Film: Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists

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Gladys Nilsson, 1966. (Still from "Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists," 2014.) Courtesy of Pentimenti Productions. Photo: William Arsenault
Gladys Nilsson, 1966. (Still from "Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists," 2014.) Courtesy of Pentimenti Productions. Photo: William Arsenault
Screening
Jan 24, 2019 - 7 pm
Lower level, Auditorium (KAM 62)

Join us for a free screening of the 2014 film "Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists." The film chronicles a group of 20th century Chicago artists, many of whose work is on view in the exhibition Between the Buildings: Art from Chicago

From IMDB:
Director: Leslie Buchbinder, Writer: John Corbett
In the mid 1960s, the city of Chicago was an incubator for an iconoclastic group of young artists. Collectively known as the Imagists, they showed in successive waves of exhibitions with monikers that might have been psychedelic rock bands of the era—Hairy Who, Nonplussed Some, False Image. Kissing cousins to the contemporaneous international phenomenon of Pop Art, Chicago Imagism took its own weird, wondrous, in-your-face tack. Variously pugnacious, puerile, scatological, graphic, comical, and absurd, Chicago's diverse artists followed no trend, preferring a path they ferociously cleared for themselves.

 

Event sponsored in part by the Society of Art History and Fine Arts and the Society for Art History & Archeology

Exhibition sponsored in part by Fred and Donna Giertz. Presented as part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, with its presenting partner The Richard H. Dreihaus Foundation.