Thursday, February 26, 2009


Hey ya'll, I saw this guy's work in New York (or was it Philadelphia?) a couple years ago, and I really liked it. Stuff slowly falling past a window. Slightly apocalypse, explosion, etc. And hey, it's the Renaissance Society, they're awesome! Enjoy.

The Renaissance Society presents three lectures related to an exhibition by Paul Chan, March 1 - April 12, 2009

Paul Chan's digital videos combine outsider art, surrealism, and popular culture in dystopian visions engendered by events of grave social injustice. The centerpiece of this exhibition will be a series of eighteen large, text-based, ink drawings of fonts that convert the keyboard into pornographic language derived from characters in the work of Marquis de Sade, a figure whose carnal transgressions questioned the limits of individual sovereignty. The exhibition will also include large portraits of the Supreme Court Justices, and two new moving-image works.

Sunday, March 1, 4:00–7:00 pm
featuring a talk with the artist from 5:00–6:00pm in Kent Hall room 120. FREE

Monday, March 2, 5:30pm
Paul Chan
Chan’s career as both an artist and activist serves as an invaluable example of the social, political and cultural forces that have shaped contemporary art over the past decade. This event is co-sponsored with the University of Chicago, Open Practice Committee. It will take place in Kent Hall room 120. FREE

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