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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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Top 5 Weekend Pics! (2/27-3/1)

1. Future Proof at LODGE Curated by Phil Peters, with work by Sarah and Joseph Belknap, Marissa Lee Benedict, Liz Ensz, Parsons & Charlesworth, David Reuter, Manuel Rodriguez, Jiyoung Yoon. LODGE is located at 1850 S. Blue Island Ave. Reception Saturday, 6-9pm. 2. Nacelle at Blanc Gallery Work by Margo G. Ferrari. Blanc Gallery is […]

think WMFU on acid.

Our friends at the PMI want you all to do this by March 1st… BECAUSE IT WILL CHANGE ALL OF OUR LIVES. Also we are super excited about this. VERSION FESTIVAL 15: 100 Watts Festival is: April 23-May 3, 2015 Submissions are due: March 1, 2015 For the past 14 years Version Festival has introduced innovative […]

Why do I give a shit about art?

Zona MACO and Material, the fairs that ran more or less concurrently the first week of February here in Mexico City, helped synthesize a number of threads floating around in my mind since arriving here. Those threads: Boris Groys’s essay “Art Activism,” published in e-flux shortly before I moved, a talk by Donna Haraway that […]

Something’s Happening in Pullman

Guest Post by Kate Ingold. When I tell friends and colleagues that I’m going down to Pullman to see art, I get one of two responses: 1) What’s Pullman? or 2) That’s so far away! Let me address both of these responses before moving on: 1) Pullman, nestled near I-94 and Lake Calumet, is one […]

You’re The Top…

Moving to a new town is disorienting. The streets do not yet make sense. The grocery store has strange foods. The restaurant chains arrange themselves differently. The art world shifts and morphs, revealing new opportunities, expansive possibilities, and gaps to be filled. I recently moved from Minneapolis-Saint Paul to Chattanooga, Tennessee. I am adjusting to the […]

A Conversation with Bridget Donahue

Bridget Donahue is standing in her own gallery of the same name overlooking the Bowery. Bridget Donahue is a space longer than it is wide, with two rooms. One room is a long spacious stretch; the second, smaller room also serves as an exhibition venue referred to as the Office. Works for the first exhibition are arriving in […]

Top 3 Weekend Picks! (2/13-2/15)

1. Double Exposure at Roots & Culture Work by Lyra Hill and Daviel Shy. Roots & Culture is located at 1034 N. Milwaukee Ave. Screening Sunday at 7pm. 2. Visitation Rites III at The Franklin Work by Angie Evans, Phil Parcellano, Gwen Zabicki, Philip von Zweck, EC Brown, Vincent Dermody, Patrik Qvist, Irene Perez Gil, […]

Nikita Kadan: radical roots from Kiev

The current political differences between Moscow and Kiev seem intractable. But it remains true that both governments have an interest in cultivating sustenance. Both governments need to eat. A new London show by Ukrainian artist Nikita Kadan revolves around a vegetable patch. Well-cared for lettuce and herbs grow in a square yard of rich, dark soil. […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (2/6-2/8)

1. 2nd Floor Rear 24 Hour Alt. Space Festival Including events at I am Logan Square Gallery, Hume Gallery, Crown Liquors, Dreamland D, Kitchen Space Gallery, Corner, Tritriangle, Uncharted Books, The Whistler, Autotelic Studios, Church of the Advent, and multiple residences. 2nd Floor Rear 24 Hour Alt. Space Festival will be located at various venues […]

The Water’s Mirror of the Sky: “All In” at The Riverside Art Center

By Kevin Blake  I’m watching a fly float over the clouds in the water’s mirror of the sky. It skitters, flutters and floats–leaving behind a turbulent wake that appears in my imagination as an erratic line, proofing the fly’s movements through space. The trace loops through the three dimensions of the surface. As I approach […]

Licking The Boot That Kicks Us

Last month, on January 6th, I published in this blog a column entitled, “Chilling Me Softly.” The topic, generally, was about censorship, about the intentional cultivation of censorship as a promotional strategy, and about the the subsequent chilling effect that occurs. I was writing specifically in context of the film The Interview. One paragraph read: […]

What You Should Have Noticed in January

Hey, long time no see. I skipped December’s article due to several factors, most important among them the glacial pace of art news around the holidays. The only notes on my list were clickbate bullshit: the sentencing of Andrew Shannon, who punched a hole through a Monet in 2012, and the more recent the arrest […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (1/30-2/1)

1. g(URL)_FREAX at Church of Templehead Curated by Paula Nacif, James Theophilos and Nu Evil, with work by Lal Avgen, Mouthy Women (Olive Stefanski + Magritte Nankin), James Theophilos, Codi Suzanne Oliver, nu Evil, Paula Nacif, Jane...Show More Summary

Top 5 Weekend Picks!

1. when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail at The Chicago Cultural Center Work by Alison Ruttan. The Chicago Cultural Center is located at 78 E. Washington St. Reception Friday, 5:30-7:30pm. 2. Untitled (Just Kidding) at The Logan Center for the Arts Work by Jesse Malmed. The Logan Center for […]

Little Ghosts of Alchemy and Magic: A Conversation with Emily Nachison

As a kid, I felt betrayed by the cheery optimism peddled by Disney. My sisters and I were raised on the stories of Hans Christian Anderson, gleaning magic from the gloom and gore of The Little Match Girl, The Red Shoes, and The Little Mermaid. When Ariel wasn’t turned into sea foam at the end […]

From the Road: Outside In

The highway passes quickly through Summerville, Georgia. The roadsides fill with small houses, businesses, and the ghosts of fastfood architecture. It is easy to miss the turn to Paradise Gardens. The houses that surround Howard Finster’s...Show More Summary

Spinning likes into gold with No Space

I met Debora Delmar and Andrew Birk, co-runners of No Space, at Cantina Riviera, on Chiapas in Colonia Roma. I recommend the lechon and the taco de pulpo asado, if they have it. We drank Dos Equis lager exclusively. In early February, in the midst of the Material Art Fair, No Space will present a show […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks!

1. The Latest Sun is Sinking Fast at Hyde Park Art Center Work by Melika Bass. Hyde Park Art Center is located at 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Reception Sunday, 3-5pm. 2. Visibility Machines at Gallery 400 Work by Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen. Gallery 400 is located at 400 S. Peoria St. Reception Friday, 5-8pm. […]

Media Theater

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

When reporting has become about shock, ratings and theatrics, and less about accurately and responsibly relaying news, reports like Steven Emerson’s completely fictitious account of “no-go zones” are able to air as solid facts. Fortunately, since it was on Fox, no one with any intelligence believed it to be true, and it was derided immediately […]

Emotional Landscapes.

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Guest post by Lise Haller Baggesen.   Jetlag is the Devil’s work! Or is it a First World problem? First World problems are the Devil’s work and jetlag is the hands-on reminder that in this day and age it is never really enough, if at all possible, to be in one place at a time, […]

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