Not Ready to Make nice: Guerrilla girls in the artworld and beyond
September 3 – December 11, 2015
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (Lower Level)
Not Ready to Make Nice, a major presentation of the Guerrilla Girls, illuminates and contextualizes the important historical and ongoing work of these highly original, provocative and influential artists who champion feminism and social change. Focusing primarily on recent work from the past decade, the exhibition features rarely shown international projects that trace the collective’s artistic and activist influence around the globe. In addition, a selection of iconic work from the 80’s and 90’s illustrates the formative development of the group’s philosophy and conceptual approach to arts activism. The exhibition is further punctuated by documentary material including ephemera from famous actions, behind-the-scenes photos and secret anecdotes that reveal the Guerrilla Girls’ process and the events that drive their incisive institutional interventions. Visitors can peruse the artists’ favorite “love letters and hate mail,” and are invited to contribute their own voices to multiple interactive installations. This multimedia, expansive exhibition illustrates that the work of the anonymous, feminist-activist Guerrilla Girls is as vital and revolutionary as ever.
Not Ready to Make Nice is curated by Neysa Page-Lieberman, director and curator of the Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces, and adjunct faculty member in Visual Arts Management at Columbia College Chicago.
Malachi & Gur Arie Yehuda
Archival inkjet print on photo rag paper
33” x 42”
THE QUEST FOR THE MAN ON THE WHITE DONKEY
September 3 – November 26, 2015
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery (Upper Level)
Inspired by the Orthodox Jewish tradition of the Messiah (the Prophet) who will arrive riding on a white donkey, this 10-year photographic project features portraits and landscapes made in Israel. This project is the result of Yaakov Israel’s search for a deeper understanding of his country and an attempt to relay his personal experiences on the Israeli reality with a broader sense of belonging to the global human collective.
Urban Weather Prairies Symphonic
Studies in D, 2009
Reed, wood, data
October 27 – December 11, 2015
Peeler Art Center, Visual Arts Gallery
Nathalie Miebach’s work focuses on the intersection of art and science and the visual articulation of scientific observations. Using the methodologies and processes of both disciplines, she translates scientific data related to astronomy, ecology and meteorology into woven sculptures. Her method of translation is principally that of weaving – in particular basket weaving – as it provides her with a simple yet highly effective grid through which to interpret data in three-dimensional space. By staying true to the numbers, these woven pieces tread an uneasy divide between functioning both as sculptures in space as well as instruments that could be used in the actual environment from which the data originates.
Her recent TED talk, delivered in 2011, can be viewed online by clicking here.