Senga Nengudi

An important figure of the African-American avant-garde in the 1960s and 1970s, Senga Nengudi?s performances and performance-based sculptures and installations have explored aspects of the human body in relation to ritual, philosophy and spirituality. With an interest in both the visual arts and dance, her work uses a variety of materials including natural elements such as sand, dirt, and rocks along with used and found objects including panty hose, masking tape and rubber tires. According to Nengudi, ?An artist?s supposed greatest desire is the making of objects that will last lifetimes for posterity after all. This has never been a priority for me.? Nengudi received a MA and BA from California State University, Los Angeles and studied Japanese culture at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. She has had solo exhibitions at the Thomas Erben Gallery and Just Above Midtown Gallery in New York, among others. Recent group shows include Black Conceptualism at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2005) and Kerry James Marshall: One True Thing, Meditations on Black Aesthetics at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2003). Join us as Nengudi discusses her most recent projects. Please call Jenny Gheith at 312.443.3630 to make your reservation. All reservations must be made by Thursday, 12 October. The Society for Contemporary Art would like to acknowledge our partnership with Sotheby?s for this and upcoming events

Art Insitute of Chicago

06:00PM – Lecture
Price Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicag
Members – $15
Non-Members – $20

07:30PM – Dining
La Sardine, 111 North Carpenter
Members – $60
Non-Members – $75