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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... 

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 || September 2nd – 4th

Week Ends, Art Begins || September 2nd - 4th
FRIDAY || SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2011 { E X Q U I S I T E • C O R P S E } Cheers to Sixty’s own Jenny Lam, Zachary Johnson and Jes Standefer–curator and two of the 40 participants in this collaborative art exhibition in classic exquisite corpse style. E.C. will include Interactive art (stuff you can touch). Audience-participatory art (stuff you can create). An advice booth (stuff that may... 

A Little Anarchy Never Hurt an Arts Education

A Little Anarchy Never Hurt an Arts Education
While perusing the pages of the Chicago Artists Resource on a lazy Sunday morning last week, I stumbled across a notice announcing a Teach 4 Amerika rally, to be held by the Bruce High Quality Foundation (BHQF). I had never heard of the rally or the organization before, and I wasn’t really sure why a man named Bruce High Quality would want to host a rally for American teachers (or the creative... 

At the Forefront with Jim Duignan

At the Forefront with Jim Duignan
Imagine a world where art and education are put at the top of everyone’s agenda. Now, imagine the taxing effort it would take to get to a place where such a thing existed in America. Jim Duignan puts that kind of initiative at the forefront of his agenda with an “all-of-the-above” and “do-it-yourself” mentality. Duignan spearheaded projects like Nomadic Studios and founded The Stockyard... 

A Look Inside the Department of Urban Speculation

A Look Inside the Department of Urban Speculation
Department of Urban Speculation is an architectural organization that takes to the streets. Duct tape, disco ball motors, shovels, or plywood — they’ll use whatever it takes to explore questions regarding Chicago’s urban environment. Their project-based attitude lands them in spaces traditionally occupied by art: Pilsen’s Show Pods, the Museum of Contemporary Art (they show... 

Lens in Focus at UIC: Interview with Jabari Zuberi

Lens in Focus at UIC: Interview with Jabari Zuberi
Last year our nation looked on horrified and seemingly helpless as we saw images of the beating of Chicago teen Derrion Albert in front of his school. This case was a single story in a great series of cases where violence is claiming the lives of youth in the south and west sides of Chicago and beyond. While it may seem like a large topic to tackle, Chicago photographer Jabari Zuberi decided to use... 

Self-reflection through Photography: Jabari Zuberi

Self-reflection through Photography: Jabari Zuberi
Faheem Majeed and Jabari Zuberi at South Side Community Art Center Rose Land Exhibition, April 9, 2010 1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your artwork. My photography is the best reflection of myself. My work centers around portraiture and documentary photography. I try to create rich and engaging portraits that blend classic portraiture with a new vibrant energy. My roots in photography are based... 
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