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Art and the Environment in East-Central Europe Introduction - from a special issue of ARTMargins  
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8/27/14 Posted 8/27/14

Art and the Environment in East-Central Europe is an editorial project born from interviews and other forms of interaction with artists and cultural producers concerned, in one way or another, with the idea and the material reality of what goes by the name of the "natural environment." In the different pieces collected within this project, the term "environment" unfolds into a broad variety of concepts and artistic practices that do not, and should not, become homogenized. A survey rather than... [more]

Theaster Gates: Space is the Place   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Theaster Gates at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) May 18th, 2013 - October 6th, 2013
Posted 8/30/13

Artist. Entrepreneur. Potter. Bureaucrat. Singer. Arts Administrator. Host. Urban Planner. Collector. The list could go on and on, but the take away from all these labels might be that Theaster Gates is hard to pinpoint or define. Because his practice combines so many disparate disciplines and mediums, it's counter productive to try and categorize the work he does, and the work he makes. Up until now, that hasn’t been too much of an issue—he’s fit comfortably in the trending, self-ref... [more]

An Artist’s Responsibility   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Cheryl Pope at moniquemeloche gallery June 22nd, 2013 - August 3rd, 2013
Posted 6/28/13

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods: this is a kind way to put it. In reality, Chicago suffers from deep segregation – limiting the potential of a majority of its citizens. Avenues such as Western are lines that mark boundaries between races and income brackets. As one travels west on Division, from Wicker Park, median household income drops by $30,000 upon crossing Western Avenue. With this drop in income, comes a drop in school funding, resulting in neighborhood schools that lack everything... [more]

Whose Autonomy?   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Rigo 23, Guy Ben-Ner, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Cao Fei, Claire Fontaine, Zheng Guogu, Yang Jiechang, Kimsooja, Tiago Mata Machato, Cinthia Marcelle, Xijing Men, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Ho Tzu Nyen, Sriwhana Spong, Nasan Tur, Richard T. Walker, Lin Yilin at Times Museum January 20th, 2013 - March 17th, 2013
Posted 3/1/13

As one of the more visible providers of a critique of the centre/periphery model of cultural development in the early 2000’s, a new exhibition by curator Hou Hanru is highly anticipated. ZiZhiQu: Autonomous Regions at the Times Museum in Guangzhou can perhaps be seen to develop this model as it applies to the cultural self-formation of individuals and groups, placing that development in contrast to a globalised institutionalisation of culture. Autonomy, then, moves across all scales in its realisat... [more]


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