Art

Downtime at the Experimental Station: A conversation with Dan Peterman

Location

6100 S. Blackstone Ave
60637 Chicago
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Zine, Wang
Date: 
2004
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Extensive interview about Dan Peterman's building at 6100 S. Blackstone in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. The enormous building was gutted in a suspicious fire and eventually rebuilt and reorganized under the name The Experimental Station. Peterman describes the character and cultural life of the original building and the endless political and bureaucratic challenges that he faced in the struggle to rebuild. A good window into Chicago city politics and the difficulty in maintaining an autonomous cultural practice in Chicago. The Baffler and magazine and the initiative Blackstone Bicycle Works - tenants of 6100 S. Blackstone - are also discussed.
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English
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Infinitas Gracias: Contemporary Mexican Votive Painting

Catalog Number: 
Book, Vilchis Roque
Date: 
2004
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Infinitas Gracias is the first collection of the work of Alfredo Vilchis Roque, one of Mexico's most famous contemporary painters, and his sons. In the tradition of Catholic votives, each painting tells a miraculous tale and gives thanks to the intervening saint. Ablaze with intense color hearkening back to the natural pigment dyes of ancient Mexico, these works portray the kaleidoscope of issues that constitute modern urban existence. With over 200 paintings, from circus adventures to household accidents to adultery, drugs, and prostitution, Infinitas Gracias weaves together a bizarre tapestry of stories, some disturbing, some comical -- all unerringly wrought and profoundly touching.
Language: 
English
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Table of contents - Self-portraits - Prosperity - Relationships - Natural Disasters - Parenthood - Accidents - Illness - Prostitution - The Circus - Urban Violence - Emigration - Mexican History - Homosexuality - The World Beyond - Sports - Alcohol - Driving - Religion - Rural Life - Drowning - Drugs and Depression
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2020618613
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Yo soy la que Decide/I am the Choicemaker

Location

Avenida Sucre de Catia, Parque del Oeste, Estacion Gato Negra del Metro de Caracas
Caracas
Venezuela
VE
Catalog Number: 
Book, Lorna Marsh
Date: 
2001
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Exhibit catalog with essays about the work in Spanish and English.
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English
Spanish
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Punk Planet

Location

4229 N Honore
60613 Chicago
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
magazine, Punk Planet
Date: 
May/June 2005
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May and June 2005
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67
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This issue picks up where the previous two left off, by documenting some of the best artists and designers in the underground. But this issue also pushes into new areas as well, covering fashion design, tattoo art, mapmaking, and even someone who uses love as an art form. It's an eclectic mix full of amazing things to look at-and interesting stories to read.
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English
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AREA Chicago's First Wants and Needs Benefit Party and Auction

Location

1511 N Milwaukee Ave Second Floor
60622 Chicago
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
other, AREA Chicago's First Wants and Needs Benefit Party and Auction
Date: 
2007
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A pamphlet describing the contents to be auctioned off at AREA Chicago's benefit auction that took place on Saturday, December 8, 2007.
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English
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Was found between two random pages of another, much larger book in the catalog pile -- The 2006 Chicago Crime Commission "Gang Book." Unclear whether the two are related, or if the pamphlet was intended for submission at all. No contributors listed.
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Jenny, Anarchist

How to be a good zine citizen

Location

1854 west north avenue
60622 Chicago
United States
US
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zine, how to be a good zine citizen
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A guide on how to be an informed and polite "zine citizen." Written by Liz Mason (manager of Quimby's bookstore) and Carrie. Both of which are seasoned zinesters. Advice largely on navigating consignment zines, zine fest etiquette and trades.
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English
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Zine has no year for publication.
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Journey to the Southern Oracle: A Neverending Fanzine

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zine, Journey to the Southern Oracle: A Neverending Fanzine
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A short comic zine detailing the author's love for and relationship with the 1984 West German fantasy film "The NeverEnding Story."
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English
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Two or three pages have coffee stain-like discolorations. 14p, b&w, 5.25"x6.5"
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Cows On Parade In Chicago

Catalog Number: 
Book, Sullivan
Date: 
2000
Edition: 
5th
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Photographs of the public art project of Chicago's painted cows.
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3859230425
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The Studio Reader - On The Space Of Artists

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Book, Mary Jane Jacob, Michelle Grabner
Date: 
2010
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From the back cover:"The Studio Reader pulls back the curtain to reveal the activities behind artistic production. What does it mean to be in the studio? What is the space of the studio in the artist's practice? How do studios help artists envision their agency and, beyond that, their entire lives? This forward-thinking anthology brings together artists, curators, each of whom locates the studio both spatially and conceptually at the center of an art world that increasingly crosses institutions, markets, and disciplines."
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English
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Comes with letter from U of C press inside
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9780226389615
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