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“The Gazette of Touchy Subjects”: Re-Examining the New Art Examiner Symposium

Defining traits of the New Art Examiner were lauded, such as its inclusion of humor within arts writing, separating it from the dense, difficult criticism seen in other publications.

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Constructing Future Forms: Afro-Futurism and Fashion in Chicago, Part II

In Afro-Futurism, the garment is an active part of the creative/transformative process; the garment or costume is an activator.

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Wait, Where are You Located Again?: Pentagon Gallery

Without a space, a gallery needs resources, such as a solid and reliable network, in order to keep the business functional.

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Black Gossamer: Photo Op for the African American Experience

“I wanted to look at black culture in a way that was not focused on viewing it through white culture.”

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Constructing Future Forms: Afro-Futurism and Fashion in Chicago, Part I

“The future didn’t just happen; it was created.”

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New Gallery Spotlight: Hinge Gallery

“Everyone is welcome at Hinge. All too often, people assume art is for the few; I do not believe this to be true.” –Holly Sabin

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Edgewater Abandoned Theater to become Community Art Space

Rosi is determined to construct a community center for the arts in Edgewater where the arts once flourished.

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Shipping a Painting?: Advice from Chicago Artists

“Any of you painters have advice for shipping a relatively big painting on canvas?”

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Somebody Please Explain What “Post-modernism” Is: Interview with Gretchen Holmes

“There’s now a disconnect between the way things appear to be and the way things really are.” –Gretchen Holmes

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Hebru Brantley’s Evolution

There’s a dichotomy of going to school or not going to school, being a studied artist or a folk artist.

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Park West Gallery Visits Paris: A Lifetime of Lebadang

On the eve of his ninetieth birthday, Vietnamese artist, Lebadang, is as creative as he was 50 years ago. Albert Scaglione of Park West Gallery journeys to Paris to visit the artist, discovering a treasure trove of his work across the decades.

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Non-Collecting Museums

The non-collecting art museum is a relative anomaly

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Gallery Representation Case Study:  Tom Torluemke Part 2 of 2

How would you compare your experience being with a gallery vs. being on your own?

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Environmental Artists: The Color Green

Here are some local sustainable artists you should know.

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Catherine Schwalbe-Bouzide’s Corn Party: Intent and Reception of Social Art

She’s inserting herself, bringing something of her own.

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Gallery Representation Case Study: Tom Torluemke Part 1

His thoughts and experiences in regard to gallery representation.

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Conversations with Curators: Liz Nielsen

Everything must be in harmony, and this putting together of an exhibition is one of the things I love the most.

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Artists You Should Know: Top Picks

We tallied up those who were mentioned the most and who seemed to be making the most impact on the scene.

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Video and Slideshows from Chicagoans at Burning Man 2011

Video and slide shows from Burning Man 2011

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Chicago Artists Mark “Rites of Passage” at Burning Man

For the first time in 25 years, tickets to the event sold out as Chicagoans journeyed 2000 miles to participate in record attendance and involvement.