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EXPO CHICAGO/2015
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Issue 14: November
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PROSPECT 3 // INTERVIEW WITH FRANKLIN SIRMANS
by Maria Avila Risolute

Prospect, the New Orleans biennial, is now in its third chapter–reflecting the city’s rich cultural breadth with a wide array of exhibitions and performances. Like so many metropolitan areas, there are many different neighborhoods, and each make up a very different climate. Between historical significance and the work of some of today’s most important artists, Prospect 3 has a unique rhythm that is part of the experience created by Artistic Director, Franklin Sirmans.

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DAVID SCANAVINO // PROFILE OF THE ARTIST
In Conversation with Tara Plath

David Scanavino‘s most recent exhibition, Imperial Texture, is currently on view at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut. He was exhibited in the group exhibition Walk-Ins Welcome at Marlborough on the Lower East Side. Originally a painter, Scanavino’s work has been moving increasingly towards installation and sculpture that overlays a formal painting vocabulary onto site-specific works created from familiar materials that reference social spaces and institutional spaces.

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THE FLUIDITY ASPECT // NETHERLANDS 2014
by Dominique Moulon 

TodaysArt in the Netherlands was founded by Olof van Winden, and is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. After residing in the city centre of The Hague for nine years it has now moved closer to the edge of the North Sea, notably with an exhibition entitled The Fluidity Aspect.

LAURENT GRASSO // SOLEIL DOUBLE
by Stephanie Cristello

Miracles are real. Even once disproven by science, by time, by their inaccuracies and faults, the echo of their phenomena exists within the minds of those that have experienced them. Our shared history, the one taught in books, is filled with spectacular factual misgivings; the sensation of history hinges on a huge amount of faith, and our willingness to suspend the real, to give into fantastic visions over concrete evidence.

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REGEN PROJECTS // LIZZIE FITCH & RYAN TRECARTIN
by Natalie Hegert

“You might in touch with… end up… the source… What?” The girl speaking drunkenly rolls in her chair. She tries again, slurring. “You might end up in touch with the source.” She repeats this sentence a few times for emphasis, exaggerating and lengthening her pronunciation. “You might… end up… in touch with… the sssourrrce…”

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PROFILE OF THE ARTIST // MONA HATOUM
by Hiba Ali

Socio-political events are mass corporeal engagements in which conflicts and outbreaks carry the potential to destabilize nations. In these circumstances, the environment is no longer in stasis. Political upheaval renders society’s inhabitants in a predicament of perpetual longing for an affect of normalcy that once existed. Mona Hatoum’s installations draw out the nuanced politics of space by poetically constructing an architecture of defamiliarization.

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URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD // REDEFINING LANDSCAPE
by Heather Findling

The tradition of walking in Britain’s landscape is currently exemplified on a hyperbolic scale at Yorkshire Sculptural Park (YSP).  Beyond England’s intrinsic links between romanticism, nationalism, and sauntering through nature, the park vis-à-vis museum offers a clear break from the nostalgic past by declaring modern and contemporary sculpture’s place within the natural sublimity of the English countryside.

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