Preposterous Propositions-Artists as Visionary Engineers (9/27)

Preposterous Propositions - Artists as Visionary Engineers
A talk by Linda Weintraub


Thursday, September 27th • 4:30 PM

School of the Ar
t Institute of Chicago
112 S. Michigan Building
(Sensorium is on the 4th floor)

Linda Weintraub is the author of Avant-Guardians: Texlets in Ecology and Art (2006 - ongoing) and founder of Artnow Publications. The first three volumes are Cycle-Logical Art: Recycling Matters for Eco-Art, Ecocentric Topices: Pioneering Themes for Eco-Art, and EnvironMentalities: Twenty-two Approaches to Eco- Art. She wrote In The Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Artists (2003) and Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art’s Meaning in Contemporary Society (1995). From 1982 - 1993, Weintraub served as the first director of the Edith C. Blum Art Institute located on the Bard College campus where she originated fifty exhibitions and published over twenty catalogues. She is curator and coauthor of Lo and Behold: Visionary Art in the Post-Modern Era, Process and Product: The Making of Eight Contemporary Masterworks, Landmarks: New Site Proposals by Twenty Pioneers of EnvironmentalArt, Art What Thou Eat: Images of Food in American Art. Since leaving Bard, Weintraub curated a nationally touring exhibition, “IS IT ART?”. She cocurated the internationally touring exhibition, Animal. Anima. Animus.(1999) with Marketta Sepalla. Weintraub has taught both contemporary art history and studio art. Weintraub served as Henry R. Luce Professor of Emerging Arts at Oberlin College from 2000- 2003. She holds a MFA degree from Rutgers University.

Part of Art and Technology Sensorium Talk series at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Contact Tiffany Holmes, tholme (at) saic (dot) edu for more information.


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