Robert Colescott dies at 83

Robert Colescott dies at 83

Painter Robert Colescott has died at the age of 83. From his New York Times obituary, by Roberta Smith: “Mr. Colescott represented the United States at the Venice Biennale in 1997, the first African-American to do so. By then he was well known for pitting the...
Objectified

Objectified

Last Saturday Lauren and I checked out Gary Hustwit’s latest film Objectified at the Gene Siskel Film Center. I have to be honest, I loved Hustwit’s previous documentary Helvetica, so I was really excited to see a new design documentary. The film asks the...

Tuesday’s Video Pick

I am in Denver at the moment watching my sister box in the US National Championships. I am heading over to the MCA Denver to check out their Damien Hirst and Anthony Goicolea shows. For Tuesaday’s pick I chose Anthony Goicolea’s Act of...

New Chicago Arts Blog Alert!

Hey all, BaS’s own Kathryn Born’s new blog for Chicago Now is up and running! Called Art Talk Chicago, it features reviews, gallery spotlights, friendly commentary on art in Chicago and guest posts by great Chicago arts writers like Paul Klein, who’s...
Cruising for Chicks at the Modern Wing

Cruising for Chicks at the Modern Wing

How much does gender equality matter when it comes to museum permanent collections? How much is ‘good enough’? I’ve been mulling these and other questions over the past week while following the discussion that’s been taking place on Jerry...