Author Archive for Chicago Art Magazine

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Poland’s Teatr ZAR on the MCA Stage 3/29 – 4/1

Teatr ZAR is the resident company at the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw, Poland.

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Weekly Pick: Jason Robert Bell at Thomas Robertello Gallery

The One Man Army Corpse presents a highly charged alternative reality in which monstrous totemic paintings and assemblages act as temple guardians to a new sacred text written by Bell.

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“Patterns of Nature”: Claudia Kleefeld at Woman Made Gallery

Kleefeld manages to speak to her viewers on a universal, metaphorical level, as well as a deeply personal level.

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Random Gallery Spotlight: Corbett vs. Dempsey

“We have done eight years of shows, and there will be things that we do in the future that will surprise people.” –Corbett

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On Artist-Curators: Q&A with Angela Bryant of O’Connor Gallery

In my opinion, the role of the curator is much more of a recent phenomenon than that of an artist curating.

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Watie White & The Chicago Project, 2012

White’s work is inspired by the social, but involves multiple interpretations and sharp appropriations of meaning.

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Weekly Pick: “I Surrender” at devening projects + editions

A group exhibition celebrating the 5 year anniversary of devening projects + editions

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Why Do We Collect? by Dawoud Bey

From the archives of the Chicago Now blog, by Dawoud Bey

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Wait, Where are You Located Again?: Gosia Koscielak Studio & Gallery

Gosia Koscielak coins her online gallery work “internet studio/gallery practice” in order to move away from the dividing line of global and local art.

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Early Fluxus Iconoclast Henry Flynt visits SAIC 3/6-3/9

Iconoclastic artist and philosopher Henry Flynt presents lectures and a screening of experimental cinema for the SAIC community and general public.

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Weekly Pick: Alan Cohen at Document

Alan Cohen’s exhibition “Revisited Exposures” is a selection of works made in the 1970’s while studying at the ID with Arthur Siegel.

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It’s Our Own Damn Fault More People Aren’t Collecting Art

A post from the Chicago Now blog archive, by Lisa Boumstein-Smalley

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(Art) Talks of the Town: Never the Same’s Chicago Archive

Chicago has a very rich local art history that we spend very little energy as a community of participants in actually preserving.

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Weekly Pick: Alderman Exhibitions’ Re-Opening and Screening

Alderman Exhibitions is hosting a Re-Opening Celebration and Screening in their new West Loop space.

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Free Seminar: The Art of Modernism in Japanese Woodblock Prints 2/25

Bright Lights, Big City: The Art of Modernism in Japanese Woodblock Prints will examine the early period of modern Japanese prints, from 1904 to 1959.

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Chicago Animator Jim Trainor: The Anti-Disney

Jim Trainor has established a name for himself as the anti-Disney.

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Random Gallery Spotlight: The Poison Cup

The majority of sales come from wine, though art sales have been improving with every new artist featured.

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Nicolas Maigret & HARD R @ the Nightingale 2/21

Upgrade!Chicago presents an evening of experimental sound/music performances and noise/new-media lectures.

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Opens Today! Sam Shepard’s “OPERATION SIDEWINDER” at Columbia College

Operation Sidewinder points up the dehumanizing effects of technology on American culture, circa 1970.

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2012 Chicago Cultural Plan: Four Town Hall Meetings Announced

The plan will create an outline for Chicago’s future cultural and economic growth.