A few years back, Newcity teamed up with Tribeca Flashpoint students to craft video profiles of Chicago artists and artist collectives. Starting this week, we’ll publish the best of them. If you’re interested in contributing a video profile to Newcity Art, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Going Forward: The Role of Art Institutions in the Fight for Racial Justice Institutions and businesses have shared statements purporting to stand in solidarity with the movement for black lives. But many activists and individuals say that words don’t go far enough.
- Who Cares About Ray Johnson? The Art Institute of Chicago Models Thoughtful Stewardship of an Artist’s Practice While past exhibitions, such as the groundbreaking 1999 traveling exhibition “Correspondences,” attended to the breadth of Johnson’s production, this presentation of so-called Johnsonalia differentiates itself for the ways in which it foregrounds and models the immense care that Wilson took to preserve Johnson’s life and work.
- Artist of the Moment 2020: Maria Gaspar For the better part of a decade, Maria Gaspar has been exploring the social constructions of space and the complicated interplay between body, place and power through sound art, video, installation, performance and community projects—often related to Cook County Jail.
- There Is No Map: Artist Collectives Grapple With Environmental Crises From close-knit to widely dispersed, the artists networks in “Collective Communities” suggest an approach to understanding, communicating and intervening in the reality of environmental collapse.
- Frida's World: Deepening Our Understanding of the Iconic Artist through the Lens of Others This exhibition really brings out the complexity again, and really helps shed light on places and ideas and events that are not as obvious.
- Immersive Delight: In Nick Cave's First Retrospective, the Artist Dares Us to Dream Nick Cave: Forothermore" is both an ode to those who, whether due to racism, homophobia, or other forms of bigotry, live their lives as the “other”—and a celebration of the way art, music, fashion and performance can help us envision a more just future.