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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)

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)

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

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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

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)

2 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

2 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 […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/13-10/19)

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

1. The Trace of an Echo October 14, 2016, 6-9PM Work by: Rachelle Hill and Millicent Kennedy Northeastern Illinois University-Fine Arts Gallery: 5500 N St. Louis Ave, Chicago, IL 60625   2. eschatoliotheca October 16, 2016, 11-3PM work by Matt Ericson, Angela Lopez, Matt Martin, Jaclyn Mednicov, and Chris Wille 640 Lincoln St, B24 (Basement), […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/6-10/12)

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

E pluribus unum, out of many, one. The one is made up of all things, and all things issue from the one. Here it is the group, the collective, the hobbled together bunches that make up something else entirely. More than the sum of their parts, it’s 2 + 2 = 5 in the Top V. 1. AXIOM […]

Corresponding Between Found and Made: An Interview with Jessica Stockholder

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

My work pivots around the ways in which actual physical phenomenon resonate metaphorically with thought and how we find meaning. Sight is blurred when the eye and body are moving and what we see is crisp and clear when our bodies are static. Our peripheral vision enters this continuum. Tending to the limits of our capacity lets us know more about what’s out there.

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/29-10/5)

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Let’s consider our relationship with the recent past as it changes into something to ask about, something that’s reducible, relatable, and metaphorical. Let’s consider how it can be found so easily on the walls of a space that has been designed just for the purpose of its understanding. Let’s also consider the objects that we […]


3 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Welcome to this week’s top V.2 from EXPO Chicago at Navy Pier. Also the stARTup Fair opens tomorrow and don’t forget to check out this week’s Top V for a selection of provocative solo programs being exhibited in spaces both large and small around Chicago this weekend.  1.  Zuecca Project Space Booth #826 Work by: […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/22-9/29)

3 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

It goes without saying that this is the week of EXPO Chicago.  We’ll be posting a Top V2 from the EXPO floor at Navy Pier. But until that’s released here’s this weeks Top V, a selection of provocative solo programs being exhibited in spaces both large and small around Chicago.   1. Harlem Redux September […]

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