Cody Critcheloe, still from BOY, 2009, Video (color, sound). From the exhibition Heartland at The Smart Museum of Art.

Cody Critcheloe, still from BOY, 2009, Video (color, sound). From the exhibition Heartland at The Smart Museum of Art.

This week’s this and that…

*Threewalls and The Green Lantern Press publish The Artists Run Chicago Digest, which complements the exhibition that was on view at the Hyde Park Art Center last summer. Release party: October 30th, 2009.

*Donald Young one of 65 gallerists not returning to Art Basel Miami this year. However Rhona Hoffman Gallery will be back for the Fair’s 2009 installment.

*Anchor Graphics giving away free prints at the opening of its Return to Printlandia exhibition tomorrow night (Thursday October 1st) from 5-8pm. (via Chicago Reader).

*MOCA’s in Turnaround: The L.A. Museum has raised $60 million since last December, putting it on path to recovery.

*Roberta Smith on the new trend of artists-as-models (in this case, for J. Crew’s lastest catalogue).

*Outsider(ish) art hits the iPhone with new Daniel Johnston video game app; too bad Johnston himself has no idea what an iPhone is.

*Bike Rides: The Exhibition: New exhibition at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum “explores the growing relevance of bicycles in contemporary art and culture;” musician/bicycle enthusiast David Byrne is an adviser to the exhibition (Via Artipedia).

*Art School: Propositions for the 21st Century just issued by MIT Press. (Via Groundswell).

*What’s the matter with Frank Lloyd Wright’s 100 year old Unity Temple in Oak Park, IL? Turns out, a lot.

*Phong Bui interviews Agnes Gund for The Brooklyn Rail.

*New online art mag: James Wagner and Barry Hoggard launch Idiom, “an online publication of urban artistic practice.”

*Rant of the Week (technically it was last week, but I’m behind on the news): Charlie Finch on Dave Hickey’s “The Good Ennui” lecture at the SVA. Watch Hickey’s lecture on YouTube here (it was posted, yanked, and now it’s back up again).

Claudine Isé

Claudine Isé has worked in the field of contemporary art as a writer and curator for the past decade, and currently serves as the Editor of the Art21 Blog. Claudine regularly writes for Artforum.com and Chicago magazine, and has also worked as an art critic for the Los Angeles Times. Before moving to Chicago in 2008, she worked at the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH as associate curator of exhibitions, and at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles as assistant curator of contemporary art, where she curated a number of Hammer Projects. She has Ph.D. in Film, Literature and Culture from the University of Southern California.