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Gerard Byrne

A thing is a hole in a thing it is not
January 09 – February 27, 2011

 
 
Sun, Jan 9, 20114:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Opening Reception and Discussion


Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Featuring a talk with the artist and Hamza Walker in Swift Hall, 3rd Floor, 5:00 to 6:00 pm. 1025 East 58th St. (on the Main Quadrangle of the University, directly east of Cobb Hall)
 
Sun, Jan 23, 20118:00 pm

Concert

Tony Conrad, violin

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Conrad's various activities (music, filmmaking, visual arts) and associations (Jack Smith, Dream Syndicate) make his status as "legend" and "treasure" well warranted. A key figure in the development of Minimalist music and Structuralist film, Conrad's electrified and electrifying performances are wholly vital and without compromise. Delicate yet volatile, his spike and drone concoctions are some part fierce to some part sublime.

This concert will take place in the gallery.
 
Sun, Jan 30, 20112:00 pm

Roundtable Discussion

Donald Judd: Artist, Critic, Designer, Activist, Curator
Erica Cooke, Jadine Collingwood, Solveig Nelson, and Jennifer Sichel, led by Christine Mehring, Associate Professor of Art History, the University of Chicago

Location: Swift Hall room 106, University of Chicago
Admission: free
 
Judd's multiple roles as artist, critic, designer, activist, and curator will form the basis for discussion led by Mehring. The roundtable's four participants-- Erica Cooke, Jadine Colingwood, Solveig Nelson, and Jennifer Sichel-- will present research based on issues raised in Mehring's Judd seminar, which took place Fall of 2010.

This event will take place in Swift Hall room 106. 1025 East 58th Street (on the Main Quadrangle of the University, directly east of Cobb Hall)
 
Sun, Feb 6, 20112:00 pm

Lecture

A Picture is a Shaped Thing: Minimalism and the Problem of 'European Painting'
Megan Luke, Collegiate Assistant Professor, Art History, the University of Chicago

Location: Swift Hall Room 106, University of Chicago
Admission: free
 
Luke is modernist with multi-faceted research interests. She co-curated the 2006 exhibition Frank Stella 1958 at the Sackler Gallery at Harvard University. It was the first exhibition to examine the seminal work Frank Stella created in 1958, bringing together more than 20 works from this period of tremendous experimentation and productivity.

This event will take place in Swift Hall room 106. 1025 East 58th Street (on the Main Quadrangle of the University, directly east of Cobb Hall)
 
Sun, Feb 27, 20112:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Minimalism Now
Rachel Harrison, sculptor
Miwon Kwon, Professor of Art History, UCLA
James Meyer, Associate Professor of Art History, Emory University
David Raskin, Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Location: Kent Hall room 107, The University of Chicago
Admission: free
 
This panel puts the issue of Minimalism?s morphology and relevance to a noteworthy cast of scholars and artists. Harrison has exhibited internationally in leading venues. Kwon is the author of One Place After Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity (MIT Press, 2002). Meyer is the author of Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the 1960s (Yale University Press, 2001). Raskin is the author of Donald Judd (Yale University Press, 2010).

This event will take place in Kent Hall room 107. 1020 East 58th St. (On the Main Quadrangle of the University, diagonally northeast of The Renaissance Society)
 

   
   
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