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Rashid Johnson

2015 Travel Guide to Fairs, Biennials, and Other Art Destinations

MutualArt | Posted 03.10.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

Looking forward to what 2015 will bring us, here is a list of destinations for the avid contemporary art collector and connoisseur. Time to cash in those frequent flyer miles, as there is something for every month of the year!

EXPO/CHICAGO 2014, an Artistic and Commercial Success

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 11.23.2014 | Arts
Sugar Rautbord

Alvaro Alcazar of his eponymous gallery in Madrid uttered, "As soon as I saw who was coming into my gallery space at Thursday's opening, I knew I was at the right fair."

This Experimental Play Refuses To Be The New 'Sleep No More'

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

This spring, the British theater critic Alice Jones diagnosed herself. She's a sufferer of “Site Specific Angst -- that woozy, stomach-clenching...

The Month Performance Art Took Over New York City

Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts

Mock United Nations meetings, plays enacted in sweaty bath houses, live performances based on the melting of glaciers. It's not difficult to notice th...

RUN to Merci-Mercy: Presented by Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld and Christine Messineo

Malcolm Harris | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

Last week, I attended a press preview for the latest offering of Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and his co-curator, Christine Messineo, via a photo that simply read Merci-Mercy.

Marfa '12, A Trip to the Moon: A Weekend of Aliens and Astronauts

Alexander Adler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts
Alexander Adler

Over Memorial Day weekend, a select few eschewed beaches and mountains traversing through a barren wasteland to a Mecca in West Texas known as Ballr...

Scads of Quality

Paul Klein | Posted 06.20.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Curious how most ArtLetters find a subplot or theme circulating through much of the work I preview. This week it's art whose materials are recycled, reused or artfully replicate something in another medium.

Artist's Solo 'Message To Our Folks' Exhibition Opens Soon

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 04.16.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- For more than a decade, contemporary artist Rashid Johnson has worked almost under the radar, turning out work presented at museums and cov...

Let's Rumble! Don King Is Back

Posted 01.16.2012 | Arts

Don King is a man and a legend. His promotion of "Rumble in the Jungle," the heavyweight fight in Mobutu Sese Seko's Congo (then Zaire) that pitted Mu...

A New Batch of Solid Exhibitions

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

It's so very nice when a public institution gets it right, which is what happened at the State of Illinois Museum at the Thompson Center.

Chicago's Fall Art Season Starts Now

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

There are a lot of shows opening - and the ones I'm writing about are just the tip of the iceberg. Go out and find out for yourself. And even if you disagree with me, you're certain to find a lot you'll like.