Sixty + Bemis Partnership: New Critic-in-Residence Program
We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts to present a Critic-in-Residence program!
Sixty is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts to present a Critic-in-Residence program!
This initiative will provide an opportunity for Chicago-based arts writers to engage with artists working in Omaha, sparking new dialogue and creative connections while offering space for critics to expand their practice.
This year’s Critic-in-Residence is Sixty Inches From Center writer Jared Brown, who will travel to Bemis in June 2022 to engage with the work of composer, performer, and sound artist Maya Dunietz, whose solo exhibition Root of Two is currently on view at Bemis. In her practice, the artist investigates the interconnections between music, visual art, performance, technological research, and philosophy.
About the 2022 Critic-in-Residence
Jared Brown is an interdisciplinary artist born in Chicago. In past work, Jared broadcasted audio and text-based work through the radio (CENTRAL AIR RADIO, 88.5 FM), in live DJ sets, and on social media. They consider themselves a data thief, understanding this role from John Akomfrah’s description of the data thief as a figure that does not belong to the past or present. As a data thief, Jared Brown makes archeological digs for fragments of Black American subculture, history, and technology. Jared repurposes these fragments in audio, text, and video to investigate the relationship between history and digital, immaterial space. Jared Brown holds a BFA in video from the Maryland Institute College of Art and moved back to Chicago in 2016 in order to make and share work that directly relates to their personal history. Read Jared’s writing for Sixty here.
Located in Omaha, Nebraska, Bemis facilitates the creation, presentation, and understanding of contemporary art through an international residency program, exhibitions, and educational programs. We are looking forward to this new partnership, as it will further Sixty’s reach within the Midwest as well as emphasize the Midwest’s creative capabilities and role in global contemporary arts discourse.