Light and the Unseen

The September show I’m curating with a great slate of artists and writers.  

Light and the Unseen at Hyde Park Art Center

Embracing the Farb: Modes of Reenactment

An exhibition I’m curating, opening at Glass Curtain Gallery in November 15, 2012.

Farb is a derogatory term used in the community of historical reenactment to describe the least authentic of reenactors - someone who is not concerned with or fails to achievehistorical  accuracy. Authenticity is an important and frequent topic of conversation in historical reenactment and a topic that artists in this exhibition also engage. But perhaps in an artistic practice, farb is not such a dirty word. Embracing the Farb:  Modes of Reenactment explores how artists have impulses and motives similar to reenactors, yet in their work, embrace the entire continuum of authenticity. The exhibition seeks to expand our understanding of reenactment by compelling us to think about alternate, or related strategies that artists employ through elements such as setting and context, costume, play, archetypes, story, performance and history.  

The exhibition includes Lori Felker, Kirsten Leenaars, Heather Mekkelson, Steve Nyktas, and Jefferson Pinder.

Contact

julierudder@gmail.com

Danny Think Tank

Roxane and Julie at DTT

NO ONE ALIVE WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN at BEN RUSSELL

This performance took place July 5, 2009.  In this collaboration with Roxane Hopper, we erected a moon in a Pilsen alleyway, projected Mars crossing the moon, while a performer serenaded the audience with “Tu, Solo Tu”.

Vega Estates - project space

Co-ran and co-curated the project, Vega Estates for 3 years with artist Roxane Hopper.  Click on the link above to see the project website.

Light and the Unseen

The September show I’m curating with a great slate of artists and writers.  

Light and the Unseen at Hyde Park Art Center

Embracing the Farb: Modes of Reenactment

An exhibition I’m curating, opening at Glass Curtain Gallery in November 15, 2012.

Farb is a derogatory term used in the community of historical reenactment to describe the least authentic of reenactors - someone who is not concerned with or fails to achievehistorical  accuracy. Authenticity is an important and frequent topic of conversation in historical reenactment and a topic that artists in this exhibition also engage. But perhaps in an artistic practice, farb is not such a dirty word. Embracing the Farb:  Modes of Reenactment explores how artists have impulses and motives similar to reenactors, yet in their work, embrace the entire continuum of authenticity. The exhibition seeks to expand our understanding of reenactment by compelling us to think about alternate, or related strategies that artists employ through elements such as setting and context, costume, play, archetypes, story, performance and history.  

The exhibition includes Lori Felker, Kirsten Leenaars, Heather Mekkelson, Steve Nyktas, and Jefferson Pinder.

Contact

julierudder@gmail.com

Danny Think Tank

Roxane and Julie at DTT

NO ONE ALIVE WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN at BEN RUSSELL

This performance took place July 5, 2009.  In this collaboration with Roxane Hopper, we erected a moon in a Pilsen alleyway, projected Mars crossing the moon, while a performer serenaded the audience with “Tu, Solo Tu”.

Vega Estates - project space

Co-ran and co-curated the project, Vega Estates for 3 years with artist Roxane Hopper.  Click on the link above to see the project website.

Light and the Unseen
Embracing the Farb: Modes of Reenactment
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Chicago based artist. MFA 2007 - Northwestern University.

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