Congratulations and welcome to the five new UChicago Arts and Public Life initiative’s 2012-13 artists-in-residence program.
During a 10-month residency, the artists will have access to UChicago’s world-class academic and research resources, as well as studio space, a woodshop, and program and exhibition space at the Washington Park Arts Incubator. We’re so excited to see them all on campus this coming year.
Pictured: Avery R. Young, whose work blends phonetics, linguistics, hymns, jazz, and hip-hop to explore the politics and attributes of the African-American experience. Young’s work, which he calls “sunday mornin jook-joint,” merges spiritual and secular aesthetics with dramatic and comedic sensibilities. (Photo by Jason Smith)