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TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (1/19-1/25)

“A distinctive feature of the exhibition is the artist’s transposition of two-tone color palettes, often used in the interiors of institutional spaces, onto the gallery walls. Social hygiene movements and hospital reforms at the turn of the 20th century inform the artist’s selection of colors as well as the work of Chicago-born color consultant and […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (1/12- 1/19)

1. A Hole in My Bucket January 14, 2017, 7-10PM Work by: Cameron Harvey (Curated by Jordan Martins) Elastic Arts: 3429 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 For her show at Elastic, Harvey distributes her work across not only the white gallery walls, but also in more integrated ways connecting with the interior space: interspersing […]

[Old/New] Psychedelic Providence: a Conversation with Curator Jamilee Lacy

By Kevin Blake Tiger Strikes Asteroid is a conglomeration of artist run exhibition spaces with independently operated locations in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. [Old/New] Psychedelic Providence curated by Jamilee Lacy is the inaugural exhibition for the Chicago space. Show More Summary


Quoting a footnote regarding photography, language, ambiguity, and a smile 25. Abe, The Box Man: A Novel (New York, NY: Vintage, 1999) 81; Hako otoko akz 24:44. In the Japanese original, “one grins” is “hito wa ha o muku,” which literally means “one reveals one’s teeth,” suggesting not purported congeniality (as “grin” might) but hostility […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (12/22-1/4)

“Merdre!” In December 1896 the world was gifted with the premiere of Ubu Roi, an absurdist burlesque and a deep parody of Macbeth wherein an ambitious and cowardly man rises to power and then subsequently fails. It’s filled to bursting with profanity, bent wit, and dim social commentary. Here we are, our own year is […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (12/15-12/21)

Searching for Beauty. Searching for loss. Searching to see what one has that’s within reach. Searching always for something that is sharper, a tool that is more keen than the bread it’s intended for. 1. A Transformation of Things December 17, 2016, 3-5PM Work by: Diana Guerrero-Maciá and Joe Adamik Carrie Secrist Gallery: 835 W […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (12/8-12/14)

1. Pierce the Veil December 9, 2016, 7-11PM Work by: Sage Dawson, Chiara Galimberti, Victoria Martinez, Katharine Schutta, and Selina Trepp Heaven Gallery: 1550 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60622   2. Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick December 10, 2016, 6-9PM Work by: Tessa Dallarosa free range: 3257 W Lawrence Ave, […]

Interview: Soohyun Kim & The Fight for 15

What we want and when we want it comprise one of my favorite one-twos of every protest or rally. The answer to the first is always noble (justice, peace) but can feel less direct than the answer to the second: now. Always now. This urgency is twofold: the circumstances are dire and negotiations have to […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (12/1-12/7)

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Absence and refusal, small culture as loud culture…   1. Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art December 1, 2016, 10AM-6PM Work by: Jean Carlomusto, Alexandra Juhasz, and Hugh Ryan, James Wentzy, Nelson Sullivan, Ray Navarro, Carol Leigh aka Scarlot Harlot, Juanita Mohammed, Luna Luis Ortiz, Mark S. King, Justin B. Terry-Smith, and the Southern AIDS Living […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (11/17-11/24)

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

1. Shared Eye November 19, 2016, 5-8PM Work by: Sadie Benning The Renaissance Society: 5811 S. Ellis Ave, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60637   2. Silos November 17, 2016, 5-8PM Work by: Yaw Agyeman, Wesley Clark, Nathaniel Donnett, Shané K. Gooding, Esau McGhee, Johana Moscoso, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Ellington Robinson, Stacy Lynn Waddell, Rhonda Wheatley, and […]

Mario Gonzalez Jr AKA Zore 64 Is Back in Town

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Interview by Lise McKean New Works by Mario Gonzalez, Jr. at Maxwell Colette Gallery, Chicago Opening Friday, November 18, 2016 LM: Some readers may have rediscovered your work in 2013 through Paint, Paste, Sticker, the show on Chicago street art that Nathan Mason curated at the Cultural Center. You’ve been away in recent years so […]

Barbara Koenen: CCRx, UNUM Gallery, and a Studio of Her Own

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Interview with Lise McKean Buddha at the Hot Dog Stand opening November 12 UNUM Gallery at Albany and Carroll Arts Building November 12 and 13, noon to 5 pm, and by appointment through December 15. LM: For many local artists, you’re a champion of the arts and artists within the City of Chicago’s cultural bureaucracy […]

Top V (11/10-11/16)

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Each week we highlight 5 events in our city to present as our Top V. posted at Bad at Sports. We look forward to the work of sifting through events and statements and arguing the merits of many amazing programs that our community has to offer every week. As fun as the Top V. is, […]

SOFA 2016 Recap

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

SOFA aka Sculptural Objects Functional Art and Design turned 23 this year. But that’s not all that Chicago celebrated on SOFA’s opening day. During the pre-opening media viewing, Navy Pier’s Festival Hall buzzed with electricians installing lights atop beeping hydraulic lifts and gallerists arranging their displays, and hummed with unabashed glee—it was the morning after […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (11/3-11/9)

3 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Every thought in our head is just like every other thought in someone else’s, fleeting and imagined. We can and will be incomplete together, through the reproducible action of sharing the stories of ourselves with one another. Flowing streams of narrative, of fragments of things that are past, and the things that we imagine the […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/27-11/2)

3 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

1. She Made for Her November 1, 2016, 5 PM Work by: Anna Tsouhlarakis Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society: 5701 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637   2. 40 Years – Part 2: Gender. Race. Identity October 28, 2016, 5-7:30PM Work by: Vito Acconci, Derrick Adams, Ghada Amer, Dawoud Bey, Richard Billingham, James Drake, […]

Bumping Into Sculpture at EXPO Chicago

3 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Guest post by Brent Fogt   Barnett Newman famously observed that “Sculpture is what you bump into when you back up to see a painting,” poking fun at sculpture’s secondary status in the eyes of many art lovers. Though painting was definitely king at this year’s Expo Chicago —with a veritable sea of canvases flooding […]

Tom Denlinger’s Ekstatic Edgewater at the Chicago Cultural Center

3 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Interview with Lise McKean LM: Let’s jump in the deep end and start by talking about your interest in dada, surrealism, fluxus, and the book your co-edited The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism’s Parlor Game. Let’s hear about how these interests seep into your art work. TD: My interest in surrealism and dada […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/20-10/27)

3 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Mark maker, mark maker, make me a mark. The intentionality of mark making creates a moment where something about the mark maker’s being is revealed.  Captured in the mark itself are a litany of codes and codifications that stand beside something unique to that artist’s gesture.   1. The New Graphic Method October 23, 2016, […]

Subversion of What? Kelley Walker’s “Direct Drive” at CAM St. Louis

3 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

  by Pamela Fraser   There are so many separate issues involved in the still-unfolding story of public reaction to Kelley Walker’s exhibition Direct Drive at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, one barely knows where to start. At issue is not only the specific art works that have proven offensive to many people, but […]

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