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Lecture: Mary Jane Jacob

6/7/2015 / 1:30pm

Abakanowicz and the Story of the Human Struggle

Mary Jane Jacob, Executive Director of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Since childhood, 85-year-old Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz has felt the necessity to tell her story through her work, compelled too by human amnesia that allows tragedy to be a way of life. Her meanings are embodied in her materials, and none is more revolutionary in her hands
than fiber—sensory, bodily, and real. This talk will trace the artist's life through her art, and look at the world we share with her and in which she asks us to care.

Mary Jane Jacob is a curator and writer whose work has spanned from premiering artists to U.S. museum audiences—including Abakanowicz in 1982—to pioneering of public and socially engaged art.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with Fiber: Sculpture 1960 - present.

Location Information:
Levitt Auditorium

2015-06-07 13:30:00 2015-06-07 00:00:00 America/Chicago Lecture: Mary Jane Jacob Abakanowicz and the Story of the Human Struggle Mary Jane Jacob, Executive Director of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Since childhood, 85-year-old Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz has felt the necessity to tell her story through her work, compelled too by human amnesia that allows tragedy to be a way of life. Her meanings are embodied in her materials, and none is more revolutionary in her hands than fiber—sensory, bodily, and real. This talk will trace the artist's life through her art, and look at the world we share with her and in which she asks us to care. Mary Jane Jacob is a curator and writer whose work has spanned from  premiering artists to U.S. museum audiences—including Abakanowicz  in 1982—to pioneering of public and socially engaged art. This lecture is presented in conjunction with Fiber: Sculpture 1960 - present . Levitt Auditorium

Mary Jane Jacob, Executive Director of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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