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Top 5 Weekend Picks! (8/21-8/23)

1. Rough Idle at Chicago Artists Coalition Curated by Allison Lacher, with work by Jessica Caponigro, Jeffrey Michael Austin, and Rafael E. Vera. Chicago Artists Coalition is located at 217 N. Carpenter St. Reception Friday 6-9pm. 2. Awkward Dimensions at LVL3 Work by Jaime Angelopoulos and Cody Tumblin. LVL3 1542 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception Saturday, […]

From the Road: Slow Heat

Entering whitespace gallery from the hazy, sweltering Atlanta noon, escaping the cascades of kudzu and endless advertisements of the coming millennials, I walked through a wall of cold air into the artist talks for Soft Eyes, a group exhibition curated by Pete Schulte. I was shocked into re-seeing by the spareness and order of the […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (8/14-8/16)

1. Skandoughless Fashion Show at Roots & Culture Work by Lindsay Cashews. Roots & Culture is located at 1034 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception Saturday, 7-10pm. 2. Nothing Named Nine Times at Roman Susan Work by Ruth Hodgins. Roman Susan is located at 1224 W. Loyola Ave. Reception Saturday, 6-9pm. 3. Uppers and Downers and All-Arounders […]

Review: Dana Arnold, A Short Book About Art, Tate (2015)

Dana Arnold’s book may be short, but the breadth of art and art philosophy encompassed here is stunning. In less than 200 well-illustrated pages she brings together cave art with Picasso, and takes us from an Ottoman mosque to the classical museums of Rome and the white cube spaces of 21st century Britain. One moment […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (8/7-8/9)

1. Ask the Oracle at Heaven Gallery Work by Claire Arctander, Ann Gaziano, Annie Kielman and AP Shrewsbury. Heaven Gallery is located at 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2nd Fl. Reception Friday, 7-11pm. 2. Public Collectors: Hardcore Architecture at The Franklin Work by Marc Fischer and Public Collectors. The Franklin is located at 3522 W. Franklin Blvd. […]

Artist Residencies: Are They Worth It? (Part 2 of 2)

(Continued from last month) I’ve attended two residencies, one at Vermont Studio Center in August 2007, and one at LillStreet Art Center in Chicago in spring of 2008. The two programs were as different from each other as they could be, and provide some context for the variety of residencies that exist. Vermont Studio Center […]

Zeitgeist on Show in Recent Work by Damien Deroubaix and Andrei Rabodzeenko

Damien Deroubaix: L’esprit de notre temps Le Musée de l’Abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d’Olonne, France Until September 27 Andrei Rabodzeenko: Technotropic Romance Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago Until August 2 The lawyer defending Allan Ginsberg and The Howl against charges of obscenity claimed that the poet was inspired by the Book of Job. Sci-fi […]

Luxury and Labor: the obsessive aesthetics of Heather Lynn

Heather Lynn is a Chicago artist best known for the band Pure Magical Love, the opera Templehead, and running Church of Templehead gallery with her partner, Michael Perkins. Her newest project, Genesis and Nemesis, set to open in September, is a three-act play that blends elements of traditional theater, performance art, video, installation, ritual, music, […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (7/24-7/26)

1. Hafgerdingar at Chicago Artists Coalition Work by Erik L. Peterson. Chicago Artists Coalition is located at 217 N. Carpenter St. Reception Friday, 6-9pm. 2. Halfway to Equilibrium at Chicago Artists Coalition Work by Stevie Hanley, Esau McGhee and Hui-min Tsen. Chicago Artists Coalition is located at 217 N. Carpenter St. Reception Friday, 6-9pm. 3. […]

Forest for the Trees

I have been distracted in exhibitions recently. My eyes are drawn from the work on the walls to the wall color, the arrangement of work, the lighting, the electrical outlets near the floor, the shadows and conversations of other viewers. I start by looking at the work, earnestly engaging with it. I slowly notice my […]

Back to the future

In an article written in early 2012 for Frieze, Lars Bang Larsen wonders if the problem with social practice, or any art that bases itself in or on “the social,” as it were, is its contemporaneity. For Larsen, it is—or at least was, three years ago—the shifting identity of who and/or what constitutes society and […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (7/17-7/19)

1. Hot Slice at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery Curated by Liz Nielsen and Carolina Wheat, with work by Aaron Johnson, Alyse Ronayne, Angelina Gualdoni, Annie Ewaskio, April Childers, Brian Andrew Whiteley, Christian Sampson, Clive Murphy, Jeremy...Show More Summary

A World of Pain

Guest post by Lise Haller Baggesen. The Doris Salcedo show, recently on view at the MCA, was a hard one to watch. Not because it was a bad show; numerous reviews pointed out it is an extremely well curated, beautifully executed, and timely show of the monumental oeuvre of a major Latin American artist. Major female […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (7/10-7/12)

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

1. Three the Hard Way at Logan Center for the Arts Work by Ayana Contreras, James T. Green and David Leggett. Logan Center for the Arts is located at 915 E. 60th St. Reception Friday, 6-9pm. 2. ANX/XV at Roots and Culture Work by Joshua Johnson, Adrienne Miller, Allen Moore, Stuart Snoddy and Marcy Thomas. […]

Artist Residencies: Art They Worth It? (Part 1 of 2)

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

I’m sitting in my studio at the Vermont Studio Center, an artist residency program located in Johnson, Vermont. I’m at a desk strewn with small lengths of hardwood flooring, which I’m using as panels for a series of paintings I’m working on while I’m here (through the end of July). To my right is a […]

Safe House Co: the store that is anything but

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

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)

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

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

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

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)

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

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

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

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. […]

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