Objects and Poetics // A Conversation with Eric Zimmerman

Objects and Poetics // A Conversation with Eric Zimmerman

  Eric Zimmerman is an interdisiciplinary artist with an interest in the successes and failures of American history. His subjects have varied from Clint Eastwood and Spaghetti Westerns, the Apollo 11 lunar landing, and George Eastman of the Kodak Company—all...
Tom Dale and the castle of bouncing ideas

Tom Dale and the castle of bouncing ideas

Photos will not prepare you for Department of the Interior by Tom Dale, nor will the description: a bouncy castle made from black leatherette. But stepping round a corner at Aid & Abet, Cambridge, UK, there it was, roaring with the sound of an air pump, trembling...
Top 5 Weekend Picks! (12/13-12/15)

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (12/13-12/15)

1. The Dutch Don’t Dance at Aspect/Ratio Curated by Kirsten Leenaars and Jeroen Nelemans. Aspect/Ratio is located at 119 N. Peoria St. Reception Friday, 5-9pm. 2. The Age of Spontaneous Generation at The International Museum of Surgical Science Work by Lauren Levato...
Gains and Losses: One View of Twin Cities

Gains and Losses: One View of Twin Cities

A few weeks ago, I went to the Walker Art Center on a very busy night. A few new exhibitions had just opened; the Fritz Haeg residency was coming to an end; there was a live DJ; it was only the first snow of the season and the roads were still clear; admission was...
The Wisconsin Triennial and the Value of Context

The Wisconsin Triennial and the Value of Context

I’m still in the process of attending all those shows I recommended in my Wisconsin fall preview a few months ago. It’s difficult for even the most dedicated art nerd to cover a state as large as Wisconsin. Because of this I’ve picked up the habit of turning my...
Seeing. Movies.

Seeing. Movies.

Guest post by David Carl.  This by way of introduction: we enjoy answering the question, “What’s your favorite . . .” (fill in the blank here), because it give us a chance to talk about ourselves, and to tell others who we are by ostensibly talking about...