KAM Gallery Conversation: "Attachment"

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Krannert Art Museum East Gallery, 500 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign

Krannert Art Museum
Gallery Conversation: Attachment
Thursday, October 1, 5:30pm

Join in the conversation about the Krannert Art Museum exhibition "Attachment". This event will feature Brett Kaplan, professor of Comparative & World Literature, director of Jewish Studies, and a Conrad Humanities Scholar; Melissa Pokorny, associate professor of Sculpture; and François Proulx, assistant professor of French; moderated by exhibition curators Amy L. Powell and Allyson Purpura

"Attachment" is a thematic exhibition from the museum’s permanent collection that considers the material and affective bonds between artist and subject, artwork and viewer, museum and object. Organized under five themes—appendages, supports, shadow bodies, accumulations, and refusals—the exhibition examines critical scenes of attachment to encompass material, affective, bodily, psychoanalytic, cultural, political, and institutional frames of reference.

Exhibiting artists include: Berenice Abbott, Conrad Bakker, Hans Bellmer, Louise Bourgeois, Michael Ray Charles, Carl Chiarenza, Willie Cole, Isabelle Cornaro, Walker Evans, Vernon Fisher, Frank Gallo, Jess, Vera Klement, Annette Lemieux, Danny Lyon, Bea Nettles, Melissa Pokorny, Fritz Scholder, Laurie Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Hedda Sterne, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol, David Wojnarowicz, and Purvis Young; along with selections from the museum’s African, Asian, ancient Peruvian, and decorative arts collections, including Marcel Proust’s 18th-century settee.Air Jordan