Photo by Helene Binet

Photo by Helene Binet

By now most people who are interested in architecture have learned that the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has been named the 2009 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate.  I was psyched to hear this — I don’t know a whole lot about architecture, but I did do...
Sister Taking Nap in Seattle

Sister Taking Nap in Seattle

This Wednesday night kicks off a new performance from Wynne Greenwood in Seattle, WA. Her new piece entitled Sister Taking Nap: A Meditation About Human Evolution will be performed at On the Boards. Greenwood is best known for her Tracy + the Plastics performances...
Brian Dettmer at Packer Schopf

Brian Dettmer at Packer Schopf

Brian Dettmer’s sculptures are like steampunk versions of data clouds. Treating books as if they were bodies under investigation (the word ‘autopsy’ comes up frequently in discussions of this artist’s work), Dettmer expertly fillets them,...
19 Students Arrested at New School Protest

19 Students Arrested at New School Protest

Wow. I thought this story might be cooling down, but instead it’s exploding! Check out this link-filled update by Hrag Vartanian on the occupation & arrests at The New School over the mass firings of adjunct fine art faculty calling for New School President...
Tag ties & effective spies

Tag ties & effective spies

On the social networking front….The National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMET) in Athens, Greece, presents Tag ties & effective spies, an online exhibition of internet art that takes a critical look at social networking. From the exhibition website: Tag ties...

Friday Clips 4/10/09

A subjective round-up of the week’s art-world events, news stories, blog links and other happenings in Chicago and beyond that are of note or otherwise got me thinkin’. *Deathtoll of L’Aquila earthquake in Italy is at 189; the earthquake injured over...