Hank Willis Thomas
Block Museum of Art
Advertisements stripped of everything but figures demand a fresh focus on the ways that gender and race are shaped by commodities.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Nkanga binds Africa to the West through nuanced investigations of economies of raw materials and consumer goods.
Nina Chanel Abney
Chicago Cultural Center
The Chicago-born artist brings it home with delightful and daring paintings and collage.
Drawing on Spertus’ archives of Judaica and materials on the Holocaust, this photomontage installation connects the history of anti-Semitism with present-day Islamophobia.
Corbett vs. Dempsey
You won’t be able to look away from these eerie and intimate paintings of women.
Elliot J. Reichert is a Chicago-based curator, critic, and editor. He is a currently Curator of Contemporary Art at the Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana Unversity, and Hatch Projects Curatorial Resident at the Chicago Artist Coalition. Formerly, he was Art Editor of Newcity and Assistant Curator at the Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University. His writing has been published in The Brooklyn Rail, the Journal of Visual Culture, and Newcity.