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LatinXAmerican Podcast, Episode 2: Edra Soto

12/18/20, 12:00pm (CST)

As part of our Latinx Initiative and our upcoming exhibition LatinXAmerican (January 7–August 15, 2021), DPAM is proud to partner with Ivan LOZANO of Archives + Futures (A+F), a podcast for and about Latinx and Indigenous visual artists of the Americas. LOZANO will interview ten artists featured in DPAM’s exhibition LatinXAmerican and each episode will be released every other Friday beginning Friday, December 4).

In this second episode, Ivan talks to Edra Soto about the importance of trusting your instincts when making work while staying flexible in your process, how creating, collecting and curating fills her soul, and the importance of professionalism for a successful art career.

Presented by DePaul Art Museum in partnership with Ivan LOZANO of the Archives + Futures Podcast. This podcast is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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Susan Giles, Mie Kongo, and Yvette Mayorga in Conversation

Thursday, December 10, 12:00pm (CST)

Join artists Susan Giles, Mie Kongo, Yvette Mayorga in conversation about their works currently on view in the temporary exhibition Architectural Matters at THE COLLECTION: Where Art Meets Fashion, the multifaceted contemporary art program located within Fashion Outlets Chicago, curated by DPAM’s former Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm. Giles, Kongo, and Mayorga are all Chicago-based artists whose work is represented in the DePaul Art Museum collection. Kongo explores a diversity of materials as building elements that are assembled into geometric abstract compositions that recall the early stages of an architectural model or primordial architectonic structures. Mayorga is a multimedia installation artist who draws inspiration from the material culture of the southwestern border, and her life as a first-generation Latinx artist. Giles’ artwork concerns individuals’ representational or narrative responses to iconic architecture. For instance, Maquette… stems from a 3D sculptural representation of a physical gesture used to describe the architecture at the historic Chicago Cultural Center.

Architectural Matters will be viewable at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago through January 2021. For more information about the space and the exhibition, please visit the Fashion Outlets of Chicago website.

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First Women: A Gender and Electoral Politics Panel Discussion

Tuesday, December 8, 6pm (CST)

Artist Kathryn Andrews, whose installation at DePaul Art Museum currently highlights every woman who has run for president in the history of the United States, will moderate a panel with Nasreen Alkhateeb, the photographer and official videographer for the Kamala Harris vice-presidential campaign; Dr. Christina R. Rivers, DePaul University Associate Professor of Political Science focused on African-American politics and voting rights; and, Dr. Kelly Dittmar, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and Director of Research with the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. This discussion will cover much of the women’s suffrage movement and the sexism ingrained in politics throughout the United States, along with addressing issues of media coverage and the “presidential image”.

This program is in partnership with Artists For Democracy and is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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LatinXAmerican Podcast with Ivan LOZANO of Archives & Futures, Episode 1: Errol Ortiz

Friday, December 4, 12:00 pm

As part of our Latinx Initiative and our upcoming exhibition LatinXAmerican (January 7–August 15, 2021), DPAM is proud to partner with Ivan LOZANO of Archives + Futures (A+F), a podcast for and about Latinx and Indigenous visual artists of the Americas. LOZANO will interview ten artists featured in DPAM’s exhibition LatinXAmerican and each episode will be released every other Friday beginning Friday, December 4. In this first episode, Ivan interviews Chicago's own Errol Ortiz about his experiences growing up in Chicago in the 60s and being around the Chicago Imagists, finding your style and sticking with it, and how comic books, military airplanes and his love of color influenced his creative process.

Presented by DePaul Art Museum in partnership with Ivan LOZANO of the Archives & Futures Podcast. Generous support for this programming is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Sound Cloud - Episode 1: Errol Ortiz

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Artists Nate Young & Ayanah Moor in Conversation with Nyeema Morgan

Wednesday, December 2, 6:00pm

The precarity of 2020 has brought American ideological conflict to a head. Against the glaring bias of American meritocracy, the corrosion of civil discourse and the rise of antisocialism and the sociopathic hero, is an appeal to empathy a viable strategy for resolving conflict, one that is predicated on ‘misunderstanding’?

DePaul Art Museum will host a conversation with artists Ayanah Moor, Nate Young, and Nyeema Morgan. Moor's billboard installation for you is one of the current exhibitions at DPAM and Nate Young’s work is included in the Driehaus Museum exhibition A Tale of Today. Young’s poetic and reflective works are based primarily in sculpture and drawing. Moor's interdisciplinary works are situated in image and text based intervention. Moderated by artist Nyeema Morgan, the artists will discuss the narrative and/or discursive use of text to connect subjects by empathetic means. [Text written by Nyeema Morgan]

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Movement Workshop with Brendan Fernandes & Paige Fraser

Friday, November 13, 6:00pm (CST)

DePaul Art Museum is pleased to welcome dancer Paige Fraser, best known for her work in Broadway’s The Lion King, with returning artist Brendan Fernandes, whose solo exhibition was held at DPAM in 2018 prior to his 2019 Whitney Biennial debut. Fernandes’s research delves into the colonialist histories of ballet and the rituals associated with African masks found in various museum collections throughout the United States. Together, Fernandes and Fraser will present audiences with an impactful history lesson, alongside a series of body movements and practices that can be done from the comfort of your own home to get you critically thinking and moving simultaneously.

