SIDEBAR

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.

Past events

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Dec

SIDEBAR: Lawrence Abu Hamdan

 Dec 08, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab at Midway Studios

929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

SIDEBAR welcomes internationally renowned artist Lawrence Abu HamdanDr. 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. 

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Nov

SIDEBAR: Dan Peterman and Heinrich Jaeger

 Nov 10, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab at Midway Studios

929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

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.

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Nov

SIDEBAR: Malu Halasa

 Nov 03, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab at Midway Studios

929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

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). 

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Sep

SIDEBAR: Tony Cokes

 Sep 30, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab at Midway Studios

929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

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

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Jul

SIDEBAR: Robert Bird and Cauleen Smith

 Jul 28, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab at Midway Studios

929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

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. 

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Jun

SIDEBAR: Anthony Elms and Jan Verwoert

 Jun 02, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab at Midway Studios

929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

The Gray Center continues it's Sidebar series with a public conversation featuring curator Anthony Elms (ICA Philadelphia) and writer/critic/curator Jan Verwoert.

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May

SIDEBAR: Gwen Allen

 May 26, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab at Midway Studios

929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

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."

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May

SIDEBAR: Patrick Jagoda and Thenmozhi Soundararajan

 May 08, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry

Gray Center Lab at Midway Studios, 929 E. 60th St.

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.

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Jan

SIDEBAR: Darby English and Matthew Metzger

 Jan 18, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab at Midway Studios

929 E. 60th St.

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.

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Feb

SIDEBAR: Antoni Miralda and Stephan PalmiƩ

 Feb 22, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab at Midway Studios

929 E. 60th St.

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.