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Artists Run Chicago Digest
Publication date: October 30 2009

threewalls and The Green Lantern Press are pleased to announce our latest publishing collaboration, The Artist’s Run Chicago Digest, a complimentary publication to the exhibition Artist’s Run Chicago (curated by Britton Bertran and Allison Peters Quinn) at the Hyde Park Art Center, May 10th-July 5th, 2009.

The ARC Digest is meant to archive in print the activities of Chicago’s artist-run spaces between 1999-2009. It acts both as a companion to the exhibition and an extension of that project with interviews by Dan Gunn, essays by Abigail Satinsky, The Pond, Scott Speh and John Neff, Mary Jane Jacob and Lori Waxman, and an accompanying audio program by Bad At Sports featuring an interview with Temporary Services and a panel of Chicago artist-run media organizers.

Interviews, essays and responses along with floorplans, exhibition histories and other visuals archive and present a 10-year time period in Chicago’s artist-run culture while providing history, reflection, critique and dialog about artist-run culture, its importance, difficulties, sustainability and necessity as well as its specificity to a community and generation.

To purchase, please click here.

Designed by JNL Design. Edition of 500.
Image: Artists Run Chicago installation view, Hyde Park Art Center


The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists
Publication Date: April 2010

In spring 2010 The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists will be released, a co-publication of the University of Chicago Press and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A timely reappraisal, this 328-page volume aims to be a valuable companion for the working artist, a useful text for the classroom insights on an age-old aspect of art—the studio—resituating it in contemporary times, and of interest to all who might wonder about the processes behind the art. Special contributions by over 20 artists, including Art & Language, John Baldessari, Walead Beshty, Daniel Buren, Rodney Graham, Karl Haendel, Rachel Harrison, Bruce Nauman, Carolee Schneemann, Buzz Spector, Marjorie Welish, and James Welling. Essays by leading writers feature: Glenn Adamson, Svetlana Alpers, Courtney Martin, Barry Schwabsky, Katy Siegel, Howard Singerman, Robert Storr, and Lane Relyea. Editors, Mary Jane Jacob and Michelle Grabner.

Image: Rodney Graham, The Gifted Amateur, Nov 10th, 1962, 2007, Three painted aluminum light boxes with transmounted chromogenic transparencies, 112 x 219 x 7 inches, Edition of four and one Artist's Proof, Courtesy of the artist, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, and the Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada


Square Feet Chicago: The Artist's Guide to Buying and Leasing Space  

Square Feet Chicago: The Artist’s Guide to Buying and Leasing Space is a web publication of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.  Within its 27 chapters, SquareFeet Chicago outlines what artists and arts organizations need to consider in finding affordable space to work, live, perform, exhibit, rehearse, construct, teach and gather. Artists can search and access specific content for ownership models, finding space, resolving disputes and space emergencies. Detail-oriented explanations on property taxes, insurance, Chicago's zoning ordinance and building codes, and green practice are covered by over 100 real estate and other professionals who contributed their expertise. SFC also features a description of every Chicago neighborhood, including its social and cultural facilities, transit access and political representation. SFC is published through a cooperative agreement withToronto Artscape.

Also on CAR:

  • Spacefinder:  Chicago's community-contributed directory of permanent and temporary spaces for artists in all disciplines.  
  • CAR's Space section features permanent venues and other resources in addition to Square Feet and Spacefinder.
  • Artist Stories: essays providing real-life accounts written by artists and real estate industry professionals about the various struggles and successes that accompany the hunt for space. 

Image: Feet by Pharaoh Hound on flickr