SAIC Galleries

SAIC Galleries Providing the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the public opportunities to explore how art functions within society today. SAIC Galleries is a vibrant, public art space that features the boundary-pushing work of emerging and established contemporary artists and designers.
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Opened in the fall of 2020, SAIC Galleries is part of a four-story gallery and studio space at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) 33 Building, located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop at 33 East Washington Street. SAIC Galleries offers 26,000 square feet of exhibition space for annual student and faculty shows, as well as special exhibitions featuring national and international artists. SAIC Galleries brings to Chicago audiences the work of acclaimed and emerging artists, while providing the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the public opportunities for direct involvement and exchange with the discourses of art today. With shows and projects often led by faculty or student curators, the School's exhibition spaces are teaching galleries that engage process as a pedagogical model and mode of research.

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Join us tonight at 7pm (CST) for the second program of the FVNMAS Festival! To view, please visit siskelfilmcenter.org/S...
12/01/2020

Join us tonight at 7pm (CST) for the second program of the FVNMAS Festival! To view, please visit siskelfilmcenter.org/SAIC-FVNMAS2020

Leave Nothing Behind
Stephanie Schwiederek, USA, 2020, 56 min
Dec 1 - Dec 7 2020

An intimate and visceral portrait of the filmmaker’s immigrant mother, her journey to America from Czechoslovakia, and their shared experiences of precariousness living in a motel for thirteen years. Link in bio!

Still from Leave Nothing Behind (dir. Stephanie Schwiederek)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
SAIC Film Video New Media and Animation

Tonight at 7pm CST! Join us for the first program of the FVNMAS Festival. To register for this free program, please visi...
11/30/2020

Tonight at 7pm CST! Join us for the first program of the FVNMAS Festival. To register for this free program, please visit siskelfilmcenter.org/SAIC-FVNMAS2020
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FVNMAS Festival Program 1:⠀

Shorts: Passages⠀
Various directors, USA, Argentina, Canada, 2019-20, 61 min⠀
Nov 30 - Dec 6, 2020⠀

Through a breathtaking array of styles and perspectives, this program follows the migrations of a family across space and time, reflects on the circularity of life, draws us into a series of mysterious digital encounters, and conjures new realities. Link in bio!⠀

The Dependents - Sofia Brockenshire, Argentina, Canada, USA, 2020, 5 min⠀

The Edge of a Hole (Work in Progress)⠀
Kishino Takagishi, USA, 2020, 18 min⠀

60 Degrees: A Flatland Film⠀
Hannah Williams, USA, 2019, 2 min⠀

Ashore⠀
Elisa Peterson, USA, 2020, 3 min⠀

******.com⠀
Vesper Guo, USA, 2020, 15 min⠀

Burnt Offerings⠀
Sarah Cribbs, USA, 2020, 15 min⠀

Noise Field⠀
Ashley Cheng-Jie Liu, USA, 2019, 3 min⠀

Still from The Dependents (dir. Sofia Brockenshire)⠀

SAIC Film Video New Media and Animation Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago School of the Art Institute of Chicago

SAIC Galleries
10/15/2020

SAIC Galleries

Today marks the launch of The Future of Our Plans, an online showcase of work from the graduate class of 2020 at the Sch...
08/05/2020
SAIC 2020 Graduate Exhibitions

Today marks the launch of The Future of Our Plans, an online showcase of work from the graduate class of 2020 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). This website features current projects, thesis work, and creative reflections on our current moment from more than 150 artists, designers, and scholars.

Throughout August, the website will be activated by a series of programming initiatives including: daily viewing recommendations, written reflections on the prevailing themes within the presented work, and a conversation series hosted by SAIC faculty.

To view the site, head to the link below!
http://sites.saic.edu/gradshow2020/

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Starting this weekend, The Goethe-Institut Chicago (@gi_chicago) will begin streaming Pina Bausch Tanzfilms from the L'A...
07/10/2020
Goethe-Institut Chicago

Starting this weekend, The Goethe-Institut Chicago (@gi_chicago) will begin streaming Pina Bausch Tanzfilms from the L'Arche Editions each weekend in July.

