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Voices: Gala Porras-Kim

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Gala Porras-Kim makes work that questions how knowledge is acquired, tests the potential of the art object to function as an epistemological tool outside of its traditional, art historical context,...

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Voices: Natalie Bookchin

Affective Collectives and the Shared Self

Artist Talk and Lecture

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

In this Voices lecture, artist Natalie Bookchin discusses her body of work: multi-channel video installations and single-channel videos made up of numerous fragments of first-person vernacular vide...

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Observations on Yvonne Rainer as Artist and Performer

Artist Talk and Lecture

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Simon Leung met Yvonne Rainer when he was a participant in the Whitney Program in the 1980s. In this lecture, he speaks on selected aspects of Rainer’s work in film and dance, and about some of his...

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Voices: Adrian Notz

The Next 100 Years of Dada: Cabaret Voltaire as Gesamtkunstwerk

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Monday, November 7, 2016 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Curator Adrian Notz (b. 1977, Zurich) studied Fine Arts at the University of Arts in Bremen and Theory at the Zurich University of the Arts. He is director of the Cabaret Voltaire, a site pivotal i...

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Born into Trouble: Reproductive Sovereignty and Community in the Climate Crisis

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Monday, October 17, 2016 – 5:30PM to 7:30PM

Situated at the intersections of art, climate change, and reproductive sovereignty, artist Christa Donner and activist Josephine Ferorelli of the climate-conscious reproductive sovereignty project,...

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Voices: Rachel Cook

Images, Objects, and Gestures

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Please join Gallery 400 for a discussion with Rachel Cook, curator at DiverseWorks in Houston. Cook's curatorial work reconsiders the relationship between images and objects, and investigates metho...

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Alejandro Meitin: Art in a Bioregional Scale

This Land/That Land: Discussions About Political Ecology and Place

Artist Talk, Discussion, and Lecture

Monday, October 3, 2016 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Artist Alejandro Meitin presents Art in a Bioregional Scale, a lecture that shares the artistic practice of Ala Plástica in Argentina's Río de la Plata Basin and develops a discussion about th...

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Voices: Stephen Lapthisophon

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Please join Gallery 400 for an artist talk by Stephen Lapthisophon. 
Stephen Lapthisophon is a multimedia artist and educator whose work explores the realms of conceptual art, critical theory...

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Made in Europe: Attitudes in Contemporary Art

Lecture by Jurriaan Benschop

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

In this noontime lecture curator, writer, and art critic Jurriaan Benschop discusses contemporary artists working in Europe, expanding upon his recently curated exhibition As If, At Home - Art...

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Voices: Christa Donner

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Saturday, September 24, 2016 – 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Our New System, this artist talk by Christa Donner will focus on motherhood and the body as visceral, contested, and generative spaces in artistic produ...

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Back to the Future: Architectural Research and Speculation

Panel Discussion

Discussion and Lecture

Friday, August 26, 2016 – 3:00PM to 5:00PM

As part of Back to the Future: Visualizing the Arts at UIC, this panel discusses the three speculative architectural proposals featured in the exhibition. Intended to provoke discourse about t...

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Form Fit: Julia Klein

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 – 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Julia Klein's work has been exhibited in solo and two-person exhibitions at Vox Populi (Philadelphia), Sidecar Gallery (Hammond, IN), Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and the International Museu...

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Voices: Erin Manning

Weather Patterns or How Minor Gestures Entertain the Environment

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Monday, April 18, 2016 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

A weather pattern: the smell of red. A minor gesture: the force of form that makes a work work. How do weather patterns qualitatively alter the field of experience? What are the minor gestures of ...

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Voices: Robin Kelsey

Julia Margaret Cameron and Karl Marx: Photography, Art, and Capital, c. 1867

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

When Das Kapital was first published in Germany in 1867, Julia Margaret Cameron was in the midst of a decade or so of extraordinary photographic work in England. In this talk, Professor Kelsey will...

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Voices: Mario Ybarra, Jr.

Lecture

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Mario Ybarra Jr., is a visual and performance artist, educator, and activist who combines street culture with fine art in order to produce what he calls “contemporary art that is filtered through a...

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Voices: Kevin Jerome Everson

Lecture

Saturday, April 2, 2016 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Kevin Jerome Everson is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. His artwork--paintings, sculpture, site-specific installations, photographs, and...

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Expanded Art History For Plants #2: How Does An Archive Think?

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Hal Foster writes of “archival art” in his book Bad New Days, “Perhaps the paranoid dimension of archival art is other side of its utopian ambition - its desire to turn belatedness into becomingnes...

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Form Fit: Marissa Lee Benedict

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 – 7:00PM to 8:30PM

A native of Southern California, Marissa Lee Benedict is a sculptor, writer, lecturer, and avid amateur of many fields and disciplines. Motivated by a deep curiosity in the function and dysfunction...

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Voices: Thomas Allen Harris

Book of the Family Tree

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 – 4:30PM to 6:00PM

Harris will explore identity and representation with a particular focus on how African Americans have used the camera in the fight for civil rights. The talk is both personal as well as historical ...

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Form Fit: Alberto Aguilar

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 – 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Alberto Aguilar wrote this biography but will be speaking in third person. For no specific reason he has omitted the word art from this short paragraph but has made one exception. Alberto...

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the “good” body (Chicago edition)

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Friday, February 19, 2016 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

the "good" body (Chicago edition) is a performative lecture centered within the intersection of disability and race. Through this multifaceted lens, award-winning artist Barak adé Soleil offers pe...

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Form Fit: Rosé Hernandez

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Rosé Hernandez is a Chicago body-based artist and healer. Drawing from elements of butoh, theater, music, and ritual, Rosé binds the spaces bordering between the body, desire, queer world-making, a...

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Beauty in Exile

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

We live in a world utterly obsessed with physical beauty, yet disability seems to exempt one from being seen as beautiful. This talk is in part a memoir of sexual identity, and in part an examinati...

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Realisms: Art in Romania Before and After 1989

Mirela Tanta

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 – 5:00PM to 6:30PM

Gallery 400 and the Department of Art History at UIC invite you to a lecture by art historian Mirela Tanta, entitled Realisms: Art in Romania Before and After 1989.
Dr. Tanta will focus her talk o...

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Voices: Olga Stefan

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Olga Stefan, curator of Few Were Happy with Their Condition, will present her curatorial practice and projects within the context of her migratory condition, revealing challenges and advantages, an...

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Voices: Letha Wilson

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Letha Wilson is a mixed-media artist who works in sculpture, photography, and installation. Wilson will present an artist talk on her current projects and artistic process.
Using images and materi...

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The Art of Abandonment

With Amanda Williams

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Please note: due to overwhelming interest for this event, the Eventbrite RSVP list has been closed. The waitlist is also closed. If an RSVP ticket becomes available, waitlist members will be notifi...

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Voices: David Rueter

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 – 7:00PM to 9:00PM

In this artist talk, David Allan Rueter will discuss his current work and creative practice. Rueter is a visual artist, programmer, and visiting professor in New Media Arts at the University of Ill...

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"The Art History Guild Strikes Back!"

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Victoria H.F. Scott will deliver the keynote address for "Discipline and Doctrine," an inter-disciplinary graduate student symposium hosted by the Art History Graduate Student Association and the D...

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Voices: Frank B. Wilderson III

Punishment Park and the Limits of Gramscian Logic

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Writer, poet, scholar, activist and filmmaker Frank B. Wilderson III, presents a lecture entitled, Punishment Park and the Limits of Gramscian Logic.
Variations in structural violence mark the ess...

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Voices: Christiane Gruber

The Praiseworthy One: Devotional Images of the Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Traditions

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Monday, October 5, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

In The Praiseworthy One: Devotional Images of the Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Traditions, Christiane Gruber discusses a number of paintings of the Prophet Muhammad produced in Persian and Turkish l...

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Voices: Jamillah James

Picture it: Chicago, 2004

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Jamillah James is assistant curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. In this talk James discusses her formation as a curator, an unorthodox trajectory that includes her time as a student in Chi...

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Voices: Alberto Toscano and Jeff Kinkle

Cartographies of the Absolute Revisited: From the Invisibility of Industry to the Industries of Invisibility

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

During this two-part talk, Cartographies of the Absolute Revisited: From the Invisibility of Industry to the Industries of Invisibility, Alberto Toscano and Jeff Kinkle revisit themes explored...

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Voices: Renée Ater

Commemorating the Slave Past on the University Campus

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Renée Ater is associate professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland. She holds a B.A. in art history from Oberlin College, and earned a M.A. and Ph.D. i...

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Voices: Caroline Woolard

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Caroline Woolard is an artist and organizer based in Brooklyn, New York who works between the solidarity economy and conceptual art. Making media, sculptures, furniture, and events, Woolard co-crea...

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Voices: Robert Pruitt

Saving the Future from the Past

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Robert Pruitt is an artist living and working in Houston TX. He makes drawings and sculptures about the complexity of black identity by combining contrasting signs and imagery of disparate black in...

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Marisa Morán Jahn

A Conversation on Art and Action

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Monday, April 6, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Please join us for a presentation by artist Marisa Morán Jahn, followed by a participatory discussion designed to share effective strategies for working toward social justice. 
Of Chinese and...

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Voices: Susan Buck-Morss

Year One

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Thursday, April 2, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Join us as philosopher and intellectual historian Susan Buck-Morss presents "Year One," a discussion of her forthcoming publication of the same name
. Susan Buck-Morss is Distinguished Professor o...

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Form Fit: Claudia Hart

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 – 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Claudia Hart has been active as an artist, curator and critic since 1988. Claudia Hart is an artist working with digital trompe l'oeil as a medium. She directs theater and makes media objects of a...

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Art History Lecture: Krista Thompson

Refracting Art History: Tom Lloyd, Light Art, and the Effect of Race

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – 5:30PM to 8:00PM

Please join Gallery 400 and UIC's Art History Department as we welcome Krista Thompson for a public lecture entitled "Refracting Art History: Tom Lloyd, Light Art, and the Effect of Race." Tho...

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Voices: Valerie Hegarty

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Valerie Hegarty (born 1967) copies and modifies iconic American paintings and decorative arts, making them look as if they had been inundated by waves, attacked by birds, or singed by fire. For Heg...

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Voices: Matias Viegener

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Monday, March 9, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Matias Viegener is a writer, artist, and critic working collaboratively and on solo projects in the fields of writing, visual art, and social practice. In relation to Visibility Machines: Harun Far...

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Art History Lecture: Charles Palermo

Photography and Modernism

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

In "Photography and Modernism," Charles Palermo argues that there has been a tension in writing about photography, between a desire for presence—which brings along with it a type of ethical concern...

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Form Fit: Matthew Jesse Jackson

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 – 7:00PM to 7:00PM

Join Matthew Jesse Jackson as he presents "Regarde Moi!", a talk on his work with the collective Our Literal Speed. Our Literal Speed is an ongoing media opera/text-and-art enterprise located ...

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Art History Lecture Series: David Getsy

"Approximate Invisibility: Sexuality and Gender in Dan Flavin's Dedications"

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Monday, February 9, 2015 – 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Join the Art History Department at UIC as they welcome David Getsy to Gallery 400 for a public lecture. Getsy presents "Approximate Invisibility: Sexuality and Gender in Dan Flavin's Dedications," ...

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Form Fit: EJ Hill

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 – 6:30PM to 8:00PM

EJ Hill is a Los Angeles-based artist known for his durational, physically demanding performances. Hill's performances often possess an element of institutional critique or are direct in their addr...

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Voices: Anthony Elms

Of life's inner meaning and my latest fling

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Monday, November 24, 2014 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Anthony Elms is Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and is the Editor of WhiteWalls Inc. Before he worked at ICA, Elms worked at Gallery 400 and the Renaissance So...

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Voices: Karin Zitzewitz

Life in Ruins: Materiality, the City, and the Production of Critique in the Art of Naiza Khan

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Monday, October 13, 2014 – 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Karin Zitzewitz is an Assistant Professor of South Asian Art History & Visual Culture at Michigan State University. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University in New York and pr...

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Voices: Victoria Fu

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Join experimental filmmaker and photographer Victoria Fu as she discusses her practice. Fu lives and works in Los Angeles and San Diego, where she is Assistant Professor of Art at the Universi...

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Voices: Hank Willis Thomas

In Conversation with Barbara Ransby

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Hank Willis Thomas is a conceptual artist working across various media to address themes of identity, history, popular culture, and the construction of race. His work takes shape in a variety of fo...

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Voices: Mary Miller

Time Memorial and Time Immemorial: From the Ancient Maya to 9/11

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Art historian Mary Miller, a specialist in the art of ancient civilizations in what is now known as the Americas, discusses her scholarship on Maya time and memorials. The so-called “Mayan Apocalyp...

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Voices: Malik Gaines

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Malik Gaines is a member of My Barbarian, a collective including Jade Gordon and Alexandro Segade. Founded in Los Angeles in 2000, My Barbarian combines elements of theater and visual art to create...

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Ladydrawers: Our Fashion Year with Anne Elizabeth Moore

Our Fashion Year: Unraveling the Threads Between the Garment and Sex Trades

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Our Fashion Year, an exploration of international women's labor in words and pictures, unravels the threads that weave together fast fashion and human trafficking in a brilliant series of full-colo...

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Witnessing, Bystanding, Onlooking, Participating

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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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Voices: Nina Katchadourian: CANCELLED

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

The Nina Katchadourian Voices lecture scheduled for today, Tuesday, April 8 at 6pm, has unfortunately been cancelled. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you at fu...

