School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Visiting Artists Program Fall 2011
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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) presents its Visiting Artists Program Fall 2011 lecture series. Join us for one of Chicago's leading public forums on the presentation and contemplation of contemporary art.
Fall 2011 Lecture Series
Homi K. Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English, director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, and senior advisor on the humanities to the President and Provost at Harvard University.
September 26: Type
Type A is a collaboration between Adam Ames and Andrew Bordwin. Started in 1998, Type A creates videos, video installations, photography, sculptures, and drawings dealing with masculinity, territory, competition, and collaboration in contemporary society.
October 5: Bill
Bill Fontana, world-renowned pioneer of sound art, has created monumental, site-specific, and experiential installations around the globe. His works engage the human and natural environment as a living source of musical information.
October 17: Wolfgang
Wolfgang Laib's installation for SAIC's Sullivan Galleries, Unlimited Ocean, comprises more than 20,000 piles of rice and pollen. He will discuss his work and practice with Mary Jane Jacob, Professor and Executive Director of SAIC's Department of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies, and Nora Taylor, SAIC's Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art.
November 2: Jenni
Sorkin: Ancient Modernisms
Jenni Sorkin (BFA 1999) is Assistant Professor of Critical Theory, Media, and Design at the University of Houston. She is completing her book Live Form: Craft as Participation, which examines the confluence of gender, artistic labor, and craft pedagogy from 1950 to 1975.
November 16: Amar
Visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org for tickets.
Amar Kanwar's films explore the politics of power, violence, sexuality, and justice. His multilayered installations originate in narratives drawn from zones of conflict and are characterized by a poetic approach to the social and political.
December 6: Suzanne
Suzanne Lee is the Director of the BioCouture Research Project and Senior Research Fellow in Fashion at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (University of the Arts London). BioCouture investigates the use of microbial cellulose grown in a laboratory to produce clothing.
A nationally accredited leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to nearly 3,200 students from across the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon a multidisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC's resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing; numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. For more information, please visit www.saic.edu.