This week we check in with Naima Keith and Ian Weaver…
Naima Keith Deputy Director of Exhibits and Programs at the California African American Museum and Chicago Art rocker and roller Ian Weaver join the show to talk about the Artadia Granting program, (COOK COUNTY – YOUR ARTADIA APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON THE FIRST OF JUNE,) Museum Challenges, tindering artists, programing at CAAM, Pilsen and the Little Village, inventing histories for communities which have suffered erasure, the Black Knight Archive, and how facing the past helps us find the future.
The T is rich this week with a bizarre and public fight on Facebook between two prominent Chicago Art worlders, the South Side Weekly digs deep into Theaster Gate’s Rebuild Foundation, and the Chicago Torture Justice Center Opens today!
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Paul Hopkin drops by to talk about surviving your art world, running a gallery and cultural enterprise, and what it is like to be late. Jason Dunda pinch hits while wait for Paul and talks about PAINTING. He also mentions support he has received from the Canada Council. We all take a moment to remember Vito Acconci and his seminal work: Seed Bed.
From her site “My practice is an auto-ethnographical investigation of my life in pursuit of understanding contemporary American culture. My practice is about calling attention to the constructs of American success and the emotional investments we place in possessions and entertainment to create individuality. Or, in not art speak, I am interested in why we eat too much, spend too much, and cry at reality television.”