DEPS - Department of Exhibitions, Performance & Student Spaces Columbia College Chicago

Agitator
Mar. 06, 2000 - Apr. 04, 2000

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Four Walls: Alumni Exhibit
Jun. 12, 2000 - Aug. 17, 2000

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50/50: Meeting Half Way
Oct. 30, 2000 - Nov. 27, 2000

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What They Half Create...
Jan. 08, 2001 - Feb. 12, 2001

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Heaven and Earth: New Visions of China
Mar. 26, 2001 - Apr. 23, 2001

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Fresh
Apr. 30, 2001 - Jun. 04, 2001

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Paradise

Paradise
Nov. 02, 2001 - Nov. 29, 2001

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Ready
Jan. 04, 2001 - Jan. 11, 2001

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Odyssey: The Last Decade
Mar. 04, 2002 - Apr. 05, 2002

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Four Walls: Columbia College Alumni Photography Exhibition
Jun. 17, 2002 - Jul. 12, 2002

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Lost in the Woods
Jul. 24, 2002 - Aug. 23, 2002

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The Chronicle of a Schizophrenic and His Reluctant Helpers
Oct. 25, 2003 - Nov. 22, 2003

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The Brown Sheep Project
Dec. 12, 2002 - Dec. 13, 2002

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Fractured Lines
Jan. 27, 2003 - Mar. 14, 2003

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MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition
May. 14, 2003 - Jun. 20, 2003

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The Mythical Being of Desire

The Mythical Being of Desire
Jun. 27, 2003 - Jul. 26, 2003

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Aaron Williamson

Aaron Williamson
Nov. 10, 2003 - Nov. 15, 2003

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Battling the Birth: Black Images On Screen

Battling the Birth: Black Images On Screen
Feb. 09, 2004 - Mar. 19, 2004

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Chicago LAND/SPACE/PLACE

Chicago LAND/SPACE/PLACE
Apr. 05, 2004 - May. 07, 2004

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MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition

MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition
May. 19, 2004 - Jun. 18, 2004

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Lure

Lure
Jul. 01, 2004 - Sep. 03, 2004

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Mario Castillo: Minimalist Reassertions

Mario Castillo: Minimalist Reassertions
Sep. 13, 2004 - Oct. 13, 2004

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Interior Architecture: BFA Undergraduate Exhibition

Interior Architecture: BFA Undergraduate Exhibition
Nov. 11, 2004 - Nov. 24, 2004

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Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop

Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop
Jan. 31, 2005 - Mar. 25, 2005

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Axis of Evil: The Secret History of Sin

Axis of Evil: The Secret History of Sin
Apr. 06, 2005 - May. 11, 2005

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The Grand Design: Fine Art BFA Thesis Exhibition

The Grand Design: Fine Art BFA Thesis Exhibition
May. 26, 2005 - Jun. 17, 2005

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Photon Flow: UFVA 2005 New Media Exhibition

Photon Flow: UFVA 2005 New Media Exhibition
Aug. 02, 2005 - Aug. 19, 2005

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Visual Constructions

Visual Constructions
Sep. 01, 2005 - Oct. 14, 2005

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Human Exhibit

Human Exhibit
Oct. 28, 2005 - Oct. 28, 2005

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The Wall and The Page

The Wall and The Page
Nov. 10, 2005 - Dec. 16, 2005

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The Gifts of New Orleans: Music and Culture Exhibition

The Gifts of New Orleans: Music and Culture Exhibition
Jan. 12, 2006 - Feb. 17, 2006

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The Middle East Peace Quilt Exhibition

The Middle East Peace Quilt Exhibition
Mar. 02, 2006 - Apr. 01, 2006

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Lo Romantico: Chicago's Latino/a Art

Lo Romantico: Chicago's Latino/a Art
Apr. 07, 2006 - May. 05, 2006

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Mediated Bodies

Mediated Bodies
Jun. 22, 2006 - Jul. 22, 2006

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Inactive/Active: Performative Sculpture

