What We’re Doing This Weekend 5.14-5.17

What We’re Doing This Weekend 5.14-5.17

Thursday Albert Oehlen: A Vanguard With Decorum Opening! May 14 5-9pm May 14-June 27, 2009 Corbett vs Dempsey 1120 N. Ashland Chicago, IL 60622 “This show will unveil Oehlen’s stunning new series under the banner A Vanguard with Decorum. The exhibition...
Kara Walker speaks at University of Chicago Tonight

Kara Walker speaks at University of Chicago Tonight

As part of the University of Chicago’s Artspeaks program, Kara Walker will talk with associate professor of history Amy Dru Stanley. Click the link above for full details; tickets are $20 to general public, $5 to students with i.d. Wednesday, May 13, 2009 | 7:30...

Why Older Artists Are Ahead at the Auction Houses

An upward trend (age-wise) at the auction houses is underway; this week’s New York magazine has an article by Alexandra Peers arguing that it’s not necessarily about age vs. youth, but due instead to past over-productivity on the part of many younger...

Quimby the Mouse by Chris Ware

Quimby the Mouse, by Chris Ware. Music by Andrew Bird. Animation by John Kuramoto. A video made by Ware for “This American Life–Live!”, in which an episode of the radio show was performed live onstage by Ira Glass and many of the show’s regular...
Abe’s Penny

Abe’s Penny

Today I came across a subscription service called Abe’s Penny through Cool Hunting. Described as a “micro-magazine” the project consists of postcards that combine one artist with one writer. Over the course of a month a story unfolds. via Cool...
Mini Fair at Chicago’s minidutch

Mini Fair at Chicago’s minidutch

Minidutch director Lucia Fabio has always been particularly good at thinking through her gallery’s raison d’etre with every exhibition she presents. Each show at this Chicago-based alternative space not only offers a window into the thinking processes of...