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Bad at Sports Episode 807: Laura Letinsky

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Is it ever possible to escape the language that contains us? Or find joy while subverting myths? Laura Letinsky breaks down her practice in photography and ceramics with Ryan and Brian on this week's Bad at Sports.
 
 

Bad at Sports Episode 806: Nick Cave!

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This week Nick Cave chats with Brian and Ryan about his career-spanning survey exhibition Forothermore at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Cave shares his process conceiving of his dazzling soundsuits and sculptures, as well as how to find exuberance in resistance and activism within a work of art.

Bad at Sports Episode 805: Maryam Taghavi

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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?

 

https://www.maryamtaghavi.com/

https://artadia.org/

Bad at Sports Episode 804: Azadeh Gholizadeh

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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.

 

https://www.azadehgholizadeh.com/

https://artadia.org/

 

Bad at Sports Episode 803: Selva Aparico

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Splitting her time between Spain and Chicago, Selva Aparicio is a research based interdisciplinary artist, whose work includes sculpture, installation and performance. On today’s episode of Bad at Sports Center, Jesse and Ryan speak with Selva following the announcement of her 2022 Artadia Award. We discuss the origins of her medical research, the ethical means by which she sources her materials, and the context of community and place in her practice. 

 

https://www.selvaaparicio.com/

https://artadia.org/awards/

Bad at Sports Episode 802: Inga Danysz and Haynes Riley

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On today’s harrowing episode of Bad at Sports Center the we are back in the WLPN studio (and we brought our old mixing board bumbles with us)! Polish-born artist, Inga Danysz, and gallerist, Hayes Riley, join Jesse and Ryan to discuss Danysz’s solo exhibition In Ancient Rome at Good Weather. We discuss the materiality and ontology of Danysz’s sculptural sarcophagi, and our orientation to the physical and metaphysical space they delineate. We also accept the fact that puns have been and will continue to be a part of our process. 

 

Bad at Sports Episode 801: Jeffrey Michael Austin

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Everything Must Go, so let’s. Jeffrey Michael Austin — interdisciplinary artist and musician — joins Ryan Peter Miller and Jesse Something Malmed to talk about their reflective new exhibition at the Chicago Art Department. Hope in the dark, illusion, allusion, elusiveness, late capitalism, climate crisis, the collective, the needing-tending, the tenderness of a phrase like *help wanted* and enduring questions of scale and capacity guide our winding conversation. What else?

 

https://www.jeffreymichaelaustin.com/

https://chicagoartdepartment.org/

Bad at Sports Episode 800: Ashanté Kindle and Josie Love Roebuck

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Bad at Sports welcomes Ashanté Kindle and  Josie Love Roebuck from LatchKey Gallery and their exhibition "CROWN" at Expo Chicago 2022.

Working from a place of healing, "CROWN"  explores and rejoices in the legacy of Black hair. The exhibition, named after the CROWN Act - a law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination which is the denial of employment and educational opportunities because of hair texture or protective hairstyles including braids, locs, twists or bantu knots - luxuriates in the scope, range, beauty, and legacy that is black hair.

https://www.latchkey-gallery.com/

https://www.latchkey-gallery.com/woks-by-ashant-kindle

https://www.latchkey-gallery.com/artist-josie-love-roebuck

 

Bad at Sports Episode 799: Chris Larson

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This week the Midwest's greatest contemporary art podcast crew have what can only be described as an "encounter" with one of the Midwest's greatest living artists, Chis Larson! Hailing from St. Paul Minnesota, Larson's newest body of work started its life in Tennessee and slowly spun and wove its way to Engage Projects, Chicago. Taking up a former manufacturing space Larson asks that we consider our relationship to labor from the intimate to the global supply chain in a triumph of an exhibition. The Residue of LaborApril 8 - May 21, 2022
 

Bad at Sports Episode 798: Gio Swaby

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Gio Swaby is a Bahamian Toronto based visual artist whose work explores and celebrates Blackness and womanhood. Her elegant thread based portraits centres on Black joy as a radical act of resistance. Through love as liberation she explores pathways of healing and empowerment through conversation and observational drawing, allowing the strong and soft to coexist beautifully. 

https://www.gioswaby.com/

https://www.claireoliver.com/artists/giovanna-swaby/

Bad at Sports Episode 797: Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-Mooney

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This week on Bad at Sports, Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-Mooney, the filmmakers behind Make A Distinction, join Jesse and the Block Museum’s Curator of Media Arts, Mike Metzger. Make A Distinction is an innovative, hybrid non-fiction feature that blends together strains of essayistic, observational and agitprop filmmaking into a blistering montage. Political in a capital P way, it’s urgent for most everyone, especially those of us in the so-called Chicago universe. 

 
 

Bad at Sports Episode 796: Rachel Adams and the Bemis!

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Rachel Adams joins us live from the halls of EXPO Chicago to talk about all things Bemis Art Center and the Omaha Art scene! We learn about art, llfe, and a little about love as we bounce across the house of yes, residencies, exhibitions and how your dream job might not be where you thought it would be but it is no less dreamy.
 

Bad at Sports Episode 795: EXPO returns! And the Barely Fair!

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It's the first week in April and that means its time for EXPO Chicago. Brian chats with the fair's director Tony Karman about returning from the pandemic after two and a half years and how best to get into the art amid all the hubbub.

And for our second trick we bring in Kate Sierzputowski to chat EXPO programing, community engagement, and the Barely Fair!
 
Almost as jam packed as art weekend 2022!

Bad at Sports Episode 794: Ben Foch and NFTs

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BEN FOCH! Marc LeBlanc? Grumpy digital skepticism? NFT revolution? Crypto currency wrestled with? EXPO party power? Hood Ornament? The Cult of the Cheetah revealed. It is quite the adventure. Pay attention nonbeliever because we live in the future.
 

Bad at Sports Episode 793: Jessica Labatte and team NIU

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This week Bad at Sports Center checks in with Chicago photo super hero Jessica Labatte and a coterie of Northern Illinois University students (Alex Dulski, Edwin Perez-Hernandez, and Emma Vitallo) as they work towards the construction of the world's largest paper snowflake.

 

Names Dropped:

Barbara Kasten

Ross Sawyers

Jessica Stockholder

Dan Peterman

Gaylen Gerber

Iowa

Guiness Book of World Records

Western Exhibitions

 

Bad at Sports Episode: 793 Neal Vandenbergh

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Today on Bad at Sports, special Guest Host Mel Cook joins Jesse for a lively conversation with Neal Vandenbergh. Neal has an alluring and excellent exhibition that calls itself Landscape with a Man Killed by a Snake at Mickey Gallery up through April 10th. We move through Neal’s practice, talk form, talk politics, talk process and laugh a bit. 

 

https://www.mickey.online/

https://www.mickey.online/landscape-with-a-man-killed-by-a-snake

https://melcookart.com/home.html

https://www.instagram.com/wizard_neal/

Bad at Sports 792: The Interview Show and Mark Bazer

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Mark Bazer and the Interview Show.

Mark Bazer joins us to talk about the 12 years he has been doing The Interview Show live from the Hideout and on their broadcast partner WTTW. We talk about the interview and how best to knock it out of the park.
 
Selected Names Dropped:

Bad at Sports 791: Asha Iman Veal, Tulika Ladsariya, and Mike Nourse

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This week Brian and Ryan Roundtable with Asha Iman VealTulika Ladsariya, and Mike Nourse of the Center program at Hyde Park Art Center. Antics ensue in discussions of life as a mid-career artists in Chicago and the exhibition Dream. 

Bad at Sports Episode 790: Lan Tuazon

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On this week’s Bad at SportsCenter we chatter about with Lan Tuazon. A Chicago-based sculptor, Tuazon discusses the culmination of her 10 year trilogy, Shift in the Order of Thingsrecently concluding at the Hyde Park Art Center. From Michael Reynolds' Earthship to Alfred Heineken's brick bottles, we unpeel a metaphorical onion to reveal the genius at the center of this epic series of "documentation sculpture". Also, Jesse dubs the nickname "Chi Chi" for this human settlement we call Chicago. Call in and  let us know your thoughts.

Bad at Sports Episode 789: Aaron Delehanty

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This week’s Bad at SportsCenter guest is Chicago expat Aaron Delehanty, a painter/sculptor and “dioramacist” based in Rochester, NY. Taking from his experience at Chicago’s Field Museum and the Rochester Museum & Science Center, Delehanty’s Loud Cow Studio fabricates dioramas, replicas, models and murals. In addition to his most recent drawings and sculptures, we discuss the narrative of the natural world, name dropping Freidrich Heinrich Alexander Von Humboldt and Carl Akeley, and discuss some of Delehanty’s upcoming projects with Maria’s Packaged Goods and the state of Vermont.

