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University of Utah Department of Ballet Summer Intensive, June 20 - July 15, 2016. Join us for an exciting four-week ballet intensive with internationally recognized faculty and guest artists.

The University of Utah Department of Ballet Auditions for BFA Program and/or Summer Intensive, Seattle - Jan. 2, 2016, Chicago - Jan. 8, 2016, Washington DC - Jan. 10, 2016, Salt Lake City - Jan. 15, 2016, San Francisco - Jan. 23, 2016, Los Angeles - Jan. 24, 2016, Salt Lake City - Feb. 6, 2016

The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, August 29 - December 13, 2015

Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution, Meet 39 divas of the avian world! September 19, 2015 to January 3, 2016, Natural History Museum of Utah

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Ballet, University of Utah

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Modern Dance, University of Utah

Natural History Museum of Utah 2015 Lecture Series

College of Fine Arts, University of Utah

Preternatural History from El Gato Chimney

Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan is presenting Preternatural History, the new personal exhibition of the Italian artist El Gato Chimney, curated by Michela D’Acquisto.

Following the revelations of the era of great geographical discoveries, sixteenth-century Europe suddenly sees its borders expand and, aware of the fact that its knowledge of nature is now obsolete, begins to classify fauna and flora of the new and the old continent, driven by the desire to organize the world known so far.

El Gato Chimney follows the steps of Italian naturalist Ulisse Aldrovandi and Austrian Aloys Zötl who were guided by the interest for science, but even more moved by the passion for all that creates wonder, and in turn appropriates the intrinsic symbolism of the animal kingdom to narrate a fictional universe that, while resisting rational explanations, answers to more instinctive and visceral needs.

El Gato Chimney’s preternatural history, told by anthropomorphic creatures and hybrid beings, therefore wants to encourage a typically Foucaultian curiosity, “the care one takes for what exists and could exist; […] a readiness to find strange and singular what surrounds us; a certain relentlessness to break up our familiarities and to regard otherwise the same things”.

For more information about the artwork of El Gato Chimney, please visit Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea and the website, Instagram, Flickr, Twitter and Facebook of El Gato Chimney.

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