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,...

Trib Lays off Alan Artner

Can we talk about this? I just read (via Meg’s Twitter– I’ve been away from my computer for almost a full day, so this is fresh news to me) that the Chicago Tribune laid off its sole art critic, Alan Artner (sources: Time Out Chicago; Chicago Reader...
What We’re Doing This Weekend: 4.23-4.26

What We’re Doing This Weekend: 4.23-4.26

This is a slightly abbreviated edition of our weekly post, due to the craziness that is VersionFest happening all weekend long. So much to see/do! Thursday: (tonight!) The Society for Contemporary Art presents: Cameron Jamie Artist Talk April 23, 2009 6-7 p.m. Price...