Posts Tagged ‘The Seen’

Chicago Art Critics Forum

Saturday, November 21, 12:00–3:00pm Kavi Gupta | 219 N. Elizabeth Street Chicago, IL 60607 THE SEEN and EXPO CHICAGO, in collaboration with editions | Kavi Gupta, present the Chicago Art Critics Forum, convening writers living and working in the city to discuss current issues, topics on contemporary criticism, and encourage attending writers to network and[…]

MUSEUM OF ARTS & DESIGN // INTERVIEW WITH SHANNON STRATTON

In Conversation with Tara Plath Shannon Stratton is the William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York.  Prior to her posting, Stratton was the Executive Director for Threewalls, a non-profit organization in Chicago, where she still sits on the Executive Board (see: Jeffreen M. Hayes appointed at[…]

ASSISTED // KAVI GUPTA GALLERY

by Stephanie Cristello Curated by and including work of artist Jessica Stockholder, whose exhibition Door Hinges is concurrently on view in the lower galleries of Kavi Gupta’s Elizabeth Street location, ASSISTED features sixteen artists, and could easily be a visual essay on form and object-hood. Here, the group exhibition format is approached as a work in and of itself,[…]

MATHIAS POLEDNA // THE RENAISSANCE SOCIETY

by Ruslana Lichtzier A Ballad of Wasted Time Notes on Mathias Poledna, coupled with some peripheral questions about the meaning of art. The Renaissance Society is currently exhibiting work by LA-based artist Mathias Poledna with a two-component exhibition: a 6:40 min color film, entitled Substance, and a spatial architectural intervention. The film portrays a Rolex[…]

DAVID WEISS // SWISS INSTITUTE

by Tara Plath Something Sinister The collection of works on paper by Swiss artist David Weiss, most prominently known as half of the collaboration Fischili/Weiss, grant the viewer fresh insight into the artist’s process and interests. Where Fischili and Weiss’ more popular work together rests on odd-ball conceptualism and often playful compositions of found material in[…]

PROFILE OF THE ARTIST // MONA HATOUM

by Hiba Ali Socio-political events are mass corporeal engagements in which conflicts and outbreaks carry the potential to destabilize nations. In these circumstances, the environment is no longer in stasis. Political upheaval renders society’s inhabitants in a predicament of perpetual longing for an affect of normalcy that once existed. Mona Hatoum’s installations draw out the[…]

PROFILE OF THE COLLECTOR // RYAN KORTMAN

by Alexandra Kadlec A few weeks out from his debut exhibition at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, and Ryan Kortman is feeling a little more vulnerable than anticipated. The sensation is akin to what a novelist feels on the eve of her book’s publication, what an artist experiences before his gallery opening—whether for the[…]

Pier Review // Issue 03

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Pier Review // Issue 02

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PIER REVIEW // ISSUE 01

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WRITING INTERNATIONALLY // EXPERIENCING EXHIBITIONS ONLINE

A Panel Discussion Organized by THE SEEN Publishing platforms are changing – the transition from print into online is more rapid now than ever. THE SEEN, Chicago’s International Online Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, features in-depth global coverage of exhibitions, artists, and events. An independent editorial affiliate of EXPO CHICAGO, the publication is the[…]