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Kevin Jennings (1980-2016)

Kevin Jennings from Fryvalry III, Hyde Park Art Center, June 2009 Beloved father, husband, son, brother, artist, doorstop pioneer, deep fried meat master, incredibly skilled craftsman, personal hero, frequent collaborator and great friend Kevin Jennings passed away last week, he was 36. Since receiving his MFA from UIC in 2004 Kevin’s thoughtful and often provocative […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/23-6/29)

1. Precarity: Contingency in Artmaking and Academia June 24, 2016, 5-8PM Work by: Christian Nagler, Ahmet O?g?u?t (with Natasha Sadr Haghighian, Dan Perjovschi, Martha Rosler, and Superflex), Cassie Thornton and the Feminist Economics...Show More Summary

Review: Regin Igloria’s How Different It Is to Be Outside

Guest post contributed by Brent Fogt. Though we may be traveling, we carry with us not only our supplies and our desire for adventure but also our obsessions, doubts and fears. Regin Igloria makes this point forcefully In “How Different It Is to Be Outside” at the Chicago Cultural Center. He coopts the symbols of American […]

From the Road: Present Absence

The Atlanta Contemporary currently has two exhibitions centered around regional identity. The group show It Can Howl, “takes a look at the numerous experiences of the American South.” The solo exhibition, The Dapper Comes to the Walkers collects Dapper Bruce LaFitte’s drawings of New Orleans marching bands and street scenes. The south is an enormous, sprawling […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/16-6/22)

1. PDF/Objects June 18, 2016, 7-10PM Work by: Alberto Aguilar, Basma Alsharif, Robert Burnier, Alex Chitty, Katy Cowan, Assaf Evron, Danny Giles, Gordon Hall, Sofia Leiby, Jose Lerma, Shana Lutker, Matt Morris, Gina Osterloh, Claire Pentecost, Tim Portlock, Josh Reames, Amanda Ross-Ho, Sanaz Sohrabi, Stephanie Syjuco, Tony Tasset, and Lori Waxman, among many others. Mana […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/10-6/14)

1. In the beginning sometimes I left messages in the street June 12, 2016, 10AM-6PM Work by: Carris Adams, Derrick Adams, Lisa Alvarado, Assaf Evron, Becky Grajeda, Faheem Majeed, Ayanah Moor, The Black Athena Collective, Nazafarian Lotfi, Martine Syms, Cheryl Pope, and Amanda Williams Tour Starts at 2313 W. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL, Chicago, IL […]

The top five things (we’re going to check out this weekend) – Tomorrow, Today

As we all know change is a constant in our Chicago artworld. Today, Bad at Sports marks a massive change for us. As longtime readers/listeners know, Stephanie Burke has long been the author of our “top five things we’re going to check out this weekend” list. For the last eight years she has been banging […]

Support our Favorites this Friday!

We might be bad at sports, but we’re good at supports! Today we bring you two noble causes from the artists and organizations that keep Chicago’s Art heart beating: In order to keep Pro-Choice alive in Illinois, Weinberg/Newton Gallery is raising money through a Paddle8 in tandem with their exhibition Your body is a battleground in support of Personal PAC, an […]

Interview with Michael Kaufmann: The Museum of Psychphonics

Guest post by Michael Milano. Located inside the Joyful Noise Record Store in Indianapolis, The Museum of Psychphonics is billed as “the spiritual sibling of the 24-Hour Church of Elvis, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Marvin Johnson’s Gourd Museum, House on the Rock, and of course the ever persistent siren desert song of The Thing.” Packed […]

Review: “Mastry” Kerry James Marshall

Guest post by Noah Hanna Kerry James Marshall: Mastry; the first major museum retrospective of the artist’s work opened on  April 23rd at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Organized collaboratively between the MCA, The Met, and LAMOCA, the exhibition gathered national allure prior to its opening; and it seems only appropriate that B@S join in […]

REVIEW: “Chthonic Void” Christine Tarkowski

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

  Guest post by Brent Fogt. Glass geodesic domes play a leading role in Christine Tarkowski’s “Chthonic Void” at Devening Projects. The domes symbolize utopian ideals and their failure to take root. The exhibition, by contrast, is an unqualified success. The main gallery features four of Tarkowski’s glass sculptures, two of which rest on pedestals in […]

The Realism of Our Time

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

I recently visited the Adolph Gottlieb show at the Hunter Museum of American Art, A Painter’s Hand: The Works of Adolph Gottlieb. The show is composed largely of monotypes created in the last year of Gottlieb’s life. The monotypes are spare, and the entire show unfolds slowly, rewarding long, repeated looking. The works demonstrate a […]

La Paz: Rodrigo Lara Zendejas @ HPAC

3 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

By Kevin Blake There is a natural reaction to becoming something when one realizes their own metamorphosis. As adolescence is whisked away by time, the memory of how one arrives in the present is often blurred, fragmented, and skewed toward whatever end the individual has made for themselves. Though actions make memories, so too, does […]

Takeover or Hijack: Alberto Aguilar on @artinstitutechi Instagram

3 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

guest post by Dan Gunn Alberto Aguilar announced his Instagram takeover of the @artinstitutechi feed in a bathroom mirror selfie. He positioned the cellphone to obscure his face and captioned the post with the deadpan statement “This is a takeover. I am Alberto Aguilar. This will last one week.” With that single post already several […]

feeling fleshy

4 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

The heavily securitized apartment towers of Interlomas rise out of the northwestern hills of Mexico City, soulless, securitized phalluses that house (protect) the soulless, tacky rich of Mexico. From many of their windows, surely double,...Show More Summary

American Eye Pull-Up Bar: A Conversation With Tom Torluemke

4 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

By Kevin Blake Tom Torluemke is an enigmatic figure in the Chicago art community. By enigmatic, I do not mean difficult to understand. Or outsider. I mean individual. I mean, unmistakably himself. His work has incredible range–physically as well as conceptually. He chases ideas. He works in symbols. In metaphor. His work is powered by […]

Woot. Look who’s a super admin-er and changing the world.

4 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Holy smokes. Before bed we managed to get this little tidbit (but we were forced to keep it quite until now)… Our very own PATRICIA MALONEY is now the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of SOUTHERN EXPOSURE! Sad news for our friends at Art Practical but she is stuck with us (and they are in great hands.) So there. Here is […]

All Hands

4 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Amy Elkins’s exhibition Black is the Day, Black is the Night, at the Cress Gallery at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, explores her relationship with five men who have spent decades in maximum security prisons, much of that time in solitary confinement. Through photography, video, sound, and objects, Elkins creates a world of the imprisoned […]

We Woke Up Like This: Reflections on Social Practice in the Sunday New York Times

5 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

On Sunday February 7, 2016, the date that will now forever be known as the day a politically aware and majestic Beyoncé won the Super Bowl, an article written by Daniel Grant ran in the Education/Life section of the New York Times titled “For These Pieces Hold the Paint: Social Practice Degrees Take Art to […]

Visions Into Infinite Archives: Interview with Black Salt Collective

5 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Black Salt Collective is a multidisciplinary group of four women artists of color based in Oakland and Los Angeles: Sarah Sass Biscarra-Dilley, Grace Rosario Perkins, Anna Luisa Petrisko, and Adee Roberson. The collective’s first curatorial...Show More Summary

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