March 22, 2011 - The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago - The Age of Aquarius
March 22, 2011

The Age of Aquarius

Amy Grappell, “Quadrangle,” 2009.
Video, 17 minutes.

The Renaissance Society
The Age of Aquarius
March 13–May 1, 2011

5811 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago IL 60637

This show will address the lingering cultural fallout of the 1960s, in particular its effect on a generation of younger artists and their engagement with the period as it becomes more somberly remote. Fifteen years ago Newt Gingrich said the 1960s would come to be seen as a “temporary aberration” within the overall trajectory of U.S. history. Even if he is right, the ’60s remains a period with whose ideals we still reckon no matter how misguided, dark, or farcical they have since proven. This exhibition will include video and installation works by Carol Bove (b. 1971), Amy Grappell (b. 1965) and David Noonan (1969).

About The Renaissance Society
The Renaissance Society has earned its reputation as one of the premier cultural institutions for leading-edge contemporary art in the United States through its longstanding commitment to presenting work by the most challenging and compelling artists of the day. The museum offers educational programs that supplement the exhibition schedule, including concerts, lectures and readings.

The Renaissance Society is located on the campus of the University of Chicago, in Cobb Hall, on the fourth floor. It is open Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is free. Visit to learn more about the exhibitions and events.

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