“Tracing the Building” with Walter Kitundu [Video]

Walter Kitundu is a multimedia artist and MacArthur Fellow whose practice ranges from building instruments to photographing wildlife. His original musical instruments navigate the boundary between live and recorded performance. He has also made hand-built turntables that interact with the wind and rain, fire and earthquakes, birds, light, and the force of ocean waves. An internationally recognized artist, […]

Meet the Block Museum 2016-2017 Graduate Curatorial Fellow, Talia Shabtay

The Block Museum is excited to introduce our 2016-2017 graduate curatorial fellow, Talia Shabtay. As a part of her fellowship, Shabtay is putting together an exhibition in the museum’s Katz Gallery that will open in January 2017 and enlist the themes of her research, particularly the relation between vision and memory. Shabtay acquired her Bachelor’s […]

Block Collection Spotlight: Untitled (Venice Biennale), Fred Wilson

Title: Untitled (Venice Biennale) Artist: Fred Wilson (born 1954) Nationality: American Date: 2003 Medium or Technique: C-print Credit line: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, gift of Peter Norton; 2016.4.62 Image Credit: © Fred Wilson, courtesy Pace Gallery Fred Wilson is a curator and conceptual artist that often works with “found objects” […]