Joel Kuennen

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Joel Kuennen
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Joel Kuennen, Bouquet 2011 Oil, Acrylic, Gold Leaf
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Joel Kuennen, Untitled 2010. Copper 3x4 © Joel Kuennen
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Joel Kuennen
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Joel Kuennen, Deconstructing/Reconstructing... 2010 Digital Video © Joel Kuennen
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Joel Kuennen, On Velvet 2006 Oil and Acrylic © Joel Kuennen
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Joel Kuennen received his MA in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. He has published in America and the UK and was selected to participate in the Arts Writers Grant Workshop, 2012. He was a contributor and an editor of The Contemporary Visual Studies Reader which was published by Routledge in late 2012 in collaboration with James Elkins, Maureen Burns, Alicia Chester, and Kristi McGuire. His thesis at the School of the Art Institute Chicago explored conditions of subjectivity as constructed through spatial relationships. His current research interests are centered around digital selves, new media art, the intersection of politics and cultural production, and online art communities. He is the chief curator at ArtSlant and has curated the ArtSlant Prize exhibition since 2012. 

He is the Chief Operations Officer and a Senior Editor at ArtSlant.com. 

 

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20161118152622-the-aristocrats-2016
Posted: 11/18/16
Farcical fascist, Donald Trump, will be winging his way through the next four years at the head of the United States government. Fuck this. Stay angry. Be helpful. Be safe. Artists have a duty to remain committed to the critique of society and while this list is not just art-related, our lives and our practices must confront and accept their political implications. Friends and family have been sharing resourc... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20161101191750-16039-131-jouph-luthy
Posted: 10/31/16
DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) is often imagined as the key to identity, as the progenitor of who we are. It is nature within us and the scaffolding onto which we are nurtured into who we are. However, through epigenetics, viral transfer, and genetic drift, we are becoming more aware of the superposition of DNA and its ability to change, inherit, mute, and express with degrees of certainty, not certitude. At the same... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20160621025207-soylent_01
Posted: 6/22/16
We live at a time when an astounding amount of information is available to us at a shocking degree of immediacy. A netizen will regularly take deep-dives down wiki wormholes, eagerly grazing on masses of hyper-specific information related to a singular topic, all the while rhizomatically connected to and through a world of greater knowledge. No longer limited to a vocabulary of the phenomenological, we can p... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20160513172044-opening_jessica_segall_nate_dorr_2
Posted: 5/13/16
In the coming days, Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign off on (by not vetoing) a Uniform Land Use Review Proposal that will officially add Socrates Sculpture Park to the city park system and literally “put it on the map.” On this plein air exhibition space’s 30th anniversary, a more fitting symbol of acceptance could hardly be more encouraging. For a place that has shifted from... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20160303152858-screen_shot_2016-03-03_at_10
Posted: 3/2/16
As I was walking through the halls of Moynihan Station, weaving in and out of noir offices, I overheard a reporter repeatedly saying into a flip phone, as if he was relaying the latest from the frontlines, “It’s renegade, renegade!” I chuckled and kept meandering. Maggie Dunlop at SPRING/BREAK SPRING/BREAK is indeed a bit of a renegade. It has and continues to do its own th... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20160224183936-museepicassoparis_seatedwoman-cropped-2
Posted: 2/24/16
Should art have a morality? This is a question that has plagued me the past few months, egged on by a resurgence in the use of “politically correct” or PC as a pejorative in American culture. The term PC first came to political prominence in a speech given by George H.W. Bush during a commencement speech at the University of Michigan in 1991. In it, he was quick to align “political correct... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20160223193340-screen_shot_2016-02-23_at_2
Posted: 2/23/16
Back in October of 2015, I wrote a review of Shaun Leonardo’s performance, I Can’t Breathe, at The Eighth Floor (video below). Leonardo conducted "a public-participatory workshop and performance that takes the form of a self-defense class" in the pristine gallery space, combining poetry and movement to deliver a stark message about the reality many people of color face when confronted with... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20151119173455-screen_shot_2015-11-19_at_10
Posted: 11/19/15
[Please be advised. This article contains imagery of 9/11 that may be upsetting to some readers.] Another ISIL attack in the West, a threat on Washington D.C. and New York City, and the false sense of security that allows for the prosperity of the West to continue is shaken. The combination is just enough to entice xenophobic trolls to get the people’s blood boiling, again. These tragic mo... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20151008203043-img_4395
Posted: 10/8/15
When I first heard of Shaun Leonardo’s performance project, I Can't Breathe—a performance that taught spectators self-defense moves like how to break a chokehold if they are in a situation where they are being accosted—I was skeptical of its merit. Was it benefiting from a tragedy, or addressing real concerns? Would it incite citizens to resist arrest, or would it give people a sen... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20151001022055-screen_shot_2015-09-30_at_10
Posted: 9/30/15
The progressive narrative sells. The vision of an outsider is what is most appealing to both left and right. The fact that most Americans distrust their government—75 percent according to a 2014 Pew Poll—places us in a very precarious position. Rhetorical devices become exaggerated and people begin to grasp for emotional bonds rather that rational motives. This explains why people who di... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20150918152952-screen_shot_2015-09-17_at_2
