WBEZ | Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago http://www.wbez.org/venues/museum-contemporary-art-chicago-0 Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion The Radio Show http://www.wbez.org/kyle-abraham-abrahaminmotion-radio-show-109714 <p><p class="Normal">One of the hottest young choreographers today and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, Kyle Abraham offers a stunning and personal memory of what once was and is now lost. In <span class="Normal__Char" style="font-style:italic">The Radio Show&nbsp;</span>audience members experience two seminal events&mdash;the abrupt closing of a favorite hometown radio station and the slow breakdown of a family member descending into Alzheimer&rsquo;s.</p><p class="Normal">Abraham sets the Bessie Award-winning show to<span class="Normal__Char" style="font-style:italic"> </span>a score that mixes classic soul, hip-hop, R&amp;B, call-in radio excerpts, and experimental music by Ryoji Ikeda and Alva Noto.</p><p class="Normal">For more information and tickets visit <a href="https://mail.wbez.org/owa/redir.aspx?C=QsyU1SxJHkGWw5Asm2_l4N2FN1UB_tAINwL3T8aM06IbD4JkNyx35_opPN0eaLSdwc2QhUEElK8.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww2.mcachicago.org%2fevent%2fkyle-abraham-abraham-in-motion-the-radio-show%2f" target="_blank"> <span class="Hyperlink__Char">mcachicago.org/stage</span></a></p></p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 10:32:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/kyle-abraham-abrahaminmotion-radio-show-109714 Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion The Radio Show http://www.wbez.org/kyle-abraham-abrahaminmotion-radio-show-109713 <p><p class="Normal">One of the hottest young choreographers today and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, Kyle Abraham offers a stunning and personal memory of what once was and is now lost. In <span class="Normal__Char" style="font-style:italic">The Radio Show&nbsp;</span>audience members experience two seminal events&mdash;the abrupt closing of a favorite hometown radio station and the slow breakdown of a family member descending into Alzheimer&rsquo;s.</p><p class="Normal">Abraham sets the Bessie Award-winning show to<span class="Normal__Char" style="font-style:italic"> </span>a score that mixes classic soul, hip-hop, R&amp;B, call-in radio excerpts, and experimental music by Ryoji Ikeda and Alva Noto.</p><p class="Normal">For more information and tickets visit <a href="https://mail.wbez.org/owa/redir.aspx?C=QsyU1SxJHkGWw5Asm2_l4N2FN1UB_tAINwL3T8aM06IbD4JkNyx35_opPN0eaLSdwc2QhUEElK8.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww2.mcachicago.org%2fevent%2fkyle-abraham-abraham-in-motion-the-radio-show%2f" target="_blank"> <span class="Hyperlink__Char">mcachicago.org/stage</span></a></p></p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 10:22:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/kyle-abraham-abrahaminmotion-radio-show-109713 Talk Daniel Clowes and Susan Miller http://www.wbez.org/talk-daniel-clowes-and-susan-miller-107571 <p><div><strong>Susan Miller</strong>, curator of Modern Cartoonist: &nbsp;The Art of Daniel Clowes, engages Clowes in a conversation about his practice and genesis of the exhibition.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Daniel Clowes</strong>, born in Chicago in 1961, is an internationally celebrated comic book artist and graphic novelist. To date, he has published nearly 50 comic books and graphic novels including <em>Ghost World</em>, <em>Art School Confidential</em>, <em>Lloyd Llewellyn</em>, <em>David Boring</em>, <em>Ice Haven</em>, <em>The Death-Ray</em>, <em>Wilson</em>, <em>Mister Wonderful</em>, and in 1989, the groundbreaking comic book series <em>Eightball</em>. Clowes gained wide recognition in 2001 with the release of Ghost World, the <strong>Terry Zwigoff</strong>-directed, Academy Award-nominated film for which he wrote the screenplay. Clowes is also a highly acclaimed magazine illustrator with work appearing in <em>Time</em>, <em>Newsweek</em>, <em>GQ</em>, and many other magazines. Beginning in 2007, Clowes became a regular cover artist for <em>The New Yorker</em> and created the twenty-episode series <em>Mister Wonderful</em> for the <em>New York Times Magazine</em>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Susan Miller is an independent curator and producer with a career focus on regional art and culture. She has organized surveys and books on Bay Area artists including <strong>Daniel Clowes</strong>, <strong>Tony Labat</strong>, <strong>Jim Pomeroy</strong>, and <strong>Jeanne Finley</strong>. From 1993 to 2005, she was the executive director of San Francisco&rsquo;s New Langton Arts. She is currently organizing a touring exhibition and book on media artist <strong>Doug Hall</strong> as well as developing the Consortium for Interdisciplinary Research, a new research unit for UC Berkeley.</div><div>&nbsp;</div></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:22:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/talk-daniel-clowes-and-susan-miller-107571 The MCA Store Presents: Lily Koppel: The Astronaut Wives Club http://www.wbez.org/mca-store-presents-lily-koppel-astronaut-wives-club-107570 <p><div>Join us for this reading, conversation and book launch with author <strong>Lily Koppel</strong> as she tells the real story of the women who stood behind America&#39;s Mercury Seven astronauts.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>As America&rsquo;s Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons.</div><div>Lily Koppel is the bestselling author of <em>The Red Leather Diary</em>. The conversation is led by <strong>Sam Weller</strong>, Story Week Artistic Director, and author of <em>The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury </em>(William Morrow) winner of the Society of Midland Authors Award for Best Biography of 2005.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>More information about this event <a href="http://www2.mcachicago.org/event/the-mca-store-presents-lily-koppel-the-astronaut-wives-club/">here</a>.&nbsp;</div></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/mca-store-presents-lily-koppel-astronaut-wives-club-107570