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Layers of Seeing: Minouk Lim’s Fire Cliff 4

Layers of Seeing: Minouk Lim's Fire Cliff 4
In his famous speech from 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. professed his dissatisfaction with the status quo of equality in the great United States of America. Fifty years later, inspired by Dr. King, South Korean artist Minouk Lim inserted herself into the conversation of race and equal rights in the United States. In doing so, Lim guided the audience through a performance that freed fixed and multi-layered... 

Review of Above and Beyond the Clouds

Review of Above and Beyond the Clouds
Xiaowei Chen manipulates minute ink lines into vast expanses and surreal scenery. Chen’s solo exhibition, “Above and Beyond the Clouds,” curated by Jiankun Xie at the Research House for Asian Art in Bridgeport, Chicago, literally revolves around her vast and exquisite drawing, Detached Clouds (1.2m. x 32 m.), which spreads almost the entire length of the gallery. The drawing serves as the focal... 

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... 

Radius: A Sonic Lens

Radius: A Sonic Lens
Art platforms that strive to break away from the traditional “white cube” frequently consist of a new kind of physical space transformed into a gallery-like setting. Using a radio broadcasting system, Radius transcends material space and creates an entirely new kind of art platform. Artists occupy the space for two weeks or one month like an on-air residency. Through their time on Radius, artists... 

Just Humans: An Interview with Angelica Dass, creator of Humanae

Just Humans: An Interview with Angelica Dass, creator of Humanae
As children, we are often told not to judge a book by its cover, but this is a lesson we tend to forget over time. In Angélica Dass’s project, Humanae, also known as “The Pantone Project,” she erases the stigmas surrounding skin color by creating a growing collection of pigments—of people’s skin. In her travelling studio, Dass invites random sitters to plop down on a stool and have their... 

Cuddled Apples and Coital Rods: An Interview with Bobby Doherty

Cuddled Apples and Coital Rods: An Interview with Bobby Doherty
A twig resting precariously on a wrench propped against a bubble gum pink painted background. Two apples, one faded green and one bright red, nestled in a bright red and white stripe cloth. A man, with perfectly smooth and dark skin sits erect and upright, facing away from the camera, his back covered with neatly arranged baby-pink bows. Objects positioned (or mistakenly happened) into anthropomorphic... 

Shooting the Periphery: An all-nighter with Zane Davis

Shooting the Periphery: An all-nighter with Zane Davis
Zane Davis, “Chicago River (South Branch) at South Canal Street”, Chicago, 2012. Image courtesy of the artist. “Following the north branch from the edge of Skokie to the heart of downtown you see the complete transformation from a creek in a forest, to a drain for the city.” —Zane Davis on the Chicago River A dark and sober night makes me pay attention. Shadows hide the distracting... 
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