THE INDEPENDENT VOICE OF THE VISUAL ARTS
Art and Politics
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.
Summer Quarter (Jul./Aug./Sep.) 2020 Online Features
Autumn Quarter (Oct./Nov./Dec.) 2020 Online Features
Money Moves for the Alternative Art World
NATO THOMPSON offers his clear-eyed view on fine art and money, pointing to the D.C. hardcore scene as a model for alternative systems.
Art Handler Confidential
An anonymous art handler tells all, shining a light on exploitation, inequality, and greed in the industry.
The Money Power and Art
DIANE THODOS critiques neoliberalism, explaining how current economic realities have undermined progress in the visual arts.
Essay'd: A New Model for Art Writing
An arts writing project that aims to provide cultural context and critical coverage through "cultural crowd-sourcing."
January/February 2020 (There are no articles in this issue.)
art beyond ART
A Conversation About Shadows: An Interview with David Travis
Display Mode: Exhibiting Video Games as Art, History
A Question for Performance Art:
What Can One Do with a Past?
Expo Chicago 2019 Review
Works that Caught Our Eye
Untitled Ninth Piece: An Elegy to Lawrence Steger
Yesterday's House of Tomorrow
"…and other such stories":
Re-Framing the Narrative of Contemporary Architecture
Sublime for Modern Times: Tara Donovan at the Smart Museum
Deep Humanity: The Drawings of Martin Beck
"Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now"
"After Stonewall, 1969-1989"
Chicago Galleries on the Move: Gallerists Tell Us Why
New Art District
Why Dealers Move or Stay
Stonewall, Revolt, and New Queer Art
Chicago's Changing Gallery Scene
Missing: An Art Community
Whitney Biennial 2019
LGBTQ Pride: Are We Growing Too Comfortable?
Are We Growing Queerer and Queerer?
Works That Caught Our Eye
Works not part of an exhibition being reviewed
Public Art: Old Models, New Forms
The Future of Chicago Public Art Forms
Different Entry Points to Art in the Public Realm
Public Art's Share of Public Controversy
Public Art and Architecture's Ideal Partnership
Uplifting Sculpture Is All Around You: Chicago Sculpture Exhibit
The Once and Future City:
Public Art in Detroit
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