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Scott Short

January 07 – February 18, 2007

Sun, Jan 7, 20074:00 pm

Opening Reception and Discussion

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
There will be a talk with the artist conducted by Hamza Walker at 5:00 pm.
Fri, Jan 26, 20071:00 pm


On contemporary art and criticism
Terry R. Myers

Location: Cochrane Woods Art Center
Admission: free
Terry R., Myers will have an informal conversation with Hamza Walker on criticism and contemporary art. Myers is a widely published art critic and teacher and a regular editor and contributor to a range of publications, including Flash Art, Lapiz and Art/Text. He is currently Adjunct Associate Professor at Art Center Pasadena and Visiting Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Sat, Jan 27, 20079:00 pm


C. Spencer Yeh (voice, violin, and electronics)

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
C. Spencer Yeh, born in Taiwan and now living in Cincinnati, performs two new works: "Two Mouths Breath as One" and "Amplified Violin." He is active both as a solo and ensemble artist, as well as with his primary organized sound project, Burning Star Core. As an improviser, Yeh has focused on developing a personal vocabulary using voice, violin and electronics. Collaborative partners include Double Leopards, John Olson (of Wolf Eyes and Dead Machines), Hair Police, Thurston Moore, the Hototogisu, Pengo, Jessica Rylan and many others. Co-presented with Lampo.
Sun, Jan 28, 20072:00 pm


Abstraction: Here Now, Love Forever, Always
Terry R. Myers

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
Wherever painting goes, has gone, or will go Myers will be there. A Los Angeles-based freelance critic and indepedent curator whose writing has appeared in numerous publications, and most recently the author of a monograph on a single painting by Mary Heilman, Myers' love for painting is inexhaustible. He is currently a Visiting Lecturer at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and Adjunct Associate Professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and is a regular editor and contributor to a range of publications, including Flash Art, Lapiz and Art/Text. Myers will survey the terrain of contemporary abstraction as the context for the work of Scott Short.

This event will take place in Cobb Hall Room 402, down the hall from the gallery.
Thu, Feb 1, 20075:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Gallery Talk

Scott Short and Hamza Walker

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
The University of Chicago student group, the Wrens, co-hosted a study break in the gallery from 5-6 pm. Artist Scott Short and Curator Hamza Walker spoke about the exhibition.
Tue, Feb 6, 20078:00 pm


Alvin Curran and the AGAM String Quartet

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
Alvin Curran is an American composer who has lived in Rome since the 1960's. He became well known for his work with MEV (Musica Electronica Viva, with Richard Titelbaum and Fredrick Rzewski) and new jazz musicians such as Steve Lacy, Evan Parker and Anthony Braxton. His compositions follow their own path, mixing many genres of music together with noise and electronic sounds. A very important voice in American music who is rarely heard in his own country. The program will feature his compositions performed by himself and the AGAM Quartet (Guy Figer and Carmel Raz, violins; Ai Ishida, viola; Ashley Garritson, cello.)
This event will take place in the gallery.
Fri, Feb 16, 20078:00 pm


The Tabadol Project

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
TABADOL is an Arabic word meaning ?exchange?. The Tabadol Project brings together US composer and musician Gene Coleman with the Lebanese musicians and artists Raed Yassin (dbl. bass player, video and performance artist), Christine Sehnaoui (alto saxophonist and media arts curator), Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet player, visual artist and producer), Sharif Sehnaoui (guitarist and director of the MIL organization in Beirut), and Ziad El Ahmadie (Oud player, composer and educator). From February 13-28 2007 they worked and performed with over 50 US musicians and artists in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Washington DC. and at Ohio University. The project included workshops, meetings, symposia and concerts that explore our globalized society through experimental music, dance and video.

The Chicago component of the Tabadol Project was comprised of three public concerts, each with a different thematic focus. The concert on Februry 16 at the Renaissance Society focused on the 5 Lebanese musicians improvising in various group formations, joined by Gene Coleman (bass clarinet), Marina Peterson (cello) and others TBA. This concert took place in the gallery.

The Tabadol Project is a production of Soundfield, NFP. Major funding for the Tabadol Project is provided by The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

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