Tag: NEXT

Art Chicago Breaks Silence about 2012

Art Chicago Breaks Silence about 2012
2012 is going to be an interesting year for Chicago’s art fairs. With the announcement of newcomer exposition Chicago slated for September 20-23 and the second year of the grassroots MDW Fair, many in the Chicago art community were wondering about the status of Art Chicago. Private speculation about Art Chicago’s fate first started after... Read more »

Art Chicago, NEXT

Last night was the preview for Art Chicago, newly combined with NEXT this year.  The big news was that Shepard Fairey was in attendance and DJing later in the night.  There was no shortage of star-struck fans waiting for autographs while Fairey played old-school hits like Blondie’s “Rapture” along with vintage hip-hop.  I was able... Read more »

Preview of Art Chicago/NEXT

With MDW Fair just passed, one more art fair (or is it two?) looms on the horizon: the Art Chicago/NEXT fair at the massive Merchandise Mart. While the Merchandise Mart remains as megalithic as ever, the fair itself has shrunk.  So much so that this year Art Chicago combines with its younger contemporary art-focused counterpart... Read more »
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Robyn Roulo Wraps Up Artropolis

This week on ArtSlant, writer Robyn Roulo reflects on her experience at Artropolis over the weekend and what she heard from other dealers there.  You can read Robyn on ArtSlant: Chicago.Robyn also writes about the Lazlo Moholy-Nagy exhibition at LUMA that ends this week and Thea Liberty Nichols reviews “Oaxaca Now” at Marwen, all this... Read more »

Art Overload this Weekend

This weekend should be insanely busy for anyone even remotely interested in current art production.  Art Chicago opens, MFA shows, exhibition openings, and panels, panels, panels. Read on for ideas of what to do and see. The Art Chicago conglomerate of fairs returns to the Merchandise Mart this year.  The fairs include Art Chicago itself,... Read more »