Apr 07, 2022


The Society of Merch & Multiples

The Renaissance Society will participate in EXPO CHICAGO from April 7–10. Join us for a special presentation both honoring the history of our longstanding editions program and celebrating renewed experimentation with editions (and merch) by artists animating the Ren today.

From the archives to now

This selection brings together editions by Ren...

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Apr 05, 2022


As part of EXPO Art Week’s South Side events, the Renaissance Society be open April 5 from 6-8PM for extended viewing of Meriem Bennani’s Life on the CAPS. Curatorial remarks about the exhibition will take place at 7PM in the gallery. No RSVP necessary.

We will also be open for the following extended hours:

Friday, April 8: 10AM–7PM

Saturday, April 9: 10AM–8PM

Sunday, April 10: 10AM–7PM...

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Jan 13, 2022

LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze honored as a Top Photobook of 2021

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s monograph, The Last Cruze, featuring her 2019 solo exhibition at the Renaissance Society, was featured among top photobooks for the past year by TIME and MoMA Magazine.

Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art writes:

In The Last Cruze, LaToya Ruby Frazier documents the ripple effects caused by General Motors’ decision in...

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Jan 13, 2022

Haig Aivazian: All of the Lights featured in MOUSSE #78

For his project, All of the Lights, an immersive installation made up of a trio of works presented by The Renaissance Society in 2021, Haig Aivazian is featured in MOUSSE Magazine #78, Winter 2022. Animated by research and more casual discoveries, his works track apparatuses of control and the effects of power as they are manifested in extractivism, technology, and subjectivity.

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Jan 03, 2022

Meriem Bennani featured in the New York Times

For her recent animated work, conceived in the early days of the pandemic, Myriam Bennani was featured in the New York Times Style Magazine.

Read the full article, “What Comes Next for an Artist Whose Work Goes Viral?,” here.

Bennani will debut her most ambitious film to date, Life on the CAPS (2021) at the Renaissance Society beginning February 26, 2022. The exhibition is curated by Myriam...

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May 21, 2021

Edition launch: Jill Magid

Jill Magid, 10-penny jig, 2021

We are thrilled to launch a new edition by Jill Magid.

Jill Magid’s 10-penny jig is a companion work to her solo exhibition at the Renaissance Society, Tender: Balance, in which she explores the circulation of pennies against the backdrop of the pandemic. Printed on metallic paper and framed in a custom copper frame, the image depicts a special jig that Magid used for engraving the edges of...

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Dec 03, 2020

Wildcard Editions

Meriem Bennani, Hafida CC Face, 2017

We are pleased to present a curated selection of 13 new editions, commissioned on the occasion of RenBen Wildcard 2020, the 24-hour virtual launch of Renaissance TV, December 4-5, 2020.

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Priced at $150 each, print editions are available through Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

Explore works by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Neil Beloufa, Meriem Bennani, Talia Chetrit, Christelle...

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Nov 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update: gallery closed temporarily

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the health of our guests and employees is our highest priority. This Fall, the Renaissance Society implemented increased safety precautions to open our gallery for in-person visits by appointment only. However, as of Friday, November 13, 2020, the Renaissance Society gallery temporarily closed to the public in accordance with new guidance issued by the city of...

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Jun 17, 2020

Book Sale

Assata’s Daughters and the #LetUsBreathe Collective are important organizations working for racial justice in Chicago, offering community-oriented programs encompassing education, mutual aid, direct action, and more.

Through Sunday, June 21, 100% of proceeds from all books and editions sold in our online store will be donated to these South Side organizations.

As part of this sale, we are...

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Apr 20, 2020

Announcing Myriam Ben Salah as Executive Director and Chief Curator

Photo: Nicolas Cottong

The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago will appoint Myriam Ben Salah as Executive Director and Chief Curator effective September 15, 2020.

Ben Salah, a Tunisian curator and writer, is currently co-organizing Made in LA. 2020 at the Hammer Museum and The Huntington Library. She follows Solveig Øvstebø who led the museum from 2013 until 2020, and will be the Ren’s third leader...

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