Monday, April 8, 2013

April at the Logan Center

 Department of Visual Arts student Margaret Crowley uses a lift to prepare a massive installation in
the two-story Gidwitz Lobby. Her work is on display in the first of four 2013 MFA thesis
exhibitions running April 6 to May 26.

MFA Thesis Exhibitions 2013
Logan Center Gallery and select site throughout the Logan Center and UChicago Campus
FreeA series of four exhibitions featuring works by MFA candidates in UChicago's Department of
Visual Arts.
April 6-14: Diegesis
Reception Fri, Apr 5, 6 pm
Featuring works by Margaret Crowley, Maymay Jumsai, Abbie Reese, and Danielle Rosen
 Apr 20-28: Ply
Reception Fri, Apr 19, 6pm
Featuring works by Nick Bastis, Mark Beasley, Anais Daly, and Katherine Harvath
 May 4-12: Wayward
Reception Fri, May 3, 6 pm
Featuring works by Anthony Adcock, Christopher Eastman, Steve Ruiz, and Jen Smoose
 May 18-26: Sway
Reception Fri, May 24, 6 pm
Featuring works by Marco G. Ferrari, Paul Somers, and Stephanie Anne Harris TrevorPresented by the
Dept of Visual Arts and Logan Center Exhibitions

    EXHIBITIONOn view through Sept 2013

William Pope.L:
(2012) and
Logan Center Tower Level 9, 8, 7 windows, beginning in southwest stairwell

Cliff, a site-specific drawing in vinyl, speaks in a contradictory fashion to its surroundings: its
peaks and valleys are cast against the ultra-flat Midwestern urban scape that is visible through
the windows in all directions. Amidst the incongruous desert cliffs one can make out single letters
that spell out a slogan: ON STRIKE FOR BETTER SCHOOLS.With the extended presentation of Cliff, a
bumper sticker and an armband are being produced; they share a graphic sensibility and the
title 'Better' (2013). Both will proliferate into the social surround through various means from
self-directed actions to roving group action. Presented by Logan Center Exhibitions

DISCUSSION & EXHIBITIONFri, Apr 5, 5 pm (Exhibition Apr 3–20)
Borderline Aesthetic: Exhibition & Roundtable

Lower Gidwitz Lobby & Performance Hall
FreeInterlocutors comprised of senior and junior researchers concerned with migration, border, and
mobility will respond to the images in a photography exhibit on display the Logan Center and a
series of propositions issued by the Borderline Aesthetic project. The public is invited to join in
this unscripted, collective experiment in thinking along the border, via unconventional images of
US-Mexican line of demarcation.

Borderline Aesthetic is a project of the International Studies Program at the University of
Chicago. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC), The
Committee on Int'l Relations, Katz Center for Mexican Studies, Center for Latin American Studies,
Int'l Studies Program, and the Logan Center.

MUSICThu, Apr 4, 7:30 pm and 9 pm
The Michael Weiss Quartet: A Tribute to Johnny Griffin
Performance Penthouse 901
Purchase Tickets $10 general; $5 studentsPianist, composer, arranger, and educator Michael Weiss,
well known to Chicago jazz fans through his fifteen year tenure wtih saxophone legend and DuSable
High School graduate Johnny Griffin, returns to Chicago to pay tribute to the tenor master. His
quartet, with saxophonist Eric Schneider, bassist Lorin Cohen, and drummer George Fludas, will
perform a selection of Griffin compositions and standards associated with the "Little Giant."First
set, 7:30 pm
Second set, 9 pmPresented by the Hyde Park Jazz Society and the Logan Center

FILM & CONFERENCEFri-Sat, Apr 5-6, times below
Visions of Scale: Magnification, Duration, Perspective Projection

Screening Room 201
FreeShow times:
Fri, 10 am-6 pm
Sat, 9:30 am-5:30 pm

View the full conference schedule Mary Ann Doane delivers the keynote address, "The Legibility of
Cinematic Space: Perspective and Scale," at the 9th Annual Cinema and Media Studies Graduate
Student Conference. The conference will focus on cinema not only in terms of how it represents the
world through juxtaposing images of varying proximity, but also in terms of the aesthetic
experience of the viewer.Sponsored by the Franke Institute for the Humanities, Department of Cinema
and Media Studies, Tom Gunning Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award, Film Studies
Center, The Alumni Association, Mass Culture Workshop, and the Humanities Division Graduate Student

 PERFORMANCEFri, Apr 5, 6:30 pm
Open Mic & Live Performance: BOOMscat

Café Logan
$7 general; $5 students w/ UCIDDoors open at 6:30 pmOpen mic starts at 7 pmCome enjoy a night of
open mic poetry, music, and performance featuring DC based duo Jennifer Patience Row &
Asha "BOOMCLAK" Santee of BOOMscat! BOOMscat is a soul, R&B, body rollin' duo of women changing
lives, one note at a time.Sponsored by the Organization of Black Students and Arts + Public Life.