Inactive/Active: Performative Sculpture
Aug. 28, 2006 - Sep. 29, 2006

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Celia Herrera Rodriquez: A Prayer to the Mother Waters for Peace

Celia Herrera Rodriquez: A Prayer to the Mother Waters for Peace
Oct. 12, 2006 - Nov. 08, 2006

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Dress Up Against AIDS

Dress Up Against AIDS
Nov. 16, 2006 - Jan. 05, 2007

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Africa.Dot.Com

Africa.Dot.Com
Jan. 15, 2007 - Feb. 28, 2007

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Core: Site Specific Installation by Liz Nofziger

Core: Site Specific Installation by Liz Nofziger
Mar. 12, 2007 - Apr. 20, 2007

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MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition
May. 03, 2007 - May. 28, 2007

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Action/Interaction: Book/Art

Action/Interaction: Book/Art
Jun. 08, 2007 - Jul. 07, 2007

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Vodou Riche: Contemporary Haitian Art

Vodou Riche: Contemporary Haitian Art
Aug. 27, 2007 - Oct. 16, 2007

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Bilingual

Bilingual
Oct. 29, 2007 - Dec. 15, 2007

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Goya Lopes: The African Diaspora in Brazil

Goya Lopes: The African Diaspora in Brazil
Jan. 25, 2008 - Feb. 29, 2008

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Secrets

Secrets
Mar. 12, 2008 - Apr. 25, 2008

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MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition

MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition
May. 14, 2009 - Jun. 12, 2009

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Scavenger Constructs: Site-Specific Scultures

Scavenger Constructs: Site-Specific Scultures
Sep. 02, 2008 - Oct. 18, 2008

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Paint for Print: Contemporary Illustration, Traditional Media

Paint for Print: Contemporary Illustration, Traditional Media
Nov. 03, 2008 - Dec. 19, 2008

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Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: Life Has Not Even Begun

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: Life Has Not Even Begun
Jan. 26, 2009 - Mar. 06, 2009

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Loaded: Hunting Culture in America

Loaded: Hunting Culture in America
Mar. 18, 2009 - Apr. 29, 2009

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RE:figure

RE:figure
Sep. 08, 2009 - Oct. 30, 2009

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Dis/Believer: Intersections of Science and Religion in Contemporary Art

Dis/Believer: Intersections of Science and Religion in Contemporary Art
Nov. 16, 2009 - Feb. 13, 2010

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Fair Use: Information Piracy and Creative Commons in Art and Design

Fair Use: Information Piracy and Creative Commons in Art and Design
Mar. 01, 2010 - Apr. 30, 2010
Brandon Alvendia

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Tomboy

Tomboy
Nov. 01, 2010 - Jan. 31, 2011

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U-N-F-O-L-D A Cultural Response To Global Warming

U-N-F-O-L-D A Cultural Response To Global Warming
Mar. 14, 2011 - Apr. 24, 2011

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Midwinter: Embrace The Darkness

Midwinter: Embrace The Darkness
Jan. 24, 2011 - Mar. 02, 2011
Justin Witte

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CoLaboratory

CoLaboratory
Sep. 06, 2011 - Nov. 02, 2011
Anne Morse

 
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Black Gossamer

Black Gossamer
Nov. 17, 2011 - Feb. 11, 2012
Camille Morgan

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Not Ready to Make NIce: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond.

