Chicago Artist Writers is a platform that asks artists and art workers to write traditional and experimental criticism that serves under-represented arts programming in Chicago. In this essay, founders Sofia Leiby and Jason Lazarus reflect back on the first year of the project.
The second in our series reports from the “Outer Regions” symposium, a diagram introduced by Adelheid Mers (created in response to Vilém Flusser’s essay “Exile and Creativity”) that proved an invaluable tool for discussion.
This isn’t the piece I would want to write, but somewhere there has to be a wager made that perhaps there is a failure on the part of art writers to develop language to address something with a vision alterior to their own.
Alderman Exhibitions is a commercial exhibition space in Chicago created by husband and wife team Garry Alderman and Ellen Hartwell Alderman. Since opening in 2011, the space has found positive support in the Chicago community. In this site profile, Ellen Hartwell Alderman discusses her motivations for opening the exhibition space and her goals for Alderman Exhibitions’ future.
The daughter of potato farmers, Angee Lennard chose the name “Spudnik Press” when she founded a nonprofit community printshop in her one-bedroom Chicago apartment in 2007. At the age of twenty-nine, Lennard is now the Executive Director of this burgeoning art space.