Division of the Social Sciences Celebrates the Launch of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society

Author: 
Susie Allen
Photo Credit: 
William Kentridge, Artist

South African artist William Kentridge, who has earned international acclaim for a versatile body of work that includes animated films, prints, drawings and opera, will deliver a lecture to launch the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago on Oct. 3. The free event, which takes place at 6 p.m. in Mandel Hall, will feature special appearances by members of the Chicago Lyric Opera’s Ryan Opera Center.

Kentridge’s lecture, “Listening to the Image,” will inaugurate the Neubauer Collegium, an ambitious initiative designed to expand the boundaries of humanistic inquiry and focus resources on questions that transcend any single discipline or methodology.

At the event, Kentridge will speak on the practice and theory of making meaning in the studio through an exploration of the relationship of sound and image. The lecture will focus on one of Kentridge’s current projects involving Schubert’s song cycle “Winterreise,” for which he is making films to be performed at the Vienna Festival next year. Kentridge will be accompanied by pianist Craig Terry, music director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center, and tenor John Irvin.

David Nirenberg, director of the Neubauer Collegium, said Kentridge’s work mirrors the new center’s collaborative and interdisciplinary spirit.

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