Posted: 9/18/15
On Wednesday evening, EXPO, in partnership with Kavi Gupta and Saint Heron sponsored a panel discussion at the artsy clubhouse, Soho House, Chicago. The panel, moderated by MCA curator Naomi Beckwith, consisted of Mickalene Thomas and Solange. (Full disclosure: ArtSlant’s Stephanie Cristello works for EXPO Chicago and helped organize the panel.) The names on the panel were enough of a draw bu... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20150910145018-birds_1_stand_in
Posted: 9/10/15
Rubble and rock crushed under foot. Dead twigs, rebar, and shoots pocked the boulder field like tiny flag poles, stripped of their sigils. Chirps from the ceiling revealed a nestled group of parakeets dropping white ordnance on a hill of grey concrete. The smell of dirt and dissolution hung in the stale air. Down some stairs, into a darkened basement, the first thing that greets is the smell of a bog,... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20150902125211-9781784781453-3c43f56110e45fe20ec30f98d3e269bd
Posted: 9/1/15
Hal Foster's new book, Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency, is set for release on Tuesday, September, 8. In it, Foster, Townsend Martin Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, works through art's recent history to find what is and isn't working within the arts. Considering recent paradigms of art ranging from "abject" to "post-critical," Foster uses his plain, incisive style to... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20150827120407-screen_shot_2015-08-27_at_1
Posted: 8/27/15
I was recently at an art fair where one gallery—that shall remain nameless—presented the work of a young artist in a solo booth. The work, while distinct in some ways, was at the very least derivative of Anish Kapoor’s wall mounted discs. Enameled aluminum panels in sweeping gradients, they were perfectly suited to the market of the fair: take it home, put it on a wall. They were rob... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20150817200511-o39a01944
Posted: 8/17/15
The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), purveyors of the prestigious New York Studio Residency Program (NYSRP) have announced a new initiative for non-student artists called the Studio Practice Residency. The Studio Practice Residency, currently accepting applications, is lead by William Powhida, Artistic Co-Director of NYSRP, and is comprised of six, four-month residencies in t... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
Blank-d44a8ead66825b4da17ca2487b54aea0
Posted: 7/14/15
Random International is an arts collective founded by Florian Ortkrass, Hannes Koch, and Stuart Wood currently based in London. They exploded onto the international art stage in 2012 with their extremely popular Rain Room, a work that was supremely Instagrammable, but also illucidated the magical realism that the marriage of art and technology can produce. After extremely successful installations at... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20150708192731-06-jerry-facebook-2
Posted: 7/8/15
What does the conscience of a profession look like? Physicians and futurists have ethics councils. This or that Board or Agency marks the boundaries of most fields and enterprises to better direct cooperative human energy in mutually agreed upon trajectories. Sometimes it doesn’t matter, but overall, it’s a system that has worked well for the past century. Arts writers don’t have a sanctioned conscience as such. Instead, we have a much more free-market approach, a loose band o... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20150619105848-ookie_canvas_i_detail
Posted: 6/19/15
First, apologies for the puns to come. It’s difficult to talk about sexuality and eroticism without making a bad pun or two. Sexuality has seemingly always been a site of discomfort in our culture: through it, we are laid naked and bare, both literally and via the fetishes that express the darkest sublimations of gendered relations. The advent of a communication tool and platform for largely c... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20150611133047-screen_shot_2015-06-10_at_3
Posted: 6/11/15
Table of Contents: Arte de Sistemas | Ionit Behar Map Art: Systems Unite | Gillian Dykeman Activating the Archive | Jessica Lynne Living Images, Digital Decay | Taylor Dafoe Systems for a Downer: on Artistic Failure | Philippa Snow Ed Fornieles, installing pole for ami, 2015. Part of a new body of work that documents the artist's apartment using a live webcam. At the same time, a cartoon dimension will be layered... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20150515160947-20150514222113-img_2778web
Posted: 5/15/15
If you happen upon a couple in 1920s garb having a heated discussion about love on a park bench in Central Park, don’t worry, you didn’t fall asleep watching Netflix. If you spot a pastel solar-powered ice cream truck handing out soft-serves that tastes like sunshine, you’re not hallucinating. If you happen upon an Icelandic sailboat revolving around an island on the Harlem Meer wh... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20150507142404-60-1024x682
Posted: 5/7/15
You see, there are so many kids in this country who look at places like museums and concert halls and other cultural centers and they think to themselves, well, that’s not a place for me, for someone who looks like me, for someone who comes from my neighborhood. In fact, I guarantee you that right now, there are kids living less than a mile from here who would never in a million years dream th... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20150423183825-blogdaliartist
Posted: 4/23/15
The last two months have seen two great celebrity-become-artist scandals. Björk’s retrospective and Kanye’s doctorate. Two years prior, Abramovic's The Artist is Present paired with a performance by Jay-Z stoked the same flame that threatens to consume our conceptions of aesthetics and Artist—with a capital A. Because that exists, still. Art, it seems, may need a new definition. On... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20150318124817-kanye-west
Posted: 3/18/15
As an SAIC alum, my newsfeed has been abuzz the past week with artists and writers decrying the honorary doctorate Kanye West told France’s Clique TV that he would be receiving this coming May. Last night, it was made official with a statement released by SAIC. Other honorees include legendary Chicago gallerist, Rhona Hoffman, artist/donor Janet Neiman, and German painter Albert Oehlen who... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20150306152025-10982082_10203121760198641_8903736113105361187_n
