exhibitions
Will Haughery

Vox member Will Haughery has two upcoming exhibitions in Chicago. Check these out if you’re in the area!

May 26–June 10, 2013

Opening reception: Sunday, May 26, 4–8pm
Open Hours: Sundays & Mondays, 12–4pm

ACRE Projects
1913 W 17th St
Chicago, IL 60608

“…to become a way of feeling that is not painful casual or diffuse and seems to explore some peculiar insight…”
—Frank O’Hara, “Present” (1960)

We will meet in even greater darkness includes a series of collaborative videos and sculptures created by Kris Harzinski and Will Haughery. By literally surrendering inherent differences, they enact a new formula for a relationship, suggesting that a reality exists where intimacy flows freely, uninterrupted by constructed partitions.

Inspired by experiences derived from their curious friendship and a series of actions created at ACRE such as wrestling in the brush, whipping each other in the woods, and licking Nutella from one another’s fingers, works in the exhibition explore methods for destabilizing and undermining boundaries while building new intimacies and modes of trust.

Harzinski and Haughery aim to create their own construction of intimacy, which is experienced as an extension of trust, and has been developed through a series of mutually vulnerable shared experiences. This definition of intimacy forms the foundation of their practice, which pushes the limits of understanding, testing and bending it to see where it leads, and how it gets there.

Kris Harzinski and Will Haughery currently live and work in Philadelphia where they create works both individually and collaboratively. Their collaborative work has recently been featured in exhibitions at Grizzly Grizzly (Philadelphia), the Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago), and L’hybride (Lille, France). Haughery’s work has been in exhibitions at The Front (New Orleans), Vox Populi and Fjord (Philadelphia). Harzinski is the author of the book From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association. His projects have recently been featured at Arcadia University, the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, and the New York Public Library. His current project, Daily Life Storage, collects remnants of queer creativity producing a series of limited edition portfolios.


Garbage World returns to Chicago after more than two years, on Saturday May 25, 2013. The event takes place at Big Forever and will begin at 7:30PM. Doors open at 7PM. A $5 donation is requested to assist those who’ve traveled and those who spent a lot of valuable time to prepare for the event.

There will be performances by: Antibody Corporation, Conclusionary Practices, Will Haughery (Philadelphia, PA), Mothergirl, Hanna M. Owens with hairClub, Ana Norell and Krissy Abalbaball, and Heather Marie. The event is hosted by Gertie Garbage (Philadelphia, PA).

posted: May 22, 2013 topics: