Archives for category: Curating
Propeller Fund announces a public celebration in honor of the 15 winners of the initial Propeller Fund awards.First Awards Celebration
Thursday, October 28, 6 pm
The Great Space
Art + Design Hall, 5th Floor
University of Illinois at Chicago
400 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607Come celebrate the winners and the community with food, drink and music.

Propeller Fund was initiated in 2010 to build the small, self-organized operations that constitute a large catalyst for the creative activity and vitality of the Chicago visual art world. Support is provided to visual arts projects that are: independent, informal, and self-organized. Read the rest of this entry »


Like any city, Chicago is composed of a complex set of relationships that work in concert to cultivate a unique identity. Connections between neighbors, friends and acquaintances create opportunities whose scope is beyond calculation and influence exceeds territorial boundaries. The climate of globalization creates a duality enabling travel and communication between individuals of diverse backgrounds and can simultaneously thwart interpersonal interactions favoring efficiency over quality of experience. In reaction to the tendency of impersonal experience, some artists have focused their work on rebuilding mutually beneficial relationships that reestablish the intimacy of community. Read the rest of this entry »



ABOUT VERSIONProduced by the Public Media Institute, a non profit 501(c)(3) arts organization, Version is an annual springtime arts festival that brings together hundreds of artists, musicians, and educators from around the world to present some of the most challenging ideas and progressive art initiatives of our day. The eleven day festival showcases emerging trends in art, technology and music. Read the rest of this entry »

Beauty Is the New Punk Rock

Little Lady Liberty Looking Lost is a portrait of Lise Haller Baggesen’s daughter, who, for the occasion of Halloween is dressed up as the Statue of Liberty. The girl is averting her head, and it is her striking apparel and shiny locks of hair that catch the eye. Supple strokes of chalk make a sketchy impression of the child figure. The vividly colored lines of the hair further emphasize the distance to reality: the whole figure could be conceived as ornament. Here, Haller Baggesen plays an airy game with the traditions of her métier, with virtuosity—because she is skillful and she likes her handiwork—and mockingly, by making her daughter, crowned as the Statue of Liberty, the center of adoration. The mockery is underlined by the title of the work, which, together with its sister image Little Lady Liberty Licking Lollipop, can be perceived as a mild satiric comment on the ideals of “Liberty for All” of Haller Baggesen’s new “homeland.” Read the rest of this entry »

A Days Darkness in a Light Bulb
za 05-09-2009 – zo 04-10-2009
opening: Vrijdag 4 september van 20.00-22.00 uur

The exhibition ’A Days Darkness in a Light Bulb’ includes new work by Peggy Franck, Lise Haller Baggesen, Kristine Hymøller and Malin Persson. It’s a group show with paintings, drawings, photograph, installation and sculpture.

The artists are connected in their curiosity and experimental approach towards material, color and form. Classical and unconventional languages forge ahead and elevate new frameworks, exploring and challenging traditional borders.

The format of a group show allows the beauty of the various works to interact, to evolve naturally as a playground for meetings in which new and independent stories appear. Read the rest of this entry »