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TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (7/21-7/27)

1. The Day July 22, 2016, 6-8PM Work by: Carol Jackson Corbett vs. Dempsey: 1120 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622   2. A Confounding Mimicry July 24, 2016, 3-5PM Work by: Jenny Kendler and Brian Kirkbride (Curated by Lou Mallozzi) The Fern Room at the Lincoln Park Conservatory: 2391 N Stockton Dr, Chicago, IL […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (7/14-7/20)

1. I Envy the Kangaroos July 16, 2016, 7-8:30PM Work by: Maritea Dæhlin DfbrL8r: 1463 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642   2. Post Black Folk Art in America 1930-1980-2016 July 15, 2016, 5:30-8:30PM Curated by Faheem Majeed Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art: 756 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642   3. […]

Messages in the Street Closing this Weekend

Friends & Followers! Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming B@S interview with Messages in the Street curator, Allison Glenn, and our very own Dana Bassett. In the meantime, check out the final and upcoming events for this innovative and exciting public program posted below. Follow along with #MITS and via this location map.     SATURDAY, […]


1. Iron Ore Cannot Be Educated Into Gold July 8, 2016, 6-8PM Work by: Liz Ensz The Mission: 1431 W. Chicago Avenue Chicago IL 60642   2. LIFE STILL LIFE STILL LIFE July 9, 2016, 5-8PM Work by: Min Song Carrie Secrist Gallery: 835 W Washington blvd, Chicago, IL 60607   3. Traces and Scenes […]


1. Why All Things Happen July 1, 2016, 7-10PM Work by: Charles Fogarty (curated by Ruslana Lichtzier) Fernwey: 916 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622   2. CHILD STAR! June 30, 2016, 7PM Videos by: Christopher Thompson, Kenny Reed, Kristen Anchor, Lillie West, Mary Clare Pelch, Mike Brady, Nic Seago, Stephanie Kang, Sydney Shavers, Ulijona […]

Kevin Jennings (1980-2016)

Kevin Jennings from Fryvalry III, Hyde Park Art Center, June 2009 Beloved father, husband, son, brother, artist, doorstop pioneer, deep fried meat master, incredibly skilled craftsman, personal hero, frequent collaborator and great friend Kevin Jennings passed away last week, he was 36. Since receiving his MFA from UIC in 2004 Kevin’s thoughtful and often provocative […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/23-6/29)

1. Precarity: Contingency in Artmaking and Academia June 24, 2016, 5-8PM Work by: Christian Nagler, Ahmet O?g?u?t (with Natasha Sadr Haghighian, Dan Perjovschi, Martha Rosler, and Superflex), Cassie Thornton and the Feminist Economics...Show More Summary

Review: Regin Igloria’s How Different It Is to Be Outside

Guest post contributed by Brent Fogt. Though we may be traveling, we carry with us not only our supplies and our desire for adventure but also our obsessions, doubts and fears. Regin Igloria makes this point forcefully In “How Different It Is to Be Outside” at the Chicago Cultural Center. He coopts the symbols of American […]

From the Road: Present Absence

The Atlanta Contemporary currently has two exhibitions centered around regional identity. The group show It Can Howl, “takes a look at the numerous experiences of the American South.” The solo exhibition, The Dapper Comes to the Walkers collects Dapper Bruce LaFitte’s drawings of New Orleans marching bands and street scenes. The south is an enormous, sprawling […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/16-6/22)

1. PDF/Objects June 18, 2016, 7-10PM Work by: Alberto Aguilar, Basma Alsharif, Robert Burnier, Alex Chitty, Katy Cowan, Assaf Evron, Danny Giles, Gordon Hall, Sofia Leiby, Jose Lerma, Shana Lutker, Matt Morris, Gina Osterloh, Claire Pentecost, Tim Portlock, Josh Reames, Amanda Ross-Ho, Sanaz Sohrabi, Stephanie Syjuco, Tony Tasset, and Lori Waxman, among many others. Mana […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/10-6/14)

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

1. In the beginning sometimes I left messages in the street June 12, 2016, 10AM-6PM Work by: Carris Adams, Derrick Adams, Lisa Alvarado, Assaf Evron, Becky Grajeda, Faheem Majeed, Ayanah Moor, The Black Athena Collective, Nazafarian Lotfi, Martine Syms, Cheryl Pope, and Amanda Williams Tour Starts at 2313 W. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL, Chicago, IL […]

The top five things (we’re going to check out this weekend) – Tomorrow, Today

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

As we all know change is a constant in our Chicago artworld. Today, Bad at Sports marks a massive change for us. As longtime readers/listeners know, Stephanie Burke has long been the author of our “top five things we’re going to check out this weekend” list. For the last eight years she has been banging […]

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2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

We might be bad at sports, but we’re good at supports! Today we bring you two noble causes from the artists and organizations that keep Chicago’s Art heart beating: In order to keep Pro-Choice alive in Illinois, Weinberg/Newton Gallery is raising money through a Paddle8 in tandem with their exhibition Your body is a battleground in support of Personal PAC, an […]

Interview with Michael Kaufmann: The Museum of Psychphonics

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Guest post by Michael Milano. Located inside the Joyful Noise Record Store in Indianapolis, The Museum of Psychphonics is billed as “the spiritual sibling of the 24-Hour Church of Elvis, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Marvin Johnson’s Gourd Museum, House on the Rock, and of course the ever persistent siren desert song of The Thing.” Packed […]

Review: “Mastry” Kerry James Marshall

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Guest post by Noah Hanna Kerry James Marshall: Mastry; the first major museum retrospective of the artist’s work opened on  April 23rd at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Organized collaboratively between the MCA, The Met, and LAMOCA, the exhibition gathered national allure prior to its opening; and it seems only appropriate that B@S join in […]

REVIEW: “Chthonic Void” Christine Tarkowski

3 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

  Guest post by Brent Fogt. Glass geodesic domes play a leading role in Christine Tarkowski’s “Chthonic Void” at Devening Projects. The domes symbolize utopian ideals and their failure to take root. The exhibition, by contrast, is an unqualified success. The main gallery features four of Tarkowski’s glass sculptures, two of which rest on pedestals in […]

The Realism of Our Time

3 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

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

3 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

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

4 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

5 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

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