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The Top 5 of Everything 2010: Art

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Lilli Carré: Untitled, 2010, screen print, 8 x 8 inches. Photo by Angee Leonnard.

Top 5 People and Places We’ll Miss
Kathryn Hixson
David Weinberg Gallery
Rowley Kennerk Gallery
Green Lantern Gallery
James Garrett Faulkner
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Solo Exhibitions
Edra Soto/Ebersmoore Gallery
Philip Hanson/Corbett vs. Dempsey
Lilli Carré/Spudnik Press
Gladys Nilsson/Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
Ian Weaver/Packer Schopf Gallery
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Public Art Projects
Ray Noland’s “Run Blago Run”
Pop-Up galleries in the Loop
Nomadic Studio/DePaul University Art Museum
Hui-min Tsen’s tours of the Chicago Pedway
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 New Art Spaces
Club Nutz
The Mission Projects
Peregrine Program
Adds Donna
Iceberg Projects
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Curated Exhibitions
Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art/MCA
New Icon/Loyola University Museum of Art
La Frontera/Museum of Contemporary Photography
Tomboy/Glass Curtain Gallery
Things to Be Next to/Three Walls
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Documentary Photography Shows
Documenting the Global Recession/Roosevelt University Gage Gallery
Dina Petrakis/Humboldt Park Boathouse
W. Eugene Smith/Chicago Cultural Center
La Frontera/Museum of Contemporary Photography
Eugene Richards/Roosevelt University Gage Gallery
—Michael Weinstein

Lauren Simonutti: "Helpless," 2008

Top 5 Art Photography Shows
Lauren Simonutti/Catherine Edelman Gallery
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy/Loyola University Museum of Art
Patrick Nagatani/International Museum of Surgical Sciences
Resilience/Instituto Cervantes
Proof/Catherine Edelman Gallery
—Michael Weinstein

Top 5 Exhibitions
Arts of Privacy 1850-1900/Smart Museum
William Eggleston/Art Institute of Chicago
Lewis Baltz: Prototypes/Ronde de Nuit at Art Institute of Chicago
Luc Tuymans/Museum of Contemporary Art
Maya Lin/Arts Club of Chicago
—Janina Ciezadlo

Top 5 Disagreements in the Visual Arts
Tony Tasset’s “Eye”
Liam Gillick’s exhibition at the MCA
Apartment galleries evicted by the City of Chicago
Art Loop Open
Chicago-area institutions screen David Wojnarowicz video in response to censorship by the Smithsonian
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Large-Scale Wall Installations or Paintings
Jeff Zimmermann/Chicago Cultural Center
J. Thomas Pallas/Antena Gallery
Eun Hyung Kim/Gallery 400
Dana DeGiulio/Devening Projects
Leeza Meksin/Glass Curtain Gallery
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Vital People for the Visual Arts in Chicago
Theaster Gates
Rebecca Zorach
Shannon Stratton
Jim Duignan
Dawoud Bey
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Vital Programs and Institutions for the Visual Arts in Chicago
Proximity Magazine
Chicago Artists Resource
The Suburban
Chicago Art Department
Corbett vs. Dempsey
—Jason Foumberg

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