“Abolish Border Imperialism”
Harsha Walia, Moderated by NEH Veteran Fellow & Artist Eric Perez
Thursday, January 26
Virtual via Zoom • Register for free »
We are excited to announce the fourth virtual seminar in the series by Harsha Walia, author and organizer, on Thursday, January 26th, 2023 at 3:00 pm CT. The talk will be moderated by NEH Veteran Fellow and artist Eric Perez. This is the fourth lecture in a series that includes Nick Estes, Kelly Hayes, and Tiffany King.
Harsha Walia is the award-winning author of Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism (Haymarket Books) and Undoing Border Imperialism (AK Press). She has been involved in community-based grassroots migrant justice, feminist, anti-racist, abolitionist, anti-capitalist, and anti-imperialist movements for two decades.
This is a virtual webinar event taking place on Zoom and is free and open to the public. It will have live captioning. For any other access requests, please contact Zaynab Hilal at email@example.com.
Mutual Interpretations Dialogue Series
Friday, January 27
UIC Gallery 400 Lecture Room,
400 S. Peoria St.
Please join us this Friday, January 27th at Gallery 400 Lecture Room, for the first Mutual Interpretation meeting of the semester, organized by Professor Emmanuel Ortega, and sponsored by the School of Art & Art History and Gallery 400.
This will be an in-person conversation between Marina Alvarez (Art History PhD Student) and Ashley Dequilla (MFA Student) and will be moderated by Dr. María Eugenia Lopez Garcia from the MUSE Program. Lunch (pizza) and drinks will be served to those in attendance.
UIC Winter Involvement Fair
Now through January 27
Student Center East, Illinois Room
Each year, the Center for Student Involvement hosts an event to celebrate the beginning of a new semester and introduce the campus to a variety of involvement opportunities at UIC and in the city. The Winter Involvement Fair will take place January 23–27, 2023, from 10:00am–2:00pm where students can visit a variety of booths and meet student organization leaders, service partners, and departments. The Virtual Winter Involvement Fair operates 12:00–5:00pm. For details, visit go.uic.edu/Winter-Involvement-Fair.
Reckless Rolodex Virtual Tour
Friday, February 3
Virtual via Zoom • Register »
Join Gallery 400 and UIC Disability Cultural Center, Director Margaret Fink for a virtual tour of Reckless Rolodex, our on-view exhibition celebrating Lawrence Steger, a Chicago-based performance artist who explored desire and sexuality in his work. CART (live captions) and ASL will be available on Zoom. We’ll have a camera connecting the Zoom and the gallery to capture the objects and the tour. Descriptions will be integrated into the presentation.
Kaveh Rafie and Leili Adibfar to teach a course on Monir Farmanfarmaian at the High Museum of Art
PhD candidates Kaveh Rafie and Leili Adibfar will be teaching an online course on the Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian, to be held in conjunction with a solo exhibition of her work at the High Museum of Art. The course will take place from February 23–March 16, 2023. For more information, see the museum's website »
Adjunct Asst. Professor Sanaz Sohrabi’s Film Has World Premiere at Berlinale Forum Expanded
Sohrabi’s new essay film will have its world premiere at Berlinale, February 16-26, 2023. “Sohrabi creates an archival constellation from the still and moving images of the British Petroleum Archives, documenting the expansive colonial network behind the British geophysical expeditions that spanned across Iran in the early 20th century.” Learn more »
Harini Nilakantan (MUSE '23) Contributes Research to Exhibition at The South Asia Institute
Harini Nilakantan (MUSE '23) served as the exhibitions intern, conducting research and communications to help launch Testimonies on Paper: Art and Poetry of South Asian Women. The exhibition will be on view at The South Asia Institute until June 10, 2023. Testimonies on Paper includes a variety of works on paper by South Asian women artists along with South Asian women poets. The exhibition was curated by Andrea Moratinos and advised by poet Dipika Mukherjee. Learn more »
Laurie Jo Reynolds featured in WBEZ Follow-up Article
Laurie Jo Reynolds, Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Chicago and the coordinator of the Chicago 400 Alliance is featured in a follow-up WBEZ article regarding criminal registries.
