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March 09 – April 13, 2014

 
 
Sun, Mar 9, 20144:00 pm

Opening Reception


Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: FREE
 
Conversation with artists and exhibition curator Hamza Walker will take place at 5:00pm in Kent Hall Room 120 (1020 E. 58th St.)
 
Wed, Mar 12, 20146:00 pm

Gallery Walk-Through

Hamza Walker
Associate Curator and Director of Education, the Renaissance Society

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: FREE
 
Sun, Mar 16, 20143:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Philosophy and Popular Culture
Featuring two editors of and contributors to Blackwell’s Philosophy and Popular Culture Series

Location: Film Studies Center, 5811 S Ellis Ave, 3rd Floor
Admission: FREE
 
“I think therefore I am.” But you also watch TV just like everybody else and you know it! The folks at Blackwell Press aren’t ashamed. If it's a hit show or movie, Blackwell has done an anthology featuring today’s brightest and most enthused scholars. The Hunger Games, South Park, True Blood, Twilight, House, X-Men, Batman, Mad Men, Game of Thrones and this list is partial. Their premise: We not only think through popular culture, we think with popular culture. The series tackles issues ranging from race, class, gender and sexuality to ethics, liberalism, the ecology, metaphysics and beyond. Come here about the field of pop culture studies from minds that thrive on it. Fandom not required.

Panelists include:

George A. Dunn: lecturer at the University of Indianapolis and a writer on pop culture and philosophy. He is the editor of The Hunger Games and Philosophy, Sons of Anarchy and Philosophy, and True Blood and Philosophy among others.

Rebecca Housel: lecturer in Writing and Medical Humanities at Nazareth College. She is a freelance writer and well-known lecturer on popular culture. She serves the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Popular Culture and the Journal of American Culture. She coedited True Blood and Philosophy, Twilight and Philosophy, and X-men and Philosophy.
 
Mon, Mar 17, 20148:00 pm

Concert

Charlemagne Palestine

Location: Rockefeller Chapel - 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Admission: FREE
 
Charlemagne Palestine (b. 1945) is an avant-garde minimalist composer/performer cut from the same cloth as his contemporaries; Philip Glass, La Monte Young, Tony Conrad, Terry Riley and Steve Reich. His music, while being listened to, is meant to be felt. It is distinguished by its intense phenomenological presence, one built out of layered overtones of ever-shifting sonorities as the ears become the means by which to blow the mind. Palestine will perform a signature drone piece, his legendary organ work Schlingen-Blangen, which one critic described as "an excerpt from a continuum that may well ring for eternity, an infinity-extended present that makes past and future dissipate."
 
Sat, Apr 5, 201412:00 pm

Gallery Walk-Through

Hamza Walker
Associate Curator and Director of Education, the Renaissance Society

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: FREE
 
Sat, Apr 5, 20149:30 pm

Concert

Oren Ambarchi

Location: Bond Chapel - 1050 E. 59th St. (main quadrangle)
Admission: FREE
 
Oren Ambarchi's works are hesitant and tense extended songforms located in the cracks between several schools: modern electronics and processing; laminal improvisation and minimalism; hushed, pensive songwriting; the deceptive simplicity and temporal suspensions of composers such as Morton Feldman and Alvin Lucier; and the physicality of rock music, slowed down and stripped back to its bare bones, abstracted and replaced with pure signal. From the late 90's his experiments in guitar abstraction and extended technique have led to a more personal and unique sound-world incorporating a broader palette of instruments and sensibilities. On recent releases such as Grapes From The Estate and In The Pendulum's Embrace Ambarchi has employed glass harmonica, strings, bells, piano, drums and percussion, creating fragile textures as light as air which tenuously coexist with the deep, wall-shaking bass tones derived from his guitar. Co-presented with LAMPO.
 

   
   
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