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The Block Museum and Block Cinema are frequently featured in national, regional and local media. Read our most recent stories below:

Chicago Sun-Times: MCA's 50th anniversary celebrates the now and the next (August 16, 2017)

"'I think Chicago is enjoying a golden age in all the arts right now,' said Grynsztejn. 'Many great artists are working here because they can find jobs at the city’s universities, and because there are now many places that show their work, from galleries, to the Smart Museum, the Mary & Leigh Block Museum, the Art Institute and, of course, the MCA.'" -Madeleine Grynsztejn in conversation with Hedy Weiss

Artforum: Block Museum of Art Receives $1 Million Gift (August 15, 2017)

"The Chicago Tribune reports that Lisa and Steven Tananbaum have given Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art a $1 million gift. This will allow the institution to expand its programming and permanently establish the position of the Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art."

Chicago Gallery News: News From Around the Art World (August 14, 2017)

"The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University has announced the receipt of a major endowment from Lisa (WCAS ’86) and Steven Tananbaum in support of its modern and contemporary art program."

Artnet: Art Industry News (August 10, 2017)

"The Northern Trust Purchase Prize, which funds a local museum’s acquisition at the fair, will go to the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University. The museum will select a work from the fair’s Exposure section, dedicated to young galleries."

Fayetteville Flyer: Crystal Bridges announces diverse trio of temporary exhibits for 2018 (August 9, 2017)

"The first of the three will be the U.S. debut and only one of two American stops for “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.” The collection, organized by the Tate Modern, is currently on display at the London museum and will debut in Bentonville on Feb. 3. After its run at Crystal Bridges, the collection’s final U.S. stop will be at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City." -Kevin Kinder

Art News: Block Museum of Art Wins Prize to Acquire Work From Expo Chicago (August 9, 2017)

"Expo Chicago’s annual Northern Trust Purchase Prize, which allows a museum in the Windy City to acquire a work from the annual fair, will go to the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University." -Carolyn Twersky

Business Wire: Northern Trust to Donate Artwork to Northwestern University's Block Museum of Art at EXPO CHICAGO 2017 (August 8, 2017)

"'Northern Trust is proud to continue supporting arts and culture in our communities,' said Mac MacLellan, Central Region President of Northern Trust Wealth Management. 'The Northern Trust Purchase Prize is a valuable aspect in our company’s ongoing tradition to build a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue to achieve a higher excellence, and in a way specifically directed at the captivating world of art. We are pleased to share this tradition with such a worthy institution like the Block Museum.'"

Evanston Review: Tananbaums endow curator position at Block Museum of Art (August 2, 2017)

"Janet Dees will be the inaugural Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Dees joined the Block team in 2015 from SITE Santa Fe, where she served as the Eugene Thaw Curatorial Fellow, assistant curator and curator of contemporary art. Earlier this year, she curated the Block's 'If You Remember, I'll Remember' exhibition. She is currently preparing the 2018 exhibition 'Experiments in Form: Sam Gilliam, Alan Shields, Frank Stella.'"

Chicago Tribune: Tananbaums endow curator position at Block Museum of Art (August 2, 2017)

"Million-dollar gift will support Northwestern's modern and contemporary art program."

Evanston Now: Block Exhibit inspires Black Lives Matter Quilt (August 1, 2017)

"'Marie Watt was definitely an influence on my project,' Blount said. 'She helped put the puzzle together for me. And while participating in her sewing circle, I got to experience how quickly participants bonded with one another.'" -Stephanie Kulke

Hyperallergic: Art Movements (July 14, 2017)

"Lisa and Steven Tananbaum donated $1 million to the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University. The gift will endow a curatorial position in modern and contemporary art." -Tiernan Morgan

Art Daily: Tananbaums endow curator position at Block Museum of Art (July 12, 2017)

"'Lisa and Steven Tananbaum are deeply devoted to public appreciation of the art of our time and are dedicated supporters of Northwestern and its commitment to making the arts part of the educational experience of all of its students,' said Lisa Corrin, the Block Museum’s Ellen Philip Katz Director. 'We are extraordinarily grateful to them for this visionary gift.'"

Art & Education: Curatorial Position Endowed at Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University (July 11, 2017)

"'The Tananbaums’ gift will help advance our capacity to present major exhibitions and to commission new work by artists working internationally who will be invited to campus to interact with faculty and students and be nourished by the extraordinary resources of Northwestern,' said Block Museum director Lisa Corrin."

