Claudine IsÃ© will be giving a talk this Â Saturday at the Humboldt Park library as part of Philip von Zweck’s Much Much More lecture series. I’ve been to one of these thus far and Â loved it â€” something about going to a library on a Saturday afternoon to hear an artist/writer talk about his or her work outside the context of an exhibition, or even an art institution.Â IsÃ© has contributed to Bad at Sports extensively in the past, often behind the scenes. Like many, I have benefitted tremendously from her insight about this blog in the past, and continue to admire her critical writing. To that end, I’m especially looking forward to hearing her present her own work, off the page and in person. This event was also included on Bassett’sÂ What’s the TÂ this week.
Notes on the Art of Conversation
Claudine IsÃ©Â will share notes from her in-progress research on the history of conversation as an artistic medium and an art formâ€”from Tom Marioniâ€™s 1970 â€œThe Act of Drinking Beer With Friends is the Highest Form of Art,” and William Furlongâ€™sAudio ArtsÂ series ofÂ taped conversations with artists conducted from 1973-1984, to Hans Ulrich Obristâ€™sÂ The Interview Project,Â Jeremy Dellerâ€™sÂ It is What it Is: Conversations about IraqÂ heldÂ at the MCA Chicago and other institutions, Jason Lazarusâ€™ installationÂ The Search,Ted Efremoff and Rebecca Parkerâ€™sÂ 24 Hour Conversation project,Â the ongoing series of podcast conversations conducted by the collective Bad at Sports, and more. Â
Claudine IsÃ© is a freelance arts writer, educator, and former editor of the Art21 Blog who is a regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Reader, andÂ Artforum.com. She has also written for Art Papers, Chicago magazine, Art Ltd., Bad at Sports (www.badatsports.com) and the Art21 Blog.Â IsÃ©Â is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she teaches graduate courses in the Art History and Art Departments on writing for exhibitions as well as on the history of artistsâ€™ writings. Prior to moving to Chicago in 2008,Â sheÂ was the associate curator of exhibitions at the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH and before that, the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, where she curated numerous Hammer Projects exhibitions.Â IsÃ©Â has Ph.D. in Film, Literature and Culture from the University of Southern California.
Image:Â Tom Marioni, â€œCafÃ© Society,” San Francisco, 1979
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