Bad at Sports Episode 788: Richard Holland and Viridian House

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This week Bad at Sports gets back to trying to figure out NFTs and our Meta future with the help of Richard Holland, esq., Michael Kellogg, and Jennifer Kellogg.
 
Welcome to the future humans.
 
Names Dropped:

Bad at Sports Episode 784: Return to Miami 2021

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Today we drop down in Miami and chat NFTs with John Lee, Tom Sanford, and technologist Amol.

We also reveal that we are rolling with the mysterious graffiti artist Snoeman.

Bad at Sports Episode 783: Jessie Mott

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Jessie Mott art work

On this week’s Jess(i)e-fest, Jessie Mott joins Jesse and non-Jess(i)e Ryan in the studio to talk about her upcoming exhibition at the Epiphany Center for the Arts, Like Queer Animals:We Hold Your Gaze, a collaboration with queer scholar Chanal Nadeau. We yak about the origins of Mott’s aberrant animals, in all of their forms, including paintings, publications and animations. Take a listen on the wild side.

Bad at Sports Episode 782 Iris Bernblum

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Iris Bernblum drawings

On this pod's weekcast Iris Bernblum joins Brian and Ryan for an unadorned conversation about her current studio practice. Bernblum’s work explores an animalic kinship, navigating a longing for the unknowable natural world. The pair conjures a sensual environment by imbuing the space with scent, sound, and lush color. Her cross disciplinary practice includes watercolors, video and sculpture speaking to ideas around human desire to control and tame wild spaces.

Name Drops:

Also, we dropped the first NFT Bad at Sports has ever made, the first podcast on Foundation, and the first interview with both Kayvon Tehranian and Lindsay Howard. Maybe the only NFT we will ever make and it is hella meta (like not the facebook nonsense).

Drops at 11am CST on Friday November 19th, 2021. Good luck friends.

Foundation.app
Kayvon
Lindsay

 

Bad at Sports Episode 782: Tony Fitzpatrick

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Tony's murals in Glen Elen via New City Chicago
This week Bad at Sports sees the return of two legends. 
 
Tony Fitzpatrick joins us to talk about his last museum show ever "the Jesus of Western Avenue" at the Cleve Carney Museum. And if that weren't enough Richard Holland takes a break from his retirement to rejoin the show? We are also joined by Justin Witte, the curator and director of the Cleve Carney Museum!
 
 
Names Dropped...

Bad at Sports Episode 780: Terrain or Shine part 2

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Bad at Sportsers slinging merch
This week Bad at Sports Center checks in from a very rainy Terrain Biennial at Overton Elementary. We catch up with Kristin McWharter about sports and cheerleading then carry the conversation to Lauren Leving and Michael Paul Lopez aka. Mike Lopez about an exhibition at Material. Certified fresh.
 

Bad at Sports Episode 779: Terrain 2021

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Terrain 2021 KIT logo

Live from the block party for the 2021 Terrain Biennial with guests Richard, Medina, Sadie Woods, DJ Gino, Ahmed Ozsever... And Ryan Peter Miller? What better way to honor our friend Sabina Ott!
 
 

Bad at Sports Episode 778: Earthly Observatory

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Should we be more depressed about accelerating climate change or optimistic for human potential in a time of crisis? This week Jesse and Brian talk through the surprising artworks featured in Earthly Observatory with curators Giovanni Aloi and Andrew S. Yang.

Bad at Sports Episode: 777 Chicago Art Department

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Today on Bad at Sportscenter, Jesse and Ryan are joined by some of the stars that form the constellation that post-latin-loqui astroscholars are calling This Is What We Know So Far, an exhibition open now at Chicago Art Department: artists Liz McCarthy, Sara Condo, Leo Kaplan and curator Erin Nixon. Along with Chicago faves Mike Lopez and Ben Driggs, they’ve mounted a colorful and joutous show dealing with process, the new now and the messiness of the moment. The conversation is lovely and the show even lovelier. 

Bad at Sports Episode 776: Teresa Silva, Holly Cahill, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid

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Website for TSA Chicago

This week we check in on Tiger Strikes Asteroid with curators Teresa Silva and Holly Cahill. we examine collective art action, the network, Mana contemporary art space, and  the half 46 person group show "It Feels Like The First Time."

 
 

Bad at Sports Episode: 775 Seitu Hayden

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This week we continue our summer of comic investigation with

Weekly form the Chicago Defender by Seitu Hayden from https://atomicjunkshop.com/review-time-with-its-life-as-i-see-it/img_20210723_0003/

Seitu Hayden. Chicago illustrator extraordinaire and long time indie comic supporter. We talk about his 50 years in the independent publishing spaces, black comics, and some of the bright lights that made the scene happen. Hayden's works were included in the MCA's Chicago Comics:1960 to Now and the book "It’s Life as I See it: Black Cartoonists in Chicago, 1940–1980."

 
#saytoons
 

Bad at Sports Episode 774: Chris Ware and Tim Samuelson

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Image of the the Comics show from the Chicago Cultural Center
 
…meanwhile, in the least mysterious city on the planet (apparently Chicago), Duncan and Ryan panel with the overmodest Artist/Cartoonist Chris Ware and Chicago’s cultural historian emeritus Tim Samuelson about the storied origins of the Chicago comic scene. In this harrowing episode our protagonists discuss a triumvirate of collaborative projects: the Chicago Cultural Center’s, “Chicago: Where Comics Came to Life 1880-1960”, the forthcoming exhibit at Wrightwood 659 “Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sulliv

an and Wright”, and an eponymous interminable exhibition of Samuelson’s personal historical ephemera curated by Ware at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Bad at Sports Episode 773: Jessica Campbell

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Artist Jessica Campbell will carpet figure from Taken FOr Granted

This week we are joined by the great cartoonist and brilliant artist Jessica Campbell. Campbell's cartoons and relief sculptures are on view at Chicago's MCA  as part of Comics in Chicago: 1960s to Now. She also has an upcoming exhibition at Western Exhibitions Gallery in Chicago and a graphic novel about to drop from Drawn & Quarterly, "Rave."

Bad at Sports Episode 772: Diana Guerrero-Maciá

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Diana Guerrero-Maciá image from Carrie Secrist Gallery

This week Bad @ Sports Center is winnowed down to skeleton crew, with Ryan Peter Miller chewing the fat with the ever vital Diana Guerrero-Maciá. Fresh from receiving a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts, Guerrero-Maciá discusses her studio practice which includes slow-craft processes in painting, textiles, drawing, print, and sculptural objects. With new work recently completed for two exhibitions, High Touch, at John Michael Kohler Art Center and Light Falls Fast at Traywick Contemporary, this is a hearty conversation.

Bad at Sports Episode 771: Foundation with Kayvon Tehranian and Lindsay Howard

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This week Bad at Sports attempts to get to the bottom of whether foundation.app is a marketplace, a platform, or a cultural hall. Dana Bassett and Duncan MacKenzie are joined by Kayvon Tehranian, CEO and Lindsay Howard, Head of Community who are lighting our way towards how artists can get paid for their content while creating a new way to sell and consume art works, and just maybe, building a new internet in the meantime.

 
Duncan is trying to convince Lindsay to start a book club. If you're interested slide something into his DMs.

Bad at Sports 770: Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes Terrain 2021, Sabina Ott, and NFT making and collecting

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Terrain Biennial 2021

In what feels like a throwback episode Ryan and Duncan record IRL with Holly Holmes and Tom Burtonwood. We explore the legacy of Sabina Ott, the future for the Terrain Biennial and its 2021 iteration, then we talk through what is going on in their studios and focus around their exploration of the NFT artwork space.

https://terrainexhibitions.org/

https://tomburtonwood.com/home.html

https://hollyholmes.xyz/home.html

 

Bad at Sports Episode 769: Buddy, Co-Pro Catskills, and what is happening at the Public Media Institute

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This week on the B@S, Stella Brown and Nick Wylie join Jesse and Brian to talk about Buddy — the new artist-run shop/gallery/venue at the Chicago Cultural Center that features works and products by more than 220 artists — and Co-Prosperity Catskill — the new exhibition space in the Hudson Valley. These two new projects from the Public Media Institute, whose many many include WLPN, Lumpen Magazine, Lumpen TV and the Co-Prosperity space in Bridgeport, extend the ever-shifting and growing publicnesses that amplify, support and nurture so many artists and thinkers in our city. We talk about the realms of the possible, the concept of the public and end up making an ad (-vertisement and -vocacy) for Chicago in many acts.

