Chat About: Caitlyn Au & Jack Schneider; Elissa Osterland & Xinyang Li
Elissa Osterland and Xinyang Li have a conversation on falling:
"On Falling, Part I"
Caitlyn Au and Jack Schneider discuss subjects and objects, resistances, and constructions. Focusing on Au’s recent work, place of them, we consider the textures and forms of an inquisitive and exploratory practice.
Elissa Osterland (she/her/hers) is a second-year MFA in the Department of Visual Arts. Elissa's practice surfaces what is often overlooked through image, object and live performance. Her recent work has been exhibited locally in Chicago at The Hyde Park Art Center, The Smart Museum of Art, Goldfinch and Produce Model Gallery. She holds a BA from Cornell University.
Xinyang Li (she/her/hers) is a current MAPH student studying art history. Xinyang is interested in photography and performance practices; she is also exploring performativity in daily lives and through other forms and mediums. Prior to moving to Chicago, Xinyang worked for the OCAT Institute, a non-profit museum in Beijing. She holds a B.A. in Art History and B.S. in Business from USC.
Caitlyn Au is an artist whose work engages the zones of entanglement between object and subject. She works with video and sculpture to construct gaps and deepen problems between things and persons.
Jack Schneider (b. 1991, Minneapolis) is an artist and curator living in Chicago, IL. Schneider is a curatorial assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago where he has organized numerous exhibitions including Water After All, Chicago Works: Deborah Stratman, and Dan Peterman: Sulfur Cycle 2.0. Schneider is also co-director of Prairie, an independent exhibition space focused on critically engaged emerging artists. His own artwork has been exhibited at Murmurs (Los Angeles, CA), Gas Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), The Franklin (Chicago, IL), Horse & Pony Fine Art (Berlin, DE), Bass & Reiner (San Francisco, CA), 1.5 Rooms (Brooklyn, NY), Adds Donna (Chicago, IL), Born Nude (Chicago, IL) and Lodos (Mexico City, MX).
Logan Center for the Arts - Lower Level 014 (7:00 - 8:00); Logan Gallery (8:00 - 9:00)
On behalf of the Chat About 2021-22 organizing committee; Caitlyn Au, Q, Ambrin Ling, Claire Rich, Robyn Tisman, Toby Wu, and Ye Xuanlin.
Chat About is a student-run open-critique hosted by graduate students, supported by the Department of Art History and the Department of Visual Arts.
These open-critiques are organized to build community and to hold space for inter-disciplinary discourse—with an emphasis of thinking alongside practice and research. Artists open their work to a spectrum of opinions and articulate their practice; art historians, curators, and scholars probe, suggest and situate these works through research and exploration. We hope that Chat About inculcates space to discover new affinities and relationships.