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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... 

Art, Culture, and Popcorn at the MDW Fair

Art, Culture, and Popcorn at the MDW Fair
The MDW Fair, which began as a collaboration between the Public Media Institute, Document, Roots & Culture and threewalls, is a biannual showcase of independent art initiatives, spaces, galleries, and artist groups which highlights experimental culture locally, nationally, and internationally. This fun and vibrant gathering of creative souls took place Nov. 9-11 at the new Mana Contemporary Art... 

Black To The Future Series: An Interview with Cauleen Smith

Black To The Future Series: An Interview with Cauleen Smith
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. Using a pointed series of questions, these interviews have been conducted to spark conversation, to hear various points of view on something that is constantly... 

Wooden Awesomeness for Weirdos & Perpetual Nerds: The Work of Michael Rea

Wooden Awesomeness for Weirdos & Perpetual Nerds: The Work of Michael Rea
Looking at the idea of failure and drawing from pop culture inspirations, Michael Rea creates enormous wooden sculptures. To borrow from Jeriah Hildwine, he produces a “wooden wonderland for nerds.” Remnants of your favorite movie or book are manipulated, altered, and combined in an attractively entertaining way. Last weekend, I caught up with Mike for a studio visit and interview. We spoke about... 

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // March 5th – March 11th, 2012

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // March 5th – March 11th, 2012
Our weekly calendar is a list of visual art related events happening in Chicago. The events that we choose are loosely curated based on the information that is put in front of us. If you would like to take advantage of having your event listed on our website please send a press release to nicolettecaldwell(at)sixtyinchesfromcenter.org. MONDAY || March 5th, 2012 A Plaines Project Reading Steve Roggenbuck... 
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Moving Forward with Anthony Romero

Moving Forward with Anthony Romero
In fall of 2011 I came across the work of Anthony Romero at an exhibition at The Comfort Station entitled, Dealing with New Demands. Organized by ‘The Happiness Project’ the exhibition was essentially a one-day performance by curator Jennifer Mills acting as an art dealer in an “affordable art gallery’ showcasing artwork by 11 local artists. I purchased the entire series of Anthony’s illustrations... 

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 6th – 12th, 2012

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 6th – 12th, 2012
Our weekly calendar is a list of visual art related events happening in Chicago. The events that we choose are loosely curated based on the information that is put in front of us. If you would like to take advantage of having your event listed on our website please send a press release to nicolettecaldwell(at)sixtyinchesfromcenter.org. TUESDAY || February 7th, 2012 The Big Big City: Chicago, A Pop... 
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Laura Mackin: 120 Years at threewalls

Laura Mackin: 120 Years at threewalls
Laura Mackin, Driving (Dean, 1946-2006), 2011 Digital video, 2 minutes On January 13th, Laura Mackin introduced a new exhibition entitled 120 Years at threewalls, the latest installment in the threewallsSOLO program. Upon arrival, those who traveled to the exhibition found themselves confronted with more terrain to navigate. A composite collection of disparate postcards organized according to their... 

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.... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || October 21st – October 23rd

Week Ends, Art Begins || October 21st – October 23rd
FRIDAY || October 21st, 2011 Hand in Glove Conference Hand-in-Glove is a new semiannual conference that addresses the pragmatic realities and imaginative possibilities of self-organized, noncommercial and artist-run spaces, publications, residencies, and a variety of other projects that challenge traditional formats for the production and reception of art at the grass-roots level. 9:30 AM –... 
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