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Sabina Ott brings pink melon joy to Chicago

here and there pink melon joy @ Cultural Center until January 4, 2015 here and there pink melon joy~~an exhibition in three acts by Lise McKean Cast: Artist, Audience Members, Composer, Gallery Director, Invited Expert, Set and Costume Designer, Writer Setting The exhibition, here and there pink melon joy provides the place and impetus for […]

Integrating that material into our experience with lleom

I met Roberto Cruz Arzabal, Cinthya García Leyva, and Susana González Aktories at a corner café in Coyoacan, a neighborhood adjacent to UNAM. Cruz, García, and González are three of six members of the laboratory of extended literature and other materialities (lleom), a roving and expansive group that presents walks, talks, readings, exhibitions, and other […]

Top 3 Weekend Picks! (12/19-12/21)

1. NO MEDIA at High Concept Laboratories Organized by Jason Soliday, Nick Briz and Jeff Kolar. High Concept Laboratories os located at 2233 S. Throop St. Performances Saturday 8-10pm. 2. Looking for You in the Mirror at Linda Warren Gallery Work by Paula Henderson. Linda Warren Gallery is located at 327 N. Aberdeen. Reception Friday […]

Cold Then Hot: One View of Twin Cities

We are in the midst of a warm snap. The snow has receded. The ice has left the lakes and rivers. I dig out the fall clothes I had packed away, reluctant to leave warm hats and scarves at home. I know the cold is waiting just around the corner for me to let down […]

Rules To Live By

Daily, as a ritual, I read a book on the train entering and returning from the city. Usually I read a book set in the past, and usually fiction, although this month it is Christian Dior’s autobiography: Dior by Dior. The train delivers me to one of two jobs. At one, I volunteer to construct […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (12/12-12/14)

1. Ground Floor at Hyde Park Art Center Co-curated by Dawoud Bey, Michelle Grabner, Caroline Picard, and Daniel Sauter, Allison Peters Quinn and Kate Lorenz, with work by Evan Baden, Hannah Barco, Greg Browe, Houston Cofield, Maggie Crowley, Barbara Diener, Assaf Evron, Andrew Holmquist, Kelly Lloyd, Jesse Malmed, Esau McGhee, Ben Murray, Celeste Rapone, Kyle […]

Edition #41 – Art Basel Miami Beach: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Local’s Only My TL;DR take on ABMB When I moved back to Miami from New College in Sarasota in 2009, a new gallery opened on NW 7th Ave called OHWOW (Our House West of Wynwood). During that year’s edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, OHWOW mounted an exhibition called “It Ain’t Fair” which included a […]

The Armchair Critic: Mike Kelley’s “Channel #1, #2, #3?

Three plywood boxes — each about the length of a coffin — sit atop wooden sawhorses, constructed simply and directly, the wood left unfinished or adorned. They look generic; like shipping crates for telescopes, homemade pummel horses — or better — low rent Donald Judd’s. A dig against Minimalism and Modernism’s consequence on societal aesthetics, […]

Nick Davies: Measuring Meridians in the West Country

A burst of feedback cuts through the neighbourly bustle at Exeter Phoenix. We are in one of the West Country’s rare white cube spaces, at a show by local artist Nick Davies. Onlookers are drawn into the venue’s gallery, despite mic interference. Davies appears to relish the incongruity. And so for this occasion he’s roped in sound artist Dominick […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (12/5-12/7)

1. Nasa in the Hollow at PeregrineProgram Work by Manuel Rodriguez and Kendall Babl. PeregrineProgram is located at 3311 W. Carroll Ave. #119. Reception Sunday, 1-4pm. 2. Mathias Poledna at The Renaissance Society New commissioned works. The Renaissance Society is located at 5811 S. Ellis Ave. Cobb Hall 418. Reception Sunday, 5-8pm. 3. Mend Thine […]

Delusional Thought: A Method for Detaching from History

By Kevin Blake    “History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.” These famous words from James Joyce’s famous character Stephen Dedalus, in his famous novel, Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, embody the idea of an inescapable infiltration of history in our present reality. For Joyce and Dedalus, the […]

How to tell your parents that you’re majoring in art

One of my duties as a Lecturer of Foundations at Northern Arizona University is to provide give tours to prospective students.  In an email follow-up to one of these tours, I was asked about the viability of a career following an art degree, and how one might explain this career choice to one’s parents.  Specifically, […]

The Glitch is the Thing

November games press (“ “) was ablaze (“ “) with reports and screenshots of the latest Assassin’s Creed game, which kind of yielded some amazing pictures: I can’t get over how macabre and hilarious and terrifying it all is, (and Zach Budgor over at Killscreen outlines them better than I could) but also: how beautiful […]

What You Should Have Noticed in November

What better time to blow a Friday deadline for an article like this one than the breezy powdery end of November? Half of the art world was stuck on snowy flights or awkwardly explaining their hobbies/careers to nodding family members, while the other half is still cutting out lines in anticipation of Miami art fairs. The […]

Let’s Get Physical: One View of Twin Cities

The world grows colder. Nature slows, becomes static. The river connecting these cities ices over slowly, silently at night. Tires spin, stuck in ice ruts that will last until spring. Fewer bicyclists and pedestrians navigate the narrowing streets and sidewalks. We prepare to stay inside through longer nights, as the early arriving winter rudely awakens […]

Not being too anal about it with Jordan Topiel Paul

I met Jordan Topiel Paul at El Kioskito, a Mexico City chain famous for its carnitas, or fried pork. This particular El Kioskito, the flagship—open since 1948—on the corner of Chapultepec and Sonora at the corner of the trendy Roma Norte neighborhood and a second-class bus depot, features a three-level restaurant with an all-you-can-eat buffet, […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (11/21-11/23)

1. FLATspace Presents at MANA Contemporary Work by Nicholas Rigger and Steve Ruiz. FLATspace is located at 2233 S. Throop St. 4th Fl. Reception Friday, 6-10pm. 2. Territories at Roots & Culture Work by Todd Mattei. Roots & Culture is located at 1034 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception Sunday, 6-9pm. 3. It’s New & Now at […]

Provisionally Definitive–CSO’s Tribute to Boulez and Other Art Dreams

Lise McKean, PhD A Pierre Dream: A Portrait of Pierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Beyond the Score Series. Gerard McBurney, creative director; Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor; Frank Gehry, scenic design; and Mike Tutaj, projection and sound designer. Show More Summary

How’s my painting? Call 1-800-EAT SHIT

Guest post by Lise Haller Baggesen. Ok, so this happened: this morning, as I was about to leave my hotel, there was some screaming and commotion in the hallway. A woman was yelling for help. I rushed outside and saw the staff, room service, the reception clerk, and some other hotel guests (military men, judging […]


Who Wore it Better!? Trending: Recursion It’s the megamax edition y’all. Twins are apparently in, and we’re seeing double. We had so many WWIB? options this week, we couldn’t just pick one. They’re too good! Will the real Anne Wilson please stand up? VS Nailed it! VS We’ve been big fans of Miss Pop Nails […]

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