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Pilsen Roundup: Alternative Exhibition Spaces For Artists

Pilsen business owners are promoting local artists through creating non-traditional gallery settings for artists to display their work.

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On Practice & Space at Dispatch: Creative Space | Art School

With visual art experiences and art education at its core, Dispatch is able to maintain its mission by hosting live art events and exhibitions alongside local entertainment.

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Installation and Mixed Media Art Roundup

“Bradley experiments ‘with ways of physically activating ordinary objects, seeking an imaginative reexamination of their use and understanding.'”

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Tony Karman’s New Fair: Expo Chicago Preview

The character of Expo Chicago will probably tend towards artists and galleries more established than those at MDW, but more experimental than Art Chicago.

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Protecting University Museums

These museums can be affected directly by their parent universities’ decisions, which may not have the museums’ best interest in mind.

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DfbrL8r Performance Art Gallery: Giving Chicago’s Performance Art Scene a Jolt

DfbrL8r aims to spark a discussion about performance art fostering a supportive community.

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Artists You Should Know: Scott Wolniak’s Picks

Here are just a few (but certainly not all) of the names that he listed.

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Random Gallery Spotlight: The Palette and Chisel- Working Amidst Chicago’s Art History

The first Palette and Chisel had was in 1897 and they were making fun of the Art Institute’s exhibits at the time.They were an irreverent group

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On Curating: An Interview with Tricia Van Eck

I like to think that in curating I look at an idea from as many different angles as I can – the 360 degree perspective – and then narrow things down.

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Chicago Artist Matt Irie: Worth a Second Look

Irie is using formal seduction to lead straight to his philosophy, one of finding space between the possible and impossible.

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A Bare Sleight of Hand – Chicago’s Occult Artists

Rather than elicit a transcendental response, the work more actively elevates an awareness of our culture’s spiritual void through its display of phenomena we have no choice but to approach as novelty.

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Call for Art Disaster Stories

Send us your art horror stories.

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Random Gallery Spotlight: Deerpath Art League

Anyone interested in showing his or her art is to apply for membership and then receive acceptance.

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Dirty New Media Art

A quick n’ dirty introduction to Dirty New Media Art, its Chicago roots, and present popularity.

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Demystifying The Curatorial Process: A Conversation with Patrick Bobilin

Reading art is about history and context, but there’s always that aspect of intuition that shouldn’t be discounted.

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Random Gallery Spotlight: Dominican University’s O’Connor Gallery

Pairing artists who have been out of school for 3-5 years with artists have been producing for over 20 years, I hope to create a dynamic program that is fresh and sophisticated. –Angela Bryant

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Random Gallery Spotlight- Gallery Swarm: Thinking Outside the White Cube

“I would call it an artistic cooperative,” said Glendy X. Mattalia, who runs the gallery with Sam Gillis. “There is no pay to play.”

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Work of Art: The Next Great Artist – Catching Up With Season 1’s Local Artists

Chicago Art Magazine recently caught up with three of the inaugural season’s local-area artists to discuss their experiences of and reflections on Work of Art

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Art School and Sexual Harassment: Where’s SAIC’s Policy?

We take a look at how college campuses handle sexual matters, with a specific look at how SAIC handles (or doesn’t handle) student/professor relationships and reports of sexual misconduct.

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Maria ten Kortenaar: From Gold to Porcelain

Porcelain “allows me to express that which I perceive, feel, and experience in daily life.”