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The Block Museum and Block Cinema are frequently featured in national, regional and local media. Read our most recent stories below:


Crain's: Where to go this week, what to plan for later (January 18, 2017)

"Attia cooked up new pieces for the exhibition using resources all across Northwestern University, from the predictable, such as the collections of the library of African studies, to the surprising, like interviews with faculty at the Rehabilitation Institute." - Graham Meyer

The Daily Northwestern: Block Museum exhibition explores loss, trauma (January 18, 2017)

"Overall, this narrative forces us to think about the repair and healing after different sorts of trauma over time and the similarities and differences in the responses that (global tragedies) generate" - Antawan Bird, speaking to Gabby Grossman

Blouin ArtInfo: Contradictory Truths: Kader Attia's Video Dialogues at Lehmann Maupin (January 18, 2017)

"I have always been working on a process of repair — the word we are living in is full of material and immaterial injuries — that the economic and political order of power endlessly denies." - Kader Attia in inveterview with Juliet Helmke

Artforum: Good Charlotte (January 10, 2017)

"In the exhibition’s catalogue, musicologist Jason Rosenholtz-Witt details how Moorman listed multiple solutions for each of the composition’s many technical challenges. This palimpsest of possibilities helped Moorman tailor her renditions to specific contexts, whether Carnegie Hall or Johnny Carson." - Colby Chamberlain

Time Out: 28 exciting openings in Chicago in January (December 29, 2016)

"The Block Museum presents newly-commissioned work by "Kader Attia," which compares Western and non-Western approaches to history and tradition." - Grace Perry

Chicago Tribune: Winter preview: 10 art shows not to miss (December 28, 2016)

"The largest collection of Africana in existence is sure to generate a provocative response from Attia, who in past installations has used materials ranging from couscous to foil and carved wood in response to histories of slavery and xenophobia." - Lori Waxman