Spring 2018 visiting artists

Spring 2018 visiting artists

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

(1) View of Nari Ward: So Called, SCAD 2015. Courtesy the artist, SCAD, and Lehmann Maupin. Photo: John McKinnon. (2) Vishaan Chakrabarti. Courtesy of the architect. (3) Laura Huertas Millán, La Libertad, 2017. Courtesy of the artist. (4) Photo: Anita Evans.

January 24, 2018
Spring 2018 visiting artists
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
36 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603
United States
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Each semester, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) hosts lectures, conversations, and screenings by world-renowned artists, designers, and scholars who work across a variety of disciplines. We are proud to announce the spring 2018 lineup.

Visiting Artists Program
Formalized in 1951 with the establishment of an endowed fund by Flora Mayer Witkowsky, SAIC’s Visiting Artists Program hosts public presentations by some of today’s most compelling practitioners and thinkers to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and culture. All events are free, non-ticketed, and open to the public, and are held at 6pm. in The Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S Columbus Drive. Learn more at saic.edu/vap or call T 312 899 5185. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Huma Bhabha
February 7

Yuri Suzuki
February 13

Işıl Eğrikavuk: Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series
March 6

Alok Vaid-Menon
March 12

Simone Leigh
March 20

Nari Ward
April 18

Maggie Nelson
April 30

The Grayce Slovet and William Bronson Mitchell Lecture Series
Organized by the department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, The Mitchell Lecture Series brings leaders and emerging voices in architecture, design, and other disciplines from around the world to SAIC for lectures, workshops, and studio visits. For more information, visit saic.edu/aiado.

Yuri Suzuki
February 13

People’s Architecture Office
March 1

Chen Chen and Kai Williams
March 29

Shona Kitchen
April 16

John Kurtich Lecture in Interior Architecture: Vishaan Chakrabarti
April 26

Conversations at the Edge
Organized by the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and SAIC’s Video Data Bank, Conversations at the Edge is a weekly series of screenings, performances, and talks by groundbreaking media artists. For more information, visit saic.edu/cate.

Latham Zearfoss: Home Movies
February 15

Ephraim Asili: The Diaspora Series
February 22

Lee Anne Schmitt: Purge This Land
March 1

Laura Huertas Millán
March 8

Edward Owens: A Portrait Study
March 22

Thorsten Trimpop: Furusato
March 29

Hayoun Kwon: Films and Virtual Realities
April 5

The Nation’s Finest
April 12

An Evening with Joan Jonas
April 19

Conversations on Art and Science
Under the leadership of former SAIC President and current Chancellor Walter Massey, the Conversations on Art and Science series launched in 2011 as a forum for exploring interdisciplinary and critical perspectives on art, science, design, and technology. Lectures and panel discussions bring noted artists, designers, and scholars to campus to discuss myriad perspectives on art, science, design, and technology and sustain the diverse conversations within the work of SAIC students and faculty. This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public, and will be held from 1:30–5:30pm in the SAIC Ballroom, 112 South Michigan Avenue. Learn more at saic.edu/artandscience.

Quantum Unlearning Symposium: Charles Gaines, Gabriela Barreto Lemos, Kyle Bellucci Johanson and Kathryn Schaffer
March 1

About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, Jeff Koons, and LeRoy Neiman.

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