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Centerfield | Fielding Practice Podcast #12

We’re back with Episode #12 of “Fielding Practice,” a podcast produced exclusively for the Art21 Blog. This week, our regular panelists Duncan MacKenzie, Dan Gunn and Claudine Isé discuss the demise of Next/Art Chicago–which up until last week had been the US’ longest-running art fair –and the subsequent rise of Expo, a new Chicago-based art fair slated to debut on Navy Pier in September 2012. We also review current exhibitions by Laura Letinsky at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, whose show Negative Joy is on view at Corbett vs. Dempsey gallery; we also offer some “best bet” picks for the coming month in Chicago. As an added bonus, this week we keep the conversation blissfully short, at a running time of approximately 38 minutes — as always, thank you for listening!

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Laura Letinsky. Untitled #29 (from the Ill Form and Void Full series), 2011. Archival pigment print on Hanemuhle paper. 45 x 35 in. (114.3 x 88.9 cm). Courtesy the artist; Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago; and Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York.

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung. "Ulcerous gnawing as a reaction to one's embeddedness," 2009 - 2011. Oil, enamel, leather, collage with artists frame on canvas. 18" x 14". Courtesy the artist and Corbett vs Dempsey.

Panelist’s picks for late February/March, 2012:

Dan Gunn: Nazafarin Lofti at Tony Wight Gallery, March 2 – April 14, 2012.

Duncan MacKenzie: Anna Kunz at Terrain Gallery, opened February 19, 2012 (artwork is visible from the street).

Claudine Ise: Mike Kelley‘s  More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid and The Wages of Sin, 1987, on view now at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago as part of its exhibition This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s.


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