If you were part of the Chicago art community between 2009 and 2012, you may remember the Chicago Art Magazine website. It was an online magazine founded by Kathryn Born. As a gallerist, curator and artist, I always found support by this online site and value in its rich content. When it was about to close, I had just curated Chicago’s Twelve at the Zhou B Art Center and they helped me promote the show and make it visible to a wider Chicago audience. The site is a valuable Chicago archive that MUST stay available for the public. Please take a moment and support their IndiGogo funding campaign. At the moment of this post, the goal was 93% reached. However, much more can be done if we pass the mark!!! So please, share the love and make a contribution to keep the Chicago Art Magazine available online for years to come.
Here is why they need our help…
Chicago Art Magazine has survived a malware attack but may not survive the next one.
Chicago Art Magazine (chicagoartmagazine.com) was the most widely viewed visual art news source in Chicago between 2009-2012. After it closed in 2012, all 1,000+ articles remained online. Last month, the site went down due to a malware attack. Interestingly, it was the critics, artists, influencers and gallerists who noticed the problem – a testament to how valuable the articles in the archive are.
It cost several hundred dollars to restore. It will need nearly a thousand dollars over the next two years to update and protect the suite of websites from the new attacks that are created every day. Chicago Art Map (chicagoartmap.com) is also at risk, but a more complex site to support, so our stretch goal will include an audit of that software utility.
Learn more, donate and show your support at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/chicago-art-magazine-save-the-archive