The
Renaissance
Society

at The University of Chicago
 

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

In A Saturnian World
September 25 – December 18, 2011

 
 
Sun, Sep 25, 20114:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Opening Reception and Discussion

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: FREE
 
Featuring a talk with the artist and Hamza Walker in Kent Hall, Room 107 from 5-6pm
 
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Sun, Nov 6, 20112:00 pm

Reading

Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! of Playboys, Pigs, and Penthouse Paupers
AN AMERICAN TALE OF SEX AND WONDER
Mike Edison

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: FREE
 
Mike Edison is the former publisher of High Times, a Hustler and Penthouse scribe, and the former editor-in-chief of Screw magazine. This performance/reading celebrates the release of Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! of Playboys, Pigs, and Penthouse Paupers AN AMERICAN TALE OF SEX AND WONDER. This event will take place in Cobb Hall Room 307 (directly below the gallery).
 
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Sun, Nov 13, 20114:00 pm

Reading

Poems Under Saturn
Karl Kirchwey

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: FREE
 
Released this past spring to glowing reviews, Kirchwey?s is the first complete English translation of Paul Verlaine?s Po?mes saturniens. Kirchwey is Associate Professor of the Arts and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Bryn Mawr College. He is also the Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including The Happiness of This World: Poetry and Prose (2007); The Engrafted Word (1998), a New York Times Notable Book; and A Wandering Island (1990), recipient of the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. This event will take place in Swift Hall room 106. 1025 East 58th Street (on the Main Quadrangle of the University, directly east of Cobb Hall)
 
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Thu, Nov 17, 20116:00 pm

Reading

Alice Notley

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: FREE
 
Notley has published over 25 books of poetry, including Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems 1970-2005 (2006), awarded the Lenore Marhsall Poetry Prize; Disobedience (2001), awarded the Griffin International Poetry Prize; Mysteries of a Small House (1998); The Descent of Alette (1996); Close to me & Closer . . . (The Language of Heaven) and D?sam?re (1995); To Say You (1994); The Scarlet Cabinet (with Douglas Oliver, 1992); Homer's Art (1990); At Night the States (1988); Parts of a Wedding (1986); Margaret and Dusty (1985); and Sorrento (1984). Notley has received the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. This event will take place in Rosenwald Hall room 405. (1101 E. 58th st. on the Main Quadrangle of the University, roughly one block east of Cobb Hall)

Co-sponsored with Poem Present, the University of Chicago
 
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Thu, Dec 1, 20118:00 pm

Concert

Club Moral

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: FREE
 
Club Moral, an experimental industrial noise band founded in 1981 by Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven and Danny Devos, achieved cult status from day one; cult status being defined by peers such as Throbbing Gristle. Initially a band and a performance venue, Club Moral was a definitive staple of Antwerp?s underground scene of the 1980s hosting acts such as Boyd Rice (NON), Michael Moynhan (Coup De Grace), Slave State, Whitehouse, Trevor Brown, Clair Obscur, and John Duncan. Although the venue ceased operating in 1987, the four-piece outfit survived intermittent periods of inactivity and various line-ups only to become legendary amongst a new generation of goth/industrial/electronic/noise hounds. After three decades of performances throughout Europe and Asia, this marks their U.S. debut. This event will take place in Bond Chapel (on the main quadrangle of the University, directly east of Cobb Hall).
 
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Sun, Dec 4, 20112:00 pm

Reading

Vanessa Place

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: FREE
 
Place is a writer, a lawyer, and co-director of Les Figues Press. Her dual appointment as lawyer by day and experimental writer by whenever makes her a handful and a head-full. She is author of Dies: A Sentence (2006), La Medusa (2008), Notes on Conceptualisms, co-authored with Robert Fitterman (2009), and The Guilt Project: Rape, Morality and Law (2010). This event will take place in Swift Hall room 106. 1025 East 58th Street (on the Main Quadrangle of the University, directly east of Cobb Hall)
 
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