ART THEORY AND PRACTICE

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As part of the June 4th Arts Circle Celebration on Northwestern's Evanston campus, the Department of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern will be featuring two events:

From sunrise to sunset, ATP is proud to host the Tea Project.

Schedule:
- Sunrise (5:16AM): Installation (placing the cups)
- 10:30AM: Tea Performance
- 2:30PM: Teach-in
- 4PM: Tea Performance
- 5:30PM: Teach-in & Deinstallation (returning the cups)
concluded by Sunset (8:22PM)

The Tea Project is an ongoing dialogue that traverses a variety of landscapes. From the tea sipped at a family gathering, to a cage in Guantanamo Bay, to a motor pool in Iraq, tea is not only a favored drink but a shared moment that transcends cultural divides and systems of oppression. When someone sits, sips, and reflects over a cup of tea there is space to ask questions about one’s relationship to the world: a world that is filled with dehumanization, war, and destruction; a world that is filled with moments of beauty, love, and humanity.
More information can be found here.

From 1 - 4pm, a selection of our graduate students will be speaking about their work in the MFA Thesis Exhibition: Lake Cream, in the Alsdorf Gallery at the Block Museum.
More information can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Cream: Northwestern MFA Thesis Exhibition

OPENING & RECEPTION:
Thursday May 5, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

May 5–June 19, 2016 Block Museum's Alsdorf Gallery

This exhibition presents work by:

Lilli Carré,
Max Guy,
Erin Hayden,
Dan Miller, and
David Sprecher

Culminating their Master of Fine Arts (MFA) studies in the Department of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University.

Co-organized by the Department of Art Theory & Practice and the Block Museum, Northwestern University. Support provided by the Norton S. Walbridge Fund; the Myers Foundations; the Mary and Leigh Block Endowment Fund; and the Alsdorf Endowment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are ten artists currently occupying a series of former geological laboratories in a brown brick building dating to sometime in the early 20th century. If geology is a combination of material exploration, unstable classifications, archival scratchings and alchemical ambition, then it might provide an appropriate foil for the kinds of activity taking place there now.

We invite you to join us on March 5th, when we will offer our artwork, our hospitality, our soft furnishings, and an array of snacks and warming beverages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adrian Villar Rojas's "The Most Beautiful of All Mothers," on view at this year's Istanbul Biennial. - See more at: http://uk.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1234246/the-istanbul-biennial-is-not-an-easy-ride-and-thats-the-point#sthash.P0ITRJ7O.dpuf
Adrian Villar Rojas's "The Most Beautiful of All Mothers," on view at this year's Istanbul Biennial. - See more at: http://uk.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1234246/the-istanbul-biennial-is-not-an-easy-ride-and-thats-the-point#sthash.P0ITRJ7O.dpuf

Adrian Villar Rojas's "The Most Beautiful of All Mothers," on view at this year's Istanbul Biennial.

Press for the 14th Istanbul Biennial here

 

The Istanbul Biennial, one of the world’s most comprehensive, prestigious and influential international contemporary art exhibitions, will have a decidedly Northwestern flair this year.

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, the Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art Theory & Practice, will serve as curator for the Biennial’s 14th edition this fall. In addition, faculty members Michael Rakowitz, Steve Reinke and Irena Knezevic will display their work and team with additional Northwestern colleagues to produce and present a cutting-edge seminar at the Biennial.

In addition, five MFA students from Art Theory & Practice will enjoy a five-week internship program in which they will work closely with artists and provide hands-on assistance to the Biennial’s curatorial project.

“This convergence of curator and artists from our own faculty in this international exhibition provides a singular opportunity to represent the department, Weinberg College and the university in a highly visible and attended artistic and scholarly program,” Art Theory & Practice department chair Inigo Manglano-Ovalle said.

First organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts in 1987, this year’s Biennial will feature new commissions from more than 50 international visual artists and other practitioners, including oceanographers and neuroscientists, at 30 historical venues on both the European side of Istanbul and on the Asian side of the Bosphorus.

Under the theme “Saltwater: A Theory of Thought Forms,” the Biennial will consider “different frequencies and patterns of waves, the currents and densities of water, both visible and invisible, that poetically and politically shape and transform the world,” Christov-Bakargiev said.

“With and through art, we mourn, commemorate, denounce, try to heal and we commit ourselves to the possibility of joy and vitality, leaping from form to flourishing life,” she added.

In addition to its rich exhibitions, the Istanbul Biennial will offer a complementary educational program that will feature panel discussions, conferences and workshops. Among these will be “Freshwater/Saltwater: A Seminar on Aesthetics and Waterways,” a two-day seminar Sept. 5-6 hosted by Northwestern University, Weinberg College and the Department of Art Theory & Practice, in cooperation with the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.

