In Conversation with Gillion Carrara & Caroline Bellios
November 1, 2017
British fashion designer Gareth Pugh is globally recognized for his approach to redefining modern luxury, and his clothes have been described as “wearable sculptures,” with experimental forms, volumes, and fabrics as part of his signature aesthetic.
Appropriating archaeology, field ecology, and other scientific methods of collecting, ordering, and exhibiting objects, Mark Dion’s practice examines the ways in which dominant ideologies shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world.
For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers, and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries, and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, Jeff Koons, and LeRoy Neiman.