Beginning her work as a choreographer in 1968, Pina Bausch is the inventor of Tanztheater as it is known today. During 40 years as Artistic Director of Tanztheater Wuppertal, Pina Bausch nurtured an ensemble of vivid imagination and grand scale. Since her untimely death in 2009, the company has continued to tour her 46 choreographic works around the world.⠀

This selection of rare screenings, featuring The Complaint of an Empress (Die Klage der Kaiserin), Ahnen ahnen, and Sacre Rehearsal (Probe Sacre), are free of charge and will be available for 48 hours, each film.
You can register to stream these films on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/goethe-institut-chicago-2124342025
Link also in @gi_chicago bio.

Screening schedule:
07/11, 12PM CST - 07/13, 12PM CST⠀
The Complaint of an Empress (Die Klage der Kaiserin)⠀

07/18, 12PM CST - 07/20, 12PM CST⠀
Ahnen ahnen⠀

07/25, 12PM CST - 07/27, 12PM CST⠀
Sacre Rehearsal (Probe Sacre)

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation.At the Goethe Institut Chicago we promote knowledge of the German language and foster international c...

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
04/24/2020
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

In his new online exhibition, Rashid Johnson (SAIC 2003–04, HON 2018) shares works made in response to the pandemic. A portion of the proceeds will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.

03/17/2020
Information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Sullivan Galleries is currently closed until further notice. In accordance with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), SAIC has suspended all on-campus events, exhibitions, and programming. For more information please visit Saic.edu/alerts.

Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) As previously announced, Spring Break remains extended and remote classes begin April 6. Campus is closing beginning Tuesday, March 17 to non-essential o

Video Data Bank
02/10/2020

Video Data Bank

Open today! 'We Don't Want Your MTV' at SAIC Sullivan Galleries 💙📼 come get hypnotized by video art through Saturday 2/15 ✨ Pictured is 'Stuffing' by Animal Charm (1998).

https://bit.ly/2UECWuB

Tomorrow! Join us for STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art Screening.
12/04/2019

Tomorrow! Join us for STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art Screening.

Join us this Thursday at 4:15 for a screening of:

STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art

Sullivan Galleries is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for the thirtieth annual Day With(out) Art by presenting STILL BEGINNING, a program of seven newly commissioned videos responding to the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic by Shanti Avirgan, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Carl George, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters/Victor F.M. Torres, and Derrick Woods-Morrow.

The seven short videos range in subject from anti-stigma work in New Orleans to public sex culture in Chicago, highlighting pioneering AIDS activism and staging intergenerational conversations. Recalling Gregg Bordowitz’s reminder that “THE AIDS CRISIS IS STILL BEGINNING,”* the video program resists narratives of resolution or conclusion, considering the continued urgency of HIV/AIDS in the contemporary moment while revisiting resonant cultural histories from the past three decades.

Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over. In 1989, Visual AIDS organized the first Day Without Art, a call to the art world for mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis. For Day With(out) Art’s thirtieth year, over 100 institutions worldwide will screen STILL BEGINNING, recognizing the important and necessary work of artists, activists, and cultural workers who have responded to AIDS while emphasizing the persistent presence of the epidemic.

IMAGE: Derrick Woods-Morrow, Much handled things are always soft, 2019. Commissioned for Visual AIDS’ Day With(out) Art 2019. Production still by Patric McCoy
@ SAIC Sullivan Galleries

Join us this Thursday at 4:15 for a screening of:STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) ArtSullivan Galleries is...
12/03/2019

Join us this Thursday at 4:15 for a screening of:

STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art

Sullivan Galleries is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for the thirtieth annual Day With(out) Art by presenting STILL BEGINNING, a program of seven newly commissioned videos responding to the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic by Shanti Avirgan, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Carl George, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters/Victor F.M. Torres, and Derrick Woods-Morrow.

