Events

Public Event: Rudzienko Screening with Melika Bass

Event Date: June 2
Time: 6:30 pm
Installation view of Rudzienko. Photo: Michael Tropea.

Installation view of Rudzienko. Photo: Michael Tropea.

The Arts Club premieres Sharon Lockhart’s latest film, Rudzienko. Chicago-based filmmaker and installation artist Melika Bass will give an introduction to the film before the screening begins.

The film, along with related still photographs entitled When You’re Free You Run in the Dark, derives from her long-standing relationship with Milena, a girl she met during the making of another film, Podwórka, in Łódź in 2009. During the past two years, Lockhart organized summer retreats for a group of teenagers who lived with Milena in a girls’ home near Warsaw in the town of Rudzienko. Through exercises in movement, reenactment, dance, yoga, craft, cooking, writing, and performance, Lockhart encouraged the girls to bring forth their personal narratives.

Sharon Lockhart is an American artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1991 and her MFA from the Art Center College of Design in 1993. She has been a Radcliffe Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Rockefeller Fellow. Her films and photographic work have been widely exhibited at international film festivals and in museums, cultural institutions, and galleries in New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Turin, Rio de Janeiro, and many more around the world.

Melika Bass is a filmmaker and installation artist, whose international exhibitions and screenings include the BFI London Film Festival; Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York; Torino Film Festival, Italy; and solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Hyde Park Art Center. Bass has received an Artadia Award (NYC), the Kodak/Filmcraft Award, an Experimental Film Prize from the Athens International Film Festival, and two Media Arts Fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council. In 2014, Bass was an appointed Pick-Laudati Resident Artist at the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern University. Bass is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Posted May 20, 2016
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Public Event: Alexander Calder Speaks his Letters at The Arts Club of Chicago

Event Date: August 12
Time: 7:00 pm
Alexander Calder, Red Petals, 1942. Plate steel, steel wire, sheet aluminum, soft-iron bolts, and aluminum paint.

Alexander Calder, Red Petals, 1942. Plate steel, steel wire, sheet aluminum, soft-iron bolts, and aluminum paint.

In 1941, former Arts Club president Rue Shaw commissioned Alexander Calder to create the mobile Red Petals, a prominent part of the club’s collection. For this program, Calder and Shaw return to The Arts Club to share the letters, telegrams, and sketches that resulted in this iconic sculpture.

 

With:
Dmitry Samarov as Alexander Calder
Jane Beachy as Rue Shaw
Izzy Olive as Isabel Jarvis

with host Paul Durica

 

This program made possible by the generous support of the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Posted May 5, 2016
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Public Event: Le Corbusier Translated Live at the Wrigley Building

Event Date: July 8
Time: 7:00 pm

CorbusierIn 1935, the architect Le Corbusier arrived in Chicago to give two highly-anticipated lectures at The Arts Club and the Renaissance Society. To celebrate this moment, The Arts Club revisits its third location – the Wrigley Building – to restage Le Corbusier’s talk on the modern city, presented in French and English. Aurelien Pederzoli portrays Le Corbusier, and Bill MacKay his assistant and translator, Robert Jacobs.

Posted May 5, 2016
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Public Event: Frank Lloyd Wright Edifies at the Fine Arts Building

Event Date: June 10
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
View of Japanese Prints from the Collection of Frank Lloyd Wright, 1917. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries.

View of Japanese Prints from the Collection of Frank Lloyd Wright, 1917. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries.

The Arts Club returns to its first location – the fifth floor of the Fine Arts Building – to reopen one of its earliest exhibitions, originally shown in 1917: Japanese prints from the collection of Frank Lloyd Wright. Among prints by Harunobu, Hiroshige, Katsukawa Shunsho, and others, the architect will deliver the lecture “The Print and the Renaissance,” followed by a reception and concert.

Posted May 5, 2016
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Lou Mallozzi: Halve Knots

Event Date: April 20
Time: 7:00 pm

Doubling, architecture, duration, and displacement—Halve Knots, the work of Lou Mallozzi, will unfold and offer an interweaving of sound, text, image, and action that allows the audience to drift or focus as desired.

Open to the public, this program will feature four pieces that include performance, installation, and drawing:

Two Rooms (for DVM) (2005), looping video with stereo sound.

Talk to the wall (2016), performed by Anna Orlikowska and Willy Smart with voice-activated piano.

Module (2016), installation with four tape measures.

Decades (for MM) (2016), a durational performance and drawing by Lou Mallozzi.

Lou Mallozzi is a Chicago based interdisciplinary artist who works primarily with sound, text, drawing, installation, performance, and music. He has presented his work at many venues in the US and Europe, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Renaissance Society, the Evanston Art Center, Donald Young Gallery, Experimental Intermedia in New York, Ausland in Berlin, Podewil in Berlin, TUBE Audio Art Series Munich, Radiorevolten Festival Halle, DETT Festival in Geneva, and many others. He is Adjunct Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Sound Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In June he will depart his current position as Executive Director of Experimental Sound Studio, which he co-founded 30 years ago as a center for the presentation and production of exploratory sonic arts in Chicago.

Posted March 26, 2016
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