“A distinctive feature of the exhibition is the artist’s transposition of two-tone color palettes, often used in the interiors of institutional spaces, onto the gallery walls. Social hygiene movements and hospital reforms at the turn of the 20th century inform the artist’s selection of colors as well as the work of Chicago-born color consultant and color theorist Faber Birren. A student in the College at UChicago in the early 1920’s, Birren later established a consulting company, advising on the use of color in industry and the workplace. Drawing from color design studies by Faber Birren and Company held at the University of Chicago’s Special Collections Library, Kiwanga thereby recalls the application of color theory to the conditions of work, learning, surveillance, healing, and care. ”

-Yesomi Umolu, Exhibition Curator Logan Center

 

1. The sum and its parts


January 20, 2017, 6-8PM
Work by: Kapwani Kiwanga (Curated by Yesomi Umolu)
Logan Center Exhibitions: 915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637

 

2. Kjell Theøry: Prologue


January 20, 2017, 5:30-7PM
Work by: Anatomical Theaters of Mixed Reality (ATOM-r): Mark Jeffery (choreography), Judd Morrissey (text and technology), Justin Deschamps and Christopher Knowlton (collaborators/performers); and collaborations by: Grace DuVal (costumes); Elena Ailes, Claire Ashley, Bryan Saner, Laura Prieto-Velasco, Stephen Reynolds, and Oli Watt (objects); Leonardo Kaplan (performance), Mev Luna (research assistant), Joshua Patterson (sound)
International Museum of Surgical Science: 1524 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60610

 

3. Dark Light


January 21, 2017, 1-3PM
Work by: Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib
Cleve Carney Art Gallery: 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

 

4. Social Choreography and Performing the Self


January 23, 2017, 7-9PM
Lecture by: Bojana Cvejic
Sector 2337 + Green Lantern Press: 2337 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

 

5.  Chicago on My Mind


January 20, 2017, 6-8PM
Work by: Hebru Brantley, Shani Crowe, Stephen Flemister, Lamont Hamilton, Dayo Laoye, Harold Mendez, Melissa Potter, and Kara Walker (Curated by La Keisha Leek and Sadie Woods)
Arts and Public Life: 301 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637

 

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