Events

‘Address’ & ‘Glen Elder’: Exhibition Walk-Through of Richard Rezac’s new work in Chicago

Event Date: April 28
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In parallel with Glen Elder, Richard Rezac’s site-specific installation for The Arts Club Garden Project series, The Renaissance Society will be showing an exhibition of Rezac’s sculptural works past and present, entitled Address. Join us for this two-part tour led by the artist, and champagne toast beginning at The Renaissance Society in Hyde Park. You may arrange your own transportation between the venues, or a bus will depart from the Renaissance Society at 12:00 p.m. and return at 2:30 p.m.; seats on the bus are limited, so please register in advance on The Renaissance Society’s website.

Richard Rezac will lead each walk-through, and accompany visitors to each site.

Schedule

12-12:45
Tour of Address at the Renaissance Society

12:45-1:30 (approximately)
Travel from the Renaissance Society to the Arts Club

1:30-2:30
Tour of Glen Elder at the Arts Club, followed by wine reception

2:30-3:15 (approximately)
Return to the Renaissance Society from the Arts Club

This event is free and open to the public.

Posted April 3, 2018
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PLATFORMS: Architecture & Sound Panel

Event Date: February 28
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Panel Members: Architect Leigh Breslau, Artist D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem, and Musicologist Ryan Dohoney

 

How does architectural design and engineering impact sound? And in turn, how does sound affect the space in which it is heard? And further still, how do artists and musicians think of architecture when they think of sound? Join an architect, a sound installation artist, and a musicologist for a discussion detailing the lineage of architecture as an inspiration for music and sound art (and vice versa), culminating with a site-specific interactive sound installation by D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem activating the gallery. 

Corpus Meum represents the first installation by D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem at The Arts Club of Chicago and exists as a one-night-only multi-site interactive sound installation activating the galleries and its intimate spaces in conjunction with the Architecture & Sound panel.  Conceived as a self-portrait in space and sound, each space corresponds to a part of the body with the entrance as the “head” and to a point in time within the artist’s aesthetic development including: a composition in the central gallery based on Africobra co-founder Barbara Jones-Hogu’s iconic Unite (1969, now on view at DePaul Museum of Art) comprised of the voices of artists, students and practitioners around Chicago; installation of Wan Chuku and the Mystical Yam Farm “tree” sculptures in the Mies Van der Rohe stairwell with a tale from the artist about camping in the Nigerian bush emanating from a Dr. Seuss-ian Lorax-style funnel; a plaintive song of desire and longing inspired by Pipilotti Rist’s 1996 Sip My Ocean; and an enticing homage to Vito Acconci’s 1972 Seedbed.
Corpus Meum sound installation will run from 5:00-6:00 p.m. prior to the panel and then from 7:30-8:30 p.m. immediately following the panel.

Sound Installation 5:00-6:00 p.m.  |  Panel  6:00-7:30 p.m.  |  Sound Installation 7:30-8:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

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Posted December 19, 2017
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Gallery Talk | Robert Burnier & Caroline Picard

Event Date: January 11
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Robert Burnier’s Of No Particular King, an enormous yellow tapestry hanging in The Arts Club’s garden since October, both highlights the color palette of the surrounding cityscape (construction trucks, yellow lines on the streets, caution signs, etc.) and critiques the implicit power structures within it. Burnier talks with fellow artist Caroline Picard about his creative intentions.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

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Posted December 19, 2017
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At the Biennial: A Live Critique

Event Date: November 3
Time: 6:00 pm

Friday November 3

Public Program: Architecture

Architectural Scholars Cynthia Davidson, Penelope Dean, and Geoffrey Goldberg

Program 6:00 pm

 

Now in its second iteration, The Chicago Architecture Biennial has brought ideas from around the world to Chicago. But what to make of the work? The Arts Club of Chicago will again host a live critique of this year’s Biennial, entitled “Make New History”. Come hear Cynthia Davidson, editor of the architectural journal Log, and Penelope Dean, UIC Professor and publisher of Flat Out, share what they found interesting and intriguing in the show, in discussion with Chicago architect Geoff Goldberg.

Free and open to the public

Posted October 13, 2017
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Exhibition Opening | Bettina Pousttchi: Suspended Mies

Event Date: May 19
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Join us for the opening of Bettina Pousttchi’s exhibition of work at The Arts Club, entitled Suspended Mies.

Berlin-based artist Bettina Pousttchi is best known for her large scale photographic interventions on buildings in public space, covering entire building facades. In her photography and sculpture she explores the connections between systems of time and space in a transnational perspective. For her exhibition at the Arts Club of Chicago the German artist (born 1971) will develop a new site-specific photo installation that draws on the history of the institution and its urban context, blending photography, sculpture and architecture.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Posted March 22, 2017
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