Today, your Bad at Sports Centerer’s take refuge in Diane Christiansen’s room at the Chicago Cultural Center’s exhibition An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman. Her enrapturing paintings and animations play tricks in the cosmic sands as we feel and laugh our way through the existential biggies, buoyed by bodies, icons and acorns. Curator Annie Morse helps lead our sense of the exhibition and takes us through the long, pandemic-wrought fraughtness that permeates the space. Part one of a three part series!

Diane Christiansen, Last Days of Capitalism, 2020, Gouache, acrylic, ink and plaster on paper, 55 x 50 in.

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