Not Ready to Make NIce: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond.
Mar. 01, 2012 - Apr. 21, 2012
Neysa Page-Lieberman

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2012 MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition

2012 MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition
May. 04, 2012 - Jun. 01, 2012

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A Year At Columbia

A Year At Columbia
Jun. 18, 2012 - Aug. 01, 2012

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Machinations: Kinetic Sculpture in the Age of Open Source

Machinations: Kinetic Sculpture in the Age of Open Source
Sep. 06, 2012 - Nov. 03, 2012

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Embracing The FARB, Modes of Reenactment

Embracing The FARB, Modes of Reenactment
Nov. 15, 2012 - Feb. 09, 2013

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Rube Goldberg's Ghost

Rube Goldberg's Ghost
Feb. 28, 2013 - May. 04, 2013

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2013-mfa-photography-thesis-exhibition

2013-mfa-photography-thesis-exhibition
May. 17, 2013 - Jun. 15, 2013

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RISK: Empathy, Art and Social Practice

RISK: Empathy, Art and Social Practice
Feb. 10, 2014 - May. 03, 2014

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The Tyranny of Good Taste

The Tyranny of Good Taste
Nov. 14, 2013 - Jan. 25, 2014
Danny Orendorff

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Slow Read

Slow Read
Sep. 03, 2013 - Nov. 02, 2013

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2014 MFA Photography Exhibition

2014 MFA Photography Exhibition
May. 09, 2014 - May. 17, 2014

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Student Showcase: Illustration

Student Showcase: Illustration
Jun. 15, 2015 - Aug. 21, 2015

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Invisible

Invisible
Feb. 26, 2015 - Apr. 25, 2015

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Division of Labor: Chicago Artist Parents
Nov. 20, 2014 - Feb. 14, 2015
Christa Donner and Thea Liberty Nichols

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Papercuts

Papercuts
Sep. 18, 2014 - Nov. 08, 2014

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Percieved Realities, 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition.

Percieved Realities, 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition.
May. 01, 2015 - May. 30, 2015
Photography

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Vacancy: Urban Interruption and (Re)generation

Vacancy: Urban Interruption and (Re)generation
Sep. 14, 2015 - Nov. 14, 2015

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Bring Your Own Body: transgender between archives and aesthetics

Bring Your Own Body: transgender between archives and aesthetics
Dec. 10, 2015 - Feb. 13, 2016

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Terms of Use: Reproducing the Photographic Image

Terms of Use: Reproducing the Photographic Image
Feb. 25, 2016 - Apr. 26, 2016
Aron Gent

February 25, 2016 - April 16, 2016 Reception: February 25, 5 - 8pm  When artists working primarily with the photographic image exhaust the route of traditional print techniques, they turn to digital, unorthodox and commercial print applications as tools to make gestures in the studio. Printing works directly onto fabrics, matte board, metal and transparencies was once seen as standard practice for commercial street advertisements and store displays, but now functions as a commonplace technique among contemporary artists. Some artists in Terms of Use adopt these approaches, stripping them of their once singular use and repurpose them to critique today’s visual culture, while others employ such strategies to mirror or confuse the viewer, blur the line between a commercial good and an artwork itself. They mix together digital weaving machines, homemade exposure units, document scanners and even the projection of a negative image directly on the gallery wall to respond to the heavily saturated visual world we interact with everyday. The artists in this exhibition find themselves spending less time in the studio and more time communicating with the outside world; collaborating with commercial printers, testing application processes and seeking out the ideal material to execute their concept. The manual production of works now happens at the hands of professionals and the studio has become a place to build ideas, reflect on these choices and share successes and failures with others. The studio, once a place of solitude and creation, now functions as a collaborative vehicle similar to one of a factory production line used in making everyday goods. Curated by: Aron Gent, BA ’07 Participating artists: Chris Bradley, Sterling Lawrence, Jason Lazarus, Laura Letinsky, John Paul Morabito, Erin Jane Nelson, B. Ingrid Olson, John Opera, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Rusty Shackleford, John Sparagana  Related programming: DIY Printmaking- Reimage InkMarch 21st, 3-6p, Anchor GraphicsJoin Terms of Use curator Aron Gent and David Jones, Director of Center for Book, Paper & Print for a DIY printmaking workshop. Reimage Ink will offer demonstrations on a few traditional forms of printing, and Do-It-Yourself printing techniques. Attendees will be able to walk away learning about DIY printing techniques, how to work with different ink types, and demo pieces. RSVP is LIMITED, please contact Haydee Souffrant (hsouffrant@colum.edu) for registration or questions. DIY Catalogue Assembly WorkshopApril 2, 12-2pm, Glass Curtain GalleryThis assembly workshop with demonstrate and deconstruct what a traditional exhibition catalogue looks like. Catalogues assembled will be considered artwork and attendees can take away a free exhibition catalogue of the current exhibit. Gallery Talk with Aron GentApril 5th, 3-5p, Glass Curtain GalleryJoin Aron Gent, curator of Terms of Use: Reproducing the Photographic Image for an intimate discussion on repurposing commercial print techniques for visual art, challenging the photographic image, and curating a gallery exhibition. Exhibition Contact: Mark Porter / mporter@colum.edu / 312-369-6643
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Percieved Realities, 2015 MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition.

