The Logan Center Gallery is open for program proposals, based on availability and event type. If you would like to propose an event to be held in the space, please email logancenterexhibitions [at] uchicago.edu
Opening Reception and Town Hall Meeting
November 10, 2017 | Logan Center Gallery
Join artist Pope.L and curator Yesomi Umolu, as well as some of the Wrens interventionists, during the opening of Brown People Are the Wrens in the Parking Lot to participate in a town hall meeting where attendees will eat, drink, and converse about the project, and reflect on issues of immigration, home and not-knowing.
Tuesdays-Sundays | Logan Center Gallery
Brown People Are the Wrens in the Parking Lot is a communal space, free and open to the public. Stop by to browse through our library of books on immigration, have a coffee at our coffee bar, relax in the lounge, and post a story, poem, drawing or comment on our walls; or if you need to rest, want a place to do homework, or hold a meeting, you are welcome.
Sitting Ovation Sessions
November 14 & December 15 | Logan Center Gallery
Chicago-based artist Brit Barton leads a two-part choreographic workshop that uses movement to explore questions of collective migration, instability, and improvisation. The workshops include studies of focused breathing, stillness, and repetitive gesture. No prior movement experience is necessary and any attire can be worn.
November 17 | Logan Center Gallery
Join alumnus and current Department of Visual Arts MFA students for a conversation with the students of Professor Sharon Hicks-Bartlett's Race in Contemporary America at the University of Chicago. The students will share their work and discuss how themes of home, immigration and migration interact with their production.
An Evening of Music
December 1 | Logan Center Gallery
Join Dieter Roelstraete in the gallery for an evening of music and conversation on the issues related to immigration.
December 4 & December 5 | Logan Center Gallery
Curator Dieter Roelstraete recites from memory a text written by Pope.L.
Reading: The Migration Stories Project
December 7 | Logan Center Gallery
Join us for a public reading on the theme of changing as we move through space. Student and faculty readers will read from work featured in the newly-issued community anthology of The Migration Stories Project. Presented in partnership with the Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Chicago.
What's next? A five-hour marathon conversation and more on immigration, migration and home
January 4 | Logan Center Gallery
Join artist Pope.L and curator Dieter Roelstraete and a diverse group of artists, writers, scholars, activists, organizers and musicians for a five-hour marathon discussion delving deeper into the themes of immigration, migration and home platformed in the current exhibition Brown People are the Wrens in the Parking Lot at the Logan Center Gallery. Pope.L and Roelstraete will kick off the evening by discussing their recent work together at documenta 14 and how it relates to the art and issues animating the exhibition. The marathon conversation will be punctuated by food, music, performances as well as moments of exhilaration and silence. We welcome you to come, eat, drink, converse and share with us as we collectively dig into the great global immigration debate affecting our lives today. What's Next? is an endurance event. Visitors are encouraged to come and go as they please. Participants include: Yesomi Umolu, Zachary Cahill, BR Nicholson, Interim CEO and Brand Champion at Mr. Boare Industries, Alek Binion, Vidura Jang Bahadur, Amber Ginsburg, Ernest Dawkins, Ben Ndugga-Kabuye and more. Co-sponsored by the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago and the Open Practice Committee in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago.