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Embracing The Farb: Modes of Reenactment

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Moon Base Alpha, 2009 Lambda Print 30" X 45" © Steve Nyktas
Embracing The Farb: Modes of Reenactment
Curated by: Julie Rudder

1104 S. Wabash Ave, First Floor
Chicago, IL 60605
November 15th, 2012 - February 9th, 2013
Opening: November 15th, 2012 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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http://colum.edu/deps
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Michigan Ave/Downtown
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312-369-6643
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Mon,Tues, Wed and Fri 9am-5pm, Thurs 9am-7pm
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Columbia College Chicago
TAGS:  
photography, digital, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, figurative, modern, sculpture
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

Farb is a derogatory term used in the community of historical reenactment to describe the least authentic of reenactors - someone who is not concerned with or fails to achieve historical accuracy. Authenticity is an important and frequent topic of conversation in historical reenactment and a topic that artists in this exhibition also engage. In an artistic practice, however, farb is not such a dirty word. Embracing the Farb: Modes of Reenactment explores how artists have impulses and motives similar to reenactors, yet in their work, embrace the entire continuum of authenticity. The exhibition seeks to expand our understanding of reenactment by compelling us to think about alternate, or related strategies that artists employ through elements such as setting and context, costume, play, archetypes, story, performance and history.

 Exhibiting Artists Include: Lori Felker, Kirsten Leenaars, Heather Mekkelson, Steve Nyktas and Jefferson Pinder

 Curated by: Julie Rudder