Philipp Kaiser To Curate Public Sector at Art Basel in Miami

2017 marks the first year that Philipp Kaiser, independent curator and critic, will curate the Public sector at Art Basel in Miami Beach. Framed around the theme ‘Territorial’, the sector will transform Collins Park into an outdoor exhibition space, featuring 11 site-responsive works by established and emerging artists: Frida Baranek, Yto Barrada, Daniel Buren, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Philippe Decrauzat, Noël Dolla, Cyprien Gaillard, Daniel Knorr, Harold Mendez, Manuela Viera-Gallo and Brenna Youngblood. In addition, Jim Shaw and his D’red D’warf band will present the premiere of ‘The Rinse Cycle’, a progressive rock opera ten years in the making. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 7 to December 10, 2017. Read more

Conversations: Art Basel’s 2017 Program in Miami Beach

Conversations, Art Basel’s talks series, will bring together leading artists, gallerists, collectors, art historians, curators, museum directors and critics from across the world. Programmed by Mari Spirito, Founding Director of Protocinema, this year’s Conversations will present 19 talks that feature prominent artworld figures including Bill Arning, Yto Barrada, Stefania Bortolami, José Carlos Diaz, Jordan Casteel, Teju Cole, Füsun Eczacıbaşı, Charles Gaines, Juan A. Gaitán, Alberto Ibargüen, Arthur Jafa, Pamela Joyner, Isaac Julien, Daniel Knorr, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Anne Pasternak and Thaddaeus Ropac among many others. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 7 to December 10, 2017. Read more

CONTEMPORARY GRAPHIC DESIGN EXHIBIT LAUNCHES AT INSTITUTO CERVANTES: DESIGNERS WITH CHARACTER

Instituto Cervantes of Chicago31 W. Ohio, proudly presents Designers with Character, a group show by contemporary Spanish graphic designers, on display November 14, 2017 – January 20, 2018Designers with Characterexplores publishing design in the context pages, such as their architecture, placement, and construction; lettering, the art of drawing letters; and pop artists working in commercial graphic design. Participating Spanish artists and studios include experimental type designer Andreu Balius, illustrator and typographer Alex Trochut, Art Director’s Club Young Guns winner Marta Cerdà Alimbau, brand and design consultancy Atlas, global boutique design studio Mucho, art direction studio Serial Cut™ and multidisciplinary strategic communication studio VasavaRead more

INSTITUTO CERVANTES OF CHICAGO PRESENTS CHILDREN’S BILINGUAL STOP-MOTION FILM WORKSHOP

In partnership with the 34th Chicago International Children’s Film FestivalInstituto Cervantes of Chicago presents ¡Anímate with Animayo!, a stop-motion film workshop with Damián Perea of the Spain-based ANIMAYO International Film Festival of Animation on Friday, November 3 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This bilingual workshop will be held at Instituto Cervantes of Chicago (31 W Ohio) and is geared towards children aged 8-10 years old. The workshop costs $25 for Facets members and $30 for the public. More information, including registration, athttps://festival.facets.org/workshops/animate-with-animayoNote: Fri., Nov. 3rd is a CPS in-service day. Read more

MCA OPENS NEW COMMONS SPACE FOR LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago officially activated its new multi-purpose learning environment, the Commons, a dynamic and flexible public space at the heart of the museum. The space allows for experimentation and risk-taking, fostering a greater sense of empathy, openness, curiosity, and citizenship. Designed by Mexico City-based team Pedro y Juana, the Commons is part of the museum’s $16-million redesign, which also includes a new restaurant and street-level lounge revealed earlier this year.

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Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution extended at Illinois Holocaust Museum through January 7, 2018

“ENCORE! ENCORE!”  In response to visitor demand, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will extend its popular exhibition, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution,through Sunday, January 7, 2018, before it leaves Chicagoland and opens at the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in 2018.  The exhibition explores the extraordinary life of renowned music promoter Bill Graham (1931-1991) who helped launch and promote the careers of countless artists including the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones. It also traces the indomitable spirit of a man brought to the U.S. as an eleven-year-old Jewish refugee fleeing the Nazis, fueling a lifelong passion and advocacy for social justice. Read more

Your Guide To Untitled, Miami Beach, 2017

The sixth edition of Untitled, Miami Beach continues the fair’s unique curatorial vision with 137 leading international exhibitors; special artist projects featuring Esvin Alarcón Lam, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Thiago Martins de Melo, The Estate of Gordon Matta-ClarkSergio VegaLucy + Jorge Orta, Galerie and Jamie Felton; new collaborations with outstanding institutions including Savannah College of Art and Design, and the return of the popular Untitled, Radio. The fair will take place on South Beach from December 6 – 10, 2017, with the VIP and Press Preview taking place on December 5, 2017. Read more

SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! Interview with Playwright/Poet/Performer MARC BAMUTHI JOSEPH

Marc Bamuthi Joseph discusses his multi-disciplinary performance piece /peh-LO-tah/ – a futbol framed freedom suite… that recounts personal stories of playing soccer mixed with social commentaries about the business of the sport. /peh-LO-tah/ will be presented by the MCA in association with the Chicago Humanities Festival October 5 – 8, at the MCA Stage. Tickets for the performances are $30 and are available at the MCA Box Office at 312.397.4010 or www.mcachicago.orgRead more

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