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Heartland

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Quiltz_on_a_line
Quilts on a Line, 2009 Aluminum Signs, Steel 10' X 15' X 3' © Courtesy of the artist and David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
Crichtloe_boy
Still from BOY, 2009 Video (color, Sound) © Courtesy of the artist
Hocking_ziggurat
Ziggurat East/Fisher Body, Detroit, 2008 Archival Digital Print © Courtesy of the artist
Rudelius_ritesofpassage
Rights of Passage, 2008 Two-channel Video (color, Sound) 14:00 © Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart
Sokolow_deartrusted
Dear Trusted Associate, 2008-2009 Graphite, Ink, Acrylic, Collage, Glue, Tape, Multiple Papers, Pins © Courtesy of the artist
Heartland

5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
October 1st, 2009 - January 17th, 2010
Opening: October 1st, 2009 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
South Side
EMAIL:  
smart-museum@uchicago.edu
PHONE:  
773-702-0200
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 10-5; Thu 10-8
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
Van Abbemuseum
TAGS:  
mixed-media, photography, installation, video-art, performance, sculpture
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

Throughout the vast interior of the United States, contemporary artists are responding to the world around them and reshaping it in unexpected ways. Organized by the Smart Museum of Art and the Van Abbemuseum, this exhibition offers an idiosyncratic look at innovative forms of cultural production taking place in the American Heartland. Featuring site-specific installations and performances as well as drawing, photography, and video, the exhibition illuminates a diverse assembly of artists who are working in—and in response to—Detroit, Kansas City, and other cities and rural communities across the region. Heartland presents the unfettered, alternative vision of artists whose work challenges our understandings of place and community, and explores the role of contemporary art in shaping our changing world.