Apr 6–May 5, 2018
Opening Reception and Keynote
Apr 6, 5–9PM
The evening will begin at 5PM with a keynote lecture by Doug Ashford — visual artist, curator, member of artists’ collaborative Group Material, and Associate Professor at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
Apr 7, 10–5PM
Join us for a day of symposium presentations by the thirteen graduating scholars and makers from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Visual and Critical Studies Masters program. The cohort will be in conversation with one another, as well as invited guests, as they share their work in a variety of forms, including film screenings, performances, readings, lecture and dialogue. Moderators include SAIC faculty members Kristi McGuire, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Visual Critical Studies; Mary Patten, Professor, Departments of Film, Video, New Media and Animation and Visual Critical Studies; and Joshua Rios, Lecturer, Departments of Contemporary Practices and Visual Critical Studies.
May 5, 1–4PM
John Stevens will be available to discuss the work on view and will give an informal presentation on their thesis work, “The Body is Merely the Apparition of A Framework,” which explores contemporary notions of corporeal embodiment, systemic alienation, and the technical apparatus that situates postmodern identity.
The Department of Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is concerned with the study of visual media across many different disciplines, as well as the development of hybrid research practices, particularly the overlap between studio and scholarly production. Its programs are part of an evolving paradigm that addresses the complexity of visual and critical practices in the 21st century.
Helps it to Feel, Compels it to Make, installation views at Weinberg/Newton Gallery, 2018