On this episode of our Indoor Recess series we check back into a boozie 2017 with an interview we recorded the end of our first all day takeover at WLPN as part of Open Engagement in Chicago with long time friend of the show, Allison Agsten.
It was a moment where anything seemed possible and we were excited by the road ahead. Many things (like the pandemic) have changed for us, for Allison, for Chicago and LA since then but in the context of this interview the most notable change is the closure of Allison’s project, the Main Museum. Which closed its doors in 2018 but the thing that drew us back to this moment was, everyone on mic was inspired and excited. Not everything had gone right and mistakes had been made all through the day but we were trying and we could all see new possibilities in a shared future.
Beer, Anti- Capitalist Exhibitions, Magazines, Punk Shows, Food and D&D! This Indoor Recess rewinds to the halcyon days when the Co-Prosperity Sphere was just a twinkle in Ed Marszewski’s eye.
So much has changed and so much has stayed the same in the art world since 2005. Reaching to the back of the crate for a deep cut, Indoor Recess this week features a interview with Michelle Grabner from episode 12.
This week, we catch up with long time friend of the show Christopher Sperandio at CAA 2020 where he celebrating the publication of two new books. Fundamental Camarena celebrate the work of a generation of Mexican comic book makers through the resuscitation of a forgotten master and Pinko Joe borrows liberally from the cultural archive to build a new narrative around those of us who challenge human greed and profiteering.
Ding ding ding! Time for Indoor Recess! This week the team does a deep dive to 2009 and our interview with seminal Chicago art group Temporary Services and celebrates all the good news in the art world today.