Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists
A lavishly-illustrated romp through Chicago Imagist art: the Second City scene that challenged Pop Art’s status quo in the 1960s, then faded from view. Variously pugnacious, puerile, scatological, graphic, comical, and absurd, it celebrated a very different version of ‘popular’ from the detached cool of New York, London and Los Angeles. Forty years later, its funk and grit inspires artists from Jeff Koons to Chris Ware. This is the film’s first screening in Hyde Park, where the Imagists got their start.
(Buchbinder, 2014, 105 minutes, HD)
Screening followed by a panel including Rebecca Zorach (moderator), professor of art history, University of Chicago; Richard Born, senior curator, Smart Museum of Art; Allison Peters Quinn, director of exhibitions and residency programs, Hyde Park Art Center; Jim Falconer, artist, member of the original Hairy Who exhibition group.
Presented by Pentimenti Productions, Film Studies Center, Hyde Park Art Center, and the Smart Museum of Art. This program is generously supported by a Chicago Public Program Grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art.