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Update on the New Art Examiner's new format

As announced, the New Art Examiner has changed format from a bimonthly to a quarterly journal. Our first quarterly issue, Art in the Time of COVID-19, features a completely new design and will be sent to subscribers soon. It contains a compilation of features that have been uploaded to our website since April. For a preview go to our Archive page to download the PDF version. Our next quarterly issue will deal with the role of art in political protest. On that note, please go to our To Our Readers page to read our statement on the BLM movement and the current political unrest.

Recent Online Reviews and Features

Posted 6/16/2020

The Plague Review
K.A. Letts examines the first issue of The Plague Review, an online publication by Rotland Press devoted to the artistic response to the cornavirs pandemic.

Posted 6/5/2020

Covid-19 vs. The Art Field
Phil Barcio examines the effects of the coronavirus  pandemic on the the alternative arts scene in Chicago. (feature)

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Culture in Quarantine: Seven Interviews from Chicago

Interviews Introduction

Evan Carter interviewed seven Chicago art world members about being confined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are the first three. the next four will appear next quarter.

Posted 5/31/2020

Nate Lewis: "Latent Tapestries"
At Fridman Gallery, NYC
(online exhibition review)

Posted 5/27/2020

Virtual Visual Culture
Emelia Lehmann examines the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on three major chicago institutions. (feature)

Posted 5/23/2020

“Desmadre Berlin”
Norbert Bisky

At Galerie Templon, Paris

(online exhibition review)

Posted 5/22/2020

“Legacy of Decency. Rembrandt, the Jews and the Danes”
At Elverhøj Museum of History and Art, Solvang, CA. (review)

Posted 4/28/2020

Human or Man-Made Material: “The Allure of Matter” Visits Chicago
At Wrightwood 659 and the Smart Museum, Chicago. (review)

Posted 4/12/2020

“Chicago Streets and Ways”
At Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago,  through April 25, 2020. William Dolan and Karen Perl. (review)


Posted 4/9/2020

Artoma: The Art of Cancer
At Chicago Art Department, Chicago. Michael Gallagher, Eileen Powers, Nancy VanKanegan, Barbara Youngquist,, Richard Zeid. (review)

Posted 4/52020

Different for Girls: “Touch Your Mirror” Reflects on Female Adolescence
At EXTRA Projects, Chicago. Jessica Frances Martin and Taylor Morgan.

Posted 4/5//2020

Walls of Prophecy and Protest: William Walker and the Roots of a Revolutionary Public Art Movement
by Jeff W. Hubner, Northwestern University Press. Book Review. (review)

Posted 1/29/2020

At Siblings, Chicago, from December 13, 2019 through January 18, 2020. Matt Morris, curator. (review)


March/April 2020 (PDF of current issue available on our Archive page)



"Down by Line"

One After 909 Gallery, Chicago

Point, Line, and Plane: Andrea Zittel's Spatial Investigations
Carnegie Mellon's Miller Institute of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh

Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts—Faculty Showcase
Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago

Intuiting the Figure

Intuit Gallery, Chicago

"Stolen Sisters"

Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Crossman Gallery, Whitewater, Wisconsin

Process and Ritual

Renaissance Society, University of Chicago

Rumor Gives It: Encountering the Museum of Jurassic Technology in the Capitalocene

Museum of Jurassic Technology, Culver City, California

January/February 2020

State of the Art Scene

(There are no articles in this issue.)

Creativity and Intellectual Process
Nirmal Raja at The Alice Wild, Milwaukee

Lari Pittman's Declaration of Independence
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Lacking for Pope.L

Catalog to MoMA Pope.L show

Arturo Herrera

Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

July/August 2019

Chicago Galleries on the Move: Gallerists Tell Us Why

Works That Caught Our Eye

Works not part of an exhibition being reviewed


The Importance of Small Moves

James Nares at the Milwaukee Art Museum

"Time Share" and "Warm Welcome"

at Monaco Gallery, St. Louis

Encountering "William Counter:

Simple Spells"

at Firecat Projects, Chicago

"Joel-Peter Witkin: From the Studio" at Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago


at Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago



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