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Friday, November 17, 2017

12:10 pm-12:50 pm

Based on her forthcoming book Modernism as Memory: Building Identity in the Federal Republic of Germany, which will appear in 2018 with the University of Minnesota Press, James-Chakraborty’s lecture will compare the political use of memory in Berlin since unification in 1990 versus its economic utility in the country’s former industrial heartland. James-Chakraborty is Professor of Art History at University College Dublin and the former Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural History at the Yale School of Architecture. Her books include Architecture since 1400 and the edited collections Bauhaus Culture from Weimar to the Cold War and India in Art in Ireland.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

12:10 pm-12:50 pm

How do artists, scholars, and writers approach archival practice?  This talk will explore both the theoretical and practical dimensions of archival work, with a particular look at narratives about Chicago's cultural history.  Drawing on her recent book Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis (Yale, 2017), Liesl Olson will discuss the allure of the archive as a potential source of untold stories.  Illuminating the importance of Chicago's early twentieth-century editors, bookstore owners, gallery owners, and cultural arbiters-many of whom were women-Olson will call attention to what the archive does-and does not-disclose.

Liesl Olson is Director of Chicago Studies at the Newberry Library.  She is the author of Modernism and the Ordinary (Oxford University Press 2009) and the forthcoming Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis (Yale 2017).

September 20, 2017

The School of the the Art Institute of Chicago Kicks Off a New Season of Conversations at the Edge Experimental Media Series

CHICAGO—Beginning October 12, 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.

Anita K. Sinha

September 19, 2017

Anita K. Sinha to take the Helm of SAIC's Board of Governors

CHICAGO—The Board of Governors of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) elected Anita K. Sinha to serve as its new Chair, effective November 14. Sinha is the first woman to occupy the position and will succeed Cary D. McMillan as the leader of SAIC’s governing body.

September 19, 2017

Artist Pedro Reyes To Reproduce His Work, “Palas Por Pistolas” (Guns Into Shovels), In North Lawndale

CHICAGO–The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced a partnership with artist Pedro Reyes to reproduce his work, “Palas por pistolas” (Guns into Shovels), in the city’s North Lawndale neighborhood on September 23.

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Curating China’s First Design Museum

China has one of the fastest growing design economies in the world. As the country strives to shift from a ‘made in China’ to a ‘created in China’ mode of production, new cultural institutions are being planned to support the country’s design turn. Brendan Cormier will discuss his experiences curating a V&A Gallery in China, in collaboration with Design Society, a new cultural hub which will open its doors in December of this year in Shenzhen.

September 12, 2017

U.S. Pavilion Announces Exhibitors at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

Chicago, September 12, 2017–The curatorial team for Dimensions of Citizenship, the exhibition that will represent the United States in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, today announced the architects, landscape architects, and designers who will create work for the show. The seven commissioned exhibitors are:

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Ghost Teen, 2009.

September 8, 2017

"Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity Of Madness" Makes North American Debut at SAIC

CHICAGO–The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announces the North American debut of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s exhibition “The Serenity of Madness.” Exploring threads of sociopolitical commentary, this new solo exhibition uniquely presents rarely seen short films and video installations by the Thai artist, alongside his photography, sketches and archival materials.


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