Nature, Gardens, and Landscape

Urban Art and the Block: Nature, Gardens, and Landscape

In the format of a conversation, participants will speak to how the role of aesthetics in their practice/work intersects with their interest in gardens, landscape, and urban nature.

Dinner will be served, and space is limited.

Currency Exchange Cafe, 305 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637

Places - Making, Unmaking, and Unmasking

Urban Art and the Block: Places - Making, Unmaking, and Unmasking

Film Screening by David Schalliol

Urban Art and the Block: Film Screening of Selections from The Area by David Schalliol in conversation with Jacqueline Stewart

Evening film-screening of selections from David Schalliol’s The Area followed by David in conversation with Jackie Stewart. The Area is a documentary film about the recent displacement of a South Side Chicago neighborhood demolished to make way for an intermodal freight yard.


Popularized Landscapes: Pictures of Landscape in Tombs in Yuan China (1271—1368)

Professor DENG Fei, Associate Researcher in Chinese Art History, National Institute of Advanced Humanistic Studies, Fudan University | Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute

VMPEA: Noriko Murai

Current Encounters: Water Imagery in John La Farge and Okakura Kakuzō

Professor Noriko Murai, Associate Professor of Art History, Sophia University

VMPEA: Jiayi Zhu

Architecture and/or Miniature? – The Informative Ambiguity of the Zhakou White Pagoda

Jiayi Zhu, Ph.D. Student, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

VMPEA: Zhiyan Yang

Modern Architecture 近代建筑 in China and its Contemporary Legacy: Learning from a Historical Survey 普查(1987-1991)

Zhiyan Yang, Ph.D. Candidate, Art History

VMPEA: Paola Iovene

Landscape of Words: Stone Inscriptions in Romance on Mt. Lushan (1980)

Professor Paola Iovene, Associate Professor in Chinese Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

VMPEA: Xi Zhang

Riverscape Wrapped Around Porcelain: A Historical Study of 18th-Century Chinese Export Porcelains in the AIC Collection

Xi Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate, Art History

The Role of Public Art, Tour & Symposium

Meet at 30 W Monroe Street at 11:30am for a public walking tour with Marin Sullivan. Symposium begins at 2:00pm at the Neubauer Collegium (5701 S Woodlawn Avenue); speakers at this symposium include Lisa Corrin (Ellen Philips Katz Director of the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University), Richard Neer (William B.