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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)

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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. […]

From the Road: Various Perfection

I recently visited The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. Their permanent collection is well worth the visit, but I was lucky enough to see a pair of exhibitions: Man Ray — Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare and Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models. The centerpieces of Human Equations, Ray’s series of […]

Notes On Blue: Interview with Moyra Davey

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

In the beginning of June, Moyra Davey premiered her most recent video Notes On Blue for the Walker Art Center’s 2015 Walker Moving Image Commissions. (The video is available for public viewing for a limited time at: http://www.walkerart.org/channel/2015/moyra-davey-notes-on-blue). Show More Summary

Funeral Mountain: Claire Sherman at Kavi Gupta

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

  By Kevin Blake  “Ahoy down there” I yelled,  acting out a drama I had seen before and would see forever–over and over. Again and again. I thought I was calling down to her from the top of a gigantic sand dune. From the peak of the tallest mountain. From the apex of the world. […]

One small city, four major collectors: a report from Oslo

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Having finished his speech to the visiting journalists, Christian Ringnes picks a beer from a large bucket of ice and retires to a chair. The bottle has his name on the label. And perhaps if it wasn’t for his ownership of Norway’s largest brewery none of us would be here. Indeed beer, and interests in restaurants […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks (6/5-6/7)

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

1. Rapid Pulse at multiple locations throughout Chicago A multi-site performance art festival. Performances occur at various locations. Rapid Pulse runs from Thursday 6/4 – Sunday 6/7 and Thursday 6/11 – Sunday 6/14. 2. Touchers at Aspect/Ratio Work by Jillian Mayer. Aspect/Ratio is located at 119 N. Peoria St. Reception Friday, 5-8pm. 3. Hard Heads, […]

Paris on the Prairie: Part II

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Ed. note: This is the second 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. The second post of the series is by artist and actor, Brenna Quinn.     It’s been said, “one generally takes Loy […]

Turning the Titanic: Artists as Agents of Change

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Well, last month’s column was a little dark. What can I say? I was in a bit of a mood. I do stand, mostly, by what I wrote then: I’m pretty sure we’re all fucked. It was pointed out to me, though, that it may only be awareness that is on the increase, not existential […]

Everywhere, Everywhere, Everywhere–Show Makes Poverty Visible

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

An Invisible Hand David Weinberg Photography Chicago, May 22 – July 25, 2015   The savvy title caught my attention. The Reader’s wording in its art listing, “group show about the experience of living with poverty,” was even more curious. Was the description referring to works about the artists’ own cash-strapped lives? I made my […]

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