The seven short videos range in subject from anti-stigma work in New Orleans to public sex culture in Chicago, highlighting pioneering AIDS activism and staging intergenerational conversations. Recalling Gregg Bordowitz’s reminder that “THE AIDS CRISIS IS STILL BEGINNING,”* the video program resists narratives of resolution or conclusion, considering the continued urgency of HIV/AIDS in the contemporary moment while revisiting resonant cultural histories from the past three decades.

Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over. In 1989, Visual AIDS organized the first Day Without Art, a call to the art world for mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis. For Day With(out) Art’s thirtieth year, over 100 institutions worldwide will screen STILL BEGINNING, recognizing the important and necessary work of artists, activists, and cultural workers who have responded to AIDS while emphasizing the persistent presence of the epidemic.

IMAGE: Derrick Woods-Morrow, Much handled things are always soft, 2019. Commissioned for Visual AIDS’ Day With(out) Art 2019. Production still by Patric McCoy
@ SAIC Sullivan Galleries

Join us this Thursday!Erika Ordosgoitti: Administrating Amidst ChaosIn this lecture, Venezuelan artist, curator, and art...
11/19/2019

Join us this Thursday!

Erika Ordosgoitti: Administrating Amidst Chaos

In this lecture, Venezuelan artist, curator, and arts administrator Erika Ordosgoitti will share with us their experiences as a leader of El Avispero Artist Residency and P3 Plataforma para Performance during the current Venezuelan humanitarian crisis.

Join us this Thursday!Erika Ordosgoitti: Administrating Amidst ChaosThursday, November 214:00 p.m. In this lecture, Vene...
11/18/2019

Join us this Thursday!
Erika Ordosgoitti: Administrating Amidst Chaos
Thursday, November 21
4:00 p.m.

In this lecture, Venezuelan artist, curator, and arts administrator Erika Ordosgoitti will share with us their experiences as a leader of El Avispero Artist Residency and P3 Plataforma para Performance during the current Venezuelan humanitarian crisis.

We are only 8 days away from NEW BLOOD XIII, SAIC’s annual performance festival @linkshall Check out this in progress in...
11/15/2019

We are only 8 days away from NEW BLOOD XIII, SAIC’s annual performance festival @linkshall

Check out this in progress installation for the festival by artist Xizi "Cecilia" Hua @ceciliyazi

Don’t miss your chance to see RE:WORKING LABOR! The exhibition closes on November 27th (less then two weeks away!) Here ...
11/14/2019

Don’t miss your chance to see RE:WORKING LABOR! The exhibition closes on November 27th (less then two weeks away!)

Here are some install shots by Tom Van Eynde.

1) RE:WORKING LABOR Title Wall, 2019
2) John Preus, Stoop Culture, 2019
Riar Rizaldi, Kasiterit, 2019
3) Ibrahim Mahama, Library of Kąrî’kạchä Seid’ou, 2019
4) Caroline Woolard, The Meeting, 2019

We are two weeks away from New Blood XIII @linkshall !New Blood XIII, SAIC’s annual performance festival is dedicated to...
11/08/2019

We are two weeks away from New Blood XIII @linkshall !

New Blood XIII, SAIC’s annual performance festival is dedicated to showcasing student artists working in performance, live art, video and other time based works. This year, as in years past, New Blood XIII will be hosted by Links Hall, a venue that SAIC has worked collaboratively with since its 2007 inception. Free and open to the public!

Re:Working Labor is a @newcitymag top art pick for the month of November! Make sure you stop by to see this exhibition b...
10/31/2019

Re:Working Labor is a @newcitymag top art pick for the month of November! Make sure you stop by to see this exhibition before it closes.