Breuerpress: Tananbaums endow curator position at Block Museum of Art (July 10, 2017)

"The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University has announced the receipt of a $1 million endowment from Lisa and Steven Tananbaum to endow a curator position in the museum's modern and contemporary art program

Evanston Now: Modern art curator position endowed (July 10, 2017)

"The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University has announced the receipt of a $1 million endowment from Lisa and Steven Tananbaum to endow a curator position in the museum's modern and contemporary art program."

Blouin Art Info: 'William Blake and the Age of Aquarius' at Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Illinois (July 7, 2017)

"The exhibition brings together artists who used Blake’s lyrics as titles, experimented with printing techniques and innovative combinations of image and text and cited Blake's worldview in letters, diaries and essays. The exhibition will feature American artists for whom Blake was an important inspiration and will include more than 130 paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, films, and posters, as well as original Blake prints and illuminated books from collections throughout the United States."

Chicago Tribune: 40 local museum treasures you need to see now (July 6, 2017)

"In addition to its galleries in a Dirk Lohan-designed building on Northwestern's Evanston campus, the Block Museum has a vibrant sculpture collection both in the museum and about the campus featuring works by the likes of Hans (Jean) Arp, Barbara Hepworth, and Henry Moore. One of the highlights is the 1971 work 'Constellation,' by the Spanish artist Joan Miro. Constructed of cast bronze, and "likely sculpted by the artist's hands," the museum says, its round shape and "organic lines" suggest the celestial theme referred to in the piece's title. But there is whimsy here, too: Is that golden globe meant to suggest a nose on a face? Decide for yourself. The Miro now resides inside, in the lobby of the Ryan Center of the Bienen School of Music. If that is a face, it has a gorgeous view of Lake Michigan. If it is a heavenly body of some sort, it watches over the lake." -Steve Johnson

Art in America: All Together (June/July 2017)

Corinne Granof, the Block’s Curator of Academic Programs, reviews the Merce Cunningham exhibition jointly produced by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

Northwestern Now: Scholars gather to dicuss counterculture, Summer of Love (June 28, 2017)

"Northwestern University scholars will be among a great many revelers flocking to San Francisco this summer to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Three prominent Northwestern scholars will be among several dozen historians and journalism, arts and gender studies experts from around the country to offer lectures and discussion on a wide range of topics, from the Beats to hippies, the Black Panthers, the media, music and more." -Erin Karter

Curbed: Meet Marion Mahony Griffin, Frank Lloyd Wright's best frenemy (June 8, 2017)

"In 1918, [Griffin] and some female friends traveled to Tasmania, which resulted in some breathtaking nature paintings, including a deep-red depiction of a gum tree against a sunset that now lives at Northwestern University’s Block Museum." -Claire Zulkey

Northwestern Footnotes: Moorman exhibition opens in Salzburg (June 2017)

"The traveling exhibition A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s-1980s opened at Salzburg's Museum der Moderne in March, bringing with it staff from University Libraries and the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art."

Splash Magazine: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art Review - an Asset to Northwestern University and the Evanston Community (June 6, 2017)

"Recently the museum received a gift of 44 Edward Steichen photographs given by art collectors Richard and Jackie Hollander. These images range from Charlie Chaplin and W.B. Yeats to self-portraits and botanical studies." -Barbara Keer

North by Northwestern: NEH @ NU (June 2, 2017)

"Berzock and the Block received a $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), a federal agency that provides money for research and artistic projects along with educational and community engagement programs, to fund the exhibition's development....Berzock says the Block plans to go forward in applying for an NEH implementation grant for the exhibition, a project which she has worked on for years of her career. But the issue of NEH and NEA funding is much bigger to her – it's a decision about the future of the country."As a society, do we want our government to be supporting art and culture?" Berzock asks. "Is that part of what makes us great? My answer to that is yes. I want to live in a country that invests in art and culture." -Justin Curto

North by Northwestern on "The Nail That Sticks Up the Farthest" (June 1, 2017)

"Kristine Aono’s American flag is not made up of nylon, polyester and cotton, but 65,000 rusty nails. Part of the Block Museum exhibition If you remember, I’ll remember, Aono, a Japanese American artist, created the installation 'The Nail That Sticks up the Farthest...' to honor each Japanese American displaced by internment during World War II." -Isabella Jiao

Chicago North Shore: Graduation at Northwestern: A Visitor's Guide to Evanston (June 1, 2017)

Block Museum of Art makes the "What to Do" short list for graduation weekend!

