Birds and airplanes soar, horses gallop, purples meet yellows, cerulean blues tango with magenta in geometric patterns, foliate designs crash into damask.
The Absurdly Poignant Poems of Sun Ra
Sun Ra’s stanzas are riddles against passive reading.
Haig Aivazian’s Poignant Supercuts Pay Tribute to Beiruti Resistance
Aivazian masterfully manipulates found video footage and sound, producing harrowing, evocative juxtapositions.
Artists Withdraw from MCA Chicago Exhibition in Solidarity With Laid-Off Workers
The cohort accused the MCA of “perpetuat[ing] harm to Chicago arts communities.”
Raphaël Barontini’s Slick and Stylish Historic Inversions
Interjecting the power poses of Western art history with heroic Black revolutionary figures from the Caribbean, Barontini’s work manages to be seductive yet also ceremonial.
Emmett Till’s Chicago Home Is Now a Historic Landmark
By designating the home as an official landmark, the city commits to protecting the structure from demolition and any significant renovations.
MCA Chicago Lays Off 41 Workers, Prompting Backlash
Citing a revenue drop due to the pandemic, the museum has cut 11% of its workforce.
Chicago Promises $2.5 Million in Grants to Artists and Art Organizations
The city will allocate $500,000 to commission up to 10 public artworks; $250,000 for small local projects; and $1.7 million for nonprofit arts organizations throughout Chicago.
Amoako Boafo’s Textured, Intimate Portraits Produced During the Pandemic
Both on and off the canvas, Boafo’s practice is dedicated to honoring the intimate space held between Black artists and their subjects.
Full Funding Is Available for Students in Art & Design Graduate Programs at the University of Illinois
Candidates pursuing advanced degrees in Studio, Graphic, or Industrial Design, Metals, Art Education, and Art History are eligible for a variety of scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships.
Wrightwood 659 Reopens With Balkrishna Doshi Exhibition
Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People brings a retrospective of the Indian Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s work to Chicago, on view September 9 through December 12, 2020.
MCA Chicago Converts Part-time Positions to Full-time, Resulting in Loss of 20 Jobs
“This isn’t really what we asked for,” one MCA employee told Hyperallergic. “A lot of the part-time staff don’t necessarily want to be full-time, they have other commitments. What they were asking for was more support.”