I wrote about Paul Mpagi Sepuya's enthralling exhibition at Document. See it through May 26th, but in the meantime, read my write-up at Newcity.
Faheem Majeed shows new work at the Cleve Carney gallery at the College of DuPage through April 7th. If you can't make it to the suburbs to view the work in person, read more about the exhibition and the work in the catalogue essay.
Edra Soto's interactive exhibition at the MCA is amazing. She is the first artist invited to activate the newly designed "commons" space. I wrote about the show and the concept of museum as public space. Read more.
After lots of back and forth and scheduling magic, Nate Young and I had a walk through and conversation about his second solo exhibition at Monique Meloche. Read it over on Sixty.
I'm very happy to be going back to NYC for another Review Panel, presented by Artcritical and the Brooklyn Public Library. If you're around, please join us for what promises to be an engaging conversation. (And it was lively and engaging. Audio is now available. Take a listen.)
Iraqi-American conceptual artist, Michael Rakowitz has his first mid-career survey exhibition. If you are in Chicago, it is a must-see.
I was fortunate to participate in this great conversation for Lumpen Radio. Listen to the audio of "Magical Modernity"on Divisive. Thanks again to Leah Gipson and Craig Harshaw for the invitation!
It's fall, which means it's officially art season. If you didn't make it to EXPO, don't worry; I got you.
Jennifer Packer's debut solo exhibition opens at the Renaissance Society in September. I was happy to be invited to her studio and chat about the work and her practice.
I contributed an essay for an exhibition of new and recent work by the wonderful Krista Franklin and Ayanah Moor at Produce Model. It's open until November 4.
The New York-based multimedia artist Derrick Adams is someone whose work I've admired for awhile. I was excited to finally have an occasion to speak to him about his work and practice.
My ambivalent take on Gauguin at the Art Institute of Chicago
It's that time of year again: Breakout artists! I wrote a profile on the wonderful and talented Aram Han Sifuentes for Newcity. Check it.
Without fail, the Whitney Biennial causes a stir in the artworld; the 2017 iteration, marking the return of the exhibition in the museum's new space, is no exception. I weighed in with a short take on the controversy. Read it at artcritical.
I wrote on the affecting exhibition at Northwestern University's Block Museum of Art for the Chicago Reader. "Kader Attia: Reflecting Memory" is on view through April 16th.
Tuesday, 13 December, join me and Parsons & Charlesworth for a conversation at Claudia Cassidy Center from 6pm as we discuss "Spectacular Vernacular" with Art Institute design curator Zoe Ryan. It's the last public program in the exhibition. If you're in Chicago, we hope to see you!
Purchase a copy of the essay and interview I wrote for Parsons & Charlesworth. Agile Ciphers for Cultural Truths is available now!
Excited to participate in Culture Mixtape as part of "Spectacular Vernacular" on October 23 with Petra Bachamier (Luftwerk), SAIC design progressors Illona Gaynor and Helen Maria Nugent; Iker Gil and microbiologist Andrew Scarpelli. If you're around, please join us as we talk about things that inspire us having nothing to do with microbiology, writing, art, or design.
I spent three weeks in Brazil, getting to know a group of amazingly talented locals, and checking out the bienal, which I wrote about recently. Read more.
Over the last year, I've gotten to know the lovely people behind the design studio Parsons & Charlesworth. It has been my pleasure to write an essay for the exhibition "Spectacular Vernacular" at the Chicago Cultural Center on September 10th. If you are in Chicago on September 16 please join us for the opening reception.
Newcity's Art 50, Artist Edition has been released. I wrote about some of the city's best and brightest.
I wrote a profile on a group of amazing curators who are using their positions in institutions to make the arts ecosystem better. Read it at ArtSlant.
Read my take on The Propeller Group's recent exhibitions.
I covered some significant art happenings in Chicago for Newcity - one of the amazing Breakout Artists and a short review of the Kerry James Marshall retrospective that recently opened at the MCA Chicago.
Well, this happened. (!!!)