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Gregg Bordowitz: Revisiting “Poetics”

Thursday, Nov 07, 2013
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Glassell School of Art, Ground Floor
2450 Holcombe Boulevard Map & Directions


This Core Program lecture is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

In his lecture "Revisiting Poetics,"  writer, activist, and artist Gregg Bordowitz uses Aristotle's seminal text as a starting point for a discussion on the interrelatedness of disciplines and its relevance to contemporary art.

Bordowitz works in the fields of film and performance art. He has delivered his improvisational lecture "Testing Some Beliefs" at Iceberg Projects in Chicago, Murray Guy in New York, Temple Gallery in Philadelphia, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. He wrote and directed Sex Mitigating Death: On Discourse and Drives: A Meditative Poem, presented in 2011 at the Tate Modern, London; and The History of Sexuality Volume One by Michel Foucault: An Opera, which premiered in 2010 at Tanzquartier Wien, Austria. His most recent book, General Idea: Imagevirus, was published by Afterall Books in 2010. A collection of his writings, The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous and Other Writings, 19862003, was published by MIT Press in 2004. Bordowitz is the recipient of the 2006 Frank Jewitt Mather Award from the College Art Association; a Rockefeller Intercultural Arts Fellowship; and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, among other grants and awards. His films, including Fast Trip Long Drop (1993), A Cloud in Trousers (1995), The Suicide (1996), and Habit (2001) have been widely shown in festivals, museums, and movie theaters, as well as broadcast internationally. Bordowitz teaches in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and he serves on the faculty of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.

This event is part of the Core Program's 2013–2014 lecture series. See Core Program Events for more information.

The Core Program at the Glassell School of Art receives generous funding from The Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation; the Andy Warhol Foundation; and The National Endowment for the Arts.

2013–2014 Core fellowships have been underwritten by Allison and David Ayers; The Dickson-Allen Foundation; Hamptons Expo Group, LLC; the Scurlock Foundation; Joan and Stanford Alexander; Leslie and Brad Bucher;
Bettie Cartwright; The Francis L. Lederer Foundation; Meredith Long; McClain Gallery; The Powell Foundation;
Tribute Goods, Karen Pulaski; and The Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation, Inc.