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11-5-2015: Kerstin Brätsch: PELE'S CURSE reviewed by Newcity.

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10-31-2015: Claire Pentecost's installation reviewed by Newcity.

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9-7-2015: Kerstin Brätsch: PELE'S CURSE is on ArtSlant's list of must-see exhibitions this fall.

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9-1-2015: Robb Report Home & Style features The Arts Club of Chicago.

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8-15-2015: Crain's Chicago Business names The Arts Club one of the most exclusive business clubs in Chicago.

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7-13-2015: ArtSlant reviews Tell it to the Birds, a pop-up art installation at the Mylayne pavilion.

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7-1-2015: Chicago Magazine features the Mylayne Pavilion in Millennium Park.

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5-21-2015: The Chicago Reader previews Jean-Luc Mylayne: Mutual Regard.

From Aimee Levitt's article: "This will be the first major exhibit of Mylayne's work in the United States, and The Arts Club and the Art Institute will both have photos on display." Read more...
   
4-30-2015: Pedro Cabrita Reis reviewed in Hyperallergic.
From Kate Sierzputowski's article: "Through simple interventions Cabrita Reis is able to make the building speak, if only it agrees to hold some of his materials. This interchange is a successful, subtle, and often witty conversation, one that encourages the audience to further explore the artist’s work and its architectural setting." Read more...
   
2-12-2015: Simon Starling opens in Montreal.

From John Pohl's article: "His [Starling's] work is about transformation and alchemy: “A plate of steel serenading as sculpture, a car serenading as a painting.” The best works, he said, “are the ones that make themselves.”" Read more...
   
1-17-2015: ARTNews profiles Allison Smith.

From Trent Morse's article: "[Smith] is a constant apprentice, approaching leatherworkers, tinsmiths, wood carvers, spinners, ceramicists, and other artisans and getting them to teach her their crafts." Read more...

 
   
1-12-2015: The Chicago Tribune names Arts Club members John Vinci and Philip Hamp Chicagoans of the Year in Architecture.


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12-12-2014: Allison Smith is reviewed in Newcity.

From Mark Pohlad's review: "there’s a warmth and familiarity to Smith’s work even beyond the fake coziness of places like Colonial Williamsburg, which her art indicts. She suggests that the project of history is always staged, and that historical display is a set that has been cunningly dressed." Read more...



 
   

11-24-2014: Allison Smith contributes 500 words to Artforum.

"I have been attracted to working with reenactors because there is a strong sense that they would have a radically different perspective from my own, or that I wouldn’t be welcome in their world. Still, there are moments of redemption and reconciliation when I realize what a wide spectrum of people engage in that culture, whether for personal or political reasons... even as they don’t consider themselves artists, they have a similarly deep investment in what they’re doing." Read more...

   
10-23-2014: Chicago Tonight interviews John Vinci.

Architect of The Arts Club and longtime Arts Club member John Vinci is honored by the American Institute of Architects. Vinci talks about his work trying to save the architecture of Louis Sullivan and others, what he learned under Mies van der Rohe, and about his own architecture. Read more and watch...
 
   
9-15-2014: SFAQ reviews Pictures for an Exhibition.

From Amanda Roscoe Mayo's article: "Artworks have a unique ability to follow their own commerce. While cultural significance often does not align with monetary value, Starling has provided a look into both sides of this coin and given us a reminder that art has many ambassadors. This exhibition is one of the few times that research is synthesized correctly into an aesthetically smart and accessible project." Read more...
   
9-8-2014: Sculpture Magazine interviews Simon Starling.                                        

Simon Starling on his Arts Club exhibition: "It's important to think about the works as being simple models for making. It's almost like you're offering a model to navigate through history... a clear and systematic means of generating images." Read more...
   
9-5-2014: The Chicago Tribune reviews Simon Starling.                                             

From Lori Waxman's article: "Starling undertook his most ambitious to date. It's also one of the most satisfying, especially for an art buff... Thirty-six immaculate black-and-white photographs and an elegant catalogue of annotations result... they perform an elegy of exquisite depth." Read more...
   
6-4-2014: Chicago Reader previews Simon Starling.                                             

From Lauren Pearson's article: "the two Starling exhibitions - which the globetrotting artist describes as 'a series of overlaying maps' - show off the range of his practice: some works are quiet; some have the quality of spectacle; all point to the workings of a spectacular mind." Read more...
   
