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Meet the Artists: Jason Moran and Theaster Gates

Jason Moran, Looks of a Lot, 2014. Courtesy RoundO Films
Jason Moran, Looks of a Lot, 2014. Courtesy RoundO Films

Jason Moran and Theaster GatesThursday, March 19, 2015
Film screening at 6 pm, discussion at 7:15 pm | Ring Auditorium

In May 2014, renowned jazz pianist, composer, and performance artist Jason Moran collaborated with visual artist Theaster Gates on Looks of a Lot, a live performance commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The eponymously titled documentary by RoundO Films follows their collaboration. Also featured in the film are saxophonist and clarinetist Ken Vandermark and bassist and vocalist Katie Ernst, as well as students from the Kenwood Academy Jazz Band, musicians who were integral to the project. Join us for a screening of the documentary followed by a discussion between Moran and Gates.

Admission is free. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Media sponsor: artnet

Above right: Jason Moran. © Patrick McBride; Courtesy of the Jason Moran and Luhring Augustine, New York. Right: Theaster Gates

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