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(Pardon me, if I’m sentimental)

The very last time I saw my granny alive, I knew this would be the very last time I would see my granny alive.

My paternal grandmother died one week after her 90th birthday in August 1998. She was alive for practically all of the 20th century. She lived to see two world wars, the atom bomb, the moon landing, the cold war, the fall of the Berlin wall, the Internet.

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The MDW Fair: visual arts landing in Chicago

Posted on March 29, 2011 by ed
CHICAGO: threewallsRoots & Culture and Public Media Institute announce The MDW Fair, a gathering of independent art initiatives, spaces, galleries and artist groups from the Chicago metropolitan area. Read the rest of this entry »

The letter X is a Valentine’s show. It’s dedicated to the ex, the one that got away, the one that didn’t happen and the one we never met. Not Lamenting the past, but rather acknowledging the fact that life it takes twists and turns and with another twist of faith, another turn along the way, we could have ended up in another bed, with another boy or another girl or with nobody at all. We could have moved to the countryside and raised a dozen kids or we could have taken  the time to learn to play the electric guitar or ten finger typing…

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FOUNTAIN ART FAIR

Fountain Art Fair was founded in 2006 as an attempt to leverage support for smaller independent galleries to gain access to larger collectors and critics. Since its inception, Fountain has held five exhibitions in Miami, one in Chicago, and is now celebrating its sixth exhibition in New York.

From its roots deep within the independent Williamsburg art scene, Fountain has grown to represent over 20 international avant-garde galleries and projects, showcasing progressive primary-market works.

Fountain’s venue, Pier 66 Maritime, is a 10,000 square-foot complex adjacent to all the major New York exhibitions such as The Armory Show and Pulse New York. Read the rest of this entry »

Chronic Youth @ C-PS

Chronic Youth, New Works By Lise Haller Baggesen Through January 31, 2011

Lise Haller Baggesen’s ‘Chronic Youth’ is a presentation of glittery banners, marker pen graffiti’s, props and theatrical light effects, turning the storefront of CoProsperity Sphere into a silent ‘soda-disco’. Read the rest of this entry »

artXposium, is a multimedia art event, that takes place each year in the city of West Chicago, IL. Part exhibition, part symposium, artXposium offers artists working in different disciplines a place to meet, exhibit and exchange ideas during a long weekend in mid May and early September. 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 »

 

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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 »