Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Telephone: 312.787.4071


Postcommodity, Repellent Fence, 2015, near Douglas, AZ and Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. Photo: Michael Lundgren; Courtesy of the artists

POSTPONED-Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film

Please note: the screening of Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film will no longer take place on September 20 and will be rescheduled for a date later this fall.

The Graham Foundation is pleased to present a screening of Through the Repellent Fence. This Graham funded film follows art collective Postcommodity as they construct Repellent Fence, a two-mile long outdoor artwork that straddled the US-Mexico border. Postcommodity consists of three Native American artists who put land art in a tribal context. In 2015, the artists worked with communities on both sides of the border to install a series of 28 huge inflatable spheres emblazoned with an insignia known as the “open eye” that has existed in indigenous cultures from South America to Canada for thousands of years. The artwork crossed the border a mile in each direction and symbolized a suture stitching back together cultures that have inhabited the land long before borders were drawn.

Related Graham Foundation supported projects:

2013 Film Grant to Samuel Wainwright Douglas for Through The Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film


Unless otherwise noted,
all events take place at:

Madlener House
4 West Burton Place, Chicago

Wednesday through Saturday, 11a.m.6 p.m.

Please note, we will be closed Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, November 26. We will resume normal gallery hours on Wednesday, November 29.

Directions to Madlener House


Events are held in the ballroom on the third floor which is only accessible by stairs.
The first floor of the Madlener House is accessible via an outdoor lift. Please call 312.787.4071 to make arrangements.