Jan 23rd 2014

Please join us for a conversation with three artists exhibiting in The Fifth Dimension, Iman Issa, Ika Knežević & Geof Oppenheimer.

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Room 801

Iman Issa’s work employs sculptural, textual and cinematic means. Animated by the dialectics of the abstract and con¬crete, the speculative and the historic, the model and the monument, she carves out an imaginary of political power in transition. Recent group and solo exhibitions include: Tensta Konsthall, Spanga, MuHKA, Antwerp, New Museum, New York, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin, Sculpture Center, New York, and the Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo. Books include Thirty-three Stories about Reasonable Characters in Familiar Places which was published by the Sculpture Center in New York in 2011. In 2012 Issa was awarded the inaugural HNF-MACBA Award.


Ika Kneževic works in various visual art formats, music, and architecture. She is currently Visiting Professor at Northwestern University Department of Art Theory and Practice. She has performed and exhibited her work in solo projects at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; threewalls, Chicago; White Columns, New York; Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Jan Van Eyck Academie, Netherlands; University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal; Blum and Poe, Los Angeles; Dallas Biennial, Texas; Control Room, Los Angeles and Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. She appeared in the 4th Athens Biennale, Greece. Upcoming exhibitions include Performa and Victory of Literary School X, a monograph of scores, programs and written works to be published by WhiteWalls in 2014.


Geof Oppenheimer’s work takes up questions of civic value, the ways in which political and social structures are encoded in images and objects and how meaning is formed in the modern world. He is currently Associate Professor of Practice in the Arts in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago. He has studied at the The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; PS1/MOMA, Long Island City NY; The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore; SITE Santa Fe; The Aspen Art Museum; The Indianapolis Museum of Art; The Project, New York; MC, Los Angeles and at SF Camerawork, San Francisco. Oppenheimer studied at the Maryland Institute, College of Art where he received his BFA and received an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. He also studied at the Academia voor Beeldende Vorming in the Netherlands.


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