Smart Museum/Logan Center Family Festival
Date: October 6, 2018
Time: 1-4:30 pm
Location: Smart Museum of Art, Logan Center for the Arts

Program description:
The Logan Center for the Arts and the Smart Museum team up to celebrate Italian-born, Chicago-based sculptor Virginio Ferrari in conjunction with the second annual Logan Center Bluesfest.

Ferrari’s sweeping bronze sculptures, playful concrete spheres, and stainless steel works have adorned the Chicago landscape, and especially Hyde Park, for many years. Visitors are invited to an afternoon program including hands-on design activities, walking tours of Ferrari’s sculptures across the UChicago campus, and an artist activation featuring choreographer Irene Hsiao performing an original dance inspired by Ferrari’s sculpture Dialogo.This event is free and open to the public. 

Dialogo Dialogo
Date: October 6, 2018,
Time: 2–3 p.m.
Location: University of Chicago,  Albert Pick Hall for International Studies, 5828 South University Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60637

Program description:
UChicago Arts presents a live performance responding to the work of Italian-born, Chicago-based sculptor Virginio Ferrari. Dancer Irene Hsiao and musician Joey Brink team up to perform an improvisatory installation on the site of Dialogo, a sculpture by Ferrari sited on the University of Chicago campus. Hsiao’s choreography explores the relationship between the bronze sculpture Dialogo and bronze carillon bells, played by Bring. Just as the bells are stationary and clappers move to strike them, Hsiao becomes the moving element within the statue and a visual reminder of how the aleatory and the living affect and respond to an ever-changing environment of sound and motion.

Irene Hsiao is a dancer, writer, and enthusiast interested in improvising on the edge of the ordinary in public spaces. Joey Brink is the sixth University Carillonneur at the University of Chicago, where he performs on the 72-bell Rockefeller Memorial Carillon and directs a carillon studio of twenty students.

This event is free and open to the public. The University of Chicago campus is wheelchair accessible.

Dialogo: Virginio Ferrari and Chicago
Fall 2018 Public Programs
University of Chicago / Terra—Foundation for American Art