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Paris on the Prarie: Part I

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

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

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

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)

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

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. […]

Niki Johnson and MarKEt/FORWARD at The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, WI

Since 2009, The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee has sponsored a year-long Artist-in-Residence program. The selected artist sets up their studio in a glass-walled room on the ground floor of the luxury hotel, and guests are encouraged to observe and engage with the artist as they work. The 2014-2015 Pfister Artist-in-Residence was Niki Johnson, a multi-media […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (5/8-5/10)

1. After Today at Gallery 400 Work by Lorelei Stewart and featuring artists Marianne Fairbanks, Fultonia, 96 Acres, Jason Lazarus, Cauleen Smith, Jan Tichy, and Amanda Williams. Gallery 400 is located at 400 S. Peoria St. Reception Friday, 5-8pm. 2. Song of the Summer at Roman Susan Work by Maddie Reyna. Roman Susan is located […]

Everything is Fucked.

Everything is fucked. We’re all so busy burning the land and boiling the sea that the new Mad Max movie looks less like an escapist fantasy and more like a preview of what the world’s going to look like in a generation or two. The huge populations of the developing world are pushing their way […]

Kochi Biennale Connects Cosmopolitan with Cosmic

  Flying away from wintry Chicago in early February to be embraced by Kerala’s tropical night air is sensory jailbreak. And the heat gets hotter as soon as the sun rises. Kerala has a long history of foreign arrivals, of cosmopolitan culture. For millennia adventurers have come in in search of spices, riches, and everlasting […]

Art and the 2015 UK General Election

Something is happening in UK politics and conviction is giving way to self-expression. The Labour Party has drifted so far to the centre that tribal supporters are at least free to vote with their hearts. And if they live in Surrey Heath (Southern England) or Hackney South and Shoreditch (London), they can even vote for […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks!

1. 10:00 am Monday Impressions; 11:00 am How the Outside Leaks into the Room; 12:00 ­pm Smells Like 100 Years Old; 1:00 pm The Room Is in My Eye. The Space under My Body; 2:00 pm In the Meantime, (This Place Will Be Empty after 5:00 pm); 3:00 pm An Actual Location for This Moment; […]

Blind Man’s Bluff: Tom Torluemke at Linda Warren Projects

By Kevin Blake  This is a recurring dream. I am suspended over an in-ground pool of which I can only see a portion. The pool juts out of the bottom left corner of the frame–a rectangular frame. The edge of the pool makes an L shape–horizontally to the middle of the frame and at a […]

Orchard/Dirge, Observations on Fraser Taylor’s Null Space

Guest post by Vanessa Gravenor   Fraser Taylor’s show Orchard/Dirge, on view at Threewalls gallery in Chicago, combines sculptures that suggest states of kinesthesis with drawings and paintings blackened to abject states. When entering the main room, one sees a cluster of metallic rods welded together to form angular shapes. These shapes both recall architectural origins […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (4/24-4/26)

1. VERSIONFEST 2015: 100 Watts The 15th annual Versionfest, held throughout Bridgeport and debuting Lumpen Radio. VERSIONFEST takes place at various locations throughout Bridgeport and events range in price from free to $85. Versionfest runs from 4/23-5/3. 2. The Mayor at The Hills Esthetic Center Work by Marcel Alcala. The Hills Esthetic Center is located […]

Over, Under, Around, and Through

Ingrid Burrington recently spoke at the 4th Floor, “a public laboratory and educational facility with a focus on information, design, technology, and the applied arts” at the Chattanooga Public Library. She talked in detail about her research into the physical internet and the ways in which we can interact with that physical presence, including Networks of […]

Casting fields of possible action with Isauro Huizar

We were late and I was sweating. I had botched my own plan to arrive: my plan was to meet a friend at his house nearby, then walk together to Bikini Wax from there. I never told my friend that we would meet him at his house, however, and when we arrived there he was […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks!

1. Twist-flip-tremble-trace at Johalla Projects Work by Aimée Beaubien. Johalla Projects is located at 1821 W. Hubbard St. Reception Friday, 7-10pm. 2. Scenic Overlook at Hyde Park Art Center Work by Susan Giles Hyde Park Art Center is located at 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Reception Sunday, 3-5pm. 3. Shadowboxing the Axis at Gallery 400 Work […]

Invitation to Dinner

  Publicly announced two weeks ago, Ingrid Schaffner will curate the fifty-seventh Carnegie International, an exhibition staged every third to fifth year at the Carnegie Museum as the oldest international survey of art held in America. Until this appointment, Ingrid has been Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia for fifteen years. […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (4/10-4/12)

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1. Robert Buck at Iceberg Projects New work by Robert Buck Iceberg Projects is located at 7714 N. Sheridan Rd. Reception Saturday, 6-9pm. 2. Geometry in Outer Space or Heaven at Monique Meloche Gallery Work by Karen Reimer. Monique Meloche Gallery is located at 2154 W. Division St. Reception Saturday, 4-7pm. 3. People always say […]

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