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September 16, 2021

Art and Art History Department lecture series: Art Now!

Columbia College Chicago

Dalziel + Scullion, Rosnes Bench, 2014. Cast jesmonite structure, Kirroughtree, Dumfries & Galloway Forests. Image courtesy of the artists.

The Art and Art History Department of Columbia College Chicago announces its 2021–22 Art Now! lecture series, online & open to the general public, featuring diverse practitioners and thinkers at the forefront of contemporary art, art history, and theory. This series includes artists, art historians, curators, gallerists, critics, entrepreneurs, and arts administrators at all career stages and with a wide range of material engagements. The Art Now! series participates in Columbia College Chicago’s transformation into an anti-racist institution that actively promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion as vitally important to its present and future success. Speakers reflect on their practices in relation to students’ interests and also engage directly with them in more informal groups, panel discussions, studio visits, and class visits. Previous guests have included Sue Coe, Maria Gaspar, Myra Greene, EJ Hill, Jamillah James, Eduardo Kac, Natani Notah, Ebony Patterson, Paul Sacaradiz, Shannon Stratton, and Chemi Rosado-Seijo.

The 2021–22 lecture series will be conducted online, via Zoom webinar and YouTube Live broadcast. Visit the Art Now! website for full details on each speaker and livestream links.

All lectures are free and open to the public. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided in the Zoom webinar.

Fall 2021 schedule
September 22: Adam Brooks, in conversation with Corey Postiglione
October 6: Zoë Charlton
October 20: Dalziel + Scullion
November 3: Jorge Lucero
November 17: Conor Moynihan

Spring 2022 schedule
February 9: Lorenzo Triburgo
February 23: Anna Kunz
March 9: Ben Blount
March 23: Panel, Olfactory Art and the Political in an Age of Resistance, with Gwenn Aël-Lynn, Matt Morris, Debra Riley Parr, D Rosen
April 6: Ömür Hamanşah, in conversation with Onur Öztürk

The Art and Art History Department at Columbia College Chicago empowers its undergraduate and graduate students to embrace diversity, to explore a range of media, and to participate in contemporary global conversations about art and visual culture. Our students work in state-of-the-art facilities alongside award-winning faculty. Interdisciplinary coursework, entrepreneurial thinking, and collaboration are all part of the Columbia experience. Through our expansive curriculum, students acquire the technical, theoretical, and professional skills needed to thrive in the shifting landscape of contemporary culture.

For more information, please visit colum.edu or contact Professor Joan Giroux at jgiroux [​at​] colum.edu.

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