Doris Salcedo’s work is directly inspired by her experience with victims of extreme forms of violence, particularly in relation to Colombia’s history and current political conflict. In this panel discussion, Rebecca Comay, Juan Carlos Guerrero-Hernandez, and Daniel Quiles consider the political, social, and philosophical aspects of Salcedo’s works.
To inaugurate the opening of her MCA exhibition, Doris Salcedo discusses her practice, processes, and inspirations. She also speaks about the social and political landscape in which she creates her work as well as specific works on view.
On the closing night of David Bowie Is, Neil Gaiman makes a special appearance to read “The Return of the Thin White Duke.”
Musician Annie Clark, who records and performs under the name St. Vincent, joins Chicago-based writer Jessica Hopper in conversation about David Bowie’s influence on her work as a songwriter and performer.
Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell and Oscar-nominated director Todd Haynes discuss moviemaking, glam-rock, and David Bowie in a conversation moderated by Bruce Jenkins. Haynes and Powell collaborated on the film Velvet Goldmine (1998), a tribute to the 1970s glam-rock era that drew on the histories and mythologies of David Bowie, Lou Reed, and Iggy Pop, starring Christian Bale and Ewan McGregor.
David Bowie Is curators Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, present an overview of the exhibition and discuss Bowie’s life and work.
Elizabeth Diller, founding partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, discusses her work and the firm’s creative processes in architecture and art with Reed Kroloff, a nationally known commentator in the world of architecture and urban design.
Art historian Hayden Herrera, author of Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo, discusses the Mexican artist’s life and work with a focus on Kahlo’s legacy, seen in the themes presented in Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo.
In the mid 1960s, the city of Chicago was an incubator for an iconoclastic group of young artists. Collectively known as the Imagists, they showed in successive waves of exhibitions with monikers that might have been psychedelic rock bands of the era – Hairy Who, Nonplussed Some, False Image, Marriage Chicago Style. Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists is the first film to tell this wild, woolly, utterly irreverent tale. The Chicago premiere of Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists, is followed by a discussion with artists Gladys Nilsson and Art Green, director Leslie Buchbinder, writer John Corbett, and MCA curator Lynne Warren.
Creative Time Director Anne Pasternak explains how her organization brings provocative public art to people around the world. She will be joined by Chicago-based artists Michael Rakowitz and Laurie Jo Reynolds.