Events, Fall 2011
- Curator's discussion with Jane Becker Nelson, Sunday, September 11, at 2:00 p.m., in the Gallery
- Artist's discussion with Wafaa Bilal, Thursday, October 6, at 7:00 p.m., in Griffiths 123
Wafaa Bilal, Domestic Tension,
2007, archival inkjet print
IRAQI-BORN ARTIST Wafaa Bilal's work is informed by his home in the "comfort zone" of the U.S. and his consciousness of the "conflict zone" in Iraq. Many of Bilal's projects transform the typically passive experience of viewing art into a participatory event. In Domestic Tension, he confined himself to a Chicago gallery space for 30 days and allowed viewers to log on to the Internet to contact or "shoot" him day and night with a remote-controlled paintball gun.
His interactive performance pieces have received overwhelming worldwide attention, sparked provocative online debates, and earned him recognition as the Chicago Tribune's Artist of the Year. An assistant professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Bilal travels and lectures extensively.
- Artists' residency, October 24 - November 11
Inga and Andy Hamilton will be available for class visits and gallery tours throughout their residency.
- Lecture by the artists, Wednesday, October 26, at 4:30 p.m., in Griffiths 123
- Gong meditation and relaxation for creativity with Gurumantra Kaur, Tuesday, November 8, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., in the Gallery
This event is free and open to the public. Bring a cushion or mat if you have one. Please share this information with students and friends!
- Gallery discussion with Inga and Andy Hamilton, Thursday, November 10, at 7:00 p.m., reception to follow
- Monday, September 19
Theme: Tenth anniversary of 9/11
- Monday, October 10
- Monday, November 14 - location changed to Herring Cole Hall
Looking Back | Moving Forward
Jane Becker Nelson holds a BA in Studio Art and Art History from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. She is currently pursuing her MA in Art History at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.
by Inga and Andy Hamilton
Poetry for Peace
Readings are at 4:30 p.m., in the gallery
(with the exception of November 14)
Please come to read a poem you've written, a poem by a favorite poet, or just to listen to poems on a different theme. And bring your friends! You are welcome to read poems in languages other than English, but you should provide an English translation as well. Because we believe the empathetic community created by sharing ANY kind of poetry can lead to peace and social justice, we welcome all poems, not just those that touch directly on those themes. Poetry for Peace readings are eligible for the First Year Cup.