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CLOWNFLANEUR: MFA Thesis Exhibition from the Department of Art Theory & Practice

May 3-June 23, 2013
This exhibition represents points of culmination and crisis that overlap within the art-making practices of Amanda Elise Bowles, Daniel Giles, Esau McGhee, and Matt Morris. The intensive research with which they have been engaged during their tenure in the Department of Art Theory & Practice situates the resulting artworks in a climate of rigorous critical thinking and a negotiation of today’s art worlds. Variously reflexive, incisive, and contemplative, the work poses fresh lines of inquiry into material conditions that give shape to our present and future.

Exhibition opening, Thursday, May 2, 5–7 pm Opening remarks by visiting curator Wassan Al-Khudhairi, former director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar.

This exhibition and the associated events and publications are the culmination of the course of study leading to the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree. Co-organized by the Department of Art Theory & Practice and the Block Museum, Northwestern University. Support provided by the Norton S. Walbridge Fund; the Cary Lane Graduate Stipend courtesy of Dr. Madeleine Wing Adler; Myers Foundations; the Mary and Leigh Block Endowment Fund; and the Alsdorf Endowment.