New Topographies

July 18, 2014
/   News

Japanese Feminist Artist Arrested For 3D-Printing Her Own Vagina

The Un-Pop Star

/   Music

While most pop stars seem to bask in the relentless schedule of talk-show gigs and magazine spreads that accompany the release of a record, Sia chose to forgo the media frenzy almost completely.

World Cup Displacement

July 15, 2014
/   News

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets this June chanting “FIFA go home,” to the World Cup organization that The Nation’s Dave Zirin called “a neoliberal Trojan horse.”

Attention Crash

/   Art Review

The Barbican Center’s Digital Revolution exemplifies the most frustrating aspects of a life fully infiltrated by technology.

Son of 70mm Fest at Music Box

July 11, 2014
/   Arts & Culture

Over the next two weeks, Chicago's Music Box Theatre will be hosting the second edition of its 70mm film festival, celebrating the unprecedented beauty of 70mm cinema.

“Truth and Liveness” at SUGS

July 5, 2014
/   School

Here, There and Everywhere: Truth and Liveness is a two-person show featuring works by recent SAIC alumni Angharad Davies and Stephen Kwok. The exhibition’s opening coincided with Kwok’s performance piece, Pineapple, which was featured...

Byway

July 3, 2014
/   Feature Stories

F Newsmagazine's summer literary issue trods on well-worn ground with our senses enlivened. We drift, and we ramble on and through the alleys, streets, parks, and monuments of Chicago

La Llorona

/   Comics

About the unaccompanied immigrant children Obama is figuring out how to deport quickly.

Last of Sullivan Exhibitions

June 29, 2014
/   School

“Attachments features 19 works by graduating design students in the Master of Fine Arts in Designed Objects; Master of Design in Designed Objects; Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment; Master of Architecture...

2008 Fall Art Sale – video

December 15, 2008
/   Miscellany

The Holiday Art Sale is an annual event providing students an opportunity to sell work. Students receive eighty-five percent of sales. The Student Association receives fifteen percent, which covers the cost of...

Mindless Internet Control

November 4, 2013
/   Feature Stories

The Circulation and Trade of Your Personal Data


How many things are you doing at your computer right now? It's becoming harder and harder to unplug, and Internet-based companies are taking advantage of our addictions.

“Truth and Liveness” at SUGS

July 5, 2014
/   School

Here, There and Everywhere: Truth and Liveness is a two-person show featuring works by recent SAIC alumni Angharad Davies and Stephen Kwok. The exhibition’s opening coincided with Kwok’s performance piece, Pineapple, which was featured...

Sheer Fabric = More Liberal Thinking?

November 12, 2008
/   Subfeature

Is a movement toward a less puritanical America on its way? Fashion designers seem to think so as evidenced by the sheer fabrics that were all the rage in New York during Spring 2009...

Life on PST

December 16, 2011
/   Feature Stories

“It is 3:45 pm Pacific Standard Time. Today is Friday, October 28th. 46 Exhibitions Open RIGHT NOW.”

The 21st NSSMUSA + SAIC Exhibition Brings Student Art to an International Audience

Yanping Wu (BFA, 2014), Seed, paper cutting, 11.5 x 13.5 inches, 2013.

Yanping Wu (BFA, 2014), Seed, paper cutting, 11.5 x 13.5 inches, 2013.

Two seemingly unlikely partners–an innovative art school and a Japanese steel company–are continuing to show that artists can bring humanity and creativity to all kinds of spaces.

This year marks the 21st edition of one of SAIC’s most popular art competitions, the Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal USA (NSSMUSA) Art Appreciation Program Presidential Award Exhibitions, which gives opportunities for SAIC students to display their work beyond the confines of the art world and in the working office of a multinational corporation. The program is part of a long-term relationship that the steel producer has with the SAIC and is rooted in an aim to strengthen understanding and respect between Japan and the U.S. and give students exposure for their work in a nontraditional setting. It also provides a chance for the Chicago Japanese community to better understand the local art scene and help SAIC students learn about local cultural exchange and global perspectives outside of the traditional gallery space.

Elizabeth Meritt Kong (BFA, 2013), Unfinished Motion 2, screen print, 36.5 x 34.25 inches, 2013

Elizabeth Meritt Kong (BFA, 2013), Unfinished Motion 2, screen print, 36.5 x 34.25 inches, 2013.

The winners of this year’s competition, the only one of its kind as a Japanese company’s philanthropic collaboration with an American art educational institution, were introduced and honored at a reception on April 7th. Out of 43 applicants and 339 individual submissions, 20 winners and 40 works (two from each winner) were selected by a panel consisting of NSSMUSA staff and SAIC faculty. Each student whose work is selected receives a $200 honorarium applied to their SAIC tuition and the opportunity to sell commission-free through the office gallery. Two exhibitions, a winter-spring edition that ended on May 28 and a summer-fall show that runs through December 5, mark the culmination of the contest.

“To be a student at SAIC is a big achievement,” remarked Masaharu Yoshida, Consul General of Japan at Chicago, at the ceremony. “To be chosen for this is yet another honor.”

Clemens Klinkert (MFA, 2014), Essentially Blank, gesso on masonite, 26.5 x 41 inches, 2013.

Clemens Klinkert (MFA, 2014), Essentially Blank, gesso on masonite, 26.5 x 41 inches, 2013.

Winners include the following SAIC students working across a wide spectrum of styles and mediums: Jordin Hartwig (BFA), Fred Henzel (BFA), Dana Hee Yun Jang (BFA),Clemens Klinkert (MFA), Haeji Lee (BFA), SeungEun Lee (BFA) Ji Yeon “Yaloopop” Lim (MFA), Elizabeth Merritt Kong (BFA), Tri Ngo (BFA), Lauren Quin (BFA), Peyton Rack (BFA), Wendy Robles (BFA), Yoonjung Seo (BFA), Kevin Stuart (MFA), Monica Moki Tantoco (BFA), Orkideh Torabi (Post-Bacc), Yanping Wu (BFA), Bora Yoo (BFA), Ana Hui Zhang (BFA), and Allison Sara Zuckerman (MFA). Zhenqi Ong (MFA) designed the exhibition pamphlets that highlight the student works.

The exhibition at the NSSMUSA offices at 900 N. Michigan Ave. is open to the public and available to view by appointment by contacting Hiroko Saito (MFA 1992), NSSMUSA/SAIC Art Appreciation Program Director, at hsaito@saic.edu.

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