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Virtual Curator Tour of Claudia Wieser: Generations

Irregularly shaped bronze tiles and colorful hand-painted square tiles form a geometric abstraction

October 3, 2020
2:00 PM

University of Chicago students are invited to join Jennifer Carty, Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, for a virtual private tour of Claudia Wieser: Generations.

Drawing upon the history of art, design and architecture—from the democratic stage of ancient Roman forums to the esoteric principles of Bauhaus craftsmanship—Wieser’s practice carefully stitches together a constellation of elements. Generations features hand-painted and patterned ceramics, carved wooden sculptures, tiled mirrored works, colored pencil and gold leaf drawings, and a new site-specific wallpaper spliced together from imagery of historic sculpture and architecture as well as images from popular culture and found photographs.

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This event is organized by the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry at the Smart Museum of Art for University of Chicago students during Orientation for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Claudia Wieser, Untitled, 2018, Ceramic and copper on plywood. Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen. © Claudia Wieser. Photo credit: Hans-Georg Gaul, Berlin.