LECTUREMon, Apr 8, 7 pm

Artist Talk: Susan Hiller
Screening Room 201
FreeEmerging in the early 1970s, Susan Hiller is now one of the most influential artists of her
generation. Hiller's output has taken many different forms, and frequently derives from a process
of collecting, cataloguing, restaging, and transforming cultural artefacts and experiences as a
means of exploring the subconscious and unconscious mind. Hiller's practice has infused conceptual
and minimalist strategies and aesthetics with the influence of feminism, popular culture, and
psychoanalysis, creating works in a diverse range of media: sculpture, performance, photography,
drawing, and installation.Sponsored by The Nicholson Center for British Studies, Logan Center
Exhibitions, and the Open Practice Committee in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of

LECTUREWed, Apr 10, 7 pm
Artist Talk:
Guy Ben-Ner
Performance Penthouse 901
FreeGuy Ben-Ner, one of the world's foremost video artists, gained international fame with a series
of low-tech shorts, starring his family in absurdist settings carved out of their home and
immediate environment. Most famous among them, Stealing Beauty (2007) was filmed entirely in Ikea
stores, Ben-Ner's clan taking up (illegal) residence in plain view of stunned staff and shoppers.
His visit to Illinois coincides with a solo show at Chicago's Aspect/Ratio Gallery. This event is
sponsored by The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, the Open Practice Committee, and the Department
of Visual Arts. Presented by the Chicago Center forJewish Studies and the Open Practice Committee
in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago.

FILM FESTIVALThur-Sat, Apr 11-13
Celebrating 100 Years of Indian Cinema
Screening Room, 201
FreeCelebrating 100 Years of Indian Cinema is a momentous 3 day event commemorating the highlights,
achievements, and progress of Indian cinema over the past century.Apr 11
6:00 pm - Opening Reception
6:45 pm - "Mathilukal (The Wall)" Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker

Apr 12
10:00 am, "Vidheyan (The Servile)" Screening
2:00 pm, "Elippathayam (Rat-Trap)" Screening
5:00 pm, "Nizhalkkuthu (Shadow Kill)" ScreeningApr 13
9:00 am, Symposium - "Parallel" to What? Pasts and Futures of Indian Arts Cinema

Presented by Office of the President, the Humanities Division, the Committee on Southern Asian
Studies, and the Franke Institute for the Humanities.

ARTS | SCIENCEFri, Apr 12, 7 pm
The Cabinet: On Narrative

Café Logan
FreeEnjoy a glass of wine or beer at the Logan Center Cafe and join in a conversation on the topic
of narrative from multiple perspectives and pathways through the arts and the sciences.

Presenters include Chris Russel and Philip Ehrenberg; Seed Lynn; Abbie Reese; Scott Waitukaitis;
and Graduate  Collaboration Grant recipients, Ty Turley and Sophia Rhee.

Presented by the Arts | Science Initiative

 PERFORMANCESSat, Apr 13 – May 4, various times
Master Class: 'An Enemy of the People'
Room 802
Free with RSVP
ejld@uchicago.eduMaster Classes – Logan Center, Room 802
Sat, Apr 13, 9 am-12 pm
Sat, Apr 20, 1-4 pm 

Sat, Apr 27, 9 am-12 pm
 Dress Rehearsal – Rockefeller Chapel
Sat, May 4, 9 am-1 pmA happening based on Henrik Ibsen’s play, translated by Professor Emeritus of
Classical Languages and Literatures Nicholas Rudall, with creative participation — in voice,
movement, or passionate writing — by those who attend the master classes. Master classes and dress
rehearsal open to all. Refreshments provided. 

MUSICSat, Apr 13, 7:30 pm
Sun, Apr 14, 3 pm
Contempo: Double Bill

Performance Hall
Purchase Tickets $25 general; $5 studentAward-winning composer Liderman transports Sophocles'
tragic tale of Antigone to modern-day military ruled Argentina. The powerfully staged opera
production was awarded the Munich Biennale International Prize and features an intriguing trio of
threes (three singers, three pianists, and three percussionists). Grammy-nominated Argentinian
bassist Pablo Aslan and his quintet follow in the second half with an invigorating jazz-tango
problem that is sure to "push tango to unimagined extremes."Presented by Contempo

FILMSun, Apr 14, 4 pm
A Conversation with Latin American Film Directors
Screening Room 201
FreeJoin the directors from select Latin American films in a discussion of their work and pieces.
Short excerpts will be screened.This event is part of the
29th Chicago Latino Film Festival. Refreshments will be served.Presented by the Center for Latin
American Studies, International Latino Cultural Center, Chicago Latino Film Festival.

 LECTUREMon, Apr 15, 7 pm
Trevor Paglen
 in conversation with Joseph Masco

Screening Room 201
FreeTrevor Paglen's work deliberately blurs lines between science, contemporary art, journalism,
and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and
interpret the world around us. Joseph Masco, Associate Professor of Anthropology and of the Social
Sciences in the College, writes and teaches courses on science and technology, U.S. national
security culture, political ecology, mass media, and critical theory. Presented by the Arts|Science
Initiative and the Open Practice Committee in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of

Wed-Sat, April 17-20 & 24-27, 7pm & 9pm each day
UT/TAPS: New Work Week
Theater Performance Lab, 501
$5 per performance; $10 pass for all performances
TAPS/UT showcases original work of students. Line-ups will be announced on on the
TAPS website.

