NFO XPO Recap

NFO XPO Recap

Saturday Lauren and I went to the Co Prosperity Sphere to check out the NFO XPO. In all honesty I hadn’t been to a Version festival in three years. Three years ago both myself and several friends were stranded in Bridgeport at 2am in the rain and miles from the...
Duncan MacKenzie, Hacker?

Duncan MacKenzie, Hacker?

It is unknown when exactly the hack was added but on Monday 4/27 it was discovered that entering the Konami cheat code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, enter) at the official ESPN Web site made glittery pink unicorns with rainbow manes and tails...
Betting on Artists’ Futures

Betting on Artists’ Futures

Predicting the Art Stars of the Future: “William Powhida cheekily predicted which of his fellow artists would still be star properties in the future. We asked other art-world types to weigh in, anonymously.” (New York Magazine). This is a fun piece, if...

Response: Art and the Art of Criticism

Unless you’re Jerry Saltz, art critics are rarely the center of attention, and I strongly suspect that most prefer it that way. There’s something unseemly about referring to oneself when writing about the work of others, isn’t there? That’s the...
BAS Giveaway NFO XPO Edition

BAS Giveaway NFO XPO Edition

I picked up a copy of Robin Cameron’s Mind Maps from Golden Age while I was checking out the NFO XPO. The fifth person to email me (megonli@badatsports.com) will receive a copy. via Golden Age “Mind Maps is a foray into the mind of the artist. A brilliant...

Friday Clips 4/24/09

A partial and subjective round-up of art-world events, news stories, blog links and other happenings in Chicago and beyond that got me thinkin’ this week. *Art critic Alan Artner laid off from Chicago Tribune (Time Out Chicago). *Rose Art Museum to remain open,...