Posted: 3/6/15
Hopping around the fairs you start to notice some trends in material and content. We’ve noticed a healthy use of floral foam at Independent and Armory, rock-climbing grips as wall plinths, new-media on canvas, and a whole bunch of animated icons making their way into the pictorial plane. There is a lot of playfulness this year… but it’s all rather childish. Per Fhager at Stene, exhibiting at Volta NY On a... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20150305114038-screen_shot_2015-03-05_at_11
Posted: 3/5/15
As I was walking around the Armory Show preview on a slushy Wednesday afternoon, I overheard Neil Patrick Harris say, like a self-assuring mantra, “This is not going to make me anxious” as he walked into the fair. I empathized, ridden already with the anxiety of two hours' worth of art-gazing and glad-handing behind me. Fairs are bound in anxiety for a lot of reasons. They are sheer f... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20150103152323-pl049_qf_wiley_kw-pa12-033-shantavia-beale-ii-crop_428w
Posted: 2/20/15
“Kehinde Wiley is everywhere right now,” said Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, as the small press tour began. This was not an exaggeration by any means; Wiley garnered recent attention when his paintings appeared as backdrops in Fox's Empire, a highly stylized melodrama from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong that collages black stereotypes w... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20150119221007-img_2186
Posted: 1/19/15
There is no better point in time to enact change than during a cultural rupture. Popular culture—the expressions that bind a collective group—is a smooth stream of images and ideologies that flows at an overwhelming and indomitable rate. This is part of the mandate of contemporary culture: to express with as many images and words as experienced time will allow. Smack Mellon, a New York v... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20141205155154-oren_pinhassi
Posted: 12/5/14
Material can be transcendent. Postmodernism is failing. History is a spiral. These three assumptions underlie Oren Pinhassi’s work. Beginning with the familiar—towels, a backpack, a dwelling—objects are transformed through the addition of another common material, plaster. Through this addition, he transubstantiates the everyday into thematic sculptural and architectural for... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20141205162436-drawings_grid
Posted: 12/5/14
A word forms a concept of its own object in a dialogic way. —Mikhail Bakhtin, Discourse in the Novel, 1941 Adam Douglas Thompson’s drawings are words. His installed formations are sentences. His words, however, are not defined. His sentences are not linear. They are dialogic imaginations, each image acts a concept which through their relational grouping gains meaning. The grouping... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20141118200334-growth-1234__1_
Posted: 11/18/14
Corporatism pervades the art world: BMWs are wrapped in Jeff Koons vinyl, museum exhibitions and art fairs are sponsored by global financial institutions, one mega luxury conglomerate even has an entire museum. It's a simple fact now: money and art go hand-in-hand. Usually, the issue taken up is the cooption of art for financial/political purposes and the impure state in which this leaves art but, f... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20141103150439-img_0172
Posted: 11/3/14
MoMA PS1 threw their annual Halloween Ball last Friday - the theme this year: Hallowqueens! The galleries remained open during the costume ball making for some interesting juxtapositions. First, four dumpsters sat in the courtyard marked with "THROW YOUR ART AWAY", a project from Bob and Roberta Smith (actually one person) that asks gallery goers to bring in their old art and treat it as the commodit... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
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Posted: 9/24/14
Office Planter by Lizzie Fitch, $200 on disown DIS, the collective behind a variety of interruptive enterprises such as dismagazine, disown, and disimages has been appointed the curatorial panel of the 9th Berlin Biennale. While the 8th Biennale was curated by Juan A. Gaitán and focused on themes of post-colonialism, the selection of DIS for the next iteration marks a commitment by the... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20140803171230-0
Posted: 8/3/14
Chicago, Aug. 2014: Zachary Cahill is an interdisciplinary artist working in Chicago. He is a lecturer at the University of Chicago Department of Visual Arts and Coordinator of the Open Practice Committee. His work was recently included in the 8th Berlin Biennale, curated by Juan A. Gaitán; USSA 2012 Wellness Center: Snow, curated by Abigail Winograd at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; and the S... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20140320130240-aiyr5_for_joel
Posted: 3/20/14
Liliya Lifanova received her MFA from SAIC in 2010. Following that, she found herself asking a familiar question to many young artists: what next? Nurtured by the inclusive, critical and supportive, art-centered environment of graduate school, her first post-graduation initiative was a take on the practice of residencies. Called Artist in YOUR Residence, the purpose of the project was to explore concepts... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20140307151612-leonard_photo
Posted: 3/7/14
ArtSlant editors Natalie Hegert, Joel Kuennen, and Charlie Schultz met up at Agra, an Indian restaurant on Lexington Avenue, to discuss the opening of the 2014 Whitney Biennial, its surprises, best in show, and disappointments. They touch on trends and themes of scale, archives, lists, dongs, and objectness—parsing the line between artwork and artifact. Charlie Schultz: I guess I’ll start by... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20140214102048-img_6269
Posted: 2/14/14
In writing this review, Dear Reader, it has been difficult to retain a narrative thread. Each work at ONLY REAL, Public Works latest exhibition, seems to reference another work in the exhibition while simultaneously opening up further implications and complications in a seemingly endless cascade of elusive meaning, contributing to a feeling that each explication is about to collapse in on itself. This f... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20131203210000-rodolfo-diaz-cervantes
