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THE SEEN | Chicago's International 
Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art
 
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Online Issue 28: April
 
 
This month marked the launch of THE SEEN Issue 02 in print. The free full-color journal is now available throughout the city of Chicago and select locations nationally and internationally. Pick up your copy today, or read online and print at home here. Online exclusives for April below.
 

ELMGREEN & DRAGSET: POWERLESS STRUCTURES // TEL AVIV MUSEUM OF ART
by Sarah Peguine

Visitors to the Tel Aviv Museum might miss the artwork welcoming them at the entrance hall of the museum’s new building, Donation Box (2006) by Elmgreen & Dragset is a transparent glass box placed on a plinth, a donation box that can commonly be found in various establishments. The exhibition is part of a joint project with two other institutions, the Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (March–August 2014) and the Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen (September 2014–January 2015), each of the previous shows was titled Biography

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MICHAEL JOO // BLAIN|SOUTHERN, LONDON
by Kostas Prapoglou

The new body of work by New York-based artist Michael Joo demonstrates an intricate artistic practice certainly not easily bypassed. Entitled Radiohalo, this solo show, presented at Blain|Southern gallery in London, dissects notions of human hypostasis, presence and absence, energy consumption, nature and environment. All are filtered through the spectrum of idealism and embody Joo’s noetic experimentations by simultaneously utilizing an underlying pragmatism.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE // INTERVIEW WITH CÉLESTE BOURSIER-MOUGENOT
by Tina Gelsomini

— To read the feature in Issue 02 in print of THE SEEN, click here â€”

French contemporary artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot has been creating installations for over two decades. The artists’ works, which play upon his experience as a composer and longtime passion with experimental music, create ethereal worlds of sight and sound.

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INVISIBLE WOMEN // IN CONVERSATION WITH SHEIDA SOLEIMANI
by Sarah Sharp

Orchestrated by guest curator Samantha ‘Banks’ Schefman of Playground Detroit, Doubly So at Center Galleries on the College for Creative Studies campus is a four-person show of new work. Featuring four artists—Amalia Soto (aka “Molly Soda”), Sheida Soleimani, Sofia Szamosi, Dessislava Terzeiva—the work on view in the exhibition shares the common trait of young female artists deeply engaged with technology and social media as a platform for their work. 

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Image up top: Elmgreen & Dragset For as Long as It Lasts, 2016 Wood, plywood, PVC and concrete 360×3300 Courtesy of the artists Photo: Elad Sarig

               
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