Since the 2020 uprisings for racial justice, the art world has slowly started to remake itself. Institutions have begun to rethink old dynamics, such as DCASE, which increased arts funding on the South and West Sides, and art workers have begun to claim new power, as manifest as the victorious organizers of AICWU. This year’s Art 50 acknowledges the important work of the gallerists, collectors, administrators and more who make Chicago’s art world run, many of whom are working hard to make the arts ecosystem more sustainable and more equitable.
Art 50 2022: Curators and Dealers
Art 50 2022: Organizers and Arts Workers
Art 50 2022: Collectors and Philanthropists
Art 50 2022: Directors and Administrators
Plus: Art Leader of the Moment: A Conversation with Monique Brinkman-Hill, Executive Director of South Side Community Art Center
Art 50 2022 was written by Kerry Cardoza with Megan Bickel, Annette LePique and Jacqueline WayneGuite.
All photos by Joseph Mietus.
Shot on location at the South Side Community Art Center.