Experience Art: Alberto Aguilar’s “A Personal Dinner Invitation”

News from our HW Curator, Vanessa Smith:

The President’s Gallery at Harold Washington College, 30 E. Lake Street, proudly presents a lecture titled “A Personal Dinner Invitation” a Year Later by Alberto Aguilar, a faculty member of the department of Art and Architecture. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, December 8 at 6 p.m. in room 103, and is free and open to the public.

It has been a year since “A Personal Dinner Invitation”, a project created by Alberto Aguilar to inaugurate his 36th year.

Using a popular social networking site, Alberto Aguilar befriended then invited over 1000 strangers to come into his home and have dinner. From those who agreed to attend this event, he chose 36 people to come to six separate dinners of six guests each. On all of these evenings, Aguilar hosted a six-course Mexican meal, gave a tour of his home and presented each guest with a hand-made gift box.
In this presentation, Alberto Aguilar will discuss the events that led to this project, the dinners themselves and the impact that they have had on his life. All attendees will receive a small gift bag at the end of the presentation.

This lecture is held in conjunction with the exhibition on the 11th floor of the college – Assembly: The Faculty Biennial Exhibition, on view through January 14. This exhibition celebrates the work of fifteen faculty members and a few of their collaborators, with works ranging among ceramics, photography, print media, painting, architecture, video and sound. Exhibiting artists include: Alberto Aguilar; Jess Bader and Heather Coffey; Michelle Bolinger; Helen Maurene Cooper; Max Alexander, Davy Bisaro and Balta Pena; Jessica Taylor Caponigro; Turtel Onli; Richard Repasky; Felicity Rich; Galina Shevchenko and Phylum Sinter; Ivanhoe Tejeda; Joseph Trupia; Vassi Vasevski; Rebecca Walz; Craig Yu.

Be THERE, people. Sounds awesome.

2 thoughts on “Experience Art: Alberto Aguilar’s “A Personal Dinner Invitation”

  1. Why was the reality of grade submission deadlines not discussed with the provost during the FC4 meeting?
    Should instructional minutes be revisited?
    GET REAL PLEASE#*&!

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