Posted: 12/3/13
Call him Omar. A bundle of kind energy dedicated to his curatorial craft, Omar Lopez-Chahoud guided UNTITLED. through its first iteration last year during Miami Art Week to a very successful conclusion. Much more than a white whale beached on the sands off Ocean Drive, the great white tent designed by Keenen/Riley Architects (K/R Architects), and redesigned this year by the same, promises to be as exhilarati... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20131124212909-20121004183631-4kang_corememory
Posted: 11/23/13
Robin Kang - First Place, ArtSlant Prize 2013 Robin Kang interrogates machinery. From her roots as a photographer (BFA) and through her MFA in printmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, it’s always been about how the machine affects the artwork produced and what exactly can be done within that process of translation: idea to object. Her latest projects involve two very diffe... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20131023223025-2934
Posted: 10/23/13
In 1968, the idea of Canadian Content was set down as law in the Broadcasting Act of Canada. It ensures that “each broadcasting undertaking shall make maximum use, and in no case less than predominant use, of Canadian creative and other resources in the creation and presentation of programming.” As Ryan Edwardson aptly points out in his book Canadian Content: Culture and the Quest for Nati... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20130919202846-tc73
Posted: 9/19/13
On August 21st, the New York Times published an article entitled, “For Art Dealers, a New Life on the Circuit.” In it, a great lament for the loss of the fat times when dealers had but to sit in their galleries and wait for buyers to walk through the door. Now, they must trot around the globe, hawking their wares like common international businessmen and businesswomen. Reeling back the sna... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20130910090256-blackmon70
Posted: 9/10/13
Chicago has doubled-down in September. The month of openings is now a full-on arts bacchanal. The nascent EXPO has proven itself a powerful nexus, pulling together the disparate art worlds of Chicago into a dense cloud of top-notch openings, performances, events and fairs – many scheduling their openings around the weekend of the 20th to coincide with an amassing of collectors. Yet many galle... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20130813193902-jim_gentry_2
Posted: 8/13/13
Jennifer and James Wallace, co-founders of nAscent Art New York, have made it their mission to champion emerging artists. Not only that, but they have made it their business. In 2007, nAscent Art began as a small auction house to represent emerging artists. Finding it difficult to drum-up buyers let alone a buyer for emerging artists’ works, they decided to employ a different tact in bringing... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20130728145812-screen_shot_2013-07-27_at_2
Posted: 7/28/13
San Francisco, Jul. 2013: Laura Hyunjhee Kim won ArtSlant’s first Award in New Media earlier this year and lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Kim is currently exhibiting at SoMArts, San Francisco and recently exhibited with popular French new-media gallery, SPAMM (Super Art Modern Museum). Blurring lines between performance and new media practices, Kim presents a mirrored personality, abso... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20130628080438-pope_car_2
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... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20130515182555-laura_kim
Posted: 5/15/13
On Friday, May 17th at ArtPadSF, tumblr is hosting the TUMBLR ARTS SUMMIT. Moderated by Annie Werner, the panel is meant to discuss tumblr as a platform for the arts. Kara Q. Smith of ArtSlant SF, Open Space and Art Practical; Aditya Julka, Co-founder of Paddle8; Jennifer Yin of the Asian Art Museum; Liz Glass of CCA Wattis Institute; Ken Harman of Spoke Art; artist Eric Dyer and I will be present on t... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20130319065105-tumblr_
Posted: 3/19/13
How we use images and information is changing, therefore, copyright is changing. The image has migrated away from an object of economic value towards one of heightened cultural capital. Social media has developed in such a way that sharing information has become synonymous with sharing images. Infinite copies of images act as citations to shared opinions and data points. Yet the image is not alwa... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20130305182438-img_3030_1
Posted: 3/5/13
Michael Zelehoski won the ArtSlant Prize in 2009, the first year the competition ran. Since, his career has only been gaining steam, having two solo shows a year and making the rounds of the fair circuit. I sat down with him in his home/studio in Beacon, NY as he readied his installation, WALL ART for Ethan Cohen Fine Arts’ booth at Volta. Joel Kuennen: Where were you at in your career when you wo... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20121211130929-danh_vo_photo_nils_klinger_43
Posted: 12/11/12
Chicago, Dec. 2012: Danh Vo, a Danish, Vietnamese-born artist living in Berlin, won the Guggenheim Foundation’s Hugo Boss Prize this year. His work combines a nuanced approach to relations existent within the conventions of the art world as well as the relationships that are developed with objects, both personal and foreign, in the negotiation of identity. In short, Vo’s ability to imbue otherwise munda... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20121206194320-photo_1
Posted: 12/6/12
Veronica Bruce - 1st Place, ArtSlant Prize 2012 I met Ms. Bruce in a studio that looks more like a construction site than an artist’s studio, in one of Chicago’s many industrial lofts. Her sculptures rose vertically from the wooden floor, dotting the space as piles of material rounded the interior. Bruce’s process is founded in her training as a painter but has since expanded off the wall and into... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20121204191102-makoto_saito___prayer__yellow__2011_2012___paul_kasmin_gallery_aaaaaaaaaaazkjy
Posted: 12/4/12
Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB) is the mother of American art fairs (you know this by now). Celebrating a decade this year, ABMB has, from the beginning, been a city-wide event. Every year, a new satellite fair/festival/happening/event is added to the already art-packed weekend and yet it seems Miami has an art tolerance on par with your average Baseler’s liver. ABMB became the destination par excell... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20121205211952-rhq_passingthrough2
