HAUNTOLOGY: 2012 OPC Seminar Exhibition
Curated by Zachary Cahill and Cassandra Troyan
June 7th—June 28th, 2012
Opening reception: Thursday, June 7th 5—8PM
Over the course of the spring term students wrestled with what constitutes a ghost, the ghostly, and hauntings, in the fields of literature, theory, art and history. A question soon arose around Sigmund Freud’s authoritative essay “The Uncanny,” in which Freud makes a distinction between lived experience of the uncanny and artistic representations of it. Namely, that after Allan Kaprow’s blurring of art and life, might it be possible to work with the lived experience of the uncanny as an artistic material? Put otherwise, has an artistic experience of ghosts moved into life and we, the living and contemporary speculators of the aesthetic, joined the land of dead through works of art?
5228 S. Harper Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615
Gallery Hours: 12 – 5PM
Wednesday – Saturday
DOVA Temporary, the exhibition space of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago.