Friday, Terri is speaking at the Evanston Art Center with the always interesting Derek Guthrie!!! Then, the next day, this guy (Duncan MacKenzie) will be killing it with Lori Waxman, James Yood, and Lane Relyea over at the CAC. Strangely, We are all talking criticism. Terri and crew will talk about the current role of criticism. We will talk about what it means to you and why you should care!
Please see the attached listings…
Terri and Crew – Questioning the Art World of Today
Friday January 20th at 6:30pm
Since its founding in 1929, the Evanston Art Center has provided a forum for the discussion and debate of contemporary art issues. This evening we invite you to join our panelists for a dialogue about the art of our time as it relates to current trends in the market and academia.Â Topics brought to the table will include:
- Has the art market become the ultimate critic?
- HasÂ boosterism replacing thinking?
- Has art academia retreated into its own bubble?
- What is the role and relevance of art criticism?
- Have museums lost their authority?
Panelists will include:Â Derek Guthrie (co-founding editor ofÂ The New Art Examiner),Â TerriÂ Griffith(an editor ofÂ The Essential New Art Examiner),Â Diane Thodos (artist and art critic),Â Andrew Falkowski (art instructor at SAIC & Northwestern University), and others.
This program is free for all.
If you’re interested in taking part in further discussion about this topic, visit Northern Illinois Art Museum atÂ http://www.niu.edu/
Duncan and Friends – De-mystifyingÂ the Art Critic
January 21, 2012, 1-3pm
Chicago Artistsâ€™ Coalition, 217 North Carpenter, Chicago, IL 60607â€”312.491.8888
De-mystifyingÂ the ArtÂ CriticÂ surfaced out of a conversation with contemporary, emerging Chicago artists and intends to define the current climate of art criticism and break down the relationship between artist and art critic. Representing local and international, print and web-based publications, this dynamic panel featuringÂ Duncan MacKenzieÂ ,Â Lane Relyea, Â Lori Waxman,Â andÂ JamesÂ Yood;Â and moderated by BOLT artist-in- residenceÂ Stacia Yeapanis,Â will speak to both the theoretical and practical considerations of art criticism for both art writers and artists.
LaneÂ Relyea is Associate Professor and Chair of the department of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University and also editor-designate ofÂ Art JournalÂ (for a three-year term beginning July 2012). His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous magazines includingÂ Artforum,Â Afterall,Â
JamesÂ YoodÂ teaches contemporary art history and criticism at the School ofÂ theÂ Art Institute of Chicago, where he is Director of the New Arts Journalism program and Visiting Professor in theDepartmentÂ of Art History, Theory and Criticism. Â Active as an art critic andÂ essayistÂ on contemporary art, he has been Chicago correspondent to Artforum and writes regularly for GLASS magazine, American Craft, art ltd., and Aperture.
Duncan MacKenzie is a multi-platform Artist, Critic, founding memberÂ and Producer of Bad at Sports Podcast. Bad At Sports is aÂ Chicago-based, weekly podcast about contemporary art. Founded in 2005,Â the series focuses on presenting the practices of artists, curators,Â critics, dealers and various other arts professionals through anÂ online audio format.
Lori Waxman is a Chicago-based critic and art historian. Her reviews and articles have been published in the Chicago Tribune, Artforum,Â Artforum.com, Modern Painters, Gastronomica, Parkett, Tema Celeste, as well as the sadly defunct Parachute, New Art Examiner, and FGA. LoriÂ is an instructor in the Art History and Criticism department of at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Humans. Our friends at ACRE lent us a radio station so we could play “Pirates” in Miami. It only seems right that we thank them by reminding you that their funding auction is happening this Friday night at Heaven Gallery! Let get out there and show them the love.
Full IMAGE SET on Flickr
To that end I have pulled a sort of random set of images from their auction catalog and reposted their text below.
Howdy Cowboys & Cowgirls!
ACREÂ invites you to join us for an escape to the Country onÂ December 9thÂ atÂ Heaven Gallery! Shine up your spurs, polish your boots and pick out your best plaid for a night of art, music and dancing! The night will feature aÂ silent and live auctionÂ hosted by Brandon Alvendia and Lil’ Elote. Get into the country-spirit and whet your whistle at theopen barÂ stocked with a selection of Lagunitas beers, wine and hard cider and compete for a special prize in the edibleÂ cornucopia eating contest. Swing your pardner along to the sounds ofÂ The Golden Horse Ranch Band, warm-up to the sweet murder ballads ofÂ Eileen, and cut a rug whenÂ Chances DancesÂ break out their country dance tunes. Be sure to dress in your country finest and get your one-of-a-kindÂ live portraitÂ by anÂ ACREÂ resident.Â ACREÂ is raising funds for it’s Exhibitions program and 2012 Residency Program.Â ACREÂ is dedicated to providing support to emerging artists and fostering an ever expanding community of cultural producers.
