University of Chicago Arts Events

Jason Salavon
Tue, May 17, 6pm

Logan Center, Room 901
Using software processes of his own design, Department of Visual Arts faculty member Jason Salavon generates and reconfigures masses of communal material to present new perspectives on the familiar. His artwork has been shown in museums and galleries around the world; included in public and private collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago; and reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, The New York Times, and WIRED.
FREE
Presented by Open Practice Committee, DoVA.

Artist Talk – Yesomi Umolu: The Artist as Ethnographer
Mon, May 23, 6pm

Logan Center, Room 901
As Curator at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Yesomi Umolu oversees exhibitions in the Logan Center Gallery. Specializing in global contemporary art, Umolu has presented exhibitions and public programs with Ibrahim Mahama, Otobong Nkanga, John Akomfrah, Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares, Mithu Sen, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, and Minouk Lim, among others. Her writing has appeared in numerous catalogues and journals, including Art in America and Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism.
FREE
Presented by Open Practice Committee, DoVA.

Logan Center Third Tuesday: Chris Greene Quartet
Tue, Apr 19, 7:30–10pm

Café Logan
Saxophonist Chris Greene and his quartet perform as part of this month’s showcase of Chicago jazz with Damian Espinosa on piano, Marc Piane on basses, and Steve Corley on drums and percussion.
FREE
Presented by the Logan Center and Hyde Park Jazz Society with additional support by WDCB.

BRIDGE #5: Jazz Performance and Roundtable Discussion
Sat, May 14, 7:30pm

Logan Center, Performance Penthouse A performance by Sylvaine Hélary (flute, voice), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Eve Risser (piano), and Mike Reed (drums), followed by a roundtable discussion and reception.
FREE
Presented by The Bridge; The France Chicago Center; The Center for the Study
of Race, Politics, and Culture; The Julie
and Parker Hall Endowment for Jazz and American Music; The Department of Music; The Center for International Studies Norman Wait Harris Memorial Fund; the Franke Institute for the Humanities; and the
Logan Center.

Logan Center Third Tuesday: Charles Heath Quartet
Tue, Mar 15, 7:30–10pm

Café Logan
Drummer Charles Heath performs as part of this month’s showcase of Chicago jazz with Miguel De La Cerna on piano, Christian Dillingham on bass, and Jarrard Harris on sax.
FREE
Presented by the Logan Center and Hyde Park Jazz Society with additional support by WDCB.