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Voices: Pamela Karimi

Design, Dominance, and the Art of Defiance in Contemporary Iran

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Pamela Karimi is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her primary field of research is art, architecture, and visual culture of the modern Middle East. K...

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Voices: Kendell Geers and Rhoda Rosen

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Gallery 400 presents a conversation between artist Kendell Geers and curator Rhoda Rosen, both native to South Africa and working to address international issues of justice.
Rhoda Rosen is an ind...

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Voices: Bibiana Obler, Sonal Khullar, and Jenni Sorkin; Moderated by Danny Orendorff

From the 1960s to Now: Three Perspectives on Art and Craft

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Monday, February 17, 2014 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Please note that the date for this Voices lecture has been changed to Monday, February 17 at 6pm.
Bibiana Obler’s lecture "Beyond Androgyny" explores Lynda Benglis's ceramics. Obler's book, Intima...

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Voices: Clifford Owens

Lecture and Performance

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Clifford Owens (born 1971) was born and raised in Baltimore and now lives and works in Queens, New York. Owens uses photography, text, video, visual performance, and community interaction to evoke ...

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Venugopal Maddipati

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – 2:00PM to 3:30PM

Maddipati's "Subordinate Spatialities: Historicizing Housing, Language and Identity in Wagdara: A Kolam Village in Gandhi's Wardha, India," explores the manner in which the Kolams, a tribal communi...

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Voices: Dieter Roelstraete

Art Work – Some Notes on Status Anxiety

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Dieter Roelstraete is the Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where he recently organized the exhibition, The Way of the Shovel: On the Archaeological Imaginary in Art...

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Voices Preview Night

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 – 12:00PM to 1:00PM

An impressive roster of artists and scholars are speaking at Gallery 400 this spring. Join us for snacks and pizza as Gallery 400 staff members provide a sneak peek at this semester's Voices lectur...

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Voices: Kristina Van Dyke

What is the Future of Museum Collections?

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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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Voices: Shifter "Other Spaces" Issue Publication Launch

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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

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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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Voices: Luis Camnitzer

"About Kicking"

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

Luis Camnitzer (born 1937) is a German-born, Uruguayan artist and writer who moved to New York in 1964. He was at the vanguard of 1960s Conceptualism, working primarily in printmaking, sculpture, a...

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Voices: Will Benedict, Tom Humphreys, and Lucie Stahl

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

In a joint talk, artists Will Benedict, Tom Humphreys, and Lucie Stahl discuss their collaborative work on view in the third installment of the exhibition, The Program. They also address their expe...

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Voices: Saloni Mathur

"Radical Stakes in Contemporary Indian Art: On Vivan Sundaram's Late Style"

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Saloni Mathur is an Associate Professor of Art History at UCLA whose teaching and research incorporate both art historical and anthropological perspectives. Mathur’s interests include the visual cu...

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Special Series in Public Art, Social Justice, and Human Rights: Monica Haller

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 – 4:30PM to 6:30PM

Monica Haller's work involves long-term collaborations with individuals and small groups, most often using photography, video, and writing. Her work explores the way that people grapple, both psych...

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Special Series in Public Art, Social Justice, and Human Rights: Todd Ayoung

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 – 4:30PM to 6:30PM

Originally born in Trinidad and Tobago, and educated in the United States, Todd Ayoung is a visual artist, arts educator, founding member of REPO-history, and was an active member of two other arts...

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Special Series in Public Art, Social Justice, and Human Rights: Duane Linklater

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 – 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Duane Linklater is Omaskêko Cree, from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario and is currently based in North Bay, Ontario. Linklater produces a range of work, including video and film install...

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"Nothing Just Isn't (what it used to be): The Void and Structure"

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 – 4:00PM to 5:30PM

Alain Badiou inherited a series of concepts in the late 1960s that manifest a similar sort of argumentative strategy. From Neo-Kantianism, French epistemology, Hegelianism, and structural...

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Special Series in Public Art, Social Justice, and Human Rights: Hakan Topal

“Expanded Sensibilities”

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Monday, April 22, 2013 – 4:00PM to 5:30PM

Hakan Topal will discuss the development of his art and research practice through a wide range of his projects since the late 90s. Topal’s interdisciplinary approach incorporates research that blur...

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"Circumnavigating the Atlantic: Houston Conwill's Choreographed Diaspora"

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Since the 1970s, Houston Conwill’s art practices, which include painting, sculpture, installation, and performance, have grafted multiple regimes of knowledge onto one another as a means to explore...

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Voices: Kate Levant

"Abduction"

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Kate Levant (born 1983) was born in Chicago and currently lives and works in Amsterdam. She has exhibited work in numerous solo shows at venues such as moniquemeloche gallery, Chicago; Zach Feuer G...

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Canceled: Form Fit: Heidi Norton

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Thursday, March 14, 2013 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Heidi Norton (born 1977) had her first solo museum exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, in 2012. She has also had solo shows at Johalla Projects, Chicago; Northeastern Illinois Un...

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Voices: James Benning

"All of life is memory..."

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 – 5:00PM to 6:00PM

Gallery 400 is pleased to welcome James Benning (born 1942), an independent filmmaker whose work focuses on a sense of place. His career has ranged from an early experimentation with an avant-garde...

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"Between Local Places and Global Networks: Politics of Image-making at Anatolian Rock Monuments"

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 – 4:00PM to 5:00PM

It has been recognized by many in the humanities and social sciences today that places continue to be significant sources of cultural identity, memory, and belonging for local communities, and sinc...

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Jodi Dean

"The Communist Horizon"

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Saturday, October 27, 2012 – 4:30PM to 6:00PM

Jodi Dean's research, teaching, and activist interests include digital media, post-structuralism, neo-liberalism, psychoanalysis, and the OCCUPY movement. Her talk will draw on ideas from her forth...

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Johanna Burton

"Institutions, Inside Out"

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Johanna Burton will deliver the keynote address for "In Sight/On View: The Museum as Site of Inquiry," a graduate student symposium presented by the University of Illinois at Chicago Art History Gr...

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Form Fit: Luis Gispert

Lecture

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 – 7:00PM to 8:00PM

Luis Gispert (born 1972) is a sculptor and photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. His multi-media work focuses on youth culture, hip hop, and Cuban-American history. Gispert has exhibited in solo show...

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Takloo Bighash Talk Primary

Voices: Ramin Takloo-Bighash

“The History, Theory, and Practice of Prime Numbers”

Lecture

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Karen Reimer’s site-specific installation at Gallery 400 is the latest entry in her ongoing series Endless Set (begun 2007), in which appliquéd pillowcases marry hand-sewn fabric's domesticity to t...

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Nicholson Talk Primary

Voices: Benjamin Nicholson

“Geometry, Labyrinths, Crop Circles, and Taboo”

Lecture

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Benjamin Nicholson will describe a six-month journey around the world, during which he traveled through fifteen countries. The aim of the talk is to get the listener to think of the globe as a sing...

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Reimer Talk Primary

Voices: Karen Reimer

Lecture

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Steeped in craft traditions, yet working across disciplines, Karen Reimer (born 1958) produces work that expansively addresses the larger relationship of craft to modernist and postmodernist cultur...

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Voices: Douglas Kahn

"Conceptualism and Energy"

Lecture

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Media art historian and theorist Douglas Kahn will discuss ideas from his forthcoming book Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts and present a new analysis of one ...

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Carlos Motta Primary

Carlos Motta

"We Who Feel Differently"

Lecture and Screening

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Carlos Motta (born 1978) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work draws upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize the inclusion of suppressed histories, comm...

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Eyers Primary

Tom Eyers

"Living Structures: Canguilhem, Deleuze, and the Problem of Life"

Lecture

Monday, June 4, 2012 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

French philosophy of the 20th Century is often understood as being divided into two broad streams, one defined by an attention to logic, concepts or structures, the other by a concern for vitality ...

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Krzysztof Wodiczko

My Trajectory: Projections and Instrumentations

Lecture

Thursday, April 26, 2012 – 5:00PM to 6:30PM

Krzysztof Wodiczko (born 1943) has created more than seventy large-scale slide and video projections of politically charged images on architectural façades and monuments worldwide. In 1996, he adde...

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Museum And Exhibition Primary

Special Series in Museum and Exhibition Studies

Lecture

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 12:00PM until Friday May 4, 2012 1:30PM

Rhoda Rosen"Socially Engaged and Intellectually Vibrant: Museum and Exhibition Studies at UIC"Tuesday, April 24, 5pm
Rhoda Rosen is a museum professional and educator based in Chicago. Her researc...

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Painting Primary

Special Series in Painting

Lecture

Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:00PM until Monday April 16, 2012 7:30PM

Matthew Metzger 
Thursday, March 29, 6pm

Matthew Metzger uses painting as a conceptual device to inscribe a sense of critical self-reflection within the viewer on the subjects of space, ph...

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Special Series in Modern and Contemporary Art

Lecture

Monday, March 26, 2012 at 5:00PM until Thursday April 12, 2012 6:30PM

Cécile Whiting "The Sublime and the Banal in Post-War Photography of the West"
Monday, March 26, 5pm

Cécile Whiting is Chair of the Department of Art History and a member of the faculty in...

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Opera Primary

Form Fit: John Opera

Lecture

Friday, March 9, 2012 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

John Opera is a Chicago-based photographer whose work combines a singular fascination with the visual properties and beauty of natural and scientific phenomena, and a rigorous exploration of the te...

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Moving Image Primary

Special Series in Moving Image

Lecture

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 6:00PM until Monday April 23, 2012 7:30PM

Jim Finn Wednesday, March 7, 6pm

Jim Finn is the writer/director of what have been referred to as "utopian comedies.” He started making movies in Chicago in the late 1990’s and became a fix...

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Design History Primary

Special Series in Design History

Lecture

Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 3:15PM until Thursday March 8, 2012 4:45PM

Hannah Carlson
“Objects at Hand: Pockets and Modern Dress”
Thursday, March 1, 3:15pm

Hannah Carlson is a lecturer in the History of Art and Visual Culture at the Rhode Island School of Design....

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Form Fit: Lisa Dorin

"Artists Using Technology, Curators Who Love Them, and Institutions Running to Catch Up"

Lecture

Thursday, February 23, 2012 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

There is a formidable history of exhibiting and collecting contemporary art at the Art Institute of Chicago, which necessarily informs how the curators approach exhibitions and collection building ...

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Kelly Kaczynski Primary

Form Fit: Kelly Kaczynski

Lecture

Monday, January 30, 2012 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Kelly Kaczynski is a sculptor and installation artist. Her work, while existing in a temporal-spatial platform, is deeply materials based. She has exhibited with the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; ...

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Griffis Mogel Ross Primary

Voices: Ryan Griffis, Lize Mogel, and Sarah Ross

Lecture

Friday, January 20, 2012 – 6:00AM to 7:30AM

Ryan Griffis, Lize Mogel, and Sarah Ross created Global Cities, Model Worlds out of shared interests in urban space and social justice. They will present projects from their individu...

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Rick Hill Primary

Public Collectors: Collection Show and Tell with Ricki Hill

Event and Lecture

Saturday, November 19, 2011 – 8:00AM to 10:00AM

Public Collectors is founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums, and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not mak...

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La Toya Ruby Frazier Primary

Voices: LaToya Ruby Frazier

Lecture

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

LaToya Ruby Frazier (born 1982) explores her family’s inter-generational lineage through photographs and videos that blur the line between self-portraiture and social documentary. By appearing on b...

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Nato Thompson Primary

A Conversation with Nato Thompson

"Art, Activism, and Curating Social Change"

Lecture

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 – 11:30AM to 1:00PM

Join us for an intimate conversation with Nato Thompson, one of the most dynamic and exciting curators working today. At the New York–based public arts institution Creative Time, he has organized m...

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Kevin Killian Primary

Voices: Kevin Killian

"In the Light"

Lecture

Thursday, September 29, 2011 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Kevin Killian (born 1952) is a poet, novelist, critic, and playwright. A founder and former director of Small Press Traffic, and an original member of the notorious San Francisco-based “new narrati...

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Rhea Anastas Primary

Voices: Rhea Anastas

"A Woman in an Orange Dress, A Man in a Blue Sweater, An Untitled Artwork by Andrea Fraser"

Lecture

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Rhea Anastas is an art historian and critic whose scholarship has appeared in numerous books, catalogues, and journals. She is currently the interim director of the Master of Arts program in Art an...

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Eileen Myles Primary

Voices: Eileen Myles

"MYSELF (pornography)"

Lecture

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Eileen Myles (born 1949) operates in the art, writing, and queer performance scenes as a kind of observant flaneur. She is a poet, novelist, and performer who has written extensively on art and wr...

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Kalup Linzy Primary

Voices: Kalup Linzy

Lecture

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Kalup Linzy (born 1977) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes videos, performances, and music. His satirical narratives—inspired by soap operas, telenovelas and Hollywood melodramas...

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Wu Tsang Primary

Wu Tsang

WILDNESS

Lecture, Performance, and Screening

Monday, March 7, 2011 – 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Wu Tsang (born 1982) presented a performative lecture and screening about his upcoming feature documentary WILDNESS, combining live narration and excerpts.
WILDNESS depicts the creativity and...

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Dani Leventhal Primary

Voices: Dani Leventhal

Lecture

Monday, February 28, 2011 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

At once tender and savage, Dani Leventhal’s (born 1972) video diaries capture the banal and horrific to reveal the transcendent beauty and pain of daily life. For example, in Show & Tell in the...

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Aa Bronson Primary

Voices: AA Bronson

Lecture

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

AA Bronson (born 1946) is an artist, publisher, and curator whose work emphasizes issues of collaboration, trauma, loss, death, and healing. He co-founded the group General Idea in 1969 with artist...

