Chicago

nail art

Stunning Nail Art Explodes Off the Pages of This Photo Book

'Paint & Polish' explores the intimacy and economics of nail art.
Kelsey Lannin
7.27.17
exhibitions

A New Exhibit at the Tate Gives Voice to Civil Rights-Era Black Artists

'Soul of a Nation' looks at what it was like to be a black artist from 1963 to 1983.
Catherine Chapman
7.23.17
public art

Get Sudsed Up by Chicago's Foam-Spewing Sculpture

Roger Hiorns’s soapy installation looks ridiculously fun.
B. David Zarley
6.30.17
Art

Takashi Murakami Has a Massive Retrospective Show in Chicago

The prolific Japanese artist’s new traveling exhibition showcases fifty plus artworks that span more than 30 years.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.14.17
video

[Premiere] Theaster Gates Is Preserving Black Spaces by Buying Whole Stores

The Chicago-based artist shares his outlook on collecting in a new video by Art21, premiering today on Creators.
Kara Weisenstein
6.9.17
AIDS activism

[Premiere] AIDS Activists Took Over a Gallery in Chicago

Artist Karen Finley is known for addressing homophobia and misogyny during the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis.
Sami Emory
6.1.17
painting

Masturbation Meets Shamanism in Colorful Patterned Wall Pieces

Elijah Burgher’s ritual process ruminates on friendship, death, gods, and demons.
Laura Hutson Hunter
5.19.17
monday insta illustrator

It's Mickey Mouse From Hell

Artist Junk Yard Chicago imagines the darker side of pop culture.
Beckett Mufson
5.15.17
Vinyl

101 Vinyl Albums Were Remade as Art by 63 Chicago Artists

Celebrate vinyl's resurgence with 101 unique record designs.
Sean Neumann
5.1.17
Social Media

8 Artists Put Their Instagram Feeds on Display in Chicago

A new show at Chicago’s Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art explores the role of social media in contemporary art practices.
B. David Zarley
4.26.17
50 states of art

From Brunch to Bike Jousting, This Chicago Gallery Does Whatever it Takes to Sell Art | #50StatesofArt

Opened by two art school grads, TCC Chicago is a gallery and art store focused on up-and-coming creators.
Nathaniel Ainley
2.21.17
50 states of art

Chicago’s 2nd Floor Rear Festival Celebrates DIY Art Spaces of All Kinds | #50StatesofArt

The annual art festival brings the crowd out to experimental venues, indoors and outdoors.
Masha (Maria) Koblyakova
2.21.17