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Renaissance Society: A reading by Saviana Stanescu, June 6

The Renaissance Society presents a reading by

Saviana Stanescu

Sunday, June 6, 2:00 pm

Playwright, poet, screenwriter, teacher, journalist, curator, Stanescu does it all. Her work is often characterized by a black humor and a sense of the absurd that is distinctly Eastern European. She wrote the screenplay for Dog Luv which is featured in the exhibition. She has won numerous awards and her plays have been widely presented internationally and in the US. Recent New York productions include: Aliens with Extraordinary Skills, Waxing West, and YokastaS Redux (co-authored with Richard Schechner). She teaches at New York University.

This event will take place in Swift Hall room 106. 1025 East 58th Street (on the Main Quadrangle of the University, directly east of Cobb Hall). FREE

For more information, contact:

Mia Ruyter

Director of Marketing

The Renaissance Society

773 702 8670

The Renaissance Society

at the University of Chicago

5811 South Ellis Avenue, room 418

Chicago IL 60637


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Anna Shteynshleyger Solo Exhibition, Renaissance Society, January 5 to February 14

From the Renaissance Society’s website:

The Renaissance Society will mount a solo exhibition of photographs by Chicago-based artist Anna Shteynshleyger (b. 1977). Trained at Yale, Shteynshleyger belongs to a generation of photographers whose work is notable for its formal beauty and technical execution. The exhibition will feature approximately 20 works that poignantly document Shteynshleyger’s life over the past several years. During that period, Shteynshleyger has had to renegotiate her relationship to Orthodox Judaism, which she had practiced since the age of 16, after moving to the United States from Moscow where she was born. Too personal to qualify as documentary of the Orthodox Jewish community, Shteynshleyger’s work spans a variety of genres—portraits, still-life, landscape, and interiors—all of which will be included in the exhibition. The portraits and interiors display a sensitivity that is as questioning as it is knowing of its subjects.

Dates: January 5, 2010-February 14, 2010
Location: Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (5811 S. Ellis Avenue, Bergman Gallery, Cobb Hall 418),

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