TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/21-6/27)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/21-6/27)

1. Note G June 24, 2018, 4-7PM Work by: Barbara Bloom, Stephanie Hier, Greg Ito, Sydney Shen, and Jack Strange (Curated by Stephanie Cristello and Nathaniel Hitchcock) Chicago Manual Style: 1927 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60622   2. The Monochrome Set June 23,...

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Episode: 641 Anna Metcalfe and Holly Hanessian

Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement: We are joined by Anna Metcalfe and Holly Hanessian to discuss their cohort, The Socially Engaged Craft Collective (SECC), a group focusing on the social aspects historically connected to craft objects and materials. We suss out the intersection of ceramic objects and sustainable models of agriculture and water consumption.

Episode 640: Lizania Cruz aka. We the News

Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement:

We are joined by the ever-inspiring, Lizania Cruz, who takes us into the world of her latest project, We the News. Cruz discusses her work creating and distributing immigrant-focused publications and products for her nomadic newsstand. We learn the history and future of WTN, including collaborations with Black Alliance of Just Immigration (BAJI) and The Laundromat Project through the first ever, one-year Artist Residency.

Episode 639: Art and Ecology

This week features a soil + social practice mega-interview conducted live at Open Engagement 2018. The conversation includes Francesca Fiore and Hillary Wagner explaining what their collaborative effort SOIL SERIES is, and how the project fits into the context of its rural Appalachian setting. Margaretha Haughwout discusses her project for the conference (Trees of Tomorrow) as well as her work with Guerrilla Grafters. And Sarah Nelson Wright describes the various iterations of the group effort Chance Ecologies. The imaginative and practical potential of soil + social practice connects all these practices and provides the framework for the dialogue.

Episode 638: Joan Giroux

Listener Warning: be not confused by the unfamiliar sounds greeting your ears at the outset of this broadcast. Bad @ SportsCenter has a brand-new theme song to introduce this week’s guest, artist and educator, Joan Giroux. Inspired by land rights activism in Chicago, Giroux monopolizes the airwaves, discussing her latest project on display at MCA’s The Commons Artist Project. Brain and Ryan are faced with the Letterbox Challenge, one of the many interactive modes of play developed by Giroux for this exhibit, advocating the preservation of the city’s open green spaces against political and commercial development.

Episode 637: Lindsey French

On this week’s Bad at Sports Center, Artist Lindsey French opens up about her ongoing dialog with all things vegetal. French’s work is a multi-faceted collaboration with the natural world, giving voice to the photosynthetic, and openly conspiring with the notorious poison ivy. Her most recent project is currently on display in “Plants and Animals,” a group show at Bridgeport’s The Learning Machine. We make you say “OOO”, as we term up the volume over object-oriented ontology, and we review the movies Toy Story and Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin. Classic.

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/14-6/20)

1. South Side Sisterhood June 14, 2018, 6:30-8PM Screening accompanied by sisters Miriam Petty, Audrey Petty, and Jill Petty sharing stories about family traditions with Jacqueline Stewart Arts Incubator: 301 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637   2. One Last One...


1. Panty Hoes at the Dawn of the Chthulucene June 9, 2018, 7-10PM Work by: Manal Kara Hume: 3242 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647   2. LUCKY STAR June 10, 2018, 7:30-10:30PM Work by: Claire Ashley, Mark R Booth, Jon Cates, Whit Forrester, Matthew Goulish, Aram...


1. Memory Palace June 1, 2018, 5-8PM Work by: Elana Adler, Guy Conners, Lindsey Dorr-Niro, Oscar Gonzalez Diaz, Thomas Kong, Alysha Kostelny, and Sara Ludy (Curated by Nina Wexelblatt) Circle Contemporary: 2010 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612   2. The Third...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (5/24-5/30)

1. Kikù Hibino and Guests May 24, 2018, 7-9PM Work by: Kikù Hibino, Allen Moore, and Distributed Autonomous Organization Threewalls: 2738 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647   2. Switch on the Television When the Sun Sets May 25, 2018, 6-9PM Work by: Dave Chow...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (5/17-5/23)

1. stuff May 20, 2018, 3-5PM Work by: r clarke-davis free range: 3257 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625   2. Azimuth May 20, 2018, 2-4PM Work by: Gina Hunt THE FRANKLIN: 3522 W Franklin Blvd, Chicago, IL 60624   3. Monster May 18, 2018, 7-11PM Work by:...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (5/10-5/16)

1. Handles Expenditure May 11, 2018, 6-9PM Work by: Liz McCarthy Sector 2337 + The Green Lantern Press, Shoebox Gallery: 2337 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647   2. DL-44 May 12, 2018, 7-10PM Work by: Kate Conlon Fernwey: 916 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622...


1. Excavations and Liminal Creature May 5, 2018, 6PM Work by:Christopher Ottinger and Lorca Jolene Ignition project space: 3839 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60651   2. You Can Buy Happiness But Eventually You’ll Shit It Out May 4, 2018, 6-9PM Work by: Tara Parambi...


1. Velvet Concrete April 28, 2018, 7-10PM Work by: Isabel Yellin M. LeBlanc: 3514 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647   2. idiot professor April 29, 2018, 4-7PM Work by: Erin Washington 4th Ward Project Space: 5338 S Kimbark Ave, Chicago, IL 60615   3. Entre...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (4/19-4/25)

1.Traversing the Scaffolding April 21, 2018, 7-10PM Work by: Tannaz Motevalli, Violet Eckles-Jordan, Katryna Oliveau, Sarah Pletcher, Sophia Karina English, Micah Dillman, Jesus Hilario, and Maria Luìsa (Curated by: Jerico Domingo) The Condo Association: 2700 W North...