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Stanya Kahn Primary

Voices: Stanya Kahn

"It’s Cool, I’m Good: Videos on Humor, Trauma and Faking It ‘til It’s Real"

Lecture

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

As a videomaker, performer, and writer, Stanya Kahn (born 1968) combines storytelling with visceral performances, blurring the lines between fiction and reality to show how trauma can reconfigure l...

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Ernesto Oroza Primary

Voices: Ernesto Oroza

Lecture

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Ernesto Oroza (born 1968) is a Cuban-born artist, designer, and writer who currently lives and works in Aventura, Florida. His work primarily addresses contemporary media culture as well as concept...

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Honeit Lecture Primary

Voices: Kerstin Honeit

Lecture

Thursday, January 20, 2011 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

German artist Kerstin Honeit (born 1977) investigates familial legacy, gender construction, and identity formation in her photographic and video works. In the photographic series Becoming 10 (2007–...

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Steve Reinke Lecture Primary

Voices: Steve Reinke

Lecture

Thursday, November 18, 2010 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Steve Reinke (born 1963) is a Chicago-based, Canadian-born artist and writer best known for his videos, which have been screened, exhibited, and collected worldwide. Reinke makes work in a mock co...

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Nicholas Frank Primary

Voices: Nicholas Frank

"Manufacturing Consensus"

Lecture

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Nicholas Frank (born 1967) is curator at the Institute of Visual Arts (Inova) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a co-founder of the Milwaukee International. Frank’s curating, artmaking,...

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Cauleen Smith Primary

Voices: Cauleen Smith

"Survey or Work: History, Imagination and Cognitive Estrangement"

Lecture

Thursday, November 11, 2010 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Cauleen Smith (born 1967) is a filmmaker whose work reflects upon the everyday possibilities of the black imagination. Smith's 2008 video project, The Fullness of Time, repurposes the languages of ...

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Molly Zuckerman Hartung Tunnel Room

Voices: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Lecture

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung (born 1975) is a painter who lives and works in Chicago. Her small, abstract paintings demand attentive viewers who can let down their guard. Without stepping into sentimen...

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John Marriott Primary

Voices: John Marriott

"Does Duchamp Make You Sad?"

Lecture

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

John Marriott (born 1964) is a Vancouver-born artist who lives and works in Toronto. He works in video, installation, performance, and urban interventions, and is also an active writer and curator...

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Dexter Sinister Primary

Voices: Dexter Sinister

"It is the Outsidedness Flavor of It" by Stuart Bailey and "Everything is in Everything" by David Reinfurt

Lecture

Thursday, September 30, 2010 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Dexter Sinister is the compound name of Stuart Bailey and David Reinfurt. Dexter Sinister works as a publishing imprint and an exhibiting artist. Dexter Sinister is also the name of their basement ...

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Anthony Huberman Primary

Voices: Anthony Huberman

"I Know that I Know Nothing"

Lecture

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Anthony Huberman is an independent curator and writer based in New York. He is currently a distinguished lecturer at Hunter College and is director of The Artist’s Institute.

He has served as cu...

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Triple Candie Primary

Voices: Triple Candie

"For Teaching Porpoises Only: A Lecture-Demonstration"

Lecture

Monday, September 13, 2010 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett co-founded and have served as co-directors of Triple Candie, a not-for-profit contemporary art venue in Harlem, since 2001. Triple Candie is a place-based, researc...

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Renee Green Primary

Voices: Renée Green

Lecture

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Via films, writings, installations, digital media, architecture, sound-related works, and events, Renée Green’s work engages with investigations into circuits of relation and exchange over time, th...

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Andrea Zittel Primary

Andrea Zittel

"Studio as Testing Ground"

Lecture

Monday, April 5, 2010 – 1:00PM to 3:30PM

Internationally-renowned artist Andrea Zittel (born 1965) speaks about her work and describes how her studio in the high desert of California serves both as a space for exploration and as a place f...

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Stephanie Syjuco Primary

Voices: Stephanie Syjuco

Lecture

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Stephanie Syjuco’s (born 1974)  recent work uses the tactics of bootlegging, reappropriation, and fictional fabrications to address issues of cultural biography, labor, and economic globalizat...

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Hannah Feldman Primary

Voices: Hannah Feldman

"In Plain Sight"

Lecture

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

This lecture, "In Plain Sight," focuses on a series of clandestine photographs taken by photojournalists during the violent police suppression of an Algerian manifestation that took place in Paris ...

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Brian Holmes Primary

Brian Holmes Lecture and Half Letter Press event

Event and Lecture

Saturday, March 6, 2010 – 12:00PM to 2:00PM

Brian Holmes presents a lecture based on “Decipher the Future,” the final chapter from his latest book, Escape the Overcode: Activist Art in the Control Society (2009).Several of his books will be ...

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John Miller Primary

Voices: John Miller

Lecture

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

John Miller (born 1954) is an artist, writer, and musician based in New York and Berlin. Among other things, his work considers questions of production, reception, and value as it relates to the ma...

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Nicolas Lampert Primary

Organize! What the Artists' Union and the American Artists' Congress Can Teach Us Today

With Nicolas Lampert

Discussion and Lecture

Monday, February 15, 2010 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Nicolas Lampert (Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative) provides an overview of the Artists’ Union and the American Artists’ Congress, two leading voices for radical artists during the 1930s. Both organiz...

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M.C. Schmidt Primary

Voices: M.C. Schmidt

Lecture

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

M.C. Schmidt (born 1964) and Drew Daniel form the experimental electronic music duo Matmos. Using samplers, analog keyboards, field recordings, and guitars, Matmos makes atmospheric, idio...

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Caroll Dunham Primary

Voices: Carroll Dunham

Lecture

Monday, October 19, 2009 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Ranging from cartoonish and grotesque to tight-lipped and brooding, Carroll Dunham’s (born 1949) paintings and prints express the extremes of a frank psychological subjectivity. Drawing on abstract...

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Michael Hall Primary

Voices: Michael Hall

"The Disinterested Spectator"

Lecture

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Michael Hall is an independent curator based in Vienna since 2003. Hall founded Chicago Project Room in 1996 and served as co-director (with Daniel Hug) from 1998–2000. He also co-directed Chicago...

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Brian Ulrich Primary

Voices: Brian Ulrich

Lecture

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Brian Ulrich's photographs examine the complexities of the consumer-dominated culture of the United States. His ongoing project Copia began in 2002 and encompasses sections titled Retail, Thr...

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Paul Hatch Primary

Voices: Paul Hatch

Lecture

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Paul Hatch, Director of TEAMS Design, presents "Naked Design 2.0: Understanding the Visual Perception of Objects”
TEAMS Design is an international industrial design firm with innovative product de...

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Peter Nicholson Primary

Voices: Peter Nicholson and Tiaa Hansson-Tuntland

Lecture

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Peter Nicholson of The Foresight Design Initiative and Tiaa Hansson-Tuntland of IKEA present “Future Shock or Future Planning.”
Peter Nicholson and Tiaa Hansson-Tuntland discuss innovative, enviro...

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Pierre Dorion Primary

Voices: Pierre Dorion

Lecture

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Pierre Dorion’s (born 1959) understated paintings of architectural spaces and objects generate a palpable sense of the uncanny. From the most mundane subjects—a tie, a bathroom stall, a flight of s...

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Maud Lavin Primary

Voices: Maud Lavin

Lecture

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Maud Lavin has published essays and writing on a wide range of subjects, including Hannah Höch’s Weimar-era photocollages; the role of graphic design in shaping the public sphere—particularly democ...

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Jonathan Shaun Primary

Voices: Jonathan Shaun and Elizabeth Redmond

Lecture

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Jonathan Shaun and Elizabeth Redmond, Independent Sustainability Consultant, present “Design, Business and Sustainability"
Jonathan Shaun and Elizabeth Redmond discuss the goals and challenges of ...

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C.E.B Reas Primary

Voices: C.E.B. Reas

Lecture

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

C.E.B. Reas (born 1972) makes both conceptually and perceptually driven works that explore process and abstraction. His installations, photographs, video, and interactive works are informed b...

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Paul Murray Primary

Voices: Paul M. Murray

Lecture

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Paul M. Murray of Herman Miller, Inc. presents “The Power of One: How You Can Embrace and Communicate the Environmental Ethic"
Murray is the Director of Environmental Safety and Sustainabilit...

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Steve Roden Primary

Voices: Steve Roden

Lecture

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

The intuitive space provided when material is translated from one medium into a different medium is of paramount importance for Los Angeles-based visual and sound artist Steve Roden (born 1964...

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Meg Cranston Primary

Voices: Meg Cranston

Lecture

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Meg Cranston’s (born 1960) dynamic oeuvre blends humor with pathos in conceptual works ranging from work based upon the life of Marvin Gaye to life-sized self-portraits as piñatas to a weather ball...

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Jutta Koether Primary

Voices: Jutta Koether

Lecture

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

A painter, writer, performer, and musician, Jutta Koether (born 1958) willfully works across mediums, combining different materials and traditions, in order to press a dissonance in formalism. Her...

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Erkki Huhtamo Primary

Voices: Erkki Huhtamo

Lecture

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Erkki Huhtamo works as writer, researcher, lecturer, and curator in the field of audio-visual media culture. He is a pioneer in the burgeoning field of media archaeology, a project for excavating “...

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Lin Lam Primary

Voices: Lin + Lam

Lecture

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Working primarily in film and photography, Lin + Lam create research-based projects to examine how individual and national subjectivities are mediated and defined. They pose their project, Unident...

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Casey Capelowe Primary

Voices: Casey Caplowe

Lecture

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Casey Caplowe is the creative director and co-founder of GOOD, a company focused on bringing together people, businesses and organizations pushing the world forward. GOOD launched with its magazine...

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Jan Jagodzinski Primary

Voices: Jan Jagodzinski

Lecture

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Educator and artist Jan Jagodzinski’s (born 1948) work strives to re-imagine educational models in the face of ever-proliferating technological interfaces in order to find a new foundation for visu...

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Brian Holmes Primary

Voices: Brian Holmes

Lecture

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Particularly involved with the mapping of contemporary capitalism, activist and translator Brian Holmes has long investigated the intersections of artistic and political practice. Since the Carniva...

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Anne Wilson Primary

Voices: Anne Wilson

Lecture

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Anne Wilson (born 1949) creates sculpture, drawings, internet projects, installations and stop-motion animations that explore themes of time, loss, private and social rituals. In her own words...

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Leslie Hewitt Primary

Voices: Leslie Hewitt

Lecture

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Leslie Hewitt (born 1977) uses photography, sculpture, and film to challenge the representation and organization of social meaning. Hewitt uses the camera as a tool to reposition one's view, s...

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Kori Newkirk Primary

Voices: Kori Newkirk

Lecture

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Multi-disciplinary artist Kori Newkirk’s (born 1970) self-described “ghetto-fabulous conceptualism” is based upon transforming modest materials into a rich miasma of loaded signifiers whose sy...

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Arturo Herrera Primary

Voices: Arturo Herrera

Lecture

Monday, January 28, 2008 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Fragmenting, combining, and splicing images found in coloring books, cartoons, and fairy tales, Arturo Herrera’s (born 1959) forms provocatively mine the viewer’s unconscious to unleash dark psycho...

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Andrea Bowers Primary

Voices: Andrea Bowers and Marcos Ramírez ERRE

Lecture

Thursday, November 15, 2007 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Andrea Bowers’s (born 1965) work explores recent histories of art and politics, amplifying questions of democracy and social engagement. For fifteen years, Bowers has investigated individual expres...

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Mark Wallinger Primary

Voices: Mark Wallinger

Lecture

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Mark Wallinger (born 1959) is an artist whose work is noted for its explorations of class, nationalism, belief, and death. Ecce Homo, perhaps his most noted sculpture, is a life-size sculpture of C...

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Michael Rakowitz Primary

Voices: Michael Rakowitz

Lecture

Thursday, November 8, 2007 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Many of Chicago-based artist Michael Rakowitz’s (born 1973) works take an interventionist approach to public space in order to address deep-rooted social issues. Rakowitz first gained attentio...

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Eva Struble Primary

Voices: Eva Struble

Lecture

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Taking inspiration from sources as diverse as antique Arabic miniatures and contemporary Asian construction, Eva Struble’s (born 1981) monumental paintings draw from the traditions of landscape, ar...

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Judith Rodenbeck Primary

Voices: Judith Rodenbeck

Lecture

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Judith Rodenbeck is interested in art’s compositional strategies and intersections between modernist literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. She is co-author and co-curator with Benjamin Buchl...

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Marcin Berdyszak Primary

Voices: Marcin Berdyszak

Lecture

Monday, October 8, 2007 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Marcin Berdyszak (born 1964) belongs to the line of artists whose works are attached to a place: either found or created. His sculptures, installations, and performances are based upon a delicate i...

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Sharon Hayes Primary

Voices: Sharon Hayes

Lecture

Tuesday, October 2, 2007 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Part anthropological fieldworker, part dramaturge, New York-based artist Sharon Hayes’s (born 1970) artistic role is to orchestrate and document collective activity in the public domain. Her video,...

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Carol Jackson Primary

Voices: Carol Jackson

Lecture

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Carol Jackson’s (born 1962) signs, sculptures, gouaches, and drawings use common, everyday styles to let loose the grandiose morality within the picturesque languages and visuals of advertisin...

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Chris Hanson Hendrika Sonnenberg Primary

Voices: Chris Hanson and Hendrika Sonnenberg

Lecture

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Collaborators Chris Hanson (born 1964) and Hendrika Sonnenberg (born 1963) are best known for their meticulously crafted sculptures of recognizable objects, made out of unusual materials ...

