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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.

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Joyce Owens reviews “Race” at the Goodman Theatre

The fact that Mamet called the play “Race” indicates he does not feel he has to skirt the issue.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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SKY LINES at Chapel Projects 2/3

Works by Robin Dluzen; Photographs produced by New Bound Media

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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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Chicago Art Map: Openings Jan 26-29, 2012

Below is a listing from Chicago Art Map of gallery openings taking place this weekend, January 26th – 29th.

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Union League Club of Chicago Honors Phyllis Bramson & Anne Wilson

The Distinguished Artist Program was established to honor select Chicago-area artists for their contributions to the visual arts and the community.

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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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Fear No ART Chicago Launches New Show: The Dinner Party 1/30

Alfano invites 3 artists and a celebrity chef to join in food, art, wine and conversation during this 1 hour show.