 

Bad at Sports Episode 768: Christina Quarles

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Christina Quarles Painting on view at MCA

On today’s episode Dana and Ryan join painter Christina Quarles [in person!] to discuss her eponymous exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. We talk painting (of course), and discuss pandemic cancellations and inspirations. We hope you enjoy the sound of face-to-face conversation and Christina’s giggles as much as we enjoyed recording them. 

MCA

Christina Quarles

Bad at Sports Episode 767: Ben Davis on NFTs

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Image of Ben Davis from his website

This week we can catch up with the preeminent American Art Critic, Ben Davis from Art Net and talk about NFTs and whether this really is the future the hype demands, or whether this is a long con grift.

 

Ben Davis - http://www.benadavis.com/

Art Net - https://news.artnet.com/

Nifty Gateway - https://niftygateway.com/

Foundation.App - https://foundation.app/

Beeple - https://www.beeple-crap.com/

 

Bad at Sports Episode 766: Carrie Secrist

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This week we returned with Carrie Secrist and the Carrie Secrist Gallery (CSG.) A long time pillar of Chicago's south loop CSG began a significant shift and radically changed how they were doing exhibitions as the pandemic was just kicking off. We check in with the gallery's founder to learn about this adventure and how it has impacted gallery artists and informing the way the gallery will work. We also take a minute to celebrate an incredible milestone for a Chicago artist, as a hint her initials are DGM and weirdly so are our managing founders, although they are not the same human and only one of them has been recognized by the Guggenheim. WE COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED FOR HER! WELL DONE DGM!

 

Bad at Sports Episode 765: Stephanie Burke

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Ruin from Stephanie Burke

On this harrowing episode of Bad at SportsCenter, we talk with photographer Stephanie Burke. Her ongoing series of photographs is a visual exploration of lost opportunities at Parks College. Founded in 1927 by Oliver “Lafe” Parks, Parks College was a nexus of aviation development throughout the 20th century. When the Parks College program was moved to SLU in 1997, the Cahokia Il campus was left empty, and has subsequently gone to ruin.

https://stephaniedawnburke.com/home.html

 

Bad at Sports Episode 764: Haig Aivazian

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Image c/o the Renaissance Society of Haig Aivazian's

Image c/o the Renaissance Society of Haig Aivazian's "All of the Lights"

 
In a wide ranging discussion with Haig Aivazian we start with the exhibition at Chicago's Renaissance Society and we reach toward the history of fire, policing, data visualization, sports and art, and why artists should not be afraid of making propaganda!
 
https://renaissancesociety.org/exhibitions/539/haig-aivazian-all-of-the-lights/
 
https://haigaivazian.com/

Bad at Sports Episode 763: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

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Paul Mpagi Sepuya photograph

This week Ryan and Brian enter the dark room with Paul Mpagi Sepuya. The conversation floats along the inseparability of images and subcultures, the ritual of working an image in an analog dark room, and seeing exactly what is happening in the moment. 

Bad at Sports Episode 762: Naomi Beckwith

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Naomi Beckwith form the MCA Chicago

On today’s episode of Bad at Sports Center, Dana and Duncan have the distinct pleasure of speaking with Naomi Beckwith, the current Museum of Contemporary Art Manilow Senior Curator and incoming Deputy Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator of New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. We discuss Beckwith’s curatorial style, vision for her new position and and her recent work on the exhibition “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America,” originally conceived by the late Okwui Enwezor at the New Museum. All this and just a little bit of “T” to round out our latest. We hope you enjoy it, friend.

https://www.newmuseum.org/

https://mcachicago.org/

https://www.guggenheim.org/

https://hyperallergic.com/605116/architects-ask-moma-to-remove-philip-johnsons-name-citing-racist-legacy/

 

 

Bad at Sports Episode 761: Mairead Case

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This week Dana and Jesse are joined "in the studio" by Chicago's native sun and brilliant author, Mairead Case. Case joins us on the show to discuss her latest novel, Tiny, and a slew of other topics ranging from grief to the dance floor and how those two are not as far apart as you might think. 
 
You can find more information about Mairead and Tiny at the following websites: www.featherproof.com/catalog/tiny-mairead-case

Bad at Sports Episode 760: Nicole Marroquin

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Nicole Marroquin print based on school riots on the south west side of Chicago
 
This week Bad at Sports Center welcomes Nicole Marroquin participant in the DePaul Art Museum exhibition LatinXAmerican and Faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Marroquin's  practice ranges from social justice to community organizing to educating public school teachers to archiving microhistories and the work of the photographer Diana Solís. Ryan and Duncan trace her practice through a ruckus and bouncy chat that eventually finds its root in Marroquin's history as a printer and ceramicist.
 
 

Bad at Sports Episode 760: Ramón Miranda Beltrán

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Beltran's work

This week Dana & Brian zoom down to Puerto Rico to continue the series of interviews with artists from LatinXAmerican at the DePaul Art Museum. Ramón Miranda Beltrán shares his insights into adapting a practice to exhibition during COVID-19 and waves of colonialism in the Caribbean.

https://resources.depaul.edu/art-museum/exhibitions/latinx-american/Pages/default.aspx

https://mirandabeltran.com/

 

Bad at Sports Episode 759: Caroline Kent

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Caroline Kent's paint hung at the De Paul Art Museum

We are back. The audio team needed a little time to recover from a blisteringly hard 2020 but here we kicking it off strong! Hello 2021!

This episode kicks off a miniseries of artist interviews from LatinXAmerican at the DePaul Art Museum. Duncan and Brian chat with Caroline Kent about abstract painting, twin language, and refining an artistic practice during the pandemic.
 

Bad at Sports Episode 758: Paola Cabal

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There is art you can see in the second wave of Covid! This week Brian and Duncan check in with Paola Cabal about her garden installation What Means Light visible outdoors at the Arts Club of Chicago. 
paola_cabal.jpg

Bad at Sports Episode 757: Michelle Hessel and Mint Boonyapanachoti

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Set your phasers to scan as we dive deep into art-making with 3D scanning techniques. Ryan and Brian chat with Michelle Hessel and Mint Boonyapanachoti about food cart vendors and all things scannable. 
michelle_hessel.jpg

Bad at Sports Episode 756: Nadav Assor

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This week Brian and Ryan navigate visible and invisible lines with Nadav Assor. They discuss repurposing military technology for the human body and sports camera sponsorships in the service of multimedia experiments.  
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Bad at Sports episode 755: Canada Gallery

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People of Canada gallery from Planet Magazine

This week we revisit our love for Miami, art fairs, NADA, and we check in with legendary New York contemporary art spot Canada Gallery and Phil Grauer!

Bad at Sports episode 754: Samantha Reynolds, Nimah Gobir, Guta Galli and Katherine Vetne

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Guta Galli film still

This week Ryan & Brian chat with Samantha Reynolds, Nimah Gobir, Guta Galli and Katherine Vetne about Until it Shatters, an exhibition at Root Division in conjunction with the Feminist Art Coalition that opens this election day. The exhibition title is in reference to Hillary Clinton’s presidential concession speech “Now, I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but someday, someone will..." Since its original inception, the curatorial model of Until It Shatters has adapted and shifted to an artist-driven project based on the shared need for community. Artists in the exhibition include Greta Liz Anderson, Salome El, Guta Galli, Nimah Gobir, Kiana Honarmand, Kuo-Chen "Kacy" Jung, Rebecca Kaufman , dani lopez, Cathy L, Kija Luca, Chi Chai Mate, Joy Nojim, Dimitra Skandal, Indira Urrutia & Katherine Vetne.

Bad at Sports Episode 753: Aram Han Sifuentes

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Aram Han Sifuentes with her pis Trust Black Womxn

Join us on this week's episode of Bad at Sports Center as Jesse and Dana virtually meet up for a conversation with Chicago fiber, social practice, and performance artist, Aram Han Sifuentes. We discuss the artists’ multifaceted methods and finding joy in ongoing politically oriented projects like the Protest Banner Lending Library and US Citizenship Test Sampler. We also learn how Sifuentes is adapting her 2020 Official Unofficial Voting Station to the pandemic times in advance of the upcoming election.

More information on Sifuentes’ projects can be found at:

http://officialunofficial.vote/
https://www.aramhansifuentes.com/

Bad at Sports Episode 752: Urban Glass and Knockdown Center

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Knockdown Party

This episode recorded live in NYC at NADA NYC in 2017 with Michael Merck and Tyler Myers

from Knockdown Center and Cybele Maylone formerly of Urban Glass now of Aldrich Art Museum

https://knockdown.center/

https://urbanglass.org/

Bad at Sports Episode 751: Richard Medina

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Richard Medina

The prodigy of Sabina Ott RETURNS!

This week Ryan & Brian chat with Richard Medina to talk about his first solo exhibition, Moby Dick, and what it's like to start a curatorial practice as an impassioned youth in Chicago's welcoming art scene.

http://www.richardmedina.com/info.html

Bad at Sports Episode 750: Michael Anderson RIP

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Michael Anderson

This week we came back to sad news last week we lost a great friend of the show and a unique NYC based voice, Michael Anderson. To honor his passing we represent his interview from 2009. We miss you buddy!

https://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/pictures-from-pandemic-michael-anderson/4680

Original post:

Holla! NYC correspondents Amanda Browder and Tom Sanford hang out with artist Michael Anderson in his Harlem studio. Born in the Bronx in 1968, Mr. Anderson began his artistic career fusing painting and collage but has concentrated on collage since the early 1990s.

Since that time his materials have consisted solely of posters and billboards found on the streets of international cities and physically torn down by the artist. (text from Michael’s Blog).

To prep you when you go see Michael’s show at Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea which opened on March 26th, 2009, Tom and Amanda talk to Michael about his work and end the conversation with a boxing match, as a way to get out their inner feelings. Michael watches in fear….or is it hilarity!
Michael Anderson
Marlborough Gallery
The Short Life of Trouble
Gayle Gates Art Collective
Dumbo
Collage Geomancy
Changing Role Gallery
Media Violence
Jack Da Vinci Johnson
Miami Ink
Leatherman
Bloomberg
Paul Rodgers Gallery
Mad Collectors
Richard Prince
Interview magazine
Lucien Freud
Jackson Pollock
digital TV
Size Matters
Mike Weiss
Michelle Stern
Tom Fruin
Jeff Sugg
Harlem
King Abraham
The Dark Knight
Philip Seymour Hoffman
In Cold Blood
VW Bug
Birdman’s 5 * Stunna
Tony Fitzpatrick
Time magazine
Shepard Fairey
Bruce Nauman

Bad at Sports Episode 749: Alice Tippit and Alex Bradley Cohen

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Alice Tippit Artwork

Today on Bad at Sports Center, Jesse and Dana are joined by special guest host, Alex Bradley Cohen, for an interview with painter Alice Tippit. We discuss the witty, poetic nature of Tippit’s work, some of which is currently on view in the exhibition Pallid Carrier at Patron Gallery through August 29th. 

 

More information on Pallid Carrier here

 

Bad at Sports Episode 748: Stephanie Cristello and Ruslana Lichtzier

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Chicago Manual Style

Today on the podcast, Brian and Jesse speak with Stephanie Cristello and Ruslana Lichtzier who are hosting the Chicago-based iteration of the vexillological contemporary art project Four Flags. Over the course of the next few months, dozens of Chicagoland artists are making flags that are being hoisted and hung from the façade of Chicago Manual  Style—in the West Town / Ukrainian Village neighborhood—and on instagram at @fourflags.

Four Flags was founded by Julia Mullié and Nick Terra in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and was launched on April 15, 2020. Exhibited artists to date include Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Das Institut (Kerstin Brätsch & Adele Röder), Kasper Bosmans, Jennifer Tee, Willem de Rooij, Rodrigo Hernández, Maria Roosen, Anna-Sophie Berger, Dora Budor, and Lena Henke, among others.
Bloemstraat 140B, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Chicago Manual Style and P.S. (Publishing Services) is a project space sited in a garage in Chicago, IL. Directed by Stephanie Cristello, the program is dedicated to exhibitions featuring established and emerging artists, and the production of critical writing. Positioned at the convergence of exhibitions and publications, each show results in the production and commission of essays and texts on contemporary art. Ruslana Lichtzier will be collaborating on curating this specific project.

https://www.chicagomanual.style/four-flags

Bad at Sports Episode 747: Sadie Woods

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Sadie Woods

This week on Bad at Sports Center, Ryan and Dana are joined by Sadie Woods to talk about the recent re-release of her project, It Was a Rebellion Mixtape. Woods discusses her research process for this project and her personal evolution as a deejay and artist. We didn’t have time to play a clip of It Was a Rebellion on the show, but you can download all three versions at this link: https://tinyurl.com/itwasarebellion. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we did. 

Learn more about Sadie’s work on her website: http://www.sadiewoods.com/ 

Bad at Sports Episode 746: Ellen Placey Wadey

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Tune in to this week’s Bad at Sports Center for a conversation with Ellen Placey Wadey, the Arts & Collections Senior Program Officer at the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. We discuss equity and accessibility in foundation applications and find out how the Foundation is approaching the shifting needs of small arts organizations right now.
 
Learn more about the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation at https://gddf.org/
and read the Vu Le article we mention in the interview here

Episode 745: Brian Andrews returns as Guest?

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Brian Andrews Hominid still

This week all we ask ourselves what is Brian doing well not at the radio station. Turns out he’s having a baller film career in the AR/VR/XR arena and his latest work premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. As it expands its international festival run, we try and understand the world of the “Hominidae” - http://hominidanimation.net/

Juxapose magazine called an earlier iteration of the work "CREEP LEVEL OMEGA." Hold on to your hat.

Bad at Sports Episode 744: Deborah Stratman

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Image from Deborah Stratman film at Chicago's MCA

This week on Bad at Sports Center: Dana and Jesse speak with Deborah Stratman about the filmmaker’s now-postponed Chicago Works exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. We hear Stratman’s take on the issues inherent in screening work in a contemporary art museum and learn about her work on endlessly fascinating Chicago journalist Studs Terkel. 

https://mcachicago.org/Exhibitions/2020/Chicago-Works-Deborah-Stratman

http://www.pythagorasfilm.com/

Bad at Sports Episode 743: Chris Reeves and Aaron Walker

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For this weeks episode of Bad at Sports Center we’ve finally transitioned into are virtual studio and are elated to be joined by the editors of The World's Worst: A Guide to the Portsmouth Sinfonia, Chris Reeves and Aaron Walker. Our guests provide Ryan and Dana with some background into the pioneering experimental orchestra, and we discuss their comprehensive compilation of interviews, new essays, historical documents and images. Tune in to hear all this and so much more (including, of course, Weird Al) on this episode of B@SC. 

 

More information about the The World's Worst: A Guide to the Portsmouth Sinfonia can be found at http://soberscove.com/book/the-worlds-worst/

Bad at Sports Episode 742: Heather Mekkelson

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Heather Mekkelson's show at 65 Grand Install shot

This week we Bad at Sport Center returns as we Kick begin experimenting with virtual recording. No one’s back in our regular studio so we are reaching out to friends and artists we admire to talk about their exhibitions and events that have existed in the vacuum created by Covid 19.

Heather Mekkelson, long time bright light and unique sculptural voice had an exhibition which is functionally still up at 65 Grand disrupted by the Chicago lockdowns related to the pandemic. We chat through and try to open up her whimsical and profound investigations.

http://heathermekkelson.com/wordpress1/

http://www.65grand.com/

Bad at Sports Episode 741: Indoor Recess The first HPAC Artist Run Chicago

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Artist Run Chicago install 1.0

Our Indoor Recess series concludes with a leap back a decade to the original Artists Run Chicago episode featuring Britton Bertran and Allison Peters Quinn.

Woo Hoo!

https://www.hydeparkart.org/exhibition-archive/artists-run-chicago/

Bad at Sports Episode 740: Indoor Recess Allison Agsten

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Allison Agsten

On this episode of our Indoor Recess series we check back into a boozie 2017 with an interview we recorded the end of our first all day takeover at WLPN as part of Open Engagement in Chicago with long time friend of the show, Allison Agsten.

It was a moment where anything seemed possible and we were excited by the road ahead. Many things (like the pandemic) have changed for us, for Allison, for Chicago and LA since then but in the context of this interview the most notable change is the closure of Allison’s project, the Main Museum. Which closed its doors in 2018 but the thing that drew us back to this moment was, everyone on mic was inspired and excited. Not everything had gone right and mistakes had been made all through the day but we were trying and we could all see new possibilities in a shared future.

Stay safe friends, we will get somewhere better together.

https://news.artnet.com/market/what-happened-at-the-main-1564471
http://openengagement.info/chicago-2017/
http://lumpenradio.com/
http://www.blackartmatters.net/

 

Bad at Sports Episode 739: Indoor Recess Ed Mar

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Beer, Anti- Capitalist Exhibitions, Magazines, Punk Shows, Food and D&D! This Indoor Recess rewinds to the halcyon days when the Co-Prosperity Sphere was just a twinkle in Ed Marszewski's eye.

