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Newcity’s Top 5 of Everything 2012: Art

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Top 5 Art Exhibitions of 2012
“Home: Public or Private?” 6018North
“Martin Creed Plays Chicago,” Museum of Contemporary Art
Luis Romero, Roots & Culture
Industry of the Ordinary, Chicago Cultural Center
“The Great Refusal: Taking On New Queer Aesthetics,” SAIC Sullivan Galleries
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Photo Shows of 2012
Vadim Gushchin, Jennifer Norback
Christopher Schneberger, Printworks
Lena Herzog, Maya Polsky
Patty Carroll, Chicago Cultural Center
Melanie Schiff, Kavi Gupta
—Michael Weinstein

Top 5 Art/Design Crossovers of 2012
Dock 6 Design and Art Series
Chicago Design Museum
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Museum of Contemporary Art
David Salkin, Peregrine Program
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Art Escapes of 2012
ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions), Steuben, Wisconsin
Summer Forum for Inquiry & Exchange, New Harmony, Indiana
Harold Arts at the Haven Tree Farm, Chesterhill, Ohio
“Chicago’s Twelve,” Garfield Park Conservatory
Roger Brown residence, New Buffalo, Michigan
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 New Art Galleries of 2012
Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago
Aspect Ratio
Queer Thoughts
Bert Green Fine Art
The Franklin
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Art Interviews of 2012
Jenni Sorkin on Bad at Sports
Laura Shaeffer on Never the Same
Brad Troemel on Daily Dot
Mental 312 on Sixty Inches from Center
Peter Shear on LVL3 Artist of the Week
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Art Exhibitions You Didn’t See in 2012
Mariano Chavez, AdventureLand
Jess Dugan, Schneider Gallery
All Good Things Become Wild and Free, Carthage College
24/25, New Capital
Benjamin Bellas, Slow Gallery
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Signs in 2012 that Chicago’s Art Scene Is Becoming Occupied by the European Union
Solveig Øvstebø
Dieter Roelstraete
Monika Szewczyk
Theaster Gates and Naomi Beckwith pose for Burberry
Germany is the new New York
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Art Materials of 2012
Hot glue
Laser-cut anything
Reclaimed wood
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Art Materials that Need a Breather in 2013
Mannequin hands
Fake gems
Trompe l’oeil painting
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 People You See at Every Art Opening
Karsten Lund
Derrick Williams
Stephanie Burke and Jeriah Hildwine
Robin Dluzen
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 People Whose Lives are Possibly Artworks
Heather Marie Vernon
Theodore Darst
Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson
Vincent Uribe
Stan Shellabarger and Dutes Miller
—Jason Foumberg

One Response to “Newcity’s Top 5 of Everything 2012: Art”

  1. Visiting Artists! | UM School of Art Says:

    […] They have had solo shows at multiple venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and, most recently, a major mid-career survey at the Chicago Cultural Center that was received with much acclaim. […]

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