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On Saturday, September 27, the Block Museum proudly hosted an Opening Day Celebration for Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. After weeks of hanging artworks, transforming the gallery space into an otherworldly environment, and having Wangechi herself construct a monumental wall drawing, everything was ready. The event began at 2pm in Louis Theater on Northwestern’s Evanston campus. Wangechi presented on themes and narratives in her artworks and was then joined in conversation by Huey Copeland, associate professor of art history at Northwestern University. The conversation ended with a quick, but robust question and answer session from the audience.
Mimi Brody, Film Curator at Block Cinema, reports back on the Toronto International Film Festival
Mimi Brody, Film Curator at Block Cinema, reports back on the Berlin International Film Festival
Last week I returned from another trip to the annual Berlin Film Festival (Feb. 6-16). The unseasonably warm temperatures there (in the mid-40s on most days) felt practically tropical compared to the arctic vortex I left behind in Chicago.