Posted: 11/28/12
Susanne Ghez, Executive Director of the Renaissance Society, will step down in January after a prestigious career shepherding this Chicago institution known for its impeccable programming in contemporary art. Ms. Ghez took the helm of the Ren, as it’s affectionately called, in 1974 with a meager budget of $25,000 and built one of the country’s premier, non-collecting institutions with a current yea... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20121030095341-atterbury_thestudy-site
Posted: 10/30/12
Elizabeth Atterbury, a recent graduate of MassArt, began with a still life picture of a corner of her friend’s apartment in Portland. The Study began a research-like production that ultimately recalls Man Ray’s experiments with the picture plane (rather than process) through his invention of the rayogram, and in the end draws attention back to the work of photography as a representative analogue. Ph... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20121023105441-00
Posted: 10/23/12
Columbus, in a memorialized bold swish of the hips, stands confidently atop a dark, wooden coffee table, glaring off into the corner of a poshly decorated living room. The thirteen-foot tall statue finds an odd home as the axis of this imagined living space. Tatzu Nishi’s Discovering Columbus is this Japanese-born, Berlin-residing artist’s latest work. He has become well-known for his construction of li... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20121002133941-vo_1
Posted: 10/2/12
A familiar eye in luminescent, freshly hewn copper stares up from a wooden cradle against a backdrop of anthropomorphic lions ripped from the palace walls of Sargon II, an Assyrian king who ruled in the 7th century BCE. This is probably the most striking installment of Danh Vo’s We the People in Chicago—an indefinite project brought to Chicago as a collaboration between the Art Institute of Chicago and th... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20120919085506-courtesy_of_studio_gang_
Posted: 9/19/12
What makes EXPO CHICAGO different from the rest? Nicole Berry, Deputy Director of EXPO CHICAGO perhaps said it best towards the end of a chat we had on a sunny day outside a small café near the offices of EXPO in River North. “Hamza Walker said it in an article, ‘Chicago is having a moment,’ which is totally true… Chicago deserves an art fair, a serious art fair of the highest quality and we’re tr... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20120905092311-lostutter_garden
Posted: 9/5/12
It’s that time of month, Chicago. To say that every gallery in town is opening their doors this Friday is hardly an exaggeration. In light of this, I’d like to take a moment to do a quick preview of what we’re looking forward to this weekend and hopefully give some good cues as to where to head to get your fill of Trader Joe’s wine and chilled PBR’s, and perhaps, just perhaps, to catch a glimpse of s... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20120822161226-activated
Posted: 8/22/12
Green paint and gold gilt flake from ornamented porticos that overlook the stained floor and darkened stage of Thalia Hall – a century-old Czech Theater in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. Largely abandoned for the past two decades, this past weekend it was the site of an IRL, "in real life," experiment. DINCA Vision Quest 2012, according to the program, sought to “translate the dinca.org blog experience into a... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20120712180453-62_rw003_russell_west_______happy_hour_2__160x120cm
Posted: 7/12/12
The Hamptons buzz and hum in July. City-folk braving the three hour drive for a weekend respite from an overly ripe Big Apple head determinedly for surf and society. Part of the escapist appeal of the Hamptons lies in the art fairs; ArtHamptons (7/13-15), artMRKT Hamptons (7/19-22), and Art Southampton (7/26-30). These are small fairs; many galleries represented are appointment-only specialty venues. But the offerings are usually, and this... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20120531225526-mujica
Posted: 5/31/12
ArtSlant's Joel Kuennen decided to ask a few recent graduates from some of the top MFA programs in the US about their practice, what’s influencing them right now, and what the role of art is today. Here's what Jorge Mujica, from Yale University's MFA Painting Program, Amber Heaton from RISD's (Rhode Island School of Design) MFA Printmaking Program, and Dao Nguyen from SAIC's (School of the Art Institute... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20120516104903-ohhh
Posted: 5/16/12
On May 22, the Roy Lichtenstein Retrospective, an exhibit that’s been five years in the making, will open its doors. Expertly curated by Sheen Wagstaff and James Rondeau, this exhibit presents, a-chronically, thematic slices from Lichtenstein’s vast body of work; including Art History, Black and White, Mirrors, and War and Romance. It is the largest retrospective on the artist to date, with 160 pie... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20120306002738-nocturnal
Posted: 3/5/12
As I walked up the stairs into the darkened gallery of Alderman Exhibitions’ new loft space in an old warehouse on Randolph Street, I heard a long hissss and looked up to see a fuse burning in a shaky frame.  I had walked in on the screening of Long Fuse, 2012, by Robert Chase Heishman and Brendan Meara. I perched on the top step and watched the fuse burn over snow, ice, grass, wood, concrete and... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20120124014009-c2dc1dancers_jessica_tong_and_jason_hortin
Posted: 1/24/12
Bodies pull, collide and fall into unison. People hold hands watching as she takes her time, dancing for them all. A couple stares at each other, their eyes inches away, as an operatic crescendo climbs from the speakers above the stage. For some reason modern dance fell into the cliché for many people. But every time I see it, I watch with amazement as bodies contort to rhythms that seem unremarkabl... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20120110002642-20111114195353-6318724228_7b7c60714d
Posted: 1/10/12
I’m always filled with something bordering on dread when writing a best of list. Dread at the prospect of rereading old reviews, dread at trying to recall what all I saw and mostly the dread at attempting to reflexively judge work that has long disappeared from galleries and, usually, my head. But this year…this year was a good year. GLI.TC/H. Image via flickr user Ignotus the Mage    Firstl... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20111212181559-248_42_andy_warhol___empire