Northwestern Now: Art history major finds a home base at the Block Museum (May 24, 2017)

"The talk provides a behind the scenes look at the exhibition of prints by German expressionist Lovis Corinth that the undergraduate curated at the Block Museum. Hodge is one of few undergraduate students granted the opportunity to curate works from the Block’s permanent collection." -Stephanie Kulke

North by Northwestern: RTVF course plans student film festival (May 19, 2017)

"'A lot of the documentaries were based on Chicago issues,' Spierer said. 'Some of them are about political issues or activist issues that may inspire students to get involved in these issues. For the other entries, we looked for pieces that we felt were well-done and would be exciting to watch in the Block Museum with a large audience.'" -Marco Cartolano

Art in America: Reviews: Kader Attia (May 18, 2017)

"Kader Attia: Reflecting Memory" began when Northwestern University's Block Museum extended an invitation to the French-Algerian artist to use the resources of the school's Herskovits Library of African Studies in the spring of 2015. The result was a spare and scholastic exhibition that rewarded the patient viewer with startlingly emotional content. " -Lauren DeLand

The Daily Northwestern: RTVF class creates student film festival (May 17, 2017)

"'I think people would enjoy coming to this event because they’ll see, still in a short amount of time, a more diverse range of works than they might necessarily see at another screening or event on campus,' Levy said. 'This is an opportunity for students on campus to see animated work, fiction films, music videos, documentaries and more that are made by their peers.'" -Emily Chaiet

Art 21 Blog: This Week in Art 5.15-5.21 (May 15, 2017)

Pedro Reyes’ Block Museum Art + Engineering lectures at Northwestern included in Art 21 Weekly roundup.

Northwestern Research News: Art That Sees the Big Picture (May 15, 2017)

"'We’re small but mighty. We are a window to the University’s diverse brain trust — our faculty and students,' says Lisa Corrin, an award-winning scholar who joined Northwestern in 2012, after more than three decades in curatorial leadership at various cultural institutions. Throughout her illustrious career, she has radically reimagined the museum. In doing so, she has helped create spaces for art that encourage people to ask urgent questions about history and the world, while also providing a place for reflection and learning that connect campus and surrounding communities." -Matt Golosinski

Northwestern Creative Sector News: Block Museum Hosts Conference About Socially Engaged Art (May 5, 2017)

During the conference panel, Block Museum Curator Janet Dees and Associate Director of Engagement Suzy Bielak both mentioned that the focus of the museum is to connect art to life, present a state of mind, and provide experiences of human activity that change the way of thinking. This broad and deep mission is the foundation for the Block to reach out to communities in Evanston, Chicago and beyond." -Jacob Nelson

Northwestern Now: Embracing a culture of change (May 4, 2017)

Northwestern University’s efforts to create a highly innovative culture dependent upon collaboration were on display last week during a forum featuring several case studies illustrating what transformative change looks like at the University." -Stephanie Kulke

The Architect's Newspaper: Chicago Architecture Biennial announces over 100 Program Partners (May 2, 2017)

“'Chicago’s architectural history is embedded within every neighborhood and touches so many of our world-class cultural organizations and venues.''" -Mark Kelly speaking with Matthew Messner

New City Art: Recapping Open Engagement 2017 (May 2, 2017)

“'There are all of these approaches in Chicago to creating more equity, building more just communities,' Reyes says. 'Creative pathways to justice are really exemplified here.'" -Jen Delos Reyes speaking with Kerry Cardoza

Sheridan Road: Past Meets Present (May 1, 2017)

For nearly four decades, Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art has staged exhibits that are as revelatory as they are relevant." -Meg Mathis

Northwestern Digital Learning: Spotlight: Digital Humanities Summer Faculty Workshop Projects (April 28, 2017)

“[Dr. Rebecca Zorach's] project used student assistance to catalog public art, specifically murals from the Black Arts Movement of the 60s and 70s, around the city of Chicago to create an interactive map that can be used for not only viewing mural images but also as a way to connect with other existing data sets like the CTA route map or census data to ask interesting questions about race, class, gentrification, and more." -Dan Hoefler

Hell's Printing Press: Block Museum Exhibition Q & A (April 26, 2017)

