Articles by Tricia Van Eck

Hank Willis Thomas. Photo: Tricia Van Eck.

Poetry, Prose, and Pamphlet

Poetry, Prose, and Pamphlet

Recently, I visited three shows– September 11, Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennale), and Creative Time’s Living As Form – all of which I highly recommend. The shows were a treasure trove …

David Hammons, America The Beautiful, 1968 from NOW DIG THIS! ART AND BLACK LOS ANGELES 1960 - 1980.

Money/Market

Money/Market

Let’s face it. Occupy Wall Street, and just about everything else, is about money – who has it and who doesn’t – and how the market can help or hurt …

At Occupy Wall Street. Photo by Tricia Van Eck.

What Is To Be Done?* Conversations, Commerce, and Collaborations

What Is To Be Done?* Conversations, Commerce, and Collaborations

Canceled: Exhibiting Experimental Art in China, presented at The Smart Museum of Art in Chicago in 2000, was a metaphorical representation of It’s Me, a 1998 Chinese experimental art exhibition that was …

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Happiness as an Aesthetic Strategy

Happiness as an Aesthetic Strategy

After 22 years of Richard M. Daley, the longest-serving mayor in Chicago’s history, our city has a new mayor, Rahm Emanuel. While artists often greet new politicians with a screed …

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Encounters with Generosity, Cooperation, and Community

Encounters with Generosity, Cooperation, and Community

The unpredictable and often ephemeral encounters that occur when art, community, audience, and ideas intersect are what excite me most about working with artists. For my last project at the …