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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... 

At the Satellites: From Fountain to EDITION

At the Satellites: From Fountain to EDITION
Aside from the occasional run in with your favorite curators and artists, or being in the presence of work you’ve only seen in books or online, art fairs can be business as usual–you’ve see one, you’ve seen them all. But as a testament to the energy that Expo Chicago is conjuring, some interesting satellite fairs have newly sprung up this year and by doing so have offered a... 

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,... 

Year One: An Interview with ACRE Co-Founder Emily Green, Pt. 2

Year One: An Interview with ACRE Co-Founder Emily Green, Pt. 2
In case you haven’t heard,  ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) has been lighting a fire in Chicago with their weekly exhibitions of resident artists in various spaces around the city.  As a kick off to a series of interviews that Sixty Inches From Center is doing with resident artists, I had a conversation with Co-Founder Emily Green. In part one of our conversation,... 

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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