William Blake and the Age of Aquarius will explore the impact of Blake on a broad range of American artists and will be the first exhibition to consider how Blake’s art and ideas were absorbed and filtered through American visual artists from the end of World War II through the 1960s. Blake became for many a model of non-conformity and self-expression, and was seen as an artist who engaged in social and political resistance in his time. The exhibition will consider parallels between Blake’s time and mid-twentieth-century America, touching on such issues as political repression, social transformation, and struggles for civil rights." -Curator Corinne Granof in dialogue with Sarah Jones

Art Media Agency: Chicago Area Museums: Recent Acquisitions... (April 24, 2017)

Chicago area collectors Richard and Jackie Hollander recently gifted the museum more than 30 photographic prints by the renowned Luxembourgish-American photographer Edward Steichen. The acquisition includes items from Steichen’s series of botanical photographs as well as examples of his photographs of dancers."

CNSCVB: Best Date Night Spots on Chicago's North Shore (April 21, 2017)

“Spend time together exploring everything this museum has to offer, whether with a docent-led tour or on your own."

The Daily Northwestern: Block Museum receives gift of Edward Steichen photographs (April 12, 2017)

The museum now has a broad collection of Steichen’s work with pieces touching every area of the artist’s career, enabling Block to tell the full story of Steichen’s contribution to art history" -Lisa Corrin in conversation with Amelia Langas

Evanston Magazine: By the Block (April/May 2017)

“Name a museum with exhibitions and events on par with those that you'd find at the Art Institute of Chicago or the Museum of Contemporary Art, but it's free every day and open to everyone...The Block's recent exhibitions have been reviewed by The New York Times, Financial Times, and The New Yorker, and with three gallery spaces that are always rotating, you're guaranteed to see something new on almost any visit. " -Elizabeth Hope

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Hundert Arten, ein Cello zu spielen [A Hundred Ways to Play a Cello] (April 12, 2017)

"It is time for this exhibition…[Moorman] finally has a place in art history of the 1960s and 1970s, as an artist but also as the founder of the New York Avant Garde Festivals. How could she ever have fallen into oblivion? … Instead of self-promotion, Moorman pursued the idea of a multidisciplinary connected avant-garde. She worked together with Joseph Beuys, Wolf Vostell, Allan Kaprow and with her friends Yoko Ono and Carolee Schneemann, or with Jim McWilliams, who invented Sky Kiss for her. Lifted by helium balloons, Moorman played “Up, Up and Away.” Thanks to Otto Piene’s technical advancement, she was able to go far up in the sky. It has the feeling of a group show, the protagonist is thrown into the spotlight initially and consistently as equal co-creator." -Brita Sachs

Hyperallergic: Art Movements (April 6, 2017)

“Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world…. Richard and Jackie Hollander donated 44 photographs by Edward Steichen to Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum." -Tiernan Morgan

Modern Luxury NS: Readers' Choice: Arts & Culture (April 2017)

“On the campus of Northwestern University, the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art remains an acclaimed resource with frequently changing exhibits that present art across time, culture and medium."

True Africa: Kader Attia, between Dakar, Algeria, and La Colonie in Paris (March 29, 2017)

“For his current solo show at Northwestern University’s Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art in Illinois, USA, Attia has created a film, a sculptural piece and installation. He has delved into the university’s Herskovits Library of African Studies, one of the most extensive collections covering the continent that exists today." -Emmanuel Balogun

Chicago Magazine: 67 Things to Do in Chicago in April (March 29, 2017)

“What does contemporary art in Nigeria look like? The artistic director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos gives a presentation on global and local trends in the country."

Chicago Mag: Five Great Things to Do This Week in Chicago (March 29, 2017)

“A new book of poetry copublished by Northwestern University celebrates the art of Romare Bearden, whose colorful and jazzy cut-paper collages exemplified 20th-century African American life."

Diptyk: Kader Attia Reflecting Memory  (Feb-March 2017)

Northwestern News: Research, Art Merge In Block Museum Exhibit (March 13, 2017)

“'Hopefully attendees left the event realizing that a collection of this breadth and depth can inspire artists, researchers, and scholars in a variety of ways,' says Esmeralda Kale, Herskovits curator. 'Despite the differences in disciplines, there are commonalities in the themes running through the work of the graduate student presenters and that of Attia’s work on display.'"

