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November 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

When: Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:009:00 p.m.
Where: Logan Center, Screening Room 201
915 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL
Description: A screening and talk by British visual artist Simon Starling as part of the University–wide CP–1 commemoration. Since emerging from the Glasgow art scene in the early 1990s, Simon Starling has established himself as one of the leading artists of his generation, working in a wide variety of media (film, installation, photography) to interrogate the histories of art and design, scientific discoveries, and global economic and ecological issues, among other subjects. The recipient of the 2005 Turner Prize, Starling has had major exhibitions in Kunsthallen and museums throughout the world, and his work can be found in the collections of some of the world’s leading art institutions. Starling will screen two of his recent films, Project for a Masquerade (Hiroshima) (2010), a complex multi-media installation, in part on a quintessential Chicago story concerning the early days of nuclear energy development and the monument designed by Henry Moore commemorating its discovery, and another film related to the Masquerade titled, At Twilight. Joshua Abrams and his group, Natural Information Society, will perform live to the Hawk Dance, which is part of At Twilight. For Project for a Masquerade (Hiroshima), Starling has connected the idea of the mask to Japanese Noh theater and worked with a Noh mask-maker, Yasuo Miichi, in Osaka to create a set of masks that fuse traditional Noh masks with characters both historical and fictional who were contemporary to Moore.

Presented by the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative, the Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry, the Department of Visual Arts, and the Film Studies Center. The “Arts and the Nuclear Age” lecture series is partially supported by the Franke Institute for the Humanities.

Cost: Free
Contact: UChicago Arts
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November 30, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Logan Arts Center
915 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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