Percieved Realities, 2015 MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition.
May. 01, 2015 - May. 18, 2015
Photography

May 1 - May 30, 2015Masters Showcase Reception May 14, 6-8pmManifest Reception May 15, 5-8pm The Glass Curtain Gallery will be closed from 2:30pm - 5pm on Thursday May 21st.  The gallery will reopen at 5pm and remain open until 7pm Photography and the Department of Exhibitions, Performances and Student Spaces is proud to present Percieved Realities, 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition.  Artists Include: Phaedra Call, Ilana Cheyfitz, Allison Clarke, Juan Giraldo, Yeinier Gonzalez, Elaine Catherine Miller, Orlenajean Vieira Exhibition Contact:  Mark Porter / mporter@colum.edu / 312-369-6643
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Skillshot: The Collaborative Art of Pinball

Skillshot: The Collaborative Art of Pinball
Sep. 06, 2016 - Nov. 05, 2016

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Silos

Silos
Nov. 17, 2016 - Feb. 18, 2017
Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph.D

Silos November 17, 2016 – February 18, 2017 Reception and artist talk: November 17, 4-8 P.M.4-5 p.m., Annika Marie in conversation with Shane K. Gooding5-8 p.m., Opening reception Lecture: Jeffreen M. Hayes Ph.D.February 9, 6p.m. 623 S. Wabash Ave, room 203 STITCHistory: A Workshop with Columbia Craft Collaborative, StitcHistory provides a creative opportunity to contemplateand celebrate identity, by way of history, craft, family, and self, inspired by the embroidery work of Johanna MoscosoFriday February 17th, 12-3pm, Glass Curtain Gallery As a microcosm of our society, the art world maintains a system of marginalization based on racial and cultural difference. Artists identified as “other” function in silos, just as they do in society. This exhibition presents eleven artists who examine these silos, otherness, and the cultural and social ramifications of marginalization based on one’s identity, whether self-defined or inscribed. Bearing witness, as these artists do, not only identifies the pressing issues of our time but also challenges the norm of marginalization, absence, and exclusion. Through the work of Yaw Agyeman, Wesley Clark, Nathaniel Donnett, Shané K. Gooding, Esau McGhee, Johana Moscoso, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Ellington Robinson, Stacy-Lynn Waddell, Rhonda Wheatley and Wilmer Wilson IV Silos gives voice to the silence(d). Curated by Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph.D For more information: Mark Porter, mporter@colum.edu/312-369-6643  Gallery Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am - 5pm, Thursday 9am - 7pm,Saturday 12pm - 5pm
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Revolution at Point Zero: Feminist Social Practice

Revolution at Point Zero: Feminist Social Practice
Feb. 27, 2017 - Apr. 24, 2017
Neysa Page-Lieberman and Melissa Hilliard Potter

