Visitors at Sunday’s Renaissance Society opening of “Passing Through the Opposite of What It Approaches, Chapter 25” walked right up to the paintings, their noses nearly brushing wood.
by Katryce Lassle •
Four men, one woman; she’s blonde, while the guys sport variations of an unkempt jet-black mop. She, Lariyah Daniels, traverses the stage in a leather corset, while her band- mates assume their positions: guitarists riffing with their legs wide apart, drummer headbang- ing, everyone wearing an evil grin.
by Nausicaa Renner •
An otherworldly drone wavers in and out of audible range, welcoming visitors to the show, “In a Saturnian World.” The exhibit’s walls set up a loosely circular trajectory, throwing visitors into orbit as they enter the University of Chicago’s Renaissance Society.
by Tomi Obaro •
Comedy is like sex” began South African standup comedian Trevor Noah. This opening line from last Thursday’s event, which was sponsored by the UofC’s Students Promoting Interracial Networks and the African-Caribbean Students’ Association, earned both gasps and chuckles.
by Nandini Ramakrishnan •
At DOVA Temporary, a University of Chicago art gallery, thirteen individuals sat around a pedestal, each one’s head bent down, their fingers picking steadily at denim.
by Tyler Leeds •
On a poster mailed to incoming University of Chicago students, the campus is portrayed looking north. The gothic architecture lining the Midway Plaisance is in the foreground, while the remaining portion of campus holds the middle of the frame.
by Colin Griffin •
For nearly 50 years, the intricate maze of books that lies at the bottom of a steep staircase in the basement of the Chicago Theological Seminary building at 5757 South University Avenue in Hyde Park has been an incredibly popular place to get lost.
A Thousand Cuts: As the University of Chicago slashes budgets, workers and administrators feel the pain
by Juan Velez •
The University of Chicago’s bureaucratic machinery usually runs quietly in the background, unnoticed and unknown to all but those that keep it humming. Only in times of strain or controversy do its organization, governance, and finances come under public scrutiny.…