Wednesday May 1st at 4:15 in MC707!
Join Gabriella Brown, Alexandria Eregbu, and Rashayla Brown in a student-led conversation about diversity, identity politics, and power and inequality and how they pertain to our practices and student life at SAIC.
This conversation was inspired by the recent buzz on campus around issues pertaining to diversity and the “Controversy, Community, and Curriculum” panel that was held in the Neiman Center April 10th.
This is an excellent opportunity to connect with students and faculty who are interested in having these conversations. We will be organizing a new critique and studio visit group and discussing ways to sustain a community of students and faculty in Chicago.
Call for Student Entries: Mapping
Applications Due: Friday, February 10 by 4:00 p.m.
Chicago’s Chinatown Centennial Celebration at the
Chinese-American Museum of Chicago (www.chicagochinatown.org)
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Chinatown Community have partnered to celebrate Chicago’s Chinatown Centennial in 2012. To mark this occasion, the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago will be hosting an SAIC exhibition, titled Mapping . Concentrated around the idea of constantly changing borders and boundaries, this exhibition will feature all facets of the Chinatown experience over the decades and the ways in which the neighborhood has developed and maintained its importance to Chinese immigrants, their descendants, and the Chicago community as a whole. Student applicants’ submissions should center around this concept of remapping a neighborhood, its inhabitants, and the ways in which communities change, with the focus being on Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood in particular. Students may submit up to 10 images and a statement explaining their work. The exhibition will feature a broad range of artwork and ideas in order to showcase the various forms that the remapping and reshaping of borders may take. All media types are welcome.
How to Apply
Applications are available on the SAIC portal under
Community + Events > Apply for an Exhibition
Email Jeanne Long, Director of Community Arts Partnerships at email@example.com or Laura Caroline Johnson, Teaching Assistant, Exhibitions & Events at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for PARTICIPANTS - HAUNTED HOUSE (Mischief Night 2011)
Artists Jeriah Hildwine and Stephanie Burke are organizing a haunted house for Mischief Night, a special event at the Hyde Park Art Center, scheduled for Saturday, October 29th. We are looking for artists to design and construct “rooms” within the haunted house, using PODS-style shipping containers and alcoves in our haunted house maze. The time is coming up quick. We have a great lineup already and we are looking for an additional 2 to 8 people or groups also interested in creating installations.
The haunted house will be composed of ten 5x7x8 storage containers, arranged in a maze-like linear layout, with passageways left between them, in the parking lot of the Hyde Park Art Center. Artists or groups will be creating a haunted “room” or installation in one of the units or in the negative spaces created by the arrangement of the units.
Here are some guidelines for the haunted house. These should be considered an aid to inspiration, rather than a limitation on your creativity:
Each haunted house “room” or installation may be either traditional or non-traditional (haunted house room as art installation), but in either case should be genuinely scary. One or more human performers should typically be present in each room. Costumes and props can be used to create the illusion that the box is like a little window into another world. Electricity may be possible by running extension cords into HPAC. Please let us know if you require electricity (for lights, sound, fog machine, etc.).
Other traditional sources may be popular culture sources like scary movies or stories, cryptozoology (bigfoot, Mothman, the chupacabra), alien abductions, serial killers and mass murderers, or scary themes from current events or history.
Alternatively, you might think about either an art connection, like the artist who murders his model to make a sculpture from the body (a la Roger Corman’s Bucket of Blood), a tableaux vivant of a scary or gory painting (Artemesia Gintilleschi’s Judith and Holofernes, for example), a scary event from the real art world (Carl Andre murdering Ana Mendieta), or a funny/scary reimagining of a famous artist as a monster (Andy Warhol as a vampire draining Basquiat, or Jackson Pollack as a werewolf using a severed head to make drip paintings).
Just to be clear, this is not intended as being a showcase/exhibition of artwork, or a curatorial project. This is a haunted house.
In your proposal, please outline your theme, specific designs, participants, props, projected set up and tear down time, and power needs. Please also provide any visuals is available. There is no budget available for materials and all AV equipment required must be self-provided. There is no fee to submit a proposal. Please email proposals to BOTH Stephanie:email@example.com and Jeriah: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to seeing your submissions! Feel free to email if you have any questions.