Cultural Conversations: Michael and Ian Fleming


“Relation, Collaboration, and The Uncanny”

This is a free event, but you must RSVP HERE

October 26, 12pm. @ Mana Contemporary 2233 S. Throop

This conversation with twin brothers Alan and Michael Fleming will focus on their collaborative artistic practice and elements that inform their artwork. The brothers will show some of their work and discuss what it means to make work from a shared experience of the world. The conversation will also open up to a broader discussion of collaboration vs.competition, symmetry as a conceptual process as well as a formal one, and the idiosyncrasies of being identical twins.

Delicious brunch will be provided.

Alan and Michael Fleming will also be involved with an evening of performances that will take place on October 25, 8pm at Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, 1136 N. Milwaukee Avenue,

Their performance is part of the exhibition “Imperfect Symmetry: A Compendium” Curated by Sara Black and Karsten Lund currently on view at the A + D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Artist Bios:

Alan and Michael Fleming are identical twin brothers who have been working together since 2005 creating collaborative performance, sculpture, and video work. They recently presented a solo exhibition of their artwork at Cindy Rucker gallery in the Lower East Side (2013). Their solo exhibition “GAME ON” was presented in 2012 at Chicago’s threewalls gallery and the Active Space in Brooklyn.

See their work at