Artists Announced for AXIS 2013

Artist Announced for AXIS 2013

Overlords, an installation by Tom Estes at AXIS 2013, an international art festival in Chicago which stands to anchor important art initiatives for years to come.

In the last ten years the contemporary art market has become a truly global marketplace. The art market is a complex eco-system and it is crucial to understand the position and reputation of the artists and businesses that operate within this system as well as those  outside its borders.

AXIS Executive Director Mi-Yeon Kwon  states:

“The scope and breath of the art market of both collectors and appreciators is a serious matter. I believe that there is a significant gap between master art and marketable art. Ultimately, pieces of art must be sold. I believe that the Axis festival will focus on how artists and galleries achieve motivation.  ”

These are terrains where a worldly alliance is inseparable from politics, scientific research and other knowledges.  AXIS 2013 International Art Festival in Chicago opens May 3rd  with an array of multimedia and new media artists that take a spatial or “locational” turn. Highlighting the significance of physical place, the festival is aiming for dislocation  and an exploration of micro-histories on varying scales that link the local and reality of a place with the world, and the worldly.

AXIS 2013 International Art Festival Artists


Jon Cates, Chicago
Nick Briz, Chicago
Paul Lempke, Chicago
Paul Hertz, Chicago
Tom Estes, London
Lyla Rye, Toronto
Alex Lee, Potsdam, New York
Spencer Hutchinson, Chicago

Time and New Media Base

Rosemary Barria, Chicago
Josephine Lipuma
Diane Ponder
Mikel Avery
Dan Godston


Raymond Salvatore Harmon, London
Kai-Duc Luong, France/ US
Galina Shevchenko, Chicago
Andy Ortmann, Chicago
Heejoo Kim, Missoula, Montana
Karlie Kahl, Missoula, Montana
Alfred Gaither, Missoula, Montana
Eric Czekner, Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Brian Holsey, Baltimore
Adam Lam, Chicago
Chai Won Ni. Thailand
Charles Lim, Singapore
Sangbum Heo, S Korea
Hey J Min, S Korea

one world trade center under cloudy sky during daytime

Photo by Pixabay on


Rodney Wade, Chicago
Spencer Hutchinson, Chicago
Jason Watts, Chicago
Inyoung Ju, S Korea
Gallery Dos, S Korea
Juyeon Kim, New York/S Korea
Ignite Studio Glass, Chicago
Michael Manning, New York
Sixhand Painting, Germany
Reiner Gramlich,  France
Eckhard Zylla, Germany
Tom Burton Wood, Chicago
Erica Jane Huntzinger, Chicago
CJ Hungerman, Chicago
Allen Vandever, Chicago
Estrella Luna, Mexico
Black Art Global
Phanthom Gallery Net Work, Chicago,
International Art Group
Digital Print Exhibition
Three Best Artists
Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Chicago

Axis crop

For a full listing of  the Lecture Series check the AXIS website at:




About Art Selectronic

Art Selectronic is an artist-led initiative, that supports grass-roots contemporary art that remains unswayed by fashion, trends or the whims of government funding. The project involves ongoing research into the placing of contemporary art, it’s audiences and it’s relationship to the everyday. We place great emphasis on context. Our mission is to support new works of contemporary art and foster an audience from a wide range of backgrounds.
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