Maintaining the Garden: The Photography of Chen Shen

Maintaining the Garden: The Photography of Chen Shen

“Hit me in the head hard enough to knock me over. This needs to look real, so I’d rather you hurt me then it look fake.” These were some of my first words to Chen Shen, then a 1st year graduate student in the Photo Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield...
Remembering the Dead

Remembering the Dead

Guest Post by Jessica Cochran This year’s Whitney Biennial curators Michelle Grabner, Anthony Elms and Stuart Comer cast the net so far beyond Chelsea that New York Magazine’s Jerry Saltz lamented “curators are so determined to stay pure, to avoid acknowledging the...
Edition #30

Edition #30

Disco Fever: Isa Genzken’s Retro-spective at the MCA Get down, get down You probably know of Isa Genzken as the iconic German artist famous for her wild sculpture assemblages. And you may have heard that her MCA exhibition which opened mid-April had a lot to do...
How We Work: An Interview with Kate Ruggeri

How We Work: An Interview with Kate Ruggeri

Guest post by A.Martinez Kate Ruggeri is a Chicago-based artist, DJ, and curator who has shown at Roots & Culture (Chicago), Green Gallery East (Milwaukee), Western Exhibitions (Chicago), and Important Projects (Oakland). She is one of those people who exudes a...
Keith Mayerson talks with Erin Leland

Keith Mayerson talks with Erin Leland

Keith Mayerson is a painter, born in 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Stuart Comer curated Keith into the 2014 Whitney Biennial, where we stood in his third floor hanging of My American Dream for this interview on May 4th. The night before our interview, I dreamt of musical...
Top 5 Weekend Picks! (5/9-5/11)

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (5/9-5/11)

1. Unhomely at Roman Susan Work by Polly Yates. Roman Susan is located at 1224 W. Loyola Ave. Reception Saturday, 5-8pm. 2. There is a Screen at LVL3 Work by Daniel Baird and Ryan Lauderdale. LVL3 is located at 1542 N. Mikwaukee Ave. Reception Saturday, 6-10pm. 3....