@ Prairie Productions in Chicago, IL, curated by Ria Roberts
Medium Cool is an art book fair in Chicago that aims to engender new conversations and relationships, both within the city and abroad. A book fair is a means of dispersion and a social event. At an art opening, you can gaze briefly at a work that often costs more than your net worth; at book fair you can buy a book—often from the person who made it—take it home, and read it. You can also place it on your coffee table or lend it to a friend. Books are an interactive technology and book fairs are a social network. At the present moment there are very few places in Chicago to buy art books and printed matter, though a tremendous and enthusiastic audience exists. While the city is in need of a permanent space for this, Medium Cool has merit in being a one day only event, bringing together a multitude of artists, designers, writers, publishers, collectors, enthusiasts, and dilettantes, local and visiting.
draw without looking