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Visiting Artist Lecture: Andreas Angelidakis

Wednesday, September 30, 7 pm

at the Gym
640 Lincoln St
Evanston, IL 60202

Andreas Angelidakis straddles the line between art and architecture. In place of brick and mortar constructions are instead installation and exhibition pieces for the postdigital age, often curated and designed by Angelidakis himself. Recent exhibitions include The System of Objects: The Dakis Joannou Collection Reloaded by Andreas Angelidakisat the DESTE Foundation, Athens (2013); Every End is A Beginning at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2014); Fin de Siècle at the Swiss Institute, New York (2014); and Period Rooms at the Niuewe Institut in Rotterdam(2015). His work will be on view at the upcoming Chicago Architecture Biennial.

This lecture is made possible by support from The Myers Foundations.


photo credit: Moira Ricci


October 10th, 2pm
McCormick Auditorium

Norris University Center

free and open to all

The Department of Art Theory & Practice presents pioneering video and performance artist Joan Jonas. Jonas, who represented the United States at the 2015 Venice Biennale, will discuss her current work, including her Biennale project. Trained in art history and sculpture, Joan Jonas is a central figure in the history of performance art. Her experiments and productions created in the late 1960s and early 1970s continue to be crucial to the development of many contemporary art genres, from performance and video to conceptual art and theater. Since 1968, her practice has explored ways of seeing, the rhythms of ritual, and the authority of objects and gestures.

She will be introduced by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, the Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor in Northwestern’s Department of Art Theory & Practice. Christov-Bakargiev is the curator of the 14th Istanbul Biennial and the Director of the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art and the Galleria Civica D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin, Italy. Reception to follow at the Block Museum.


This program is sponsored by Northwestern’s Department of Art Theory and Practice's Visiting Artist Program with support from the Kreeger Wolf Endowment.