‘Nice Work’ tours Fulton Market with performance artists
Gallery 400 presents two ways of looking at work — a lecture and a walking tour — in conjunction with its current exhibition, “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” which looks at labor in a changing economy.
Take a free, 90-minute tour of the historic Fulton Market district Wednesday with artist Emma Saperstein and the performance group Pocket Guide to Hell.
Over the last 20 years the Fulton Market, still a center for the distribution of food to restaurants and stores, has attracted developers of housing, restaurants, galleries, boutiques — even Google offices.
The guides will stop at a meatpacking house, a butcher shop, a mechanic’s garage and other sites that reflect the tension between past and present, talking to people there about the changing nature of their work.
Meet the guides at 7 p.m. at the southwest corner of Halsted and West Fulton Market streets.
Comics artist Anne Elizabeth Moore of the collective Ladydrawers will compare the garment industry and the sex trade at a free lecture Aug. 7 at the gallery.
Moore will discuss the predominance of women in garment labor, restrictions on sex work in capitalist systems and the amounts of apparel produced versus ethical pricing. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. in Gallery 400.