Tristan Hummel Discussed Art in Alternative Environments for East-West Perspectives

CHICAGO-- (Jan. 13, 2014) Artist Tristan Hummel gave a talk about art in alternative environments at East-West University’s Riaz H. Waraich Auditorium at 829 S. Wabash Ave on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:00.

Hummel has received recognition for his curatorial work, most notably through use of the readymade or alternative environments.  Called “one of the most promising young curators/artists in the Chicago art scene” by the Chicago Tribune, Hummel has steadily grown his curatorial repertoire including exhibitions on skyscrapers, city trains, Shipping containers, cars, busses, vacant retail, Alley ways, and other urban features.

The dynamics between urban objects, their governing bodies or ownership, and their use as an art medium is central to Hummel’s process. Hummel utilizes participatory or sensory interventions in familiar environments to allow a comfortable framework for the viewer while simultaneously introducing a break from the traditional hierarchy of associations.

East-West Perspectives is a series of monthly lectures. All events are free, open to the public and include a reception at 5:30 p.m. with coffee and refreshments prior to the lecture.  

East-West University is a private, not-for-profit, and non-denominational institution of higher learning in Chicago’s South Loop.  East-West is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), and provides affordable, quality higher education to students from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. 

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