Barbara Bloom has an exhibition at The Jewish Museum in New York opening on Friday titled “As it were…So to speak.”  Bloom was commissioned by The Renaissance Society to create an edition - Flash Cards (2003), a set of 26 magnets.  You can buy them at The Renaissance Society museum store.  

This Saturday, March 9, at 2pm join us for a screening of John Boskovich’s 2001 18-minute film, North, featuring Gary Indiana reading from Louis-Ferdinand Céline’s novel “North.” Following the screening, exhibiting artist John Neff and associate curator and director of education Hamza Walker will interview Gary Indiana. The screening and interview will take place in Film Studies Center, Cobb Hall 306 (below the gallery). FREE and open to the public.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres as part of NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star at The New Museum, 2013.  Gonzalez-Torres had a solo exhibition at The Renaissance Society in 1994 titled Traveling

John Neff, 1/4/2011, 2011. Coated archival inkjet print, Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper, 16.25 x 13.25 inches (framed size), courtesy of the artist.

UPCOMING EXHIBITION:  John Neff.  March 3 - April 14, 2013.  Join us for the opening reception and artist talk Sunday, March 3 from 4-7pm.  RSVP via Facebook.

Matt Saunders’ new catalogue has arrived and will be posted in our Museum Store shortly!

The Renaissance Society presents a 150-page hardback publication organized on the occasion of Matt Saunders’ 2010 solo exhibition, Parallel Plot, at The Renaissance Society. The publication functions as both exhibition catalogue and artist book, including a photo-essay by Saunders, a two-part interview between Saunders and Josiah McElheny, and an essay by School of the Art Institute of Chicago professor and experimental film scholar, Bruce Jenkins.  This publication is co-published with the University of Chicago Press.

Trisha Donnelly is currently part of the “Artist’s Choice Series” at MoMA in New York.  Donnelly has selected rarely seen 20th-century photographs, films, design items, architectural renderings, prints, drawings, paintings, and sculptures, organizing them into three discrete presentations that together create fresh portals through which to discover MoMA’s collection.  Donnelly had an solo exhibition at The Renaissance Society in 2008. 

R. H. Quaytman, Passing Through the Opposite of What It Approaches, Chapter 25, 2012; acrylic, tempera, gesso on wood; 32 3/8 x 32 3/8 inches.  Currently on view at The Renaissance Society as part of RH Quaytman’s solo exhibition, Passing Through the Opposite of What It Approaches, Chapter 25on view through February 17, 2013.

Terry Adkins, Darkwater Record, 2003.  Tape recorders, porcelain bust, cassette tape loops of excerpts from “Socialism and the American Negro” speech by W.E.B. DuBois.  Courtesy of Blanche Bruce.
Adkins will have a solo exhibition opening at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art on January 11 and running through March 24, 2013.  
The Renaissance Society’s Director of Education and Associate Curator, Hamza Walker, will be on an opening reception panel with curators Naomi Beckwith of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, artists Dawoud Bey and Theaster Gates, Tang Museum director Ian Berry, and Northwestern art history professor Huey Copeland. Reception at 2 pm; discussion at 3 pm.

Terry Adkins, Darkwater Record, 2003.  Tape recorders, porcelain bust, cassette tape loops of excerpts from “Socialism and the American Negro” speech by W.E.B. DuBois.  Courtesy of Blanche Bruce.

Adkins will have a solo exhibition opening at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art on January 11 and running through March 24, 2013.  

The Renaissance Society’s Director of Education and Associate Curator, Hamza Walker, will be on an opening reception panel with curators Naomi Beckwith of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, artists Dawoud Bey and Theaster Gates, Tang Museum director Ian Berry, and Northwestern art history professor Huey Copeland. Reception at 2 pm; discussion at 3 pm.

R.H. Quaytman, Passing Through the Opposite of What It Approaches, Chapter 25, 2012; Tempera and silkscreen inks, gesso on wood, 37.082” x 60”

Join us Sunday, January 6th, from 4 to 7pm for the opening reception of RH Quaytman’s solo exhibition, “Passing Through the Opposite of What It Approaches, Chapter 25”.  There will be an artist talk from 5 to 6pm in Kent Hall, Room 120.  RSVP (though not required) via Facebook.