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Lori Waxman is the art critic for the Chicago Tribune and a senior lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to people with a lived experience of homelessness.

  • Date:5/24/2022 05:30 PM - 5/24/2022 07:30 PM
  • Location Weinberg/Newton Gallery (Map)
  • More Info:688 N. Milwaukee Avenue


For the past 15 years, Chicago-based art historian and critic, Lori Waxman, has been moonlighting as the "60 wrd/min art critic," a public performance in which she writes (and publishes) short art reviews for any artist who needs them. She presents an overview of this project with a focus on two iterations that took place in Chicago in very different times and spaces, relating it to the recent history of social art and relational aesthetics, and thinking through what happens when art history decides to leave the confines of the institution to see how it might be of use to practicing artists. 

Red Line Service is led by people with a lived experience of being unhoused. Red Line Service wields art world resources to build community, generating the sense of belonging and mutual care essential to securing and retaining housing. We collaborate with artists and cultural institutions to expand access to the art world, avowing that art can break the bonds of ingrained social roles and structures and forge new realities in which all can flourish.

Red Line Service: Art Histories is a series of lectures and conversations presented as part of Art Design Chicago Now, an initiative funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art that amplifies the voices of Chicago's diverse creatives, past and present, and explores the essential role they play in shaping the now.

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A meal will be provided.