What I Hope You Did Not Miss in Chicago Last Weekend

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Adams-Steffey glass tileIt would have been a great weekend to be in Chicago as the mega event as Artropolis exploded at the Merchandise Mart.

“This annual Chicago-wide celebration of arts, antiques, and culture consists of five formal shows and innumerable exhibitions, performances, screenings, and panel discussions. Work on display is culled from both major museums and small, appointment-only apartment galleries sandwiched between the kitchen and the bathroom. The diverse array of paintings, sculpture, video, and installations on display aims to attract both hoity-toity art connoisseurs and hipsters-in-the-know.”

Part of Artropolis was a newly expanded event: the Artist Project, ” a satellite show featuring work by artists undiscovered by the gallery community. These unrepresented artists will exhibit and sell their work directly—and relatively cheaply. Their works are exciting and might even be within a college student’s price range.” At this event you may have encountered artists from the art fair world, dressed up and doing the gallery thing. Sure hope it worked for them.

Read the whole story at the Chicago Maroon.

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