Bid on new art works by Chicago artists andÂ ACREÂ alumni in both a silent and live auction! Featuring work by Adam Grossi, Alex Chitty, Alyse Ronayne, Aron Gent, Ben Driggs, Brandon Anschultz, Bryan Lear, Caitlin Arnold, Caroline Picard, Chris Meerdo, Dan Bradica, Daniel Shea, Jacob Chris Hammes, Jan Tichy, Jennifer Ray, Jeremy Bolen, Jessica Taylor Caponigro, Julia Klein, Kelly Kaczynski, Kristina Paabus, Laurie Palmer, Leo Kaplan, Matt Austin, Michelle Grabner, Olivia Valentine, Steve Reinke, Tara Hilss, Thad Kellstadt, Todd Diederich, Young Joon Kwak, Zak Arctander, and more! The silent auction will end and live auction will begin at 9:30. Cash, check and most major credit cards are accepted. Art work will be available to be taken home that night.
LIVE PORTRAIT DRAWING
Get a unique portrait solo or with a friend by a talented emerging artist. Participating artists include Betsy Odom, Caroline Carlsmith, Carson Fisk-Vittori, Chiara Keeling-Gonzalez, Lauren Beck, Leo Kaplan, Liz McCarthy, Michael Hunter, Michael Kloss, Nick Wylie, Ron Ewert, and Virginia Aberle.
CORNUCOPIA EATING CONTEST
Contestants compete in teams of two to gobble the most produce, chocolate and other goodies spilling out of five large cornucopias. TheÂ cornucopiasÂ are fair game too- they’re made of bread! Prizes will be awarded for total amount of food eaten, and crowd pleasing-est groups.
ACREÂ (Artistsâ€™ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions)Â is a volunteer-run non-profit based in Chicago devoted to employing various systems of support for emerging artists and to creating a regenerating community of cultural producers.Â ACREÂ investigates and institutes models designed to help artists develop, present, and discuss their practices by providing forums for idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects. Each year,ACREÂ conducts a summer residency program in rural Steuben, Wisconsin, bringing together over 100 artists, musicians, and thinkers to make and discuss their work. Back in Chicago,ACREÂ provides opportunities for all of its residents to exhibit at eitherÂ ACREProjects, a storefront gallery in Pilsen, or one of over 10 partner spaces.
More information aboutÂ ACREÂ can be found atÂ acreresidency.org.
Heaven GalleryÂ is a non-profit gallery and multi-disciplinary artsÂ space in Chicagoâ€™s Wicker Park neighborhood that encourages, mentors,Â and presents new and emerging artists, musicians, and filmmakers to audiencesÂ throughout Chicagoland and beyond. In order to encourage submissions from theÂ widest diversity of artists, regardless of their financial situation, HeavenÂ Gallery widely promotes our open proposal process, and does not charge submissionÂ or exhibition fees. All of our programs are open to the public.
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Universe. It is only 2 more days till we open up in Miami Beach in the mighty Ox-Bow Cabin.
Are you ready?
We will be..
1. We are going to be in Miami.
2. We are going to make 48 hours of Bad at Sports in one weekend.
3. We are going to do that by broadcasting “pirate style” from a cabin at the middle of NADA.
5. Our Ox-Bow cabin is in fact an entirelyÂ separateÂ piece of art byÂ Jonas Sebura and Alex Gartelmann.
6. We have a limited amount of kick ass t-shirts which will be available for purchase.
7. YES â€“ THIS MEANS FOR FOUR DAYS YOU CAN LISTEN TO US ALL THE FUCKING TIME. This could change your life.
8. Richard has promised to dress like a pirate.
That is all.
Here we are at the end of this cycle of the Social Practice (SoPra) interviews from Open Engagement 2011 and just in time we received this posting from the magical land of Portland…
is an international conferenceÂ that sets out to explore various perspectives onÂ art and social practice and expand the dialogueÂ around socially engaged art making. The OpenÂ Engagement conference is an initiative of PortlandÂ State Universityâ€™s Art and Social Practice MFAÂ concentration. Directed and founded byÂ JenÂ Delos ReyesÂ and planned in conjunction withÂ Harrell FletcherÂ and the Art and Social PracticeÂ students, this yearâ€™s conference features keynoteÂ presentersÂ Tania Bruguera,Â Shannon Jackson, andÂ Paul Ramirez Jonas. The work by these artists andÂ scholars touchÂ on subjects including politics,Â economies, education, and representation.
Through conversations, presentations, workshops, interviews, open reflections, andÂ related projects created for or presentedÂ at the conference, we will be investigating,Â questioning, celebrating, and challenging theÂ current state of art and social practice. ThisÂ conference is a site where an intergenerationalÂ exchange can occur between emerging artists andÂ established artists. This is also a site whereÂ transdisiplinary conversation is possible.
You are invited toÂ contributeÂ to OPEN ENGAGEMENT:Â Art and Social Practice by submitting yourÂ proposals for projects, performances, tours,Â interventions, presentations, or panel ideasÂ (other formats are also welcomed).
We are organizing thematic groupings throughoutÂ the conference, so if applicable markÂ your submission under one of the followingÂ categories:Â Politics
SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 3, 2012.
GO TOÂ WWW.OPENENGAGEMENT.INFOÂ TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FORM.
is a free conference that willÂ take placeÂ May 18-20, 2012, in Portland, Oregon.
Contributors are not asked to pay a registrationÂ fee and the public will not be charged to attend. Â Contributors to the event will be supported in theÂ following ways: participants from out of town willÂ be housed in Portland homes, select meals duringÂ the conference will be provided emphasizingÂ community dining, and a variety of transportationÂ will be provided drawing on Portlandâ€™s bike cultureÂ and public transportation.