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Thinks: Ezra Spelling

Dear readers, please enjoy this excerpt from the guide Lets Be Frank, written by weather enthusiast, Ezra Spelling. Lets Be Frank is based on an observational legend named Frank who is well known in meteorological circles for how he tracks his relationship with sunlight. Broadly, the guide book makes a proposal for how we may build communication […]

TOP V FROM EXPO CHICAGO

Welcome to this week’s Top V from EXPO CHICAGO at Navy Pier.  Also, don’t forget to check out this week’s Top V for a selection of provocative programs being exhibited in spaces both large and small around Chicago this weekend. 1.  ROCKELMANN & Booth #753 Work by: Kathleen Vance and Zachary Fabri   2. Fold […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/14-9/20)

1. YOU WILL NOT SEE ME: Video Art in unconventional spaces in Chicago September 15-23, 2017 Work by: Ashish Avikunthak, Wim Delvoye, Ana Maria Millán, Mika Rottenberg, and Sterling Ruby (Curated by Pia Singh and Jefferson Godard) Produced by Aspect/Ratio Gallery at various locations around Chicago   2. Yellow Pinto September 15, 2017, 6-9PM Work […]

Expo Chicago 2017: Beyond the Numbers

The PR for Expo Chicago 2017 gives a lineup of numbers: this 6th edition “presents artwork from 135 leading galleries, representing 25 countries and 58 cities from around the world.” As expected with a commercial art fair, galleries rely on their bread-and-butter artists to attract buyers and collectors. Given that most contemporary art never finds […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/7-9/13)

1. Quiet Storm September 9, 2017, 7-10PM Work by: Ayanah Moor and Krista Franklin Produce Model Gallery: 1007 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608   2. Salves/Jill September 9, 2017, 5-8PM Work by: Lilli Carré Western Exhibitions: 1709 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642   3.  Compulsory Self-insertion September 9, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: Chuck […]

Thinks: Mev Luna with Jorge Rosano Gamboa

Passing the Mountains: An Oral History of Vicente Campos’ House in Tepoztlán   Photo Credit: Mev Luna I took this image while in a place called Down Town in Centro México City. If title-as-pun didn’t give it away, it is a very bougie complex with high ceilings, fine dining, and home to many small boutique […]

Works of:  A Conversation with Dan Miller by Jesse Malmed

When we have the internet—like we must right now—we find ourselves down any number of world-holes. I just tried to find a concrete answer as to how long after being born a baby can remain unnamed. There are states’ rights and rules about accent marks and banned names (a good enough band name, I think) […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/31-9/6)

1. Not Knowing September 1, 2017, 7-11PM Work by: Claire Ashley, Karen Azarnia, Clarissa Bonet, Robin Dluzen, Dan Devening, Andreas Fischer, Celeste Rapone, Melody Saraniti, Ann Toebbe, and Noah Vaughn (Curated by Gwendolyn Zabicki) Heaven Gallery: 1550 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622   2. Portraits of Nikki Giovanni September 5, 2017, 5-7PM DuSable Museum […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/24-8/30)

1. GOING ROGUE August 25, 2017, 7-11PM Work by: Colleen Plumb; Performances by: Dilettante, Ishmael Ali, and Gavin Van Horn Catherine Edelman Gallery: 300 W Superior St, Chicago IL, 60654   2. The First Ritual Retreat on the Viability of Kidnapping August 26, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: Betsy Johnson and Ruby T Iceberg Projects: 7714 […]

Thinks: Mistaken Identity

Sedentary Fragmentation at Heaven Gallery in Chicago, through August 25 Conversation between Hadi Fallahpisheh and George Olken Edited with visual essay by Lise McKean Artists Hadi Fallahpisheh and George Olken talk about Sedentary Fragmentation,...Show More Summary

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/17-8/23)

1. IOP B+ August 19, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: Selden Paterson POND HOLE Gallery: 2925 N Ridgeway Ave, Chicago, IL 60618   2. Simpsons Wave August 19, 2017, 7-10PM Work by: Erica Brooks ARC Gallery: 2156 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647   3.  / e August 19, 2017, 3-6PM Work by: Aaron Walker The […]

THINKS: Max Guy

For this week’s THINKS to Think I present to you an artist who shares an interest with myself, one which is becoming more and more popular in a time of alternative facts and disturbing realities, it seems. Here is Max Guy, on tarot:   Dear Keeley, I’ve been having difficulty thinking of what I might […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/10-8/17)

1. Sucias August 12, 2017, 7-11PM Work by: Obsidian Bellis, Mimi Chrzanowski, Lisa Czech, Krystal DiFronzo, Inés Estrada, Susana Garcia, Chloe Lewis, Anna Mielniczuk, Jessica Milton, Gabby Mulholland, Mony Nuñez, Olive Panter, and Hiromi...Show More Summary

Thinks: John Ashbery + Cindy Sherman Faceoff

In which we all get in (de)formation, I bring you a moment to revisit the words of poet John Ashbery alongside Cindy Sherman's ever- convex face. Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror, Francesco Mazzola (known as Parmigianino), 1524. Screenshot of Cindy Sherman's recently made-public (and much discussed) instagram account. Show More Summary

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/3-8/9)

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

1. Wilderness and Household August 4, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: Yhelena Hall and Michael Hall Roman Susan: 1224 W Loyola Ave, Chicago, IL 60626   2. Brotha August 5, 2017, 6-10PM Work by: Black Boy Feelings, Darryl DeAngelo Terrell, Jeana Lindo, Jonathan Gardenhire, Nafis White, and Shikeith Cathey; Readings by:Tazmania Hayward, RJ Eldridge, Natasha Estevez, […]

Thinks: The Feeling Is Mutual at Rangefinder Gallery in Chicago

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Panel discussion with Samantha Belden, Sarah Hiatt, and guest artist David Kasnic: Friday, August 4 at 7 pm at gallery Curator Rebecca Memoli describes The Feeling Is Mutual as an exhibition that “examines the concept of family values through the work of four emerging portrait photographers”: Samantha Belden, Nydia Blas, Blane Bussey, and Sarah Hiatt. Few […]

What We Want Is You.

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

By Randall Szott, I hate baseball. To be a fan of it requires patience, an appreciation for subtlety, and an abundance of attention that I simply can’t muster. Not valuing baseball is just one of many of my character flaws that Ted Purves characteristically saw past to find my redeeming qualities. Magnanimity is an awkward, […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (7/27-8/2)

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

1. Pound Into Flesh July 29, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: Julie Potratz Slow: 2153 W 21st St, Chicago IL 60608   2. Differences in Permeability July 28, 2017, 8PM Work by: Allen Moore, Tracy Montes, Rebecca Himelstein, and Jordan Martins Comfort Station Logan Square (lawn): 2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647   3. Fantastic […]

Thinks: Ina Blom

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Appreciating the Weirdness: An Interview with Ina Blom   Ina Blom: If I’m a little bit off, it’s because for some time now I haven’t slept much, after a bad bout of flu. But I’m symptom free now! Keeley Haftner: Yes I’m glad to hear your feeling better, and we’ll forgive you for any illness-related […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (7/20-7/26)

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

1. It’s all Borrowed Time July 22, 2017, 6-10PM Work by: Sofia Moreno The Learning Machine: 3145 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60608   2. Floorplan July 25, 2017, 9-11PM Work by: Julia Dratel Elastic Arts: 3429 W Diversey #208, Chicago, IL 60647   3. The Mountains Whispered and the Canyon Sang July 21, 2017, […]

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