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Kota Ezawa Primary

Voices: Kota Ezawa

Lecture

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Kota Ezawa (born 1969) rearticulates iconic moments from mass media and the history of photography in animated videos, slide projections, and prints. Hand-drawn, frame by frame, these works are hi...

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Events Glenn Ligon

Voices: Glenn Ligon

Lecture

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Best known for his richly textured text paintings that conflate word and image, Glenn Ligon (born 1960) is a multi-media artist whose conceptually-based practice balances race, sexuality, identity,...

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Liz Kotz Head Shot

Voices: Liz Kotz

Lecture

Thursday, March 8, 2007 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Liz Kotz’s research focuses on different aspects of the cross-disciplinary and inter-media aesthetic practices that emerged in the post-World War Two era. She has published essays on contemporary a...

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Dominic Molon Primary

Voices: Dominic Molon

"For Those About to Rock"

Lecture

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Dominic Molon served as the Pamela Alper Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. There, he curated and organized exhibitions such as Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and ...

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Carlos Amorales

Voices: Carlos Amorales

Lecture

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Carlos Amorales (born 1970) moves fluidly between video, performance, installation, and animation, continually highlighting the complex and dynamic relationship between subjectivity and pop cu...

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Catherine Sullivan Primary

Voices: Catherine Sullivan

Lecture

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Catherine Sullivan’s (born 1968) work integrates performance and theater with film, video, and photography. She refers to her conceptually and formally dynamic work as “second order drama.” In us...

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Harrell Fletcher Primary

Voices: Harrell Fletcher

Lecture

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

For over a decade, Harrell Fletcher (born 1967) has worked collaboratively and individually on socially engaged interdisciplinary projects. Concerned with the accessibility of art, he is committed ...

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Adam Simon Primary

Voices: Adam Simon

Lecture

Tuesday, November 7, 2006 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Splitting his focus between his studio work, which is mostly painting, and projects that deal with how art is disseminated, Adam Simon continually develops new contexts for the actualization and ex...

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Christine Ki Primary

Voices: Christine Kim

Lecture

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 12:00PM until Thursday August 24, 2006 1:30PM

In 2000, Christine Kim arrived at the Studio Museum in Harlem where she served as Associate Curator and managed the Artist-in-Residence Program. At the Studio Museum, she organized the exhibitions&...

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Cheyney Thompson Primary

Voices: Cheyney Thompson

Lecture

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

In his delicately realistic paintings, New York-based artist Cheyney Thompson (born 1975) challenges both the preconceived notions of visual organization and the presumed parameters for painting th...

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Camille Norment Primary

Voices: Camille Norment

Lecture

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Camille Norment’s (born 1970) cross-media work is occupied with the way the body is inscribed with meaning through its use of and its negotiation with its surroundings. As such, it engages the vie...

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Kristine Stiles Primary

Voices: Kristine Stiles

"Thinking About Visualizations of Trauma in Art"

Lecture

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Stiles presents a lecture titled “Thinking About Visualizations of Trauma in Art.”
A professor at Duke University, Kristine Stiles (born 1947) is a specialist in performance and experimental art f...

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John Neff Primary

Voices: John Neff

Lecture

Thursday, September 14, 2006 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

John Neff’s (born 1975) artwork uses highly formalized, self-reflexive structures to create psychological, social, and historical narratives. His sculptures, photographs, and collages are intellect...

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Jennifer Pastor Primary

Voices: Jennifer Pastor

Lecture

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Jennifer Pastor’s (born 1966) sculptures are large in scope, materially complex, and highly involved hybrids that employ an idiosyncratic and economic visual language. Her projects strategically in...

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Bob Nickas Primary

Voices: Bob Nickas

Lecture

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Bob Nickas is currently Curatorial Advisor for MoMA PS1 in New York. Nickas is widely regarded for his distinctive exhibition programs and perceptive prose. He was a founding editor of Index magazi...

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Rebecca Baron Primary

Voices: Rebecca Baron

Lecture

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Rebecca Baron (born 1968) is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker whose work has been screened extensively, including in the New York, Rotterdam, and Vienna Film Festivals. Her film okay bye-bye (19...

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Joachim Sauter Primary

Joachim Sauter

"New Media and Design: A Personal Retrospective Onto the Past Two Decades"

Lecture

Thursday, February 16, 2006 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Joachim Sauter (born 1959) studied graphic design and film at the German Film and Television Academy, Berlin. Fueled by his interest in personal computers as a medium, Sauter founded Art+Com ...

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Hamza Walker Primary

Voices: Hamza Walker

"Generational Dislocations: The Strange Case of Raymond Pettibon and Charles Manson"

Lecture

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Hamza Walker is the Director of Education and Associate Curator for the Renaissance Society at University of Chicago. He has written articles and reviews for the publications Trans, New Art Examine...

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Dave Mc Kenzie Primary

Voices: Dave McKenzie

Lecture

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Dave McKenzie’s (born 1977) videos, sculptures, installations, and performances desire to make mundane objects and gestures relevant. Casting ordinary items, such as coffee mugs and souvenir statue...

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David Robbins Primary

Voices: David Robbins

Lecture

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

A regular contributor to magazines such as Real Life (in the 1980s), Purple Prose (in the 1990s), and Artforum, David Robbins (born 1957) is one of the first artists and critics to investigate the ...

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Diana Thater Primary

Voices: Diana Thater

Lecture

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Diana Thater’s (born 1962) video installations offer complex arrangements of multi-channel images and the tools of their display to actively address the history of video. Combining a number of sub...

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Allan De Souza Primary

Allan deSouza

Allan deSouza: The Other Dark Meat

Lecture

Thursday, November 17, 2005 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

Allan deSouza (born 1958) is a Kenyan-born, South Asian artist and writer whose works address questions of the body in relation to the nation. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of ...

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Hans Winkler Primary

Voices: Hans Winkler

Lecture

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Hans Winkler’s (born 1955) many action-based projects completed with artist Stefan Micheel as the group p.t.t.red (“paint the town red”) can be described as artistic pranking and/or purposeful publ...

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Kaucyila Brooke Primary

Voices: Kaucyila Brooke

Lecture

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Kaucyila Brooke (born 1952) produces photographs, critical texts, video art, and photo/text narratives for installation and publication. Two of her projects include Vitrinen in Arbeit (2002–05), co...

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Christine Hill Primary

Voices: Christine Hill

Lecture

Thursday, October 13, 2005 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Christine Hill’s (born 1968) work incorporates aspects of performance, process, and conceptual art in equal measure to investigate relationships between the self, lifestyle packaging, and the desir...

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Pamela Fraser Head Shot

Voices: Pamela Fraser

Lecture

Tuesday, October 4, 2005 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

University of Illinois at Chicago visiting faculty member Pamela Fraser's (born 1965) loosely graphic paintings, usually gouache on canvas or wood, are subtly detailed compositions. Her abstracted ...

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Lisa Strausfeld Primary

Voices: Lisa Strausfeld

Lecture

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Lisa Strausfeld (born 1964) studied art history and computer science at Brown University and earned Master’s degrees in Architecture at Harvard University and in Media Art and Sciences at Massachus...

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Kaja Silverman Primary

Voices: Kaja Silverman

"Extreme Love"

Lecture

Tuesday, April 12, 2005 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Kaja Silverman (born 1947) is a foremost writer and scholar in the areas of film and gender theory, feminism, psychoanalysis, philosophy, and the study of photography and time-based visual art. She...

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Carlos Basualdo Primary

Voices: Carlos Basualdo

"Tropicália: a Parallel Modernity in Brazil (1967-1972)"

Lecture

Tuesday, April 5, 2005 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Carlos Basualdo (born 1964) is an independent curator and Adjunct Professor at Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Italy. Basualdo was a co-curator for the internationally renowned ...

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David Humphrey Head Shot

Voices: David Humphrey

Lecture

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Painter and printmaker David Humphrey (born 1955) is concerned with the varied manifestations of desire. He creates layered pictorial narratives using colloquial objects from popular culture and ki...

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Matthew Buckingham Head Shot

Voices: Matthew Buckingham

Lecture

Tuesday, February 8, 2005 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Matthew Buckingham (born 1963) makes films and photographs that examine locations, monuments, and historical events. His 16mm film A Man of the Crowd (2003) is modeled on an Edgar Allan&#...

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Dike Blair Primary

Voices: Dike Blair

Lecture

Tuesday, February 1, 2005 – 11:00AM to 12:30PM

In a practice similar to Japanese ikebana, Dike Blair (born 1952) carefully arranges elements from the designed environment to form his sculptural installations. These subtly balanced landscapes i...

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Kyle Cooper

Voices: Kyle Cooper

Lecture

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Kyle Cooper (born 1962) has created intricate opening designs for over 150 major Hollywood films such as Se7en, Mission Impossible, and Dawn of the Dead, making him the most sought-after film ...

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Sam Durant

Voices: Sam Durant

Lecture

Tuesday, November 16, 2004 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Sam Durant (born 1961) takes a critical view on social, political, and cultural tropes and icons in his artwork. Often referencing American history, he explores the varying relationships between po...

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Matthew Coolidge Head Shot

Voices: Matthew Coolidge

Lecture

Thursday, November 11, 2004 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Matthew Coolidge is the Director of Programming at the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Culver City, CA. The Center is a research and education organization interested in u...

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Martha Gever

Voices: Martha Gever

Lecture

Tuesday, November 9, 2004 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Martha Gever is a cultural critic and educator. Gever's work focuses on queer and gender studies, popular media, photography, video, and new media. She has recently published Entertaining Lesbians:...

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Stephanie Brooks

Voices: Stephanie Brooks

Lecture

Tuesday, October 26, 2004 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Conceptual artist and sculptor Stephanie Brooks (born 1970) combines familiar texts and forms into social critique. Her work reorients the viewer's relationship to everyday informational and diagra...

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Peter Thompson Head Shot

Voices: Peter Thompson

Lecture and Screening

Wednesday, October 20, 2004 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Peter Thompson is a filmmaker and professor of photography at Columbia College Chicago. With his production company, Chicago Media Works, Thompson has directed long-term film projects concerni...

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Deborah Stratman

Voices: Deborah Stratman

Lecture

Tuesday, October 19, 2004 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Deborah Stratman (born 1967) is a filmmaker and videographer, who also works in other media, including still photography, installation, and drawing. Her recently acclaimed film, In Order Not To Be ...

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Gaylen Gerber

Voices: Gaylen Gerber

Lecture

Tuesday, October 5, 2004 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Gaylen Gerber (born 1955) is an artist whose conceptual installations and paintings focus on the viewer's perceptions and expectations of art and temporality. Most recently, Gerber's works are made...

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Michael Newman Head Shot

Voices: Michael Newman

"Touch in Vision Against Panoptic Desires: Image and Imprint in Recent Art"

Lecture

Thursday, April 8, 2004 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Art historian and critic Michael Newman's lecture “Touch in Vision Against Panoptic Desires: Image and Imprint in Recent Art” will reconsider what is at stake concerning the position artists take f...

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Julia Meltzer David Thorne

Voices: Julia Meltzer and David Thorne

Lecture

Tuesday, March 30, 2004 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

In 1999, artists Julia Meltzer and David Thorne founded the Speculative Archive, which works with existing collections of historical records to produce new documents. The Speculative Archive's work...

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Paul Chan Baghdad

Voices: Paul Chan

Lecture

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Paul Chan is a digital media and video artist and the Director of National Philistine, an online political and aesthetic think tank. At the end of 2002, Chan spent a month in Baghdad as a member of...

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William Pope

Voices: William Pope.L

Lecture

Monday, March 8, 2004 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

A visual and performance artist and educator, William Pope.L (born 1955) explores the incongruities of American culture, race, and consumerism. In galleries or on the streets, his conceptual work r...

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Sheila Pinkel

Voices: Sheila Pinkel

Lecture

Thursday, February 26, 2004 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

In this Voices lecture, Sheila Pinkel will attempt to clarify the place of the spiritual and poetic in her documentary art-making practice. Pinkel is an Associate Professor of Art at Pomona College...

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Friedman

Voices: Julia Friedman and Tony Wight

Lecture

Wednesday, February 25, 2004 – 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Julia Friedman has been involved with both for-profit and non-profit art entities for over ten years. In 1998, Friedman initiated an arts management and curatorial venture, working with internation...

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Skin Tight

Voices: Sylvia Chivaratanond and Hamza Walker

Lecture

Tuesday, February 24, 2004 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Sylvia Chivaratanond worked as a Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago from 1999 until 2003, where she currently serves as a guest curator. She is helping produce the ex...

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Jason Salavon

Voices: Helen Mirra and Jason Salavon

Lecture

Monday, February 16, 2004 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Helen Mirra (born 1970) works in sculpture, drawing, film, video, and sound. She has had solo shows at The Renaissance Society, Chicago; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Stephen Friedm...

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Te Nby Ten

Voices: Anthony Elms and Annette Ferrara

Lecture

Tuesday, February 10, 2004 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Since 1997, Anthony Elms has been editor of Whitewalls, a not-for-profit artist-run cultural journal and book publisher. Whitewalls functions as an exhibition space for a variet...

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Allora Calzadilla

Voices: Allora & Calzadilla

Lecture

Tuesday, November 25, 2003 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Conceptual artists and collaborators Jennifer Allora (born 1974) and Guillermo Calzadilla (born 1971) combine a multidisciplinary practice that includes sculpture, performance, architecture, drawin...

