Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

Spotlight: Chicago Artist Writers

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we regularly read and love. Wrapping up our week with Chicago Artist Writers, today we bring you the second part of a review of “2nd Floor Rear,” Chicago’s DIY festival of art in alternative spaces. In Part 2, artist George Olken discusses various projects in the festival and the ways in which performers sought to[…..]

Spotlight: Chicago Artist Writers

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we admire, and this week we’re reading Chicago Artist Writers. Today and tomorrow we’re looking at a two-part review of 2nd Floor Rear, Chicago’s DIY festival of art in alternative spaces. In Part 1, artist Brit Barton discusses the various projects taking place across a sprawling parade route of performances, which brought up issues of gentrification,[…..]

Spotlight: Chicago Artist Writers

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Continuing our week highlighting the work of Chicago Artist Writers, today we bring you an extensive interview with artist and author David Robbins. In his books High Entertainment (2009) and Concrete Comedy: An Alternative History of Twentieth-Century Comedy (2011), Robbins reimagines the role of the artist in pop culture. In this conversation with Dan Gunn, Robbins focuses on President Trump’s rhetoric, capitalism, professional wrestling, Andy Kaufman,[…..]

Spotlight: Chicago Artist Writers

Dan Graham, Pavilion/Sculpture for Argonne (detail), 1982; Photograph by the writer, 2015

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some of the commendable arts publications that we regularly read, and this week we’re spending some time with Chicago Artist Writers. In “The Geese at Argonne: On Dan Graham’s Pavilion/Sculpture for Argonne,” artist and writer Yuri Stone discusses a road trip to visit a forgotten Dan Graham sculpture on the campus of the Argonne National Laboratory outside of[…..]

Spotlight: Chicago Artist Writers

William Dawson. Collected Figures, c. 1970.

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we regularly read and love, and this week we’re focusing our attention on the work of Chicago Artist Writers. In this interview with Dan Gunn, artist and curator Faheem Majeed discusses his exhibition Post Black Folk Art in America 1930–1980–2016, a reflection on the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s groundbreaking 1982 exhibition Black Folk Art in America 1930–1980. Majeed[…..]

From the Archives — Memoria (Memory): Bibiana Suárez at Hyde Park Art Center

(L t R): Bibiana Suárez. Aves raras (mexicanos) no. 1 / Strange Birds (Mexicans) no. 1, 2005-2011; archival inkjet print on aluminum panel (map courtesy of the University of Chicago’s Special Collections); 24 x 24 in.  Bibiana Suárez. Aves raras (mexicanos) no. 2 / Strange Birds (Mexicans) no. 2, 2005-2011; archival inkjet print (map courtesy of the University of Chicago’s Special Collections); 24 x 24 in.

Looking back to another election year, in 2012 author Randall Miller noted, “The language surrounding immigration, espoused by the [GOP] candidates as well as other jingoist hardliners, has become so vitriolic and so reduced that hyperbole strategically crowds out any sober dialogue that addresses the complexity of the issue.” In the face of those who advocate overtly prejudiced perspectives, today from our archives we bring you[…..]

Summer Session – Sofia Leiby: The Drama of Leisure at Devening Projects

Sophia Leiby. Untitled, 2013; mixed media on canvas, 22 x 18 in. Courtesy of the Artist and Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago.

For the first part of our Summer Session, we’re thinking about labor, and today we’re also considering its opposite—leisure. Steve Ruiz’s review of Sofia Leiby’s most recent show at Devening Projects + Editions considers the artist’s time: “With so much else in an artist’s life productively structured, purposefully performed, and in general feeling like work, what could be more radical than insisting that the center of an[…..]