Join us for a screening of "Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists" (2014) at Krannert Art Museum. The film chronicles a group of 20th century Chicago artists, many of whose work is on view in the current exhibition "Between the Buildings: Art from Chicago."
Director: Leslie Buchbinder, Writer: John Corbett
In the mid 1960s, the city of Chicago was an incubator for an iconoclastic group of young artists. Collectively known as the Imagists, they showed in successive waves of exhibitions with monikers that might have been psychedelic rock bands of the era—Hairy Who, Nonplussed Some, False Image. Kissing cousins to the contemporaneous international phenomenon of Pop Art, Chicago Imagism took its own weird, wondrous, in-your-face tack. Variously pugnacious, puerile, scatological, graphic, comical, and absurd, Chicago's diverse artists followed no trend, preferring a path they ferociously cleared for themselves.