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ISSUE 01 // PREVIEW TITLES

  Under the Cover. THE SEEN announces the Fall Preview Titles launching Issue 01 in print this September. The full-color, oversize journal will be produced as a limited-edition 5,000 count run available for distribution at EXPO CHICAGO, September 17–20, 2015, and select outlets. With Staff Writers reporting from around the world, each issue of THE[…]

PRIVATE DREAM // RICHARD GRAY GALLERY

THE SEEN Staff Last night, Spanish artist Jaume Plensa attended the opening for his solo exhibition, Private Dream at Richard Gray Gallery, presenting new sculptures. Join him Monday, June 16 at 6pm at the Art Institute of Chicago for a free public lecture on his extensive body of artwork in public spaces around the world,[…]

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/DIALOGUES SUMMER SERIES 2014

THE SEEN Staff Locust Roundtables EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, announces the summer series for /Dialogues in anticipation of the third edition of the fair, September 18–21, 2014. Presented with support by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, /Dialogues offers year-round panel discussions, conversations, and provocative artistic discourse[…]

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THE MYTH OF PARTICIPATION // CAA 2014

by Tara Plath The College Art Association’s Friday morning panel, The Myth of Participation and the Growing Realities of Critical Exchange, brought together artists, scholars, and educators to evaluate the relationship between artist and audience, and the importance of site and objects in participatory art practices. The speakers did not achieve a debunking or confirming[…]

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  Published monthly, each issue of THE SEEN features in-depth writing on contemporary art, as well as highlight essays, artist profiles, and reviews.      

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WOMEN WEED & WEATHER // CARSON FISK-VITTORI

by MK Meador & Stephanie Cristello For her first solo exhibition at Carrie Secrist, Carson Fisk-Vittori has assembled a sharp collection of photographs – arrangements of ultra-faux still lives, as well as groups of combines, ready-mades, and assembled sculptures evocative of tableaus. The compositions within the work feature found objects within the context of product[…]

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YANN POCREAU // THE DARLING FOUNDRY

by Tina Gelsomini “It is alive, that is what I like about this piece,” Yann Pocreau gestures over his shoulder to monumental Cathédrale, the largest of his three works currently wrapping up a two-month run at the Darling Foundry under the exhibition Projections. The result of Pocreau’s original idea for the exhibition, Cathédrale is a[…]

UICA GRAND RAPIDS // INTERVIEW WITH ALEXANDER PASCHKA

by Alexandra Kadlec The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan is no stranger to change. Founded in 1977 by a group of local artists, to date the nonprofit has been housed in five different spaces, expanded beyond the visual arts to include literature, music, drama, dance, and film programming, and, in[…]