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Testing Thresholds: An Interview with Jan Tichy, Part 1

Testing Thresholds: An Interview with Jan Tichy, Part 1
Installation view of East Gallery. Jan Tichy, Installation no. 15 (Siskind), 2012. 3-channel HD video installation, 11min. (Image courtesy of the artist.) “What they put on view says a lot about a museum, but what’s in storage tells you even more…” - Fred Wilson at The Sackler Conference for Art Education, 2010   When anyone brings up the idea of an artist occupying... 

We don’t want you to give us money…

We don't want you to give us money...
In case you haven’t heard, Sixty recently crossed the finish line of getting our 501c3 status.  And thanks to the generosity of the Jane and Tad Shepard Family Foundation, we have received our first grant under our new status, allowing us to start the new year off with new plans and fresh ideas for how to support the Chicago artists and work that bring some warmth to this chilly time of year. In... 

Augmenting Our Cultural Garden: A Conversation with Faheem Majeed

Augmenting Our Cultural Garden: A Conversation with Faheem Majeed
If you were to dig into the corners of your closets, mine the contents of sealed boxes and locate the residual objects of your existence then pull them all together, what story would it tell about you? This was the process of artist Faheem Majeed as he began to create his most recent installation Planting and Maintaining a Perennial Garden for the Hairy Blob exhibition at Hyde Park Art Center. Instead... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || October 28th – October 30th

Week Ends, Art Begins || October 28th – October 30th
FRIDAY || October 28th, 2011 South Loop Art Walk The 2nd Annual South Loop Art Walk will have 8 participating venues including: Elephant Room, 704 S. Wabash Urban Remix, 1468 S. Michigan Framing Mode & Gallery, 1526 S. Wabash Bigham Galleries, 1528 S. Wabash Chicago Art Exchange, 1530 S. State Overflow Coffee Bar, 1550 S. State Three Peas Art Lounge, 75 E. 16th Prairie Avenue Gallery, 1900 S.... 

Behind the Scenes Chicago Artist Month

Behind the Scenes Chicago Artist Month
This October is the 16th annual Chicago Artists Month, a citywide collaborative showcase of over 200 arts events that range from exhibitions to studio tours and neighborhood art walks. Sixty Inches From Center’s Media Director Andrew Roddewig was commissioned through his video production company Clarion New Media to produce 12 short videos about the 12 featured artists. Andrew and his team spent... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || July 1st – July 3rd

Week Ends, Art Begins || July 1st - July 3rd
All of us at Sixty took a look around and the happenings this weekend and picked the ones we think you may want to check out.  Also, be sure to check out the downloadable July SIFC Summer Guide. You may also find it sprinkled around the city. FRIDAY || July 1, 2011 Revenge: New Works by The Little Friends of Printmaking We couldn’t have written anything better than the clever folks at Rotofugi... 

Weekend Photos: Dayo Laoye and To Art & Profit

Weekend Photos: Dayo Laoye and To Art & Profit
This weekend at South Side Community Art Center they held the opening of a new exhibition of work by Dayo Laoye and the final panel discussion of the To Art & Profit Performance Festival. The following are some images from the events. Compositions | A Semi-Retrospective of Dayo Laoye Currently at South Side Community Art Center are the sketches, studies and paintings of Yoruba native and long-time... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || May 20th – May 22nd

Week Ends, Art Begins || May 20th - May 22nd
While there is always a lot happening on the weekends, here are some of the events we at Sixty suggest you check out. Click event names and locations for more information about each event.  And for more, check out some of our favorite links to Chicago art calendars at the very bottom. FRIDAY || May 20, 2011 May Craft Up This Friday join the creators of the Chicago Church of Craft as they teach... 

“What’s Your Art?” | SIFC & WBEZ Celebrate Chicago’s Art Centers

For the inaugural Collective Project, Sixty Inches from Center is collaborating with WBEZ for “What’s Your Art?”: Celebrating the Art Centers of Chicago as part of the Off Air Series to showcase unique art centers within our city.  This showcase is our effort to bring attention to the art centers that are doing great things in our neighborhoods.  We also want to provide these art... 
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