TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/25-8/31)

August 25, 2016 · Print This Article

1. Community Conversation: The Importance of Art on the South Side

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August 29, 2016, 6-8PM
Organized by Ode to the City
Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative: 1456 E 70th St, Chicago, IL 60637

 

2. Symptoms: Satirical Drawings By Tom Torluemke

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August 26, 2016, 7-10PM
Work by: Tom Torluemke
Firecat Projects: 2124 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

 

3. Coppice Turning Concerts with guests

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August 26, 2016, 7-10PM
With guests Peter Speer and Lou Mallozzi
Silent Funny: 4106 W Chicago Ave, Chicago IL 60651

 

4.  Sweet Spoils

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August 26, 2016, 7-10PM
Work by: Joan Cornellà, Sean Norvet, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Robert Beatty, Joe Tallarico, Sarah Rose Niemiec, María Melero, Angela Dalinger, Rebecca Ness, Nate Otto, Brandon Celi, David Alvarado, Jason Davis, Ben Moss, Alex Gamsu Jenkins, and Jim Ether
Miishkooki: 4517 Oakton, Skokie, IL 60076

 

5. Sweet Relief

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August 25, 2016, 7-9PM
Work by Traci Fowler
Spears: 3142 S Lituanica Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

 

Also this weekend and worthy of attention:

At the River I Stand

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August 25, 2016, 7-10PM
Directed by: David Appleby, Allison Graham, and Steven Ross with introduction by Huey Copeland
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts: E 60th St & S Drexel Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

 

We’ve been busy gathering together all of the events, engagements, and exhibitions that we can for September including EXPO Chicago’s programming, you can look at what is currently on tap for September here. More is being added by the day and as always you can submit your event at http://www.thevisualist.org.

 

 




Episode 431: Takeshi Murata and Robert Beatty

December 2, 2013 · Print This Article

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This week: San Francisco checks in with a great interview. Bad at Sports contributors Brian Andrews and Patricia Maloney sat down with artist Takeshi Murata and sound designer Robert Beatty on November 9, 2013, at Ratio 3, in San Francisco, to discuss Murata’s most recent digitally animated video, OM Rider(2013). OM Rider follows two animated creatures: a wizened old man that Andrews describes as “half the Curious George Man in the Yellow Suit, half like the butler from Rocky Horror Picture Show,” and a hipster wolf, which rides a moped through a barren landscape and performs other aimless tasks. The video begins with the creature playing a synthesizer that gives the video its title. Om Rider contains Murata’s characteristic absurd humor and aesthetic, which mixes highly attuned lighting and composition with more retro modeling and minimalist, almost antiseptic spaces.

Takeshi Murata was born in 1974 in Chicago. In 1997, he graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied film, video, and animation. He currently lives and works in Saugerties, New York. Murata has exhibited at the New Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy; Sikemma Jenkins & Co., New York; Gladstone Gallery, New York; and Salon 94, New York. Murata’s work is featured in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens; and The Smithsonian Museum of American Art.

FYI, AP will post an excerpted text version of this interview on Dec. 3, and the link for that conversation should be:

http://www.artpractical.com/column/interview-with-takeshi-murata/

And here is a related review Brian wrote for his previous show: http://www.artpractical.com/review/get_your_ass_to_mars_andrews/

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