The seminar will explore fundamental aspects and patterns of creative activity in both the arts and sciences through the analysis and study of waves, links and knots in their aesthetic, mathematic and political manifestations. It has received critical support from the Buffet Institute for Global Studies and the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.

The Istanbul Biennial, one of the world’s most comprehensive, prestigious and influential international contemporary art exhibitions, will have a decidedly Northwestern flair this year.

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, the Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art Theory & Practice, will serve as curator for the Biennial’s 14th edition this fall. In addition, faculty members Michael Rakowitz, Steve Reinke and Irena Knezevic will display their work and team with additional Northwestern colleagues to produce and present a cutting-edge seminar at the Biennial.

In addition, five MFA students from Art Theory & Practice will enjoy a five-week internship program in which they will work closely with artists and provide hands-on assistance to the Biennial’s curatorial project.

“This convergence of curator and artists from our own faculty in this international exhibition provides a singular opportunity to represent the department, Weinberg College and the university in a highly visible and attended artistic and scholarly program,” Art Theory & Practice department chair Inigo Manglano-Ovalle said.

First organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts in 1987, this year’s Biennial will feature new commissions from more than 50 international visual artists and other practitioners, including oceanographers and neuroscientists, at 30 historical venues on both the European side of Istanbul and on the Asian side of the Bosphorus.

Under the theme “Saltwater: A Theory of Thought Forms,” the Biennial will consider “different frequencies and patterns of waves, the currents and densities of water, both visible and invisible, that poetically and politically shape and transform the world,” Christov-Bakargiev said.

“With and through art, we mourn, commemorate, denounce, try to heal and we commit ourselves to the possibility of joy and vitality, leaping from form to flourishing life,” she added.

In addition to its rich exhibitions, the Istanbul Biennial will offer a complementary educational program that will feature panel discussions, conferences and workshops. Among these will be “Freshwater/Saltwater: A Seminar on Aesthetics and Waterways,” a two-day seminar Sept. 5-6 hosted by Northwestern University, Weinberg College and the Department of Art Theory & Practice, in cooperation with the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.

The seminar will explore fundamental aspects and patterns of creative activity in both the arts and sciences through the analysis and study of waves, links and knots in their aesthetic, mathematic and political manifestations. It has received critical support from the Buffet Institute for Global Studies and the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.

- See more at: http://www.weinberg.northwestern.edu/discover/news/2015/art-in-istanbul.html#sthash.w3cz4wDY.dpuf

The Istanbul Biennial, one of the world’s most comprehensive, prestigious and influential international contemporary art exhibitions, will have a decidedly Northwestern flair this year.

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, the Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art Theory & Practice, will serve as curator for the Biennial’s 14th edition this fall. In addition, faculty members Michael Rakowitz, Steve Reinke and Irena Knezevic will display their work and team with additional Northwestern colleagues to produce and present a cutting-edge seminar at the Biennial.

In addition, five MFA students from Art Theory & Practice will enjoy a five-week internship program in which they will work closely with artists and provide hands-on assistance to the Biennial’s curatorial project.

“This convergence of curator and artists from our own faculty in this international exhibition provides a singular opportunity to represent the department, Weinberg College and the university in a highly visible and attended artistic and scholarly program,” Art Theory & Practice department chair Inigo Manglano-Ovalle said.

First organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts in 1987, this year’s Biennial will feature new commissions from more than 50 international visual artists and other practitioners, including oceanographers and neuroscientists, at 30 historical venues on both the European side of Istanbul and on the Asian side of the Bosphorus.

Under the theme “Saltwater: A Theory of Thought Forms,” the Biennial will consider “different frequencies and patterns of waves, the currents and densities of water, both visible and invisible, that poetically and politically shape and transform the world,” Christov-Bakargiev said.

“With and through art, we mourn, commemorate, denounce, try to heal and we commit ourselves to the possibility of joy and vitality, leaping from form to flourishing life,” she added.

In addition to its rich exhibitions, the Istanbul Biennial will offer a complementary educational program that will feature panel discussions, conferences and workshops. Among these will be “Freshwater/Saltwater: A Seminar on Aesthetics and Waterways,” a two-day seminar Sept. 5-6 hosted by Northwestern University, Weinberg College and the Department of Art Theory & Practice, in cooperation with the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.

The seminar will explore fundamental aspects and patterns of creative activity in both the arts and sciences through the analysis and study of waves, links and knots in their aesthetic, mathematic and political manifestations. It has received critical support from the Buffet Institute for Global Studies and the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.

- See more at: http://www.weinberg.northwestern.edu/discover/news/2015/art-in-istanbul.html#sthash.w3cz4wDY.dpuf

 

 

 

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