March 10- April 24, 2017 Curated by Neysa Page-Lieberman and Melissa Hilliard Potter Opening Reception: March 10, 5-8pm, featuring performances by Las Nietas de Nonó + Laura Anderson Barbata with Fem Appeal Revolution at Point Zero is the first exhibition of its kind to position the feminist art movement as the progenitor of contemporary socially-engaged art. The featured projects generate conversations which reframe social practice with intersectional feminism at its core, and support a new feminist-centered theory for defining the field at large. The exhibition reclaims the feminist movement's collaborative, inclusive, community-based strategies as central to contemporary social practices. Point Zero is also the springboard for a publication and traveling exhibition. The exhibition features women-identified, North American artists whose work focuses on radical acts of the personal and political. Selected works include: Laura Andrson Barbata's Julia Pastrana: A Homecoming, including the gender-subverting, history re-envisioning burlesque performance with Fem Appeal; Marisa Jahn's The Careforce, with a public performance choreographed and performed by activitsts of the domestic labor movementl Las Nietas de Nono's Ilustraciones de la Mecánica, participatory theatre of untold narratives about reproductive health in Puerto Rico, Megan Young’s Longest Walk, with Angela Davis Fegan, an installation of female identifying bodies in public spaces created in protest of politics as usual; and a featured recent work entitled Snow Workers' Ballet by Mierle Laderman Ukeles, one of the pioneers of the social practice movement.  Laura Anderson Barbata with Fem Appeal, Mexico City and New York CityMarisa Jahn, New York CityLas Nietas de Nonó, San Juan, Puerto RicoMegan Young with Angela Davis Fegan, MFA '14, Cleveland and ChicagoMierle Laderman Ukeles, New York City PROGRAMMING Click here for extensive programming, including live performance during opening weekend, public events on the Wabash Arts Corridor and artist-led workshops. The program is bolstered by a partnership with Open Engagement along with a half-day symposium featured artists, scholars, activists and curators from around the country. Feminist Social Practice SymposiumApril 21, 1-4pm symposium, 4-6 pm, closing receptionGlass Curtain Gallery and Film Row Center1104 S. Wabash Ave, 1st floor and 8th floor Click here to RSVP for Symposium Revolution at Point Zero takes its title inspiration from Silvia Federici’s formative Marxist feminist text of the same name. The curators pay thanks to the Nathan Cummings Foundation / Jane M. Saks for research funding. The multi-edition cover design for the exhibition was beautifully designed by Belgrade-based artist, TKV.Colum.edu/revolutionFor more information: Mark Porter, mporter@colum.edu/312-369-6643 Gallery Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am - 5pm, Thursday 9am - 7pm, Saturday 12pm - 5pm
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Persist, 2017 MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition

Persist, 2017 MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition
May. 10, 2017 - Jun. 01, 2017

May 5-May 30, 2017 Join us for the 2017 Photography MFA graduation exhibition, Persist. Presented by the Columbia College Chicago Photography department in partnership with MANA Contemporary. Featuring works by Robyn Day, Whit Forrester, Anahid Ghorbani, Sara Hiatt, David Kasnic, Carissa Meier, Rebecca Memoli, Danielle Owensby, Zhi Qiao, Whitten Sabbatini and Jessica Sladek. For more information: Mark Porter, mporter@colum.edu/312-369-6643 Gallery Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am - 5pm, Thursday 9am - 7pm.
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Over & Over

