will host an interdisciplinary discussion of Uri Tzaig's exhibition,
"Duel," which is currently on display at the gallery.
exhibit addresses questions of social rules and interactions, identity
and language. The show includes works in video, sculpture, photography
and graphic design that alter the terms of sports and language.
the desert landscape of his native Israel, Uri Tzaig's meditative,
conceptual works encourage reconsideration of fixed positions and
perceptions," said Lorelei Stewart, visiting director of Gallery
400. "Directed toward our often passive acceptance of social, political
and economic mores, Tzaig's artworks subvert prescribed rules and
traditions." Stewart will moderate the discussion.
Dominic Molon, associate curator of film and video, Museum
of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Steve Reinke, visiting assistant professor of video, UIC
Eric Slauter, assistant professor of English language and
literature, University of Chicago
Simone Lotven Sofian, lecturer in Hebrew, classic and Mediterranean
5 - 6:30 p.m.
College of Architecture and the Arts
400 S. Peoria St.
his work's challenge to language, sports and game structure, Tzaig
has increasingly created pieces that deceptively marry complexity
and simplicity. His performative interventions in formal, team-based
games provide materials for more complex video pieces.
strict formal divisions and editing structures that combine image
and text to question, literally and metaphorically, the viewer's
position," said Stewart. "By defying the obvious, Tzaig playfully
creates powerful and contemplative works that address provocative,
often political, issues in non-didactic ways."
runs through Dec. 16. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday,
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon - 5 p.m. Direct exhibit questions
to Stewart at Gallery 400, (312) 996-6114.