Chiaro Oscuro—Luftwerk’s second exhibition at Volume Gallery, Chicago—is an exploration of the varying modes and forms of gradient light. With roots dating back to ancient Greece and Rome, the word chiaroscuro literally means bright/dark and refers to the use of contrasts within art compositions. Situating this concept of contrast, difference and changeability as a point of departure, four light-based sculptural works illuminate the gallery, evoking a sense of flux. By using the power of reflection and perception to imply and summon a point of disappearance—a threshold is invoked.
The exhibition is on view during Summer 2020 Please contact Volume Galleryto schedule an appointment.
Luftwerk on Mies van der Rohe
Reinterpreting Space Through Light and Color
June 28 at 3pm CST
Please join an online artist talk moderated by Iker Gil, founder and editor-in-chief of the design journal MAS Context. Also in attendance are Ivan Blasi curator at the Fundació Mies van der Rohe in Barcelona, John McKinnon Director of the Elmhurst Art Museum/McCormick House and Scott Mehaffey, Executive Director of the Farnsworth House. You may post questions to these guardians of Mies Structures. This talk is organized by the Goethe-Institut Chicago
An Immersive Media and Climate Science Exchange between Germany – Canada – US – Mexico
Happy to be invited to join this inspiring exchange!
Between May and December 2020 the Goethe-Institut Montreal is inviting leading climate scientists, artists, and technical experts from Canada, Germany, Mexico and the United States working on the forefront of immersive technologies to connect and share their explorations on climate change and reflect on desirable futures.
New Nature seeks to open up new perspectives, by integrating emerging and immersive media — such as public and virtual installations, projections, and virtual, augmented and mixed reality — with future-oriented forms of science and climate storytelling. The exchange brings together leaders from Canada, Germany, Mexico, and the United States by creating an ideal setting for networking, and forging lasting connections for collaboration and co-production. Through strong partnerships with funders, exhibitors, and media outlets, New Nature encourages co-productions and joint cultural projects between creative professionals in all four countries.
Requiem: White Wanderer at Millennium Park
Jay Pritzker Pavillion in Millennium Park Friday, January 31st – Sunday, February 2nd Concerts held Saturday, February 1 at 5pm and 7pm Please RSVP here
Requiem: White Wanderer is an ongoing sound and art investigation into the rapid disintegration of the Antarctic ice shelf. Inspired by Larsen-C, a 120-mile long crack along the Antarctic ice shelf that broke into a trillion-ton iceberg in 2017, White Wanderer translates seismic data from an ailing iceberg, connecting this remote place to an emotional artistic experience to deepen public understanding of the connection between climate change and sea level rise. Developed in collaboration with composer and improviser Katherine Young, this three-day sound installation is accompanied by two special concerts at 5pm and 7pm on Saturday, February 1. Seating is limited.