Krannert Art Museum Presents OPENSTUDIO The Speaker Project

The Krannert Art Museum presents OPENSTUDIO The Speaker Project open January 28 through April 3, 2011.

In honor of its 50th anniversary, Krannert Art Museum presents OPENSTUDIO: a series of public programs in conjunction with artist residencies intended to forge interdisciplinary learning and cultural exchange between students, faculty, the community, and international visiting artists. Transforming the main exhibition gallery into a learning laboratory, visiting artists together with University of Illinois students and faculty will inhabit and create active zones for viewing, discussion, and experimentation. Activities will include artist-led discussion sessions and workshops, as well as public performances resulting from the artists’ collaborations with the campus community. This direction introduces a new development in the activities of the museum, transforming it into a space for experimental art and exhibition-making.

The Speaker Project

Made from found materials such as old billboard signs, wood panel siding, and traffic cones, Chicago-based artist Juan Angel Chávez presents this large sculpture that also functions as a performance stage for bands and DJ’s. During the exhibition, a variety of music and sound performances will be scheduled. The public is also invited to enter the Speaker Box and experiment with their own sounds.

Image: Juan Angel Chávez Speaker Project, 2006 Mixed media installation © Juan Angel Chávez

Curator: Tumelo Mosaka

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion
500 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-1861
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