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Visiting Artist Lecture: Jill Magid

American artist Jill Magid’s work is deeply ingrained in her lived experience, exploring and blurring the boundaries between art and life. Through her performance-based practice, Magid has initiated intimate relations with a number of organizations and structures of authority. She explores the emotional, philosophical and legal tensions between the individual and ‘protective’ institutions, such as intelligence agencies or the police. To work alongside or within large organizations, Magid makes use of institutional quirks, systemic loopholes that allow her to make contact with people ‘on the inside’. Her work tends to be characterized by the dynamics of seduction, the resulting narratives often taking the form of a love story. It is typical of Magid’s practice that she follows the rules of engagement with an institution to the letter – sometimes to the point of absurdity.

With solo exhibitions at institutions around the world including Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Berkeley Museum of Art, California; Tate Liverpool; the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; Yvon Lambert, Paris and New York; Gagosian Gallery, New York; and the Security and Intelligence Agency of the Netherlands, Magid has received awards from the Fonds Voor Beeldende Kunsten and the Netherland-American Foundation Fellowship Fulbright Grant. Magid has participated in the Liverpool, Bucharest, Singapore, Incheon, Gothenburg, and Performa Biennials. She is an Associate of the Art, Design and the Public Domain program at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and a 2013-15 fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics. An adjunct teacher at Cooper Union, Magid is the author of four novellas. Her work are included the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Fundacion Jumex, and the Walker Art Center, among others.

DATES & LOCATIONS,

Tuesday, January 24, 7pm
at FORUM ROOM
1515 KRESGE HALL
1880 CAMPUS DRIVE
EVANSTON, IL, 60202



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Visiting Artist Lecture: Duane Linklater

Duane Linklater is Omaskêko Cree, from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario and is currently based in North Bay, Ontario. Duane attended the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College in upstate New York, USA, completing his Master of Fine Arts in Film and Video. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Family Business Gallery in New York City, Te Tuhi Centre for Arts Auckland, New Zealand, City Arts Centre in Edinburgh Scotland, Institute of Contemporary Arts Philadelphia, Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City and more recently at the the SeMa Biennale in Seoul and at 80WSE Gallery in New York City. His collaborative film project with Brian Jungen, Modest Livelihood, was originally presented at the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre as a part of dOCUMENTA (13) with subsequent exhibitions of this work at the Logan Centre Gallery at the University of Chicago and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Duane was also the recipient of the 2013 Sobey Art Award, an annual prize given to an artist under 40. Duane is currently represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.

DATES & LOCATIONS,

Tuesday, February 14, 6pm
at FORUM ROOM
1515 KRESGE HALL
1880 CAMPUS DRIVE
EVANSTON, IL 60202



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Visiting Artist Lecture: David Schutter

David Schutter’s practice is a form of phenomenological study that discusses the distances and problems encountered when making a painting. His works are as much performative re-enactments of specific canonical sources as they are discreet paintings and drawings, and as such form a painter’s repertory of extended rehearsals. These investigations are not homage, but instead a way toward understanding continued expectations that paintings function along historical values. In his approach to his subjects, Schutter locates his practice within the traditions of philosophical inquiry by beginning with the surfaces of things. His questions elicit responses to how we re-stratify our knowledge of the past while developing representations of the present, how we can uncover circumscribed categories and make new knowledge from the experience, and how repeated questions come to be ultimately forms of description in a world where the past is often a difficult and arguable anteriority.

David Schutter has had solo exhibitions at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Germany; the National Gallery of Modern Art, Scotland; and with Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York; Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago; and Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, Germany. Public collections include the Art Institute of Chicago; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Germany; and the National Gallery of Modern Art, Scotland. His projects and research have been supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, and the Illinois Arts Council. Schutter received his MFA from the University of Chicago and completed his undergraduate studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.                     

DATES & LOCATIONS,

Tuesday, November 15, 7pm
at the GYM
640 Lincoln St
Evanston, IL 60202



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Visiting Artist Lecture: Joshua Simon, The Great Soviet Encyclopedia: Communism and the Dividual

Joshua Simon presents The Kids Want Communism (also a blog: tkwc.tumblr.com), a yearlong program of exhibitions marking 99 years to the October revolution, which he initiated in collaboration with State of Concept Athens, The Free/Slow University of Warsaw, Tranzit Prague, Skuc gallery Ljubljana, the Visual Culture Research Center in Kiev, and MoBY-Museums of Bat Yam. This lecture will outline how the communist horizon and real existing socialism can inform our understanding of the current social and cultural, political and economic realities we are facing with the implosion of the neoliberal order. In recent years, Simon's research has been focused on notions of materiality and subjectivity, therefore, also this talk will move between animism and productivism, commodity fetish and debt economy, double negation and metabolism, shock work and the dividual.

Joshua Simon is director and chief curator at MoBY-Museums of Bat Yam. Co-founding editor of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa based Maayan publishing. Vera List Center for Art and Politics fellow (2011-2013). Author of Neomaterialism (Sternberg Press, 2013), and editor of Ruti Sela: For The Record (Archive Books, 2015). Recent curatorial projects include: Factory Fetish (Westspace, Melbourne, co-curated with Liang Luscombe) 2015, Roee Rosen: Group Exhibition (Tel Aviv Museum of Art, co-curated with Gilad Melzer) 2016, and The Kids Want Communism (yearlong project at MoBY) 2016.

This Visiting Artist Program is made possible by support from the Myers Foundations and the Jerrold Loebl Fund for the Arts and presented in partnership with the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

DATES & LOCATIONS,

Thursday, October 20, 6pm
Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place 
Chicago, IL 60610



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