Spring 2014 Events

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Harvey Young, Flint Taylor, and Darrell Cannon

"From the Lynching Tree to Mass Incarceration"


Saturday, May 3, 2014 – 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Join Harvey Young, Flint Taylor, and exonerated prisoner Darrell Cannon in a conversation that brings together theoretical advocacy and experiential perspectives on the disciplining of the black ma...

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Opening Reception: Encounters at the Edge of the Forest

Opening Reception

Friday, May 2, 2014 – 5:30PM to 8:00PM

Curated by the 2014 Exhibition Practices class of the Museum and Exhibition Studies program of the UIC School of Art and Art History.
Artists: Vaughn Bell, Ori Gersht, David Goldblatt, Ken Gonzale...

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Tim Knowles

Artist Talk

Friday, May 2, 2014 – 4:45PM to 5:30PM

London-based artist Tim Knowles is currently an artist in residence at the Institute of Biological, Environment, and Rural Studies in Wales. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions...

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Margaret Olin

Witnessing, Bystanding, Onlooking, Participating


Wednesday, April 30, 2014 – 4:00PM to 5:00PM

School of Art and Art History, Art History Lecture
Photographic practices and theories of the “gaze” come together to consider photographs of a gay-rights rally held in Chicago in April of 1970. F...

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Screenings: Fire Light

Works for the Screen by Graduating UIC MFAs


Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – 8:00PM to 10:00PM

The warmth of your loveis like the warmth of the sunand this will be our yeartook a long time to come

Following five MFA Thesis Exhibitions at Gallery 400, a series of works for the screen by gr...

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Literal Closing: This is Where it Felt Like

2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition 05

Saturday, April 19, 2014 – 5:30PM to 6:00PM

The lights flicker, last call rings out, and the doors close. A discrete, roving after-party in four parts will ensue.
Image: Julie Potratz, Lipstick, 2013 (performance still).

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Reception and Performances: This is Where it Felt Like

2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition 05


Friday, April 18, 2014 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

The School of Art & Art History welcomes you to join us for the reception for This is Where it Felt Like on Friday, April 18 from 5-8pm. A presentation of captivating performances by exhibiting...

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Paratextual Tours and Performance: This is Where it Felt Like

2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition 05

Artist Talk

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Somewhere between tall tale-telling, liminal ghost-busting, and speculative self-mythologizing, the exhibiting artists give a talk of what isn’t in the space and what isn’t visible -- or perform th...

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Voices: Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa

Screening: "Jerry and Me"

Discussion and Screening

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, an accomplished director, has written extensively on Iranian cinema and collaborated with critic Jonathan Rosenbaum on one of the definitive books about Iranian film director Ab...

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Literal Opening: This is Where it Felt Like

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Opening Reception

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – 10:00AM to 11:00AM

Light refreshments will be served and a ceremonial door opening will occur.
Image: Jesse Malmed and Jonathan Loïc Rogers, This Is Where It Felt Like, 2014.

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