Salvage Symposium: Salvage Art 2.0

Free and open to the public.

Friday, April 24
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Room 501
915 East 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

In spring and summer of 2015 we continued to explore the theme of salvage. Building on our 2014 conference Salvage 1.0: A Conference/Conversation/Caucus on Behalf of the Act and the Art of Salvage, which addressed issues of use value (namely, what happens to art that is damaged and loses its aesthetic, financial or social value), we curated two new related events.

Salvage 2.0, on Friday, April 24, explored the use life of materials, asking how shifts in materiality affect meaning and (re)usage.

Salvage 2.1, on Friday, June 5, turned our attention to issues of context and space. Convening that symposium around the dismantled sculptural artwork of Buky Schwartz (60th & Cottage Grove Ave), we discussed how the specificity of spaces and places impact public art and praxis as a prelude to reconfiguring these sculptural components and the overall site as a communal urban space.

Presented by 3CT's Object Cultures Project and the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society.