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Marjetica Potrc

Voices: Marjetica Potrč

Lecture

Tuesday, November 11, 2003 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

For the last decade artist Marjetica Potrč (born 1953) has been observing, researching, and re-creating human-built environments as examples of self-sufficiency and self-expression, what she refers...

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Helen Molesworth Head Shot

Voices: Helen Molesworth

Lecture

Tuesday, November 4, 2003 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Curator and art historian Helen Molesworth will discuss her recent exhibition and collection of essays, Work Ethic, which explores the nature of "work" in works of art. In Work Ethic Moleswort...

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Lucy Mckenzie

Voices: Lucy McKenzie

Lecture

Tuesday, October 28, 2003 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Lucy McKenzie's work combines a range of textual and decorative elements and imagery borrowed from the media and the edges of cultural studies. Her practice, encompassing curation, writing, perform...

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John Paul Ricco

Voices: John Paul Ricco

"Name No One Man"

Lecture

Tuesday, September 23, 2003 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

In his lecture "Name No One Man" art historian and theorist John Paul Ricco will discuss the seemingly destructive act of erasure as a necessary and perhaps even inevitable force of (de-)creation a...

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Emily Jacir

Voices: Emily Jacir

Lecture

Tuesday, September 9, 2003 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Emily Jacir (born 1970) uses video, photography, and sound to articulate the complexities of the Palestinian experience and diaspora. Jacir's conceptual work references the inhumanity and irony of ...

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Minerva Cuevas

Voices: Minerva Cuevas

Lecture

Tuesday, March 25, 2003 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Through her "Mejor Vida Corp.", Minerva Cuevas (born 1975) has produced and circulated student identifications and letters of recommendation to anyone who requested them, and has distributed sticke...

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Grennan Sperandio

Voices: Simon Grennan and Chris Sperandio

Lecture

Wednesday, March 5, 2003 – 5:00PM to 7:30PM

Simon Grennan and Chris Sperandio (born 1964) produce digitally crafted comic art, often based on the everyday experiences of their friends, colleagues, and stories acquired from other people. Thes...

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Edgar Arceneaux

Voices: Edgar Arceneaux

Lecture

Tuesday, March 4, 2003 – 5:00PM to 7:30PM

For the last several years, Los Angeles-based artist Edgar Arceneaux (born 1972) has used language in his drawings to inscribe a territory or construct a narrative situation that is highly inflecte...

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Scott Reeder

Voices: Scott Reeder

Lecture

Monday, February 17, 2003 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Scott Reeder (born 1970) frequently utilizes humor in his paintings, installations, and videos to reveal the extraordinary in the ordinary—to reexamine the everyday. He is engaged in an ongoing exp...

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Charles La Belle

Voices: Charles LaBelle

Lecture

Tuesday, November 26, 2002 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Los Angeles critic Christopher Knight has written, "Charles LaBelle finds surpirsing ways to skin a perceptual cat. [His] photographs, drawings, and sculpture all pay attention to the rewards of ac...

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Cornelia Butler

Voices: Cornelia H. Butler

Lecture

Monday, November 11, 2002 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, an exhibition Cornelia H. Butler is curating for 2005, will be the first comprehensive museum survey of international feminist art. Diverse, radical, and frac...

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Dan Peterman

Voices: Dan Peterman

Lecture

Monday, November 4, 2002 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Dan Peterman's  projects situate themselves at an intersection of ecological modes of perception and numerous strategies of artmaking. Though often focused on materials and processes that conv...

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Lane Relyea Head Shot

Voices: Lane Relyea

"Is There a Place for Painting In (Or Outside of) Today's Art Leviathan?"

Lecture

Monday, October 28, 2002 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Behind the recent return to sixties painting lies an ambivalent fascination with that moment just before the rise of today's art system, and with how coherence in art was achieved back then—through...

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Alex Shakar

Voices: Alex Shakar

Lecture

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

"Go out there" Ursula's mysterious new boss instructs her. "Find the future. Bring it back to me." Diet water, white contact lenses, high-heeled moccasins, tire-tread haircuts, zydeco rap, poodles ...

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Sergio Vega

Voices: Sergio Vega

Lecture

Tuesday, September 17, 2002 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Sergio Vega's most recent work Modernismo Tropical stems from his investigation in Brazil of a 17th century theory that the Garden of Eden was located in South America. Modernismo Tropical elabor...

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Erwin Wurm

Voices: Erwin Wurm

Lecture

Wednesday, September 11, 2002 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Noted Austrian artist Erwin Wurm (born 1954) has been preoccupied since the 1980s with expanding the concept of sculpture to include the momentary, not merely the static. He frequently invites volu...

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Kojo Griffin

Voices: Kojo Griffin

Lecture

Thursday, April 18, 2002 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Kojo Griffin (born 1971) paints psychologically charged images of a cast of anthropomorphized fairy-tale and stuffed animals. Colorfully painted on wood panels and paper, his ambiguous narratives d...

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Terry Myers Head Shot

Voices: Terry R. Myers

Lecture

Thursday, April 11, 2002 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Terry R. Myers is an independent critic and curator living in Los Angeles. Currently a contributing editor to Artext, since 1988 his writing has been published in more than twenty-five internationa...

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Ruben Ortiz Torres

Voices: Rubén Ortiz-Torres

Lecture

Monday, March 25, 2002 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

In his multifaceted work Rubén Ortiz Torres (born 1964) reveals surprising cultural intersections and aesthetic hybrids that result from social, political, economic, and cultural exchanges between ...

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Goat Island

Voices: Goat Island

Lecture

Monday, March 11, 2002 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

The Chicago-based collaborative performance group Goat Island was established in 1987. Goat Island has toured extensively in Europe and North America, presenting work at some of the world's most im...

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Gustafson Sundell

Voices: Danielle Gustafson-Sundell and D'Nell Larson

Lecture

Tuesday, March 5, 2002 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

The Chicago-based artists Danielle Gustafson-Sundell (born 1967) and D'Nell Larson (born 1970) primarily work in the medium of sculpture and share an interest in desire, beauty, and humor. A l...

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Towler Weese Frederickson

Voices: studio blue

Lecture

Monday, February 11, 2002 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Established in 1993, studio blue is a Chicago design firm run by partners Cheryl Towler-Weese and Kathy Frederickson. Studio blue develops and designs books, environmental design, identities, and a...

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Fuenmayor Gonzalez

Voices: Jesús Fuenmayor and Julieta González

Lecture

Wednesday, January 16, 2002 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

In 1926 Russian architect El Lissitzky designed a system of display, Demonstration Room, an exhibition context that radically differed from the traditional nineteenth-century museum exhibition...

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Mauricio Lupini

Voices: Mauricio Lupini

Lecture

Tuesday, January 15, 2002 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Mauricio Lupini (born 1963) is a Venezuelan artist who lives and works in London and Italy. In Gallery 400's exhibition Demonstration Room: Ideal House, he is exhibiting two works, Penetrable ...

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Robert Riley

Voices: Robert Riley

Lecture

Monday, January 14, 2002 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Robert Riley was recently appointed as the new research curator for new programs at the Nevada Museum of Art. For the past twelve years (1988–2000) he worked at the San Francisco Art Museum, where ...

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Catherine Lord Head Shot

Voices: Catherine Lord

Lecture

Thursday, November 15, 2001 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Writer, artist, and curator Catherine Lord's most current project, White Settlers in the Tropics, is "a skewed and illustrated encyclopedia of the Caribbean Island of Dominica." The book will take ...

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Arthur Jafa

Voices: Arthur Jafa

Lecture

Monday, November 12, 2001 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Arthur Jafa (born 1960) uses film to investigate issues surrounding black cultural politics and black cultural nationalism. He is interested in ways in which black film can be used to investigate w...

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Carrie Lambert

Voices: Carrie Lambert

Lecture

Monday, November 5, 2001 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Empathy is an invention. What now seems a basic quality of human feeling is a word fabricated in 1909. Through a reading of the early '70s work of performance artist and film maker Yvonne Rainer, C...

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John Smith

Voices: John Smith

Lecture

Wednesday, September 19, 2001 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

John Smith (born 1952) screens and discusses four recent short incisive and humorous films, Blight, The Kiss, The Wasteland, and Regression (1996–99). Surprising, absurd, stylish, and even brillian...

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Kristin Lucas

Voices: Kristin Lucas

Lecture

Monday, April 16, 2001 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Kristin Lucas (born 1968) is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work in video, installation, performance, and the internet addresses the complexity of her relationship with automation and the psychologi...

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Merlin James

Voices: Merlin James

Lecture

Monday, April 9, 2001 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

London-based painter and writer Merlin James (born 1960) rejects the commonly held view that the making and criticism of art are incompatible, asserting that in fact they have a symbiotic relations...

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Andrea Vander Straeten

Voices: Andrea van der Straeten

Rumor as Communicative Sculpture

Lecture

Tuesday, March 27, 2001 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Andrea Van der Straeten (born 1953), from Vienna, Austria, is a visiting artist at the School of Art and Design in Spring 2001. Her lecture entitled "Rumor as Communicative Sculpture" covers her pu...

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Silvia Gruner

Voices: Silvia Gruner

Lecture

Tuesday, March 20, 2001 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Working in diverse media, Mexico City–based Silvia Gruner (born 1959) examines the body as a depository of memory and various cultural traditions. Often using her own body, Gruner explores multiple...

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Ellen Dissanayake

Voices: Ellen Dissanayake

Lecture

Monday, March 5, 2001 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Ellen Dissanayake is a highly controversial and independent scholar whose unorthodox theoretical model has alienated her from mainstream academia. Effectively reviving Charles Darwin for a young ge...

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Eric Andersen

Voices: Eric Andersen

Between Artificial Stars, Planets a Step Away, and Spaces for Crying

Lecture

Tuesday, February 13, 2001 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

An artist included in Between Sound and Vision exhibited at Gallery 400, Eric Andersen (born 1940) is one of the pioneers of InterMedia and a founding member of FLUXUS. For the past four decades An...

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Jeff Wall

Voices: Jeff Wall

Lecture

Monday, February 12, 2001 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Jeff Wall (born 1946) is a visiting artist at the College of Architecture and the Arts in Spring 2001. Trained as an art historian, the Vancouver-based artist has been creating an expansive series ...

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Greg Sholette Head Shot

Voices: Greg Sholette

Lecture

Monday, February 5, 2001 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

An artist, curator, writer, and activist, Chicago-based Greg Sholette is a charter member of the artists' collective REPOhistory and PAD/D, Political Art Documentation and Distribution. He recently...

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Marta Deskur Family

Voices: Marta Deskur and Robert Rumas

Lecture

Monday, January 22, 2001 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Two contemporary Polish artists exhibiting at Gallery 400 discuss their work with Susan Snodgrass and Bohdan Gorczynski, the curators of the citywide collaboration In Between: Art from Poland, 1945...

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Uri Tzaig

Uri Tzaig

Lecture

Tuesday, November 14, 2000 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Israeli conceptual videomaker Uri Tzaig (born 1965) focuses on the ideas behind spectacles and games, questioning the entire artifice of these ritualized engagements. Within the last five years, hi...

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Chris Conley Head Shot

Voices: Chris Conley

Lecture

Wednesday, November 8, 2000 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Chris Conley is president of the American Center for Design and a professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology Institute of Design. His teaching and research at the Institute of Design is focu...

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Peggy Diggs

Voices: Peggy Diggs

Lecture

Monday, October 30, 2000 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Trained as a printmaker, Peggy Diggs (born 1946) explores the possibilities for mass dissemination using printmaking in her socially engaged work. Troubled Family Placemats (1999), Sex Bias Sh...

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B Wurtz

Voices: B Wurtz

Lecture

Tuesday, October 3, 2000 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

In his exhibition 70 + 30 =2000, artist B Wurtz (born 1948) displays a selection of work made over a thirty-year period. The New York–based artist works with readymades and found objects,...

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Matts Leiderstam Head Shot

Voices: Matts Leiderstam

Lecture

Tuesday, September 19, 2000 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Matts Leiderstam (born 1956) is a professor and PhD candidate at the Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, Sweden. He recently had a solo show at the Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsi...

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Olafur Eliasson

Voices: Olafur Eliasson

Lecture

Monday, May 1, 2000 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Olafur Eliasson (born 1967) is a sculptor, photographer, and light artist. His large-scale installation art employs elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the...

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Charles Gaines

Voices: Charles Gaines

Lecture

Monday, April 3, 2000 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Charles Gaines (born 1944) discusses his art practice around the concept of metonymy and how it provides an argument for a "neo-avant-garde" that again legitimizes art as a critical practice. Today...

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Francesco Bonami Head Shot

Voices: Francesco Bonami

Lecture

Monday, March 6, 2000 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Francesco Bonami's most recent projects include his curatorial duties at Manifesta 3, Ljubljana, and his lead curatorial role in three exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago: E...

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Valerie Cassel

Voices: Valerie Cassel

Lecture

Thursday, February 24, 2000 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Valerie Cassel is a co-curator of the 2000 Whitney Biennial along with Maxwell L. Anderson, Michael Auping, Hugh M. Davies, Jane Farver, Andrea Miller-Keller, and Lawrence R. Rinder. This year's bi...

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Kendall Buster

Voices: Kendall Buster

Lecture

Monday, February 14, 2000 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

For sculptor Kendall Buster (born 1954), there is no distinction between art and science. Trained as a microbiologist, she explores the forms and landscapes seen in a microscope lens through her gi...

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Walter Andersons

Voices: Walter Andersons

Lecture

Wednesday, January 26, 2000 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Walter Andersons (born 1965) is a featured artist in It Looks Easy. The exhibition considers the space and place of end-of-the-millennium painting, recognizing its continually unfolding aspects. Th...

