Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Some myths are absorbed through tradition, and others are ascertained by feeling through how to describe the structures and subjects of our times. The tactic of mythology, as a form to describe broader experience, acts as a primer for many of the pieces included in Issue 07 of THE SEEN, whose newly commissioned texts explore[…]

ANNA SHTEYNSHLEYGER // TRIUMPH GALLERY

In Conversation with Ruslana Lichtzier and Ryan Coffey Anna Shteynshleyger spent most of her life and in and out of institutions. One day, after a weekly therapy session, she found herself wandering through the halls of 26 Court, a downtown Brooklyn building she had often visited. That day, following the office’s doors that lined the[…]

JEFF PROKASH // TRIUMPH GALLERY

In Conversation with Ruslana Lichtzier and Ryan Coffey   Jeff Prokash’s ongoing research project, Objects for a Production in Eleven Acts, examines the resonant nature of objects and spaces as they operate within a singular information system. With each new exhibition, the set objects—which range from FBI files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act,[…]

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[…]

ISSUE 02 // PREVIEW TITLES

Under the Cover. THE SEEN announces the Spring / Summer Preview Titles launching Issue 02 in print this April. The full-color, oversize journal will be produced as a limited-edition 5,000 count run available for distribution at multiple public locations throughout the city of Chicago. With Staff Writers reporting from around the world, each issue of THE SEEN features in-depth[…]

NEXO/NEXUS | DEPAUL ART MUSEUM

by Hiba Ali For people of color, the existence of communities is framed within the Western political framework as perpetually “new” — as though to presuppose a previously absent history. Nexo/Nexus: Latin American Connections in the Midwest, currently on view at the DePaul Art Museum, contravenes and corrects this narrow socio-political assessment. The works featureed[…]

DRUNKEN GEOMETRY // DEVENING PROJECTS + EDITIONS

by Ruslana Lichtzier Language is itself a corrupted medium—to think with, and to write about art. While art can reach singularity, in that it can stand by itself, denoting nothing other than itself, language is unbearably caught in the referential; it is a net of the world as it is (which also hints upon why[…]

HELSINGISTÄ // WESTERN EXHIBITIONS

by Hiba Ali Helsingistä, the title of the exhibition currently on view at Western Exhibitions, means to be from Helsinki. The title anchors the geographical coordinates for the artists, Ari Pelkonen and Valpuri Kylmänen. Versed in the techniques of lithography and woodcut printing, Pelkonen and Kylmänen, have been working alongside each other ever since they met[…]

PIER REVIEW // EXPO CHICAGO

THE SEEN Staff & Friends Produced in collaboration with THE SEEN, Chicago’s International Online Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, ArtSlant, the #1 Contemporary Art Network, and Bad at Sports, Contemporary Art Talk, the daily publication printed during Chicago’s largest international event of the fall season. The official paper of EXPO CHICAGO, Pier Review was[…]

NELLY AGASSI // DVIR GALLERY

by Sarah Peguine On Control and Creation For those familiar with Nelly Agassi’s work, her current solo exhibition at Dvir Gallery in Tel Aviv might seem surprising and destabilizing at first. Indeed, the exhibition marks a turning point in Agassi’s direction, usually known for her delicate fabric drawings, large-scale installations, and performances and video art[…]

PROFILE OF THE ARTIST // IAN WEAVER

by Gregory Maher Nostalgia, A Darker Saccharine Nostalgia—the kind that is intimately sewn into the patches of a family quilt—is the force that drives Ian Weaver’s work, and his current exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA). The gallery, “like a Kunsthalle,” is white-walled and nondescript, the perfect space to spotlight Weaver’s iconic[…]

TROY BRIGGS // OR GALLERY, BERLIN

by Ann Meisinger Sending and Seeing The description for shutter shudder ep.1 begins by telling the reader that Chicago artist Troy Briggs has placed a light bulb somewhere in Berlin, and that the bulb is listening. Wherever the bulb is installed (its location is never disclosed) it is connected to a website where anyone, anywhere[…]

PRENTICE WINDOWS // JEFF PROKASH PART III

by Joshua Michael Demaree In 2013, when architect Betrand Goldberg’s infamous Prentice Women’s Hospital began to be demolished, the artist and cultural communities of Chicago that had fought to save the Brutalist tower, looked on in dismay. Chicago-based artist, Jeff Prokash, had a different reaction: rather than see the building as lost, he imagined what[…]

PRENTICE WINDOWS // JEFF PROKASH PART II

by Joshua Michael Demaree – Read Pt I here – Earlier this year, Chicago-based artist Jeff Prokash — beyond all expectations — was fortunate enough to become the owner of three iconic elliptical windows from famed architect Betrand Goldberg’s Prentice Women’s Hopsital in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. The Brutalist tower, after a long and ill-fated fight[…]

PRENTICE WINDOWS // JEFF PROKASH PART I

By Joshua Michael Demaree When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those[…]