SIDEBAR is an ongoing conversation series organized by the Gray Center. We open our doors to the public for an evening of food, drinks, and productive engagement with our invited guests.
SIDEBAR: Lawrence Abu Hamdan
SIDEBAR welcomes internationally renowned artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Dr. Omar Kholeif (Curator, MCA Chicago) and Professor W.J.T Mitchell (English, University of Chicago) to the Gray Center Lab for a lecture and conversation exploring Abu Hamdan's work on the politics of listening and visuality. The discussion will center on Abu Hamdan's work as a "private ear," and his projects that deal with the intersection of politics and legality in the Middle East and abroad.
SIDEBAR: Dan Peterman and Heinrich Jaeger
Artist Dan Peterman and physicist Heinrich Jaeger discuss how their collaboration generated the sculptural installation "Slipping and Jamming: Variable Installation of Z-Forms," on view in the William Eckhardt Research Center through November 30.
SIDEBAR: Malu Halasa
Join us for an evening of food, drinks and conversation featuring a presentation by Malu Halasa (Jordanian Filipina American writer and editor based in London) followed by a Q&A with Dr. Omar Kholeif (Manilow Senior Curator and Director of Global Initiatives, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago).
SIDEBAR: Tony Cokes
The Gray Center is kicking off the fall with a new edition of SIDEBAR! Join us for an evening of food, drinks and conversation with artist Tony Cokes. The discussion will focus on current interests within Coke's practice, which locates itself at the intersection of conceptual art, theory, politics, and pop-music. The conversation will be moderated by Gray Center curator Zachary Cahill.
SIDEBAR: Robert Bird and Cauleen Smith
Sidebar is back!!! The Gray Center will be hosting a conversation with artist, Cauleen Smith and University of Chicago faculty, Robert Bird to discuss manifestos, utopian visions, cinema of/for the future, and their work on the upcoming exhibition Revolution Every Day at the Smart Museum of Art.
SIDEBAR: Gwen Allen
The Gray Center is excited to inaugurate our Sidebar series with a discussion between Gwen Allen (Associate Professor of Art History San Francisco State University) and Zachary Cahill (Gray Center Curator). Sidebar is a new series of conversations and events hosted by the Gray Center. This edition will focus on the ways in which artists use the magazine as "an alternative medium and experimental space."
SIDEBAR: Patrick Jagoda and Thenmozhi Soundararajan
SIDEBAR welcomes Gray Center Mellon Collaborative Fellows Patrick Jagoda (UChicago Department of English) and Thenmozhi Soundararajan (activist, transmedia artist and theorist) in conversation about their fellowship project, Imagining Futures.
SIDEBAR: Darby English and Matthew Metzger
SIDEBAR welcomes art historian and professor Darby English (Art History, University of Chicago) and Chicago based artist and educator Matthew Metzger (University of Illinois at Chicago) to the Gray Center Lab for a conversation on how optical, political, physical and historical contingencies impact the ways in which we perceive and understand color.