Fall 2019 visiting artists and designers

Fall 2019 visiting artists and designers

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

(1) Jeffrey Gibson, Without You I’m Nothing, 2018. Photo: Pete Mauney; (2) Filipa César, Spell Reel, 2017. Courtesy of Giovanni Innella. (3) Courtesy of the artist and SAIC’s Video Data Bank.

August 29, 2019
Fall 2019 visiting artists and designers
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
36 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Each semester, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) hosts talks, conversations, and screenings by world-renowned artists, designers, and scholars that are open to the public. We are proud to announce the fall 2019 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 are held at 6pm at the Art Institute of Chicago. Learn more.

Nayland Blake: Bill and Stephanie Sick Distinguished Visiting Professor: September 9
Mierle Laderman Ukeles: September 24
Park McArthur: October 1
Eddie Opara: October 15
Jeffrey Gibson: Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series: October 28
Aaron Williamson: November 5

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

Selina Trepp: "I Work With What I Have": September 26
New Films from the GLAS Animation Festival: October 3
Zach Blas: "Obedient x3": October 10
Narcisa Hirsch: "Contact Zones": October 17
An evening with Rachel Rossin: October 24
Shengze Zhu: "Present.Perfect.": October 31
An evening with Hiwa K: November 7
Filipa César: "Spell Reel": November 14
Image Employment: November 21

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. All events are free, and are held at 6:00 p.m. at SAIC’s LeRoy Neiman Center. Lecture details.

Heinrich & Ilze Wolff, Wolff Architects: September 19
Giovanni Innella: September 26
Rick Lowe, Project Row Houses: October 17
Lauren Bon, Metabolic Studio: October 22
Onkar Kular, Academy of Design, Gothenburg, Sweden: October 24
Bruce Tharp, University of Michigan, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design: November 14
Sarah Carter, Chipstone Foundation: November 21
Arijit Sen: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, School of Architecture & Urban Planning: December 3

For all events, persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit saic.edu.

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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