January 26, 2018

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Announces Spring Season of Conversations at the Edge Experimental Media Series

CHICAGO—Beginning February 15, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) critically acclaimed series Conversations at the Edge will host a distinguished lineup of screenings, performances and talks by groundbreaking artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of experimental media.

January 22, 2018

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Announces Its Spring Line-Up of Visiting Artists

This spring, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will host a distinguished lineup of visiting artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of contemporary art.

December 14, 2017

U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale to Feature Film and Video Artworks That Expand the Exhibition Dimensions of Citizenship

Chicago, December 14, 2017—The curators of Dimensions of Citizenship, the U.S. Pavilion exhibition at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, today announced that they will present film and video works that explore multiple perspectives—narrative, speculative, or impressionistic—in the pavilion’s rotunda.

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A roundtable discussion featuring Huey Copeland (Northwestern University), Frank B Wilderson III (UC Irvine), Athi Mongezeleli Joja (University of Witwatersrand), Mlondolozi Zondi (Northwestern University), Sampada Aranke (SAIC).

Looking at internal questions such as editorial process and design alongside more external issues of funding and distribution, Petrovich will describe how he and fellow artist Roger White developed the structure for Paper Monument, and how their ideas were implemented in titles such as I Like Your Work: Art and Etiquette and Draw It with Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment. Special attention will be given to their most recent book, Social Medium: Artists Writing, 2000-2015, where they anthologized an especially expansive period in artists’ writings. Petrovich will also discuss the divergent approach he has taken with DME, the imprint behind Adjunct Commuter Weekly and The Daily Gentrifier. Custom-making publications for various demographics to which he belongs, Petrovich has embarked on a multipart investigation of publishing’s relationships to visibility and community. In addition to presenting the periodicals themselves, Petrovich will outline how they engage with existing systems of collaboration, distribution, and reception.   

Dushko Petrovich is Assistant Professor and MA Program Director in New Arts Journalism at SAIC. A founding editor of Paper Monument and former board president of the n+1 Foundation, Petrovich has written for Slate, the Boston Globe, ArtNews, Bookforum, and Modern Painters, among many others. With his imprint DME, Petrovich has published Adjunct Commuter Weekly, which debuted in 2015 to widespread critical acclaim including profiles the in Wall Street Journal and the New Yorker, and The Daily Gentrifier, which came out in September.

October 13, 2017

Artist and SAIC Alum Trevor Paglen Receives 2017 Macarthur “Genius” Grant

CHICAGO– The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has named Trevor Paglen, an alum of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), as one of its 24 MacArthur fellows for 2017. Paglen is a conceptual artist and geographer whose work makes the invisible operations of military and corporate power visible to everyday citizens. He received his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at SAIC in 2002.

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