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Lumpen Comics Issue

January 25, 2013 7-11 pm Please join us at the Co-Prosperity Sphere as we celebrate the release of the long awaited Comics Issue of Lumpen magazine. We haven’t done one since the 90′s and we are super thrilled to see a compilation of some of the best comic artists in America all contained in one [...]

The SMALL Showroom of Furniture and Functional Objects • October 5, 2012

Oct 5, 5-9pm  Bridgeport Art Center 5th floor 1200 West 35th St. Join The Small Manufacturing Alliance for a pop up showroom in the Skyline Loft of the Bridgeport Art Center to view stunning locally made work by: Strand Design, Rebuilding Exchange (RX), ism-Furniture, M26 Studio, Modern Industry, Lagomorph Design, Michael Dreeben Furniture & Fine [...]

Interview with Paul Chan with Jon Preus

From our buds at BAS- An interview with Paul Chan, one of our favorite humans. >>>Keeping up with Paul Chan could be two peoples full time job. This time out he and Paul talk about the context of publishing, Documenta, and what Paul has been up to since 2010. Check out Paul’s site here… [...]

Today is Bridgeport Day!

Bicycle-powered floats. Mobile sculptures. Origami architecture, marching bands, hot dogs, and dance performances. Everything is welcome but flame-throwers and ketchup. Lion VS Gorilla (LVG), a curatorial collaboration that uses experiential art to build community, is partnering with Version12 to create the First Annual Bridgeport Day, on May 12, 2012! Bridgeport Day is a celebration of the [...]

Help Kickstart Map of the Heart

Map of the Heart is a series of participatory, public art projects combining true stories and the collective imagination of the individuals of a community to develop audience-interactive visual fictions. Please help our Friend Hoyun Son, raise some funds to present her Chicago leg of the project. Any amount will go a long way.

It’s All Good in Bridgeport This Friday

We are super excited about the annual showcase of typography,  Typeforce 2, which opens at Co-Prosperity this Friday. Come and behold some beauty and  don’t forget to stop by Eastern Expansion to see Jordan Martin’s window installation on your way here. And since you’ll be down here, you may as well stop by Maria’s Packaged [...]

Yes You Can

Please fill out the Creative Chicago Survey. “Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is interested in learning more about the creative practices of people who live and work in Chicago. With your help, this survey will paint a useful portrait of the range of creative activity in Chicago, and help us learn [...]

Paul Nudd on Chicago Art TV

Paul Nudd is the latest artist featured on Martin Garcia’s Web TV show. The short interview is located here.

Lumpen 114 and Save the Whale

We are excited about the release of another issue of our sister publication, Lumpen magazine. Issue 114 should be out this Friday, February 5, during the Save the Whale fundraiser at the Co-Prosperity Sphere.  Plural Design’s tender care in creative direction makes printing on paper worth it.

Whitney Biennial 2010 Announcement

This year the Whitney Biennial curators have picked fifty-five artists for the 2010 snapshot of contemporary art in America. Chicago artists Julia Fish, Theaster Gates, Jim Lutes, Curtis Mann and Scott Short have been included in the 2010 show. Congratulations you guys! Curators Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari announce the artist list for 2010 in [...]

If Felt Like a Kiss

Bad At Sports Episode 220: Liam Gillick Hui-Min Tsen is opening up some interesting questions and relating quite nicely with our neighbors in Bridgeport. Jesus! Where the hell have we been? Sharkforum is now Blogtastic! Ack..It’s harder to stay with this guy. Our Online Editrix posted some pics from here recent show. And really, please… [...]

Yes Men Interview

We made some of the Yes Men sit down and conduct an impromtu interview while they were at our space, The Co-Prosperity Sphere. It’s probably worth checking out. Visit Lumpen TLVSN for a gander. LUMPEN TLVSN (interview) – The Yes Men at Co-Prosperity Sphere from lumpen on Vimeo.

Events and Nonsense

Bad At Sports interviews Temporary Services. Our patron, Reuben Kincaid, brings the Radar Eyes print show to NY. Art Review magazine’s Power 100 meet the The Top 20 Most Powerless People in the Art World Saturday November 7 is Media Democracy Day. A sweet Satellite Alphabet set threewalls and TheGreen Lantern Press release The Artist’s [...]

Listen to Boris Groys Re: The Aesthetic Responsibility

Nate, our captain of tranquility, suggests we all listen to philosopher Boris Groys on the aesthetic responsibility via Frieze podcast Writer, curator and philosopher Boris Groys gave a keynote lecture on how design today functions as a leading medium of self–revelation and self–positioning in public space

Bad At Sports Turns 4

The juggernaut of arts podcasting from Chicago turns four this week. BAS player Kathryn Born profiles Team Bad At Sports at Art Talk Chicago and explains how they turn out a podcast once a week never missing a beat. How do they do it?: When funds dry up during economic downturns, many organizations are forced [...]

How artists run (sometimes away from) Chicago

Don’t miss these recent pieces about making art in Chicago from our local artblogosphere: New City Art’s Art School Unconfidential: What the city’s burgeoning MFA programs mean for the future of artists in Chicago is a great read comparing the students and programs of the big 5 Chicago universities. The Bad At Sports Artists Run [...]

Southern Graphics March 25-29

Please take the chance to check out this year’s Southern Graphics Council Conference “The 2009 Global Implications Conference features exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures, panel discussions, private collection viewings, and special events at over 40 locations around Chicago. Keynote speakers include Kathan Brown, Enrique Chagoya, Anne Coffin, and Jane Hammond. Bad at Sports will be podcasting a [...]

Chris Ware on BAS

Bad At Sports is kicking serious as lately. “They discuss Chris’s work and career and much, much more. … Much mirth, music, and mayhem is had by all. This show is not to be missed!!!” Photo by Tom VanEndye.

Bad at Sports Episode 184: Joseph del Pesco

BASwire: “This week: The San Francisco Bureau continues their series of critics’ roundtables. Patrica and Brian are joined by the curator [and Proximity contributor] Joseph del Pesco, as they take a look at the early exhibitions of 2009 in the Bay Area. During the conversation they discuss Dave Lane, Henry Darger, Mads Lynnerup, Paul McCarthy, [...]

Is there such a thing as a Chicago artist anymore?

Video of the controversial Renaissance Society Panel, Is there such a thing as a Chicago artist anymore? is on YouTube. Enjoy. There are twelve in the series!

New Bad At Sportscast

Amanda talks to Nick Lucking and Tim Ivison about and their various projects. Listen here. SPCMKR facilitates and documents space exchanges, providing a site through which to organize a gift-economy between users. The web-based component of the project provides an interface for locating and contributing resources, arranging for temporarily inhabiting surplus spaces, and documenting [...]