If you’d like to schedule a tour please contact: [email protected]

Image: Carol Francis Lung @ SAIC Sullivan Galleries

10/15/2019

Check out this awesome moving poster made by CP faculty member @andyhallstudio for this Saturday’s faculty projects programming day (11:00-6:00) Posted @withrepos

Xanti’s Ghost
1:30 p.m.

A one hour program 🎶 interpreting the Xanti Schawinsky work Play, Life, Illusion from one Stage Studies archive discovered visiting Black Mountain College last fall.

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video image mixed from X. Schawinsky archive, audio recording: D. Fogelson

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2019  | 6:00 PM“It is my pleasure to contact you through this medium”Join David Hall (MFA 2016) and ...
10/09/2019

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2019 | 6:00 PM

“It is my pleasure to contact you through this medium”

Join David Hall (MFA 2016) and Julia Pello (MFA 2018) for a performance in conjunction with the Re:Working Labor exhibition. Details below!

It is my pleasure to contact you through this medium is a heavily mediated performative lecture that constellates the forms and materials of market speculation, content provision, selfhelp listicles, DIY tutorials, and the promise of self-realized, individual liberation. Framed and presented as an employee orientation, It is my pleasure provides limiting tools for engaging, resisting, and submitting to technological control while refocusing the subjugation of capital away from subjecthood and toward project-hood: the endless refashioning and reinventing of class struggle as a self-realized struggle with oneself.

Join us for a film screening in Maclean Center on Tuesday in conjunction with "Re:Working Labor" exhibition! New short f...
10/07/2019

Join us for a film screening in Maclean Center on Tuesday in conjunction with "Re:Working Labor" exhibition! New short films from Labour in a Single Shot's recent Chicago workshop, led by Antje Ehmann and Eva Stotz.

Film screening in Maclean Center on Tuesday in conjunction with "Re:Working Labor" exhibition! New short films from Labo...
10/05/2019

Film screening in Maclean Center on Tuesday in conjunction with "Re:Working Labor" exhibition! New short films from Labour in a Single Shot's recent Chicago workshop, led by Antje Ehmann and Eva Stotz.

Join us at 4:15!!! Daniel Quiles will be giving a lecture, "Marked Gaze: Edin Vélez, 1977-1984." Despite being “the firs...
10/03/2019

Join us at 4:15!!! Daniel Quiles will be giving a lecture, "Marked Gaze: Edin Vélez, 1977-1984." Despite being “the first Puerto Rican video artist”—a label he disdained—Edin Vélez is relatively unknown today. This lecture examines several of his early works in context, in particular Meta-Mayan II, 1981.

coffee and snacks provided. Free and open to the public!

Interested in a quilting workshop this Saturday? See sign up info below. Envisioning Justice is closing soon--be sure yo...
10/03/2019

Interested in a quilting workshop this Saturday? See sign up info below. Envisioning Justice is closing soon--be sure you visit.

Join our summer 2018 Artist In Residence Rachel Wallis, Mary Scott-Boria and amazing artist/activist Dorethy Burge, who will be having a workshop on Saturday at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's SAIC Sullivan Galleries!

Today at 4:30! Join exhibition curators and SAIC faculty Ellen Rothenberg and Daniel Eisenberg for a tour of Re:Working ...
10/02/2019

Today at 4:30! Join exhibition curators and SAIC faculty Ellen Rothenberg and Daniel Eisenberg for a tour of Re:Working Labor, a project dedicated to conversations on contemporary labor, from global perspectives of waged labor to the critical issue of anthropogenic climate change in a world driven by accumulation, expansion, and acceleration.

Today at 12:00pm, curator Daniel Tucker will be speaking about his practice! Pizza will be served. Free and open to the ...
10/01/2019

Today at 12:00pm, curator Daniel Tucker will be speaking about his practice! Pizza will be served. Free and open to the public!

Tomorrow! You’re invited to join Mierle Laderman Ukeles in SERVING IV: “AS LONG AS WE ARE HERE”.
09/24/2019

Tomorrow!

