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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 […]

No more visionary art

Over the last eight or ten months, I have been taking advantage of the opportunity this space provides by interviewing people whose work I admire or whose organizations I am curious about. I have not had an explicit plan or frame for these interviews: for their structure, for the people I talked to, etc. I […]


New New Art and Event Space Opens in Logan Square Sector 2337 touches down on Milwaukee Blvd With or without a physical locale, Green Lantern Press has been a force in the Chicago art scene since Caroline Picard started to open up her loft space in Wicker Park to public exhibitions and events in 2005. […]

Interview with Cameron Crawford

It occurred to me, after knowing sculptor Cameron Crawford for a while, that I thought of him first as a writer, not least of which because his conversations always sounded as if they should be recorded on paper – his language as if read. I saw Cameron read at MoMa PS1 one Sunday through three […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (10/10-10/12)

1. The Space Between at Northeastern Illinois University Fine Art Center Gallery Work by Andrew Borowiec, Terry Evans, Juan Fernandez, Jason Reblando, Ross Sawyers, Chris Schedel, Greg Stimac, and Bob Thall. Northeastern Illinois University Fine Art Center Gallery is located at 5500 N. Saint Louis Ave. Reception Friday, 6-9pm. 2. Innervated Alloy at Outhouse Gallery […]

Lives Well Lived: The People’s Biennial 2014

The second installment of a curatorial project by Jens Hoffmann and Harrell Fletcher, the People’s Biennial 2014 takes a stronger approach to its mission than the first. In 2010, the idea was to highlight five cities in the US that are not art centers and showcase the work of artists working within contemporary art frameworks. […]

An Introduction to Relational Aesthetics and Social Practice

By the title of this essay I imply not that I am providing an introduction to this topic, for the uninitiated, from the perspective of experience.  Rather, I intend to share the experience of my own introduction to this topic, in preparation for a course I will be teaching next semester.  Prior to beginning my […]

Jane Boyer: Repetition ain’t what it used to be

Eat, Sleep, Repeat: there’s a meme doing the rounds all about repetition. As philosophies go, it’s a little simplistic, suggesting nothing so much as a kind of nihilistic stoicism. So if you want the antidote, consider the next show due to open at No Format Gallery. RECURSIVE is a group show which looks at the cyclic […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (10/3-10/5)

1. It Ended with My Putting It On at Comfort Station Work by Matt Woodward and Wrekmeister Harmonies. Comfort Station is located at 1879 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception Saturday, 6-10pm. 2. Cowgirl in the Sand at The Hills Esthetic Center Work by Sara Condo. The Hills Esthetic Center is located at 128 N. Campbell Ave. […]

Catch and Release: Kim Piotrowski at Linda Warren Projects

By Kevin Blake I drift. A good drift. A perfect drift. One that will catch a nice trout. I swing my rod overhead and flick the tip upstream. Mend. Mend. Recover and drift….fish. My memory takes me downstream and the water sweeps my feet from underneath me. I allow the current to drag me away […]

Michael Miller.

Michael Miller was an incredible educator, a great printmaker, a good friend, and my world feels a little smaller without him. I met Michael in 2000 when I came to tour the School of The Art Institute of Chicago as a prospective graduate student. I went on to assist (TA) his classes for a couple of […]

What You Should Have Noticed in September

Is it over already? Between the EXPO Chicago fair at Navy Pier, Gallery Weekend Chicago, and the opening of the fall art season around the world, September saw the art world at work. Over cocktails and high heels, we were able to check out the culmination of a year’s worth of preparation by just about […]

Clearing House with Temporary Services’ Marc Fischer and Brett Bloom

Guest post by Meg Santisi   Marc Fischer and Brett Bloom are not going to be at Expo, Chicago’s huge international art fair on Navy Pier. Instead, they’ll be down the street, operating a small publishing house as part of A Proximity of Consciousness: Art and Social Practice, opening Sept 19th at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries.  Curated by Mary Jane […]

A Lullaby That the Adult Me Hands Back in Time to the Teen Me: An Interview with Jennifer Reeder

  Using breath from mouth to ear: “I’m going to write something on your back and you have to guess what it is.” Using gesture from finger to back: “I need to know if you feel it too.” They’re two teenage girls and they’re getting ready for the prom and one is wearing a marching […]

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