 

BONUS: Ed Mar teaches you how to pronounce his last name!

 

https://marz.beer/

http://lumpen.com/

http://lumpenradio.com/

https://www.facebook.com/mashtunjournal/

https://www.community-bar.com/

http://www.kimskichicago.com/

http://coprosperity.org/

 

Bad at Sports Episode 738: Indoor Recess and Kerry James Marshall

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Kerry James Marshall Painting

Can you have it all? Art world success and a fulfilling studio practice? Learn the master's secrets in this weeks Indoor Recess as we revisit our classic live episode with Kerry James Marshall.

Bad at Sports Episode 737: Indoor Recess with Michelle Grabner

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So much has changed and so much has stayed the same in the art world since 2005. Reaching to the back of the crate for a deep cut, Indoor Recess this week features a interview with Michelle Grabner from episode 12. 

Bad at Sports Episode 736: Christopher Sperandio and the Fundamental Camarena

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Christopher Sperandio from Somos

This week, we catch up with long time friend of the show Christopher Sperandio at CAA 2020 where he celebrating the publication of two new books. Fundamental Camarena celebrate the work of a generation of Mexican comic book makers through the resuscitation of a forgotten master and Pinko Joe borrows liberally from the cultural archive to build a new narrative around those of us who challenge human greed and profiteering.

Fundamental Camarena

Pinko Joe

Bad at Sports Episode 735 Indoor Recess with Temporary Services

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Cast of Indoor Recess

Ding ding ding! Time for Indoor Recess! This week the team does a deep dive to 2009 and our interview with seminal Chicago art group Temporary Services and celebrates all the good news in the art world today.

CAC
Ren
OxBow

Bad at Sports Episode 734: Indoor Recess Brendan Fernandes

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Indoor Recess with Brendan F!

Indoor recess cannot be stopped! This week we throwback to our interview with Brendan Fernandes and honor Canada's musical heritage.

Bad at Sports Episode 733: Indoor Recess with Edra Soto

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Edra Soto from the Arts Club Chicago

The Bad at Sports crew keep their social distance in the forth (and a half) week of Indoor Recess, our series of retro interviews featured in our upcoming Augmented Reality project. Relax and rewind to our conversation with Edra Soto.  

Bad at Sports Episode 732: Indoor Recess with Amanda Williams

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Amanda William Chicago Color abstraction

This week Bad at Sports is appearing as Indoor Recess. Collectively, we revisit the brilliance of Amanda Williams as we march towards the release of our augmented reality app (Bad at Reality) and the launch of Artists Run Chicago 2.0 at the Hyde Park Art Center probably August/September 2020.

Bad at Sports Episode 731: the Journal of Artist Books and the Center for Book and Paper (and Print)

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This week we are joined by the Journal of Artist Books, Brad Freeman, and the Center for Book and Paper, then the Center for Book, Paper, and Print's, Mel Potter. We talk about the closure of these two historic artworld fixtures, the impact on the landscape of Chicago, hole it leaves nationally, And the choice by Columbia College Chicago to close the center and fold it into the department of Art and Art History.

Bad at Sports Episode 730: Indoor Recess with Jessica Stockholder

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Zoom Meeting Stockholder

Indoor recess persists this week as the Bad at Sports crew talk podcast walks, colorful garbage, toilet paper paintings, and Thomas Kinkade. All in the service of presenting a throwback episode with living legend Jessica Stockholder.

Bad at Sports Episode 729: Today's MFA

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CAA Logo

This week we check in from CAA 2020 in Chicago and is always at this conference we are discussing the MFA and what it does for you and me and all of us. To help us understand the recent evolution of these degrees we are joined by Ellen Mueller of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MK Guth of the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Lisa Iglesias of the University of Florida Gainesville, and Paul Catanese of Columbia College Chicago (yes, that is where Duncan works also.)

Bad at Sports Episode 728: Indoor Recess Jim Duignan

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Jim Duignan from New City Chicago

Pandemic sends the Bad at Sports team home for Indoor Recess! For the next eight weeks we will be revisiting throwback classic Bad at Sports episodes that are featured in our upcoming augmented reality app. First up this week: Jim Duignan.

Bad at Sports Episode 726: Allison Peters Quinn and ARC2.0

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Artists Run Chicago 2.0 logo

If you love artist run spaces and Chicago this is the B@SC episode for you! Today we are joined in the studio by Hyde Park Art Center’s Director of Exhibitions, Allison Peters Quinn, to discuss Artists Run Chicago 2.0, opening to the public on April 5th. Allison reflects on the previous iteration of Artist Run Chicago in 2009 and gives us some insight into 2.0, which features 50 artists run spaces and projects with concurrent programming throughout the summer. Stay tuned until the end of the show when we touch on our recent chili competition nerve and Allison compels us to reveal our latest Bad at Sports project. 

*Sorry for the delay we were adapting to a changed world. We are going to try and drop thing a little more to schedule on Mondays and Thursdays through this "distancing event."

Bad at Sports Episode 726: Aaron Rodgers and Homeroom

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Azadeh Gholizadeh art works

The entire Bad at Sports Center trifecta of Dana, Brian and Ryan are back in the studio today with Aaron Rodgers from Homeroom, Randall West from Chicago Composers Orchestra and visual artist Azadeh Gholizadeh to discuss Ten x Ten 2020, a collaborative series pairing 10 visual artists with 10 contemporary composers to create an album and print portfolio with the support of Spudnik Press. West and Gholizadeh discuss their particular process and play us excerpts from West’s composition for the project. Ten x Ten is ongoing throughout the rest of 2020 with concerts and exhibitions at various venues throughout Chicago. 

 


You can learn more about upcoming programming at http://www.tenxtenchicago.com/ or http://homeroomchicago.org/

Bad at Sports Episode 724: Nato Thompson returns

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This is the least Nato like photo of Nato Thompson we could find. It is from CSPAN

Live from NADA New York... maybe more than a year ago but certainly last time we were at NADA NYC… NATO THOMPSON returns to the show to talk about “seeing power” and how we need to think about our relationship with culture, and culture’s relationship with us, especially when we are talking about "high art," "museums," and the tools of hegemony. What’s an artist to do?

 

https://www.natothompson.com/

https://www.newartdealers.org/

http://www.claireashley.com/

https://www.natothompson.com/books-2#/https/wwwmhpbookscom/books/seeing-powe/

Bad at Sports Episode 723: Natasha Egan MoCP

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Natasha Egan from Chicago Magazine

This week Brian and Duncan take a trip to the College Art Association conference 2020 and catch up with Natasha Egan from the Museum of Contemporary Photography. This wide-ranging conversation starts with surveillance and their current exhibition “In Real Life” featuring the artists Stephanie Dinkins, Trevor Paglen, Leo Selvaggio, Maija Tammi, José Orlando Villatoro, Xu Bing, and Liam Young and ends with what is the nature of photography in our contemporary world.

 

https://www.mocp.org/index.php

 

https://www.collegeart.org/

Bad at Sports Episode 723: Peter Ablinger

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The interview as it happened. Photo by Zach

Philip von Zweck speaks with Seth Brodsky about Gray Sounds, a new experimental sound and music series at the University of Chicago's Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry.  On the occasion of the inaugural Gray Sound event Seth, Philip and Zachary Cahill talk with composer Peter Ablinger about “experimental” music, his work, noise, phonorealism, making a piano speak, and a host of other topics. 

Peter Ablinger is an Austrian composer living in Berlin. He was recently in Chicago for a series of performances, lectures and an installation as part of Grey Sounds a new series produced by the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago.

 

Seth Brodsky is the Director of the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry and Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities at the University of Chicago. He is the author of "From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious" (California, 2017), and has published on such topics as opera, influence, and the music of John Cage and Benjamin Britten. He is currently at work on a book about music, psychoanalysis, and repetition.

Zachary Cahill is Director of Programs and Fellowships at the Gray Center for Arts and Inquire and Editor in Chief, Portable Gray.

Philip von Zweck is an artist, occasional curator or writer and was weirdly, briefly faculty in the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, CUNY. From 1995-2010 he was the host and producer of Something Else a weekly radio program of experimental music, sound art, and live performances on WLUW.  He would like to thank composer D. Edward Davis for his help on this program.

