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The Realism of Our Time

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

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

2 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

2 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

2 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.

2 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

BREAKING: James Rondeau Director News Ripples Across Art-Internet

3 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

An unprecedented flood of images of new Art Institute of Chicago president and Eloise W. Martin director, James Rondeau, have hit the internet this morning as the news of his appointment spreads from outlets in Chicago all the way to New York City. The images feature Rondeau standing pensively in front of various works of contemporary art in AIC’s […]

ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES: AS220 Immersive Residency for Artists/Managers (Spring 2016)

4 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

For 30 years, AS220 has been a living example of innovation in non-profit arts programming, youth programming, community development, and creative placemaking. Growing from a small grassroots collective, AS220 has built a sustainable large-scale organization that now serves as an international model. Show More Summary

Chicago Shout-Outs

4 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Whether here in Chicago or elsewhere, the art and music that I see and hear—much less find time to write about—are the proverbial tip of the iceberg. As 2015 morphs into 2016, I’d like to revisit things that riveted my attention and stuck with me as days, weeks, and months collaged into the past year. […]

There Is No Shelter For The Nomad: Kati Heck at Corbett vs Dempsey

4 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

By Kevin Blake  The front tire wobbles as the weight of the planking jerks the fork of the bicycle from side to side. It will take rhythm to get anywhere. It will require a centering–a perfect distribution of the unbalanced load. The salvaged wood scrap stretches across the handlebars, bending under its own heft as […]

it’s like we’re dancing!

5 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

I was at a concert recently were I saw a piece by the American artist Devin DiSanto performed. It was Devin and my friends Rolando and Gudinni, folding papers, putting them in envelopes, placing the envelopes in certain positions, then doing some other stuff. Actually it wasn’t that exactly, but that was the idea: three […]

Edition #45

5 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Not to be confused with tfw Kevin Arrow blows your mind with some Obsolete Media Miami. TFW: You’re For Real Over Art Basel But you can’t look away because art? Last year we lamented the Art World Spring Break that is Art Basel, and unsurprisingly, this year the focus remained on pretty much anything else […]

Call for Artists: Wisconsin Triennial 2016

5 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Wisconsin Triennial 2016 Exhibition will be on view September 24, 2016 through January 6, 2017 MADISON, WI— In the fall of 2016, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) will present the Wisconsin Triennial, an exploration of contemporary Wisconsin art. Artists from across the state are invited to apply to this exhibition, to be held […]

Market, Marketer, Marketest

5 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

I went to a holiday market over the weekend. I had a wonderful time, talking with friends, seeing their new work, purchasing a few items, but the market itself has stuck with me, has left me feeling uncomfortable, cold, and alone instead of gathered with a community of makers, together in a world we shape. […]

Do these two things right now! For ’tis the season!

5 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Sportster. It is that time of year again where we think back on all the great experiences and maybe not so great experiences we’ve had this year. We do so with gratitude for the learning and thanks for the love and it is with those two ideas in mind that we humbly suggest that you […]

Deborah Boardman in Memoriam

5 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

by Jessica Cochran In her recent memoir poet laureate Elizabeth Alexander wrote of her deceased husband, “he left us with his eyes on the world.” He was a painter. Deborah Boardman (1958 – 2015), who once described herself as a “painter and…” worked in Chicago for nearly three decades. We saw her “eyes on the world” through solo exhibitions at […]

From the Road: In the Details

6 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

There is a palpable disjunction between the experience of Howardena Pindell, Pindell’s stunning solo exhibition at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, and its representation in the following words and photos. Beyond the ways in which photographs cannot capture the minute detail inseparable from the immense scale of Pindell’s work, the exhibition builds a […]

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