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#UnlockArt Film Series (via Art Nerd Chicago)  
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2/6/14 Posted 2/6/14

The Tate Gallery in partnership with Le Méridien hotels, have recently released a fantastic art history web series #UnlockArt. Over eight months, eight important contemporary art themes and issues in today’s art world will be explored through short films narrated by the likes of Alan Cumming, Sally Phillips and Jemima Kirke. The films are cheeky and brief, but filled with insightful information that even art history majors will find useful. An impressive and eye-catching website is buil... [more]

20140125062818-rs_9590 Watchlist Artist: Nora Schultz  
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Nora Schultz at Renaissance Society 1/25/14 Posted 1/25/14

Nora Schultz’s site-­‐specific installation, parrottree-­‐building for bigger than real, is now on view at the Renaissance Society and will be through February 23, 2014. This exhibition is the first curated for the Society by new Executive Director and Chief Curator Solveig Øvstebø and the first institutional exhibition in the United States by Schultz. Assimilation to environment defines Schultz’s artworks from their genesis. The artist sources the materials she wor... [more]

Showcase Artist: Tina Tahir  
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12/12/13 Posted 12/12/13

(Image: Tina Tahir, Forty Increments, 2013, Interactive virtual wallpaper, size varies; © Tina Tahir) Tina Tahir (lives in Chicago) My recent work is a meditation on beauty, mortality, and impermanence: pieces that transform and eventually vanish. In creating that which is destined to disappear, I am acknowledging the existential and self-reflexive questions inherent in time-based art. At the same time, I seek the defining moment when beauty is possible in the tension between harmony and... [more]

20131210080339-bramson Press Release 2014 WCA Lifetime Achievement Awards  
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Phyllis Bramson, Harmony Hammond, Adrian Piper, Faith Wilding at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) February 15th 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Posted 12/10/13

The Women’s Caucus for Art Announce the 2014 Lifetime Achievement and President’s Art & Activism Awards July 1, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Priscilla Otani, President, WCApresident@nationalwca.orgPhone: 415.606.7059 ANNOUNCING THE 2014 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT ANDPRESIDENT’S ART & ACTIVISM AWARDS FEBRUARY 15, 2014 The Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) announces the 2014 recipients for the Lifetime Achievement Awards: Phyllis Bramson, Harmony Hammond, Adrian Piper and Faith W... [more]

Deck the Halls @VerticalGallery (Nov. 16 - Dec. 21, 2013) (via Art Nerd CHI)  
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11/6/13 Posted 11/6/13

Posted by Lauren Albrecht on Art Nerd. Vertical Gallery is proud to present Deck the Halls, a group art show with all work on skateboard decks. The show will feature 50 local, national and international artists and the gallery will have over 80 skate decks available for sale. And what they plan as an annual tradition, 20% of all proceeds will be donated to Chicago-based non-profit The Simple Good. “We have received a very positive response to our gallery since we opened in April&rdqu... [more]

Pay It Forward: An Experimental, Collaborative Fundraiser (till Nov. 23, 2013)  
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11/2/13 Posted 11/2/13

(Excerpt from'Pay It Forward: An Experimental, Collaborative Fundraiser' posted on Sixty Inches From Center. Found here http://sixtyinchesfromcenter.org/archive/?page_id=2027&utm_source=Sixty+Inches+From+Center+Newsletter&utm_campaign=9def6547dc-Fundraiser_110_30_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_87d8eba843-9def6547dc-376422573) Pay It Forward is a collaborative, experimental fundraiser between Autotelic {Studios} and Sixty Inches From Center that started on October 1, 2013 and ends with a birthday bash at FLATS Studio’s 1050 W. Wilson location on November 23, 2013 at 7pm. We are experimenting with the idea of paying it forward to oth... [more]

Showcase Artist: Max Garett  
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11/1/13 Posted 11/1/13

(Image: Max Garett, Big Pony, 2011, Cement, Plastic, Foam, Paint, Carpet; © Max Garett) Max Garett (b. New York) In unlikely combinations, Max Garett presents an anachronistic history through compiling symbols and icons from multiple cultures into objects. Using formal similarities to connect a wide variety of iconographic figures, Garett pairs characters from ancient mythologies with those from a newer history. These improbable objects invoke nostalgia for an era that never existed. ... [more]

Win FREE Passes to Prak-sis New Media Festival in Chicago  
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10/29/13 Posted 10/29/13

We've got passes to Prak-sis in Chicago (Nov 2) and we're giving them away! Here's how to win:Like us on Facebook - we'll post a photo this week from one of the artists who will be exhibiting at Prak-sis with a caption about the giveaway. Like the photo and comment for a chance to win. Winners will have to message us at ArtSlant to find out how to collect their tickets! So watch that post!Follow us on Twitter - we'll tweet a photo from one of the artists this week. Simply retweet us and we'll... [more]

SOFA Chicago (Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, 2013) (via Art Nerd CHI)  
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10/27/13 Posted 10/27/13

