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Sixty’s Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2012

Sixty’s Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2012
Who doesn’t love a good year end best of list? It has become an annual tradition for us at Sixty to put together the most read articles on our website as a way to reflect on the art we have seen and the minds we have picked throughout the past year. Making up a large percentage of the tens of thousands of people who perused our website in 2012, the following are the top articles that grabbed your... 

Black to the Future Series: An Interview with Alexandria Eregbu

Black to the Future Series: An Interview with Alexandria Eregbu
Alexandria Eregbu, Plucked, performance, 2011. (Image courtesy of the artist.) Using a title borrowed from an essay by cultural critic Mark Dery, the Black To The Future Series is a sequence of interviews with artists whose practice has started to define a new generation of work in the realm of AfroFuturism and AfroSurrealism. This series has been created to spark conversation, to hear various points... 

Black To The Future Series: A Conversation with D. Scot Miller

Black To The Future Series: A Conversation with D. Scot Miller
Portrait of AfroSurreal Manifesto Author D. Scot Miller. (Image courtesy of the artist.) Using a title borrowed from an essay by cultural critic Mark Dery, the Black To The Future Series is a sequence of interviews with artists whose practice has started to define a new generation of work in the realm of AfroFuturism and AfroSurrealism.  This series has been created to spark conversation, to hear... 

Black To The Future Series: An Interview with Krista Franklin

Black To The Future Series: An Interview with Krista Franklin
Krista Franklin, "Do Androids Dream of How People Are Sheep" (Detail), Mixed medium collage on watercolor paper, 2011. (Image courtesy of the artist.) What is AfroFuturism and AfroSurrealism?  The art historian in me finds it exciting to be in the middle of a rapidly advancing movement that is all at once undefined but unmistakable in presence, expanding and unfolding, and setting the tone... 

Art + Love

Art + Love
Joseph and Sarah Belknap. You and me and me and you, 2011. Mixed Media. (Photo Courtesy of Sarah and Joseph Belknap) Though the image of the lone artist toiling away in their studio is widespread, there are of course artists who work in pairs. Whether that means inspiring each other, sharing knowledge, or collaborating on projects, artist couples prove that two heads are better than one. For Valentine’s... 

The Future’s Past: Revisiting the Bronzeville Community // Part II

The Future’s Past: Revisiting the Bronzeville Community // Part II
The Future’s Past, curated by Tempestt Hazel, co-founder and co-executive director of Sixty Inches From Center, is a project initiated on behalf of a fellowship that she received from the Black Metropolis Consortium (BMRC). This exhibition is based on a year’s worth of intensive research through a variety of archives from partnering institutions and other found sources. The culmination of this... 

The Future’s Past: Revisiting the Bronzville Community // Part I

The Future's Past: Revisiting the Bronzville Community // Part I
The Future’s Past, curated by Tempestt Hazel, co-founder and co-executive director of Sixty Inches From Center, is a project initiated on behalf of a fellowship that she received from the Black Metropolis Consortium (BMRC). The basis of The Future’s Past is from a year’s worth of intensive research through a variety of archives from partnering institutions and other found sources. The culmination... 

The Silver Room That’s Gold: An Interview with Eric Williams, Pt. 2

The Silver Room That’s Gold: An Interview with Eric Williams, Pt. 2
Sound System Block Party Mural at The Silver Room's former 1410 Milwaukee location. (Image Courtesy of The Silver Room.) This is the second part of an interview with The Silver Room owner Eric Williams, just in time for the 9th Annual Sound System Block Party. Did you catch part one? If not, check out ‘The Silver Room That’s Gold: An Interview with Eric Williams, Pt. 1′. Grown Folks... 

The Silver Room That’s Gold: An Interview with Eric Williams, Pt. 1

The Silver Room That's Gold: An Interview with Eric Williams, Pt. 1
The current Silver Room location, 2011. (Image courtesy of Eric Williams.) Maintaining a successful art space is no easy task. Those of us who are regulars within the Chicago arts circuit have seen a fair share of galleries, alternative spaces and performance venues come and go. When you find one that stands the test of time it most likely means they’re onto something. After thirteen years... 
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