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Alberto Aguilar & Jesse Malmed - Home Meant Improv/Uncertainty Makes a Great Show

 *Home Meant Improv/Uncertainty Makes a Great Show*
 Alberto Aguilar * Jesse Malmed

 Sunday October 30th
 2pm to 6pm
 Compound Yellow
 125 N Harvey/244 Lake Street
 Oak Park

 Jesse says:
 Home Meant Improv

 Peppered throughout and to taste: sixteen sweet acts ceremonially mastered
 by Alberto Aguilar and Jesse Malmed (each with enough gentility to name
 the other first in their descriptions). To inaugurate an old space with a
 new name and new ideas, Al and Mal have devised a structure of sorts while
 disorganizing a series of performances within an exhibition. Each will
 perform—without planning or notes—a magic trick, a stand-up bit and a
 song. These interstitials play host to a series of improvising guests.
 Expect kids, parents, friends, friends' parents' kids and other admirable artists,
 preparing for Halloween by being themselves.

 Alberto says:
 Uncertainty Makes a Great Show

 You are invited to a program of 16 uncertain acts. Jesse Malmed and
 Alberto Aguilar act as both master of ceremonies and co-curators. At this
 event they will perform one magic trick, one stand up comedy bit and an
 impromotu song. Along with this they will each invite 5 artists that will
 also perform during the program. An exhibition throughout the compound of
 all performing artists will be on view for an undetermined amount of time.

 Jesse and Alberto will create the backdrop for this variety show to take

 Invited Artists:
 Blair Bogin
 Hui-min Tsen
 Jimmy Schaus
 Josh Rios
 Madeleine Aguilar
 Mitsu Salmon
 Sadie Woods
 Susy Bielak and Fred Schmalz (Balas & Wax)
 and more

 JESSE MALMED is an artist and curator, working in video, performance, text,
 occasional objects and their gaps and overlaps. He has performed, screened
 and exhibited at museums, microcinemas, film festivals, galleries, bars and
 barns, including recent solo presentations at Museum of Contemporary Art
 Chicago, D Gallery, Syntax Season, Roots and Culture, the Chicago Cultural
 Center, Cinema Contra, Microlights, Echo Park Film Center, Lease Agreement
 and the University of Chicago Film Studies Center. Present platformist and
 curatorial projects include the Live to Tape Artist Television Festival,
 programming at the Nightingale Cinema, the mobile exhibition space and
 artist bumper sticker project Trunk Show (with Raven Falquez Munsell),
 programming through ACRE TV and the recently inaugurated Western Pole. A
 native of Santa Fe, Jesse earned his BA at Bard College and his MFA at the
 University of Illinois at Chicago. He was named a "2014 Breakout Artist" by
 Newcity and has attended residencies at ACRE, Ox-Bow, Summer Forum, the
 Chicago Cultural Center and Links Hall.

 ALBERTO AGUILAR I will write this biography using 165 words but will not
 discover this number until it is complete. From this point forward he will
 be speaking in third person. Alberto Aguilar is a Chicago based aartist
 and was born there as well. Aguilar’s creative practice often incorporates
 whatever materials are at hand as well as exchanges with his family, other
 aartists, and people he encounters. His work bridges media from painting
 and sculpture to video, installation, performance, and sound and has been
 exhibited at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary AArt, the Queens Museum,
 Crystal Bridges Museum of American AArt, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of AArt,
 the Minneapolis Institute of AArt and the AArt Institute of Chicago. He
 holds a BFAA and an MFAA from the School of the AArt Institute of Chicago
 and currently teaches at Harold Washington College one of the City
 Colleges of Chicago. In order to create slight confusion, he has added an
 extra letter A where ever the word aart appears in this bio.

 Compound Yellow:
 An autonomous site for learning, researching and making. Compound Yellow
 consists of multiple spaces for experimental exhibitions, public art and performance,
 classes and workshops, film screenings and events. The spaces
 within and around the compound are currently being defined and
 categorized. As of now they include:

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