Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

The Society for Contemporary Art at The Art Institute of Chicago proudly presents JANET CARDIFF AND GEORGE BURES MILLER Tuesday, October 16, 2001. Based in Lethbridge, Alberta, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller have forged a multimedia practice that international critics have identified as one of the most significant breakthroughs in conceptual art in the past decade. Cardiff and Miller’s work has recently been presented at some of the most important venues for contemporary art in the world, including the Carnegie International (Pittsburgh), the M?nster Sculpture Project (M?nster, Germany), the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, and the S?o Paulo and Istanbul Biennials. For the 2001 Venice Biennale, Cardiff and Miller produced The Paradise Institute, a 17- minute digital video experience combining film/video with the stunning stereo and binaural audio tracks that have become the trademark of their narrative, audio-driven walks through museum and urban landscapes. In this piece, as in others, the artists use sound and moving images in fundamentally new ways, effectively blurring the distinction between the actors in the film and the observers in the audience. For The Paradise Institute, Cardiff and Miller received the Biennale’s Premio Prize, which is reserved for the most promising emerging artists in the exhibition. Earlier this year, Janet Cardiff was the recipient of the prestigious Millennium Prize, which was Canada?s first international prize in the visual arts. After her lecture, the Canadian Consulate will host a reception for Cardiff, Miller, and the Society for Contemporary Art. Please join us for what promises to be a memorable evening.

The Art Institute of Chicago
Members – $35

05:30PM – 06:30PM – Lecture
The Woman’s Board Room

06:30PM – 07:30PM – Reception
The residence of the Canadian Consul General