Clutch at Art Chicago


Shows from the Insider: A Discussion With Artists Who Curate
Presented by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The art scene has a long history of presenting exhibitions curated by working artists. Hailing from different points of view and backgrounds these artists who curate provide unique art experiences for their viewers. Simultaneously, they are expanding the means of exhibiting and discussing art through new possibilities and innovative avenues. Join us for this panel discussion as we convene artist/curators from various generations and practices to investigate the art of curating from an insider’s perspective.

This panel will feature Juan William Chavez, an artist and cultural activist, whose studio work focuses on the art experience while his activism includes organizing events & exhibitions throughout the city of St. Louis to promote a cultural dialog in the form of public art. Artist Meg Duguid, director of Clutch Gallery, a 25 square-inch space located in the heart of Ms. Duguid’s purse will also be a panelist. Michelle Grabner, Professor and Chair of the Painting and Drawing Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an artist and writer based in Oak Park, IL. Also hailing from St. Louis is Kim Humphries, Director of Exhibitions & Collections at the Laumeier Sculpture Park and independently curator of various projects and performances around the Midwest. And, former chief art critic for the Chicago Daily News & Chicago Sun-Times, currently Corresponding Editor of Art in America magazine, and Professor of Art Emeritus at Lake Forest College, Franz Schulze will be joining the conversation. The panel will be moderated by Laura Caroline Johnson, SAIC Dual Degree graduate student in Art History, Theory, & Criticism and Arts Administration & Policy.