Fall 2013 Events

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Form Fit: Conrad Bakker

Artist Talk

Friday, November 22, 2013 – 12:00PM to 2:00PM

Conrad Bakker is an Associate Professor of Art and MFA Studio Chair for the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Bakker’s ongoing series of Untitled Projects ...

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Form Fit: Karthik Pandian

Artist Talk

Monday, November 18, 2013 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

According to the artist's statement, "Concerned in particular with the way in which history lurks in matter, Karthik Pandian often uses 16mm film to excavate sites for fragments of political intens...

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Voices: Kristina Van Dyke

What is the Future of Museum Collections?


Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Kristina Van Dyke is the Director of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. Van Dyke specializes in African art, a subject that has interested her since her youth. Her lecture, “What is the Future o...

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UIC MFA Open Studios


Saturday, November 9, 2013 – 3:00PM to 5:30PM

MFA Students Open Their Studios to a Curious Public

"Sometimes a nicer sculpture is to be able to provide a living for your family."           -Ben...

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Form Fit: Bryan Schutmaat

Grays The Mountain Sends

Artist Talk

Thursday, November 7, 2013 – 4:00PM to 5:15PM

Bryan Schutmaat (Born 1983) is from Houston and is now based out of Brooklyn, NY. Schutmaat’s project, Grays The Mountain Sends, combines portraits, landscapes, and still lifes in a series of photo...

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Conversation with Brian Holmes, Oliver Ressler, Gregory Sholette, and Stephanie Smith


Saturday, November 2, 2013 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Join the curators of It's the Political Economy, Stupid, Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette, along with Brian Holmes, whose essay "Art After Capitalism" is featured in the exhibition catalogue, an...

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Opening Reception: It’s the Political Economy, Stupid

Opening Reception

Friday, November 1, 2013 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Artists: Zanny Begg and Oliver Ressler; Filippo Berta; Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson; Julia Christensen; Paolo Cirio; Noel Douglas; Field Work; Yevgeniy Fiks, Olga Kopenkina, and Alexandra ...

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Voices: Shifter "Other Spaces" Issue Publication Launch


Friday, October 25, 2013 – 8:00PM to 10:00PM

Celebrating the release of Shifter's issue 21, “Other Spaces,” artists and former Shifter contributors Zachary Cahill, Kelly Kaczynski, and Simon Leung deliver presentations at Mana Studios, ...

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Voices: David Hartt


Tuesday, October 22, 2013 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

David Hartt (born 1967) is a Canadian born, Chicago-based artist who uses photography, sculpture, video, and installation to coolly capture environments that have been created around ideals. He say...

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Selected Films and Videos by Laure Prouvost


Wednesday, October 9, 2013 – 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Laure Prouvost describes her recent films and videos as an attempt to “explore ideas of emotion and try to translate/mis-translate them into video and installation.” This screening features excerpt...

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