Tuesday, January 26, 2010 7:00pm
Join threewalls this winter for the 2010 SALONS series,The Work of Gambling Historians: Oblique Glances at the Present, a special series curated by Ania Szremski. Held on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm, SALONS feature guest respondents in round table discussion with the public about currents the contemporary visual arts.
The Work of Gambling Historians proposes to investigate the evolution in contemporary ways of receiving, processing, and ordering information, and how this evolution is made manifest in artistic, curatorial, and critical practice.
Please join us for the first session of this series, The Doctoral Artist: Research and Practice. Guest respondents Patrick Bobilin, Aspen Mays, Allison Peters Quinn and Frances Whitehead will discuss contemporary trends in artistic production, where art projects begin to feel like dissertations. Loaded with multivalent cultural, political, and historical references, this type of practice often doesn’t result in a traditional art object, but instead exists in performance, in conversations, in recreations of office spaces or archives within a gallery. Variants of this type of practice have had high visibility in Chicago recently, with exhibitions by Liam Gillick and Jeremy Diller at the MCA in the fall, and the knowledge-questioning investigation by Aspen Mays about to open at the Hyde Park Art Center; these examples will be touchstones for the conversation.
Guest respondents: Patrick Bobilin, Aspen Mays, Allison Peters Quinn & Frances Whitehead
2010 SALONS were coordinated by Ania Szremski, a graduate dual degree candidate in Arts Administration and Art History, Theory and Criticism at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
This program was made possible by The Presidential Urban Engagement Grant from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.