Danny Orendorff (MA 2012) of Bad at Sports praises the Sullivan Galleries exhibition Mythologies, which explores the relationship between contemporary media and racial identity.
Danny Orendorff (MA 2012) of Bad at Sports praises the Sullivan Galleries exhibition Mythologies, which explores the relationship between contemporary media and racial identity.
January 4

Mass-Mediated Mythologies

On December 14, Chicago art blog Bad At Sports featured Mythologies at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries: “an excellent showing of artwork” focusing on the mythology of race and identity through the lens of pop culture and mass media. “It is a compelling commingling of artworks: expansive in its time-lapsing pastiche of (art-)historical and pop-cultural references, polymorphous in its inclusivity of art forms (video, painting, textile, photography) typically segregated museologically,” states writer Danny Orendorff (MA 2012). The exhibition is especially important, he argues, because it adds a “youthful dimension to conversations currently about the importance and relevancy of identity-themed group exhibitions at a time when post-structural criticality and neoliberal pipe-dreams of being ‘post-whatever‘ threatens to make irrelevant concerns over specific authorship.”  Bad At Sports also highlighted the Dangler Curatorial Internship at SAIC, available to PhD or post-MA students in Art History.