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September 10, 2014

Fall 2014 contemporary art events

University of Chicago Arts
Zachary Cahill, Lake Michigan (Late Summer), 2014. Courtesy of the artist.

The University of Chicago at EXPO CHICAGO 2014
Thursday–Sunday, September 18–21
Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue

The University of Chicago Headquarters (UCHQ) at EXPO CHICAGO 2014 (Booth 806) will feature work by recent MFA alumni from the Department of Visual Arts, Anaïs Daly and Katherine Harvath, along with a selections of books of faculty and contemporary art titles from the University of Chicago Press.

Also on view at EXPO CHICAGO 2014:
Jessica Stockholder’s IN/SITU project, Once Upon a Time (courtesy of Kavi Gupta Gallery) and a special exhibition, The Retreat, (Booth 112) curated by Theaster Gates.

 

Szalon
September 19–November 23
Reception culminating a daylong performance by Otobong Nkanga, featuring Derrick Adams’s performance The Entertainer : Friday, October 10, 6pm
Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street

Logan Center Exhibitions’ fall show with the participation of Derrick Adams, Lisa Alvarado, Holly Cahill, Neil Campbell, Patrick Chamberlain, Nicole Eisenman, Krista Franklin & RJ EL, Jim Denomie, Gabrielle Garland, Liam Gillick, Hannah Givler & Katherine Harvath, Dor Guez, Robert Kelly, Elizabeth McIntosh, Tim Nickodemus, Otobong Nkanga, Paulina Ołowska, Annie Pootoogook, Napachie Pootoogook, David Reed, Martha Rosler, David Schutter, Mina Totino, Stanley Whitney, Ramyar Vala, and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun among other special guests.

Curated by Monika Szewczyk with the assistance of Katherine Harvath. Graphics by David Giordano.

 

Sunday, September 21, 3pm
Szalon welcomes Ravon Chacon and Kade L. Twist from the interdisciplinary artist collective Postcommodity for a conversation about their work.

Check the exhibition website for more information about events and conversations.

 

Ara Merjian 
Thursday, October 2, 5pm. Free.
Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street

Co-sponsored by DOVA-OPC, Department of Art History, and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

 

Arts + Public Life symposium
Saturday, October 4, 1–4pm
Logan Center for the Arts, 901, 915 East 60th Street

A free symposium that will examine the changing nature of public art from a range of perspectives. For more information and advanced reading click here. Sponsored by Arts + Public Life, Critical Inquiry and the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society.

 

Otobong Nkanga
Monday, October 13, 6pm. Free.
Logan Center for the Arts, Logan Center Gallery, 915 East 60th Street

Presented by DOVA-OPC and Logan Center Exhibitions, with assistance from the Arts, Science, & Culture Initiative.

 

Book launch: Pope.L: Showing Up to Withhold
Sunday, October 19, 3pm
The Renaissance Society, 5811 S Ellis Ave, Cobb Hall, 4th floor

The Renaissance Society celebrates the publication of the catalog from William Pope.L’s 2013 exhibition, Forlesen, with music, screenings, and an informal conversation between the artist and Hamza Walker, Associate Curator and Director of Education.

 

Ken Lum
Monday, October 27, 6pm. Free.
Arts Incubator in Washington Park, 301 East Garfield Boulevard

Presented by DOVA-OPC and the Arts + Public Life.

 

HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?
Thursday, October 30, 6pm. Free.
Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 East 60th Street

Screening of Good Stock on the Dimension Floor: An Opera (2014) and Q&A with six of the collective’s members. Presented by The University of Chicago’s Arts Council, Logan Center Exhibitions, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture, Arts + Public Life, Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, Department of Visual Arts, Theater & Performance Studies; and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

Theaster Gates, 2014–15 DOVA Faculty Lecture
Monday, November 3, 6pm. Free.
Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 East 60th Street

 

Liam Gillick 
Monday, November 10, 6pm. Free.
Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 East 60th Street

Presented by DOVA-OPC and Logan Center Exhibitions.

 

Josiah McElheny & Lynne Cooke
Monday, November 17, 6pm
Logan Center for the Arts, Logan Center Gallery, 915 East 60th Street

A discussion on artist-curated exhibitions, the first in Jessica Stockolder’s “Rethinking Exhibitions” Visiting Speakers Series sponsored by the Council on Advanced Studies.

 

“Un-suspending Disbelief: The Subject of Pictures”
Friday, November 21, 9:30am–5pm. Free.
Gray Center Lab, 929 East 60th Street, Suite 112

A symposium with Matthew Connors, Anthony Elms, Daniel Gordon, Shane Huffman, Martin Jay, Doug Ischar, Barbara Kasten, Deanna Lawson, Laura Letinsky, Margaret Olin, Chris Mottallini, and Thomas Struth.

Presented by the Department of Visual Arts, The Franke Institute for the Humanities, Logan Center Exhibitions, and the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, the Humanities Visiting Committee at The University of Chicago and the Office of the Provost for the Arts; with additional support from the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on German Literature and Culture, and the Goethe-Institut Chicago.

 

David Reed & Jessica Stockholder
Monday, November 24, 6pm. Free.
Logan Center for the Arts, Logan Center Gallery, 915 East 60th Street

A discussion on artist-curated exhibitions, the second in Jessica Stockholder’s “Rethinking Exhibitions” Visiting Speakers Series sponsored by the Council on for Advanced Studies.

 

For more about the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago, visit dova.uchicago.edu.

For more about Logan Center Exhibitions, visit arts.uchicago.edu/logan-center.

For those interested in the MFA program at The University of Chicago, please contact Alison LaTendresse, Associate Director of Programs and Student Affairs in the Department Visual Arts at [email protected].

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