“People on registries and the CPD are struggling to follow these laws. What needs to be considered, and was not considered when these laws were passed, is that even when the system is working, it is not going toward community safety.”
See section below for related job opportunity.
Work with the Chicago 400 Alliance Campaign
The Chicago 400 Alliance campaign is seeking two graduate or undergraduate hourly employees for SPRING and SUMMER 2023 to work on the following projects:
Media, Art, and Archives
If you are interested in learning more and applying, please email Laurie Jo Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR ART
UIC Museum and Exhibition Studies graduate student, Claireasa Golden, will be organizing an art exhibition as part of their thesis project. See attached for more information regarding this Call for Art. A judging panel will be held in early February.
To enter your artwork for consideration, please email Claireasa at email@example.com with the required information listed on the PDF. Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
Open Call for Fwd: Museums 2023 - [Redacted] - Deadline Extended
Link to submissions portal: https://tinyurl.com/FwdSubmissions
Deadline (Extended): Feb 15, 2023 by 11:59 (CT)
Questions? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Condensing a confidential memo from 25 pages to one paragraph. A form of editing to prepare a text for publication. The altering of information. What does it look like to censor? A notable absence, a muting, making invisible. Redaction extends beyond the simple black squares as incomplete redactions – stamps marked with ‘deleted’ covering the text– white squares, and handmade notations. Each black square signifies absence. It serves as a reminder for enforced forgetfulness. Uncovering the secret behind the mask and discovering the text underneath seems like a daring task, but is the redacted information really gone?
What is visible in cultural spaces, and what is invisible? In attempts to appeal to the public, what is redacted?
We accept any theme that explores the theme of CENSORSHIP.
January 13 – March 18, 2023
Curated by Matthew Goulish, Lin Hixson, and Caroline Picard
UIC Gallery 400
400 S. Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Reckless Rolodex highlights the lasting influence of Lawrence Steger, described as “one of the most important, and most influential, performance artists in Chicago during the late 1980s and 90s.” In performance, Steger explored desire and sexuality until his early death in 1999 due to AIDS-related complications. A skilled director, writer and performer, Steger relied on the disciplines of theater and a community of collaborative artists to realize his intricately constructed performances that reflected his deep knowledge of a wide range of sources. Steger’s legacy is shared in the exhibition primarily through works by contemporary artists responding to, or evoking, his work and research practice. For more information about the exhibition, click here.
Exhibiting Artists: Susan Anderson, Lilli Carré, Edie Fake, Max Guy, Barbara Kasten, Young Joon Kwak, Devin T. Mays, John Neff, Betsy Odom, Derrick Woods-Morrow, and Cherrie Yu. With performances by ATOM-r, Sky Cubacub, Matthew Goulish, and Natasha Mijares.
Samuel Schwindt Lobby Competition Recipient
January 13 – mid-May, 2023
Art & Exhibition Hall
400 S. Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Gallery 400 is proud to announce UIC first-year MFA student Samuel Schwindt as the Spring 2023 recipient of the Lobby Competition! Samuel's work is now on view in the Art and Exhibition Hall (AEH) lobby through mid-May.
Drawing from a Chicago Tribune article detailing the glamor of the queer community on Halloween night in 1989, Schwindt's sculpture molds leather into stand-ins for bodies that danced that night away. Its suspension poses that evening’s strange charm, hedonism, and complicated context as a brief interlude against Chicago’s intolerance of the queer community. At a time when the federal government undermined the AIDS epidemic and anti-LGBTQ politics were emboldened, the Tribune's article revealed tension surrounding 1980s queer nightlife.
The Lobby Competition is a Gallery 400 initiative aimed at showcasing the work of MFA and BFA UIC students in the lobby of Art and Exhibition Hall. The competition is an opportunity for students to exhibit a site-specific work with 24-hour visibility.