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Aesthetics of Loss: for G

March 10, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Anders Zanichkowsky is an artist, weaver, and the owner of Burial Blankets. Part of the group show “Aesthetics of Loss” (February 18 – April 16) “for G” is a memorial for their first love, made of handwoven cloth and an audio piece created from cell phone recordings addressing him in death as a way to mourn. The live performance is a chance to experience the work in an intimate gathering that may feel like a cross between a wake and a late-night phone conversation. At turns affectionate, philosophical, and raw with grief, the audio piece circles around themes of romance and youth; the magic of cinema, art, and memory; and the vulnerability of queer people to untimely death.

The gallery opens for seating at 6:30 and the performance begins promptly at 6:45, running approximately one hour. Afterwards there will be a reception with the artist in the East gallery. During regular hours, visitors to the museum can sit with the cloth and listen to the audio piece over their headphones.

Accessibility and COVID Precautions:

UIMA has a wheelchair accessible entrance and mens and womens bathrooms. Proof of vaccination is required and masks must be worn during the performance. There will be armless chairs for all who want them and a section designated for social distancing at 6 feet apart. Light refreshments will be served during the reception and masks will become optional for people eating or drinking. This work is in English with no visual captions or transcript and makes references to IV drug use, mental illness, early death, and suicide. If you have any other questions about attending, please contact the museum staff.


March 10, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
2320 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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