HumanUfactorY(ng) Workstyles: The Motion Journals of Excerpts from the User’s Guide to Mildred’s Lane. A costume drama of the everyday.by J. Morgan Puett
Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Drive
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Coming to Chicago as a film student at SAIC, J. Morgan Puett made small film sketches, while her research into costume thrust her into deeper curiosities around clothing and dwelling, eventually leading her to an established career as an innovator in the fashion industry. In the next chapter of an evolving and emergent story, Puett fabricated immersive installations in museums and other sites around the world that brought a reality to our sensory and imaginative connection to cloth and other material objects.
Puett returns again to her Chicago inspiration, this time to the Jane Addams Hull-House and Addams’s Labor Museum endeavor with John Dewey, who also saw growth and creativity as a dialogue between doing and reflecting. Puett’s installation engages this history to present a deep reflection on the doings of Mildred’s Lane—her art-as-life practice going on twenty years—through films, photography, costumes, and belongings, creating a period room that transgresses time and place.
Puett (SAIC BFA 1981, MFA 1984) is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural producer, fashion designer, and co-founder with Mark Dion and director of Mildred’s Lane and The Mildred Complex(ity) in the upper Delaware River Valley on the border of New York and Pennsylvania where being is profoundly a social and political practice. Her work explores pedagogical structures, systems of labor, sociality, ethics, and all-encompassing lived experience. Earlier she intervened in the fashion system through storefront installations and clothing/dwelling projects in Manhattan, followed by museum installations on the histories of the needle trade systems. Puett’s awards include the John and Marva Warnock, United States Artists Simon Fellow, the Smithsonian Institution Artist Research Fellowship, Anonymous Was A Woman Award, PEW Charitable Trust.
made possible by the William Bronson and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lectureship in Fiber and Material Studies
Visiting Artists Program: Irene Hofmann: Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series
Tuesday, September 16, 6:00 p.m.
SAIC Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.
Irene Hofmann (MA 1994) is the Phillips Director and Chief Curator of SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico. Most recently, she was the executive director and curator of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore. She has also held curatorial positions at the Orange County Museum of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, Walker Art Center, and New Museum of Contemporary Art. She has organized exhibitions and new commissions by artists such as Joseph Grigely, Marjetica Potrc, Mungo Thomson, Jason Dodge, Fabrice Gygi, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Fritz Haeg, Christine Hill, and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle (MFA 1989). Some of her group exhibitions include Agitated Histories (2011),Broadcast (2007), Girls’ Night Out (2003), and the 2002 and 2004 California Biennial.
Under Hofmann’s leadership, SITE Santa Fe has launched a new biennial exhibition series that explores contemporary art from Nunavut to Tierra del Fuego. SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas is a six-year commitment to a series of linked exhibitions with a focus on contemporary art and cultural production of the Americas. The first edition of this new biennial series, SITElines.2014: Unsettled Landscapes on view July 20, 2014–January 15, 2015, looks at the urgencies, political conditions, and historical narratives that inform the work of contemporary artists across the Americas. Through three themes—landscape, territory, and trade—this exhibition expresses the interconnections between representations of the land, movement across the land, and economies and resources derived from the land.
I will be having my first solo show on Sunday, October 5th at 9:30 pm at the Siragusa Gallery! Very exciting!
Student work by Daliah Ammar
My class meets in the Field Museum and I get to just draw all day. Such happy. Much draw. #birb #sketch #pencil #saic #fieldmuseum
Student work by Sheika Lugtu
In the summer of 2012 I went on a study abroad trip with SAIC to Paris and Antwerp that changed my life. While I was living in Antwerp I made a short film about my experiences and love of the city. Recently this film was discovered and entered into a film festival in which it is now a finalist. The winner is decided by social media voting, and I would love all of the support from the SAIC community that I can muster. Click here to vote for home sweet home, and click here to learn more about my incredible summer abroad.
Thanks so much!
Student work by Grace DuVal
Artist Name: Griffin Miller
Gemini Heart, 2014
Traditional Cut and Paste Collage
Currently a twenty-two year old undergraduate artist/student/teacher working on my BFA with an emphasis in Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Please feel free to contact me with questions or inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Student work by Griffin Miller
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 162 Building
Coming to SAIC for a campus tour this Fall? Don’t forget to check out our 162 North State Street Residence Hall!
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September 4–October 18
Reception: Thursday, September 4, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Gallery X, 280 S. Columbus Dr., room 113
Manifest exposes the underlying significance between object and action: the latent evidence of interaction. The gallery will be transformed into a viewing room, where interactions between humans and objects are welcomed, documented, and displayed. Utilizing forensic tools and techniques typically reserved for crime scene investigation, artist Amanda Taves (BFA 2015) will reveal the objects’ concealed contact history.