Bad at Sports Episode 722: Alex Chitty, Raven Munsell, and Jack Schneider

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Chitty and MCA Chicago

Join Dana and Brian for a conversation with Alex Chitty, Raven Munsell and Jack Schneider, the artist and curators behind the playful and innovative exhibition Becoming the Breeze: Alex Chitty with Alexander Calder on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art through April 12th. We learn about the history of the Ruth and Leonard Horwich Family Loan that mandates the nearly permanent exhibition of Calder’s work and the ‘breeze’ of unseen documentation and labor that supports the beloved mobiles and sculptures.

 

More information on Becoming the Breeze https://mcachicago.org/Exhibitions/2019/Becoming-The-Breeze

Bad at Sports Episode 721: Ashley Teamer

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Ashley Teamer Painting

Join us today on Bad at Sports for a special interview with artist Ashley Teamer. Teamer discusses her latest exhibition, Better Than Me, and her work documenting the female basketball team at Dillard University. We delve into Teamer’s aspirations and  motivations fueling her work, which includes a new series of billboards featuring Dillard players that will be on view in New Orleans’ downtown during the 2020 NCAA Women's Final Four in April. 

 

For more information https://ashleyteamer.com/ and http://www.whateditions.com/

Bad at Sports Episode 720: Terrain 2019 Ross Sawyers and Friends

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Ross Sawyers Piece at Terrain 2019

The Terrain Biennial 2019. Radio Calamity...

So this was expected to be a much longer episode. Then many things no one could control happened...

Principally, it is now an interview with the Chicago based artist Ross Sawyers (who works as the Chair of Photography were Duncan works as the Chair of Art and Art History, Columbia College Chicago) with a couple of short footnotes. We are joined by his son Charlie.

https://rossawyers.xhbtr.com/

https://terrainexhibitions.org/

What audio survived owes a debit to Tom Burtonwood, Monica Chadha, Holly Holmes, and Richard Medina.

Apologies to Sarah Beth Woods, Lise McKean, and Bhagya Ajaikumar, and everyone scheduled with but not conversed with.

Bad at Sports Episode 719: Erik Beehn and Test Site Projects

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Image by Erik Beehn

Erik Beehn and Amanda Browder throw down about the Vegas contemporary art world, printmaking, and the magic of the degraded form.

https://www.testsiteprojects.com/

https://www.erikbeehn.com/

https://www.amandabrowder.com/

Bad at Sports Episode 718: Maryam Taghavi

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image of work by Maryam Taghavi

This episode of Bad at Sports Center finds our hosts, Dana and Ryan are over-caffeinated and in the studio with artist Maryam Taghavi. We practice Farsi live on air while we learn about Taghavi’s flag project, بیست و چهار هفت  or Twenty Four/ Seven, currently on view as part of Roman Susan’s Woman’s Club at The Cuckoo’s Theater, which is on display in Roger's Park through Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) on March 18th. We discuss the artist's upcoming projects, flat experiences of time, and Taghavi takes us on her fascinating journey to Iran to recreate a 1984 photo. More information about Woman’s Club can be found at https://romansusan.org/w-club.

You can learn more about Maryam’s work at https://www.maryamtaghavi.com/

 

 

Bad at Sports Episode 717: Public Works

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On this episode of Bad at Sports Center, Dana and Brian are joined in the studio by Josh Zoerner and Chris Eichenseer of Public Works to discuss You Will Die, a frightening premonition which also happens to be the title of the gallery’s latest exhibition. Zoerner and  Eichenseer take us into the surprisingly delightful world of visual artists working in the realm of death metal music. During the second half of the show our hosts learn more about the history of Public Works, and their resilient space in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. You Will Die runs through February 14th, with a closing reception and event called Venus Doom: Dark Valentine's Day Party from 7-11pm with  DJ sets by Fee Lion and performance by GirlBoifriend.

More information can be found at publicworksgallery.com

 

Bad at Sports Episode 716: Anastasia Tinari, Selva Aparicio, and Valentina Zamfirescu

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Today on Bad at Sports Center, Dana is joined in the studio by guest host Noel Morical for an interview with curator, Anastasia Tinari, and artists Selva Aparicio and Valentina Zamfirescu whose exhibition, Beyond Reach, is currently on view at Roots and Culture through February 22nd. Aparicio and Zamfirescu reveal the intimate and fascinating infrastructure behind the show, which deals with impressions of death and loss through site specific installation. VR, cicadas, cadavers and much, much more on this episode of BASC. 

Special thanks to Lumpen's Jamie Trecker for supporting this episode!

More information on Beyond Reach can be found at https://www.rootsandculturecac.org/show/selva-aparicio-and-valentina-zamfirescu/

Bad at Sports Episode 715: Shir Ende and Elliot Doughtie

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This week Ryan and Brian chat with artists Shir Ende and Elliot Doughtie with Langer Over Dickie gallerists KT Duffy and Ali Seradge. The unpack movement within architecture, experiencing bathrooms from different perspectives, and the South Side's affinity for cream cheese based dips.

https://www.langeroverdickie.com/pagem

 
Enjoy!

Bad at Sports Episode 714: The Leather Archives and Museum

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The LAM from Chicago Magazine

Bad at Sports Center starts off 2020 with nothing less than VELVET, the upcoming Guest Artist Gallery (GAG) exhibition at The Leather Archives and Museum (LAM). Artists Caleb Yono and Melissa Hespelt join us live in the studio along with LAM’s archivist Mel Leverich and curator, Vicente Ugartechea. Our hosts Brian and Dana learn about the expansive, community focused kink and fetish collection at the Archive, as well as how Yono and Hespelt and have navigated their glamorous gender queer collaboration to produce the first GAG of the year. VELVET opens January 24th from 6pm-9PM at the Leather Archives and Museum (21+ only). More information at https://leatherarchives.org/.  

Bad at Sports Episode 713: Jenn Smith

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Jenn Smith

Jenn Smith talks Evangelicana, archival fevers and painting — all on view in her exhibition Soup Kite Laser Church at Flatland — with Brian and Jesse. Mining her evangelical Christian background, Jenn's work offers a unique view into the material and ephemeral histories of these communities, bringing to light their pamphlets, the pro wresting ads, the rock groups, the felt board fuzzies, usb kitsch, etc. with a deft touch that's playful, humane and mysterious all at once. Oh, and fifty-one books about Christian puppetry (in the work Fifty-one Books About Christian Puppetry).

Bad at Sports Episode 712: Michael Lopez

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Michael Lopez sits down with Ryan and Jesse to talk about his ever-shifting exhibition at Adler & Floyd, his new zine The Cat Monster, The Apartment People, A Place for My Creatures to Play and his practice generally in this ever-shifting exhibition of talking. Mike is a sculptor, performer, writer, drawer, animator polymath type whose work deals with work; with money; with personal history; with material reuse, refuse and refusal; with mess and form; with the funny and the sad. 

Bad at Sport Episode 711: Kyle Schlie

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And, we’re back! Chicago artists’ artist Kyle Schlie sits down with Jesse and Brian to talk about his current exhibition at Stanley Brown Jewelist, the Globe Al Chemical Company, the expanded soap opera By Way of Today (through which he collaborates with Cameron Gibson and a cast of literal dozens) and his distinctive parafictive hand-hewn conceptualism. Kyle’s work is generous, wide-ranging and just a little mysterious, and the conversation matches that. Take a listen and head to Stanley Brown Jewelist to see an immersive museological study that comes with snacks, a merch table and some easy-listening country western to tap your toes to (and that is turned on by tapping too).

 

http://kyleschlie.com/

Bad at Sports Episode 710: curator Kate Sierzputowski and artists Danielle Rosen and Dominique Knowles

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Megafauna hosts, Jesse Malmed and Ryan Peter Miller, hold an animated exchange with curator Kate Sierzputowski and artists Danielle Rosen and Dominique Knowles, discussing The Intuitive Language of an Extended Hand, an exhibition currently on display at Julius Ceasar, which also features artist Emilie Gossiaux. In the spirit of the exhibition, the conversation decries the anthropocentric hierarchy of non-human and human animals, exploring the mutual care between the not-so-distinct classifications of beings.

Bad at Sports Episode 709: AppleButter and Sonnenzimmer

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AppleButter and Sonnenzimmer

On this beautiful September day in Bridgeport, a collaboration of collaborationists convene in the WLPN studio with the B@SC crew. Nick Butcher, one half of the graphic art collaborative, Sonnenzimmer, along with Megan Jedrysiak and Jackson Ammenheuser of AppleButter Animated, a Chicago based animation studio, assemble to discuss their upcoming exhibition at Public Works GalleryI'm Not Trying to Change Anything, I'm Just Changing. There is talk of a robot that paints, skeuomorphs, and the brilliant courage of earning a living as commercial artists. 