Presented by DePaul Art Museum in partnership with the departments of African & Black Diaspora Studies and the History of Art & Architecture at DePaul University.

This event is free and open to everyone, but registration is required.

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Now, We Do: A Panel Discussion with Ayanah Moor, Jordan Johnson, Cindy Pickett, and Martin L. Boston

Friday, November 13, 12:00pm (CST)

DPAM’s current installation for you by Chicago-based artist Ayanah Moor highlights the artist’s own struggle with diversity initiatives in university settings. What are the university, museum, art world, and academic policies that require reconsideration and revising in order to promote and support artists, curators, professors, and students of color? Rather than simply giving lip-service to a movement, what tangible steps must be taken by those in power to change such policies? Please join us for this rich panel discussion, moderated by DePaul University’s new Ida B. Wells Fellow from the African & Black Diaspora Studies Department, Dr. Martin L. Boston, with artist and professor Ayanah Moor, DePaul University’s Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Equity and Inclusion Cindy Pickett, and DPAM Delegate and DPU Black Artists Network Vice President, Jordan Johnson.

DePaul Art Museum recommits itself to continually reviewing and revising our own policies in order to problematize and correct systemic racism and discrimination in the context of our university museum, while continuing to be a leading example of this work for others. Our hope is that this program provides input that sparks tangible steps across universities, in partnership with their university museums and galleries, for perpetual vigilance and change in these matters.


Yoga for Black Lives

Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1, 10/31: 10:30am and 1:00pm; 11/1: 10:30am

Organized in partnership with the non-profit organization Yoga for Black Lives this program aims to help prep our minds, bodies, and spirits as best we can for the emotional rollercoaster that is election week this year. All virtual sessions are offered free of charge. Saturday’s workshops are specifically tailored to Black and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) participants and Sunday’s yoga class open to all audiences. Anyone wishing to make a donation to Yoga for Black Lives may do so on their website, as all of their proceeds are then donated to organizations resisting state violence against black people.

Presented by DePaul Art Museum in partnership with Yoga for Black Lives and DePaul University's Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies program.


Feminist Mentorship: A Conversation between Maria Gaspar and Nicole Marroquin

PAST EVENT: Wednesday, October 15, 6:00pm

Chicago-based artists Maria Gaspar and Nicole Marroquin engage in a conversation about their feminist mentoring throughout their carreer, highlighting their experiences and needs for mentoring. Gaspar and Marroquin discuss their gratitude and challenges of women’s leadership, focusing primarily on their roles as female artists and educators. How do we, they ask, set the ground for younger generations of Latinx artists? Both Gaspar and Marroquin are featured in DPAM’s upcoming exhibition LatinXAmerican opening January 7, 2021. Maria Gaspar is an interdisciplinary artist whose work addresses issues of spatial justice in order to amplify, mobilize, or divert structures of power through individual and collective gestures. Through installation, sculpture, sound, and performance, Gaspar's practice situates itself within historically marginalized sites and spans multiple formats, scales, and durations to produce liberatory actions. Nicole Marroquin is a teacher educator and artist whose work explores belonging and spatial justice. She researches student uprisings in Chicago Public Schools between 1967-74, with the goal of recuperating the history of youth and women’s leadership in the struggle for justice.

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DPAM Presents: Kathryn Andrews & Julie Rodrigues Widholm in Conversation

Thursday, October 8, 12:00pm (CST)

In partnership with DePaul University's Office of Alumni Relations, DePaul Art Museum is proud to present a virtual conversation and Q&A session with LA-based artist Kathryn Andrews and the Director of UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Julie Rodrigues Widholm. On the occasion of the fall 2020 U.S. presidential election, Andrews's site-specific installation, organized by DPAM and curated by Rodrigues Widholm, highlights the name of each woman who has run for President of the United States throughout the history of our country's democracy. Foregrounded in Andrews's installation, the long list of historic women's names is contrasted with the highly recognizable faces of the men who have won, ranging from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Barack Obama. Chronicling the nearly 150 years of women vying for the presidential seat, Kathryn Andrews's work spotlights the persistent sexism in American politics and the urgent need for change.

This event is free and open to everyone, but registration is required. Please note that though the Alumni Office's registration process requests extra information in order to register that this information will not be used elsewhere and is simply for registration purposes.

Generous support for this exhibition and its associated programming is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Rena & Daniel Sternberg.

Presented by DePaul University's Office of Alumni Relations in partnership with DePaul Art Museum

More information about the exhibition can be found here.

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