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Michael Rakowitz hosts Visiting Arts Lecture Series

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST 

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Michael Rakowitz is an artist living and working in Chicago. Concerned with history and current events, he uses his work to explore pressing political and social issues and to invite others into the conversations fostered by his public projects, installations, and events. Like an amateur historian, he begins by fact-finding, making connections whenever possible with people involved in the particular situations upon which he focuses, which range from the personal to the local to the geo-political. His work has appeared in venues worldwide including dOCUMENTA (13), P.S.1, MoMA, MASS MoCA, Castello di Rivoli, Palais de Tokyo, the 16th Biennale of Sydney, the 10th and 14th Istanbul Biennials, and the Sharjah Biennial 8. He has had solo projects and exhibitions with Creative Time, Tate Modern in London, The Wellin Museum of Art, and the MCA Chicago. He was awarded the Fourth Plinth commission in London’s Trafalgar Square, on view throughout 2020. A survey of Rakowitz’s work traveled from Whitechapel Gallery in London, to Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Torino, and the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai. Rakowitz is Professor of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University, and is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Jane Lombard Gallery, New York; and Barbara Wien Galerie, Berlin.

*This event is free and open to the public.*