This season’s theme for SAIC’s Visiting Artist Program is Living Modern. The program will be linked with the exhibition of the same title at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries. “Bridging the historic roots of American modernism with the critical practices of contemporary artists and architects, the Learning Modern lecture series focuses on the presence of the Modern today and its vital role in education in the mid-20th century.”
The first artist in this series is Narelle Jubelin. Other artists to follow for this program are Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Andrea Deplazes, Jun Nguyen Hatsushiba,Â Christian Veddeler, Liisa Roberts, and Jorge Pardo.
Jorge Pardo, photograph by Jody Asano.
|Tuesday, November 10, 6:00pm
Fullerton Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
Free Admission Born in 1963 in Havana, Cuba, Jorge Pardo emigrated to the United States in July 1969. He studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has exhibited widely since his first solo show in 1988. Besides participating in numerous international group exhibitions, his permanent projects include Reading Room at the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam in 1996; Pier in the 1997 Skulptur. Projekte in MÃ¼nster; 4166 Sea View Lane (with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles) in 1998, and Untitled (Cafe-Restaurant), K21, DÃ¼sseldorf, in 2002. Pardo lives and works in Los Angeles and Long Island, NY.
Wednesday, September 16, 6:00pm
SAIC Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Drive
For more information on this event and other lectures from the VAP please check out their website