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We Went to Chicago: From Heart to Hand at the Depaul Art Museum

by Robin Dluzen and Damien James on May 16, 2014
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Fantastic quilts.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events Are This Season’s Must-See Art Events

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on October 28, 2013
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There’s been a variety of fun and whimsical art events lately, but every once in a while there’s a week of substantive works which we’ll be thinking back on for years to come. Performa is one of those, and the online biennial “The Wrong” might be another. And after 41 years, this Tuesday’s event at the Clocktower Gallery may be your last opportunity to visit before it’s turned into luxury condos.

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Jubilant Mood Buoys EXPO Chicago

by Robin Dluzen on September 22, 2013
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Last year’s inaugural EXPO Chicago fair was generally characterized as being slow, but ultimately successful. The 2012 Vernissage, with a handful of exceptions, lacked the kind of frantic early purchasing that typically happens at the other big art fairs. By the end of that inaugural fair, there were many galleries happy with the sales that occurred over the course of the weekend and few grumblings from others, some of which had brought huge, expensive secondary market work that went unsold. This year feels markedly different.

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6 Must-See Discussions at Expo Chicago

by Paddy Johnson on September 13, 2013
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Expo Chicago launches next week and we’re already preparing. Here’s a list of discussions that will take place next week during the fair.

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Art Fag City’s 2011 Fall Preview: Museum Edition

by Art Fag City on September 15, 2011
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As the last of the McQueen and Trecartin buzz finally dies, you may be wondering: what could museums possibly put out this fall to top this year’s record successes? This fall’s exhibitions seem to set a slower pace, at a more somber tone, so it seems the answer: a relief. We’ve compiled a list of museum shows and events we won’t want to miss, including– buh buh da dum– the return of the Art Book Fair! Be sure to check back soon for our October gallery preview.

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In Our Masthead: The Listings Project

by Paddy Johnson on November 29, 2010
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Each week Stephanie Diamond sends out listings for studio spaces, sublets, roommates, etc to her a mailing list built on word of mouth alone. The people on this list are by and large art professionals, and tend not to be of the skeevy sort. It’s a real service, and it’s free. This year, I’m donating a little money to keep it that way.

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