Jul 15th 2018

Inquiry 01: Gallery Talk

@ Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership

610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Opening Sunday, July 15th, from 3PM - 4:30PM

On view through Sunday, August 12th

Inquiry 01 presents the works by nine accomplished artists, participants in Spertus Institute’s first Chicago Jewish Artists Fellowship. Throughout the last year, the artists conducted individual and collective research into their Jewish identity and artistic practice.

On view are new projects by the Fellows, along with objects from the Spertus collection selected as part of their work.

In conjunction with the exhibition, join three of the nine participating artists — Leslie Baum, Iris Bernblum, and Jesse Malmed — as they talk about their work and new projects.

Free. Reservations appreciated.

Image: Iris Bernblum, It Feels Good To Be Clean, installation detail, 2016. Photography by Clare Britt, courtesy of the artist and Aspect/Ratio Gallery.



The Fellowship program is co-directed by Spertus Institute’s Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Ionit Behar and curator, writer, and educator Ruslana Lichtzier. The artists — who work in media including film, photography, performance, drawing, painting, and sculpture — have had opportunities to learn from leading scholars, visit artists’ studios, and work closely with objects from Spertus Institute’s collections and archives.

Exhibitions at Spertus Institute are made possible in part by the Harry and Sadie Lasky and Charles & M.R. Shapiro Foundations.

Image: Rana Siegel, Go Feed Yourself, 2017

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