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The New Art Examiner's Quarterly Theme
As announced, the New Art Examiner has changed format from a bimonthly to a quarterly journal with a quarterly theme. Our Summer quarter deals with the role of art in political protest. On that note, please go to our To Our Readers page to read our statement on the Black Lives Matter movement and the current political unrest.
The theme for this quarter is Art and Politics. We are including a photo essay of BLM murals from various parts of the country. There are additional articles on the art of Gran Fury in the Act UP AIDS protests in the late 80s and early 90s and its resurgence today. There is also an article on the anti Nazi political art of the 30s and how it echos today's political atmosphere. All of the articles express the opinions of the authors and not of the magazine, which takes no political position.
TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS: Due to difficulties related to the Covid-19 pandemic, printing of this issues has been delayed by about two weeks. We will mail out your issues as soon as they come back from the printer.
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Summer Quarter 2020 Online Features
The Art of the Black Lives Matter Movement
BLM related street and wall murrals from around the country.
It Can Happen Here
Stephen Eisenman and artist Sue Coe examine the similarities between Germany in the 1930s and today's political atmosphere.
Paul Moreno recounts the history of art by the artist collective Gran Fury in conjunction with ACT UP in the AIDS protest movement of the 1980s and '90s.
Kelli Wood examines the response of Tennesee artists to the current political turmoil.
Tom Noble analyzes iconoclasm since the eighth century and how it has been expressed in art.
A look at the memorial for Confed-erate prisoners of war that died at Fort Douglas during the Civil War.
Summer Quarter 2020 Online Reviews
Luis Martin looks at the work of Moreno with an eye to its political significance in the LGBTQ community.
Nathan Worcester reviews the writings of the late Palestinian artist and activist Kamal Boullata.
K.A. Letts reviews prominent Detroit artist Sabrina Nelson's recent exhibition.
Spring Quarter 2020 Online Features and Reviews
The Plague Review
K.A. Letts examines the first issue of The Plague Review, an online publication by Rotland Press devoted to the artistic response to the cornavirs pandemic.
Covid-19 vs. The Art Field
Phil Barcio examines the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the the alternative arts scene in Chicago. (feature)
Culture in Quarantine: Seven Interviews from Chicago
Evan Carter interviewed seven Chicago art world members about being confined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are the first three. the next four will appear next quarter.
Nate Lewis: "Latent Tapestries"
At Fridman Gallery, NYC
(online exhibition review)
Virtual Visual Culture
Emelia Lehmann examines the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on three major chicago institutions. (feature)
At Galerie Templon, Paris
(online exhibition review)
“Legacy of Decency. Rembrandt, the Jews and the Danes”
At Elverhøj Museum of History and Art, Solvang, CA. (review)
Human or Man-Made Material: “The Allure of Matter” Visits Chicago
At Wrightwood 659 and the Smart Museum, Chicago. (review)
“Chicago Streets and Ways”
At Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, through April 25, 2020. William Dolan and Karen Perl. (review)
Artoma: The Art of Cancer
At Chicago Art Department, Chicago. Michael Gallagher, Eileen Powers, Nancy VanKanegan, Barbara Youngquist,, Richard Zeid. (review)
Different for Girls: “Touch Your Mirror” Reflects on Female Adolescence
At EXTRA Projects, Chicago. Jessica Frances Martin and Taylor Morgan.
Walls of Prophecy and Protest: William Walker and the Roots of a Revolutionary Public Art Movement
by Jeff W. Hubner, Northwestern University Press. Book Review. (review)
At Siblings, Chicago, from December 13, 2019 through January 18, 2020. Matt Morris, curator. (review)
March/April 2020 (PDF of current issue available on our Archive page)
One After 909 Gallery, Chicago
Point, Line, and Plane: Andrea Zittel's Spatial Investigations
Carnegie Mellon's Miller Institute of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh
Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts—Faculty Showcase
Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago
Intuit Gallery, Chicago
Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Crossman Gallery, Whitewater, Wisconsin
Renaissance Society, University of Chicago
Museum of Jurassic Technology, Culver City, California
State of the Art Scene
(There are no articles in this issue.)
"Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again"
Art Institute of Chicago
Lawrence & Clark, Chicago
Materials" Holes, Emotion, and Water
Whitney Museum & MoMA, NYC
"Real Estate Row"
Downtown St. Louis
Catalog to MoMA Pope.L show
Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago
art beyond ART
Racine Art Museum, Racine Wisc.
Matthew Rachman GAllery, Chicago
Wrightwood 659, Chicago
Andrew Bae Gallery, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
form & concept, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Chicago Galleries on the Move: Gallerists Tell Us Why
New Art District
Why Dealers Move or Stay
Stonewall, Revolt, and New Queer Art
Works not part of an exhibition being reviewed
James Nares at the Milwaukee Art Museum
at Monaco Gallery, St. Louis
"Joel-Peter Witkin: From the Studio" at Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago
at Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago
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