Bad at Art Forum #8: Not Retweeting Documenta FifteenI am not retweeting documenta fifteen. Instead, taking my cue from the approach of Palestinian collective The Question of Funding (QoF)’s response to the vandalism of the Eltiqua Group’s exhibition space in WH22, I hope to leave the evidence in the room without...
TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/23-6/29)1. Bonnie Lucas: Girl with Purse June 26, 3-6PM RUSCHWOMAN: 2100 S Marshall Blvd. Unit 105 2. Abigail Chang: Reflections of a Room June 24, 6-8PM Volume Gallery: 1709 W Chicago Ave 3. Laura Letinsky: The indignation of counting spiders June 24, 5-8PM DOCUMENT: 1709 W...
Episode 805: Maryam Taghavi
This week Maryam Taghavi casts a spell over Brian and Duncan. Will they recover? We don’t know. What we know is this… Taghavi plays and pulls codes at the edge of beauty and language. What about languages beyond languages?
In her work she uses and recreates a language of the occult practices derived from Islamic mysticism. Her sigils promise to evoke real and active metaphysical powers. These forms become channels, lovely and beyond form itself – concept to volition, presence to absence. The works are a wish invoked. The conversation a wish fulfilled. Will Brian and Duncan ever be the same?
Episode 804: Azadeh Gholizadeh
The Bad at Sports crew is joined by Azadeh Gholizadeh. Her works explore the body, landscape, and the fragmentation of memory. Her works use weaving and needle work to generate and worry her images and objects. The works call to mind a powerful connection to place and dismantle that connection through a glitchy digital memory and build towards a reassembled experience. Azadeh Gholizadeh is a Chicago-based artist and educator, and a 2022 Artadia awardee.