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Opening Reception — Ellen Rothenberg: ISO 6346: ineluctable immigrant

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership

Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)

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Spertus Institute has commissioned a site-specific installation by internationally-acclaimed, Chicago-based artist Ellen Rothenberg. Entitled ISO 6346: ineluctable immigrant, it will be on view in the Institute’s Ground Level Gallery through April 22, 2018. With this work, Rothenberg prompts visitors to consider connections between past and contemporary issues of migration. The project is inspired by objects and documents that Rothenberg uncovered in the Spertus collection — as well as research she pursued in Berlin at Germany’s largest refugee camp, currently housed in the monumental Tempelhof Airport, a disused site that was originally designed and built by the Nazis.




Ellen Rothenberg’s installations and public projects often employ the iconography of social movements, using archival documents to examine the mechanisms underlying contemporary political engagement. Her work — architecturally scaled installations, public projects, performance, collaborations, and writing — uncovers histories embedded in the present, adding layers of meaning beyond the conventions of historical objects. Project, Future Force Geo Speculators, and Chelen Amenca, Romania. Rothenberg teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was recently appointed an inaugural Faculty Research Fellow of the Institute for Curatorial Research and Practice.


 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
610 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)


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Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership offers dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture and open to all. Graduate programs and workshops train future leaders and engage individuals in exploration of Jewish life. Public programs include films, speakers, seminars, concerts, and exhibits — at the Institute’s Michigan Avenue facility, in the Chicago suburbs, and online.

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