Thu, Apr 17, 2014, 6–7:30 pm
Professor, artist, and performer William Pope.L orchestrates a part performance, and part discussion with costumes. This evening will welcome a collective of local artists, performers, and thinkers to explore the rich and complex tradition of public debate and questions around diversity and creative practice.
About the Artist
William Pope.L is a visual and performance-theater artist and educator who makes culture out of contraries. He has been making multi-disciplinary works since the 1970s, and has exhibited internationally, including New York, London, Los Angeles, Vienna, Montreal, Berlin, Zurich, and Tokyo. He is a featured artist in the books Intersections (2008), edited by Marci Nelligan and Nicole Mauro; and Darby English’s How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness (2007). In 2009 he was commissioned by Hauser & Wirth to create an installation in response to Allan Kaprow’s Yard. He participated in the New Museum’s 2010–11 exhibition The Last Newspaper with a reenactment of his infamous Eating the Wall Street Journal performance. In 2011, the Museum of Modern Art in New York invited Pope.L to participate in their FluxKit project. He is the recipient of the 2012 Joyce Foundation Award to create Pull, a large-scale public project presented at Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio. In 2013 he created the performance/film project A Long White Cloud at Te Tuhi, Auckland, New Zealand, and presented his solo exhibition Colored Waiting Room at Mitchell-Innes and Nash, NYC. His work is currently on view at Grey Art Gallery NYU and Studio Museum in Harlem as part of the exhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art.
This program is made possible by the Kristina Barr Lectures, which were established through a generous gift by The Barr Fund to the Chicago Contemporary Campaign.