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Re: Chicago

​September 16, 2011 – March 4, 2012​

For a century or more, the Chicago art community has struggled to define itself in relation to other artistic centers, such as Paris, New York, or Los Angeles. While prominent American artists past and present have made Chicago their home at one point or another, many left to make their reputations elsewhere. Rather than submit to the label of “second” city, can Chicago be seen as a center in its own right with an artistic perspective and community as distinctive as its geography, economy, and politics? This exhibition shows work by 40 artists, each chosen by a member of the Chicago art world, and invites viewers to join in a conversation about who is famous, who used to be, and who ought to be.

An 86-page full-color catalogue was produced in conjunction with the exhibition and includes essays by Robert Cozzolino, Wendy Greenhouse, Kirsten Jensen, and Lynne Warren. Click here to purchase.​