Spring 2014 • A + D Lecture Series
Who: Jim Duignan - Stockyard Institute: A 20 Years Portfolio on Social Engagement
When: Tuesday, February 25, 2014. 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: A+D Lecture Hall, 623 S. Wabash Ave., Room 203
Jim Duignan is an artist and professor of Visual Art in the College of Education at DePaul University where he is Chair of Visual Art Education. He started the Stockyard Institute in 1995 as an artist project in the Back of the Yards community of south Chicago. The Stockyard Institute began and was influenced early by a small group of community artists, material repurposers, radical teachers and local activists who used communities as a medium and considered the social and civic forms of engagement as part of their practice
Duignan’s work and that of the Stockyard Institute has been exhibited internationally and of his many collaborative projects have been published which include the New Art Examiner, Artforum, Chicago Reader, Proximity Magazine, New City, Palm Press, DePaul Magazine, AREA Chicago, Green Lantern Press, Set Up Tolerance and the New York Times. Currently, curator Mary Jane Jacob and Jim Duignan are organizing a multi-volume publication of Social Practices in Chicago alongside a monthly series of social forums at the Sullivan Galleries that began in early 2012. The Stockyard Institute has established residencies in Chicago, Omaha, NE, Aarhus, Denmark and is exploring some ideas in Dublin, Ireland.
Who: Michael Renaud
When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014. 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave.,
Michael Renaud is the Creative Director for Pitchfork, the world's most widely respected guide to music. He leads a team that visualizes the website on a day-to-day basis, in addition to their two festivals in Paris and Chicago, their recently launched venture into film The Dissolve, and most recently, a quarterly print publication The Pitchfork Review. The design of such endeavors has led to many Webby awards, the 2013 National Magazine Award for digital excellence, and a spot for Michael on Ad Age's Creativity 50 list.
Who: Conrad Bakker
When: Thursday, March 13, 2014. 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Hokin Hall, 623 S. Wabash Ave., Room 109
Conrad Bakker is an Associate Professor of Art and MFA Studio Coordinator for the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. Bakker's ongoing series of Untitled Projects engage the careful construction and specific placement of carved and painted objects so as to critically comment upon and make tangible the everyday economies between persons and things and spaces.
Bakker has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, including Tate Modern (London), Galerie Analix Forever (Geneva), the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (Chicago), Fargfabriken (Stockholm), The Blanton Museum of Art (Austin), Art in General, Artists’ Space, and Apex Art (New York City), Lora Reynolds Gallery (Austin), Contemporary Art Museum Houston, in strangers mailboxes and even on his front lawn.
Veronica Corzo-Duchardt is a Cuban-American designer and artist behind the Chicago-based creative studio, Winterbureau. Since it's start in 2009, Winterbureau has focused on creating culturally rooted, story-driven work in the arts, cultural, publishing and wine industries. The studio keeps a balance of self-initiated projects, collaborations, exhibitions and client work. Clients have included School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Photography and Chicago Ideas week. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in permanent collections worldwide.
In 2011, launched the Neche Collection project a daily blog and screen print series that retells the story of her grandfather’s life across an archive of his possessions: shoe horns, postcards, stamps, graph paper, staplers, coffee stirrers, toys.
Who: Alfred Zollinger
When: Thursday, April 24, 2014. 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Hokin Hall, 623 S. Wabash Ave., Room 109
Alfred Zollinger is an assistant professor of Architecture and Interior Design at Parsons, and also the director of the Parsons Design Workshop, its signature design-build program. He is also co-principal of Matter Practice, an architecture and exhibition-design firm founded with Sandra Wheeler. Matter Practice has completed a range of public projects, including exhibition designs for the National Building Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and the International Center of Photography, as well as several residential designs.
The practice maintains its own prototyping and custom-fabrication shop and is informed by Zollinger’s early training as a precision machinist and interest in making as a mode of critical inquiry. He studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and completed his post-professional studies at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he was a designer and fabrication specialist on a number of widely published projects completed by the Cranbrook Architecture Office. He has taught at the ETH, in Zurich, RISD, and, since 2006, at Parsons.