Political art, propaganda, and the present-day relevance of Zhitomirsky’s Soviet photomontages, currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Interdisciplinary artist from Links Hall and Honey Pot Performance fame discusses her South Side Chicago roots, and bootstrapping in a biased dance culture.
A conversation about the overlaps in art-making and administration, creating your own art historical knowledge, and the emptiness of words like diversity and community.
A glimpse into an exhibition that explores the Greek myth of Icarus and his father’s warning of not to fly too close to the sun.
One of Chicago’s well-known performance and poetry artists discusses her work, coming out gay post a het-marriage, genderqueerity, and the joys of motherhood.
Sixty’s in-house wellness advisor on wellness and well-being for artists and arts workers, through Kid Cudi’s story.
Five poems that find inspiration in lyricists like Fred Moten, Alice Notley, Hannah Weiner, Eileen Myles, Claudia Rankine, and Young Thug.
An interview with writer, dancer, and director of the Chicago Dance History Project.
One of Chicago’s essential movement artists on the evolution of dance, self-definition, sex positivity, and breaking the stigmas of sex work.
The archivist behind #archivesforblacklives and A People’s Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland talks about sustainability and the individual and institution’s role in archiving difficult stories.
Excerpts on passive/active Blackness, oversights and gestures of homage from Daughters of the Dust to Lemonade, redefinitions of Blackness, shadows of Black pessimism, and Kerry James Marshall.
Festivals, performances, exhibitions, and events happening in the city during October.