Over & Over
Nov. 16, 2017 - Feb. 16, 2018
Debra Kayes

November 16, 2017- February 16, 2018Opening reception Friday, November 17, 5-8p.m. In Over & Over, artists work with themes of pattern and repetition through the use of habitual behavior and sustained methodology, obsessively rhythmic actions and repetitive results, and patterned subjects and resulting objects; and by taking something having no weight on its own and creating meaning through the use of accumulation. Curated by Debra Kayes Participating artists: Stephanie Adams (Pickle Pottery), Nikki Renee Anderson, Timorous Beasties,Laura Berger, Amanda Browder, Andi Butler, Thomas Campbell, Martha Clippinger, Aaron De La Cruz, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, Gregory Euclide, Bob Faust, Jean Alexander Frater, Dan Gluibizzi, Eric Gushee, Jacob Hashimoto, The Make House, Michael Johansson, Letha Kelsey, Amanda Knowles, Jane Lackey, Dan Lam, Cydney Lewis, Atelier Manferdini, Esau McGhee, The Weaving Mill, Emmanuelle Moureaux, Martina Nehrling, Garry Noland, Renee Ramsey-Passmore, The Pattern People, The Patternbase, Aram Han Sifuentes, Sonnenzimmer, Dan Sullivan (Navillus Woodworks), David Teng-Olsen, Henry Vollemecke, Rebecca Ward, Anne Wilson Related Programming: The Artist’s Body, Tuesday, November 28, 5-7 p.m. Conaway Center, 1104 S Wabash Ave In conjunction with Over & Over, Kyra Peterson presents The Artist’s Body an exploration of repetitive forms that interrogate the relationship between post-modern dance movement and performance art- where these forms intersect and where there is room for the boundaries of these forms to mesh. This exhibition presents two works; “6HRS,” a series of six concrete reliefs of the body, and “to shrug like silk,” a solo work choreographed and performed by Peterson projected onto three screens. These pieces embody three years of research in correspondence with the completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts and were created during a semester long independent study as a part of her thesis for Columbia College Chicago’s Dance Department. Amanda Browder Lecture, Thursday, November 30, 6 p.m.623 S Wabash Ave, Room 203 The Art & Art History Department at Columbia College Chicago is please to present a lecture by Amanda Browder in conjunction with the Over & Over exhibition at the Glass Curtain Gallery.  Born in Missoula, MT in 1976, Amanda Browder received an MFA/MA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York producing large-scale fabric installations for building exteriors and other public sites. Gallery Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9am-5pmWednesday and Thursday 9am-7pm Exhibition Contact: Mark Porter / mporter@colum.edu / 312-369-6643  
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2017 Bologna Illustrators Exhibition

