Bad at Art Forum #3: Buckets as Well as Jewels

Bad at Art Forum #3: Buckets as Well as Jewels

As an artist-cum-mad-scientist and avid recycling nerd, folks often come to me for answers to their frustration and confusion about plastics. If I recycle them, do they end up in landfills anyway? Does it take more energy? How do I navigate my local system? Why is it...
Bad at Art Forum #1: Unpaid Intern

Bad at Art Forum #1: Unpaid Intern

Welcome to the Bad at Art Forum! A monthly post from your (non)local artist-cum-mad-scientist, Keeley Haftner. Every third Monday of the month until the world ends, or Bad at Sports expires on its best-before date (aka 20th anniversary) on September 4th, 2025...
Review: Institutional Garbage

Review: Institutional Garbage

It’s December. The time of year when all the ‘Best Ofs’ and just-in-time-for-Christmas reviews spill out from the internet, beckoning you to consider your engagement with the year just passed. In January of this year, I was invited to “write something” about...
Mirror Around the Corner

Mirror Around the Corner

An artist’s take on the Venice Biennale, as experienced during Venice’s highest floods in 50 years Keeley Haftner, November 22, 2019   I found myself a viewer of the Venice Biennale during this year’s epic flood. How does art premised around current political and...