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Re: “Chicago is having a moment

whoa! the wrathful rebuke of an angry anonymouse! Fear the minion with no name!

Hopefully this thread will each out to artists in the art world here -and not merely art world operators -as the real change here along with everywhere else is how these people are no longer as necessary or, viable-. I am always happy to give credit where its due -yes the curators mentioned here are all relatively new -however, key components at the MCA were also kept in place to create the team that now exists. Politeness you would think would dictate that they also be mentioned. But of course that, is not the case.

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Posted by Wesley Kimler on 03/13/2012 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Chicago is having a moment

How interesting Walker fails to mention the reigning expert on Chicago art among curators at the MCA -Lynne Warren or another major member of that team Julie Widholm Rodrigues. But of course, that's not the first time when it comes to Lynne, he has made this omission......Walker is right though, things are indeed changing. Another sign of things to come is people leaving -(retiring) from positions of power -at 'The Ren' for instance....here is to that august institution finding a competent, politically uncompromised new director, not tied to or involved in promoting any educational institutions agenda -meaning faculty or, students. A person of integrity and real rigor who will arrive with a deep and serious background in aesthetics -as opposed to being yet another dedicated follower of fashion.There is always hope.

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Posted by Wesley Kimler on 03/13/2012 at 12:48 AM

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    An interview with Hamza Walker about the current climate of Chicago's contemporary art scene.
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