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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 […]

The Curtain is Drawn

Theatrical sets allow for the real world to be transformed into the internal world. Against complete darkness, imagine a stage light illuminating one room within a house. Walls, hallways and exterior walls of the house are constructed out of the absence of light, while the walls of the living room are constructed out of illumination. […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (11/14-11/16)

1. Richard Serra is an Important Latino Artist at Art in These Times Work by Josh Rios and Anthony Romero. Art in These Times is located at 2040 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception Friday, 6-9pm. 2. No, Not at Regards Gallery Work by Aline Cautis. Regards Gallery is located at 2216 W. Chicago Ave. Reception Saturday, […]

In a Clutter of the Digital made Physical, Tiny Diamonds in the Expanding Ruff

At the end of September, Richard D. James released his first album as Aphex Twin in 13 years. The resulting work, Syro, makes up for the long wait between albums. It is rich and complex, as every past album of his has been. But where Drukqs and previous albums have pummelled the listeners ear, Syro […]

Blog10: A report from the UK blogosphere

In the popular imagination, bookshops in Notting Hill may be where bumbling Englishmen meet Hollywood filmstars. Last night it was where a bumbling art writer, played by myself, got to meet some of the UK’s most successful bloggers. The venue was Book and Kitchen, who deserve props for the bohemian setting, mean jazz  soundtrack and […]

Memory and Metaphor: Monika Bartholomé at Devening Projects

By Kevin Blake “Four score and seven years ago,” is how my mind tells me to start every essay I sit down to write. This is my memory at work. I remember the tone of the words that follow in Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address. I remember the cadence. I remember that it was taught as a […]

The Road Behind: GWAR After Oderus

Well I’m traveling down the road And I’m carrying that heavy load I walk around in a stupor Sleazy, I cant do the show   Last April, Dave Brockie, better known as Oderus Urungus, lead singer of the band GWAR, died of a heroin overdose. I wrote about his death in a previous article: […]

Jessica Cochran’s Notes on Prospect 3

Guest post by Jessica Cochran Since it opened nearly two weeks ago, many of the nation’s foremost critics have weighed in on the successes and failures of Prospect 3: Notes for Now, New Orleans’ third international biennial of contemporary art, curated by Franklin Sirmans. But, as these things go, the jury is always out. Beaten […]

What You Should Have Noticed in October

Welcome to this month’s edition of What You Should Have Noticed, a monthly article wherein I try to hit the highlights of art news from the last four days. This month is mostly whining, counter-whining, and regional defensiveness, but what’s new? As for October, the ghosts are out and the weather is finally getting awful: for us […]


Arnold Johnson as Putney Swope. Comedian Shows Funny Movie Sparks serious discussion Yesterday afternoon we took a trip to the new Black Cinema House space on 72nd and Kimbark to see the 1969 film, Putney Swope. The screening featured an introduction by comedian, Wyatt Cenac, who was wearing a knit sweater like you wouldn’t believe. […]

Who pays artists?

In a recent review in the New Yorker of the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition of local art, “Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond,” Peter Schjeldahl singles out BFAMFAPHD as puncturing the effervescent mood of the exhibition, saying that, “The collective BFAMFAPHD (the initials of academic degrees) spreads a homeopathic wet blanket on the show’s […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (10/24-10/26)

1. Middle Gray at Document Work by Greg Stimac. Document is located at 845 W. Washington Blvd. Reception tonight, 5-8pm. 2. Goodbye Stranger at Paris London Hong Kong Work by Daniel Arnold. Paris London Hong Kong is located at 845 W. Washington Blvd. Reception tonight, 5-8pm. 3. A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose […]

Swimming Tiger Lotus Envy

Guest post by Lise Haller Baggesen Ross Then, we tried to name our babies But we forgot all the names that The names we used to know But sometimes We remember bedrooms And our parent’s bedrooms And the bedrooms of our friends –Arcade Fire  This one goes out to the first gay guy to break […]

Reproductions: One View of Twin Cities

Fall lingers, with warm days and fiery trees, longer nights and frosty mornings. Daylight has changed, striking us at more oblique angles, lengthening shadows even at noon. I follow my shadow farther and farther from my center, looking back to where I stand, doubling, tripling, multiply exposing and bodily reproducing fall days and perspectives. The […]

Entrance Exam: Claudine Isé Appointed Executive Director at Woman Made Gallery

  We’re thrilled to report that former Bad at Sports’ blog editor Claudine Isé has been appointed executive director of Chicago’s nonprofit feminist contemporary art space Woman Made Gallery. In addition to having been a real force at Bad at Sports, where she (with Meg Onli) not only got this blog up and running but also garnered […]

Skeletendo: Spooky Art Games for October

Happy (mid) October! Even though I’ve never been a huge fan of Halloween (my childhood costumes rotated between lawyer, businessman, and French businessman, all of which were just me wearing a suit that was too big plus or minus my mom’s beret) I’m a sucker for a good chill, either in the form of a […]

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