CHICAGO — At a time when charitable giving to Chicago cultural institutions is either flat or declining, the Museum of Contemporary Art announced on Wednesday that it has received a gift of $10 million from benefactors Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson.
CHICAGO — The tenth installment of a series in which artists send in a photo and a description of their workspace. This time … Montreal, LA, Brooklyn, Vermont and NYC.
CHICAGO — The Center for Book and Paper Arts in Chicago is currently showing a fascinating series of collaborations between visual artists and writers such as Robert Creeley, Philip Guston, Larry Rivers, Karen Randall and Jim Dine. Poems and Pictures: A Renaissance in the Art of the Book (1946-1981) is a useful and concrete example of the most basic form of interdisciplinary art — combining words and images produced by the highest practitioners of those forms, to observe “the extraordinary occasions when these things and activities fuse, introducing a third element,” as the well-written curator’s essay puts it.
CHICAGO — The ninth installment of a series in which artists send in a photo and a description of their workspace. This week, Georgia, California, Maryland, New Hampshire and New York.
CHICAGO — Wyl Villacres is a writer and book artist who, in 2011, took a class that I taught at Columbia College Chicago. At the end of last year, Wyl became involved with Occupy Chicago, an off-shoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York City in the fall of last year.
CHICAGO — The eighth installment of a series in which artists send in a photo and a description of their workspace. This week, Amsterdam, NYC, Wilmington, NC and Columbus, GA.
CHICAGO — We’re now a quarter of the way through Scottish artist Martin Creed’s year-long “residency” at the MCA Chicago. I put “residency” in quotation marks because Creed is only going to be here sporadically throughout 2012. So far, the MCA has put one new work by Creed on display each month, none of them new, so it’s more of an incremental retrospective at the moment.
This edition travels to Paris, Glasgow, Chicago, Kansas City and Long Beach, California.
CHICAGO — The sixth installment of a series in which artists send me a photo and a description of their workspace. This week, Brooklyn, Portland, London, Baltimore and Ashford, Connecticut.
CHICAGO — The LA Times reported on February 20 that there’s been a bit of a kerfuffle about a public sculpture in Wasilla, Alaska, the town that will forever be associated with ex-mayor of Wasilla and former half-term governor Sarah Palin, though it turns out that the story has absolutely nothing to do with Palin.
CHICAGO — The fifth installment of a series in which artists send me a photo and a description of their workspace. Today we visit studios in Chicago, New York, Montreal, Arizona and Baltimore.
Whether it’s a physical workspace, a computer screen, or a place in nature, we’d love to hear about how you’re redefining what a studio can be. If you wish to be considered for inclusion in the A View From the Easel series, please send the following information to aviewfromtheeasel [at] hyperallergic [dot] com: a) A […]