Pope.L, Provocative Performance Artist, Dies at 68
The New York Times
A tribute to William Pope.L 1955‒2023 (Visual Arts). "the impact of his work came less from the literal sense of its surface contents, which could be difficult to decode, than from its sheer intensity, and from his willingness to say and do things others wouldn’t. Especially when performing, he used his own bodily presence to shock viewers back into their own."
Pope.L, Daredevil Artist Who Invoked Heady Ideas About Blackness, Dies at 68
A tribute to William Pope.L 1955‒2023 (Visual Arts). "A 2018 profile of Pope.L that appeared in T: The New York Times Style Magazine said that he was 'inarguably the greatest performance artist of our time.'"
Artist Pope.L, famous for his crawling performances, dies aged 68
A tribute to William Pope.L 1955‒2023 (Visual Arts) who passed away on December 23. “Pope.L fundamentally challenged and changed the last 50 years of visual art in the United States."
Pope.L, renowned performance artist, investigator of social issues and U. of C. professor, dies at 68
Hyde Park Herald
A tribute to William Pope.L (Visual Arts). "Pope.L’s work staged American social and political dynamics, often satirizing and drawing attention to the absurdity of the country’s politics, racism and consumerism."
Meiji Modern: Globalisation and Experimentation in Modern Japanese Art
by Minori Egashira (UChicago Art History PhD Candidate)
Arts of Asia
Chelsea Foxwell (Art History) co-curated The Japanese Art Society of America’s (JASA) 50th anniversary exhibition, “Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan,” which reconsiders the art of the Meiji period (1868–1912) by showcasing "objects that incorporate a delicate balance of factors from both Japan and the world beyond." This traveling exhibition will open at the Smart Museum of Art on March 21, 2024. Learn more. >>
Modernism and Tradition Jostle at the Asia Society
Review of The Japanese Art Society of America’s (JASA) 50th anniversary exhibition, “Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan,” which was co-curated by Chelsea Foxwell (Art History). This traveling exhibition will open at the Smart Museum of Art on March 21, 2024. Learn more. >>
Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer: What would former U. of C. leader Robert Zimmer say about antisemitism on campus?
Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer (Classics) contends that her late husband, University of Chicago’s 13th President Robert Zimmer, who was a strong advocate of the Kalven Report and the Chicago Principles for free, robust, and uninhibited debate, would have found it unacceptable for a group of students to chant, on campus, for the eradication of another group of students. She argues this is not the function of an education, it’s not a debate, and it doesn’t lead to learning.
(re)Thinking the Commons, Acting Together": Interview with Dipesh Chakrabarty
In this interview, Dipesh Chakrabarty (South Asian Languages and Civilizations) highlights the debate around current and future challenges, as climate change and urbanization, and how we can adapt our lives before it’s too late.
Theaster Gates Illuminates the Chicago Public Library
"The Chicago Public Library has unveiled a powerful public artwork by the distinguished American artist and University of Chicago professor Theaster Gates (Visual Arts) titled Alter for the Unbanned, 2023."
Chicago Public Library unveils public art piece taking on banned books
Chicago Sun Times
Theaster Gates's (Visual Arts) “Altar for the Unbanned” sits in the middle of the third floor of the Harold Washington Library main branch. It features spiral shelves of books that have been banned in different periods of American history—titles like Antelope Woman by Louise Erdrich and The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood are part of the current piece.
Morocco's Khalid Lyamlahy Shortlisted for Francophonie Literary Award
Morocco World News
The Organization Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) announced today that Moroccan writer Khalid Lyamlahy (Romance Languages and Literatures) has been chosen as a finalist for the Prize of the Five Continents of the Francophonie 2024 for his second novel Evocation d'un mémorial à Venise.
25 Films Selected for Preservation in National Film Registry
Library of Congress
The Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, announced film selections for the 2023 National Film Registry, based on the recommendations of the National Film Preservation Board. Cinema and Media Studies scholars. Jacqueline Stewart and Allyson Nadia Field (both faculty in the Cinema and Media Studies department) are respectively chair and a board member of the National Film Preservation Board.
‘Home Alone,’ ‘12 Years a Slave’ join National Film Registry
The Washington Post
Film selections for the 2023 National Film Registry were announced by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, who picked movies that carry “cultural, historic or aesthetic importance,” in consultation with National Film Preservation Board members and other experts. Cinema and Media Studies scholars Jacqueline Stewart and Allyson Nadia Field are respectively chair and a board member of the National Film Preservation Board.
‘Apollo 13’ and ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Join National Film Registry
The New York Times
Jacqueline Stewart (Cinema and Media Studies) is mentioned in this article about the 25 films selected for the National Film Registry. Currently, Stewart directs the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and serves as the chair of the National Film Preservation Board, which played an important role in this year's film selection process.
Two beloved Christmas classics just joined the National Film Registry
Jacqueline Stewart (Cinema and Media Studies) is mentioned in this article about the 25 films that joined the National Film Registry. Stewart is the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Director and President and serves as the chair the National Film Preservation Board.
The Top Twenty-Five New Yorker Stories of 2023
The New Yorker
The article on an interview with Agnes Callard (Philosophy) titled “Agnes Callard’s Marriage of the Minds” was listed as No. 8 in the Top Twenty-Five New Yorker stories of 2023.
‘One Planet, Many Worlds’
Inside Higher Ed
A review of Dipesh Chakrabarty's 2023 book One Planet, Many Worlds (see the book cover above). A review of Dipesh Chakrabarty's 2023 book One Planet, Many Worlds (see the book cover above). "Chakrabarty calls the pandemic 'inseparable from the planetary environmental problems we face today,' and [dissociates] three apparently synonymous words. We might call the sphere we live on a planet, a globe or a world, indifferent to the nuances, but [Chakrabarty] takes them to signify markedly different concepts."
Interintellect Salon with Agnes Callard: Fernando Pessoa on the Fractured Self
Agnes Callard (Philosophy) joined Interintellect for a special discussion about the nature of the “self,” whether points of view exist, and how Pessoa’s poetry can reveal some answers.
Finding Freedom and Connection in “absolute animal”
Chicago Review of Books
Review of Rachel DeWoskin's (English Language and Literature, Creative Writing Program) recent book absolute animal states that the book "is a graceful reminder of why links to other living things matter and why examining the human experience is one of our only respites from what we cannot change."