Just a reminder that next week there will be a bunch of opportunities to check out my thesis exhibition “A Spectre Is Haunting” where I will be showing excerpts from 2 new projects “Crisis Image Archives” and “Local Control” alongside some artists I respect a lot. Here is what we said about the show: Archives, hidden and contested histories, speculative fictions, vault digging, and reconstructing experiences: all of these forms, sources, and gestures characterize the works in this exhibition. Engaging with expanded notions of documentary, Liliana Angulo Cortés, Ian Curry, Daniel Shea, and Daniel Tucker are in critical dialogue with the practices of journalism, performance, and history.
- Wednesday, April 10 – Documentarian Gallery Tour – Noon RSVP – This spring at UIC a group of interdisciplinary scholars have been meeting to discuss their interest in documentaries. On the occasion of the UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition: A Spectre is Haunting at Gallery 400, this group is organizing an informal discussion and gallery walk targeted at UIC affiliated documentary makers and/or scholars. The exhibition features a number of projects that bear an expanded and experimental approach to documentary making, using film, video, photography, and archival research. In soliciting individuals from across the UIC community, the hope is to connect documentary makers from within the School of Art and Art History with makers and scholars from the social sciences and humanities. Open to the public.
- Wednesday, April 10 – Lectures – 5-7pm RSVP
- Thursday, April 11 – Screening – 6-7pm RSVP
- Friday, April 12 – Opening – 5-8pm RSVP
All events are at Gallery 400 (400 S Peoria) which is right next to the Peoria exit on the UIC/Halsted stop of the Blueline. All events are wheelchair accessible.