Ben Street on Curating

Check out Ben Street’s thoughtful and timely essay on curatorial practice of the institutional kind posted today on the Art 21 blog. Best line: “…(G)reat curatorship hides itself, or, put another way, the first rule of curating is you don’t...
Small Is (Usually) Good

Small Is (Usually) Good

CROSS-FADE, a group show of Chicago-based artists who are romantically involved, gives new meaning to the term relational aesthetics. The chosen lovebirds here are Julia Fish and Richard Rezak, Michelle Bolinger and Todd Simeone, and Kevin Kaempf and Michael Thomas of People Powered and Lucky Pierre, respectively—couples who don’t normally collaborate but, as organizer Stacie Johnson points out on the Swimming Pool Project Space website, “their independent practices have been in dialogue for some time.”

Crowd-Sourced Curation

I don’t Tweet, and no one can convince me that Wikipedia is a fundamentally reliable source of knowledge, but I’m definitely intrigued by gallerist and 20 x 200 impresario Jen Bekman’s experiment in “crowd-sourced curation.”

Andrea Fraser Tonight at SAIC

Andrea Fraser Tonight at SAIC

Andrea Fraser: Thursday, February 12, 6pm SAIC Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Drive Andrea Fraser will be kicking off this season of SAIC’s Visiting Artist Program series entitled “Art and the Right to Believe Lecture Series.” The performance artist...
Crips and Bloods: Made in America

Crips and Bloods: Made in America

February 6th-10th Gene Siskel Film Center Ever since I heard about Stacy Perralta’s (Dogtown and Z-Boys) latest documentary Crips and Bloods: Made in America several months ago I have been waiting for the film to make it to the Midwest. CBMA looks at the roots...