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Objects Without Shadows: A Look at ISIS’s Anthropological Destruction

October 24, 2016

Fiona Rose-Greenland, research director of the Collegium's Past for Sale project, on ISIS's "program of cultural destruction," through which "the basic structures of meaning that imbue a statue or painting or shrine with symbolic valence are wiped out."

Wolf Vostell’s Concrete Happenings wins Graham Foundation grant

August 24, 2016

To celebrate the reinstallation of Concrete Traffic (1970)—a major public sculpture by leading Fluxus artist Wolf Vostell—the University of Chicago presents a nine-month-long series of free public programs that situate Concrete Traffic and Vostell's other non-ephemeral works within the larger Fluxus movement. Programming includes two original exhibitions focusing on various aspects of Vostell's diverse oeuvre to explore the intersection of visual art, architecture, and urbanism, and provoke new dialogue around materials and meaning. The Smart Museum will offer the first in-depth investigation of Vostell's use of a ubiquitous twentieth-century building material—concrete—to engage with societal trends of his day and critique the ways in which the material environment both reflects and shapes human experience. The Neubauer Collegium's exhibition highlights key projects by Vostell, other Fluxus artists, and their contemporaries that sought to creatively disrupt and transform the relationship between individuals and public space.

Neubauer Collegium Principal Investigator Patrick Jagoda featured in Chicago Reader story

August 17, 2016

Patrick Jagoda comments on video games' role in art and academia. 

Forrest Stuart featured in the Chicago Tribune’s “Literary News”

August 16, 2016

"Down, Out, and Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row" by Forrest Stuart was published by University Of Chicago Press Aug. 2. Stuart looks at the homeless population of Los Angeles' Skid Row and explores the policing of poverty throughout the United States. Stuart is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Chicago.

-- Chicago Tribune, Jeremy Mikula

Two Neubauer Collegium Principal Investigators awarded Named Professorships

August 16, 2016

Chris Kennedy, project investigator for the Neubauer Collegium project Subjectivity in Language and Thought has been named the William H. Colvin Professor in Linguistics and the College. Jason Merchant, project investigator for the Neubauer Collegium project Historical Semantics and Legal Interpretation, has been named the first Lorna Puttkammer Straus Professor in Linguistics and the College. 

-- UChicago News

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