Author Archive for Sarah Mendelsohn

The Hole Thing

On January 7, two days before Gerard Byrne’s exhibition “A thing is a hole in a thing it is not” opens to the public, the audio has not yet been installed and the four films that make up the artist’s new installation loop silently.

Renters’ Insurance

Most people don’t think about renters insurance until they are robbed. For students especially, who move around a fair amount, it may not seem like the most enticing way to spend a few hundred dollars.

Street-level art

At a damp and dark hour in Pilsen, a few people stand in a semi-circle in the window of a storefront, drinking hot chocolate with whiskey. Over the course of a couple of hours, the group fluctuates. Artists and friends…