Conceptions of Plant-Life: An interview with Giovanni Aloi

Conceptions of Plant-Life: An interview with Giovanni Aloi

Thinking about taxidermy, the ultimate “animal-made object” has substantially shaped my ideas on agency and passivity in contemporary art involving the non-human; whilst Jane Bennett’s and Graham Harman’s work have substantially expanded my views on objects and agency. I have also been thinking a lot about surfaces in contemporary art. Taxidermy is all surface—a practical and metaphorical totalization of animality whilst plants are all-surface in a more, “helpless” but nonetheless related way.

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (7/21-7/27)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (7/21-7/27)

1. The Day July 22, 2016, 6-8PM Work by: Carol Jackson Corbett vs. Dempsey: 1120 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622   2. A Confounding Mimicry July 24, 2016, 3-5PM Work by: Jenny Kendler and Brian Kirkbride (Curated by Lou Mallozzi) The Fern Room at the Lincoln...
Top 5 Weekend! (1/17-1/19)

Top 5 Weekend! (1/17-1/19)

1. Ghost Nature at Gallery 400 Work by Sebastian Alvarez, Jeremy Bolen, Irina Botea, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Robert Burnier, Marcus Coates, Assaf Evron, Carrie Gundersdorf, Institute of Contemporary Zoology, Jenny Kendler, Devin King, Stephen Lapthisophon, Milan Metthey,...
EDITION #7

EDITION #7

Super pro-fesh and stylin’ rope jumper, artist, Miami native and three-time SAIC freshman, Walter Latimer after his mind blowing performance at this year’s Art Bash. Say what!? Record breaking jump roper performs at art bash News broke this weekend that...
Top 5 Weekend Picks! (10/12 – 10/14)

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (10/12 – 10/14)

1. Out of Site 2012 at multiple sited in Wicker Park Curated by the Happy Collaborationists, with work by Claire Ashley, EJ Hill, Erik Peterson, Jesus Mejia & Ruth, and Shane Ward. From the intersection of North, Milwaukee and Damen Aves: Claire Ashley will be...