Painting and Its Humors

Free and open to the public.

Friday, October 30
9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Midway Studios
929 East 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Painting and Its Humors, a symposium, was a day-long fling intended to let fresh air back into art after the much ballyhooed "Death of Painting.”

The symposium examined painting as a site of theoretical improvisation and artistic slapstick in an effort to create alternate itineraries for thinking about what a work is, what artists do, and aesthetic experience. 

Participants in the round-tables included: Lauren Berlant, Zachary Cahill, Jessica Campbell, Vitaly Komar, David Leggett, Laura Owens, William Pope. L, Michael Portnoy, Jacob Proctor, David Robbins, Suellen Rocca, Jan Verwoert, Scott Wolniak, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung.

 

Conference Schedule and Details

9:30am-12:00pm (Midway Studios, 929 E. 60th Street); David Legett, Laura Owens, Jan Verwoert, Scott Wolniak; moderated by Zachary Cahill

1:00pm-3:00pm (Logan Center, Room 203, 915 E.  60th Street); Jessica Campbell, Vitaly Komar, Michael Portnoy, David Robbins; moderated by Jacob Proctor

3:30pm-6:00pm (The Revival, 1160 E. 55th Street) William Pope. L, Suellen Rocca, Molly Zuckerman- Hartung; moderated by Lauren Berlant

*A free shuttle bus will be available between the afternoon sessions to take people to The Revival comedy club.


Sponsored by Infrastructures for the Comedic, a Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society project.