Internationally renowned Curator and Co-director of the Serpentine Galleries in London, Hans Ulrich Obrist will speak with members of the legendary Hairy Who, a group of young, eccentric artists that began working in the 1960s after meeting at SAIC. Now categorized into a larger group known as the Chicago Imagists—known for thriving outside of New York’s Pop Art scene—this panel anticipates the 50th anniversary of their first Hairy Who exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center in 1966, examining its importance in art history in Chicago and beyond. The voices of three Hairy Who members working today—Art Green (BFA 1965), Gladys Nilsson (DIP 1961), and Karl Wirsum (BFA 1962)—will speak alongside Obrist on the impact and significance of the group’s work in a contemporary context.
Members of the SAIC community have free access to EXPO Chicago throughout the weekend. Tickets can be acquired at the Information Desk in the LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave., 2nd floor. Limit one three-day pass per person.