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Safe House Co: the store that is anything but

Perhaps the future of UK art looks like this: budget music videos, cutting edge t-shirt labels, and an online platform that fosters discovery of said product as the country’s most creative young people endeavour to make their voices heard and to make ends meet. Safe House Co is the work of twenty somethings Jack Bartrop and […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (7/3-7/5)

So, uh, it’s the weekend of Fourth of July. Which means there aren’t even five shows. So here, this is the one thing you should go to, if you’re not to busy getting trashed and shooting roman candles and bottle rockets at eachother: Complementary Width at The Franklin Work by Anna Kunz, Luis Romero, Mika […]

Economies of resignation

In blockbuster movies over the past five or ten years, corporations have replaced foreigners as the enemy. In Jurassic World, it is the careless desire for profit that drives a bunch of winkingly stereotypical characters to create a giant hybrid dinosaur that they can’t control and that proceeds to kill and eat everybody. Vincent D’Onofrio […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (6/19-6/21)

1. At Large at Night Club Work by Doug Ischar. Night Club is located at 3325 N. Pulaski Rd. Reception Saturday, 6-9pm. 2. Grey Area at Western Exhibitions Work by Edie Fake. Western Exhibitions is located at 845 W. Washington Blvd. Reception Friday, 5-8pm. 3. Suffocated From the Inside at Andrew Rafacz Work by Ivan […]

Paris on the Prairie: Part III

Ed. note: This is the third in a four part series hosted in collaboration with The Ladies Almanack, a feature-­length experimental narrative film written & directed by Daviel Shy, based on the novel of the same title by Djuna Barnes. This installment has been written by actor, Caitlin Baucom.     JOUISSANCE The death thing, the tortured thing. […]

From the Road: Various Perfection

I recently visited The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. Their permanent collection is well worth the visit, but I was lucky enough to see a pair of exhibitions: Man Ray — Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare and Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models. The centerpieces of Human Equations, Ray’s series of […]

Notes On Blue: Interview with Moyra Davey

In the beginning of June, Moyra Davey premiered her most recent video Notes On Blue for the Walker Art Center’s 2015 Walker Moving Image Commissions. (The video is available for public viewing for a limited time at: Show More Summary

Funeral Mountain: Claire Sherman at Kavi Gupta

  By Kevin Blake  “Ahoy down there” I yelled,  acting out a drama I had seen before and would see forever–over and over. Again and again. I thought I was calling down to her from the top of a gigantic sand dune. From the peak of the tallest mountain. From the apex of the world. […]

One small city, four major collectors: a report from Oslo

Having finished his speech to the visiting journalists, Christian Ringnes picks a beer from a large bucket of ice and retires to a chair. The bottle has his name on the label. And perhaps if it wasn’t for his ownership of Norway’s largest brewery none of us would be here. Indeed beer, and interests in restaurants […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks (6/5-6/7)

1. Rapid Pulse at multiple locations throughout Chicago A multi-site performance art festival. Performances occur at various locations. Rapid Pulse runs from Thursday 6/4 – Sunday 6/7 and Thursday 6/11 – Sunday 6/14. 2. Touchers at Aspect/Ratio Work by Jillian Mayer. Aspect/Ratio is located at 119 N. Peoria St. Reception Friday, 5-8pm. 3. Hard Heads, […]

Paris on the Prairie: Part II

Ed. note: This is the second in a four part series hosted in collaboration with The Ladies Almanack, a feature-­length experimental narrative film written & directed by Daviel Shy, based on the novel of the same title by Djuna Barnes. The second post of the series is by artist and actor, Brenna Quinn.     It’s been said, “one generally takes Loy […]

Turning the Titanic: Artists as Agents of Change

Well, last month’s column was a little dark. What can I say? I was in a bit of a mood. I do stand, mostly, by what I wrote then: I’m pretty sure we’re all fucked. It was pointed out to me, though, that it may only be awareness that is on the increase, not existential […]

Everywhere, Everywhere, Everywhere–Show Makes Poverty Visible

An Invisible Hand David Weinberg Photography Chicago, May 22 – July 25, 2015   The savvy title caught my attention. The Reader’s wording in its art listing, “group show about the experience of living with poverty,” was even more curious. Was the description referring to works about the artists’ own cash-strapped lives? I made my […]


Fashion World Unrelated to Real One But, like, whatever. Walking into the tented entrance of THE WALK felt stepping off the rainy downtown street into another dimension. Maybe we picked the wrong art world to focus on? This was unlike anY “opening” we’d been to before. There were like 6 different types of hors d’oeuvres, […]

Paris on the Prarie: Part I

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Ed. note: This is the first in a four part series hosted in collaboration with The Ladies Almanack, a feature-­length experimental narrative film written & directed by Daviel Shy, based on the novel of the same title by Djuna Barnes. The first post of the series is by Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at SAIC, Daniel Quiles.   […]

Now Here, Here Now

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

I am sitting outside on a porch. Although, I know there is much more to come, it already feels like the height of summer – hot, humid, rumbles of distant thunder, tomatoes and cucumbers ready to be harvested. I have a lot to learn about my new home. If I had moved here 250 years ago, […]

Old Fashioned Tiffany T

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Old Fashioned Tiffany T 4 dashes bitters 1 splash soda 2 oz Bourbon 1 bar spoonful Goldschläger 1 tsp sugar 1 orange wheel 1 candied cherry Mad Men is finishing its final season, and I have to say, its probably one of the best shows ever made for television – because Mad Men not only […]

Studies of Exhaustion

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

After Open Engagement happened, a few people asked me if I had gone. I hadn’t; I didn’t. I kept on reading write-ups of what happened, some of which were great, but I kept on not caring at all about what was being said, what was being talked about, or what had been done. Finally I […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (5/15-5/17)

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

1. Liminal Portraits at Co-Prosperity Sphere Work by the Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio. Co-Prosperity Sphere is located at 3219 S. Morgan St. Reception Friday, 6-10pm. 2. Even If at Fernwey Work by Kristina Paabus. Fernwey is located at 916 N. Damen Ave. Reception Friday, 6-9pm. 3. Activate: Nightbloom at Sullivan Center Alleyway Johalla […]

Window Shoppers

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Soho is empty of shoppers on a Sunday morning, and as I walk leisurely with Andrew Blackley through the intersection of Prince and Broome Street, we stop in front of the Pleats Please boutique window. Few pedestrians carry either gym clothes or paper coffee cups past us. We appear to be the only window shoppers. […]

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