We interview Alison Ruttan and talk about her show at Monique Meloche and lots and lots of talk about bonobos and why a bonobo is *not* a monkey. Brian Andrews turns off his mind relaxes and floats down stream at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Ecstasy: In and About Altered States show. Jeff Ward talks about The CORE program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
NEXT WEEK: We talk about talking to a sell out crowd at the Steppenwolf Garage Theater, We review some stuff. We talk about partying like a rock star with Liz Armstrong while checking out 52 shows in Pilsen.
Jeff Ward, Shannon Stratton interviewed, Michael Miller, and the “Made in China” show at the Museum of Contemporary Photography reviewed. – ALSO LIVE WITHOUT A NET, Bad at Sports that the Steppenwolf garage theater this Wednesday the 8th as a part of the NPR, Third Coast Festival, Listen Room series. Come throw rocks at us you jerks!
Jeff Ward and Shannon Stratton have curated the wonderful series of shows, the Happiness I Seek. Showing consecutively in 5 spaces throughout the Chicago community, The Happiness I Seek will feature artists Andrea Cohen (at ThreeWalls), Loul Samater (at Fraction Workspace), Ryan Swanson (at The Chicago Cultural Center), Mike Andrews (at 40000) and Clinton King (at The Suburban). Through a format of dispersing the sculptural installations throughout the city, the exhibition takes on the rhizomatic and cooperative nature of current art and exhibition practice: the materials of the artworks and the artworks of the exhibit and the spaces in a community imply the ideas of attraction, chemistry and the dancing cheek-to-cheek as evoked by the title’s Irving Berlin’s lyric.
Artist, Alison Ruttan invites us to her home for an interview about her work, and research on Bonobo chimps. We continue our conversation with Jeff Ward about the Core Program in Texas, and talk with Shannon Stratton about the Three Walls Residency. We finish the show off with a cacophony of reviews!
Catalog of Ships and Michael Kraskin
The Pond Gallery
Joan Fransel Youthcast Podcast from PRX
The Core Program
Roger Brown Resources
The Cultural Center
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It’s our sixth month anniversary and there is much excitement for all!
This week we talk to John Corbett and Jim Dempsey of Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery. Also we reflect on six months of weekly podcasts and mull whether or not to go on. A very special episode of Bad at Sports. Like an afterschool special with expletives.
This week we interview Chicago gallerist Wendy Cooper. Then the BAS team reviews new shows at the Renaissance Society (Yutaka Sone’s Forecast: Snow) and the Hyde Park Art Center (4-Reel). Amanda checks out more shows on her own, and–possibly the most exciting segment of the show yet–Duncan and Richard go to see Unshackled, recorded live at the Pacific Garden Mission.
I’m sick, this will be a less glitzy and amusing e-mail than usual. Hence this notice coming out so late.
We set the record straight about our rumored conflict with Gallery 400, although we definitely didn’t like the show they have up right now. We check out the utterly fabulous collection of shows at the Cultural Center. AND to make it total art overload, we go to the MCA and take in an array of shows there too. Also our London branch (Ben Tanner and Christian Kuras) checks in and we get a brief NOVA plug from Michael Workman.