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EXPO CHICAGO 2013 // An Interview with Tony Karman

EXPO CHICAGO 2013 // An Interview with Tony Karman
Expo Chicago 2012 Vernissage. (Image courtesy of Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations.) Art lovers, clear your schedules. This week, Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, is back for its second year. Art from 125 premier galleries will grace Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, transformed once again by Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang Architects into an engaging interior... 
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The Neo Negro: An Artist Talk with James Britt and Romi Crawford

The Neo Negro: An Artist Talk with James Britt and Romi Crawford
Image courtesy of the artist. Currently at Blanc Gallery in Bronzeville, The Neo Negro features new work by James Britt that utilizes humor and absurdity to pose questions about our relationship to popular culture and the icons that play a part within it. Just as we often attempt to insert ourselves into these scenes, Britt as his alter ego S’emaj L’rea has made his smiling image consistently... 

Big Ideas: The Ideal Wall Text

Big Ideas: The Ideal Wall Text
This article is part of Big Ideas, a series exploring Chicagoan’s thoughts about contemporary art. In winter of last year, I attended an exhibit with two friends at the Elmhurst Art Museum. As we worked our way through the show, I found myself in a familiar role: wall text translator. The friends I was with are not unfamiliar with art exhibits, and one of them even holds a degree in philosophy.... 

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... 

Ground Floor at the Hyde Park Art Center

Ground Floor at the Hyde Park Art Center
Image of the exhibition Ground Floor provided by the Hyde Park Art Center. Courtesy of Tom Van Eynde. Ground Floor, the biennial group exhibition which occupies the entire 10,000-square-foot first floor of the Hyde Park Art Center, showcases 11 recent MFA graduates from The School of the Art Institute, Columbia College, University of Chicago, Northwestern and UIC. The Center is refreshingly open to... 

Green Lantern Projects: Press, Bookstore, Gallery, & Performance Space

Green Lantern Projects: Press, Bookstore, Gallery, & Performance Space
  Above a Singer Sewing shop, through a non-descript green door, and up a staircase, you will find the home of Green Lantern Projects. Serving as both a domestic and public space, this apartment transforms to become a multi-faceted realm, housing the Green Lantern Gallery, The Paper Cave Bookstore, The Green Lantern Press, and The Corpse Performance Space- all in one. From printing books, to... 

And Then She’s Like/And He Goes—And I Asked: An Interview with Chris Campe

And Then She’s Like/And He Goes—And I Asked: An Interview with Chris Campe
Chris Campe, “Oh Sure” (Detail), 2012. (Image Credit: Sophia Nahli.) And The She’s Like/And He Goes, an exhibition at A+D Gallery,that juxtaposes text-based and sound-based art to expose the rich layers of the media and content. Chris Campe, artist and curator of the exhibition, recently returned to Germany after completing her Master of Art in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the... 

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... 

Artists at Play: Jeffrey Daniels’ Social Games

Artists at Play: Jeffrey Daniels’ Social Games
While games have historically crept their way into many creative endeavors– Surrealist, Dada, and Fluxus artists alike–the popularization of home video game systems in the 1990s  brought with it a new set of artists creating altered “art games” and a new batch of critical eyes on games as a medium. Jeffrey Daniels, a Chicago artist, poet, professor, and School of the Art Institute... 

2012 SAIC Spring BFA Show

2012 SAIC Spring BFA Show
At the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), March Madness has a completely different meaning.  Every mid-March the Spring BFA Show begins the procession of graduation shows to come for SAIC over the next few months.  The Spring BFA is one of the largest gallery shows of the year displaying over 200 graduating undergraduates’ works.  Last Friday, the show opened, and as usual it was... 
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