Here's a rundown of what I will be doing, seeing, snapping photos of, oggling at, and potentially reviewing:
Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938
The Art Institute of Chicago // June 24 - Oct. 16, 2014
|Clairvoyance (La Clairvoyance), (1936) via Art History News Report|
Kavi Gupta Gallery // Sept. 19 - Nov. 15, 2014
|Image via Kavi Gupta Gallery|
Earlier this year, Mickalene Thomas released a documentary about her mother as her artistic muse. It looks incredibly moving, with heartfelt conversations relating Thomas' work to her close relationship with her mother, Sandra.
A Proximity of Social Consciousness: Art and Social Action
SAIC Sullivan Galleries // Sept. 20 - Dec. 20, 2014
|Morgan Shoal: Lake Bottom Land Use by Dan Peterman image |
via A Lived Practice
- The Sullivan Galleries
A Home coming: videos by Cara Megan Lewis and Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera
Antena // Sept. 19 - Oct. 11, 2014
|Photographic still from Antena|
"The comfort of “home” is exploited in the three video works featured in the exhibition A Home coming. Each video is situated in a liminal, transitory space that complicates otherwise familiar places and implicates the role of the voyeur, blurring the distinction between reality and fiction. The exhibition will feature a collaborative artwork, and one individual work by each of the artists.
For their individual works, both Cara and Alejandro appropriated existing “home videos.” For Cara’s video installation Let’s Do It, edited footage from a 1990 home music video - originally made in collaboration with her father - raises questions of early sexual awareness and depicts the fine line between confidence and self consciousness. Alejandro’s video on the other hand abstracts an overtly sexual video clip from a homemade porn he found online, offering a humorous perspective on that which is usually confined to the private realm.
The setting of their collaborative video installation Cul-de-Sac is a subdivision of more than 100 houses all in the same state of construction. The timeless music box melody accompaniment implies a history and offers a counterpoint to the otherwise cultural void depicted in the footage of the construction site. The hypnotic video exposes the skeleton of a yet-to-be populated, already-scripted homogenous society that prizes superficial appearance over true quality."
Navy Pier // Sept. 19 - Sept. 21, 2014
|View of EXPO Chicago, 2012 via Navy Pier|
My Barbarian Collective Performs "The Mother"
Gallery 400 // Sept. 19 (7 pm) and Sept 20. (3 pm)
|A moment from "The Mother" via The Visualist|
- Gallery 400
MCA Talk: Curating Bowie
The Museum of Contemporary Art // Sept. 21, 2014 (1-2 pm)
|Photograph via The MCA|
- The MCA