Posted: 12/12/11
If you looked up at the Aon building, the tallest skyscraper to the north of Millennium Park, between the 51st and 61st floors at any point from 6 PM and 2 AM last Friday,  you could see a faint image of the Empire State Building perched there, flickering like a votive candle. This was Andy Warhol’s eight-hour film, Empire. Curated by Matthew Witkovsky, the Chair of the Department of Photography at... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20111203131751-frost_monument_for_jean_genet
Posted: 12/5/11
This is probably the third Steven Frost show I’ve been to this year. "Exploding Faces, [Confining Spaces]" and "Splay" presented two very different forms of work—collages and performance, respectively. As his past work suggests, Frost’s background lies in the material, fabrics specifically. He brings the attention for detail necessary in fabric work to a very diverse and active sculpture practice that com... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20111127091555-rat_3
Posted: 11/27/11
Chicago, Nov. 2011 -  I sat down this past month for a drink with France Cadet, French artist who has been blurring the lines of the natural and the robotic for the past decade or so. Ms. Cadet was just this year brought on by the Art and Technology faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Previously, she had been volume and robotics professor at Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Proven... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20111114195353-6318724228_7b7c60714d
Posted: 11/14/11
A year ago, Chicago hosted the first GLI.TC/H conference. The second year was a four-day volley (Nov. 3-6); a full weekend of exhibitions, workshops, real-time performances and a symposium that are being followed by two days of events in Amsterdam (Nov. 12-13) and a Saturday in Birmingham, UK (Nov. 19). While this article focuses mainly on “GLI.TC/H 20111” in Chicago, an upcoming article for ArtSlant... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20111016075235-05---10
Posted: 10/31/11
When I came across the promotional images for this exhibition by young artist Sterling Lawrence, I must confess I wasn’t too enthused. Large format gradients, abstracted sculptural gestures, clean lines that lead to conceptual destinations within the hyperbaric chamber of the gallery. It was gallery art. Art made for a gallery. I just wasn’t feeling it… until I was in the gallery itself. Insta... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20110904170751-ussa_2012
Posted: 10/10/11
“Yeah USSA! Go Bears, Go!” Said artist, Zachary Cahill during his Artist’s Talk at threewalls last Thursday, the night that also coincidentally coincided with the beginning of Occupy Chicago. Both this exhibition and the gathering inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement find their origins as orphans. Ending its month-long run at threewalls this weekend, Zachary Cahill’s "USSA 2012: The Orphana... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20110905154825-snapshot_2011-09-05_17-36-28
Posted: 9/5/11
When walking into Discount Mega Mall, you have the feeling that you are entering an indoor flea market. And in fact you are. $20 jeans, tattoo and piercing booths, bling and engagement rings, Catholic bric-a-brac, car stereos with candy colored subwoofer booths are scattered amongst vacant 10’x10’ lots in long rows that circle in on each other. The shop owners all seem to lounge in their small store... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20110829181732-img_3150exitstrategy
Posted: 8/29/11
This past Friday saw the opening of “Splay,” curated by Marissa Perel, a performance artist and curator. Representing artists from around the world and comprised of installations and two performances (by Steven Frost and Syniva Whitney) “Splay” gestures towards contemporary standards of eroticism and the state of the erotic as a reflexive component in the construction of self. Perel hopes to “open up... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20110721201455-renovationcreep
Posted: 8/8/11
Antena (the Spanish spelling of “antenna”) is a project space run by Miguel Cortez of the now-defunct Polvo collective and magazine. Located in Pilsen, Antena has a history of presenting new and interesting work that has given it a reputation of excellent curation representative of young artists and emerging work at the intersection of genres most important to the contemporary moment. Mr. Cortez points... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20110629072158-01--6
Posted: 7/25/11
“Animality” is one of the rare occasions where academia meets the road, so to speak, as the theoretical map is put to use. In the spring of 2011, Zach Cahill, a lecturer with the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago and coordinator of the Open Practice Committee, taught a course entitled “Animality” as a survey of the issues surrounding the complicated and often problematic relationships b... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20110718190406-tumblr_lo4nzzfkbw1qf9bkdo1_500
Posted: 7/18/11
Last Saturday night, Kunsthalle New, a small storefront gallery in typical Pilsen fashion, opened their new show, “A Small Forest.” According to the exhibition description, “‘A Small Forest’ explores delicate landscapes developed and appropriated by [the] artist that have been found and manipulated with the space of the screen.” Meaning: the artists in this show are expressing aesthetics that are af... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20110528103622-russian-lynx-fur-coat-alixandre-furs-vintage-1988-ad_200584244737
Posted: 7/4/11
In a redeveloped loft, far out on Lake Street, past the Garfield Conservatory and amidst islands of empty lots and padlocked warehouses, a small group of artists run ADDS DONNA. This six-person collective shares studio spaces, runs reading groups and operates a gallery. Coming to an end July 10th, “HIDE” is a two-person show from Brooklyn-based artists Leeza Meksin and Yevgeniya Baras. Leeza Meks... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20110516194314-01__5
Posted: 6/20/11
Jasmine Justice sounds like a name given to the righteous fall of autocracies in the Middle East. However, Jasmine Justice is the real, and awesome, name of an American-born abstract expressionist painter currently living in Istanbul, Turkey. Ms. Justice’s  style, color palette and play with titles affix her to contemporary painting in the United States, yet the visual vivacity, visceral vibrancy th... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20110419192925-03___4