2017 Bologna Illustrators Exhibition
Jun. 15, 2017 - Aug. 17, 2017

June 15-August 17, 2017 Opening Reception: June 15, 5-7 p.m.Family Day: July 22, 12-3 p.m. (see details below) Created by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in 1967, The Bologna Illustrators Exhibition offers illustrators from all over the world a unique opportunity to display their talent to key players in the sector who come to Bologna every year for the most important trade show for the exchange of copyrights for children’s literature. An authoritative international jury consisting of publishers, artists and museum directors selects established artists and emerging talents. The second edition is organized by Columbia College Chicago, in partnership with the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and the Italian Trade Agency. Bologna Children’s Book Fair commitment to the U.S. market will manifest itself with NEW YORK RIGHTS FAIR: the new international adult and Children’s content and licensing marketplace, a meeting point for US publishers, agents, and their global counterparts. This new event will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, New York on May 30 – June 1, 2018. The Bologna Illustrator Exhibition 2017 will be once again a pivotal experience for the Illustration students at Columbia College Chicago who study in a nationally renowned illustration program. The college offers a rigorous Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree, but is also one of the few colleges in the country to offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. This exhibition and competition is a result of a collaboration by almost all of the 150 undergraduate students and over a dozen teachers that constitute the Illustration Program. The full-time faculty, who have steered this project, represent decades of professional experience. The program is led by author, cartoonist, and illustrator Ivan Brunetti (Associate Professor) and Chris Arnold (Assistant Professor), who works as a commercial illustrator and fine artist. Fred Nelson (Associate Professor), who brings decades of advertising experience and Chris Eliopoulos (Lecturer), who works in film/television and on children’s books, round out the award-winning team of educators. This exhibition is sponsored by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and the Italian Trade Agency. The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry. In Bologna authors, illustrators, literary agents, licensors and licensees, packagers, distributors, printers, booksellers, and librarians meet to sell and buy copyright, find the very best of children’s publishing and multimedia production, discover new business opportunities, and discuss and debate the latest sector trends. The Italian Trade Agency is the government organization that promotes the internationalization of the Italian companies, in line with the strategies of the Ministry of Economic Development, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Chicago Office is responsible, among others, for the publishing sector as well as maintaining and regularly updating its publishing website www.italbooks.com. Family Day schedule: July 22, 12-3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Bring the family, catch the exhibition, and join us as we celebrate your child’s creativity, curiosity, and of course, their love for children’s books. There will be drawing, storytelling, and children’s music amidst a showcase of great artwork. 12pm-1pm. “Columbia Student Picture Books”  Enjoy a live reading by Columbia illustration students of picture books written and illustrated by Columbia illustration students. We’ll feature “Just Like You” by Diana Barron, “All Me” by Ginel Lumpkin and Amber People will be reading their own book “Lil Miss Cotton Puff”–each written and illustrated in our fall 2016 Children’s Book Illustration class. We’ll also read favorite books from recent years such as “The Voice of Innes” by Keara McGraw, “No More Pesto” by Zelda Vidal, “Melissa Meets A Monster” by Danielle Knight, “My Name Is Tippy” by Nikki Wicks, “Shelly’s Spots” by Nicolette Schwartz, “The Little Composer” by Renee Rolewicz, and “Tammy and Rufus in Chicago” by Camille Jenkins.  1pm-2pm. “Word Play Drawings” Columbia illustration and fine arts student, Copeland Smith, will read a children’s picture book called “Word Play”, written and illustrated by Columbia illustration teacher Ivan Brunetti. It’s all about compound words. She’ll explain a bit about what compound words are and then help kids think up new ones. Assisted by fellow Columbia illustration students, Copeland will help you create drawings that illustrate your compound words in pictures–a bit like the pictures Ivan has created in his book.  2-3pm. “Create Your Own Picture Book” Get inspired by art work in the gallery and create your own picture book! Illustration teacher Cheri Charlton will provide each participant a blank booklet and art materials. We’ll each find artwork in the exhibition which we find inspiring. Cheri and several Columbia students will work one-on-one with kids to help them create their own illustrated book. Exhibition Contact: Meg Duguid, Director of Exhibitions, mduguid@colum.edu, 312.369.8686 Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.- 5p.m. For more information: www.colum.edu/deps
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Waterworld

Waterworld
Mar. 08, 2018 - Apr. 20, 2018
Curated by Holly + Zachary Cahill

March 8 - April 20, 2018Opening reception Thursday, March 8, 5-7p.m.Catalog release party: Please join the curators for a special tour and catalog release party on April 12, 2018 from 5-7pm (tour starts at 6). Can you see it coming? Late at night when you are in a deep sleep you feel it-- breathing like waves across the sea. Waves across time. We never understood what it meant. The fictional forecasting. Ice breaking. Rain falling. Floods. Human bodies. Market forces. Music. Pain. Tides shifting. Specific Gravity.ArtArtworld WaterWaterworldWaterworld is our present. So many futures are collapsing into now. Those things you thought were on the horizon are the environment we find ourselves in."Nothing is free in Waterworld!" Kevin Costner bellows at the beginning of his movie of the same name. Waterworld was the most expensive film ever made in 1995 and it suffered a disastrous fate at the box office. Yet for all its movie lore punchline-ness the film was almost in spite of itself (making it all the more prophetic) prescient in its ugly depiction of life after the death of the polar ice caps and the ways in which human vanity and hubris can sink both fictional and real worlds.Indeed, nothing is free in our water world. & water is the medium of dreams.So, what does it cost us to dream? What will slake our thirst? Who will vouchsafe our surety in our illiquid world?Georges Bataille famously wrote that the animal moves in the world like "water in water."We are that animal. This is Waterworld.Participating artists include: Leslie Baum, Drexciya, Julie Marie Lemon, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Mohau Modisakeng, David Nasca, and Allan Sekula.Curated by Holly + Zachary Cahill   Related Programming:Please join the curators for a special tour and catalog release party on April 12, 2018 from 5-7pm (tour starts at 6).This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and generously supported in-kind by the Smart Museum of Art.Image: Leslie Baum, shape of the day:e.v,l.h., oil and acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16," 2017
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¡Sí, Se Puede!