Chicago Sun Times: 'Whistler's Mother,' Darger, among arts highlights for Spring (March 2, 2017)

"The Wall of Respect, a now-lost mural depicting such notable African-American figures as John Coltrane, Ossie Davis and Sarah Vaughan, was unveiled in 1967 on the side of a building at 43rd Street and Langley Avenue. These three exhibitions mark the 50th anniversary of this important milestone in Chicago’s public-art history." - Kyle MacMillan

Picture This Post: Block Museum Mounts IF YOU REMEMBER, I’LL REMEMBER Exhibit Review -– Marathon of Mourning and Hope (February 25, 2017)

"All the works in the exhibition ask the viewer to consider our troubled collective past, yet these crushing histories are interrupted by moments of beauty and hope. Don’t miss this timely and poignant show." - Julia Poppy

Chicago Tribune: Arab Museum of Modern Art director will discuss role of artists in Arab Spring (February 24, 2017)

"'Abdellah Karroum has not only exceptional taste in artistic production by creators working in many different media, but a transnational vision of global trends in the arts and how they intersect with geopolitics,' said Brian Edwards, Crown Professor in Middle East Studies and director of Northwestern's MENA Program."

WBEZ: Weekend Passport: The Artist's Role in the Arab Spring [Audio] (February 24, 2017)

"A symposium at Northwestern University examines the art scene before the Arab Spring uprising, when artists were creating works calling for change and challenging the political establishment."

North by Northwestern: Block Museum sewing circle brings community together [Video] (February 8, 2017)

"To kick off the exhibit, Watt, who is Seneca and whose art is influenced by her Native American heritage, hosted a community sewing circle, an event she will use for inspiration to create a new piece the museum has commissioned from her." - Alejandra Fernandez

Mining Industry Today: Block Museum exhibit digs into photos of 1960s miners (February 8, 2017)

"The new photo-centered Block Museum of Art exhibit, 'Mining Pictures: Stories from Above and Below Ground,' explores the visual representation of industrialization and the plight of the common laborer."

Chicago Tribune: Block Museum exhibit digs into photos of 1960s miners (February 8, 2017)

"Taken together, the work of these two photographers offers an appraisal of the relationship between pictures and industry, the juxtapositions between scientific progress and human sentiment, which has shaped this endeavor since the advent of photography." - Gina Grillo

Brit+Co: 10 Museums That Will Cure a Broken Heart (February 7, 2017)

"In this exhibit, contemporary artists explore the pain and heartbreak caused by major national events, like the Japanese internment camps and bloody conflicts between Native Americans and the US government." - Angela Velez

Chicago Now: Year of Public Art in Chicago: What's ahead for 2017 (February 7, 2017)

"The Wall of Respectguest curated by Romi Crawford, Abdul Alkalimat and Rebecca Zorach will be the subject of many events and exhibitions throughout Chicago and Evanston. The original wall–-a collection of 14 designers, photographers, painters and others--resulted in a seminal mural for and within Chicago’s Black South Side communities. " - Carole Kuhrt Brewer

North by Northwestern: Block exhibit remembers what government seems to forget (February 7, 2017)

"However, it is these histories – told by people often relegated to the margins – which constitute this country's past, in all its glory and grotesque. If You Remember, I'll Remember, the Block Museum's main exhibit for the season, is an exploration of these forgotten histories, rooted deeply in the personal." - Stacy Tsai

The Lisa D Show: The Lisa D Show with Kristine Aono [Audio Interview] (February 3, 2017)

"Aono's 'sculpture and installations are narrative in nature, reflecting [Aono's] identity as a Sansei, a third generation Japanese-American. [She] examines this hybrid cultural identity through topics such as acculturation, racial and sexual stereotyping, the WWII internment camps, and the history of [her] family in America.'"

Chicago Tribune: See it Now: Block Museum exhibit explores art and memory (February 2, 2017)

"The exhibit includes sculptures, installations, videos and other works created by seven contemporary artists. Their work serves as an invitation to reflect on our nation’s past while contemplating the present, through objects, sounds and images that unlock memories." - Louise Burton

Chicago Reader: Block Museum kicks off a season of urgent art with Kader Attia's 'Reflecting Memory' (February 2, 2017)

"'Reflecting Memory' explores similar themes of heritage and the impact of relationships among various versions of history—the ways we remember events separately and together, and how those memories might shift over time." - Lee Ann Norman

The Daily Northwestern: Block Museum exhibition connects past to present, emphasizes necessity of rememberance (February 2, 2017)

