Art Seen: Chicago


Announcing Issue 08 in Print

THE SEEN announces the Spring / Summer preview titles launching Issue 08 in print this April 2019, featuring a 10,000-count run available for distribution at multiple public locations throughout the city of Chicago, as well as select national and international distribution. With Staff Writers reporting from around the world, each issue of THE SEEN features in-depth writing on contemporary art, as well as highlight essays, artist profiles, reviews, and limited-edition contributions from top international artists.

The cover of Issue 08 features a detail of a work by Yinka Shonibare CBE entitled Diary of a Victorian Dandy: 11.00 hours (1998). The photography series follows Shonibare living a fictional life as an English aristocrat, elaborately calling to question the outside position of a colonized body within the context of a past and present England. The photograph appears in his show, A Tale of Today: Yinka Shonibare CBE at the Driehaus Museum.

Issue 08 will feature exclusive pieces and new commissions on the best in international contemporary art.

Preview Titles

Issue 08 // Letter from the Editor 
By Stephanie Cristello


Prisoner of Love // Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 
By Jameson Paige

Brick by Brick: Per Kirkeby // Kunsthalle Krems
By Ezara Spangl

Stateless: Views of Global Migration // Museum of Contemporary Photography
By Noah Hanna

Oscar Tuazon: Water School // MSU Broad
By Gabrielle Welsh

Forgotten Forms: Edra Soto and Yhelena Hall // Chicago Cultural Center
By Susan Snodgrass

Special Edition Insert

Under the Cover of Night: Kleine Welt // Part II
By Dieter Roelstraete

Eduardo Terrazas // MEXICO 1968
By Stephanie Cristello


On the Cover
Colonial Consumption: Yinka Shonibare CBE // Driehaus Museum
By Joel Kuennen

Brain Trust: Performing Biodata // Jason J. Snell
By Patrick J. Reed

Collapse: Joan Morey // Profile of the Artist
By Latitudes (Mariana Cánepa Luna & Max Andrews)

Viewing Conflict Photography // Don McCullin: Changes in Looking
By William Davie

The Weight of a Political Line: Art and Comics // Yvan Alagbé, Jessica Campbell, and Edie Fake
By Caroline Picard

Through Smoke and Across Dissent: Power Plays with Perfumery // Aleesa Cohene, Sands Murray-Wassink, and Clara Ursitti
By Matt Morris


Laurie Simmons: Big Camera, Little Camera // Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
By Natalie Hegert

The Psychology of Painting: Dexter Dalwood // Profile of the Artist 
By Alfredo Cramerotti

An Emotional State of Mind — Hyon Gyon: Parasol Unit // Profile of the Artist
By Kostas Prapoglou

The Panoptic Loop // In Conversation with Anna Martine Whitehead
By Mary L. Coyne

Tobias Kaspar // Profile of the Artist
By Carter Mull and Laura Dennis

Issue 08 will be released in print and online the week of April 15.

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