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Conceptual Artist Hans Haacke “Dog and Pony Show” April 7

The 2008 University of Chicago Artspeaks Fellows Program will present

HANS HAACKE

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in a presentation entitled Dog and Pony Show
followed by a moderated conversation with the audience Monday April 7, at Court Theatre.

Since the 1960s, Hans Haacke has created highly influential works of art that analyze real-world phenomena (natural systems as well as social structures). His incisive projects offer critical and often controversial analyses of the entwined worlds of culture, commerce, and politics. Haacke has been outspoken throughout his career about his belief that museums and galleries are often used by the wealthy to seduce public opinion. Over the past several decades, his paintings and installations have been featured in contemporary museums throughout the world. In 1979 he had a solo exhibition at The Renaissance Society, featuring highly political paintings which reproduced and altered print ads for Mobil, Allied Chemical, and Tiffany and Co.

Access an online interview with Haacke at the Tate Gallery here.

Monday, April 7, 2008, 7:30 pm
Court Theatre
5535 S. Ellis Avenue
University of Chicago

For Tickets:

Call: Artspeaks Hotline at 773-702-8080
Email: concert-office@uchicago.edu
Visit: Box Office at 5720 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Mon.-Fri., 10 am–5 pm
For more information, visit: http://arts.uchicago.edu/artspeaks.html

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