1990, artists and thinkers from around the world have come
to Chicago every November for a Festival commemorating the
power of ideas in human culture. Each Festival brings together
novelists, scholars, musicians, artists, poets, policy makers,
and others to offer presentations around a theme of universal
interest - this year, the Festival will explore, from November
1 - 11, Words & Pictures. In addition, the Chicago Humanities
Festival presents a variety of public and educational programs
during the year.
years festival probes the power of words and pictures and
the relationship-often symbiotic, sometimes strained-between
them. What can one do that the other can't? Is our media-saturated
culture making us more visual, or simply less literate? Can
words and pictures be harmful? How is technology changing
the way we use them?
is speaking at the festival November 11th in a session entitled
"Electronic Literature: Pushing the Boundaries"
"An angel is not
a person or a thing. It is an even that comes to us in the guise of
is the third instalment in a series of showcases for newly commissioned
multidisciplinary performances. United by a common theme, some of
the city's most exciting artists develop their pieces independently
and then gather to create a daring work of cutting-edge vitality.
Incorporating the disciplines of music, film, dance, theatre and circus
arts, this is theatrical experimentation without boundaries.
Theatre Passe-Muraille box office etc. here.
21: "Art21 rewrites the possibilities for art on television.
Its true subject is inspiration, and its method scraps all the formulas
by getting rid of narrators and allowing artists to tell us in their
own words how they work and why they do what they do."
New York Times review 09/09/01 here
(one-time registration required for access)
**NB: because of the recent event in the United
States, the premier of this programme has been postponed. Watch
this page -- or the art21 website (very good) - for new information
as it becomes available.**
Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W, Toronto
Tel: 416.979.6648. www.ago.net
Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), 5040 Yonge St (entrance on
North York Blvd)
COME PART MENTAL: an exhibition by Floria Sigismondi September 14
to October 28, 2001 Gathering Shades: Catherine Heard/ Ed Pien November
16, 2001 to January 13, 2002
Deleon White Gallery (DWG),New location: 1096 Queen
St W, Toronto, M6J 1H9, Tel: 416.597.9466 www.eco-art.com/deleon
McMichael Canadian Art Collection,10365 Islington Ave N, Kleinburg,
Ontario, L0J 1K0, Tel: 905. 893.1121, June 30-Sept. 9, 2001, Carr,
O'Keeffe, Kahlo: Places of Their Own Web: www.mcmichael.com
art Forum, Kitchener
Shaw, part of the teaching team, is a participant) September
15-23, Kitchener City Hall
link to exhibition
Take a look at the schedule for interdisciplinary roundtable
events are free and open to the public.
recommended this week
Soltribe: Thursday october 25th at Fez Batik 10 p.m.
Brian Rondon, a student in this class, was part of the event.
Kate Alton & Overall dance - Sept 26-oct.7 More information,
Highly recommended by a member of the class.