Jacqueline Stewart, professor in Cinema and Media Studies and the College, has been named interim director of the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry. Stewart, who has served on the Gray Center Advisory Council, will lead the collaborative arts center from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 while the Gray Center’s current director David Levin is on leave as a Faculty Fellow at the Franke Institute for the Humanities. Read more here.
The RICHARD AND MARY L. GRAY CENTER FOR ARTS AND INQUIRY is a new forum at the University of Chicago for experimental collaborations between artists and scholars.
As part of The Freedom Principle at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Catherine Sullivan's film, Afterword Via Fantasia, is conceived within the framework of an opera written by composer George Lewis and co-directed between Sullivan and long time collaborator Sean Griffin. Through November 22.
Part of Chances Dances' Platforms, a 10-year anniversary series of programs, this group exhibition curated by Oli Rodriguez features artists whose works deal with unwrapping alternative sexualities through re-presenting various modes of desire. September 2-18 in the Gray Center Lab. Opening reception Thursday September 3, 5-9p.
At the intersection of dance and sign language, Doggy Style transposes the athletic poetry of spontaneous canine movements onto human bodies. Join us for a studio performance and conversation with Switzerland-based choreographer Joshua Monten and faculty from University of Chicago's Center for Gesture, Sign, and Language. Tuesday September 29, 4:30 - 6p at the Logan Center for the Arts.
Mellon fellows George Lewis, Catherine Sullivan, and Sean Griffin have joined forces with the trail-blazing new music group, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), to fashion a multimedia opera that functions not as a history of the AACM, but as a “Bildungsoper”--a coming-of age opera of ideas, positionality, and testament. October 16-17, 2015 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.