"(Robleto's essay) ends with this larger call for the necessity of all of us to remember the stories of the people who come before us because, if that process of engaging with the past isn’t active, then there’s this possibility of things being completely forgotten." - Janet Dees, speaking to Hayley Krolik

Bad at Sports: Top V. Weekend Picks (February 2, 2017)

Founded in 2005 by Duncan MacKenzie, Richard Holland, and Amanda Browder, Bad at Sports (B@S) now features over 20 principal collaborators and is a weekly podcast, a series of objects, events, and a daily blog produced in Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit and New York City

NS Magazine: Starving Artists (February 1, 2017)

"Six artists examine the United States' struggles with xenophobia, racism, and immigration at Northwestern University's Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art's upcoming exhibit, If You Remember, I'll Remember."

NS Magazine: Fab 5: Thoughtful Winter (February 1, 2017)

"From the Congo to Paris, French-Algerian artist Kader Attia mesmerizes audiences with exhibitions exploring the clash of cultures from colonialism to our modern world."

Make it Better: 5 Things to Do: Feb 3-5 (January 31, 2017)

"The latest exhibit at Northwestern’s Block Museum of Art features pieces examining love, war, resistance, civil rights and more in the 19th and 20th centuries." - Anna Carlson

Digital Learning Northwestern: Innovating Materials Science for Art's Sake (January 31, 2017)

"Says Dr. Walton, 'It’s a project-based class where the students invest themselves in understanding how art and artifacts are created, a burgeoning field called ‘Technical Art History,’ where science, technology, and art merge.'"

Sixty Inches From Center: February Art Picks (January 30, 2017)

If You Remember, I'll Remember and Dreams are Colder than Death are highlighted as February art picks.

Art Daily: Artist Kader Attia unveils new solo exhibition at the Block Museum (January 30, 2017)

"In his Block Museum installation, Attia expands on his long-term exploration of repair, both of the body and of society, and probes the legacies of colonialism, slavery and xenophobia."

Artnet: Kader Attia Argues for Reparations and “Repair” at Lehmann Maupin (January 27, 2017)

"It’s fair to say that Kader Attia is having a moment. The Paris-born artist, who is known for his work on the legacy of colonialism, was awarded the prestigious Prix Marcel Duchamp last October. His second exhibition at Lehmann Maupin coincides with his work being on view at Paris’ Centre Georges Pompidou, as well as with a solo show this month at the Block Museum of Art in Evanston, Illinois." - Christian Viveros-Fauné

Time Out: 48 exciting openings in Chicago in February (January 25, 2017)

"Reflect on the past and its tendency to echo through the present via works displayed in the Block Museum's group exhibition,'If You Remember, I'll Remember.'" - Grace Perry

Crain's: Where to go this week, what to plan for later (January 18, 2017)

"Attia cooked up new pieces for the exhibition using resources all across Northwestern University, from the predictable, such as the collections of the library of African studies, to the surprising, like interviews with faculty at the Rehabilitation Institute." - Graham Meyer

The Daily Northwestern: Block Museum exhibition explores loss, trauma (January 18, 2017)

"Overall, this narrative forces us to think about the repair and healing after different sorts of trauma over time and the similarities and differences in the responses that (global tragedies) generate" - Antawan Bird, speaking to Gabby Grossman

Blouin ArtInfo: Contradictory Truths: Kader Attia's Video Dialogues at Lehmann Maupin (January 18, 2017)

"I have always been working on a process of repair — the word we are living in is full of material and immaterial injuries — that the economic and political order of power endlessly denies." - Kader Attia in inveterview with Juliet Helmke

Artforum: Good Charlotte (January 10, 2017)

"In the exhibition’s catalogue, musicologist Jason Rosenholtz-Witt details how Moorman listed multiple solutions for each of the composition’s many technical challenges. This palimpsest of possibilities helped Moorman tailor her renditions to specific contexts, whether Carnegie Hall or Johnny Carson." - Colby Chamberlain

Time Out: 28 exciting openings in Chicago in January (December 29, 2016)

"The Block Museum presents newly-commissioned work by "Kader Attia," which compares Western and non-Western approaches to history and tradition." - Grace Perry

Chicago Tribune: Winter preview: 10 art shows not to miss (December 28, 2016)

"The largest collection of Africana in existence is sure to generate a provocative response from Attia, who in past installations has used materials ranging from couscous to foil and carved wood in response to histories of slavery and xenophobia." - Lori Waxman

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