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Cody Hudson + Jared Eberhardt Video

March 31, 2011 by ed
Scion Installation 7 Artist Video: Cody Hudson & Jared Eberhardt from Scion ART on Vimeo.

The MDW Fair April 23 & 24, 2011

March 28, 2011 by ed
threewalls, Roots and Culture and Public Media Institute announce the creation of The MDW Fair, a gathering of independent art initiatives, spaces, galleries and artist groups from the Chicago metropolitan area.  The MDW Fair will demonstrate the diversity, strength and vision of the people/places making it happen in the art ecology of our region. The fair features for-profit, 501(c)3, and commercial and unincorporated galleries, independent curatorial projects and publishers and media groups in over 35,000 square feet of exhibition space that includes a 10,000 square foot sculpture garden with work by local artists. The MDW Fair is a manifestation of the collective spirit behind the region’s most innovative visual cultural organizers, focusing on the breadth of work done here by artists and arts-facilitators alike. The MDW Fair is a project unveiled at Version 11: The Community.

Lumpen 116 is Out There

March 17, 2011 by ed
Lumpen issue #116 is on the streets. You can download a digital version here or visit your Lumpen friendly store, cafe or donut purveyor.

Call for Proposals Version 11: The Community

March 10, 2011 by ed
Our annual festival is happening again from April 22 to May 1, 2011. We are accepting proposals including texts for Proximity 009 which will be released at the festival.

Idiot Wind: On the Rise of Right-Wing Populism in the US and Europe, and What It Means for Contemporary Art

March 4, 2011 by ed
Maybe we are a little late in noticing it's release, but be advised: E-Flux's latest issue is amazing and should be required reading for all you art fags. Check it out. From the introduction: When Paul Chan and Sven Lütticken proposed to gather a series of “reports” on the (mostly) recent rise of right-wing, populist movements for e-flux journal, it was immediately apparent that the urgency and complexity of the topic required its own special issue. As protests erupt throughout Europe in opposition to austerity measures being pushed through by right-wing governments and EU fiscal bodies, we are also now witnessing a phenomenon spreading throughout the Northern Hemisphere in which some of the most brazen hardline racist rhetoric emerges not only from politicians, but from the general populace as well. What is going on? It is our pleasure to present Chan and Lütticken’s Idiot Wind: On the Rise of Right-Wing Populism in the US and Europe, and What It Means for Contemporary Art as the January/February 2011 issue of e-flux journal. —Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle

Solidarity With Labor in Wisconsin

March 1, 2011 by ed
From the Inbox via Nicolas Lampert: Colin Mattes (Milwaukee), Nicolas Lampert (Milwaukee), and Jesus Barraza (Oakland) from the Justseeds Artist's Cooperative have posted 6 copy-right free posters/graphics about the labor uprising in Wisconsin. Images can be downloaded and turned into window poster, signs, flyers, images for websites, t-shirts, patches, etc. Your call and yours to use in the movement. Visual resistance and creative resistance will help win this struggle. Feel free to pass this link on to others, post on Facebook, etc. Here is the link: