NTS is an ongoing interview project that began as a series of discussions in 2010 and was launched in October of 2011 with interviews posted online at never-the-same.org. The interviews deal with personal histories of social and politically-engaged art in Chicago. In addition to the interviews, NTS created an archive of materials and ephemera collected from Chicago’s social and political art communities that is now held at the Newberry Library.
In 2013 NTS developed the Unfurlings series of show-n-tell events, a grassroots archiving symposium, an adult education seminar series about local political art history, and an exhibition of five new commissions by Chicago artists dealing with our archival materials. The results of this process were published in a catalog that can be bought Here and downloaded Here.
NTS is co-organized with Rebecca Zorach.