Posted: 5/23/11
“Good afternoon, there is art in both galleries and the men’s section is on the right,” said Alma Wieser, the “mother” of Heaven, with a smile as I came in. Run by Alma Wieser and Joe Jeffers, Heaven Gallery has been a staple of Milwaukee Avenue for over a decade now. Founded in 1997 in the Flat Iron Building, it found its way to its current location in 2000.  Heaven is known for having an open and free... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20110509154233-symptomsroxa2011
Posted: 5/9/11
This past weekend, “Symptoms Variable” opened at Roxaboxen Exhibitions, an apartment gallery in Pilsen. The culminating show for the Master of Art in Visual and Critical Studies program at School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), “Symptoms Variable” serves as a clear window into the enigmatic discipline of Visual Studies, a discipline I, by way of disclosure, also hold a degree in from the SA... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20110509163601-hubbard_street_dance_chicago_review-2
Posted: 5/9/11
On Tuesday, May 3, 2011, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Hubbard Street Dance Studio teamed up for their last performance in a week-long series of collaborations between the firmly established Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the young and inventive Hubbard Street. The program seemed like it was going to be a rather normal night. Scheduled were two sets by Vivaldi, a lovely and technically im... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20110411235757-ac201145667jpg
Posted: 5/2/11
This year at Art Chicago, a couple of London galleries showed up with some amazing, non-Damien Hirst work.   Chris Wood. Volute.   Leading the way was the Woolff Gallery, run by an energetic father-and-son duo. Woolff represents stunning master craft artists Marcus Egli, Chris Wood and Petr Weigl as well as the playful Cube Works, Russell West, Clay Sinclair and Joanne Tinker. Seen above, Egli cra... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20110307164648-postsmithson_small
Posted: 4/4/11
Tucked behind a duplex and overlooking a cornered courtyard is the West Town apartment gallery, Noble & Superior Projects. This month, they are presenting a show entitled "Post-Smithson," a parodic and periodic study by artists Isabelle Gougenheim, Emily Irvine, and Emilie Crewe.   Before the "post," there was Smithson. Robert Smithson is best known for his earthworks: monumental testaments to... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20110321143801-sexier_480w
Posted: 3/21/11
A slight woman in a white bridal dress and a man in a tux hand out perfume test strips from a card table in front of the door. I’m not sure why. There’s a crowd gathered around and the man is eagerly pushing the strips in people’s faces with an enormous smile. Little white strips litter the ground spreading out from the table, dispersed like a star burst. Sexier is not your average titillating erot... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20110321150924-hebru_1
Posted: 3/21/11
On 35th Street, west of the White Sox stadium and east of Bridgeport’s industrial wasteland, lies a four-story, 80,000 sq. ft. brick building housing studios, five gallery spaces, a café and a museum shop. Founded in 2003 by the Zhou Brothers, a pair of eccentric and self-proclaimed prodigious artists that settled in Chicago two decades ago, Zhou B Art Center has consistently interesting openings... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20110228141531-coldplaysonggenerator-screenshot22011
Posted: 2/28/11
Nick Briz (pronounced breeze) makes art according to the belief that copyright law as it currently exists is a violation of vital human expression. His artistic practice finds itself at the nexus of art and technology; within this intersection the artist produces interrogations and critical expositions of the digital everyday. Enemy, an apartment gallery devoted to aural delights (i.e.: sound artists) on... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20110205111213--3
Posted: 2/14/11
In the realm of the contemporary art gallery, it’s common to see uncommon work. This paradigm poses many problems for the critic not to mention the artist, problems that have been brewing for almost a century now. The modern focus on “the new” has churned out mountains of dispensable artifacts along with masterpieces, but fortunately “Exploding Faces (Confining Spaces)” at Robert Bills Contemporary... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20110131112029-fire-in-my-belly_525
Posted: 1/31/11
On November 30th, 2010, the art world recoiled as the news spread that the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG), under the orders of Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough, had succumbed to pressure from the Catholic League and Republican members of the House of Representatives to remove an artwork by David Wojnarowicz from the NPG’s exhibition “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in America... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20101117161402-001__11
Posted: 1/10/11
Candy. Lots and lots of brightly packaged eye candy in infinite planes, forcing comparisons across colored contrasts. McElheny is one of those artists who produces work that can be enjoyed without a background in art, but it’s fun to throw words at it too. Complex-simplicity seems to be his operating system. Light-refracting glass objects are placed in monotone cabinets like so many deco pill bot... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20101104184332-003--11
Posted: 1/3/11
Pulling from the Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MCA) own collection, curator Tricia Van Eck, with the help of Dominic Molon (a former curator at the MCA, now Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis), presents this season’s bread-and-butter exhibition. Running until May, “Without You I’m Nothing” addresses an issue that has defined art from the ‘60s onward: the viewer. What is the role o... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20101213122102-rbills
Posted: 12/13/10
