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Inquiry 01: Chicago Jewish Artists Fellowship Exhibition Opening

Inquiry 01: Chicago Jewish Artists Fellowship Exhibition Opening

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm


This event is free. Reservations appreciated. 

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Inquiry 01 presents the works by nine accomplished artists, participants in Spertus Institute’s first Chicago Jewish Artists Fellowship. Throughout the last year, the artists conducted individual and collective research into their Jewish identity and artistic practice.

The 2017–2018 Chicago-based artists Nelly AgassiLeslie BaumIris BernblumDianna FridMatthew GirsonJesse MalmedGeof OppenheimerRoni Packer, and Rana Siegel.

On view will be new projects by the Fellows, along with objects from the Spertus collection selected as part of their work.

Join us for the opening reception, when artist Nelly Agassi, in conjunction with her exhibition project, will be doing a "give away performance," giving souvenir-like objects to the audience to create a subtle sense of collective identity.  


The Fellowship program is co-directed by Spertus Institute’s Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Ionit Behar and curator, writer, and educator Ruslana Lichtzier. The artists — who work in media including film, photography, performance, drawing, painting, and sculpture — have had opportunities to learn from leading scholars, visit artists’ studios, and work closely with objects from Spertus Institute's collections and archives.


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Image at left

Dianna Frid, Estrucutura del Texto, Canvas, linen embroidery floss, aluminum, adhesives. 2015

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These programs are free. Reservations appreciated.

Exhibition Opening
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 5:30-8:00 pm
Nelly Agassi will be doing a "give away performance," giving souvenir-like objects to create a sense of collective identity
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Gallery Talk
Sunday, June 10, 2018 | 3:00-4:30 pm
Artists Nelly Agassi, Dianna Frid, Matthew Girson, Roni Packer, and Rana Siegel talk about their work  
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Gallery Talk
Sunday, July 15, 2018 | 3:00-4:30 pm
Artists Leslie Baum, Iris Bernblum, and Jesse Malmed talk about their work
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Murmur of Democracy by Matthew Girson
Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 6:00-7:30 pm
Group performance reflecting on the successes and failures of Democracy
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Monday-Wednesday 9 am- 5 pm
Thursday 9 am- 6 pm
Friday 9 am - 3 pm

Spertus Institute is closed for Secular and Jewish Holidays

Sponsors 

Exhibitions at Spertus Institute are made possible in part by the Harry and Sadie Lasky and Charles & M.R. Shapiro Foundations.

Thank you to NPN 360 and
Rick Drucker for their support.

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