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Passing Through The Opposite of What It Approaches, Chapter 25
January 06 – February 17, 2013

Sun, Jan 6, 20134:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Opening Reception and Discussion

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: FREE
There will be an artist talk with Hamza Walker in Kent Hall, Room 120 at 5pm.
Sun, Jan 27, 20132:00 pm


Blake Stimson
Professor of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago

Love Anger Depression Abstraction

Location: Cobb Hall, Rm 409
Admission: FREE
Stimson is the author of The Pivot of the World: Photography and Its Nation (2004), and coeditor (with Alexander Alberro) of Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology (2000) and Institutional Critique: An Anthology of Artists? Writings (2009), all published by the MIT Press. He has written numerous articles and teaches postwar and contemporary art, theory, and methodology, and the history of photography. Prior to joining the UIC faculty this year, he was a professor of art history at UC Davis where he co-directed the Critical Theory Program from 2001 to 2003. This event will take place in Cobb Hall Room 409, down the hall from the gallery.
Sun, Feb 3, 20133:00 pm


CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble
Hanging from the Edge

Location: Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall
Admission: FREE
To celebrate CUBE?s 25th anniversary, we are proud to present a dynamic bill with two world premieres featuring works by John Elmquist, Sarah J. Ritch, Patricia Morehead, Elliott Carter, Howard Sandroff, and Karlheinz Stockhausen. The concert will take place in Fulton Recital Hall in Goodspeed Hall (1010 E. 59th St.) on the main quadrangle of the University.
Sun, Feb 10, 20132:00 pm


Anne Rorimer
Joy of the Real: The Reception of "New Art" in 1970s Chicago

Location: Swift Hall, Rm 106
Admission: FREE
Rorimer will survey a series of Minimalist and Conceptual exhibitions mounted in Chicago during a period when she was curator of contemporary art at The Art Institute and a pivotal influence on the trajectory of The Society. She is the author of New Art in the 60s and 70s: Redefining Reality (Thames and Hudson, 2001) and most recently Michael Asher Kunsthalle Bern 1992 (Afterall, 2012). In 1995 she was the co-curator (with Ann Goldstein) of Reconsidering the Object of Art, 1965/1975, organized at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She has published widely in exhibition catalogues and journals. This event will take place in Swift Hall Room 106. (Swift Hall is directly east of the gallery.)
Sun, Feb 17, 20132:00 pm


Lisa Jarnot, poet

Location: Cobb Hall, Rm 409
Admission: FREE
Jarnot is supremely lyrical, never fearful of humor with verses propelled by rhythm and repetition. She has been hailed as one of the most admired poets of her generation with praise coming from the likes of Stan Brackage and John Ashbery. She is the author of four full-length collections of poetry: Some Other Kind of Mission (Burning Deck Press, 1996), Ring of Fire (Zoland Books, 2001 and Salt Publishers, 2003), Black Dog Songs (Flood Editions, 2003) and Night Scenes (Flood Editions, 2008). Her biography of the San Francisco poet Robert Duncan was published by the University of California Press in 2012 and a Selected Poems will be published by City Lights in 2013. This event will take place in Cobb Hall Room 409, down the hall from the gallery.

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