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Maria Marshall When

Voices: Maria Marshall

Lecture

Thursday, January 13, 2000 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Maria Marshall (born 1966) layers corrupt adult behavior onto assumed innocence of childhood, revealing the childish desires which support "mature" culture. New Works is her first exhibition in Chi...

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Robert Bordo

Voices: Robert Bordo

Lecture

Thursday, November 18, 1999 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Robert Bordo (born 1949) begins his nearly abstract paintings with imagery derived from pre-existing two-dimensional forms. Maps, charts, and envelopes have been the inspiration for his paintings. ...

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Siemon Allen Head Shot

Voices: Siemon Allen

Lecture

Wednesday, November 10, 1999 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

South African artist Siemon Allen (born 1970) founded The FLAT Gallery in 1993 with his roommates Ledelle Moe, Niel Jonker, and Thomas Barry. Born out of a growing dissatisfaction with the limitati...

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Candida Alvarez Head Shot

Voices: Candida Alvarez

Lecture

Monday, October 25, 1999 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Candida Alvarez (born 1955) draws on her cultural experience as a second generation Puerto Rican woman growing up in the United States. Her simple and direct way of working the color and imagery-la...

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Anne Chu

Voices: Anne Chu

Lecture

Wednesday, October 20, 1999 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Anne Chu (born 1959) is primarily a sculptor, creating monumental works from wood, ceramic, and papier mâché. Always driven by an intuitive sense of the relationship of materials to form, of tactil...

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Laylah Ali

Voices: Laylah Ali

Lecture

Wednesday, October 13, 1999 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Laylah Ali's paintings resemble comic-book serials, but they also contain stylistic references to hieroglyphics and American folk-art traditions. Although her interest in representations of sociopo...

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Elizabeth Smith Head Shot

Voices: Elizabeth Smith

Lecture

Tuesday, September 21, 1999 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Elizabeth Smith, recently named chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, was a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, from 1983–99. The exhibitions she has curated...

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Theresa Duncan Head Shot

Voices: Theresa Duncan

Lecture

Thursday, September 16, 1999 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Theresa Duncan (born 1966) debuts her smart, hilarious, and luminously illustrated animated film The History of Glamour. Digitally animated and designed by contemporary artist Jeremy Blake and feat...

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Twin Gabriel

Voices: (e.) Twin Gabriel

Lecture

Wednesday, September 8, 1999 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Else Gabriel (born 1962) and Ullf Wrede (born 1968) known collectively as (e.) Twin Gabriel, have worked together for the past eleven years. The artists use their shared past in the German Democrat...

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Jenny Holzer Head Shot

Voices: Jenny Holzer

Lecture

Thursday, April 15, 1999 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Jenny Holzer's early public art works, Truisms, were posters with succinct and anonymous messages about sex, death, money, and war, such as "Abuse of Power Comes as No Surprise," "Any Surplus Is Im...

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Mindy Faber

Voices: Mindy Faber

Lecture

Thursday, April 8, 1999 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Mindy Faber is an independent video producer. As the expansiveness of video and its accompanying new technologies continues to transform our culture and our world, another historical tension is dev...

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Pedro Alonzo Head Shot

Voices: Pedro Alonzo

Lecture

Tuesday, March 23, 1999 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Pedro Alonzo is currently an adjunct curator at the Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He is working on a series of exhibitions of emerging artists from Mexico and Venezu...

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William Doherty

Voices: Willie Doherty

Lecture

Monday, March 8, 1999 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Willie Doherty (born 1959) works with photography and video, often creating darkly ethereal environments by projecting within a confined space, giving a sense of claustrophobia. His work quiet...

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Susan Snodgrass Head Shot

Voices: Susan Snodgrass

Lecture

Wednesday, February 24, 1999 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Chicago-based critic Susan Snodgrass lectures on contemporary art in Eastern Europe. Her recent publications include "The Dynamics of Re-envisioning the Contemporary Visual Arts in Hungary"in Hunga...

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Robert Pfaller Head Shot

Voices: Robert Pfaller

Lecture

Tuesday, February 9, 1999 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Dr. Robert Pfaller proposes a new term: interpassivity. The concept deals with not only installations that transfer parts of the artistic activity to the side of the spectators but also works ...

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Tim Rollins

Voices: Tim Rollins

Lecture

Wednesday, January 20, 1999 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Tim Rollins (born 1955) launched the "Art and Knowledge Workshop" in the Bronx in the early 1980s with a group of at-risk students who called themselves K.O.S. (Kids of Survival). Out of this grew ...

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James Rondeau Head Shot

Voices: James Rondeau

Lecture

Monday, November 9, 1998 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Curator James Rondeau recently joined the Art Institute of Chicago's department of contemporary art. He was previously an associate curator of contemporary art at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, ...

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Michal Rovner

Voices: Michal Rovner

Lecture

Wednesday, October 21, 1998 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Michal Rovner (born 1957) produces what Tate curator Frances Morris has called "fugitive images" to describe her grainy and elusive representations of representations. Rovner's work explores the co...

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Frances Stark

Voices: Frances Stark

Lecture

Thursday, October 8, 1998 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Los Angeles–based artist Frances Stark (born 1967) creates multilayered drawings that explore language as a visual media to pursue her interest in how "literature can be mimetic and revealing at th...

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Dan Graham Head Shot

Voices: Dan Graham

Lecture

Tuesday, September 22, 1998 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

As part of a series of collaborations between the School of Architecture and the School of Art and Design, artist Dan Graham (born 1942) will be an artist-in-residence at the University of Illinois...

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John Vinci Head Shot

Voices: John Vinci

Lecture

Tuesday, September 1, 1998 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

As part of a series of collaborations between the School of Architecture and the School of Art and Design, artist Dan Graham will be an artist-in-residence at the University of Illinois at Chicago ...

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Maud Lavin Head Shot

Voices: Maud Lavin

Image & PErsona n the Internet: From Print Magazine to a Love Story

Lecture

Monday, April 6, 1998 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Maud Lavin is a non-fiction writer and cultural historian. In 1996 she wrote for the cyberdrama The Couch, which tells the story of eight New Yorkers in therapy, dealing with identity issues and qu...

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Brian Springer

Voices: Brian Springer

Lecture

Thursday, April 2, 1998 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

American television director, producer, and new media artist Brian Springer (born 1959) spent a year searching for footage grabbing back channel news feeds not intended for public consumption. The ...

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Peter Hopkins

Voices: Peter Hopkins

Into the Void

Lecture

Wednesday, March 4, 1998 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Peter Hopkins (born 1955) creates "sensory" paintings, his recent works employing perfume and high-contrast fluorescent dots, where the site remains inside the work of art. It is an affected arena ...

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Genevieve Cadieux

Voices: Geneviève Cadieux

Lecture

Tuesday, February 24, 1998 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Geneviève Cadieux (born 1955) has mainly dealt with the medium of photography through large-scale photographic pieces, sculpture, or installations. She is concerned with the question of the body, a...

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Jennifer Bloomer

Voices: Jennifer Bloomer

Lecture

Monday, December 8, 1997 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Architect and theoretician Jennifer Bloomer discusses her upcoming book A Longing for Gravity. Nostalgia is, as the author maintains, a nineteenth-century disease that threatens modern archite...

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Adelheid Mers

Voices: Adelheid Mers

Lecture

Monday, November 17, 1997 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Adelheid Mers (born 1960) is an artist, curator, and teacher. Her research and work is centered around sifting through ideas and other communal structures that she represents often through diagrams...

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Jonathan Rosenbaum Head Shot

Voices: Jonathan Rosenbaum

Lecture

Thursday, November 13, 1997 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Jonathan Rosenbaum is a prolific film critic and writer who contributes to American Film, Cahiers du Cinéma, Chicago Reader, Film Comment, Film Quarterly, Monthly Film Bulletin, Sight and Sound, Tr...

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Joshua Decter Head Shot

Voices: Joshua Decter

Lecture

Thursday, October 30, 1997 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Joshua Decter has been a critic, curator, and art historian since the mid-1980s. He is a contributor to Artforum, Afterall, and other periodicals, and has organized exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New Yor...

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Fritsch Eberstadt

Voices: Stefan Eberstadt & Stephan Fritsch

Lecture

Monday, October 27, 1997 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Collaborating artists Stefan Eberstadt (born 1961) and Stefan Fristch (born 1962) mix photographic images of modern architecture and patterns with their own painting, sculpture, and installati...

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Gustavo Matamoros Head Shot

Voices: Gustavo Matamoros

Lecture

Thursday, October 23, 1997 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Gustavo Matamoros (born 1957) is a Venezuelan composer, interdisciplinary artist, community organizer, and educator, based in Miami.
According to Matamoros, "Experimental music is not a style, bu...

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Dawoud Bey Head Shot

Voices: Dawoud Bey

Lecture

Wednesday, October 22, 1997 – 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Dawoud Bey (born 1953) has been conducting a photography workshop for local high school students during a Wexner Center residency that began in January. He has also been photographing the students ...

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Senga Nengundi Head Shot

Voices: Senga Nengundi

Lecture

Thursday, October 9, 1997 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Senga Nengundi (born 1943) is interested in the visual arts, dance, body mechanics, and matters of the spirit. She has always used a variety of natural (sand, dirt, rocks, seed pods) and unconventi...

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Beatriz Colomina Head Shot

Voices: Beatriz Colomina

Lecture

Monday, October 6, 1997 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Architect and historian Beatriz Colomina is currently an assistant professor of architecture at Princeton University. She is the author of numerous articles and the author of Privacy and Publicity,...

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Pablo Helguera

Voices: Pablo Helguera

Lecture

Tuesday, September 23, 1997 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Pablo Helguera (born 1971) is a New York–based artist working with installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, socially engaged art, and performance. Helguera’s work focuses on a variety of topi...

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Robert Irwin

Voices: Robert Irwin

Lecture

Wednesday, September 17, 1997 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Robert Irwin (born 1928) began his career as a painter, associated with the vibrant Ferus Gallery scene of the late 1950s and 1960s. Irwin’s ongoing considerations of the nature of light and space ...

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Byron Kim

Voices: Byron Kim

Lecture

Tuesday, April 15, 1997 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Byron Kim (born 1961) is known for his monochrome paintings, born out of representation, that seemingly challenge their relationship to abstraction. Faye Hirsch describes his work in an interview w...

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Gabriel Orozco

Voices: Gabriel Orozco

Lecture

Thursday, March 27, 1997 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco (born 1962) uses ephemeral materials found on-site, creating works that are specific to their location in Mexico, Belgium, Brazil, France, Holland, Italy, and New York...

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Anne Wilson

Voices: Anne Wilson

Lecture

Monday, March 10, 1997 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Anne Wilson (born 1949) creates sculpture, drawings, internet projects, installations, and stop-motion animations that explore themes of time, loss, and private and social rituals. In her own words...

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Katy Schimert

Voices: Kathleen Schimert

Lecture

Thursday, March 6, 1997 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Kathleen Schimert (born 1963) is currently exhibiting Oedipus Rex: The Drowned Man at the Renaissance Society, University of Chicago. Oedipus is the archetype of Greek tragedy whom we understand pr...

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Dan Devening

Voices: Dan Devening

Lecture

Monday, February 17, 1997 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Dan Devening (born 1958) juxtaposes figuration and abstraction in his paintings. Speaking of Devening's recent exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center, Sue Taylor claimed, "a master of artifice a...

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Mary Brogger

Voices: Mary Brogger

Lecture

Tuesday, February 4, 1997 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Mary Brogger an internationally recognized artist whose diverse practice includes sculpture, site-responsive installation, and photography, as well as art direction, fashion, jewelry, furniture, an...

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Susanne Doremus Head Shot

Voices: Susanne Doremus

Lecture

Tuesday, January 28, 1997 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Susanne Doremus's work has been described as turbulent abstractions, furious patterns in which she emphasizes formal rhythms over narrative concerns.
Doremus (born 1943) has exhibited extensively...

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Karl Wirsum

Voices: Karl Wirsum

Lecture

Wednesday, January 22, 1997 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Karl Wirsum (born 1939) has long been considered one of the major forces of the Chicago Imagists, which took hold as an internationally recognized group in the 1960s. Among his peers are Roger Brow...

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Kara Walker

Voices: Kara Walker

Lecture

Monday, January 13, 1997 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Kara Walker (born 1969) is currently exhibiting her signature, stylized, black cut-out silhouettes in a solo show at the Renaissance Society. Her work often includes sexually explicit images, black...

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Kim Dingle

Voices: Kim Dingle

Lecture

Monday, November 25, 1996 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

The Los Angeles–based painter, sculptor, and installation artist Kim Dingle (born 1951) is currently holding a solo exhibition at the Renaissance Society. Art critic Anne Ayres called Dingle's art ...

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Laura Letinsky

Voices: Laura Letinsky

Lecture

Monday, November 11, 1996 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Laura Letinsky's (born 1962) photographs explore the complex issues surrounding relationships, intimacy, love, and sexuality. Concerned with the intimate connections that exist between the photogra...

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Doug Ashford

Voices: Doug Ashford

Lecture

Tuesday, October 22, 1996 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Installation artist Doug Ashford (born 1958) is visiting artist-in-residence at the School of Art and Design. In this lecture he will describe the sixteen-year collaborative project of Group Materi...

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Greg Bordowitz Head Shot

Voices: Gregg Bordowitz

Lecture

Wednesday, October 16, 1996 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Gregg Bordowitz (born 1964) is a video maker, activist, and writer. For the past five years he has produced videos for the Gay Men's Health Crisis addressing such AIDS and HIV related issues as saf...

