Proximity is a magazine dedicated to contemporary art and culture. This issue highlights grassroots planning & placemaking projects with the journal's usual focus on art in Chicago - particularly the kind of projects that aren't always immediately visible to casual observers of the city who get their news from more mainstream sources. Lots of contributors as always, including writings by or about: Shannon Stratton, Reuben Kincaid, Laura Fox, Rebecca Zorach, Mike Wolf on Rockford Illinois, Bill Mackey, Jonas Ohlsson, Gary Kachadourian, Bert Stabler on Artist Project Administration, Alison Peters Quinn with a 2011 Chicago Art Report Card, Jason Lazarus on the Art Fair Problem, Laura Fox on Creative Neighborhood Funds for Chicago, an interview with Daniel Tucker, Eric May on feeding the people, Ed Marszewski, Margueritte Hoberg on Cultural Enterprise, Jim Duignan on better models to access land, dialogue and the imagination, Lavie Raven, Iker Gil, Michael Pecerino, profiles of projects by Jason Lazarus and Paul Nudd, Caroline Picard, an article on Von Zweck by Michelle Grabner, Michael Workman, a Bangkok report from Logan Bay and Sandy Voratanitkitkul, Sean Starowitz on Kansas City, Rachel Hewitt, and Zach Rockhill. Spring 2012 Dimensions: 8 x 11", 160 pages Materials: Softcover, perfect bound
Public Media Institute (Bridgeport)
PMI is a non-profit 501(c) 3 community based, art & culture organization located in the neighborhood of Bridgeport. Their mission is to create, incubate and sustain innovative cultural programming through the production of socially engaged projects, festivals, spaces, exhibitions, and media. PMI has published several periodicals including Proximity Magazine, the international arts and culture journal, as well as Lumpen magazine, Materiel Magazine, and Mash Tun Journal. Their main exhibition facility is the experimental cultural center, Co-Prosperity: a 5,000 + sq ft visual arts and performance space that is also home to Lumpen Radio WPLN/105.5 FM. The Buddy store is the newest arm of the PMI non-profit.
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