Bad at Sports Episode 708: Abraham Cruzvillages

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Cruzvillages image from Thomas Dane Gallery

On today’s show Dana and Duncan are joined in the Lumpen studios by conceptual heavyweight, Abraham Cruzvillegas. We discuss the work and intention behind The Ballad of Etc., a new exhibition opening at The Arts Club of Chicago on September 12th featuring a musical performance in collaboration with experimental jazz ensemble, Restroy. In addition his brilliant conversation, Cruzvillegas shares a preview of some of the writing and music used to create the exhibition. Definitely an episode not to be missed! 

The Ballad of Etc. runs from September 12 - December 21. More information can be found here: https://www.artsclubchicago.org/exhibition/the-ballad-of-etc/

Bad at Sports Episode 707: Lisa Lapinski

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Lisa Lapinski Tabacco Camel

In this week's episode we check in with Houston based artist Lisa Lapinski. On the opening day of the NADA Chicago invitational Lapinsky makes time to sit down and talk about Minneapolis art institutions, underpants, tobacco, and bingo and a post-Orientalist America. We check in about childhood myths and modernist sculpture, and recognize the vaping horrors being experienced by the youth of America today.

Bad at Sports Episode 706: Jason Dunda and Jan Bernabe

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Vote for prisoner no. 9642

The fall art season is at hand! Ryan & Brian sit down with painter Jason Dunda and FLXST gallerist Jan Bernabe in anticipation of Jason's exhibition Twelve Step Program for Iconoclasm. Severed heads, Spock, studio first aid kits, and student sound experiments are discussed in ernest.

Bad at Sports Episode 705: Kasia Houlihan and Nabiha Khan

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Wineberg/Newton Gallery

On this week's installment of B@SC, the team connects with Kasia Houlihan and Nabiha Kahn, Co-Directors of Weinberg/Newton Gallery. With a recent move to Chicago's west loop, Weinberg/Newton Gallery's first exhibition, The Way the Mystic Sees, is in partnership with Human Rights Watch, surveying contemporary perspectives and historical approaches to technology and surveillance. 

Bad at Sports Episode 704: Amanda Assaley and curator Adia Sykes

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Artwork by Amanda Assaley

On this week's harrowing tale of visual art, the Bad@Sports team sits down with artist Amanda Assaley and curator Adia Sykes, currently featured in the exhibition 
Reclamation: of time, of agency, of narrative at Acre ExhibitionsAssaley's sculptural work manipulates domestic objects, addressing the dynamics of control and agency from a cultural and personal perspective. Sykes, informed by her background as an Anthropologist, has built her curatorial practice as an advocacy tool for racial equity in the arts.

Bad at Sports Episode 703: Erin Hayden

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Erin Hayden Painting

Today on Bad at Sports, Erin Hayden joins Brian, Dana and Jesse to chat about her shows at the Chicago Artists Coalition (up now!) and the University Galleries at Illinois State University (opening Friday, 8/9!). Surface, depth, backwards, forwards, improvisation, composition, typewriting, Celtic mythology, upstate, downstate, dreamstate — we go there and elsewhere in a wide-ranging conversation with the painter poet performer. song and story, Erin’s new body of concretions alongside an oceanic floor is up through the month at CAC.

Erin Hayden

CAC

University Galleries at Illinois State University

Bad at Sports Episode 702: ADDS DONNA

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Holly Murkerson and Kaylee Wyant

On today’s episode of Bad at Sports Center, Jesse, Dana and Brian are joined by artists Holly Murkerson and Kaylee Wyant, whose collaborative exhibition “Come Roaming” is on view at the Comfort Station. We discuss their individual practices as well as their work as part of the ADDS DONNA artist-run space and collective. 

 

A closing reception for “Come Roaming” took place on August 3rd from 5-8pm, more details can be found at https://comfortstationlogansquare.org/features-blog/2019/7/1/come-roaming-holly-murkerson-amp-kaylee-wyant

Bad at Sports Episode 701: Aaron Hughes

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Aaron Hughes War Victim image

This week on Bad at Sports Center, Dana, Ryan and Jesse are joined in the studio by veteran artist and activist, Aaron Hughes. We discuss the recent National Veterans Art Museum Triennial, taking place across three prestigious venues in the city of Chicago. We have a fascinating conversation on contemporary [mis]understandings of the veteran art community as well as the interrelated exhibitions of the Triennial. More information can be found here: https://www.nvam.org/triennial.

Bad at Sports Episode 700: Common Fields 2019

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Bad at Sports is pleased to present a recording of our recent panel on art radio at Common Field’s Philadelphia Convening. Out of Sight brought together a diverse group of art podcasters and radio hosts to discuss radio and podcasting in the realm of contemporary art. We discuss podcasting as practice, archives, income, interview and narrative formats, and technical concerns related to producing your own audio project. We are exceptionally thankful to panel participants: Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes, Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez of Archives + Futures and Agustina Woodgate of radioee.net as well as to Common Field for hosting us. More information on the panel, including session notes can be found at https://www.commonfield.org/convenings/1949/program/2484/out-of-sight-a-conversation-on-visual-arts-podcasting.

Bad at Sports Episode 699: Aramis Gutierrez and Denise Kupferschmidt

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On this episode of Bad@Sports the team travels to NADA Miami 2017. We speak with Aramis Gutierrez, a Miami based artist, discusses his orgiastic paintings and iterative institutional edeavors Noguchi Breton, VersaceVersaceVersace and GucciVuitton. We speak with Denise Kupferschmidt about the relationship between her graphic figurative drawings and new sculptural forms. AND. THERE. IS. STILL. MORE. NADA. TO. COME.

Bad at Sports Episode 698: Howardena Pindell

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You won’t want to miss this delightfully juicy and enlightening conversation with living legend and self-described “Black Hornet”, Howardena Pindell. On this episode, Dana travels to New York for a special interview with the well-known artist and activist, who joins Bad at Sports as the first major survey of her work, “Howardena Pindell: What Remains to be Seen” ends its multi-museum run at the Rose Art Museum this month. Pindell comments on a range of topics, from the inspiration behind some of her most famous works and her history of arts activism and advocacy, to her latest and upcoming art projects.

Howardena Pindell

Skowhegan

Bad at Sports Episode 697: Neumann Wolfson Gitler Exhibitionary

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On this episode of Bad@Sports the team travels to NADA Miami 2017. We speak with Justin Polera, designer or Exhibitionary, an iOS app and mobile optimized art guide, covering the latest exhibitions across the globe. We speak with Hubert Neumann and Alison Wolfson about their new model for art collection through Neumann Wolfson Art based out of the Upper East Side of Manhattan. And to close the show, we dish about fair culture with gallerist and collecter Avi Gitler. It is all worth the wait. 

Bad at Sports Episode 696: Dianna Frid

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This week we talk Cuba, books and artistic exchange with Chicago's Dianna Frid. In advance of the opening of... 

CROSS CURRENTS / INTERCAMBIO CULTURAL

JULY 11, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
FOOD !    MUSIC !

Smart Museum of Art   5550 S. Greenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

JULY 11–AUGUST 18, 2019

 
 

 

Cross Currents is the result of an artist exchange organized by the National Museum of Mexican Art. Six Chicago-based artists visited Havana in spring 2017 and six Cuban artists visited Chicago in fall 2017 and summer 2018. The work on view reflects the artists’ experiences and observations as they interacted with each other, curators, cultural spaces, and neighborhoods during their trips. The project aims to open pathways of communication and understanding between the two cities and peer artists while also reflecting on their own artistic practices at this moment in time. 


Artists

Based in Chicago:

  • Alberto Aguilar (b. Chicago)
  • Carlos Barberena (b. Nicaragua)
  • Dianna Frid (b. Mexico City)
  • Rodrigo Lara Zendejas (b. Toluca, Mexico)
  • Harold Mendez (b. Chicago)
  • Edra Soto (b. San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Based in Havana:

  • Humberto Diaz (b. Cuba)
  • Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo (b. Cuba)
  • Douglas Pérez (b. Cuba)
  • Alejandro González (b. Cuba)
  • Celia Irina González (b. Cuba) and Yunior Aguiar Perdomo (b. 1984, Cuba)
  • Requer (Renier Quer Figueredo, b.Cuba)

Dianna can be found here.

