ART THEORY AND PRACTICE

Welcome to the Department of Art Theory & Practice (AT&P) at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University. The department has both an undergraduate program, offering a baccalaureate degree, and a graduate program, offering a Masters of Fine Arts degree.

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AT&P MFA EXHIBITION
May 1st–June 22
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 1st, 5-8PM
Block Museum of Art, Alsdorf Gallery

This exhibition gathers together the work of Caroline Carlsmith, Jason Dixon, Raphaël Fleuriet, TJ Proechel, and Nicole Wilson in the culmination of their course of study leading to a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in the Department of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University. It does not attempt to corral disparate works by the five artists under a particular rubric, but rather acknowledges the relations of research, experimentation, experience, and support that form their shared foundation.

AT&P SENIOR EXHIBITION: PURGATORY
May 16–June 13
Opening Reception: Friday, May 16, 6-8PM
Dittmar Gallery and Norris Center

Northwestern University's Dittmar Gallery and Norris Center on the Evanston campus will feature Purgatory, May 16 – June 13, a group exhibition showcasing the culminating work of this year’s senior class of Art Theory and Practice majors at Northwestern University. Purgatory investigates the role of the in-between, encompassing moments of distancing, breaking away, and fracturing.

KERRY TRIBE: THE TALKING DEAD: INDEX, AMNESIA AND THE AFTERLIFE OF FILM

Wednesday, May 14th

6PM
Block Museum Pick-Laudati Auditorium

Visiting lecturer Kerry Tribe lives and works in Los Angeles and has been the subject of solo exhibitions at The Power Plant in Toronto, Modern Art, Oxford, Camden Arts Centre in London and Arnolfini in Bristol. Tribe’s film, video and installation works are meditations on cognition, using image, text, and sound to explore what she calls “the phenomenology of memory.” Her talk on the 14th will examine how the literal mechanics of moving images suggests that the medium is capable of mirroring cognitive processes in profoundly generative ways.

LUCÍA SANROMÁN:
BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE: CURATING AND RADICAL OPTIMISM

Wednesday, May 21
6 PM
Block Museum Pick-Laudati Auditorium

Visiting lecturer Lucía Sanromán is an independent curator and writer who lives between Mexico City and San Diego, CA. Sanromán has been awarded the 2012 Warhol Foundation Curatorial Fellowship for Citizen Culture: Art and Architecture Shape Policy, an exhibition and research project organized by the Santa Monica Museum of Art for September 2014. Her lecture will delve into her current focus on investigating aesthetics in relation to efficacy and public practice.