You’re invited to join Mierle Laderman Ukeles in SERVING IV: “AS LONG AS WE ARE HERE”.

Congrats to our EXPO team for a fantastic booth this year!
09/21/2019

Congrats to our EXPO team for a fantastic booth this year!

This year’s booth at EXPO Chicago is simply stunning. Curated by Sarah Skaggs (MA 2016) and current student Sophie Jenkins. The work by 2019 MFA graduates exemplifies SAIC’s core values, offering a glimpse into our contemporary moment, where meaning and making are inseparable. If you are going to EXPO this weekend be sure to visit booth 441 and enjoy works by Parvin Peivandi, Ed Oh, Rosemary Hall, Julie Boldt, and Marie Ségolène. #expochicago #saic @ Navy Pier

09/17/2019

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Join us for our Fall Opening Reception, this Friday 6-9! And be one of the first to see Re:Working Labor. more info at: ...
09/17/2019

Join us for our Fall Opening Reception, this Friday 6-9! And be one of the first to see Re:Working Labor.

more info at: sites.saic.edu/reworkinglabor

MFA Show 2019 opens tonight, April 26! Join us for the reception from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.!
04/26/2019

MFA Show 2019 opens tonight, April 26! Join us for the reception from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Evening of Activations Wednesday night! And just a reminder that there is still ...
07/27/2018

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Evening of Activations Wednesday night! And just a reminder that there is still time to experience the works of this year's Low Residency MFA Show! The exhibition is open to the public now through Sunday, July 29, daily from 11am - 6pm.

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01/19/2018

SAIC Sullivan Galleries's cover photo

This is the FINAL WEEK to see our current exhibition "Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness." The exhibitio...
12/01/2017
Just In Time: Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Triumphant Return to Chicago

This is the FINAL WEEK to see our current exhibition "Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness." The exhibition will close with a special program featuring responsive works by SAIC artists on December 8th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Join us!

Twenty years of film and video installations by Thai artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul fill cavernous, dark galleries with light and shadows.

11/22/2017

The galleries are open today, Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 11:00am to 6:00pm. We will be closed for the holiday Thursday - Monday, resuming regular open hours on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

11/10/2017
Will I Remember the Freedom? – Art and Politics

Recent reflection on our current exhibition "Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness" by Rebecca Zorach...

Will I Remember the Freedom? November 9, 2017 RebeccaUncategorized Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness, Sullivan Galleries of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, until December 8 Sakda (Rousseau), 2012Chicago is very fortunate to have the Thai artist and filmmaker Apichatpong…

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The Sullivan Galleries represent 32,000 square feet of exhibition space-the only single contemporary gallery site of its size in the Chicago Loop. Located in the Sullivan Center at 33 South State Street, the historic site of Louis Sullivan's masterpiece Carson Pirie Scott & Co. building, the galleries feature exhibitions, performances, lectures, and screenings by SAIC students, faculty, and guest artists. Recently relocated to 33 South State Street, the Betty Rymer Gallery features a range of exhibitions of work by SAIC students, faculty, and international artists. The Sullivan Galleries brings to Chicago audiences the work of acclaimed and emerging artists, while providing the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the public opportunities for direct involvement and exchange with the discourses of art today. With shows and projects often led by faculty or student curators, it is a teaching gallery that engages the exhibition process as a pedagogical model and mode of research.

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TOMORROW OCTOBER 11TH 4:15 SULLIVAN GALLERY 33 SOUTH STATE STREET CHICAGO....For those interested, in conjunction with my work in the SAIC Sabbatical show, I will be reading from a writing project of mine called The Trojan Rabbit, a chronicle of the making of my new feature film The Orbit of Minor Satellites, now in it's sixth years of production. This work is a pragmatic, poetic and philosophical piece about the experience of making and living, and the questions of ones life work, in Diary form. hope you can come.