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Final Performance: The Master and Form
Apr 05, 2018 (6pm)

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Please join us for the final performance related to our current exhibition, Brendan Fernandes: The Master and Form featuring dancers from the Joffrey Academy of Dance. The durational performance will activate the installation, designed in collaboration with Norman Kelley.

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, is committed to providing students of all ages, levels and backgrounds who have a desire to dance with a world-class education built on a foundation of classical ballet. With the talents cultivated at the Joffrey Academy, students can pursue careers as professional dancers at companies throughout the world, higher education opportunities in dance, or success in other fields. Through the Joffrey Academy’s programs, students develop a diverse set of skills including artistry, creativity, discipline and confidence, among others. The Joffrey Academy’s high-quality, educational programming forms future audiences and support for the Joffrey and builds the organization’s reputation worldwide.

Image: View of "Brendan Fernandes: The Master and Form." 2018, Graham Foundation, Chicago. Installation in collaboration with Norman Kelley; dancers: Satoru Iwasaki, Yuha Kamoto, Andrea de León Rivera, Antonio Mannino, Leah Upchurch; photo: RCH

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Chicago Art Critics Forum: Salon Review
THE SEEN
Apr 03, 2018 (6pm)
Panel Discussion

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THE SEEN and EXPO CHICAGO, in collaboration with the Graham Foundation, present the Chicago Art Critics Forum. Now in its seventh edition, Salon Review convenes a live panel of contemporary critics to discuss exhibitions currently on display in Chicago. Centered around the materiality of experience, Howardena Pindell’s retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Mounira Al Solh’s work at the Art Institute of Chicago, the experimental paintings of Sam Gilliam, Alan Shields, and Frank Stella at the Block Museum of Art's Katz Gallery, and the group exhibition Unthought Environments at the Renaissance Society will be discussed. 

Panelists include Elliot Reichert (Newcity), Abigail Winograd (Artforum.com), and Ruslana Lichtzier (THE SEEN). Hosted by Stephanie Cristello, Editor-in-Chief of THE SEEN.

RSVP to theseen@expochicago.com

THE SEEN, Chicago’s International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, features in-depth writing on exhibitions, as well as highlight essays, artist profiles, and reviews. Publishing twice a year in print, in addition to monthly online issues, the free, full-color, 150+ page journal is produced in a limited-edition 10,000-count run, and is available for distribution at multiple public locations throughout the city of Chicago, as well as select national and international distribution.

With a network of Staff Writers reporting from around the world, THE SEEN features exclusive pieces and new commissions on the best in international contemporary art. THE SEEN is published by EXPO CHICAGO and led by Editor-in-Chief, Stephanie Cristello. Issue 06 will launch in print April 2018, with exclusive pieces and new commissions on the best in international contemporary art, featuring Brendan Fernandes on the cover to align with his recent exhibition, The Master and Form, at the Graham Foundation.

Free copies of Issues 04 and 05 of THE SEEN will be available for distribution.

Image: Howardena Pindell, Video Drawings: Swimming, 1975. Chromogenic development print; framed: 13 15/16 × 16 1/16 in. (35.4 × 40.8 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Anixter Art Acquisition Fund, 2016.6. Courtesy the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

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Michelle Grabner in conversation with John Riepenhoff, Jennifer Reeder, Anne Wilson, Tony Tassett and Nate Young
FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art
Mar 26, 2018 (6pm)
Panel Discussion

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Join us for an evening with Graham grantee FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art in anticipation of its inaugural edition, An American City, taking place throughout the summer of 2018 with new work by over 60 artists, six major exhibitions, and site-specific installations around the city of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

Artistic Director Michelle Grabner will be in conversation with FRONT participating artists John Riepenhoff, Jennifer Reeder, Anne Wilson, Tony Tasset and Nate Young to discuss how artist projects are shaped within the triennial structure in addition to the ever-changing, politically urgent conditions of An American City.

Michelle Grabner is a celebrated American painter and conceptual artist. Her work has been featured in notable national and international collections. Grabner co-curated the 2015 Whitney Biennial and recently curated the Portland 2016 Biennial. Grabner is the Crown Family Professor of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. With her husband, Brad Killam, she co-directs the the Suburban in Milwaukee and the Poor Farm in Little Wolf, Wisconsin.

Related Graham Foundation supported projects:
2017 Publication Grant to FRONT Exhibition Company for An American City: Exhibition Catalogue and Guide

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Keep Walking Intently: The Ambulatory Art of the Surrealists, the Situationist International, and Fluxus
Lori Waxman
Mar 19, 2018 (6pm)
Book Launch

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Please join us for a series of ambulatory performances to launch Lori Waxman's new Graham-funded book Keep Walking Intently: The Ambulatory Art of the Surrealists, the Situationist International, and Fluxus, just out from Sternberg Press, Berlin. Throughout the evening works by Vito Acconci, William Anastasi, La Monte Young, Anna Halprin, Daniel Buren, Irena Haiduk, and George Brecht, among others, will be performed.

Performers include Aram Atamian, Jane Thompson, Udita Upadhyaya, Phoebe Chin, Sophie Leddick, Mie Frederikke Fischer Christensen, Calla Dobmeyer, Maryam Faridani, Jordan Miller, Jose Perez, Solomon Salim Moore, Yewen Dong, Nanna Rosenfeldt-Olson and Lori Waxman.

Lori Waxman has been art critic for the Chicago Tribune for eight years. She teaches art history and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She is coauthor of Girls! Girls! Girls! in Contemporary Art (2011) and Talking with Your Mouth Full: New Language for Socially Engaged Art (2008). She received a Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for her performance 60 wrd/min art critic, which was included in dOCUMENTA (13) and later published as an artist’s book by Onestar Press.


Image:“Free Flux-Tours,” poster, designed by George Maciunas, 1976.

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Performance: The Master and Form
Mar 10, 2018 (1pm)

Please RSVP

Please join us for the next performance related to our current exhibition, Brendan Fernandes: The Master and Form featuring dancers from the Joffrey Academy of Dance. The durational performance will activate the installation, designed in collaboration with Norman Kelley.

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, is committed to providing students of all ages, levels and backgrounds who have a desire to dance with a world-class education built on a foundation of classical ballet. With the talents cultivated at the Joffrey Academy, students can pursue careers as professional dancers at companies throughout the world, higher education opportunities in dance, or success in other fields. Through the Joffrey Academy’s programs, students develop a diverse set of skills including artistry, creativity, discipline and confidence, among others. The Joffrey Academy’s high-quality, educational programming forms future audiences and support for the Joffrey and builds the organization’s reputation worldwide.

Image: View of "Brendan Fernandes: The Master and Form." 2018, Graham Foundation, Chicago. Installation in collaboration with Norman Kelley; dancers: Satoru Iwasaki, Yuha Kamoto, Andrea de León Rivera, Antonio Mannino, Leah Upchurch; photo: RCH

For more information on the exhibition, Brendan Fernandes: The Master and Form Installation in collaboration with Norman Kelley, click here.

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