Heartbreaking Duplicity: Documenta 14 // Learning From Athens

09/28/2017
Heartbreaking Duplicity: Documenta 14 // Learning From Athens
Banu Cennetog˘lu, BEINGSAFEISSCARY, 2017, various materials, Friedrichsplatz, Kassel, documenta 14. Photo: Roman März.

The following article was originally published by The Seen in September, 2017.

In a sense, the Western World presumes to be (always) learning from Athens, espousing Ancient Greece as its point of origin and thereafter presuming a complex blend of familiarity, ownership, and admiration. The inscribed plaques on the gates at the... +

Coming of Age

09/10/2017
Coming of Age
Takahiro Iwasaki, Phenotypic Remodeling (Chicago), 2017. Site-specific installation (newspaper inserts and packages), dimension variable. Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Takahiro Iwasaki, Out of Disorder (brush), 2017. Toothbrush, dimension variable. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Coming of Age, Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Left: Takahiro Iwasaki, Architecture (roach motel), 2012. Cockroach trap and watch, dimension variable. Right: Takahiro Iwasaki, Out of Disorder (Navy Pier), 2017. Beach towel, dimension variable. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Takahiro Iwasaki, Tectonic Model, 2017. Books. Dimensions variable. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Coming of Age, Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Tsherin Sherpa, Untitled, 2017. Acrylic and ink on cotton, 44 x 45.5”. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Coming of Age, Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Aki Inomata, I Wear the Dog’s Hair and Dog Wears My Hair (detail), 2014. Cape made of dog’s hair; 11×27”. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Ebony G. Patterson, 10, 18, 47, 33, 28, from Invisible Presence: Bling Memories, 2014. Fabric, acrylic paint, adhesive, fabric flowers, pinus palustris, lace, rhinestones, ribbons, tassels, crochet doily, crochet tassels, fabric appliques, glitter, pearls, 119 x 24 x 12”. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Coming of Age, Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Coming of Age, Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Left (floor) Ebony G. Patterson, 10, 18, 47, 33, 28, from Invisible Presence: Bling Memories, 2014. Fabric, acrylic paint, adhesive, fabric flowers, pinus palustris, lace, rhinestones, ribbons, tassels, crochet doily, crochet tassels, fabric appliques, glitter, pearls, 119 x 24 x 12”; (middle wall): Rhonda Holberton, A FIXED RESISTANCE, 2016. Pigment Print on Wallcovering, 12.5 x 55’’; floor: A Fallen Pixel, 1 & III, 2016. Foam, Polyurea. 18 x 11 x 11.25″, 28.25 x 17 x 17.25″; Right: Essi Kausalainen, “Anette and Marin at the beach,” 2017. HD video, 7 min. Photo by Clare Britt.Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Rhonda Holberton, A Fallen Pixel, 1 & III, 2016. Foam, Polyurea. 18 x 11 x 11.25″, 28.25 x 17 x 17.25″. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Coming of Age, Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Left (wall): Rhonda Holberton, A FIXED RESISTANCE, 2016. Pigment Print on Wallcovering, 12.5 x 55’’; floor: A Fallen Pixel, 1 & III, 2016. Foam, Polyurea. 18 x 11 x 11.25″, 28.25 x 17 x 17.25″; Right: Essi Kausalainen, “Anette and Marin at the beach,” 2017. HD video, 7 min. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Essi Kausalainen, “Anette and Marin at the beach,” 2017. HD video, 7 min. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Aki Inomata, Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to hermit crabs? -Border, 2009-2016. Installation view, Sector 2337. Resin, dimensions variable. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Aki Inomata, Fugian from “Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to hermit crabs? -Border, 2016. Resin, 2.25×2.33×2.5”. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Rebecca Beachy, taxidermy bird w/poem inherent, 2017. Bird’s-nest mud capsule. Poem by Dan Beachy-Quick, 2014-2017. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Ebony G. Patterson, Excerpt from Invisible Presence: Bling Memories, 2014. In collaboration with Michelle Serioux HD Video, 9:40min. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Rebecca Beachy, gravel path, 2017. Amish horse cremains from Chesterhill, Ohio, dimensions variable. Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Sep 09-Nov 19, 2017 at Sector 2337 Featuring Rebecca Beachy, Rhonda Holberton, Essi Kausalainen, Takahiro Iwasaki, Aki Inomata, Ebony G. Patterson, and Tsherin Sherpa
The libidinal flux of the teenager has left a permanent mark on culture, normalizing radical consumption in service of an endless will to change. With the end of earth’s resources in sight, this paradigm needs revision. Presented by The Green Lantern Press, Coming of... +

The Shortest Distance Between Two Points: a group show

09/08/2017
The Shortest Distance Between Two Points: a group show
The Shortest Distance Between Two Points: a group show
Selina Trepp,
The Shortest Distance Between Two Points: a group show
Sep 08-28, 2017 / Chicago Artist Coalition Featuring Candida Alvarez, Jorge Méndez Blake, Robert Burnier, Julietta Cheung, Assaf Evron, Roberto Harrison, Dominika Jackuliakova, Betsy Odom, Stephen Lapthisophon, Nazafarin Lotfi, Heather Mekkelson, Matt Morris, Michael Milano, Bailey Romaine, Josh Rios + Anthony Romero, Ellen Rothenberg, Selina Trepp, Anne Wilson, and Fo Wilson. Euclidean Geometry is based on the... +

Joan Jonas: A Fickle Trickster Screen

08/24/2017
Joan Jonas: A Fickle Trickster Screen
Joan Jonas. Song Delay film still, 1973. 16 mm film, black-and-white, sound; 18 minutes 35 seconds. Camera: Robert Fiore. © Joan Jonas.
The following article was originally published by Art21 in August, 2017. For more than four decades, Joan Jonas’s interest in producing, emphasizing, and manipulating space and sound has remained constant in her practice. A 1972 article by Janelle Reiring in The Drama Review describes one of Jonas’s early New York performances, Delay Delay. Embedded in this review is a portrait of... +

Front & Center: The Vocabulary of Furniture

07/27/2017

Survey (Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago) of twenty-five artists completing the Hyde Park Art Center’s Center Program. Featuring Bambi Breakstone, Dawn Brennan, Lauren Carter, Luis DeLaTorre, Angela Dieffenbach, Carlos Flores, Nico Gardner, Silvia Gonzalez, Manal Kara, Soohyun Kim, Angela Lopez, Bobbi Meier, John Metido, Judith Mullen, Abhishek Narula, Grace Needlman, Katherine Nemanich, Connie Noyes, Yoonshin Park, Olivia Petrides, Mary Porterfield, Megan Stroech, Leonard... +