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January 21, 2014

Visiting Artists Program—spring 2014

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Ron Athey, Solar Anus. Photo by Regis Hertrich.

Visiting Minds. Lasting Influence.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) Visiting Artists Program (VAP) is pleased to announce its spring 2014 schedule. Join us for one of the city’s leading public forums on the presentation and contemplation of contemporary art, design, and scholarship.

VAP online
In addition to making their appearances open to the public, SAIC presents many Visiting Artists Program lectures as audio podcasts online at saic.edu/vap. Recent presenters include Toyo Ito, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Catherine Opie, Marilyn Minter, and Wolfgang Laib. Join the conversation by following VAP on Facebook or by signing up for its eNewsletter.

Admission
Free, non-ticketed, and open to the public
Lectures begin at 6pm
For more information, visit saic.edu/vap.

Ron Athey
Tuesday, February 4
SAIC Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.
Book signing to follow

Kendell Geers
Thursday, February 20
SAIC Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.

Trevor Paglen
Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series
Monday, March 3
The Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S. Columbus Dr.

Xaviera Simmons
“Underscore and Open”
Wednesday, March 12
SAIC Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.

Jennifer Doyle
“Hold It Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art”
Tuesday, March 25
SAIC Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.

Roberta Smith
“Criticism in the Expanded Field”
Wednesday, April 2
The Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S. Columbus Dr.

About the Visiting Artists Program (VAP)
The Visiting Artists Program is one of Chicago’s leading public forums on the presentation and contemplation of contemporary art, design, and scholarship. Founded in 1868, the Visiting Artists Program is one of the oldest public programs of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Formalized in 1951 with the establishment of an endowed fund by Flora Mayer Witkowsky, the Visiting Artists Program features some of the most compelling practitioners and thinkers working today. An invaluable resource for SAIC students and the public alike, VAP fosters a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and culture through discourse. The Visiting Artists Program arranges studio critiques, round- table discussions, and workshops for students, providing them with direct access to world-renowned speakers working across disciplines.

About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to nearly 3,200 students from around the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy that is built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC’s resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing; numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. For more information, please visit saic.edu.

 

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