“What kind of a community do you want to live in?” That question, which can be found on the Stockyard Institute’s home page, is at the core of the organization’s identity. Founded by Jim Duignan in 1995, the Stockyard Institute is part civics project, part art practice, and wholly an experiment in liberatory social practice […]
You may have seen one of Jenny Lam’s blank, prestamped, self-addressed postcards affixed to a light pole or on a bookstore shelf somewhere in the city. The postcards always feature the same prompt: “Tell me one thing you dream of doing before you die. Use this card as your canvas.” Lam, a Chicago-based artist and […]
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Tacked to the wall of a beloved Hyde Park dive, a time capsule hides in plain sight.
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Crain’s Chicago Business, taking note of the disappearance of Communication X9, a tall, multicolored sentinel of a sculpture that stood in front of the building at 150 N. Michigan that houses its office, reports that the family of the artist, Yaacov Agam, a 90-year-old Israeli living in Paris, is upset about it. Building management told […]
The “Washed Ashore” display, which shines a spotlight on all the garbage in the ocean, is now outside the Shedd Aquarium.
There’s plenty of drama in the story of Chicago’s street murals—but not here.
The artist, Eugene “Eda” Wade, wants to know, but nobody seems to have any answers.
The investigative journalist and civil rights activist could be one of the first women memorialized with a public monument in Chicago
Chicago introduces its first Public Art Plan.
Also, Kwame Raoul, Gery Chico, others express interest in replacing Lisa Madigan as attorney general.
Also, Rauner is visiting China and Japan on his first international trade mission this week.
Also, the ACLU slams Emanuel’s new police reform monitor plan.