If art fairs like EXPO and Frieze are about making a splash with Instagrammable booths and recouping onerous exhibition fees, what are smaller-scale alternative ones for? MdW, an alternative art fair first held in Chicago in 2011 and now back after a decade-long hiatus, proposes a simple yet radical purpose: for the art community to […]
It may be a little damp and dreary outside, but there are loads of ways to warm up with some cultural events this week. FRI 4/8 At 5:30 PM tonight, catch a free performance by Xochitl-Quetzal, the dance troupe founded by Henry Cervantes that’s keeping the Concheros dance tradition alive. As the event host—the International […]
And the massive survey of artists does it well.
Chicago’s first and only cultural historian goes on emeritus status, but there’s plenty of work ahead of him.
Gwendolyn Zabicki’s attention to time is the focus of her exhibition at Heaven Gallery.
Ambient artist Cinchel invites his audience to play along, Save Money rapper Dally Auston celebrates a new EP at 1st Ward, and more.
Now on view at Mana Contemporary Chicago, Slow Stretch includes pieces that were sent to future audience members.
Plus: Bill Tucker and Lil Tits celebrate new releases on Maximum Pelt, and DIY venue Young Camelot gives away dozens of recordings from its shows.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Sunday, June 22