SAIC will be out in full force at EXPO CHICAGO 2017, managing a booth while faculty and alumni present work, and curate video series. The School is also partnering with EXPO to facilitate /Dialogues, a series of panel discussions, conversations, and provocative artist discourse with leading artists, curators, designers, and arts professionals on the current issues that engage them. EXPO runs from September 13–17 at Navy Pier. Here are some of the ways to connect with the SAIC community:
SAIC BOOTH AT EXPO
Sadie Woods (MFA 2016, Contemporary Practices) will curate work from across departments to showcase recent graduating classes. Click here for more information.
Opening: Wednesday, September 13, 12:00–9:00 p.m.
On September 14, 12:00–1:00 p.m., Stephanie Cristello (BFA 2013), Editor-in-Chief of THE SEEN and Director of Programming at EXPO CHICAGO, will moderate panel discussion Visibility/Invisibility—Sculpture in Everyday Space.
Associate Profesor Romi Crawford (Visual and Critical Studies, Liberal Arts) will moderate a panel called Out of Body: Black Identity in Abstraction as part of the curatorial forum.
On September 15, artist David Hartt (MFA 1994) will be talking to Felix Burrichter of PIN-UP in Architecture as Metaphor: Nature vs. Culture from 2:00–3:00 p.m.
All /Dialogues will take place on the /Dialogues stage inside the exposition hall.
SAIC alumni Sanford Biggers (MFA 1999), David Hartt (MFA 1994), and Alex Chitty (MFA 2008) have been selected for IN/SITU, which features major installations and large-scale work in the main Festival Hall. This year’s program, Chronopolitics, explores the politics of time and the essential role art plays in social change.
Ali Subotnick (MA 1997) curated this year’s program, These Restless Times, as part of Conversations at the Edge, an initiative organized by SAIC's Film, Animation, Video, and New Media department. Subotnick will also sit down with artist Stanya Kahn for a /Dialogue about These Restless Times on September 14 from 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Assistant Professor in the Fashion Design department Cheryl Pope (BFA 2003, MDes 2010) is one of the artists included in EXPO Sound, an inaugural show of works that will play over the sound system or on the /Dialogues Stage throughout the event.
This page will be updated as more participants are confirmed.