“Paul Chan: Happiness (finally) after 35,000 years of civilization”

Art, Film and video Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art , Evanston Tuesday September 25 2018 - Sunday November 4 2018
“Paul Chan: Happiness (finally) after 35,000 years of civilization”
Photograph: Courtesy Block Museum of Art

School of the Art Institute graduate Paul Chan unpacks the violent and sexual themes of Henry Darger’s The Story of the Vivian Girls through a pixelated video inspired by the self-taught artist's work. The 18-minute looping animation brings Darger's characters to life in vivid color, exploring the unsettling nature of the artist's dysfunctional utopia, which incorporates the realities of war and misguided politics. 

Venue name: Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art
Contact:
Address: 40 Arts Circle Dr
Evanston

Opening hours: Tue 10am–5pm; Wed–Fri 10am–8pm; Sat, Sun 10am–5pm.
Transport: El stop: Purple to Foster. Bus: 201.
Price: Free
Event website: http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/view/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/paul-chan--happiness-finally-after-35,000-years-of-civilization.html
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