News From the Art World: February 23, 2021

Soil Lab Team Photo L to R Vester, Bruun, Martin, Ni Chathasaigh_Photos by Benita Marcussen (left) and Rob de Boer (right), 2019 . Image Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial and Danish Arts Foundation

Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces Winners of its First Commission, the DAF Open Call

The Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) and the Danish Arts Foundation (DAF) have selected Soil Lab as the winning project of a DAF Open Call for a major new commission in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago.

By Christele Harrouk, ArchDaily

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With Art Hubs and Performances, Theaster Gates Is Redefining Chicago’s South Side

The artist is injecting new life—and art—into abandoned and run down spaces, and investing in community in the South Side. 

By Evita Robinson, Conde Nast Traveler

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Federal prosecutors say these are among several historical and valuable artifacts that went missing from a Deerfield storage facility last spring. Three people have been criminally charged in connection with the alleged heist.U.S. District Court records

‘This guy is Saint Michael and is over 600 years old’: Sculptures, paintings, poster nabbed in art heist

The FBI set up a sting operation after records show at least $112,000 in cash changed hands in exchange for some of the items. The investigation has since led to criminal charges against three people.

By Jon Seidel, Chicago Sun Times

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Ernest Hemingway’s earliest short story, “The Judgment of Manitou,” appeared in his Oak Park, Ill., high school literary magazine in 1916.Credit...via Grolier Club


Are Magazines Dead? Not at This Exhibition

“Magazines and the American Experience,” at the Grolier Club in Manhattan, explores the rich, colorful and sometimes deeply strange history of American periodicals.

By Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times 

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