Goshka Macuga’s “Exhibit, A”

Polish artist Goshka Macuga’s Exhibit, A is in the final week of its tour at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The work will be taken down on April 7. Model for a Sculpture (Family) Macuga employs cubist sculpture, photography, glass, steel installations, and found objects in her creations, giving the overall aesthetic a hugely variant yet […]

Shimon Attie and his Metro.PAL.IS

(This article was featured in our print issue, which was published on Nov. 10, 2012.) On October 12 the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art hosted New-York based artist Shimon Attie for a talk and lunch to discuss his newest work, a video installation project called MetroPAL.IS. Two dozen students, faculty and Evanston residents crowded […]

FEAST: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art

On Saturday, May 5, 2012, the Smart Museum of Art hosted a symposium relating to the topic of their current exhibit, “Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art.” This symposium, aptly (if not blandly) named “Symposium: of Hospitality,” consisted of several panels, a performance piece called The Identical Lunch Symphony, performed by Alison Knowles and a group […]

A Portrait of the Artist as a High School Student: Ravenswood’s Independent Arts Programs

Kelsey Galles, Kylie Gilbert, and Harry Swartout also contributed to this story. Ravenswood’s Lake View High School, Cate Mascari’s Wednesday morning choral class breezes through a complicated piece with the aid of a teacher from Chicago’s Music of the Baroque who is on loan to Lake View for private, pro bono voice lessons. A student peruses her copy […]