June 7, 2021

Portable Gray issue 6: Another Idea exhibition catalog

University of Chicago Arts

Carris Adams, Pleasure, 2020. Downloadable digital print. Courtesy of the artist.

The Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the release of the sixth issue of Portable Gray, a publication that draws on the work of the Gray Center, a research center for experimental collaborations between artists and scholars.

Published twice annually (fall/spring) by the University of Chicago Press, Portable Gray is a forum for experimenting with two genres of publication: the scholarly journal and the art magazine. Each issue forms around a theme, which it treats elastically and through myriad forms: artworks, essays, interviews, reflections, photography, poetry among others.

Our sixth edition of Portable Gray functions as the exhibition catalogue for Another Idea: an actual conceptual art exhibition staged online between June 1 and July 30, 2020.

Introduction: What Happened to Portable Gray?
Zachary Cahill & Mike Schuh

Essay: Log Out from the Canon: Exhibit Outtakes
Jan Verwoert

Featuring work by exhibiting artists: Zarouhie Abdalian, Carris Adams, Victor Burgin, Julia Eckhardt, Chelsea A. Flowers, Theaster Gates, Liam Gillick, Renée Green, Susan Hiller, Kyle Bellucci Johanson, Gloria Maximo, Devin T. Mays, Antoni Miralda, Pope.L, Cauleen Smith, Mami Takahashi, Philip von Zweck, Gillian Wearing

For the online issue and subscription information click here.

Executive Editors: Seth Brodsky & Ghenwa Hayek
Editor-in-Chief: Zachary Cahill
Senior Editor: Mike Schuh
Managing Editor: Naomi Blumberg
Design: David Khan-Giordano
ISSN 2637-8361

About the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry
The Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry is a forum at the University of Chicago for experimental collaborations between artists and scholars. Gray Center activities take place all over campus (encompassing various divisions, departments, and programs), across the community, throughout the city, and beyond. Through its various programs—including the Mellon Residential Fellowships for Arts Practice and Scholarship, exploratory research initiatives, the monthly Sidebar conversation series (reconceived as FarBar for the academic year 2020–21), Gray Sound, an experimental music and sound performance series, international conferences, and institutional collaborations—the Gray Center seeks to foster a culture of innovation and experimentation at the intersection of arts practice and scholarship.

Press contact
Mike Schuh, Gray Center Assistant Director of Fellowships and Operations, at mikes1 [​at​]

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