TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/29-10/5)

September 29, 2016 · Print This Article

Let’s consider our relationship with the recent past as it changes into something to ask about, something that’s reducible, relatable, and metaphorical. Let’s consider how it can be found so easily on the walls of a space that has been designed just for the purpose of its understanding. Let’s also consider the objects that we share in time and the ephemeral whimsy that transforms them into something more and different than what they once were. Let’s consider the Top V.

 

1. Concrete Traffic Procession

concrete-traffic-historical-photographs-mca-archives-david-katzive
September 30, 2016, 12-4PM
Participating Artists Include: Wolf Vostell and Dick Higgins
Starting at the Museum of Contemporary Art: 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

 

2. Focusing (Vol. II)

alejandro_front
October 1, 2016, 3-6PM
Work by: Alejandro T. Acierto
Corner: 2912 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

 

3. DATELINE BRONZEVILLE

14441189_1111851245516912_8993082351286005408_n-1
September 30, 2016, 6-8PM
Work by: Philip Mallory Jones
Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative: 1456 E 70th St, Chicago, IL 60637

 

4.  Coming in from the North

dickinsonhood-flyer-front
September 30, 2016, 9-11PM
Work by: Joan Dickinson and Mildred Hood
Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio: 5925 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago 60660

 

5.  Five Takes on Tseng Kwong Chi

13731517_10154383177433493_8248422312453337509_n
October 1, 2016, 2-5PM
Work by: Rashayla Marie Brown, Leonard Surajaya, Josh Takano Chambers-Letson, Jessica Winegar, and Janet Dees
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art: 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

 

Hey Chicago, submit your events to the Visualist here: http://www.thevisualist.org




‘Art of the Steal’ Plays at Block Cinema This Wednesday

March 8, 2010 · Print This Article

The Art of the Steal, the muchdiscussed documentary film about the controversial struggle over the Barnes Foundation’s extraordinary collection of Impressionist works of art, will have its Chicago premiere at Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art this Wednesday evening. Located in Merion, Pennsylvania at the explicit behest of Dr. Albert C. Barnes himself, the Foundation’s collection is now slated to be moved to downtown Philadelphia, a decision which has caused a national uproar.

The film screens this Wednesday, March 10th, at 7pm at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208. Tel: 847.491.4000.

Here’s the blurb and the trailer from the film’s official website:

“In 1922, Dr. Albert C. Barnes formed a remarkable educational institution around his priceless collection of art, located just five miles outside of Philadelphia. Now, more than 50 years after Barnes’ death, a powerful group of moneyed interests have gone to court for control of the art, and intend to bring it to a new museum in Philadelphia. Standing in their way is a group of Barnes’ former students and his will, which contains strict instructions stating the Foundation should always be an educational institution, and that the paintings may never be removed. Will they succeed, or will a man’s will be broken and one of America’s greatest cultural monuments be destroyed?”