Brian and Jan Hieggelke are the co-founders of Newcity, the leading art magazine in Chicago. In 2015 they launched Newcity Brazil to cover the visual culture of São Paulo and deliver it to audiences around the world.
“Newcity has become the preeminent publication covering the arts in Chicago. From thoughtful and insightful critiques to sharing what a powerful arts destination the Windy City is: the community is grateful for the presence of Newcity.”
—Gary F. Metzner | Sotheby’s, Senior Vice President: Head of Office
“Early on in my career, newcity was one of the champions of my practice. Always looking for unknown and under-known artists and creatives, they were willing to see further to find talent in the raw. I will forever be grateful.”
—Theaster Gates, artist
“EXPO CHICAGO, the annual International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, is proud to collaborate with Newcity to both produce our Official Guide and to partner with the publication on numerous programs and projects throughout the year. Newcity is Chicago’s leading magazine and information source on arts and culture that reaches a broad demographic of patrons and provides an important editorial voice in shaping our cultural and civic communities”.
—Tony Karman, President & Director, EXPO CHICAGO
“Newcity is deeply embedded in the arts and culture sector in Chicago and they do so with intention and care for their writers, artists and readers. They are part of our community—they show up to our events, support our work and tell our most important stories. They are at the center of arts and culture in Chicago and offer readers an intimate guide to compelling stories, critical writing and stellar journalism. Newcity accomplishes this through a community-based lens, showing up with care, kindness, and integrity. Their work is an artwork in itself with its beautiful imagery and captivating writing, highlighting artists that may go unseen otherwise. I am not sure what we would do without this publication in all honesty—they serve an integral role in sharing and highlighting the most important art and culture stories in Chicago and there is nothing else like that here.”
—Cortney Lederer, Art Consultant, CNL Projects | CNL Art Consulting
Among many other things, Cortney curated the Olafur Eliasson installation at Willis Tower in Chicago. Eliasson also has a pavilion at Inhotim.