New Guest Blogger: Dmitry Samarov

 

Dmitry Samarov. "Stoops," 2008. Sumi ink on paper. 42 x 30 inches. Courtesy the artist.

Thanks to previous guest blogger Lisa Anne Auerbach for taking the Art21 blog’s readers along on her spinning, shooting, cooking, improv-ing and other daily adventures through Chicago, New Mexico, Philly and Auerbach’s homebase of L.A. You can keep up with Lisa’s current activities by visiting her website here.

Next up, we’re pleased to host Dmitry Samarov, an artist and writer who paints picturesdrives a taxi in Chicago, and is the author of Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab (University of Chicago Press, 2011). Dmitry tells us that he “has to grudgingly admit at this point that this writing business has become a bit more than a once-in-awhile side project,” and notes that he’s “never much cared for the Art World but is trying to make his peace with it in some way.” We’re thrilled to have him on board for the next two weeks — welcome, Dmitry!

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Claudine Isé is a Chicago-based arts and culture writer and a visiting clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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