Artist Talk: Nandipha Mntambo and Lawrence Weschler

  • Edlis Neeson Theater
    First Floor, Accessible via the Griffin Entrance on Pearson Street
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Featured image

Nandipha Mntambo, Praça de Touros I, 2008. Archival pigment ink on cotton rag paper; 112 × 163 cm. Courtesy of the artist


Presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival

South African visual artist Nandipha Mntambo had childhood dreams of becoming a forensic pathologist. This preoccupation with the body came to shape her artistic practice and, in 2004 with Idle, she began creating haunting sculptures cast out of cowhide. These feminine body forms (usually her own) appear flowing and supple; taken as a series they are a provocative inquiry into both gender and culture. Her later work has examined these same issues in different media including bronze, video, and photography. Join Mntambo and CHF Artistic Director Lawrence Weschler for this conversation. This year's Chicago Humanities Festival explores the theme of the body.

For tickets call the Chicago Humanities Festival Box Office at 312-494-9509 or Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Students and teachers with valid ID are eligible for free tickets. Tickets go on sale for CHF Members on September 7, 2010. General public sales begin on September 20, 2010.