5-20-2014: Chicago Gallery News previews Simon Starling.                                             
Learn more about Simon Starling's upcoming site-specific artwork for The Arts Club of Chicago, as well as the concurrent MCA retrospective. Read more...
   
3-20-2014: Newcity reviews Émilie Charmy.                                                                   
From Chris Miller's article: "The first Charmy retrospective to be organized in the U.S... makes you wonder why it took so long. Her painting feels loose and spontaneous, but when you look close up, the strands of brushed color are as clear, distinct, and perfectly located as the threads in a tapestry." Read more...
   
2-25-2014: Splash previews Émilie Charmy.                                                                     
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12-13-2013: Josiah McElheny: Two Clubs at The Arts Club of Chicago was featured in the Chicago Tribune's "Best art shows of 2013."

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11-21-2013: The Arts Club of Chicago remembers Roger Ebert with a panel including Chaz Ebert, Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune, Barbara Scharres of the Siskel Film Center, and Milos Stehlik of Facets Multi-Media, moderated by Andrew Patner.

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Salle 11-8-2013: David Salle is interviewed by Rachel Small on his Ghost Paintings series.

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10-22-2013: Chicago Magazine reviewed Josiah McElheny's Two Clubs at The Arts Club of Chicago.

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10-21-2013: Sotheby's Helyn Goldenberg has been named president of The Arts Club of Chicago.

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10-21-2013: Two Clubs at The Arts Club of Chicago and The Arts Club were featured in The Depaulia.

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10-9-2013: The Chicago Tribune reviewed Two Clubs at The Arts Club of Chicago.

From Claudine Ise's article: "By putting human beings on display, McElheny highlights the cage-like confines of this particular room, but in a larger sense he may be suggesting that rooms like this one are habitats not for people, but for ideas..." Read more...
   
9-25-2013: Josiah McElheny contributed 500 words to Artforum about his new exhibit at The Arts Club of Chicago.

From Josiah's article: "My idea was quite simple: Could people from six different eras inhabit the same moment? The clothes make the man, or the woman, so the clothes and makeup and hair should be a character." Read more...
 
   

 
9-13-2013: The Arts Club of Chicago and its new exhibition, Josiah McElheny: Two Clubs at The Arts Club of Chicago, was featured in Departures magazine's guide to navigating EXPO Chicago.

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9-9-2013: EXPO Chicago President Tony Karman included The Arts Club of Chicago in his article on the exposition.

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9-6-2013: The Arts Club of Chicago was featured and Director Janine Mileaf interviewed in Michigan Avenue magazine's article, "Examining Chicago's Top 5 Private Clubs."

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9-6-2013: Newcity included Josiah McElheny: Two Clubs at The Arts Club of Chicago in its Fall Art Preview.

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9-6-2013: The Chicago Sun-Times included Josiah McElheny: Two Clubs at The Arts Club of Chicago in its list of notable visual arts events this fall.

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8-8-2013: Chicago Magazine included David Salle: Ghost Paintings among its "Twelve Great Art Gallery Exhibits in Chicago Right Now."

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8-7-2013: A 15-minute video documentation of Claudia Hart's performance for the 18 June salon, "The Alices," is now available on The Arts Club's Media page.

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7-10-2013: The Chicago Tribune has awarded Thomas Dyja the Heartland Prize for nonfiction. Dyja spoke at The Arts Club on 16 July. 

From Courtney Crowder's article: "Since 1988, the Chicago Tribune has awarded the Heartland Prizes to books that embody the spirit of the nation's heartland... Dyja's book centers on Chicago, but has a message for everywhere about the cultural importance of this city." Read more...
   
7-1-2013: Chicago Tribune published an Executive Profile of The Arts Club's President Sophia Siskel on the front page of its Business section on 1 July.

From Corilyn Shropshire's article: " 'I think I have always set pretty lofty goals and then enjoyed trying to determine what steppingstones or what path I could take to get there,' [Siskel] says. She sees it as striving 'to organize and make sense of the
world.' " Read more...
   
6-17-2013: The Arts Club mourns the loss of long-time member Bernard Sahlins, co-founder and former owner of Second City, who passed away on
16 June.

 
From Chris Jones' article in the Chicago Tribune: "Bernard 'Bernie' Sahlins, the co-founder and former owner of Second City and a crucial and essential innovator in the field of American comedy, died peacefully Sunday at his home, his wife, Jane Nicholl Sahlins, said. He was 90. 
 
