Najia Bagi: Playing art and making music

Najia Bagi: Playing art and making music

If you think the regular art crowd can be critical, spare a thought for Najia Bagi. The Manchester based musician and artist has been making work for babies. Now that’s a tough gig. Baby Art Club is a collaboration with Naomi Kendrick at Manchester City Art Gallery....
What You Should Have Noticed in June

What You Should Have Noticed in June

What You Should Have Noticed in June, 2014 Welcome back to this month’s edition of What You Should Have Noticed, wherein I try to sum up this month’s happenings from around the art world with a little extra special attention paid towards events here in Chicago. June...
Becoming my idol with Keith J. Varadi

Becoming my idol with Keith J. Varadi

Guest post by Jacob Wick. I met Keith J Varadi—artist, poet, writer, performer, and Associate Director at Greene Exhibitions—at the HMS Bounty, one of my favorite bars in Koreatown. We began by talking about Lance Stephenson’s conduct in the recently-concluded NBA...
Power Plays of Currencies, Desires, Energies

Power Plays of Currencies, Desires, Energies

A string of questions: What is the discourse of power that we subscribe to? Is it constrained by capital or physical strength? Is it supernatural or material? Where is it located? Who participates?  Further: What are the material conditions that underpin these power...
Edition #33

Edition #33

Artist Encourages You to Love HAGS And “Have A Great Summer” Why do HAGs have such a bad rap? We don’t know, but we’re glad that Portland-based artist, Jenny Vu has decided to rehabilitate them. Her ongoing series H.A.G.S. (Have a Great Summer) depicts...