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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... 

“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... 

Sixty in 60: Episode 2 – South Side Community Art Center

Sixty in 60: Episode 2 - South Side Community Art Center
Sixty in 60 EP 2 South Side Community Arts Center from Andrew Roddewig on Vimeo. In May of 1941, Eleanor Roosevelt officially dedicated the South Side Community Art Center(SSAC) at 3831 South Michigan Avenue as part of the Federal Art Project. Since that date the SSCAC is the only remaining Federal Art Project community center to remain, in operation. For over seventy years the SSCAC has been... 
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