MARQUETTE, Mich.—The DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University will host Friday evening activities for the opening of the new exhibit “A Unicorn Basking in the Light of Three Glowing Suns.” The events are free and open to the public.

            Exhibit curators and Chicago-based artists Anthony Elms and Philip von Zweck will give a talk at 5 p.m. in Art and Design 165. The opening reception runs from 6-8 p.m. and includes a 7 p.m. performance piece by Zachary Cahill of Chicago. Music by The Terminal Orchestra of Marquette follows at 8.

The show is composed of artists and artworks that navigate the intersections where bureaucratic information and fantasy define each other. In 2008, when discussing artistic strategies that claim the political legacy of 1968, British artist Liam Gillick made the following observation: "For every artist collective that offers information in lieu of a fourth estate no longer meeting its obligations, there is a small painting of a unicorn basking in the light of three glowing suns." This statement was the genesis for the exhibition.

Featured artists include AIDS 3D, TOPI/TOPY/Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Gary Cannone and Charles Irvin, Castillo/Corrales. Chances Dances, deluxe projects, Dexter Sinister, Renée Green, Shane Huffman, Matthew Metzger, Rebecca Morris, My Barbarian, Orson Panetti, Jon Rafman, John Russell, Steve Ruiz and Zachary Cahill.

The exhibit runs through Nov. 14. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 1-4 p.m. on weekends.

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Kristi Evans
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