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Katharina Grosse

Atoms Inside Balloons
April 29 – June 10, 2007

 
 
Sun, Apr 29, 20074:00 pm

Opening Reception and Discussion


Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
There will be a talk with the artist and Hamza Walker at 5:00 pm, in Cobb Hall Room 307, directly below the gallery.
 
Thu, May 3, 20078:00 pm

Concert

The Brecht Concerts
Ensemble JungeMusik and CUBE

Location: Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago
Admission: free
 
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Bertolt Brecht?s death, four German and four American composers were commissioned to write new music based on Brecht?s work. Having premiered last year to rave reviews in Germany (as performed by Ensemble JungeMusik) the American debut will be performed by CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. The bill features works by Lawrence Axelrod, John Eaton, Johannes Hildebrandt, Ellen H?nigen, Janice Mitchell, Anna Rubin, Sebastien Stier and Helmut Zapf.

The concert will take place in Fulton Recital Hall, located on the 3rd floor of Goodspeed Hall, 1010 E.59th St. (two building south of Cobb Hall on the main quadrangle). FREE
 
Sat, May 5, 20078:00 pm

Concert

The JACK String Quartet

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
The JACK String Quartet:
John Pickford Richards, viola
Ari Streisfeld, violin
Christopher Otto, violin
Kevin McFarland, cello

With ringing endorsements from the likes of Helmut Lachenmann and Matthias Pintscher, The JACK Quartet have emerged as one of the country?s premier string ensembles. Performing works by Kirsten Broberg, Helmut Lachenmann, and Iannis Xenakis.

This event will took place in the gallery and was FREE.
 
Thu, May 10, 20078:00 pm

Fashion Show


Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
A display of student-designed fashion, sponsored by the Wrens, a University of Chicago student organization.
 
Sat, May 12, 20078:00 pm

Concert

Orpheus in China

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Organized by Gene Coleman, this concert represents the combination of two programmatic strands that Coleman has been working on intensely for the past several years. One category,?Eurethos,?has identified the ongoing influence of European aesthetics on American culture. And the second,?Transonic,?has featured cross-cultural programs involving East Asian traditions. The result is a bill going under the title Orpheus in China, with Seth Josel (guitar), Hong Wang (Erhu), Carmel Raz (violin), and regulars from Ensemble Noamnesia played music by Richard Barrett, Peter Ablinger, Chao- Ming Tung and others.

This event was FREE and will took place in the gallery.
 
Sat, May 19, 20072:00 pm

Panel Discussion

On Graffitecture: Chicago Graffiti Artists Attack Photographic Spaces
Front Forty Press

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Front Forty Press is Doug Fogelson, Dan De Los Monteros, and David Castillo. Describing their process as one of ?blind collaboration,? Front Forty Press recently invited a host of Chicago graffiti artists to work on top of photographs of architectural interiors and exteriors. The result is a very handsome, straightforward publication entitled Graffitecture: Chicago Graffiti Artists Attack Photographic Spaces. Featuring a range of styles and approaches, Graffitecture is at once a thoughtful, expressive and aggressive project that gives pause to the relationship between graffiti and architecture as it is mediated through photography. Please join us for a discussion with Front Forty as they discuss the development of this project.

This event is FREE and will take place in Cobb Hall Room 402, down the hall from the gallery.
 
Sun, May 20, 20072:00 pm

Lecture

on Katharina Grosse
Nana Last

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
An Assistant Professor of Architecture at Rice University, Last has written brilliantly on the implications of conceptual art and photography on the field of architecture and vice versa. For her talk at The Society, Last will examine the work of Katharina Grosse as a touchstone for discussing the relationship between painting and architecture.

This event is free and will take place in Cobb Hall Room 402, down the hall from the Gallery.
 
Sun, May 27, 20072:00 pm

Lecture

Jules Olitski: Trouble in Paradise
Sarah K. Rich

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
This overdue reassessment of Olitski is sure to garner some new converts. Sarah K. Rich is Assistant Professor of Art History at Pennsylvania State University. She received her doctorate from Yale University and was awarded a J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship to assist completion of her forthcoming book, Zip! Barnett Newman in the Sixties.

This lecture will take place in Cobb Hall room 402, down the hall from the gallery. FREE
 
Sun, Jun 3, 20072:00 pm

Lecture

The Work of Katharina Grosse
Lane Relyea

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Allover and At Once is Relyea?s staunch polemic that still has painters (and curators) in this town on guard. Relyea is currently an Assistant Professor in Northwestern University?s Department of Art Theory and Practice. The list of artists on whom he has written for monographs and magazines constitutes a seminal account of the trends and currents defining the field of contemporary art. Relyea will address Grosse?s practice as painting in the expanded field.

This lecture will take place in Cobb Hall room 402, down the hall from the gallery. FREE
 
Sun, Jun 10, 20072:00 pm

Lecture

Modern Color/Modern Architecture
William Braham

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
What is the historical grounding for a discussion of how Katharina Grosse?s work relates to architecture? That is the question inspiring this lecture. While Braham will not discuss Grosse?s work directly, he will give a backdrop for considering the implications of her work as it relates to modern architecture. In addition to being an Associate Professor of Architecture at The University of Pennsylvania, Braham was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in June 2006; he is a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers; and principal of Studio Luxe, a design and consulting practice. His book, Modern Color/Modern Architecture: A Genealogy of Color in Modern Architecture was published in the Spring of 2002.

This event is FREE and will take place in Cobb Hall Room 402, down the hall from the gallery.
 

   
   
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