Are We Obsidian?
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6–9pm
Art Institute of Chicago
Ellen Gallagher will speak at the Art Institute of Chicago’s thirty-first annual A. James Speyer Memorial Lecture. The event celebrates a distinguished contemporary artist who is represented in the museum’s collection and honors former museum curator James Speyer.
Ellen Gallagher, Watery Ecstatic, 2005 © Ellen Gallagher
Sunday, June 24, 2018, 1pm
Art Gallery of Ontario
Ellen Gallagher will be in conversation with poet Natasha Trethewey on the occasion of Gallagher’s recently opened show, Nu-Nile at the Power Plant in Toronto. The talk will be moderated by Ivy Wilson, associate professor of English and director of American studies at Northwestern University. To attend the free event, reserve tickets at www.ago.ca.
Ellen Gallagher, Watery Ecstatic, 2018 © Ellen Gallagher
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe,
Ellen Gallagher and poet Terrance Hayes will discuss how poetry responds to art and art responds to the times as part of the Fall Conversation Series, presented by the Academy of American Poets and Housing Works Bookstore Café. Hayes wrote the ekphrastic poem “Wigphrastic” in response to Gallagher’s print series DeLuxe.
Photos: Philippe Vogelenzang/Trunk Archive (left) and Rachel Eliza Griffiths (right)
Light Baggage: Understanding the “Black Atlantic”
Friday, October 20, 2017, 5pm
Haus der Kunst, Munich
Ellen Gallagher will be participating in a symposium on the work of Frank Bowling titled The Sea is History: Art and Black Atlantic Cultures. She will be joined by artist Sonia Boyce and the talk will be moderated by Allison Thompson. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.xing-events.com.
Ellen Gallagher, Dew Breaker, 2015 © Ellen Gallagher