Sep 16th 2017

Dialogues | Saturday, September 16

@ Navy Pier

600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Opening Saturday, September 16th, from 12PM - 6PM

Presented in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago(SAIC), /Dialogues offers panel discussions, conversations and provocative artistic discourse with leading artists, curators, designers and arts professionals on the current issues that engage them.


Bethany Collins (Artist, PATRON, Chicago), Lavar Munroe (Artist, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco), and Dan Peterman (Artist, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago). Moderated by Florence Derieux (2017 IN/SITU Curator).

Join IN/SITU Curator Florence Derieux for a panel discussion with select artists from the 2017 program, entitled Chronopolitics. Featuring large-scale suspended sculptures and site-specific works within the exhibition hall, IN/SITU is presented within the vast vaulted architecture of Navy Pier.


Paola Pivi (Artist | Galerie Perrotin) and Sarah Thornton (Writer and Sociologist of Culture)

Renowned author and cultural sociologist, Sarah Thornton, will interview Paola Pivi, an artist whose dynamic sculptures and installations address the tragicomedies of life, society, nature and power. Appropriating cultural symbols and translating them into an art context, the subjects of Pivi’s spectacular and enigmatic practice have included live animals in the museum, an upside-down G-91 fighter jet, anthropomorphic feathered polar bears and unedited documentation of staged performances.


Jan Verwoert (Critic and Author), Jörg Heiser (Author), and Ian F. Svenonius (Musician and Author)

Featuring critics, writers, musicians and music theorists, this panel will focus on lyricism in the expanded sense of their multi-faceted practices—from the contemporary art review to sonic adaptations. How does the metric of language—rhythm, rhyme, and lyricism—change within these contexts? Art Critics Jan Verwoert and Jörg Heiser, both members of the band La Stampa (Italian for “the press”) will be joined by musician and acclaimed author of Censorship Now!! Ian F. Svenonius in advance of their Fall 2017 album release. Presented in partnership with the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago.


Image: La Stampa, image by Stefan Korte.

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