1. Dianna Frid & Richard Rezac: Split Complimentary
March 30, 2016
Split Complimentary accompanies the exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum featuring works by Dianna Frid and Richard Rezac shown alongside selected works from the museum’s permanent collection and the DePaul John T. Richardson Library’s Special Collection Archive. It features an essay by guest curator, Matthew Girson and a conversation between Dianna Frid and Richard Rezac.
2. Matt Siber: Idol Structures
August 27, 2015
Idol Structures accompanies an exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum of recent photographs and sculptures by Chicago-based artist Matt Siber, whose work explores the systems of corporate and mass-media communication that permeate the urban landscape. View the publication here.
Essays by Gregory J. Harris and David Raskin.
3. Liminal Infrastructure
May 19, 2015
Liminal Infrastructure presents newly commissioned photographs made in and around Chicago by the Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio. Working with the Liminal Camera, a massive, portable camera obscura fashioned from a shipping container, the Optics Division uses experimental technology in an ongoing effort to map and depict the American landscape. These large-scale prints not only highlight the evolving history of photographic imaging, but also locate the city of Chicago within a complex global network of transportation systems, industry, and commerce.
Essays by Lawrence Weschler and Gregory J. Harris
4. Ink, Paper, Politics: WPA-Era Printmaking from the Needles Collection
September 29, 2014
Ink, Paper, Politics is a beautifully produced catalog that accompanies an exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum in celebration of the generous gift to the museum of one hundred WPA-era prints from the collection of Belverd and Marian Needles. In addition to full-color reproductions of the prints in the exhibition, the book also features essays by leading scholars addressing various aspects of American printmaking in the 1930s, as well as a brief essay by the collector. The result is a wonderful reminder of the stunning artwork that was produced in our name at one of our nation’s darkest times.
5. We Shall: Photographs by Paul D’Amato
November 4, 2013
With Contributions by Gregory J. Harris and Cleophus J. Lee
With We Shall—a companion volume to the DePaul Art Museum exhibition of D’Amato’s photographs—D’Amato broadens his scope to include communities on Chicago’s west side. Through emotionally charged portraits and richly layered interior views, the fifty-four color photographs of We Shall share with us D’Amato’s genuine and complex perspective on life in some of the most challenging and troubled neighborhoods in the nation.
Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Unit 371 with author MK Czerwiec
MARCH 30 | 6:30 PM AT DEPAUL ART MUSEUM
Comics have a long history in the arenas of public health messaging, political activism, and memoir. Comics can bear witness to stigmatized realities, create a new medium for representation, and inspire community engagement and empowerment. This lecture will contextualize the new graphic memoir Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 within the history of comics about HIV and AIDS.
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One day this kid will get larger Panel: Kenyon Farrow & Jennifer Brier
APRIL 1 | 1:00 PM AT DEPAUL ART MUSEUM
Working at the intersections of HIV/AIDS activism and the movement for Black Lives, the scholar, writer and activist Kenyon Farrow will offer a presentation on the correlation between AIDS activism and prison activism – highlighting the many ways in which HIV+ individuals, particularly low-income and black or brown individuals, are criminalized and incarcerated for their health status. Q&A with Farrow will be moderated by historian Jennifer Brier (Director of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago).
Free and open to everyone, but space is limited. Please register in advance.
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The Dead Taste Sweeter Than the Living (After Felix Gonzalez-Torres) by Emilio Rojas in collaboration with Paul Escriva
APRIL 2 | 2:30 PM AT DEPAUL ART MUSEUM
A multimedia performance inspired by the Art AIDS America exhibition at Alphawood Gallery and the companion exhibition One day this kid will get larger at DePaul Art Museum (DPAM), The Dead Taste Sweeter Than the Living is a mobile, interactive event that takes place at both art spaces with a procession in between. The project began and continues with the daily collection of pieces of candy from Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ Untitled (Portrait of Ross in LA), 1991, at the Art Institute of Chicago. Rojas then uses these elements in public performances to initiate a dialogue around mourning, grief, celebration and the impact of loss in queer communities through the AIDS crisis.
2:30 to 4pm at DePaul Art Museum
4:15 to 5:30pm at Alphawood Gallery
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