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- professional development for artists
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Hyde Park Art Center presents new curatorial projects by 7 participants enrolled in the Curatorial Practices course, a component of the Visual Arts Certificate Program offered by the University of Chicago Graham School in partnership with Hyde Park Art Center.
“Disclosed/Undisclosed” features painting, photography, collage, ceramic and installation work by Chicago-based artists. Presenting a range of formal, philosophical, historical and existential issues which inform the artists’ formal decisions, the artworks transcend materiality to deliver a backstory, a disclosure. At the same time the artworks prompt the viewer to consider the works’ individual propositions and to speculate about what may be inconclusive or undisclosed. “Disclosed/Undisclosed” offers intersections of highly diverse pieces, ranging from expressions of rigorous mathematics to cultural signifiers to highly personal tactile forms.
Through the exhibition, the curators contemplate their position as interpreter, often translating to the audience the ideas -- whether hidden, mysterious, or obvious -- that exist in the artwork. “Disclosed/Undisclosed” was conceived, produced and installed by Marian Carow, Danielle Eady, Deirdre Fox, Makeba Kedem-DuBose, John-Michael Korpal, and Anita Orlikoff, with assistance from Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibition & Residency programs at Hyde Park Art Center.
The exhibition includes work by Larissa Borteh, Ivana Brenner, Assaf Evron, Brent Fogt, David Anthony Geary, Ruyell Ho, K.A. Letts, Tara Noftsier, Marcus Sterling Alleyne and Monika Wulfers.
About the Visual Arts Certificate Program (VACP)
The VACP program is designed to help artists further their art practice while developing strengths in critiquing, teaching, presenting and writing about art. Curating exhibitions, negotiating contracts, conducting studio visits and writing press releases are just some of the professional practices that artists can master, yet instruction in these skills is largely absent from BFA and MFA curricula. The VACP aims to fill this experiential gap that exists in traditional programs. To learn more about the program, visit www.grahamschool.uchicago.edu.