¡Sí, Se Puede!
Sep. 05, 2017 - Nov. 04, 2017
Meg Duguid

September 5-November 4, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 2017, 5-8pm ¡Sí, Se Puede! is an exhibition that connects the legacy of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and their work with the UFW (United Farm Workers) Movement to current artistic practices centering on education, history, acts of resistance, and community work in Chicago. For the exhibition, five artists have immersed themselves in the UFW archives to use the documents, images, and publications they found as springboards for creating new works. A selection of’ photographs by Victor Alemán, Cesar Chavez’s personal photographer, is also included to provide illuminating historical context of the UFW movement. ¡Sí, Se Puede! extends beyond this gallery along the Wabash Arts Corridor—with two new murals being painted in September—and stretches west to partners in Pilsen and Little Village. This program provides a crucible for creating a dialogue about self-determination movements and the relationships among the archive, history, and current contemporary culture. Participating artists: Victor Alemán, William Estrada, Ian Kerstetter, Nicole Marroquin, Victoria Martinez, and Gloria "Gloe" Talamantes, with murals by Hector Duarte and Sam Kirk. This exhibition is organized and curated by Meg Duguid with related programming facilitated by Rogelio Becerra-Ramirez. EVENTS + RELATED PROGRAMMING Click here for extensive programming This exhibition is generously funded by a grant from The Joyce Foundation and created with support from Cesar Chavez Foundation, United Farm Workers Foundation, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Chavez Institute for Law and Social Justice, and Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs.   Exhibition Contact: Meg Duguid, Director of Exhibition, mduguid@colum.edu / 312-369-8686 Gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9 am–5 pm, Thursday 9 am–7 pm, Saturday 12 pm–5 pm  
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Corrosive Like Salt Water

Corrosive Like Salt Water
Sep. 04, 2018 - Oct. 19, 2018

Tuesday, September 4- Friday, October 19, 2018 Reception September 13, 5-7pm Corrosive Like Salt Watergathers the work of Puerto Rican artists whose practices pose compelling formal propositions, politically charged imagery, and social commentary about the island’s social and geopolitical position. The artists use esoteric, sarcastic, and kinetic elements to unveil the mosaic of idiosyncrasies related to being born in a U.S. invaded territory. This fact is at the center of most of these artists’ work, yet with radical, acerbic critique they challenge historical narratives, social stagnation, and political myopia in relation to the island’s long colonial history.     In Corrosive Like Salt Water, artists employ revisionist methods, cultural signifiers, and identity politics to meditate and comment on the complexity of Puerto Rico’s racial and economic legacies. Thematically, the exhibition pushes through allegorical projections of Caribbean kinship, island geography, and colonial identity giving the audience a considerate and embedded view into discursive and artistic manifestations in and outside Puerto Rico. Participating artists include: Ramón Miranda Beltrán, Jorge González, Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Josue Pellot, Guillermo Rodriguez, Monica Rodriguez, nibia pastrana santiago, Chemi Rosado Seijo and Edra Soto Curated by Sharmyn Cruz Rivera Exhibition Contact: Mark Porter / mporter@colum.edu / 312-369-6643Gallery Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.Saturday and Sunday, Closed  Image: Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Lluvia con nieve, 2014, Two-channel projection
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2018 Portrait Project

2018 Portrait Project
Jun. 11, 2018 - Aug. 07, 2018

June 11 - August 7, 2018Opening reception June 14, 4-6 p.m. The Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces proudly presents the 2018 Portrait Project. Organized by the Illustration program, the exhibit features portraits created by illustration students capturing colleagues, and campus wide friends of Columbia College Chicago. Exhibition Contact: Mark Porter / mporter@colum.edu / 312-369-6643Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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