I went to the opening night of the Will to Power Art Exhibition at the Bridgeport Art Center on October 5th in an attempt to grasp this scheme of an ongoing citywide art hunt, the object of which is to discover the collaboratively made Exquisite Corpse.
by Julien Hawthorne •
Chicago is loud and Chicago is bold. There’s a popular belief that artists are the opposite. They are sly, pretentious, and stuck up, and they are often loath to reveal the underlying meaning of their work–that is, if they believe that meaning is an honorable pursuit in the first place. Such conventional wisdom may reflect one side of Chicago’s art scene, but for the most part, it’s untrue. This October, Chicago Artists Month could function as the antidote to the misconceptions many hold about Chicago’s art scene, and maybe about Chicago itself.
by Michael Joyce •
The annals of conceptual art are filled with daring acts that challenge our sensibilities. From Yves Klein’s famous leap to Andrea Fraser’s tryst in a hotel room, the elevation of idea above execution exposes a new depth in creative expression.…