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Gallery Talk: Rafael Vostell and Hannah Higgins

Wolf Vostell in Chicago in January 1970. Courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Library and Archives. Photo by David Katzive © MCA Chicago.

In-gallery conversation with Rafael Vostell (Managing director of the Wolf Vostell Estate) and Hannah Higgins (Professor of Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago).

The discussion will address questions of materiality and ephemerality on display in the Smart Museum’s special exhibition Vostell Concrete as well as the ways the Vostell and his Fluxus contemporaries shaped future practices.

Free, but space is limited.


This event is part of Concrete Happenings at the University of Chicago, a collaborative series of public exhibitions, screenings, symposia, and other programs that mark the return of Wolf Vostell’s colossal Concrete Traffic (1970) to public view following a major conservation effort.


Image: Wolf Vostell in Chicago in January 1970. Courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Library and Archives. Photo by David Katzive © MCA Chicago.