Interviewees: Alma Weiser, director of Heaven Gallery; Janet Dees, Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum curator of modern and contemporary art at the Block Museum of Art; Asha Iman Veal, associate curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography; Teresa Silva, executive and artistic director of the Chicago Artists Coalition; Edra Soto, artist and codirector of the […]
Drag performances, classical Spanish dance, a radical book fair, b-movies, a ghostly tour of downtown, and some great cooperative community fairs and events are all on the agenda this week. Fri 10/15: If you’ve ever wanted to attend a gayer Met Gala, check out RUFFLES: Berlin Night Club’s “safe space for queer artists to showcase […]
Facs light a beacon with a new album of dark postpunk, Equity Arts hosts a talk about nurturing community cultural spaces, and more.
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The three members of Growing Concerns Poetry Collective all juggle other practices outside their collaboration. Their CVs are too extensive to discuss exhaustively, but poet McKenzie Chinn has built a career acting onstage (she’s a Goodman Theatre regular) and on TV (she has a recurring role on CBS’s Chicago-based drama The Red Line). She also […]
An art party of women artists opens at Heaven Gallery.
Gwendolyn Zabicki’s attention to time is the focus of her exhibition at Heaven Gallery.
This fall has plenty to offer from spaces big (Navy Pier) and small (Pilsen’s Baby Blue Gallery).
Nasty Women Art Chicago, Osama Alomar, and more happenings from May 5-7.
More than 12 years after her blazing debut on the Chicago jazz scene, trumpeter Jaimie Branch releases Fly or Die, her first album as a bandleader.
Her aesthetic is “complex simplicity,” clothes that seem minimal but have an elaborate construction.
How a Chicago indie rocker helped make a West African guitar band a sensation in Niger
2013 Chicago Jazz Festival aftershows: Kidd Jordan, the Rempis Percussion Quartet, and other late-night diversions
The Belgian reedist Joachim Badenhorst celebrates the release of his strong new solo album The Jungle He Told Me Saturday night at Heaven Gallery
More highlights from this weekend’s Adventures in Modern Music festival: Oval, Sun Araw, and documentarian Olivia Watt with the sights and sounds of tribal Ethiopia.