Category: Chicago Art News

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Goodbye, Chicago Art Magazine (final editorial)

“The point is, Chicago Art Magazine was never meant to go on forever. It was designed to affect change, test out ideas, and best case scenario….create a blueprint for the next guy.”

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Chicago’s Twelve: 12 Artists Mobilizing the Earth. Curated by Sergio Gomez

Curator Sergio Gomez has selected twelve Chicago artists currently turning their attention to Mobilizing the Earth, the focus of this year’s World Earth Day.

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Closing of Chicago Art Magazine

Chicago Art Magazine will remain online, in its current form, for the next five years as an archive to the 935 posts and 5,260 images.

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Diane Nelson: Re-imagination of Biology and Art

Nelson has harnessed the microscopic world that dictated much of her previous career, drawing from it its curious palettes, lines, shapes and movements.

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Weekly Pick: Katherine Desjardins at Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery

Her Chicago debut/performance/mashup brings together a trio of meat packers and a 100-foot drawing with the intention to delight and confound.

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Weekly Pick: “Studio Malick” at DePaul Art Museum

Studio Malick features photographs by Sidibé, a Malian photographer noted for his images of the nightlife in Bamako in the 1960s.

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Sound, Shape, and Color Converge: John Cage’s SONATAS AND INTERLUDES 3/31

Admission is free for Eliza Garth’s performance of John Cage’s masterpiece.

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Weekly Pick: YOU, I, YOU SEE at Co-Prosperity Sphere

This isn’t your typical first-year, second-year, or MFA-thesis shows.

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

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

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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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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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2012 Chicago Cultural Plan: Four Town Hall Meetings Announced

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

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Saturday Feb 11 is “Fluxus Day” at the Chicago Cultural Center

Day of Free Events and Performances from the Avant-Garde Tradition.

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Chicago Art Map: Openings Feb 9-12

Below is a listing from Chicago Art Map of gallery openings taking place this weekend, February 9th – 12th.

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“Next Art Chicago” is Cancelled

The long-running Art Chicago fair, which was going to be combined this year with the NEXT Fair has been canceled.

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Chicago Art Map: Openings Feb 2-4, 2012

Below is a listing from Chicago Art Map of gallery openings taking place this weekend, February 2nd – 4th.