857: Lee Hunter at the Bemis!

857: Lee Hunter at the Bemis!

Straight out of Omaha – In the first of several conversations with residents of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, we get cosmogonal with multi-disciplinary artist Lee Hunter. Like Hunter’s expansive Cosmogenesis project we cover almost all of the things contained within this universe, and it gets fervent y’all.

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TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (11/16-11/22)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (11/16-11/22)

1. Chloe Seibert: Psychoangels November 16, 6-9PM MICKEY: 1635 W Grand Ave   2. Louise LeBourgeois & Karen Reimer: Boundless & Disorderly November 17, 6-9PM Epiphany Center for the Arts: 201 S Ashland Ave   3. Every house has a door: Characters with...

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Episode 856: Pasakorn Intoo-Marn and Sorayut Aiemueayut


This dialogue covers artist-led research projects taking place over the last decade of political transformation in Thailand with Pasakorn Intoo-Marn (Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Practice at the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Thammasat University) and Sorayut Aiemueayut (Lecturer in Visual Culture at the Dept. of Media, Arts & Design at Chiang Mai University). The interview was conducted at the 2023 Arts in Society conference in Krakow Poland.

Episode 853: Devin T. Mays


This week we are joined by great Chicago Artist Devin T. Mays. We talk dressing Wisconsin, Poetry, Humor, how “Everything is Everything”, and how dislocation is a meaningful strategy. We do it all live from the Salt Shed in Chicago for the “Shred at the Shed” with the Chicago Abortion Fund, Portable Gray Magazine, Quimby’s and more… Also this episode feature the first appearance of “Other Ryan.”

Episode 852: Farah Salem, Regina Agu, and A Very Serious Gallery


This week we bring several things never meant to meet, together. EXPO Chicago and the artist featured in Hyde Park Art Center’s booth: Farah Salem and Regina Agu. We explore personal and historic cultural lineages, trauma response, and alternative cultural teachings as they bridge the space between research and practice. Then we jump over to our dear friends at A Very Serious Gallery and Allan Weinberger and we dance through graffiti, “high art”, kissing booths and a plea for love. All in all a single amazing day from the heartland’s greatest art fair. And don’t think we didn’t notice that Frieze bought it. We are just as curious as you are.

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (11/9-11/15)

1. Candace Hunter: The Alien-Nations and Sovereign States of Octavia E Butler November 11, 2023-March 4, 2024 Hyde Park Art Center: 5020 S Cornell Ave   2. Alice Hargrave: A Forest Shouting November 10, 5-9PM ALMA Art and Interiors: 3636 S Iron St   3....

Sub-Rural # 32, Parceled Pastoral

As culture becomes more virtual, qualitative, global and for the last few decades fatigued from distancing itself from the epistemological and topographic world of our fathers and it shrinks from higher education offerings, its form and space fall more in sync with...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (11/2-11/8)

1. Céline Mathieu: Plum November 3, 5-10PM Apparatus Projects @ Cellar Door Provisions: 3025 W Diversey Ave   2. Deb Sokolow: Visualizing November 3, 5-8PM Western Exhibitions: 1709 W Chicago Ave   3. Charm  November 4, 4-7PM FLXST Contemporary: 2251 S...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/26-11/1)

1. Luisa Tovar: BECOMING: HOME October 27, 7:30-10:30PM 1212: 1212 W Thorndale Ave   2. Dilek A Bishku: REVISITATIONS October 27, 5-8PM ARC Gallery: 1463 W Chicago Ave   3. Inaugural Exhibition October 28, 6-9PM Bodenrader: 1620 W Carroll Ave Work by: Judith...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/19-10/25)

1. Holly Murkerson: Second Body October 20, 6-9PM 65GRAND: 3252 W North Ave   2. ;products of desire: October 21, 7-10PM W. Gallery: 600 W Van Buren St Work by: Jiaming You and Linye Jiang, curated by chris d. reeder   3. Don’t Close Your Eyes October 21,...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/12-10/18)

1. Sapphire & Crystals: Freedom’s Muse October 13, 6-8PM Logan Center Exhibitions: 915 E 60th St Work by: Arlene Turner-Crawford, Candace Hunter, Dorian Sylvain, Dorothy Carter, Felicia Grant Preston,  Juarez Hawkins, Makeba Kedem-DuBose, Malika Jackson, Patricia...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/5-10/11)

1. J. Kent: mille tendresse-mille fleurs October 6, 6-9PM Roman Susan: 1224 W Loyola Ave   2.Cory Perry and Nnaemeka C. Ekwelum: All of Living is Risk October 7, 12-3:30PM South Side Community Art Center: 3831 S Michigan Ave   3. Jason Dunda October 8, 2-5PM...

Sub-Rural # 31, Christopher Sperandio

Christopher Sperandio has been a big fan of cartooning since his youth. He sensed early that comics were a great way to disparage privileged culture, parody the middle class, and speak plainly to conventional publics – which of course he has also had the pleasure to...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/28-10/4)

1. Sonya Bogdanova: No Weepholes September 29, 7-9PM Parlour and Ramp: 2130 W 21st St   2. Tong Liu: Gathering, Then Losing September 29, 8PM Co-Prosperity: 3219 S Morgan St   3. Open Lab: Sofía Gabriel “Cíclos” September 29, 7-8PM High Concept Labs: 2333 S...