The Week in Art: February 19-25
By Amy Cavanaugh in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 19, 2012 8:00PM
Christine Sefolosha's Three Mountains (2007)
>> The Museum of Contemporary Art continues its Internet Superheroes monthly event with a 6 p.m. talk by Hennessy Youngman, the fictional persona of artist Jayson Musson, who uses satire to make political critiques. The series looks at where art, technology, and the Internet intersect.
>> The DePaul Art Museum screens art videos that explore travel and memory in the Place of Memory: Video Art and Chicago. Work by artists including Jesse McLean, Deborah Stratman, and curator Chi Jang Yin, associate professor in art, media and design at DePaul, will be screened. A handful of the artists represented will hold a Q and A after the 6 p.m. screening.
>> Fjords, a mix of poetry, music, puppets, and video, begins performances tonight at the Poetry Foundation.
>> The Judy A. Saslow Gallery holds an opening tonight from 5-8 p.m. for three artists. See Worlds of Woodland Spirits by Christine Sefolosha, Old Materials Given a New Life by Gerard Cambon, and new work by Michel Nedjar.
>> Genghis Khan opens at the Field Museum today. The show aims to explore what Khan’s true legacy is.
>> Southport Grocery and Café hosts Drink Up Art tonight from 7-10 p.m. Taste wines for $20 and see art from local artists like Tracee Badway and Alise Barrett.
>> The Art Institute of Chicago opens Entre Nous: The Art of Claude Cahun, a show of work by 20th century French artist Lucy Schwob, who made self-portraits challenging sexuality under a male pseudonym.
>> Chicago Shakespeare Theater opens a Short Shakespeare! The Taming of the Shrew, a 75-minute performance of one of the Bard’s comedic classics.