Wed, Apr 17, 7:30 pm
New Music for Violin and Viola d'Amore
Performance Penthouse 901
FreeRenowned Italian violinist Marco Fusi presents a program of new solo works for violin and viola
d'amore with tape. Works by Sciarrino, Mancianti, and Romano, and University of Chicago graduate
student composers Katherine Pukinsis, Jae-Goo Lee, and Tomas Gueglio.Reception to follow.Presented
by the Department of Music.

    FILMThur, Apr 18, 7 pm
'All Roads Lead to Aubervilliers' (1945):
Eli Lotar and Social Documentary in France

Lecture by Steven Ungar
Screening Room 201
FreeProfessor Steven Ungar (Departments of French and Italian, and Cinema and Comparative
Literature, University of Iowa) situates Eli Lotar's 1945 documentary short, Aubervilles, among
practices of socially committed filmmaking in France between 1928 and 1962. The first part traces
Lotar's involvement with photography, the illustrated press, and film in Paris starting in the late
1920s. The second conducts a slow reading of the 1945 film. The conclusion considers a series of
photos by Lotar published in three print venues between 1929 and 1931.Preceded by a screening
of 'Aubervillers' (Eli Lotar, 1945, France, DVD, 1945).Co-sponsored by the France Chicago Center.


Sun, Apr 21, 3 pm

Hyde Park Suzuki Institute's Concerts for YOUth: Cellobration!
Performance Hall

Purchase Tickets $15/adults; Children FreeStudents and faculty perform on this festival of cellos,
an hour-long educational concert. Come see a stage full of tiny cellos, and big cellos, and learn
about this amazing, beautiful instrument.

MUSICFri, Apr 19, 7:30 pm
Scottish Ensemble with Alison Belsom, trumpet
Performance Hall 074
$35 general; $5 studentsTrumpet player Alison Belsom ranks among classical music's great
ambassadors, one of the most distinctive and ground-breaking musicians on the international circuit
today. In what's sure to be an electrifying performance, Balsom plays with the versatile, always
surprising Scottish Ensemble, a tight-knit group of outstanding string players who perform
regularly together under Artistic Director Jonathan Morton. Don't miss this oustanding University
of Chicago Presents debut.Presented by the University of Chicago Presents.

FILMThur, Apr 25, 7 pm
L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema

Screening of
Emma Mae
Screening Room 201
seating reservations recommendedAfter the death of her mother, country girl Emma Mae (Jerry Hayes)
leaves Mississippi for Los Angeles, quickly falling for a smooth-talking ne'er-do-well, who breaks
her heart despite her selfless efforts to bail him out of jail, first by running a car wash under
the watchful eye of racist LA police, then by making a foray into bank robbery. (Jamaa Fanaka,
1976, 35mm, 100 min)Introduction by Sergio Mimms, co-founder and co-programmer of Chicago's Black
Harvest Film Festival.Preceded by A Day in the Life of Willie Faust, or Death on the Installment
Plan (Jamaa Fanaka, 1972, digibeta, 16 min)Presented in association with UCLA Film & Television
Archive and supported in part by grants from the Getty Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation
for the Visual Arts. Sponsored by the University of Chicago Arts Council, Franke Institute for the
Humanities, Tom Gunning/Mellon Fund, UChicago's Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and
Culture, Logan Center, Conversations at the Edge, Block Cinema, and the Black Cinema House. 

Logan Center Cabaret Series
Performance Penthouse
FreeStudent artists take the stage for an intimate, informal night of performances ranging from
solo guitarists to string quartets, slam poets to performance artists, swing dancers to pop-and-
lockers, and more. The Cabaret Series provides a venue in which both groups and solo artists are
free to experiment.Presented by the Logan Center.


Logan Center Family Saturdays: Family Art Workshops
registration recommended

An afternoon of family-friendly interactive arts workshops (AGES 2-14) with local artists and arts
organizations, academic departments, and student organizations Workshops include Lego animations,
First Steps with Hyde Park School of Dance, Camp DJ with Master Mix Academy, and more.Presented by
the Logan Center, Arts + Public Life, and University of Chicago Presents

 MUSICSun, Apr 28, 7:30 pm
Chicago a cappella: The A Cappella American SongbookPerformance Hall
Purchase Tickets $35 preferred seating; $28 general; $22 senior (62+); $10 student  Add $2 for
tickets purchased at the door. Group rates available for 10 or more ticketsEnjoy new a cappella
adaptations of classics by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, and many
others, including favorites like “Night and Day,” “Blue Skies,” “My Funny Valentine”
and “Summertime.” The guest music director is John William Trotter, conductor of the Wheaton
College Concert Choir and former Associate Conductor of the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Canada’s
internationally-acclaimed professional vocal ensemble.

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