November 1, 2010 · Print This Article
Chicago-born, NY-based artist Tony Matelli, who was a guest on Bad at Sports’ Episode 140, will lecture at Columbia College this coming Wednesday, November 3rd. On Matelli, from the the A + D website: “his hyper-real, playful, and often dark sculptural works and installations invite viewers to look at scenes that are overlooked, ignored, or altogether avoided.” This should be good, so mark your calendars as follows:
Wednesday, November 3
Hokin Lecture Hall
623 S. Wabash, Rm. 109
A reception with the artist will take place immediately after the lecture in the A+D Gallery.
Hey all, just a quick public service announcement….Richard and Duncan will be part of tomorrow night’s Public Culture lecture at ThreeWalls. They’ll be interviewed by “live talk show host” (whew, as the alternative would be kinda gross) Mark Bazer along with a Tony Tassett and Kelly Kaczynski. The event starts at 7pm. Full details below! Be there!
The Public Culture Lecture Series, co-organized by Randall Szott and InCUBATE, seeks to highlight examinations and enactments of public culture. Rather than following a preformed idea of what public culture actually is, the series treats it as an open question and invites attendees to explore the question with us. A variety of people and practices are drawn on to present the ways that the notion of “the public” emerges in their work and/or informs it. Past iterations of the series have included: a lecture on lyceums in nineteenth century America, a guided eating tour of the Maxwell Street Market, a group workshop on storytelling as an everyday art, and an artist-led tour of the Loop’s Pedway system.
For this iteration of the Public Culture Lecture Series live talk-show host Mark Bazer will interview four Chicago artists at threewalls. Two of them will have had recent public exhibitions of their work in Chicago. Tony Tassett’s installations EYE and CARDINAL went up on State Street this summer and Kelly Kaczynski’s solo exhibition The Stagehand’s Unseen will be on view at threewalls. The mic will also be turned on Richard Holland and Duncan MacKenzie, producers and founding members of the art podcast Bad at Spots.
Randall Szott: http://www.thedepartmentofaesthetics.org/
Mark Bazer: http://www.markbazer.com/
Bad at Sports: http://www.badatsports.com/
Kelly Kaczynski: http://www.kellykaczynski.com/
Tony Tasset: http://www.kavigupta.com/artist/tonytasset
This week: The third in the lecture series that was in conjunction with the Bad at Sports organized exhibition “Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me it’s Raining”. Tom and Amanda talk to Bridget Elmer and Emily Larned of Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts.
Founded by two letterpress printers, Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA). ILSSA is a membership organization for those who make conceptual or experimental work with obsolete technology. Consisting of a Union and a Research Institute, ILSSA seeks to build community and create resources, promoting the creative re-use of discarded innovations and the values embedded within them. Since its inception in 2008, ILSSA has grown to over 100 members, including a social sculpture weaver, a clip art librarian, a blogger who posts in needlepoint, a designer/builder of vacuum tube electronics, and an heirloom farmer.
On this evening with the use of an overhead projector and a portable anachronistic sound system, the ILSSA co-operators will provide an overview of the organization, its activities and members, and the philosophy behind their collective interests.
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, 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 Münster; 4166 Sea View Lane (with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles) in 1998, and Untitled (Cafe-Restaurant), K21, Düsseldorf, 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
Tuesday, April 7, 6pm
Fullerton Auditorium, 111 South Michigan Avenue
via the Visiting Artist Program at SAIC
“For the past four decades, SAIC alumnus Joe Zucker (BFA 1964, MFA 1966) has made idiosyncratic and humorous paintings and drawings that have mined and remixed the territory between the formal achievement of modernism and the allegorical potential of postmodernism. Zucker will discuss his career with New York-based curator and writer Klaus Kertess, who founded the Bykert Gallery with John Byers in 1966 and served as its director until 1975, representing Chuck Close, Ralph Humphrey, Barry Le Va, Brice Marden, and Dorothea Rockburn, among others.
In collaboration with the SAIC Office of Development and Alumni Affairs & the Department of Painting and Drawing.”
For more information please visiting VAP.