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Sixty Launches a New Online Magazine…

Sixty Launches a New Online Magazine...
Dear friends, Sixty has been pretty quiet since 2014 began. Maybe you noticed. Either way, we have a lot of new things happening that we’d like to share with you. First and foremost, we have spent much of the past six months reflecting on what we’ve done over the past three years. We have thought about the ways in which we are contributing to the art historical narrative in Chicago, supporting... 

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... 

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... 

New Year’s Resolution… for Art

New Year's Resolution... for Art
Image via: Wikipedia; Photoshopped by: Jes Standefer Happy New Years!  I hope that you have had a very festive, fattening, and joyous holiday season.  It has been a week since we welcomed 2012, so it is back to eating healthy, sobering up, and working for the first time in three weeks. Many of us start the new year with a resolution.  For many it’s to work out, others vow to not be late to... 

Sixty’s Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2011

Sixty's Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2011
As the People Don’t Like to Read Art show at Western Exhibitions proved, people do like to read art–and they will. The following are the top ten Sixty articles that you read (or watched) this past year. #1  || Hyde Park Public Art 5 of 5 The Spirit of Hyde Park, 2010. Hyde Park, Chicago, IL. (Photo credit: Zachary Johnson) “Taking in the wall, a mix of styles was evident. Bold, abstract... 

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 Art of Justice | Chicago Torture Justice Memorials Charrette

The Art of Justice | Chicago Torture Justice Memorials Charrette
Signs created during brainstorming sessions, August 7, 2011. (Image Credit: Tempestt Hazel.) After nearly four decades of build up, our city’s history with police torture reached a turning point in 2010 with the trial of Jon Burge, the former commander of the Chicago Police Department accused of coercing confessions out of over one hundred wrongfully accused individuals through inhumane methods.... 

The Moving Image | An Interview with Amir George

The Moving Image | An Interview with Amir George
Film still from The Mind of Delilah, 2011. (Image courtesy of the artist.) It takes a certain amount of courage and vision to push the aesthetic limits of film in a way that is intriguing and unpredictable, but filmmaker Amir George‘s work does this regularly. His shorts have been screened in various different places across the city–for the crowds at the Art Institute, as well as smaller... 

Sixty on Sixty: An Interview with Nicolette Caldwell

Sixty on Sixty: An Interview with Nicolette Caldwell
In between rounds of PBJ at The Boiler Room, I interviewed our very own Nicolette Caldwell, who co-founded Sixty Inches From Center with Tempestt Hazel. Sixty on Sixty is a new series in which SIFCers interview one another, allowing readers to get to know the fine folks who bring you the latest from Chicago’s art scene. Nicolette Caldwell in Paris, France. June 2007. (Image courtesy of Nicolette... 
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