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STEPHANIE CRISTELLO IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEJANDRO CESARCO

Independent Curators International Curatorial Hub Thursday, January 18 | 6:30–8:00pm 401 Broadway, Suite 1620

 FREE and open to the public Join Editor-in-Chief of THE SEEN Stephanie Cristello as part of this interview with New York-based artist Alejandro Cesarco, in advance of their text being published in Issue 06 (Spring / Summer 2018) at the ICI Curatorial Hub. This conversation[…]

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ISSUE 05 // NOW LIVE

Under the Cover THE SEEN launches Issue 05 in print, featuring Bouchra Khalili on the cover to align with her inclusion in Singing Stones, the Palais de Tokyo’s first United States off-site exhibition at the Dusable Museum of African American History, with the Institut français. The issue also aligns with the Chicago Architectural Biennial and EXPO CHICAGO. The[…]

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ISSUE 04 // NOW LIVE

Under the Cover THE SEEN launches Issue 04 in print, featuring Astrid Klein on the cover to align with her two-person exhibition with Chicago-based B. Ingrid Olson at the Renaissance Society. The full-color, oversize journal will be produced as a limited-edition 7,000 count run available for distribution at multiple public locations throughout the city of Chicago, as well as select[…]

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CHICAGO ART CRITICS FORUM: SALON REVIEW

Friday, February 17, 2017 6:30 PM Panel Discussion 7:30 PM Cocktail Hour Mana Contemporary | 2233 S Throop St Chicago, IL 60608 THE SEEN and EXPO CHICAGO, in collaboration with Mana Contemporary, present the Chicago Art Critics Forum. In its fifth edition, Salon Review convenes a live panel of contemporary critics to discuss exhibitions currently[…]

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 online 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[…]

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MAC de Montréal // Eve Sussman: whiteonwhite

The highly stylized and meticulously crafted exhibition whiteonwhite begins before we even realize. In the hall that connects the three current exhibitions at the Musée l’Art Contemporain in Montréal hangs two color photographs. The photographs portray the same room—an office with a pristine desk, chairs, carpet, and wall map. In Jeff in Yuri’s Office, a[…]