Artist Talk: Aaron Williamson

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 6 – 8 pm

The Art Institute of Chicago
230 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603

The Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S. Columbus Dr.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Visiting Artists Program presents Aaron Williamson.

Aaron Williamson is a British multidisciplinary artist and writer. Working mainly in performance and video, Williamson describes his work as being informed by his experience of becoming deaf. Williamson engages with disability politic, highlighting issues of access and exclusion, but in a humorous or absurd manner; revealing, playing up to, and skewing social attitudes toward disability. Created with a DIY sensibility, Williamson’s works are usually devised to uniquely consider and respond to a given situation. Informed by research, he creates works almost immediately prior to their public presentation, focusing on concept and situations he encounters, rather than a process of rehearsal that exhibits traditional artistic techniques. He has created artworks in shopping centers, streets, public museums, and galleries, as well as in unusual places such as, mountains, rivers, volcanic craters, small islands, and rooftops.

CART captioning will be available on any personal device with Internet access.

This lecture event is free, non-ticketed and open to the public. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m.

For more information, visit saic.edu/vap

Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations for this lecture event should visit saic.edu/access

Image: Aaron Williamson, Muff Head, 2014. Courtesy of the artist