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A Continent Remade: Reflections on 1960, the Year of Africa

February 9, 2020

Adom Getachew, a member of the research team for the Countours of Black Citizenship research project at the Neubauer Collegium, reflects on the legacy of African decolonization in a special section of the Sunday New York Times.

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.

Battle Shields and War Bonnets: Field Exhibit to Showcase Native American Women and Warriors

October 26, 2019

WTTW News (PBS Chicago) reports on the Apsáalooke Women and Warriors project, a partnership between the Neubauer Collegium and the Field Museum. The project is led by Nina Sanders, an Apsáalooke scholar and a Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellow.

Repotting Constructions of Beauty With Passionate Signals

October 23, 2019

How is the history and language of flowers intertwined with ideas of beauty, labor, and power? Jad Dahshan reviews Martha Rosler’s Passionate Signals exhibition at the Neubauer Collegium in the UChicagoArts Blog.

Newest Field Museum Exhibition Will Highlight Native American Women and Warriors

October 11, 2019

Apsáalooke Women and Warriors, an exhibition jointly organized by the Field Museum and the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, will open at both sites in March 2020.

Artist Installs Massive Collage on Iconic Chicago High-Rise

September 19, 2019

Assaf Evron, who collaborated with Anna Daučíková on the Neubauer Collegium’s multimedia FOR exhibition, has unveiled a bold new art project mounted on a high-rise apartment building in Chicago. The temporary installation explores the relationship between natural landscapes and urban architectural spaces. 


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