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Sixty’s Top Picks of 2012

Sixty's Top Picks of 2012
As Sixty continues to explore all facets of visual art in Chicago, we asked some of our contributors to reflect back on this past year and discuss the most memorable encounters of 2012. Time Zone – Toby zur Loye Of the Chicago art events that I attended in 2012, a summer exhibition in the Fulton Market District has left the most lasting impression.  Time Zone was on display from June 8-28 in the... 

Holocene Overkill (Phase 2) @ Defibrillator

Holocene Overkill (Phase 2) @ Defibrillator
The Holocene has been the age of man. During the ten thousand years since the last big ice age, homo sapiens have dominated the earth. Our societies, civilizations, empires, and digital networks have spanned the entire globe, in the process coming to fundamentally change the the natural processes that preceded and created us. The global climate, natural resources like fossil fuels and forestation,... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || October 14th – October 16th

Week Ends, Art Begins || October 14th – October 16th
FRIDAY || October 14th, 2011 ALive Installation Project a WALL runs down the middle of DEFIBRILLATOR. Paired and paralleled side-by-side with a wall between them, two artists present a three-hour performance installation in order to explore the boundaries between dance and performance art. This is a DANCE UNION and DEFIBRILLATOR production. DEFIBRILLATOR Performance Art Gallery 1136 N Milwaukee Avenue Chicago,... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || August 26th – 28th

Week Ends, Art Begins || August 26th - 28th
FRIDAY || AUGUST 26th, 2011 Joseph Ravens Yes, you heard right–he will be running with a fish. Catch him if you can!  Joseph Ravens creates time-based art works that encompass text, movement, installation, technology, costume, and object. He completed his undergraduate degree in theater, studied audio/visuals at the Gerrit RietveldAcademie in Amsterdam, Netherlands; and is a graduate of The... 

Survival of the Artist: An Interview with Abra Johnson

Survival of the Artist: An Interview with Abra Johnson
To Art & Profit Log0, 2011. (Image Credit Abra Johnson.) To art and profit. That is what every creative practitioner works towards. During a time when the war on the arts is getting brutal, conversations about how art and culture will survive are critical. Over three months this spring Links Hall will present the To Art & Profit Performance Festival which combines entertainment with practical... 

Spark!: The Things You Can Learn Stepping onto the Other Side of Art

Spark!: The Things You Can Learn Stepping onto the Other Side of Art
Meg Duguid and Catie Olson at Defibrillator during set up. December 17, 2010. (Photo Credit: Tempestt Hazel) If I could recommend one thing for all the non-artists on the other side of the art spectrum, it would be to at some point in your life try to create or participate in the art-making process. At least once. It can completely change how you look at work, as it did for me when I participated... 
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