Trisha Donnelly, Installation View, 2009.  Donnelly is currently featured in Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany. 

Ryan Gander, as part of 2009 group exhibition Several Silences at The Renaissance Society.  Gander currently is included in Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany.

Dawoud Bey, Couple in Prospect Park, 1990, Pigment Print, 40 x 32 inches, Courtesy of Stephen Daiter Gallery

Dawoud Bey’s solo exhibition, Picturing People, will be extended through July 13th.  If you haven’t had a chance to see the career survey of this Chicago-based photographer, this is your chance.  For more information - www.renaissancesociety.org 

Pierre Huyghe, Stills from shooting ‘The Third Memory’, 2000.  Huyghe had a solo exhibition at The Renaissance Society in 2000 titled The Third Memory, also the name of the two-channel film he exhibited.  Based on Sydney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon, a fictional film made in 1975 based on a Brooklyn bank robbery that took place in August of 1972, Huyghe brings together archival news footage of the actual event, excerpts from the film, and footage of John Wojtowicz (the person upon whom Al Pacino’s character Sonny Wortzik is based), Huyghe examines the intersection between film, filmic reality, reality as memory, and reality as constructed by the media.

Huyghe is included in Documenta 13.

Danh Vo, Kunsthaus Bregenz.  Vo will have a solo exhibition at The Renaissance Society running from September 23 - December 16, 2012.

Sterling Ruby, 2005.  As part of group exhibition All the Pretty Corpses, 2005.  Ruby currently has his first solo exhibition in France, “Soft Work”, on view at Champagne-Ardenne FRAC in Reims.

Jeff Koons, 2 Ball 50/50, 1985.  Koons was part of a group exhibition at The Renaissance Society in 1986 titled New Sculpture.  Koons has two exhibitions that will be run between June 20 and September 23, 2012 at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung.  The two concurrent shows will deliberately separate the sculptural and painterly aspects of his oeuvre and present each in a context of its own.  

Join us Saturday, May 26th at noon, for a walk-through of our current exhibition, Dawoud Bey’sPicturing Peopleled by Associate Curator and Director of Education, Hamza Walker.

Dawoud Bey, Chris (2002).  RSVP to the opening reception and artist talk for Dawoud Bey’s “Picturing People”, a career survey including a new chapter of Strangers/Community, portraits of individuals from Hyde Park, Chicago, home to both the University of Chicago and the artist.