On the east side of the Fulton Market area, a new gallery has popped up this year. Down some stairs, round a couple of corners, and through several halls, one finds Robert Bills Contemporary. Over the year, Robert Bills Contemporary has exhibited talented artists like Nathan Vernau, Lisa Nonken and Woohyun Shim. This show is no exception. Work spills out into the hall from this packed sugar c... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20101213125903-info_porn_1
Posted: 12/13/10
In a dark and smoky basement, a traveling-musician-clown character who has been looping Mongolian throat singing suddenly shouts from the stage “Thanks to Edmar for putting this on!” A phone rings and a 30-something man with longish brown hair and a Western-style shirt flashes across the front of the stage, the light of a phone pressed to his ear illuminating the side of his face, “And there he go... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20101129143801-interior_scroll
Posted: 11/29/10
As of November 29th, 2010, it has had 941,218 views and 15,964 comments and it’s an art video on YouTube. The other week, I was speaking to a friend over a drink. A graduate student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he mentioned that a fellow student’s performance documentation had gone viral on YouTube. Intrigued instantly, I asked what it was about. “A girl pees and lets... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20101004192606-urban-china-01-10
Posted: 11/29/10
Snuggled into the corner of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MCA) second floor is a fascinating exhibition, “Informal Cities” that focuses on methods of organizing information. In the modern West, the urban has been a critical site of theoretical and experimental thought throughout the last century, coming to a head with the iconic publication of La révolution urbaine by Henri Lefebvre i... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20100920195836-003__9
Posted: 11/8/10
Spitting and splattering spurts of vomit, ejaculate and glitter.  Steve Reinke, a Canadian-born artist who now works and lives in Chicago, is the subject of a wonderful exhibition at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Gallery 400. Centered on his collaborative work completed over the past few years, as well as an hour-long compilation of his new work, this exhibit, "The Tiny Ventri... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20101019034503-joelk2teshima-map
Posted: 10/19/10
Ever been to an eccentric billionaire art-lover’s island experiment? I hadn’t either and surprisingly, it was pretty cool. This past month, I found myself on a large ferry with about ten other people leaving the port of Okayama and heading to an island in the Inland Sea of Japan called Shodoshima, a member of the Setouchi Islands. It was an overcast day, like most other days that week. Rain came... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20100913153131-kaviguptagallery001188
Posted: 9/13/10
Gallery season is now officially in full swing as witnessed by the glut of art kids and young professionals that swarmed the West Loop Gallery district this past weekend. While I find these conditions annoying to say the least, it does at least give one confidence in a functioning art market. My assigned objective for the night was to scope out the Chris Johanson show at Kavi Gupta Gal... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20100913155640-snapshot_2010-09-13_17-54-35
Posted: 9/13/10
This past weekend Chicago hosted Sonar, an electronica festival that originated in Barcelona in 1994. Barcelona hosts the festival annually, but since 2002 the festival has manifested in various global cities: London, New York, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Seoul, Frankfurt, Tokyo, etc. Most recently, it appeared in Chicago with a smattering of up-and-coming superstars in the world of... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20100823121715-indestructible_youth_jpegs
Posted: 8/23/10
In a small back-alley garage, under the shadow of the Kennedy Expressway, a gallery exists, sometimes. Sometimes it’s the painting studio of Anna Kunz, Chicago artist and instructor at Colombia College. "Indestructible Youth," the fourth show put on by Ms. Kunz, was a compact, passionate and talent-filled display. Housing young artists from New York and Chicago with a decidedly graphic... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
20100823132547-don_pedro
Posted: 8/23/10
On the corner of North Avenue and Artesian Avenue, an eroding mural is painted onto the side of a three-story brick building. It depicts three crucifixions. On the left, Lolita Lebrón, “crucificada en vida,” (“crucified in life”) is the epitaph above her head. On the right, Rafael Cancel Miranda, with the same epitaph lying above his outstretched figure. Over the image of the man... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
Pop_reactions_600
Posted: 8/2/10
This past Wednesday, Zachary Kaplan curated a look at popular reactions to 9/11 at the fundamental Golden Age space in West Loop in a five-day exhibition run that ended on Sunday. Golden Age is mainly an artist-book store with unique and small edition prints from local artists. I arrived early to a small room and the curator and I began to chat about the significance of such a, well, significa... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
Soundvision_lg
Posted: 7/5/10
Pop-crackle­-sparkle. Fireworks take flight over the city, from the North to the South – sound and vision wed in the momentary act of an aesthetic explosion. It’s the Fourth of July and the city is rumbling around me as I sit and write this article. Down at the Art Institute of Chicago, however, things are quieter at their Sound & Vision exhibition in the Modern Wing, running from Jun... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
Msm1
Posted: 6/14/10
Walking down California Avenue, I see a red carpet stretched out like a lapping tongue from Mvsevm’s front door. A mylar flag, ,Vidi,, [sic] by Brookhart Jonquil, is suspended from the second story window of the gallery and flaps in the wind with the hard crinkle of metalized nylon. Up the cattywampus stairs to the second floor and through the door, the first thing I notice in the g... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c
Img_0360
Posted: 5/24/10
Roger Hiorns is a London-based artist who has been making waves and iridescent crystals across the pond for the last few years, most recently being shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2009 for his installation entitled SEIZURE. From submerging thistles, engines or entire rooms in a solution of copper sulfate, to pulverizing jet engines into fine dust, Hiorns' work exhibits an appro... Read-more-graphic-3b0e37e73c1426b2a5c5599da232620c