Tribune and Sun-Times Praise "News From Nowhere"
Chicago’s two most prominent news sources spotlighted the anticipated opening of the Sullivan Galleries exhibition News From Nowhere: Chicago Laboratory. On September 15 Chicago Tribune contributor Claudine Ise included the show among the publication’s 10 “best bets” for visual art in “Fall Art Preview: From Food to the Apocalypse.” Chicago Sun-Times writer Thomas Connors also featured News From Nowhere in an article published on September 23 in the paper's Splash weekend magazine. “With its curious objects, plans and texts, News from Nowhere is a brainy musing on the art of survival,” he says. His review also includes a quote from SAIC’s Executive Director of Exhibitions and Exhibition studies Mary Jane Jacob. “The thing I find so remarkable about Moon and Jeon’s practice as artists, and something which propelled me to bring their work to Chicago and which made the School of the Art Institute the right place for it, is that their artistic method is to bring together creative people for an open, respectful and deep exchange,” she says. The extensive programming series in conjunction with the exhibition includes the student workshop "Extreme Ordinary: Redesigning and Redefining Vital Commodities" led by designers Kotaro Watanabe and Kaz Yoneda of takram design engineering. Wired magazine’s Liz Stinson dissects Watanabe and Yoneda’s Shenu: Hydrolemic System in an article published on September 19. Large images and a detailed video showcase the “intensely detailed and thoroughly researched” set of artificial human organs, designed to maximize the efficiency of the body's hydration system in water-scare environments. News From Nowhere: Chicago Laboratory runs through December 21.