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RISK: Empathy, Art, and Social Practice

RISK: Empathy, Art, and Social Practice
One part exhibit and one part event series, RISK is a terrifically exciting exploration of socially engagement and the arts. Not only that, it features many artists close to our hearts, including Alberto Aguilar, Jim Duignan, Faheem Majeed, and Cheryl Pope, among many others. So perhaps it’s no surprise that we put RISK on our weekly picks back in February when it opened. However, what we weren’t... 

Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond

Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond
Since the 80’s an anonymous group of women, know as the Guerrilla Girls, have been fighting against sexism and racism in art, politics, film and culture. Now they are taking over the Glass Curtain Gallery and the A+D Gallery at Columbia College Chicago. “Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond” is part of a college-wide year-long program organized by DEPS (The Department... 

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 27th – March 4th, 2012

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 27th – March 4th, 2012
Our weekly calendar is a list of visual art related events happening in Chicago. The events that we choose are loosely curated based on the information that is put in front of us. If you would like to take advantage of having your event listed on our website please send a press release to nicolettecaldwell(at)sixtyinchesfromcenter.org.   MONDAY || February 27th, 2012 Panel Discussion: Art and... 
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Under the Gossamer | A Conversation with Camille Morgan

Under the Gossamer | A Conversation with Camille Morgan
Fashion is an art. It is hard to come face-to-face with the work of Yinka Shonibare or Alexander McQueen without acknowledging this. Where it gets more difficult is when what we wear goes from being a beautiful object used as a celebration of individual self-expression or simply a necessity to a signifier of even more complicated concepts of beauty, identity and power struggles. Through the work... 

Glass Curtain’s CoLaboratory Puts the Art in Your Hands

Glass Curtain's CoLaboratory Puts the Art in Your Hands
This September marks the beginning of a series of article exchange partnerships between Sixty Inches From Center and other online blogs and journals that have missions similar to ours–to document and support the visual arts happening in Chicago. The goal of these partnerships is to build bridges within our writing community, help promote one another to new audiences and give more exposure to... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || May 13th – May 15th

Week Ends, Art Begins || May 13th - May 15th
As usual, there is plenty of art for you to see this weekend.  Here are some of the things that we will be seeing this weekend. FRIDAY || May 13, 2011 The Cape Project In The Cape Project, photographer Saundra Karol asks women and girls to search inside themselves and find the superheroes within. Friday’s opening will feature two participation times where guests will be invited to pose for... 
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