Artists, designers and architects working inside or outside institutions, what’s the difference?
Please come out to the second edition of Talking Cure, a new series initiated this fall by Tony Tasset, sculptor and UIC faculty member, along with Lorelei Stewart, director of Gallery 400, and Anthony Elms, assistant director, and now joined by UIC graduate student Tim Nickodemus. Four times this year, Talking Cure brings together UIC individuals as well as guests and friends from the city for informal discussions on topics in visual art, be they current issues, stereotypes, archetypes, common misconceptions, hard facts, or all of the above.
Following on the heels of the October discussion on artists and anguish, we tackle working with institutions, or not. While the discussion will surely hit upon the politics of institutional engagement and the histories of institutional critique, it will also lay out the practical and strategic methods of working within or circumventing myriad institutions. We hope, too, that more general conceptions of public and private and autonomy will be shared and examined.
Please come and contribute your thoughts to the conversation.