Gallery Talk: Unwavering Principles with Christine Tarkowski and Nance Klehm

Free With Admission

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Fuller with models of Standard of Living Package and Skybreak Dome, 1949
Image courtesy the Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller


In this series, artists, filmmakers, designers, architects, ecologists, anthropologists, and educators consider Buckminster Fuller's legendary work and enduring influence in thematic explorations of the exhibition.

Artist Christine Tarkowski and bioinstigator and ecologist Nance Klehm discuss Fuller's unwavering principles.

About the Speakers

Nance Khelm is a radical ecologist, landscape designer, and expert forager and gardener. She offers workshops and lectures on plants and natural processes. Her ongoing column, "Weedeater," published in Arthur magazine, offers practical information concerning natural home remedies and do-it-yourself organic projects.

Christine Tarkowski is an artist and associate professor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago. Combining her interests in both architecture and sculpture, Tarkowski's works are characterized by the contradiction between how things look and how they are made; between the surface and the underlying structure; and between the real and the fake. Her national exhibitions include Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York; and Renaissance Society, Chicago.