Collaborative performance featuring Chris Foreman
Thursday, January 31, 2013
*Please be prompt; it will not be possible to enter the space after the performance has begun.
Logan Center Gallery
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th Street
Minouk Lim, artist-in-residence at the Hyde Park Art Center, will present a new work FireCliff 4_Chicago at the University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts. She will be working in our studios in preparation for the performance alongside visiting artist Vlatka Horvat. London-based Horvat will also be participating in the festival and presenting work in Chicago.
This one-night only performance is the culmination of Seoul-based Lim’s one-month residency at the Art Center and the latest in the FireCliffseries, which the artist has presented in Madrid (2010), Seoul (2011), and Minneapolis (2012). For this special performance Lim collaborates with Chicago jazz and blues musician Chris Foreman exploring the possibilities for perception beyond visual observation. This immersive performance, which remixes political speech, sound, and image, attempts to articulate what cannot be seen, to make sayable the invisible. In a climate characterized by uncertainty—economic, social, or psychic—how do we forge a path? What does it mean to envision the future in the absence of images?
Minouk Lim recently had a solo exhibition at the Walker Art Center in 2012, Minouk Lim: Heat of Shadows. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions internationally, including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Witte de With, Rotterdam; and ArtSonje Center, Seoul. Her work has also been included in several international biennials, including the 2010 Liverpool Biennial; the 7th Gwangju Biennale curated by Okwui Enwezor; and the 10th International Istanbul Biennale curated by Hou Hanru. Lim is one of four artists shortlisted for the 2012 Korea Artist Prize presented by National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.
Chris Foreman, who has been blind since birth, is a fixture in the Chicago jazz scene and regarded as one of the greatest living B3 organ players.
This performance is part of the IN>TIME ’13 festival.