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Art as Event

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Since the early part of the 20th century, artists have created works that might best be described as events: situated in place, unfolding in time, and often performative or interactive in approach, these works ask the audience to reconsider the very nature of the art experience. In recent years, event-based artworks and actions have proliferated in museums, galleries, and public spaces in Chicago and elsewhere. Moderated by art historian Irene V. Small, this panel discussion looks at the modes of art making and motivations that are leading artists to produce event-based works today, while connecting these current activities to earlier moments in the history of contemporary art. Panelists include artists Laurie Palmer, Adam Pendleton, collaborators Mark Jeffery and Judd Morrissey, and MCA Associate Curator Tricia Van Eck. Recorded Saturday, March 13, 2010, 3 pm.

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Art as Event