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Barry Blinderman Head Shot

Voices: Barry Blinderman

Lecture

Monday, September 16, 1996 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Barry Blinderman is an adjunct professor of art history at Illinois State University, Normal, where he has directed the University Galleries since 1987. Previously, he was the director of Sempahore...

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Joanna Frueh

Voices: Joanna Frueh

Lecture

Tuesday, April 23, 1996 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Joanna Frueh reads from her latest publication, Erotic Faculties. Frueh is not only a practicing performance artist but also a distinguished critic and historian on feminist issues. In a combinatio...

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Jacqueline Goldsby Head Shot

Voices: Jacqueline Goldsby

With All Deliberate Speed: Photography, Lynching, and the Murder of Emmett Till

Lecture

Thursday, April 18, 1996 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Jacqueline Goldsby's presentation highlights the role of photography in constructing the social experience of Emmett Till's murder. She contends that the popular emergence of photojournalism in the...

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Pepon Osario

Voices: Pepón Osorio

Lecture

Monday, April 15, 1996 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Originally from Puerto Rico, Pepón Osorio (born 1955) has lived and worked in the South Bronx since 1975. His performances and installations engage the visual richness of Puerto Rican culture to cr...

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Vale Of Bulincamps

Voices: Deborah Bright

Lecture

Thursday, April 11, 1996 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Deborah Bright addresses her practices as both a visual artist and critic who is trying to map out new ways of thinking about landscape photography in the era of global markets and transitional lab...

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Liz Kotz Head Shot

Voices: Liz Kotz

Rehabilitating Sentiment: Queer Photography

Lecture

Thursday, March 28, 1996 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

The enduring appeal of the human face, particularly in response to death and mourning, has long been noted by critics of photography. Within the art world, the past five years has seen a marked ret...

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Raffael Rheinsberg

Voices: Norbert Weber and Raffael Rheinsberg

Lecture

Tuesday, March 26, 1996 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

The artist Raffael Rheinsberg (born 1943) creates art by collecting abandoned items and using them in installations. He was once apprehended while procuring his found objects, which caused him to p...

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Don Pelton Head Shot

Voices: Don Belton

Sex Slash Change

Lecture

Thursday, March 21, 1996 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Don Belton's writings have appeared in literary reviews, literature anthologies, cultural journals, and popular magazines and newspapers. Here, he proposes a discussion on black queer identity and ...

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Laurie Palmer

Voices: Laurie Palmer

Lecture

Tuesday, March 19, 1996 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Laurie Palmer (born 1958) situates her work between the organic flexibility of matter and the logical abstraction of systems. Her installations include found material and castaway objects whose use...

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Catherine Opie

Voices: Catherine Opie

Lecture

Thursday, March 7, 1996 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Photographer Catherine Opie (born 1961) has had solo exhibitions at Beyond Baroque, Venice, California; 494 Gallery, New York; Kiki Gallery, San Francisco; Teagan Projects, Los Angeles; and numerou...

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Miwon Kwon Head Shot

Voices: Miwon Kwon

On Site Specificity

Lecture

Thursday, February 29, 1996 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Site-specificity used to imply something heavy—weighted down by gravity. Obstinate. Even if ephemeral, an artwork of such inclination clung to and was positioned in relation to the seemingly stable...

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Sonny Venice

Voices: Sonny Venice

Lecture

Monday, February 26, 1996 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Fact and fiction are of little importance to Sonny Venice since he himself is a mixture of both. Originally from the East coast Amtrak corridor, Venice has no real point of origin. The well-worn cu...

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Amy Sillman

Voices: Amy Sillman

Lecture

Tuesday, February 13, 1996 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Amy Sillman (born 1956) works autobiographically but attains a secretive subject matter without being overtly narrative. Resting on beds of translucent veils of paint, her subject matter consists o...

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John Phillips

Voices: John Phillips

Lecture

Monday, February 5, 1996 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Painter John Phillips (born 1953) started out as a geometric abstractionist, but has recently shifted to a more playful and open manner, both abstract and representational, self-referential without...

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Tatsuya Mc Coy

Voices: Tatsuya McCoy

Lecture

Monday, November 20, 1995 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Painter Tatsuya McCoy (born 1962) wraps a playful, quasi-funky/semi-serious sense of subject in a hard-edged formalist style, producing elegant charades that approach true drama. With irony and dea...

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Xu Bing

Voices: Xu Bing

Lecture

Wednesday, November 15, 1995 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Xu Bing (born 1955) is an emigré from China, where he was very well known in both established and underground artistic circles. His past installations and performances have used invented language a...

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Ellen Rothenberg Head Shot

Voices: Ellen Rothenberg

Lecture

Tuesday, October 24, 1995 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Ellen Rothenberg (born 1949) has developed a body of work that addresses a large public audience outside the traditional contexts of art institutions. This work has included public performances, in...

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Amada Cruz Head Shot

Voices: Amada Cruz

Lecture

Thursday, October 19, 1995 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Amada Cruz has held curatorial positions at the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Lannon Museum, Wisconsin; and recently came to Chicago from her position as associate curator at the Hirshhorn Museu...

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Rikrit Tiravanija

Voices: Rirkrit Tiravanija and Dan Peterman

Lecture

Tuesday, October 17, 1995 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Rirkrit Tiravanija (born 1961), visiting artist at the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Dan Peterman (born 1960) of the Resource Center discuss the politics of...

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Rodney Graham

Voices: Rodney Graham

Lecture

Thursday, September 28, 1995 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Rodney Graham (born 1949) is a conceptual artist in the truest sense. His work can not be identified by a specific style or medium, and it encompasses sculpture, literature, film, music, and photog...

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Gregory Green

Voices: Gregory Green

Lecture

Monday, September 11, 1995 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

In his ongoing bodies of work, Gregory Green (born 1959) addresses the evolution of the relationship between violence and power, focusing on the tools and strategies used to gain political, social,...

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Igor Vamos

Igor Vamos

Lecture

Thursday, August 31, 1995 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Igor Vamos is the mastermind behind the Barbie Liberation Organization (BLO). BLO transplanted the voiceboxes of Barbies into the body of GI Joes, and visa versa. The results were quite surprising—...

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Beyond Belief Mca

Beyond Belief

Contemporary Art from East Central Europe

Lecture

Wednesday, August 30, 1995 – 4:00PM to 6:00PM

A lecture and slide presentation by artists represented in the exhibition Beyond Belief, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. This nationally touring exhibition presents fifty works by thirteen art...

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Mike Smith Head Shot

Mike Smith

Lecture

Saturday, April 22, 1995 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Mike Smith (born 1951) is a video and performance artist who invokes the routines of popular comedy to articulate the banality and hype of mass consumer culture and the isolation of those whose inn...

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Madeleine Grynsztejn Head Shot

Voices: Madeleine Grynsztejn

Lecture

Tuesday, April 11, 1995 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Madeleine Grynsztejn is the associate curator of twentieth-century painting and sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her latest show—About Place: Recent Art of the Americas—is the 76th incarn...

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Barbara Degenevieve

Voices: Barbara DeGenevieve

Lecture

Tuesday, March 21, 1995 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

In 1994, artist, curator, writer, and professor Barbara DeGenevieve was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, which was eventually revoked by the National Counc...

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Vera Klement

Voices: Vera Klement

Lecture

Tuesday, February 28, 1995 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

From a catalogue essay published by Brody's Gallery in Washington, D.C., Judith Russi Kirshner described Vera Klement's work: "Comparisons with music and literature immediately come to mind in cons...

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Vanalyne Green

Voices: Vanalyne Green

Lecture

Tuesday, February 21, 1995 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Videographer Vanalyne Green (born 1948) focuses on sex and gender in her work, which has been exhibited and screened at venues around the United States such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; L...

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Luc Tuymans

Voices: Luc Tuymans

Lecture

Wednesday, January 18, 1995 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

In his paintings, Luc Tuymans (born 1958) addresses the human condition in a society riddled with media images of global bloodshed. Based in Belgium, Tuymans is considered one of the most influenti...

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Barbara Stafford

Voices: Barbara Stafford

Lecture

Tuesday, January 17, 1995 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Art historian Barbara Stafford's Body Criticism: Imaging the Unseen in Enlightenment Art and Medicine (MIT Press, 1991) offers the reader an analysis of the body through both aesthetic and medical ...

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Chris Bratton

Voices: Chris Bratton

Lecture

Monday, November 28, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Chris Bratton is an independent video producer and educator. His work has been shown extensively on television and in museum settings. Recently, he was in a two-person show at the Museum of Modern ...

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Matthew Mc Caslin

Matthew McCaslin

Lecture

Thursday, November 17, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

In his work, New York–based artist Matthew McCaslin (born 1957) deals with the intersection of nature and technology, combining everyday construction materials or consumer electronics in a way that...

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Kate Horsfield

Voices: Kate Horsfield

Lecture

Monday, November 14, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Kate Horsfield co-founded Video Data Bank in 1976 along with her late partner, Lyn Blumenthal. She is currently its executive director and has conducted over 150 interviews with artists, photograph...

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Bruce Caines Head Shot

Bruce Caines

Lecture

Wednesday, November 9, 1994 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Bruce Caines (born 1959) is an African American photographer whose book Our Common Ground will be released by Crown Publishers this month. Through powerful photographic portraits and illuminat...

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Michele Washington Head Shot

Voices: Michele Washington

Lecture

Tuesday, November 8, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Michele Washington has over seventeen years of experience as a designer and art director. She was an art director at Essence magazine, a senior designer for Self magazine, and an associate art dire...

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Jo Hormuth

Voices: Jo Hormuth

Lecture

Monday, October 24, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Jo Hormuth (born 1955) employs humor as an essential aspect in her work. Clever, funny, intriguing, and conceptually based, she addresses such issues as sexuality and gender, women and the body, or...

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Richard Francis

Voices: Richard Francis

Lecture

Thursday, October 20, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Richard Francis joined the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, in fall 1992 as the museum's James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator. Since arriving at the MCA, he has organized two major exhibitions: Radic...

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Voices: Stephanie Bird

Lecture

Tuesday, October 18, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Stephanie Bird (born 1960) deals with autobiographical/personal subjects such as pregnancies and deaths in her family as well as using the female saints for her own personal metaphors. She recently...

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Voices: Vito Acconci

Lecture

Monday, September 19, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Vito Acconci (born 1940) is one of the most prominent, influential, and leading innovators in the visual arts over the past two decades. His long and illustrious career began as a poet, but his rep...

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Voices: Treasure Smith

Lecture

Tuesday, September 13, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Since 1990, Treasure Smith has produced works that are community oriented and developed in collaboration with neighborhoods, public service agencies, and community service groups, generally with no...

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Maria Benfield

Voices: Dalida Maria Benfield

Lecture

Tuesday, April 19, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Dalida Maria Benfield is a filmmaker, videographer, and performance artist who also teaches, lectures, curates, and is the program director of Women in the Director's Chair, a not-for-profit organi...

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Joyce Neimanas

Voices: Joyce Neimanas

Lecture

Thursday, April 7, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Joyce Neimanas (born 1944) uses computer-generated images of advertisements, art reproductions, and comic books to create humorous collages that explore contemporary gender roles. Her digitally cre...

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Voices: Dana Arnett

Lecture

Monday, April 4, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Dana Arnett is a founding principal and CEO of the internationally recognized firm of VSA Partners, headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Minneapolis and New York City. Arnett, along with his s...

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Bart Crosby Head Shot

Voices: Bart Crosby

Lecture

Tuesday, March 29, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Bart Crosby is president of Crosby Associates Inc., a Chicago-based firm involved in the planning and design of corporate and product identification programs, communications programs, and environme...

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Gaylen Gerber

Voices: Gaylen Gerber

Lecture

Monday, March 28, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Gaylen Gerber (born 1955) is an artist whose conceptual installations and paintings focus on the viewer's perceptions and expectations of art and temporality. Most recently, his works are made in c...

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Ferrera Balanquet

Voices: Raúl Ferrera-Balanquet

Lecture

Monday, March 21, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Preeminent interdisciplinary media artist, theoretician, curator, and writer Raúl Ferrera-Balanquet (born 1958) has been called one of the pioneers of Latino/a gay and queer aesthetics. His work re...

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Phil Berkman

Voices: Phil Berkman

Lecture

Monday, March 14, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

The work of Phil Berkman (born 1946) has been viewed by Chicagoans for over two decades. As one of Chicago's pioneer conceptual artists he is best known as a performance artist but also successfull...

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Gary Cannone

Voices: Gary Cannone

Lecture

Tuesday, February 22, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Gary Cannone (born 1964) is concerned with communication, exchange, and interpretation,  and his primarily text-based work has taken the form of lists, public signage, photography, audio...

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Matisse Stein

Voices: Catherine Bock-Weiss

Henri Matisse, Gertrude Stein, and Cinematic Time

Lecture

Thursday, February 10, 1994 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Catherine Bock-Weiss is a professor of modern history in the department of art history, theory, and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her research has been mainly on Henri Ma...

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Voices: Matthew Goulish and Lin Hixson

Lecture

Monday, November 29, 1993 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

The five-member performance collective Goat Island is made up of Matthew Goulish, Karen Christopher, Tim McCain, Greg McCain, and director Lin Hixson. Their work involves dance, theater, performanc...

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Voices: Anthony Ma

Lecture

Tuesday, November 16, 1993 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Anthony Ma is principal and founder of Tanagram, one of the first design firms to embrace technology and the internet, setting standards for the rest of the design profession. The first corporate w...

