FARBAR

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.

Events

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Apr

 Apr 28, 2021, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
 Zoom

Link available on Gray Center website on day of talk

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).

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May

 May 26, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Zoom

Link available on Gray Center website on day of performance

The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry invites you to a FarBar program with Johannesburg-based curator Mpho Matsipa.

Past events

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Mar

 Mar 24, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 Zoom

Pre-register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zqbzdisZQ1CuXOJOZ_rPsA

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.

24

Feb

 Feb 24, 2021, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 Zoom

Link available on Gray Center website on day of performance

The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry invites you to a FarBar program with Manila-based curator Patrick Flores and artists Jason Dy and Mark Salvatus as they discuss their collaborative endeavor Register of Deeds: An Archive of Instincts.

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Feb

 Feb 03, 2021, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 Zoom

Link available on Gray Center website on day of performance

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). 

2

Dec

 Dec 02, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Zoom

Link available on Gray Center website on day of performance

The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry invites you to our second FarBar program, a live conversation about storytelling with three acclaimed practitioners, Nathalie Joachim, Emily Lansana and Jacqueline Stewart.

28

Oct

 Oct 28, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Zoom

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.