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Testing Thresholds: An Interview with Jan Tichy, Part 1

Testing Thresholds: An Interview with Jan Tichy, Part 1
Installation view of East Gallery. Jan Tichy, Installation no. 15 (Siskind), 2012. 3-channel HD video installation, 11min. (Image courtesy of the artist.) “What they put on view says a lot about a museum, but what’s in storage tells you even more…” - Fred Wilson at The Sackler Conference for Art Education, 2010   When anyone brings up the idea of an artist occupying... 

Testing Thresholds: An Interview with Jan Tichy, Part 2

Testing Thresholds: An Interview with Jan Tichy, Part 2
Larry Williams, Rural Saturday Night, 1973. Gelatin silver print (Left, 1979:1). Zacharias Abubeker, Obelisk, 2011. Screenprint. (Right, 2012:21). Image courtesy of the artist. The following is part two of an interview with artist Jan Tichy about his recent exhibition 1979:1 – 2012:21: Jan Tichy Works with the MoCP Collection at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP). You can find part... 

Slow Dance, “/” : A Collaborative Project with EJ Hill and Matt Austin

Slow Dance, “/” : A Collaborative Project with EJ Hill and Matt Austin
Installation view of Slow Dance at ACRE Projects, 2012. This article is a special guest contribution by Ally Hasche, founder and president of LAADS Magazine out of Davis, California.  We at Sixty have given her honorary Chicagoan status after she has called our city her home for the past several weeks and has shared her music and passion for art with anyone who crossed her path.  While here, she... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || January 27th – January 29th, 2012

Week Ends, Art Begins || January 27th – January 29th, 2012
Say good-bye! This weekend will be the last of our “Week Ends, Art Begins” listing of events. Beginning on Monday, January 30th we will publish our new weekly guide to art in Chicago. It will list visual art related events happening seven days a week. FRIDAY || JANUARY 27th, 2012 Opening Reception // iLLUMINATE illuminate explores light in all of its forms and is open to conceptual interpretation.
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Spaces of In-Betweens: An Interview with Kristina Paabus

Spaces of In-Betweens: An Interview with Kristina Paabus
Artist Kristina Paabus' studio at 'The Butcher Shop' When I first saw some works of Kristina Paabus at Hinge Gallery a few months back, I was immediately drawn to the precision of line and the delicacy of detail in her work. In her pieces she utilizes varied forms of mediums, she reflects ‘in-betweens’, and delves in the limits that exists between the real and the illusionary. I was... 

MDW Fair Interviews Galore!

MDW Fair Interviews Galore!
A few weeks ago, I hopped over to the Geolofts for the second iteration of the MDW Fair. Organized collaboratively by the Public Media Institute, Roots & Culture, and threewalls, the Fall Showcase coincided with the Hand in Glove Conference for innovative visual arts facilitators. As I poke around, I interviewed a number of participants to get a sense of what was going on in their little art islands... 

Uninhibited Parameters: A Conversation with Riley Henderson, Part 1

Uninhibited Parameters: A Conversation with Riley Henderson, Part 1
Sketchbook pages during the planning of Uninhibited Parameters, 2011. (Image courtesy of the artist.) Uninhibited Parameters, the new show of work by Riley Henderson at Chicago Art Department, is two years in the making. Realizing that the photographic medium limited his ability to express his most recent insights into life in America, especially the immigrant experience, his work has evolved from... 

Sixty on Sixty: An Interview with Nicolette Caldwell

Sixty on Sixty: An Interview with Nicolette Caldwell
In between rounds of PBJ at The Boiler Room, I interviewed our very own Nicolette Caldwell, who co-founded Sixty Inches From Center with Tempestt Hazel. Sixty on Sixty is a new series in which SIFCers interview one another, allowing readers to get to know the fine folks who bring you the latest from Chicago’s art scene. Nicolette Caldwell in Paris, France. June 2007. (Image courtesy of Nicolette... 

Jettison Quarterly Revisions Art and Culture

Jettison Quarterly Revisions Art and Culture
Jettison NEXT Booth. Chicago, IL. 2011. (Photograph courtesy by Jettison Quarterly) Jettison Quarterly is an online publication that features art and culture in Chicago. Like Sixty, Jettison documents and features interesting stories that are not always covered by other more ‘mainstream’ publications. In addition to that, Jettison bring to the table full-length features—because it is okay to... 

SIFC Photobooth at the MDW Fair

SIFC Photobooth at the MDW Fair
On April 23rd and 24th at the inaugural MDW Fair located in the Geo Lofts we set up the SIFC photo booth and invited the public to have their portrait taken and share a message with the world. All weekend long we asked one question, “What does art mean to you?”   Information about MDW threewalls, Roots and Culture and Public Media Institute announce The MDW Fair, a gathering of independent... 
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