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...
From the Road: One View of Twin Cities

From the Road: One View of Twin Cities

It is summer already, and I am on early vacation, driving through the West, living some version of the American dream involving fast cars, tops down, endless sunsets, and the long slow rise of mountains from the two-dimensionality of plains. I map my understanding of...
Top 5 Weekend Picks! (6/20-6/22)

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (6/20-6/22)

1. Placemakers Summit (Part 1 & Part 2) at Mana Contemporary Chicago Part of VERSION14. Part 1 (Saturday) 1pm: Contested Territory with Multiuso, The Graffiti Institute and 96 Acres, 2pm: Tactical Urbanism 101 with Rik Adamski, 3pm: ArchiGO with Paul Durica and...