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Influx: Lecture and Context Talk

Lecture

Monday, November 15, 1993 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

"Fluxwind: Fluxus and the Changing Currents of the Avant Garde"
Lecture by Hannah B. Higgins, art historian and critic, who will discuss Fluxus and its influence on later generations of artists.
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Scott Rankin

Voices: Scott Rankin

Lecture

Monday, October 12, 1992 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Video artist Scott Rankin (born 1954) questions personal, social, cognitive, and linguistic relationships, their structure, and how they influence the way we think and view the world. Playful and p...

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Voices: Kaja Overstreet

Lecture

Tuesday, September 29, 1992 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Chicago performance artist Kaja Overstreet combines movement, visual imagery, and sound in her solo and ensemble works. For Overstreet, a primary function of the performer is as object within the m...

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Voices: Chris Sullivan

Lecture

Tuesday, September 22, 1992 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Filmmaker and performance artist Chris Sullivan explores a richly imagined universe of grotesque characters in a wholly idiosyncratic and disarmingly sincere style. His work has been screened at th...

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Voices: Jim Lutes

Lecture

Tuesday, September 15, 1992 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Painter Jim Lutes (born 1955) recently held an eight-year retrospective at the State of Illinois Art Gallery. The hideous and the humorous collide in his often unsettling pictures, and major them...

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David Cabrera

David Cabrera

Lecture

Monday, April 13, 1992 – 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Painter David Cabrera (born 1956) creates a tension between heavy political subject matter and childish execution in his work which deals with the formal characteristics of minimal art. Its appeara...

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Peccatum Mutum

Suzie Silver and Lawrence Steger

Lecture

Monday, March 2, 1992 – 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Suzie Silver and Lawrence Steger are bound to annoy both theory slaves and the perpetually politically correct. The performance artists undermine conventional racial and gender representation...

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Rick Valicenti

Rick Valicenti

Lecture

Thursday, February 27, 1992 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Rick Valicenti (born 1951) formed his award-winning design firm Thirst in 1989. Slyly political, visually sarcastic, aggressively angry, sorrowful and lonely, Valicenti's work both repels and attra...

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Juan Sanchez

Juan Sánchez

Lecture

Thursday, February 13, 1992 – 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Juan Sánchez (born 1954) creates collage-like paintings that incorporate newspaper clippings, vernacular objects, and religious iconography. Through these works, he seeks to reassemble the fragment...

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Gadi Gofbarg

Gadi Gofbarg

Lecture

Tuesday, February 11, 1992 – 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Painter and photographer Gadi Gofbarg has lived in Israel, served in the army, and subsequently decided to divorce Zionism after his experience with war. He will be participating in an upcoming gro...

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Haha

Haha Collaborative

Lecture

Monday, January 27, 1992 – 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Haha Collaborative favors a subversive rather than overt attack on societal conventions, utilizing a surrealist vocabulary to emphasize visual metaphors, giving a certain part of their work over to...

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Joanna Frueh

Joanna Frueh

Brain Coral

Lecture

Tuesday, December 3, 1991 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Joanna Frueh (born 1948) is not only a performance artist but also a distinguished critic and historian on feminist issues. She recently completed editing an award-winning book titled Feminist...

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Ronald Jones

Nothing Corrupts Like Morality

Lecture

Tuesday, November 19, 1991 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Ronald Jones (born 1952) will speak on the topic of morality. Jones applies many of the critical strategies of post-modernism to political subjects. A prominent artist, critic, and educator, he has...

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Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin

Product Appeal and the Aura of Art

Lecture

Monday, November 18, 1991 – 12:00PM to 2:00PM

Victor Margolin is a Professor of Art and Design History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He will address the ways in which advertising designers and corporate sponsors use art and artists...

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Nancy Spero

Nancy Spero

Lecture

Wednesday, October 9, 1991 – 12:00PM to 2:00PM

With a career spanning fifty years, Nancy Spero (born 1926) was part of the Chicago Imagists. With husband painter Leon Golub, the "Monster Roster" was known for grotesque and surreal works in the ...

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Jessica Stockholder

Jessica Stockholder

Lecture

Tuesday, October 1, 1991 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Jessica Stockholder (born 1959) uses non-traditional materials in her sculptures and installations, such as refrigerator doors, light bulbs, old laundry, and shag carpeting. She has had solo exhibi...

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David Dunlap

David Dunlap

Lecture

Monday, May 13, 1991 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

David Dunlap is a mixed-media artist who has used a combination of sculpture, installation, text, and performance throughout his artistic career. Since 1974, he has maintained a practice of keeping...

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Jennifer Bolande

Jennifer Bolande

Lecture

Tuesday, April 30, 1991 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Jennifer Bolande (born 1957) works with found images, re-photography, appropriation, film, and installation. Bolande has exhibited at Metro Pictures, New York; Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angele...

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Alison Saar

Lecture

Monday, March 4, 1991 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Alison Saar (born 1956) studied art and art history, African, Latin American, and Caribbean art and religion in particular, which gives her work a multicultural approach. In the 1980s, she beg...

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David Ireland

David Ireland

Lecture

Monday, February 25, 1991 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

David Ireland (born 1930) is an artist constantly tampering with the vocabulary and value system of art. His ideas are based on the simple belief that art occurs in the process of life itself. Irel...

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Dan Peterman

Dan Peterman

Lecture

Monday, January 28, 1991 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Dan Peterman (born 1960) uses recycled materials to produce starkly minimal works that operate as elegant sculpture, functional objects, and critiques of environmental waste and neglect. Peterman i...

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William Christenberry

William Christenberry

Lecture

Monday, November 19, 1990 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

William Christenberry (born 1936) is world-renowned for his photography, sculpture, drawings, and paintings that pay tribute to his roots in rural Alabama. His poetic and personal documentation of ...

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Michelle Stuart

Michelle Stuart

Lecture

Monday, May 14, 1990 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Michelle Stuart (born 1938) has a vast and multi-faceted body of work that includes large-scale earth works, complex multi-media installations, earth drawings, encaustic paintings, sculptural objec...

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Judy Ledgerwood

Judy Ledgerwood

Lecture

Monday, April 23, 1990 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

On her large canvases, Chicago-based painter Judy Ledgerwood (born 1959) expands the definition of modernism by displacing the authoritarian and pushing the primacy of visual engagement and pleasur...

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Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown

Lecture

Monday, April 9, 1990 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

For Christopher Brown (born 1951), painting is connected with the formation and sensation of memory. His work combines painterly technique with varying degrees of naturalistic representation, a ten...

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Dominque Mazeaud

Dominique Mazeaud

Lecture

Monday, March 5, 1990 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Dominique Mazeaud's ritualistic performances and spiritual installations defy conventional categorization. In an article titled "Eco-Art, Strength in Diversity," Patricia B. Sanders wrote "Maz...

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Michael Paha

Lecture

Monday, February 5, 1990 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Sculptor and installation artist Michael Paha describes his work as "an examination of how things work." Paha's art explores living environments as a means to provide another glimpse or a co-e...

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Jene Highstein

Jene Highstein

Lecture

Monday, January 15, 1990 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Jene Highstein (born 1942) studied philosophy, painting, and drawing before turning to sculpture in the late 1960s. He began to carve stone sculptures in the 1980s, exploring new aspects of large r...

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Harrison Harrison

Helen Harrison and Newton Harrison

Lecture

Thursday, November 16, 1989 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Among the leading pioneers of the eco-art movement, the collaborative team of Helen (born 1929) and Newton Harrison (born 1932) have worked for almost forty years with biologists, ecologists, archi...

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Deborah Butterfield

Deborah Butterfield

Lecture

Thursday, October 19, 1989 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Early in her career, Deborah Butterfield (born 1949) sculpted in a realistic style, using the traditional medium of plaster. Then she tried an earthy compound of mud, sticks, and straw—materials fr...

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Dotty Attie

Artists, Words, and Writing: Dotty Attie

Lecture

Monday, May 16, 1988 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Dotty Attie (born 1938) is best known for her voyeuristic reproductions of Old Masters presented with accompanying text. Based on the works of painters such as Caravaggio, Courbet, Eakins, and Ing...

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Artists, Words, and Writing: Duane Michals

Lecture

Monday, April 18, 1988 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Photographer Duane Michals (born 1932) explores literary and philosophical ideas about death, gender, and sexuality. Working with staged scenes, he experiments with multiple exposures, sequences, a...

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Artists, Words, and Writing: Annette Lemieux

Lecture

Monday, March 7, 1988 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Recurrent themes in the work of Annette Lemieux (born 1957) include the horror of war, the nature of time, the elusive truth of memory, the nature of ideas, and the relationship between personal ex...

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Allen Ruppersberg

Artists, Words, and Writing: Allen Ruppersberg

Lecture

Monday, February 1, 1988 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Allen Ruppersberg (born 1944) uses language as a means of expression in its own right. Working with paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, installations, and books, he is part of the first gen...

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Lawrence Weiner

Artists, Words, and Writing: Lawrence Weiner

Lecture

Monday, November 9, 1987 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

A self-taught artist, Lawrence Weiner (born 1942) is considered one of the central figures in the formation of conceptual art. In language, Weiner found a medium and tool for representing mate...

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Buzz Spector

Artists, Words, and Writing: Buzz Spector

Lecture

Monday, October 19, 1987 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Buzz Spector (born 1948) frequently works with books, both as subject and object, and is concerned with relationships between public history, individual memory, and perception. He co-founded WhiteW...

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Donald Lipski

Form and Function: Donald Lipski

Lecture

Monday, May 18, 1987 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Donald Lipski (born 1947) has made the small sculptures that comprise Gathering Dust since he was a child, and continues to make them today. He assembles objects that are characteristically co...

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John Baldessari

Form and Function: John Baldessari

Lecture

Monday, April 13, 1987 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Synthesizing photomontage, painting, and language, John Baldessari (born 1931) creates visual juxtapositions. He illuminates, confounds, and challenges meaning by upending commonly held expectation...

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Alice Aycock

Form and Function: Alice Aycock

Lecture

Monday, March 2, 1987 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Alice Aycock (born 1946) is known for her large-scale public sculpture that often combines the appearance of the industrial with suggestions of weightlessness. Since the 1960s, Aycock has developed...

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Form and Function: Donald Kuspit

Lecture

Monday, January 12, 1987 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Art critic Donald Kuspit received the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism in 1983. He is currently a professor of art history and philosophy at the State University of New Yo...

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Suzi Gablik

Form and Function: Suzi Gablik

Lecture

Monday, November 17, 1986 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Suzi Gablik is an artist, art critic, and art historian. Her publications include Pop Art Redefined (Praeger, 1969); Magritte (New York Graphic Society, 1970); Progress in Art (Rizzoli, 1977); and...

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Rm Fischer

Form and Function: R.M. Fischer

Lecture

Monday, November 10, 1986 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Sculptor R.M. Fischer (born 1947) utilizes objects found in the industrial, plumbing, and electrical industries to sculpt functional artworks. Often abstract in appearance, his works often seem rob...

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Judy Glantzman

Regional Voices: Judith Glantzman

Lecture

Monday, May 12, 1986 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

New York-based painter Judith Glantzman (born 1956) creates vividly highlighted canvases of faces, hands, and feet captured in individual moments of emotional expression or action. The imagery, bui...

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Michael Tracy

Regional Voices: Michael Tracy

Lecture

Monday, April 28, 1986 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Bronx-based "old school writer" Michael Tracy (born 1958) is considered one of the original creators of the art form called "graffiti." Better known as TRACY168, his canvases are subway cars and hi...

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Gaylen Hansen

Regional Voices: Gaylen Hansen

Lecture

Monday, April 14, 1986 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Former Washington State University professor Gaylen Hansen (born 1921) has lived and worked in the Palouse region for more than thirty years. He was never compelled to record his impressions of the...

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Donald Wilson

Regional Voices: Donald Roller Wilson

Lecture

Monday, February 24, 1986 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Donald Roller Wilson (born 1938) is a Gothic storyteller with the phenomenal technique and precision of an old master, animating his paintings with finely wrought clothed animals. His characters sp...

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Jon Mc Namara

Regional Voices: John McNamara

Lecture

Monday, January 13, 1986 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

John McNamara (born 1950) focuses on conceptions of transcendence, moments in collective popular culture, and sharable life realities. He considers his paintings to be open investigative narrative...

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Robert Irwin

Regional Voices: Robert Irwin

Lecture

Monday, November 11, 1985 – 11:00AM to 1:00PM

Prolific painter and installation artist Robert Irwin (born 1928) was recently granted the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, the first artist to receive the award. He is part of the Light and Space...

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Lynn Gumpert

Regional Voices: Lynn Gumpert

Lecture

Tuesday, September 3, 1985 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Senior Curator of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Lynn Gumpert has contributed to many publications and exhibition catalogues. Most recently, Gumpert presented Golub, a retrospective ...

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Judith Tannenbaum

"Trends in Recent Public Art"

Lecture

Monday, January 21, 1985 – 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Judith Tannenbaum, Director of Freedman Gallery at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, and curator of Sites and Solutions: Recent Public Art will discuss trends in recent public art. Ta...

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Myron Goldsmith

Lecture

Wednesday, January 11, 1984 – 4:00PM to 5:00PM

The Myron Goldsmith Retrospective is an exhibition surveying the work and thought of Myron Goldsmith. It consists of photographs, models, plans and original drawings of completed projects, includin...

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Marc Treib: Recent Posters (Peripheral Ephemera)

Lecture

Wednesday, October 19, 1983 – 4:15PM to 6:15PM

Marc Treib: Recent Posters (Peripheral Ephemera) is an exhibition of approximately fifty posters from the years between 1972 and 1979. Most of the posters were executed for the Department of Archit...

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