It is hard to overstate Sahlins' influence on the growth and innovation of sketch comedy, and on any entertainment that involves performers making things up based on suggestions from the audience. He also was famous for spotting big talents, quickly and early." Read more...
   
6-4-2013: Duncan MacKenzie and Richard Holland of Bad at Sports interviewed PopeL. at The Arts Club on Wednesday 29 May.

From Bad at Sports: This week: Live from the Arts Club of Chicago (with great thanks to Janine Mileaf and Allie Foradas!!) Duncan and Richard talk to William Pope.L, about the forthcoming performance “Pull”, his show at the Renaissance Society “Forlesen.” William Pope.L (born 1955 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American visual artist best known for his work in performance art, and interventionist public art. However, he has also produced art in painting, photography and theater. He was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and is a Guggenheim Fellow. Listen in...
   
New American Paintings 5-22-2013: New American Paintings' blog reviews The Arts Club's exhibition David Salle: Ghost Paintings.

From Stephanie Cristello's article: "How can a figure pretend to be invisible, yet still remain the focus of the painting? David Salle begs the question with his recent exhibition at The Arts Club of Chicago – a stunning collection entitled the Ghost Paintings, which displays a collection of work produced by Salle in the early 1990s." Read more...
   
4-29-2013: Interior Design hosted One Night Only in Chicago at The Arts Club of Chicago.

Interior Design held its most recent One Night Only event at The Arts Club of Chicago, where an exhibition by artist Meredyth Sparks was on display. One Night Only are regional urban events that are a mix of networking and portfolio review with Interior Design editors. Upcoming events are slated for Seattle on September 25th and San Francisco on October 24th. View photos...
   
Chicago Sun-Times 4-4-2013: The Arts Club mourns the loss of long-time member Roger Ebert, film critic, who passed away on 4 April.

From the Chicago Sun-Times' obituary, written by Neil Steinberg: "For a film with a daring director, a talented cast, a captivating plot or, ideally, all three, there could be no better advocate than Roger Ebert, who passionately celebrated and promoted excellence in film while deflating the awful, the derivative or the merely mediocre with an observant eye, a sharp wit and a depth of knowledge that delighted his millions of readers and viewers. 'No good film is too long,' he once wrote, a sentiment he felt strongly enough about to have engraved on pens. 'No bad movie is short enough.' "
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4-3-2013: A Chicago Tribune article discusses the work of Jennifer Mills, who was the participating artist at the salon on 12 February 2013 at The Arts Club.

From Lori Waxman's article: "The art world takes itself very seriously. Make that very, very seriously. What little laughter can be heard between the white walls of the museum typically comes at the expense of art by people who don't understand it. Far rarer are chuckles that erupt with art rather than at it, not least because most gallery-goers either fail to recognize the humor embedded in works by artists as famed as Marcel Duchamp, John Cage or Gordon Matta-Clark, or else they're too apprehensive to acknowledge it when something artistic tickles them. When's the last time someone chortled appreciatively rather than derisively in front of Giovanni Anselmo's untitled granite pedestal of 1968, complete with a head of wilting lettuce lashed to its side?" Read more...
   
Chicago Sun-Times 3-19-2013: Chicago Sun-Times discusses The Arts Club's upcoming exhibition David Salle: Ghost Paintings (14 May - 10 August 2013)

From Hedy Weiss' blog entry: "David Salle, who was born in Oklahoma in 1952, and has lived and worked in New York or decades, was one of the hottest painters on the American scene in the 1980s, and he continues to do provocative work."
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2-25-2013: New City Art reviews Windows and Screens: Meredyth Sparks
(23 January - 4 May 2013) at The Arts Club as a recommended show to see in Chicago.


From Janina Ciezadlo's article: "Meredyth Sparks works with materials in a process she calls 'extraction' and it is compelling, even if her painting seems appropriated, but the class connotations of the wallpapers, furniture fabric and basement windows she uses in her constructions bring to mind another kind of materialism." Read more...
   
2-14-2013: TimeOut Chicago looks at The Art Institute of Chicago's upcoming exhibition, "Picasso and Chicago" and references The Arts Club's involvement in the development of Picasso's legacy in Chicago.
 
