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Chicago Art Critics Forum: Salon Review
Apr 03, 2018 (6pm)
Panel Discussion

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THE SEEN and EXPO CHICAGO, in collaboration with the Graham Foundation, present the Chicago Art Critics Forum. Now in its seventh edition, Salon Review convenes a live panel of contemporary critics to discuss exhibitions currently on display in Chicago. Centered around the materiality of experience, Howardena Pindell’s retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Mounira Al Solh’s work at the Art Institute of Chicago, the experimental paintings of Sam Gilliam, Alan Shields, and Frank Stella at the Block Museum of Art's Katz Gallery, and the group exhibition Unthought Environments at the Renaissance Society will be discussed. 

Panelists include Elliot Reichert (Newcity), Abigail Winograd (, and Ruslana Lichtzier (THE SEEN). Hosted by Stephanie Cristello, Editor-in-Chief of THE SEEN.


THE SEEN, Chicago’s International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, features in-depth writing on exhibitions, as well as highlight essays, artist profiles, and reviews. Publishing twice a year in print, in addition to monthly online issues, the free, full-color, 150+ page journal is produced in a limited-edition 10,000-count run, and is available for distribution at multiple public locations throughout the city of Chicago, as well as select national and international distribution.

With a network of Staff Writers reporting from around the world, THE SEEN features exclusive pieces and new commissions on the best in international contemporary art. THE SEEN is published by EXPO CHICAGO and led by Editor-in-Chief, Stephanie Cristello. Issue 06 will launch in print April 2018, with exclusive pieces and new commissions on the best in international contemporary art, featuring Brendan Fernandes on the cover to align with his recent exhibition, The Master and Form, at the Graham Foundation.

Free copies of Issues 04 and 05 of THE SEEN will be available for distribution.

Image: Howardena Pindell, Video Drawings: Swimming, 1975. Chromogenic development print; framed: 13 15/16 × 16 1/16 in. (35.4 × 40.8 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Anixter Art Acquisition Fund, 2016.6. Courtesy the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.