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We are back with our next podcast featuring the latest in art news and reviews from Chicago and the Midwest! This month, Duncan Mackenzie, Dan Gunn, and Art21 Blog Editor Claudine Isé review Bruce Nauman’s exhibition at Donald Young Gallery and debate the merits of ArtPrize, a city-wide art contest in Grand Rapids, Mich., whose winners are determined by public vote. The stakes are high–the grand prize winner receives $250,000! This year, artist Mia Tavonatti won for her stained glass mosaic titled Crucifixion. Apologies–on the podcast, we mis-pronounced the artist’s name as meeah; the correct pronunciation is myah. We also talk up the shows and events in Chicago that we’re most looking forward to over the coming months; you’ll find links to all of them below. Thanks for listening!

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All images of Bruce Nauman’s works are copyrighted by the Artist’s Rights Society. Click here to visit the Donald Young Gallery for images and brief video clips of the Nauman video we discuss this week, Combinations Described (Chicago), 2011.

Watch this video to learn more about Mia Tavanati’s winning ArtPrize entry:

Panelist’s picks for the month of October:

Claudine: Nancy Holt: Sightlines, at the Graham Foundation, October 7-December 17, 2011.

Dan: Jonathan Baldock at Peregrine Program, October 9-November 6, 2011.

Duncan: Hand in Glove conference and the MDW Fair Fair Showcase at the Geolofts, October 21-23, 2011.