Conceived as a way to maintain the ethos of our regular Sidebar series for the pandemic moment, FarBar is a vehicle for artistic and scholarly dialogue with practitioners from around the world. Throughout 2020-2021, our planned conversations with artists in Puerto Rico, Haiti, South Africa, Vietnam, Lebanon, the Philippines, and Chicago will revolve around translation, indigeneity, ecological and economic collapse, logics of extraction, crisis, and memory and the archive. Being online for the year will also enable the Gray Center to reach audiences well beyond our Chicago geography, so please invite your far-flung friends.
To learn more about our FarBar program, read this recent article here.
The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry invites you to join us for a FarBar program with two of skateboard culture’s most visionary and respected figures, Mark Gonzales and Alexis Sablone, in conversation with writer and critic Kyle Beachy.
The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry invites you to a FarBar program of Sonic as Landscape with curator Mpho Matsipa, artist Olalekan Jeyifous, writer and researcher Wale Lawal, and composer Dani Kyengo O'Neill.
The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry's FarBar presents ‘LAND, RIVER, AND SEA: THE MOVING LANDSCAPE ‘OF HUNTERS AND GATHERERS” – a screening program and online discussion - conceived by ‘Pollination’ curators Kittima Cheeraprasit and LIR (Mira Asriningtyas & Dito Yuwono), featuring a discussion with filmmakers Tita Salina and Nontawat Numbenchapol; and Zoe Butt (Artistic Director, The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh City).
ONLINE SCREENING, APRIL 21 - MAY 30. The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry's FarBar program presents LAND, RIVER, AND SEA: THE MOVING LANDSCAPE OF HUNTERS AND GATHERERS – a screening program and online discussion - conceived by Pollination curators Kittima Cheeraprasit and LIR (Mira Asriningtyas & Dito Yuwono). Featuring artists/filmmakers Tita Salina, Prilla Tania, Wut Chalanant, Nontawat Numbenchapol, and Maryanto, this screening program is centered on investigations into the ecology of land, water, and community, specifically within Indonesia and Thailand.
In this FarBar program, curator and writer Omar Kholeif presents samples of new writing and thinking around his work in progress, Code-Switchers: The Art of Being Invisible. UChicago faculty W.J.T. Mitchell and Ghenwa Hayek will be discussants.
In collaboration with the Arts, Science, and Culture Initiative, the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry invites you to a FarBar program with artist and filmmaker Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, physicist Sidney Nagel (UChicago), and Ph.D. candidate in neurobiology Jennifer Ding (UChicago).
The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry invites you to our inaugural FarBar program with artist Amira Hanafi. From now until October 28, Hanafi welcomes participants to join in a crowd translation of The English Unity Act. Participants can offer their own translations in whatever language(s) they prefer via a Google doc that the artist has set up. On October 28, the artist will host a forum over Zoom to discuss the project and encourage further live translating. A link to the Zoom event will be posted on the Gray Center's Home Page.