The RICHARD AND MARY L. GRAY CENTER FOR ARTS AND INQUIRY is a forum at the University of Chicago for experimental collaborations between artists and scholars.

SIDEBAR: Antoni Miralda and Stephan Palmié

SIDEBAR welcomes internationally acclaimed Spanish artist Antoni Miralda, and University of Chicago anthropologist Stephan Palmié to the Gray Center Lab for a conversation on the intersection of food, art, and other forms of cultural exchange. February 22, 6-8pm.

Spirits of Rebellion: Screening + Conversation

Spirits of Rebellion screening followed by conversation with director Zeinabu irene Davis, University of Chicago film scholar Allyson Nadia Field, and Cinema 53 curator Jacqueline Stewart. March 8, 7-9pm at the Harper Theatre.

Ghost Village

University of Chicago historian and professor Judith Zeitlin (Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations), and Beijing based composer Yao Chen collaboratively undertake the creation of an opera, with Yao composing the music, and Zeitlin writing the libretto. Entitled Ghost Village, the opera will be based on a ghost story of the same name that features in Pu Songling’s (1640-1715) masterpiece, Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio.

Whispering Campaign

Curator Dieter Roelstraete and artist and professor Pope.L (University of Chicago) expand upon their collaboration at documenta 14 where Pope.L first presented his Whispering Campaign project (Roelstraete was a documenta 14 curator).