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How to…Make an (Alternative) Institution

Inspired by Ad Reinhardt’s “How to Look at Art” series, “How to…Make an (Alternative) Institution” was created for Make Things (Happen), a participatory project organized by Christine Wong Yap.


To Make a Public: An Anti-Profit Publication

The public space of the site is an expression of underlying ideals and we are intent on continuing to experiment with our own form in order to push forward the discussion on artist-led action and the latent potential it carries to transform our art worlds, our institutions, our means of expression and ourselves.




Wild Building: After the Alternative Space

Reflecting on the recent Hand in Glove conference, James McAnally addresses the past and future of artist-centered practice: How are we to build on our own legacies? Why do we falter when we talk about sustainability? How do we understand our capacities?



One Year In: Chicago Artists Writing

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.