Anne Rorimer, Karen Archey, and Hamza Walker discuss how conceptualism, immateriality, and dispersion exist within the contemporary art institution, as part of In. Practice on Nov 22, 2015.
As the Renaissance Society enters our second century, we continue to grapple with a number of questions concerning the past, present, and future of the contemporary art institution. In. Practice—a gathering organized on the occasion of the Renaissance Society’s Centennial held Nov 20-22, 2015—offers a series of inquiries anchored in concerns relevant to practitioners from a variety of international contexts and scales.
March 17, 2014
Philosophy and Popular Culture Panel
featuring Rebecca Housel and George A Dunn
presented by the Renaissance Society in conjunction with "Teen Paranormal Romance," a group exhibition on view March 9-April 13, 2014.
The Renaissance Society presents the
Black Is, Black Ain't Symposium
presented on the occasion of the Black Is, Black Ain't exhibition catalog release
December 8, 2013
Panelists include Thelma Golden, Huey Copeland, Kellie Jones, Hamza Walker, and Bennett Simpson.
Introduction by Solveig Øvstebø.
Generous support provided by The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation; the University of Chicago Arts and Public Life Initiative; and The Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago.
Joy of the Real: The Reception of “New Art” in 1970s Chicago
Feb 10, 2013
Rorimer will survey a series of Minimalist and Conceptual exhibitions mounted in Chicago during a period when she was curator of contemporary art at The Art Institute and a pivotal influence on the trajectory of The Society. She is the author of New Art in the 60s and 70s: Redefining Reality (Thames and Hudson, 2001) and most recently Michael Asher Kunsthalle Bern 1992 (Afterall, 2012). In 1995 she was the co-curator (with Ann Goldstein) of Reconsidering the Object of Art, 1965–1975, organized at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She has published widely in exhibition catalogues and journals.