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Layers of Seeing: Minouk Lim’s Fire Cliff 4

Layers of Seeing: Minouk Lim's Fire Cliff 4
In his famous speech from 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. professed his dissatisfaction with the status quo of equality in the great United States of America. Fifty years later, inspired by Dr. King, South Korean artist Minouk Lim inserted herself into the conversation of race and equal rights in the United States. In doing so, Lim guided the audience through a performance that freed fixed and multi-layered... 

Creating Spaces For Encounter at the Evanston Art Center

Creating Spaces For Encounter at the Evanston Art Center
“We want to activate this space,” said Evanston Art Center’s executive director Norah Diedrich of the mansion-like lakefront building her organization calls home. The EAC has existed since 1929 and in the Harley Clarke House since 1966, and remains an essential part of art’s ongoing evolution in Chicago. “We want more people in here and we want your ideas on the wall... 

Video Portrait: Project Onward

Video Portrait: Project Onward
Project Onward is an arts program for adults with mental and developmental disabilities. For the month of April, Project Onward presents Unstrange – Autism Revealed showcasing a group exhibition of works created by artists on the autism spectrum in observance of Autism Awareness Month. Located in the historic Chicago Cultural Center, Project Onward provides workspace, art materials, professional... 

Dig It Up, Dust It Off, and Donate It: Get Archived 2013

Dig It Up, Dust It Off, and Donate It: Get Archived 2013
South Side Community Art Center, 2012. Photo by Sixty Inches From Center. Pull out the old shoe boxes. Look into the cracks of books, sketchbooks and notepads. Dig into your hard drives and collect the images and files that have been created, rearranged, updated and buried through out your career.  Gather them all together and join us this summer to build up the archives with Chicago’s art-makers... 

Interrogating Monuments: Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford’s Hall of Khan

Interrogating Monuments: Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford’s Hall of Khan
Image on top: Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, background: Hall, foreground: Maid; Courtesy of Hyde Park Art Center This article was originally published on April 20, 2013 on ArtSlant by writer W. Keith Brown. This article is part of a series of article exchange partnerships between Sixty Inches From Center and other online blogs and journals that have missions similar to ours–to document and support... 

Declaring Aerosol Supremacy: Statik’s Manifesto for a New Chicago Aesthetic

Declaring Aerosol Supremacy: Statik’s Manifesto for a New Chicago Aesthetic
Rahmaan “Statik” Barnes’ show Aerosol Supremacy offers an expert demonstration of “can control,” color choice, and formal prowess, but also keen insight on the various influences and multiple histories of graffiti art.  A sort of retrospective for and of the underground, Aerosol Supremacy pays homage to the Chicago graffiti scene. Through demonstrated aesthetic excellence, it also argues... 

Naoshima: Art and Life in Harmony

Naoshima: Art and Life in Harmony
Traditionally, art and life flowed seamlessly together. To commemorate a historical event, people would carve totem poles or chisel marble statues. To celebrate a graduation or birth, a parent would sew a quilt. In these ways, art was made in response to, and as a part of, everyday life. It’s a familiar story that over time the majority of artists moved away from traditional processes and styles.... 

Barely Here: Patience, Persistence, and Evolution

Barely Here: Patience, Persistence, and Evolution
Revise’s recent solo exhibition, Barely Here, at Modest Skate Shop in Forest Park, Illinois, explores what it means to try to maintain a relationship with an artistic community that measures visibility based on productivity and intense presence.  Such a relationship is complicated when the realities of multiple jobs, and the experience of growing into adulthood mitigate the possibility of maintaining... 

ART IS… From Buenos Aires to Chicago

ART IS... From Buenos Aires to Chicago
I have been communicating with Atiba Edwards through emails for close to a year. Though we have never met face to face, I’ve found in him what most artists spend years looking for: a talented, passionate, driven and inspiring individual who believes in building a collaborative community of artists. Atiba Edwards co-founded the non-profit arts organization “F.O.K.U.S” with Alma Davila... 

Review of Above and Beyond the Clouds

Review of Above and Beyond the Clouds
Xiaowei Chen manipulates minute ink lines into vast expanses and surreal scenery. Chen’s solo exhibition, “Above and Beyond the Clouds,” curated by Jiankun Xie at the Research House for Asian Art in Bridgeport, Chicago, literally revolves around her vast and exquisite drawing, Detached Clouds (1.2m. x 32 m.), which spreads almost the entire length of the gallery. The drawing serves as the focal... 
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