Upcoming Events

Artist Talks and Opening Reception: Now & There

Date: March 22, 2019
Time: Artist Talks: 5-6pm
Opening: 6-8pm
Location: Gallery 400

Join us in celebrating the opening of the first of two MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Now & There. The artists present their work from 5-8pm with a reception to follow.

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Voices: Aruna D'Souza
Is Empathy Enough?

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Time: 6pm
Location: Gallery 400 Lecture Room

By looking at the example of the 2017 Whitney Biennial protests and their aftermath, Aruna D’Souza discusses both the value and the limits of fellow feeling when it comes to working towards social justice. Artists, curators, museum educators, and others speak lately of art’s special role in helping to develop the kind of understanding that’s necessary to cross divides of class, race, affiliation, and so on. But what if empathy isn’t enough? What if—even worse—it’s counterproductive?

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Artist Talks and Closing Reception: A Nameless Familiar

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 5-8pm
Location: Gallery 400

Join us in celebrating the closing of the second of two MFA Thesis Exhibitions, A Nameless Familiar. The artists present their work from 5-8pm with a reception to follow.

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Voices: Dodie Bellamy
The Violence of the Image

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 6pm
Location: Gallery 400 Lecture Room

Dodie Bellamy reads an essay/fantasy that explores online harassment, bullying, and surveillance culture, written in conversation with a photo collage she created. She projects and discusses the collage titled Stuff My Stalker Has Ordered for Me OnlineDodie Bellamy’s writing focuses on sexuality, politics, and narrative experimentation, challenging the distinctions between fiction, essay, and poetry.

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Voices: Maria Gaspar
Speech Acts

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 6pm
Location: Gallery 400 Lecture Room

Maria Gaspar discusses her recent project, Radioactive: Stories from Beyond the Wall, which culminated in a public site intervention at the Cook County Jail this past fall. At the intervention, Gaspar illuminated the north end wall of the jail with projected animations developed through workshops she held inside the jail with men who were incarcerated, collectively named the Radioactive Ensemble.

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Opening Reception: Alberto Aguilar, moves on human scale

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Gallery 400

Join us in celebrating the opening of moves on human scale at Gallery 400. Alberto Aguilar’s first large scale survey explores how the Chicago-born and based artist’s various life roles and surroundings have shaped a searching, inquisitive practice that is grounded in, and produces, a radical everyday.

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