From Lauren Weinberg's article: "In November, the Arts Club of Chicago hosts 'A Selected Group of American and French Paintings,' which features two works by Picasso. Arts Club president Rue Winterbotham Carpenter includes the artist in four other group shows and gives him five solo shows before her death in 1931."
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2-9-2013: GalleristNY writes about artist and Arts Club Member Richard Artschwager, who has died at age 89. An exhibition of Artschwager's work was held at The Arts Club in 2002. His work, Bristle Corner (1995) is part of The Arts Club's collection and hangs in the northwest corner of our dining room.

From Andrew Russeth's article: "Given Mr. Artschwager’s thrillingly diverse output, it’s difficult to pin his fame to any particular series. He made haunting grayscale paintings, often of domestic scenes and architecture, on textured Celotex and sculptures with Formica—“the great ugly material,” he said of the stuff—and wood that often resembled functional objects like pianos, chairs and tables, betraying the artist’s work as a furniture maker in the 1950s." Read more...
   
2-7-2013: TimeOut Chicago reviews the Chicago Cultural Center's installation of works by Claire Ashley, who will be featured at The Artful Diners Evening Program at The Arts Club on Thursday 14 March 2013

From Lauren Weinberg's review: "Though they aren’t meant to be touched in the gallery, Claire Ashley’s inflatable sculptures—or are they paintings?—beg to be poked and prodded. It seems as though the Chicago Cultural Center’s first-floor galleries can hardly contain the artist’s recent works, which sprawl across the floor and strain against the walls and ceiling." Read more...
   
New York Times Logo 1-28-2013: The New York Times examines the impact of streaming music on the music industry, featuring Zoë Keating, who will perform at The Arts Club on Friday 22 February 2013

From Ben Sisario's article: "A decade after Apple revolutionized the music world with its iTunes store, the music industry is undergoing another, even more radical, digital transformation as listeners begin to move from CDs and downloads to streaming services like Spotify, Pandora and YouTube....Late last year, Zoë Keating, an independent musician from Northern California, provided an unusually detailed case in point. In voluminous spreadsheets posted to her Tumblr blog, she revealed the royalties she gets from various services, down to the ten-thousandth of a cent." Read more...
   
Bad at Aports 12-17-2012: Bad at Sports Contemoprary Art Talk podcast Episode 381 features Janice Kerbel discussing her exhibition at The Arts Club

From the interview: "I definitely am invested in this idea of inhabiting existing forms." Listen in...
   
New York Times Logo 11-30-2012: New York Times reviews Shock of the News, with an essay co-written by Arts Club Director Janine Mileaf

From Carlo Rotella's review: "In 'Shock of the News,' the catalog of an exhibition that runs until Jan. 27 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the curator Judith Brodie and her collaborators offer a cogent, evocative account of artists’ use and abuse of the newspaper from 1909 to 2009. In the early 20th century, the newspaper was the news incarnate, enjoying a status akin to the Internet’s today but perhaps even more dominant, given the lack of competing technologies. Last Tuesday’s paper was, in some sense, last Tuesday itself. And newsprint, the epitome of ­assembly-line mass culture, presented the creative imagination with a predigital infinity of language and images in which to wander."  Read more...
   
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11-2012: Janice Kerbel reviewed in artjournal.com's "Critics' Picks"

From Zachary Cahill's review: "The work in Janice Kerbel’s first solo exhibition in the United States dances nimbly around the proverbial void. Take, for instance, Cue, 2012, a suite of thirty-six screenprints, divided into three 'acts' through which a drama of abstract shapes in gray scale unfolds. The graphic work is derived from Kerbel’s play Kill the Workers!, 2011, which is the subject of illustrations in the exhibition catalogue. Cue is, by way of this displacement, something of a latter-day Kandinsky work, in which floating trapezoids and circles vie for compositional and narrative dominance: an accumulation of symbols suggestive of an elusive story line that is absent for the viewer."  Read more...
   
8-2012: The Arts Club of Chicago mentioned as one of Chicago's Other Institutions in an article for art ltd. magazine

From James Yood's article: "We Chicagoans understand. You visitors get to Chicago, what, two or three times a decade, each time for a few days on business or pleasure, get a good sense of the Loop and Michigan Avenue, enjoy the lakefront, the architecture, check out some fine restaurants, try to see the 2005 World Champion White Sox, etc...But Chicagoans very interested in modern and contemporary art regularly hit a lot of other art place as well, and here's an annotated list of six museums, institutions, and art spaces (not including commercial art galleries) that you might want to check out on your next visit."
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