Chicago's International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art

Publishing in print twice a year, THE SEEN features in-depth essays, artist profiles, interviews, reviews, and limited run editions by top international artists. 

THE SEEN, Chicago's International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, Issues 04 - 09.

Published by | EXPO CHICAGO

Editor-in-Chief | Stephanie Cristello

Managing Editor | Gabrielle Welsh

Editorial Intern | Claire Bentley

Issue 08

THE SEEN Issue 08 in print is now live online. The cover of Issue 08 features a detail of a work by Yinka Shonibare CBE entitled Diary of a Victorian Dandy: 11.00 hours (1998). The photography series follows Shonibare living a fictional life as an English aristocrat, elaborately calling to question the outside position of a colonized body within the context of a past and present England. The photograph appears in his show, A Tale of Today: Yinka Shonibare CBE at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

With Staff Writers reporting from around the world, each issue of THE SEEN features in-depth writing on contemporary art, as well as highlight essays, profiles, reviews, and special editions from top international artists and curators. The free full-color, oversize journal will be produced as a limited-edition 10,000 count run available for distribution at multiple public locations throughout the city of Chicago, as well as select national and international distribution. A full list of distribution sites can be found on our website. 

Issue 09

THE SEEN announces the Fall / Winter Issue 08, launching to align with EXPO CHICAGO (September 19–22, 2019). Featuring in-depth criticism from our dedicated team of Staff Writers, Issue 09 will cover the latest in international contemporary art. 


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