table is a temporary artist-run project space organized by Kyle Bellucci Johanson in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago that ran from the fall of 2018 to the summer of 2022. table hosts artists for solo shows accompanied by long-form discursive meals with invited guests of the artist’s choosing. This process privileges the artist’s practice by producing necessary and sufficient conditions to situate their work and host discourse on their own terms.

These discursive meals cultivate primary content for texts in a critical publication documenting each artist’s project. This pluralistic document is a critical response to the historicization of artistic practice, offering a counterpoint to institutional/individual authorship and the system of knowledge production.

table is a project space, a gallery, and a dining room in a rented apartment built in 1920. table is not a 501(c)(3) organization or a commercial gallery. It is temporary and reproduced by those who find it useful and necessary. table is an experiment in becoming; inhabiting thresholds between so-called discrete categories of subject and object, public and private, individual and collective, to situate practices and facilitate critical discourse, building community outside of institution or market.

2021-22 Season

Matthew Lax:

Will Lee:
Zero Reprieve

Lúcia Prancha:
Bread Story

Nyeema Morgan:
Soft Power. Hard Margins

2019-20 Season

Lily Kind:

Paul Rosero Contreras:
Obituary: El Pensamiento de las Plantas

2018-19 Season

Andre Keichian:
Salt in the I

Joestine Con-ui:
now, now, now!

Gregory Bae:
Black Hole of Love

Carmen Amengual:
1 + 1 = 3, the tenuous arithmetic of kinship

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