Sunday, November 22, 2009

© Alfredo Jaar Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar made thousands of photographs in the aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda, virtually all of which have remained unpublished. When he decided to exhibit sixty of the images, he first sealed them in black boxes -  rendering them invisible. On another occasion he displayed one million duplicates of a single image - a close-up of the eyes of a Rwandan who had witnessed a Hutu death squad massacre.
Jaar's photographic installations constitute an engagement with the ethics and assumptions of photojournalism in the mass media.  Ahead of an exhibition opening this autumn in Milan, two books surveying  his output offer an opportunity to examine the priorities and strategies of Jaar's work.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

closing reception - tomorrow night

Northeastern Illinois University Art Gallery Announcement
Press Release

Jason Lazarus: Footnotes
November 2nd-20th, 2009
Closing Reception 
Friday November 20th, 6-9pm

front of card

An installation conflating the personal and public, Footnotes will trace an arc from inexplicable attachments to simple found photos and objects to sculptures that keep track of the waking hours of currently feared political leaders. The exhibition aims to explore the frenetic intersection of the domestic, the artist studio, and the contemporary cultural/political landscape.

All events are free and open to the public.
Jason Lazarus Website:

To view more of this artist's work go to his website:
About Northeastern Illinois University Art Gallery
The NEIU gallery is located at 5500 N. St. Louis Avenue in building E in the northwest area of the campus.  Parking is free in parking lot F the night of the reception only.  The Fine Arts Center Gallery is a visual exhibition space committed to showing innovative works of art in all media within a pluralistic, culturally diverse setting.  Please call 773-442-4944 for gallery hours and more information. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

trevor paglen

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Monday, November 16, 2009

dan attoe

Sunday, November 15, 2009


friday, nov 20th, reception for 'Footnotes'

my solo exhibition, 'Footnotes,' closes with a reception at Northeastern University this Friday, Nov 20th, 6-9pm...

the first time i've ever done an object installation on anything close to this scale...