Of Dreams and Failures: Review of “Revolution as an Eternal Dream: The Exemplary Failure of the Madame Binh Graphics Collective”

“The old left had been betrayed by Stalinism; the new left had a new hero(ine): a peasant woman, balancing a baby on one arm, a rifle on the other.” * In “Revolution as an Eternal Dream: The Exemplary Failure of the Madame Binh Graphics Collective” SAIC professor Mary Patten chronicles the ideological shift after the…

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Chicago Chocolate Tour at @937

When I initially walked into the space of @937, a satellite gallery for the Fourteen30 Contemporary gallery in Portland, Oregon, the Gwen Stefani song “Hollaback Girl” persistently popped into my head. The reason for this particular song was the large photographic prints by Ken Fandell displayed flat on a sawhorse-supported table. His contributions to the…

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Soluble at Nationale

I was initially interested in the title “Soluble” for this months show at Nationale. Now, the title seems like a superficial attempt to unify the four artists that are featured. However, soluble, as an adjective, brings to mind process, change, dissolution, and for me in the context of a group show, the potential for an examination of…

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