Britt Julious

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I remember being the only person in the screening room at the Block Museum as I watched (2013), the first piece that greeted me at the entrance of the exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. The animation looped almost two complete times before anyone else joined me in the room. During the first loop, I squinted at the image until I realized that the beautiful head from which these living-locks or tentacles were growing, the head attached to this swelling, insatiable creature’s body was... [more]
Grayson Perry, Turner Prize winning potter, weaver, draftsman, and Brit wrote a poignant essay on the "Default Man" last week for The New Statesman. While he applied his critique of embedded privilege to England alone, this concept most definitely exists internationally and particularly, in Western cultures where white, straight, middle-class males are the dominant, benevolent rulers. This, like any other western nation, is a country of the Default Man. The Default Man—white, middle-class,... [more]
Images by Britt Julious. For perhaps the first time ever, EXPO Chicago felt like a "place to be" and a "thing to do." This writer was quite shocked to find the aisles overrun not just with budding art enthusiasts and art school kids finding themselves in the works, but with everyone else. You know, the people we neglect to consider when measuring the success of an art fair. These aren't the big spenders and thank goodness. It's always refreshing to be around the folks who don't think of art... [more]
The Morgan Green Line stop facing West. Images by Britt Julious. Outside of the School of the Art Institute's Sullivan Galleries, I ran into Mia DiMeo, one of the publicists for EXPO CHICAGO. I told her about this column and the changes I noticed in EXPO CHICAGO last night for the Vernissage. The most noticeable change, of course, was the fact that people seemed at ease. On the second night of the EXPO CHICAGO experience for Art After Dark, that feeling was again recognizable.   Mickalene... [more]
    At Marc Foxx Gallery, photo by Britt Julious.   For the first year, it was fitting for EXPO CHICAGO to take place at Navy Pier, land of cheap concessions and carnival-like rides. Vernissage, the opening night party, slightly reeked of stale popcorn thanks to Skinny Pop popcorn bags strewn across abandoned break tables and popcorn kernels littering the pristine carpeted grounds anchoring each fair booth. It was a fitting tribute to the location and the spirit of the fair as it... [more]
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