ANALOG RAM: THE RETURN OF ACTIVE MEMORY
@ The Research House for Asian Art
3217 S Morgan St. Chicago, Illinois 60608
Opening Friday, April 8th, from 7PM - 9PM
On view through Friday, April 29th
Have “modern” humans finally surrendered their memories to the semi-conductor, the machine, the memory chip? This question has been answered by over 100 School of the Art Institute of Chicago students who, since 2009, have produced an incredible collection of drawings produced exclusively from active recall. Daily life, the mundane and pedestrian, and the spectacle of urban existence are all represented here with the depth of whimsy and emotion that only brain processing can deliver. This is one of the largest collaborative student drawing projects to have ever come out of the SAIC.
Mary Lou Zelazny conceived and nurtured this project for over seven years, which had its origins in her SAIC classroom studio: “Figure Painting; From Photography to Memory.” This exhibition celebrates the originality and flexibility of our students who are quite open to the promotion of mind over microchip.
Held at the Research House for Asian Art, this comprehensive presentation marks not only the 150 year anniversary of SAIC, but the contributions and growing partnership with Asian countries and of SAIC’s richly diverse student community.
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