Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle in Conversation with Hannah B. Higgins

October 2, 2017

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle,  Iceberg r11i01 , 2005, installation view, Art Institute of Chicago

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Iceberg r11i01, 2005, installation view, Art Institute of Chicago


Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle will join art historian and author of The Grid Book (MIT Press, 2009), Hannah B. Higgins, in conversation at the Chicago Cultural Center's Claudia Cassidy Theatre on October 3 from 6:30-8:00 PM. In this Chicago Architecture Biennial public program, Manglano-Ovalle and Higgins will discuss the uses and implications of the grid in Manglano-Ovalle’s practice and among related artists.

Hannah: Working at scales that link the urban to the architectural to the minute, you address questions of the relationship between scalar projection, the physical module, and the human hand and body. How does the mind know? How about the body? What is information made of? What is the relationship between the quadrilateral grid and information and the body? 

Iñigo: The intervention at the biennial does consider questions of scale, but also historical trajectory and the state of the fragile.  Perhaps we should begin with, what do artist like Constantin Brancusi and Sol LeWitt have to do with beehives and asteroids, and end with, can you feel the earth spinning?

Hannah: I’m game.