Posts Tagged ‘The Renaissance Society’

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IRENA HAIDUK // SEDUCTIVE EXACTING REALISM

by Natalie Hegert download printable PDF from Issue 01 Waiting is important for this work. Please, have a seat. Make yourself comfortable. While you wait I will tell you a story. Two old sisters who lived in a small house by the sea looked out over the calm waves one day and saw a ship[…]

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MATHIAS POLEDNA // THE RENAISSANCE SOCIETY

by Ruslana Lichtzier A Ballad of Wasted Time Notes on Mathias Poledna, coupled with some peripheral questions about the meaning of art. The Renaissance Society is currently exhibiting work by LA-based artist Mathias Poledna with a two-component exhibition: a 6:40 min color film, entitled Substance, and a spatial architectural intervention. The film portrays a Rolex[…]

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PROFILE OF THE ARTIST // NORA SCHULTZ

by Hiba Ali In the Renaissance Society’s current exhibition of Nora Schultz, parrottree – building for bigger than real, the extendable and retractable poles of tripods construct a type of second architecture for the space. Sounds of birds commingle with traces of the Peregrine Falcon and monk parakeets. Presented in collaboration with Andy Ortmann, the[…]

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THE RENAISSANCE SOCIETY // SUICIDE NARCISSUS

by Ruslana Lichtzier The current exhibition at The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Suicide Narcissus, deals with the overwhelming threats of climate change. Curated by Hamza Walker, and featuring works by eight European and South American artists; its theme is not one of recent exception. The environmental trend began to gain its exhibitionist popularity[…]