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Art at Keller: John Preus Exhibition Stages Reclaimed Furniture from Closed CPS Schools

January 6, 2020

Artist and furniture-maker John Preus, whose replicas of philosopher huts were featured in the Neubauer Collegium’s HUTOPIA exhibit, is unveiling a new conceptual art project for the Keller Center at the University of Chicago. The installation features sculptures fashioned from items reclaimed from shuttered Chicago Public Schools. 

Dagmar Schäfer wins 2020 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize

December 6, 2019

Dagmar Schäfer, a contributor to the Neubauer Collegium's 2014-16 research project Knowing and Doing: Text and Labor in Asian Handwork, will be awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2020. The most prestigious research prize in Germany, it is awarded by the German Research Foundation to “exceptional scientists and academics for their outstanding achievements in the field of research.” 

For Cecilia Vicuña, ‘Consciousness Is the Art’

December 3, 2019

On the occasion of a major retrospective, the New York Times considers the power of the artist’s creative work.

Guggenheim Museum Reveals Shortlist for 2020 Hugo Boss Prize

November 19, 2019

Cecilia Vicuña, whose PALABRARmas exhibition was featured at the Neubauer Collegium in 2018, has been shortlisted for the 2020 Hugo Boss Prize. The biennial award recognizes outstanding achievements in contemporary art and provides winners with an opportunity to exhibit their work at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

From Svalbard to Lebanon: A Review of Wild Relatives

November 18, 2019

This Chicago Maroon article reviews a screening and discussion of Jumana Manna's film, Wild Relatives, which was hosted by the Neubauer Collegium as part of the Engineered Worlds III research project. The article focuses on how Wild Relatives, a film about the politics of seed preservation and the Syrian Civil War, emphasizes the importance of enduring human relationships during times of geopolitical tension.

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