Posted by Amy Krafft on Art Nerd Chicago. On Thursday, October 31, 2013 the 20th Annual Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair will be hosting its opening night preview in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. Running through Sunday, November 3, 2013, this exciting exposition features the kind of unique design, decorative and fine art that makes me giddy inside. If you can’t make it to the opening preview, general admission on Friday and Saturday will include access to SOFA&r... [more]

Ten Chicago artists receive total of $150,000 in unrestricted awards at 6th annual 3Arts Awards  
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10/21/13 Posted 10/21/13

3Arts is honored to announce the ten recipients of its 6th annual 3Arts Awards, presented to women artists, artists of color and artists with disabilities working in the performing, teaching and visual arts. The awards will be presented tonight, Monday, Oct. 21, by the 3Arts Board of Directors and Awards Host Committee in a celebratory gathering at the Museum of Contemporary Art. 3Arts has awarded over $1 million in total grants to more than 100 Chicago artists in the past six years. 3Arts... [more]

ArtSlant Presents Jung Ji Lee's cast of characters in Chicago  
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10/12/13 Posted 10/12/13

Konodama Universe, 2013. Acrylic on paper. Each month, one of the Juried Winners from the ArtSlant Prize Showcase Series is selected to exhibit in the Chicago Loop. We are very pleased to exhibit Jung Ji "Masa" Lee mid-October to mid-November. Lee's universe of abstract characters are on exhibit at ArtSlant's Pop-Up Loop exhibition space at 18 S. Wabash Ave. Jung Ji "Masa" Lee Kondomozo and Ubume are characters that I invented. They serve as my surrogate self, a synthes... [more]

#ARTNERDCHICAGO INSTAGRAM CONTEST (Sept 18 – 22, 2013) (via Art Nerd Chicago)  
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9/19/13 Posted 9/19/13

Posted by Lauren Albrecht on Art Nerd Chicago. WIN A GRAND PRIZE FOR SEEING ART ALL WEEKEND IN CHICAGO! #ArtNerdChicago Instagram Contest Grand Prize includes: 2-night stay at The ACME Hotel Company An original Ray Geary “Dear Diary” by Ron Zakrin print from 1xRun “Death to Koons” by Ryan McCann print from 1xRun “Kack Kack” and “DUCK” by Jud Bergeron prints “Beautiful Again” monograph by JT Burke Art Nerd Swag Bag full of fun items from Kenny Scharf, Tara McPherson, Jon... [more]

EXPO Chicago and Satellite Fair Schedule  
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9/18/13 Posted 9/18/13

Thursday - 9/19 4 pm - 7 pm: EXPO Vernissage Friday - 9/20 10 am - 5 pm: Rebecca Morris and Robert Nickle at Corbett vs. Dempsey 10 am - 5:30 pm: Judy Ledgerwood and Spencer Finch at Rhona Hoffman Gallery 11 am - 7 pm: EXPO Open to the public 11 am - 6 pm: Rashid Johnson and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle at moniquemeloche 11 am - 6 pm: Rachel Niffenegger at Western Exhibitions 11 am: William J. O’Brien in conversation with Christopher E. Vroom NOON - 7 pm: EDITION Open to the public NOON - 6 pm: Scott Fortino at DOCUMENT Space NOON - 6 pm: Gustavo Diaz and Tracy Marie Taylor at The Mission Projects 12:30 pm: In Conversation // M... [more]

WIN FREE Tickets to FOUNTAIN Art Fair Chicago!  
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9/15/13 Posted 9/15/13

Fountain Art Fair is coming to Chicago in just one week, and we've got 10 extra tickets to give away! Each ticket is good for you plus one for the entire fair September 20-22. To be entered for a chance at free tickets like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We'll post a photo from Fountain on Monday and Tuesday, September 16 & 17. Retweet, favorite, like, and comment on our post and we'll randomly select 10 winners! Good luck! More about Fountain Art Fair: Fountain Art Fair was founded in 2006 by David Kesting, Joh... [more]

EXPO CHICAGO ANNOUNCES FULL SCHEDULE FOR /DIALOGUES 2013  
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9/12/13 Posted 9/12/13

(Excerpt from 'EXPO CHICAGO ANNOUNCES FULL SCHEDULE FOR /DIALOGUES 2013' posted on expo chicago. Found here http://www.expochicago.com/sites/default/files/2013%20EXPOCHGO%20%20Dialogues%20Release%20%281%29_0.pdf) Expo Chicago recognizes the importance of both established and emerging galleries and is a fantastic opportunity for emerging galleries to gain critical visibility and for visitors to discover new talent. EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art,... [more]

Berlin Art Week Starts the Season: Sign Up to Sponsor Our Special Edition  
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8/30/13 Posted 8/30/13

Berlin Art Week - one of the most fun and interesting art experiences is set to take over Berlin September 17-22. With events and openings all over the city coalescing into one aesthetic week, Berlin Art Week is the wider art world's chance to get a glimpse at the emerging art world in the continental capital of European contemporary art. Make your work seen at this year's Berlin Art Week through sponsoring our Special Edition! **** Contact: Sunny Tyrrell... [more]


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