A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

SAIC Partners with EXPO CHICAGO on the 2015 /Dialogues Series

Presented in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), /Dialogues offers panel discussions, conversations, and provocative artistic discourse with leading artists, curators, designers, and arts professionals on the current issues that engage them. For more details, visit the EXPO CHICAGO website.

Friday, September 18

11:30 a.m.—Collecting for the Next Generation
Featuring: Evan Beard, U.S. Art and Finance Coordinator, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Tim Bresnahan, Vice President, Wealth Planning Advisory Services, Northern Trust; Kelly Huang (MA 2009), Zlot Buell + Associates, Art Advisors; and Elizabeth Szancer, ESKart. Moderated by Wendy Cromwell, Art Advisor and Founder of Cromwell Art LLC.

12:45 p.m.—Bad at Sports: One on Ones
Featuring artists Laylah Ali and Nancy Lupo. Moderated by Bad at Sports’s Duncan MacKenzie (MFA 2002)

2:30 p.m.—Contemporary Art in Italy: Today
Featuring Artist Diego Perrone and Director of MUSEION Letizia Ragaglia. Moderated by Editor-in-Chief of THE SEEN, Stephanie Cristello (BFA 2013)

4:00 p.m.—Museum Models: The Global Impact of Public Collections
Featuring Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem Thelma Golden, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Renaissance Society Solveig Øvstebø and Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art of LACMA Franklin Sirmans. Moderated by Curator of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society Jacob Proctor

5:30 p.m.—Chicago Architecture Biennial: The State of the Art of Architecture
Featuring Co-Artistic Directors of the Chicago Architecture Biennial Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda

Saturday, September 19

11:30 a.m.—Aperture Foundation: Photography is Magic
Featuring artists John Houck, Matt Lipps, Phillip Maisel, and Kate Steciw (MFA 2002). Moderated by Charlotte Cotton, Independent Curator and Author

1:00 p.m.—Biennale | Biennial
Featuring Dan Cameron, Independent Curator, Founder of Prospect New Orleans; Anthony Elms, Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania; and Irene Hofmann (MA 1994), Phillips Director and Chief Curator at SITE Santa Fe. Moderated by Bruce Altshuler, Director of the program in Museum Studies, New York University

2:30 p.m.—French-American Curatorial Exchange | Leaving the Canvas: Abstract Art and Architecture
Featuring Artist Daniel Buren, Collector Nicolas Cattelain, and Artist Felice Varini. Moderated and organized by Independent Art Historian, Critic and Curator Matthieu Poirier

4:00 p.m.—Hans Ulrich Obrist: In Conversation with the Hairy Who
Featuring Artists Art Green (BFA 1965), Gladys Nilsson (BFA 1962), and Karl Wirsum (BFA 1961)

5:30 p.m.—EXPO VIDEO | Alfredo Cramerotti In Conversation
Featuring Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of MOSTYN and 2015 EXPO VIDEO Curator and artists Malerie Marder and Cauleen Smith. Moderated by Duncan MacKenzie (MFA 2002), Bad at Sports

Sunday, September 20

11:30 a.m.—Celebrating 150: SAIC Alumni Panel
Featuring SAIC alumni Caitlin Cherry (BFA 2010), Jeanne Dunning (MFA 1985), Aspen Mays (MFA 2009), Kori Newkirk (BFA 1993), Carrie Schneider (MFA 2007), and Chris Ware (SAIC 1991–93). Moderated by Lisa Wainwright, Dean of Faculty, SAIC and James Yood (SAIC professor of New Arts Journalism and Art History, Theory, and Criticism).

1:00 p.m.—Contemporary Ceramics
Featuring artists: Haas Brothers, Simon and Nikolai Haas; JJ PEET; and Bettina Pousttchi. Moderated by Andrea Mellard, Director of Public Programming and Community Engagement at the Contemporary Austin

2:15 p.m.—When and Where is Design Criticism?
Featuring Zesty Meyers, Principal, R & Company; Alice Twemlow, Chair, SVA MA Design Research, Writing & Criticism; and Tanner Woodford (Visual Communication), Executive Director, Chicago Design Museum. Moderated by Michael Golec (Art History, Theory, and Criticism), Associate Professor of Art and Design History, Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at SAIC