Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me it’s Raining
Curated by Bad at Sports

April 7 – May 22, 2010

Opening reception: April 7, 6-8 pm

go here to read the following in its entirety…

Richard: Just talk it through? Is that too postmodern?

Duncan: I don’t know. Well, what do you want to do with the apexart essay?

Richard: Are we recording? Is this ironic or is this not ironic?

Duncan: I don’t know if it’s ironic or not, but yes, we’re recording.

Richard: I think that we should talk about the philosophy of the program. Do a little bit about how it got started. Sort of do the compressed version of that talk we did the other day. And by “we,” I mean you, mostly. The royal “we.”

Duncan: [Laughs.] So you want to start with…?

Richard: Well, I think originally, we were just screwing around, having a conversation, being dumbasses, and I think it’s evolved into something more rich, with more depth and more seriousness. I mean, I think, at this point, we’re creating an audio archive of what’s going on in the art community, or at least the art community we have access to in this time and place. And the place has expanded into more cities than it was originally. Now it’s New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Switzerland, Sweden.

So I think it’s an examination, like a time capsule of what’s going on now, and that we’ll look at this project twenty, thirty, fifty years from now—at least on a personal level—and see an interesting history of what was going on now.

Duncan: Do you think we already do that? Do you think, when you look back on the programming that we put together five years ago, it seems kind of strange? Like, what we thought was urgent at that moment versus what turned out to be kind of urgent?

Richard: Oh, it’s embarrassing. [Laughs.] I listen to those early shows and groan. We were very flip about it at first, only when people started to list us on their resumes and we started to get feedback, either…deliriously angry or deliriously happy about what we were doing…only then did we realize that we had any sort of an audience and that we might need to be conscientious about how we were doing things.

posted by Caroline Picard

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There is some amazing stuff going on in the neighborhood tonight. Like Really Awesome. It’s like a whole other kind of circus. To that end, I thought I’d post a little something about things going on along the street so that, should you chose, you can visit other spaces and events.

03.27.09 – 04.25.09!!

Of course, there is the *super fantabulous* Providence RI/Chicago IL show here at the Green Lantern, featuring work by Andrew Oesch, Angee Lennard, Agata Michalowska, Dan S. Wang, Myriel Milicivic, and Kevin Haywood, Delia Kovac, DeWayne Slightweight, Karin Patzke, Heather Ault, Jason Tranchida, Jean Cozzens, Laura Szumowski, Matthew Lawrence, Meg Turner, Rob Ray, Sonnenzimmer, Xander Marro. We’re opening our doors at 6 p.m. this evening. The opening, official, will go until 9 p.m. There will be a stack of invitations by the front of the door. Please take one. i.e. you are invited to this party. Also, in keeping with the tender vulnerabilities of this business license nonsense, we’re going to serve prohibition era beverages, The Greyhound and Annehattans.

From 9/10 pm on there will be live music performances provided by Helen Money, John Bellows, and DeWayne Slightweight from 9-12 am. A donation of five dollars is suggested to watch the music; this event is BYOB.

Also of Note: There will be an artist talk on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Green Lantern with a whole bunch of participants from Rhode Island.

You can see more about this by going here.

Otherwise:

FRIDAY, March 27th
TAKE A TOUR DOWN MILWAUKEE AVE.!

whoopee

“I Don’t Believe You”
new works by Lauren Anderson, Jamisen Ogg, and Oli Watt.
between 6 & 9 pm
Through May 2nd.
check out Roots & Culture at 1034 n Milwaukee Ave.
&
Elegant Mr. Gallery

1355 N. Milwaukee 3rd Fl.
Doors at 7:30 / Films at 8:00
$5-10 sliding scale

FEATURING…
Nine.5, Keith Wilson, Artist Statement, Daniel Barrow, New Bike, Stephanie Yang, Hey Fox, Tessa Siddle, Hannah Free (trailer), Tracy Baim, So-Called Living, Cyra Polizzi, Rosebud, Ricky Kelley & Scott Ross, Self Control, Latham Zearfoss

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US (that is the GL)

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Heaven Gallery

Boombox

Start: 03/27/2009 – 7:00pm
End: 03/27/2009 – 10:00pm

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Lloyd Dobler

1545 W. Division Second Floor Chicago, IL 60622

Case-By-Case Basis, featuring the print and mixed media work of Diana Behl, Alex Chitty, Regan Golden-McNerney, Joe Hardesty, Noah Hyleck, Jeremy Lundquist, Amanda Repo Taiwo Thomson, and the collaborative work of Ryan McMurran and Shira Soskel.

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i’m sure there are other things in the area, and if you go to Lloyd Dobler, you can pick up a map to figure out where everything is-

ok. forget the cold snap. happy fridays

and don’t forget this is, like, our second to last opening at this location. Crazy, huh? We’ll make it something to remember.