May 5th 2023

center • part: 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition

@ Logan Center Exhibitions

915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637

Opening Friday, May 5th, from 6PM - 8PM

On view through Sunday, June 11th

The University of Chicago’s Department of Visual Arts and Logan Center Exhibitions present the 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition “center • part” featuring works by CM Clemente, Ceyhun Fırat, Kyrin Hobson, Jules Koreman, Iona Bohan Liu, Jacob Pet, C. Tai Tai, and Qiuchen Wu.

Opening Reception
Friday, May 5th
6 – 8pm

Presented by DoVA and Logan Center Exhibitions with the support of UChicago Arts and UChicago’s Graduate Student Council.

Related Programming:

Wednesday, May 10
Ceyhun Fırat, “Peripheral”
Time: 9AM-4PM
Location: Logan Gallery
An unofficial artist residency at the Logan Gallery.

Friday, May 12
C. Tai Tai, ”(swim/survival/sink/soft) TANKING”
Start times: 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm
Location: Viewing from 3rd floor terrace, N1 stairwell on 2nd and between 6-8th floor

Monday, May 15; Tuesday, May 16; Wednesday, May 17; Thursday, May 18
Jacob Pet, “Spirit is the condition for freedom”
Time: early mornings
Location: Logan Gallery

Friday, May 19
Opening reception for “The B-Sides: Studio Out Takes”, curated by Kyrin Hobson
Time: 6 PM
Location: Logan Gallery
A show within a show featuring stolen art that did not make it out of the studio.

St. Oplogy’s Apology: A conversation with Qiuchen Wu and Sıla Ulug
Time: 8 PM
Location: TBA

Friday, May 19 – Saturday, May 27
“The B-Sides: Studio Out Takes” on Display

Friday, May 26
A Beat Happening, directed by CM Clemente, in collaboration with Ceyhun Fırat and Jacob Pet
Time: 7 PM
Location: Logan Gallery
“An exercise of intuitive building. There are no wrong notes here, only good and even better ones. Join us for an evening of improvised music, poetry, and movement. Layers of catharsis caked on with reverb, fuzz, and scratchy inflections. Join the pile-up and bring your own instrument to hammer away at or some lyrics to yowl out.”

Saturday, May 27
Closing reception for “The B-Sides: Studio Out Takes” and Performance evening
Performances by Kyrin Hobson, Jules Koreman, C. Tai Tai, and Iona Liu
Time: 6 PM
Location: Logan Gallery and Courtyard

Jules Koreman, “Four Cornered Shirt” is a performance that explores the language of dance to manipulate and move sculptural form. Four dancers will explore the shape, tension and fluidity of a sculptural garment that connects them together. The performance will take place outdoors in the Logan Center Pavilion and the performance duration is under five minutes.

C. Tai Tai, ”(swim/survival/sink/soft) TANKING”

Iona Liu, “There’s a Birthday Woman on the Pedestal”; “On my birthday, I will invite my mother, who gave me life, to be the only audience for my performance ‘There’s a Woman on the Pedestal’”

Wednesday, May 31
“In Preparation For the International Children’s Day”
Time: 8 PM
Location: Logan Center 201
A screening event featuring works by C. Tai Tai, Qiuchen Wu, CM Clemente, Jules Koreman, and more.

Sunday, June 11
Closing reception
Time: 8 PM
Location: Logan Gallery
To commemorate the closing of center ⋅ part, the artists will host an Open mic which will be followed by an after party titled “center ⋅ party”

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