A museum educator, who generally works with medical students in the galleries, considers the healing potential of art.
“I don’t come from art history, and even though I’m involved in the mainstream art world, I didn’t come from this.”
Duro Olowu has curated a dazzling show of Chicago art that is as varied and colorful as the patterns in his clothing.
For the Allure of Matter exhibition the curators propose “Material Art” as a useful, retroactive designation of art that has existed in China since the 1980s and continues today.
Started as a way for digital and new media artists to circumvent the elitist infrastructure of art fairs, the Wrong hosts work online, for free. This year they’ve added a physical exhibition in Chicago.
In the medical field, “empathy fatigue” is used to describe a state of exhaustion when compassion towards patients becomes tiring. Applying this term to its latest exhibition, Andrew Rafacz has brought together seven artists whose works investigate empathy on a global scale.
Jarmusch and Logan’s SQÜRL — which they describe as an “enthusiastically marginal rock band” — weaves a trippy musical accompaniment to four silent films by Man Ray.
The Chicago institutions have collaborated to present The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, on view at both venues through May 3, 2020.
“After the 2016 election, my work changed. I wanted to immerse myself in beauty and connect with something larger than the present moment, to not lose perspective.”
The term “stained glass” hardly gets at the vast variety of techniques and range of effects achieved by Tiffany and his peers. It can almost be called sculpted light.
Cruzvillegas’s forms embody the precariousness and hope, if not the danger, of contemporary notions of borders, and the forces at work that make them porous or impenetrable.
Gibson’s ongoing explorations of identity and art history have produced a dizzying range of forms over the course of his career.