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The Insiders’ Guide to Art This Fall

Chicago surveyed 26 artists, collectors, curators, and gallerists to take the pulse of the city’s art scene. They revealed what shows to see, what to wear to them, where to pick up artists, and Chicago’s next art star.

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‘Stream in the Grid’ by Gabriel Orozco
Photo: John Berens/Courtesy of the artist Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Stream in the Grid, by Gabriel Orozco

Top 5 Shows

1. Josiah McElheny at the Arts Club of Chicago
Neither a typical fashion show nor an art exhibit, McElheny’s much-anticipated show features live models clad in high-fashion pieces perched among midcentury-modern furnishings. artsclubchicago.org. Through Dec. 13

2. Elijah Burgher at Western Exhibitions
Burgher, known for his playful take on secret sexual incantations, sketches sigils, or sex symbols, into refined color-pencil drawings. westernexhibitions.com. Opening Oct. 25

3. Suicide Narcissus at the Renaissance Society
The age-old tale of Narcissus is refreshed with themes that reflect current global crises such as climate change. renaissancesociety.org. Through Dec. 15

4. The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology at the MCA
If the art world had its own History Channel, its program surveying the early 2000s might look something like this exhibit including work by Gabriel Orozco (see above). mcachicago.org. Opening Nov. 15

5. Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and Rashid Johnson at Monique Meloche gallery
Both Manglano-Ovalle and Johnson make bold political statements here; Manglano-Ovalle shows a to-scale replica (27 feet long) of a drone airplane’s wing. moniquemeloche.com. Through Nov. 9

NEXT: Chicago’s next art star, best public art,
buzzword of the moment, and more »


More in Fall Previews:
Comedy: Nick Offerman | Art: Insiders’ Guide | Art: Michelle Grabner
Theatre: Insiders’ Guide | Theatre: David Cromer | Music: Insiders’ Guide
Music: Numero Group | Music: Top 10 Shows | Classics: Blue-Chip Artists


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