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A Chicago (ish) art tumblr by me, Claudine Ise. I'm an art writer who contributes to publications such as the Chicago Tribune, artforum.com, and other stuff. This is a visual notebook of the articles, images, videos and other gunk that's clogging my brain at the moment....some of it fodder for the larger stuff I am, have been, or will be thinking and writing about.

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My latest post for Bad at Sports on art:21 blog just went live. An excerpt:

What do artists know? A few weeks ago, I spent an afternoon at the Chicago home of Frances Whitehead talking about the philosophical and pragmatic underpinnings of this question. To be sure, the notion that artists have a specialized knowledge — a quantifiable skill set of processes, methodologies, and approaches that they carry with them into the world — makes some people, even artists themselves, a little uncomfortable. But for Whitehead — a sculptor, gardener, professor (she has been on the faculty of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 1985), and self-identified “designist” (a linguistic mashup of the terms artist and designer) — it’s a liberating idea that has allowed her to situate her own practice within an expanded field of inquiry that engages sustainability, public works, and the future of design. (Read full post).

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