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April 14, 2017

Jeff Koons to Collaborate with Louis Vuitton on New Handbag Line

Jeff Koons (SAIC 1975–76, HON 2008) is teaming up with Louis Vuitton on a line of handbags and accessories that feature several of the most famous paintings ever created. “I hope [people] embrace them as a continuation of my effort to erase the hierarchy attached to fine art and old masters,” Koons told the New York Times. 

April 14, 2017

SAIC Professor Featured on Chicago Tonight

On April 12, Chicago Tonight featured an appearance by SAIC Professor in Art and Technology Studies Eduardo Kac (MFA 1990).  

April 14, 2017

SAIC Alum's Solo Show Debuts in New York

Theodore Darst's (BFA 2011) first solo show is currently on display at Magenta Plains gallery in New York City.

April 14, 2017

Alum's Andersonville Shop Featured in the Reader

Martha Mae, the Andersonville art supply store of SAIC alum Jean Cate (BFA 2015), was recently featured in the Chicago Reader.

April 14, 2017

SAIC Faculty Wins Startup Award

SAIC faculty and alum Sharon Burdett (MFA 2005, Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects) has won the 2017 Startup Challenge for her invention of a home bread-baking device.

April 14, 2017

SAIC Faculty Jefferson Pinder and Alum Laura Ann Harrison Named 2017 Guggenheim Fellows

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has named Jefferson Pinder, Professor in the Department of Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) as a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow along with SAIC alum, Laura Ann Harrison (SAIC 2014–17).

April 13, 2017

Eugenia Cheng Interviewed in the Chronicle of Higher Education

In addition to being a classically-trained pianist, foodie, and humorist, SAIC scientist-in-residence and faculty Eugenia Cheng (Liberal Arts) is also an accomplished mathematician.

April 13, 2017

Tania Bruguera's Directorial Debut Featured in the Guardian

A life spent speaking truth to power and seismic changes in political order have led SAIC alum Tanya Bruguera (MFA 2001, HON 2016) to direct her first play at the Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória in Portugal as part of the Biennial of Contemporary Arts. The performance, a rendition of Samuel Beckett's Endgame, augments the play's notorious incomprehensibility into a treatise on relationships to power.

April 12, 2017

ARTnews Shines Light on Underrated Artists

ARTnews recently featured several SAIC community members in an article recognizing underrated artists.

April 11, 2017

Alum Selected as Prototype Winner in Lexus Design Award

Designboom presented the 2017 shortlist for the Lexus Design Award.

April 10, 2017

Alum's Film Addresses Poverty in California

In 2012 and 2013 Natalie Bookchin (MFA 1990) interviewed over 100 people in homeless shelters, food banks, adult literacy centers and job training programs in the Bay Area and Los Angeles about their experiences living in poverty.

April 10, 2017

Rirkrit Tiravanija Discusses New Exhibit with Designboom

Rirkrit Tiravanija (MFA 1986) was recently interviewed by Designboom about his participation in a collaborative and experimental exhibit, Exquisite Trust (Blindly Collective Collaborations).


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