Bad at Sports Episode 695: Naomi Potter and the Esker Foundation

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Today on Bad at Sports Center, Naomi Potter of the Esker Foundation drops into the studio with fellow Calgarian, DMack Mackenzie. Potter tells us about exhibitions and programing at Esker, and discusses her work building an arts institution from the ground up. We weirdly ask her to imagine if the B@S team were all babies (which we are), and give a few of our own Chicago art viewing recommendations for this summer in Chicago. We learn what an “esker” is and you can too if you listen to the show! 

(No dump buttons were pressed in the making of this podcast.) 

 

More information about the Esker Foundation can be found at https://eskerfoundation.com/

Bad at Sports Episode 694: Alberto Aguilar

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I am Alberto Aguilar. For this episode of Bad at Sports I’m joined with Lorelei Stewart to be interviewed by Dana, Ryan, Duncan and co-guest Jesse Malmed. How is Jesse a co-guest? Shouldn’t he be a guest co-host? I have allowed for questions. We are here to talk about my survey exhibition ‘moves on human scale’ (it is not a retrospective) at Gallery 400 which runs through June 15, but may go a month longer. I have allowed for open endedness. This interview will last a little under an hour. It doesn’t need to be a good interview we just need to fill the allotted time. In the recording booth we will have an experience which will be shared with you, the listener. One thing you may not hear as the listener is Ryan getting up in the middle of the recording to get me a can of seltzer water to alleviate an unexpected cough. I have allowed for chance. If you don’t listen to this interview in actual time you can listen to the recording later (unless Duncan or Ryan forget to hit the record button).

http://albertoaguilar.org/

Bad at Sports Episode 693: BFAMFAPhD and the Pedagogy Group

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Open Meeting for Arts Educators and Teaching Artists

 

How might arts educators gather together to develop, share, and practice pedagogies that foster collective skills and values?

 

Friday 5/17 from 6-8pm

Facilitators: Members of the Pedagogy Group

 

The Pedagogy Group is a group of educators, cultural workers, and political organizers who resist the individualist, market-driven subjectivities produced by mainstream art education. Together, they develop and practice pedagogies that foster collective skills and values. Activities include sharing syllabi, investigating political economies of education, and connecting classrooms to social movements.Their efforts are guided by accountability to specific struggles and by critical reflection on our social subjectivities and political commitments.

 

Book Launch: Making and Being: A Guide to Embodiment, Collaboration and Circulation in the Visual Arts

 

What ways of making and being do we want to experience in art classes?

 

Friday 10/25 from 6-8pm

Stacey Salazar in dialog with Caroline Woolard, Susan Jahoda, and Emilio Martinez Poppe of BFAMFAPhD

BFAMFAPhD

Making and Being is a multi-platform pedagogical project that offers practices of contemplation, collaboration, and circulation in the visual arts. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content created by authors Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard with support from Fellow Emilio Martinez Poppe and BFAMFAPhD members Vicky Virgin and Agnes Szanyi.

Bio

BFAMFAPhD is a collective that employs visual and performing art, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States. The work of the collective is to bring people together to analyze and reimagine relationships of power in the arts.

BFAMFAPhD received critical acclaim for Artists Report Back (2014), which was presented as the 50th anniversary keynote at the National Endowment for the Arts and was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, Gallery 400 in Chicago, Cornell University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Their work has been reviewed in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish, WNYC, and Hyperallergic, and they have been supported by residencies and fellowships at the Queens Museum, Triangle Arts Association, NEWINC and PROJECT THIRD at Pratt Institute. BFAMFAPhD members Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard are now working on Making and Being, a multi-platform pedagogical project which offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists.

Bad at Sports Episode 692: Audrius Plioplys

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This week we welcome Chicago-based contemporary artist Audrius Plioplys,  practicing neurologist and visual artist for more than 40 years, talks brain, soul, string theory, convergence, and art. We start with his exhibition at the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago and lost in the hallways of the mind.

 

 

Bad at Sports Episode 691: Goat Island

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Bad @ Sports Center fans gets a double-header this week when director Lin Hixon and dramaturg Matthew Goulish deliver on their current performance collaborative Every house has a doorand their formative history with Goat Island performance ensemble. Building from the ground up, Dana and Ryan discuss the acquisition of the Goat Island archives by the SAIC’s John M. Flaxman Library, the ongoing Goat Island retrospective at the Chicago Cultural Center, and their concurrent Every house performance at Regards, in coordination with Chicago painter, Matthew Metzger. This conversation is G.O.A.T.

Bad at Sports Episode 690: Pooja Pittie

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On this episode of Bad at Sports Center, Dana and Brian are joined by abstract painter, Pooja Pittie. Pittie discusses the new work in her upcoming exhibition, Moon Illusion, at McCormick Gallery as well as her fascinating journey from entrepreneur to full time artist. 


More information about Pittie’s May 4th exhibition can be found here: http://www.thomasmccormick.com/exhibitions/115

Bad at Sports Episode 689: BFAMFAPhD Group Agreement

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BFAMFAPhD, Making and Being, teaching tools, installation detail, exhibition at the Dekalb Gallery, Pratt Institute, PROJECT THIRD residency, summer 2018. Photograph by João Enxuto.

Event 6: Group Agreements

 

What group agreements are necessary in gatherings that occur at residencies, galleries, and cultural institutions today?

 

Friday 4/19 from 6-8pm

Sarah Workneh, and Danielle Jackson

 

Sarah Workneh has been Co-Director at Skowhegan for nine years leading the educational program and related programs in NY throughout the year, and oversees facilities on campus. Previously, Sarah worked at Ox-Bow School of Art as Associate Director. She has served as a speaker in a wide variety of conferences and schools. She has played an active role in the programmatic planning and vision of peer organizations, most recently with the African American Museum of Philadelphia. She is a member of the Somerset Cultural Planning Commission's Advisory Council (ME); serves on the board of the Colby College Museum of Art.

 

Danielle Jackson is a critic, researcher, and arts administrator. She is currently a visiting scholar at NYU’s Center for Experimental Humanities.  As the co-founder and former co-director of the Bronx Documentary Center, a photography gallery and educational space, she helped conceive, develop and implement the organization’s mission and programs.  Her writing and reporting has appeared in artnet and Artsy.  She has taught at the Museum of Modern Art, International Center of Photography, Parsons, and Stanford in New York, where she currently leads classes on photography and urban studies.

Event 7: Educators

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-and-being-open-meeting-for-arts-educators-and-teaching-artists-tickets-54315431919?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

 

 

BFAMFAPhD

Making and Being is a multi-platform pedagogical project that offers practices of contemplation, collaboration, and circulation in the visual arts. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content created by authors Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard with support from Fellow Emilio Martinez Poppe and BFAMFAPhD members Vicky Virgin and Agnes Szanyi.

Bio

BFAMFAPhD is a collective that employs visual and performing art, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States. The work of the collective is to bring people together to analyze and reimagine relationships of power in the arts.

BFAMFAPhD received critical acclaim for Artists Report Back (2014), which was presented as the 50th anniversary keynote at the National Endowment for the Arts and was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, Gallery 400 in Chicago, Cornell University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Their work has been reviewed in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish, WNYC, and Hyperallergic, and they have been supported by residencies and fellowships at the Queens Museum, Triangle Arts Association, NEWINC and PROJECT THIRD at Pratt Institute. BFAMFAPhD members Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard are now working on Making and Being, a multi-platform pedagogical project which offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists.

Bad at Sports Episode 688: Jeffreen Hayes

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Join Bad at Sports Center for a summer-facing conversation with Threewalls Director and independent curator, Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph.D. We speak with Haynes following the announcement that AFRICOBRA: Nation Time, the second iteration of her recent exhibition at MoCA in North Miami will travel to Italy as an official Collateral Event at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Hayes discusses the process of curating the landmark exhibition, and her intentions for staging a new version in Venice. All this & more on this weeks episode of Bad at Sports Center on Lumpen Radio!

Threewalls

 

Bad at Sports Episode 687: Michael Rakowitz and the Whitney

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In this episode we welcome back three long lost friends. We pull Richard Holland and Christian Kuras out of retirement to speak deeply and profoundly about the complexities of museum funding. We visit the studio of Michael Rakowitz to talk about what it's like to be considered for the Whitney biennial and to choose not to participate. Then to have that choice forced to become a public act and to find the people wanting for a conversation about the future of our museums.

 

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/whitney-announces-lineup-for-2019-biennial

https://hyperallergic.com/486805/artists-and-activists-prepare-political-responses-to-whitney-biennial/

http://www.frieze.info/article/2019-whitney-biennial-names-participating-artists-michael-rakowitz-drops-out-protest?language=de

 

Bad at Sports Episode 686: BFAMFAPhD When Projects Depart

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This week bad at sports presents a event on When Projects Depart presented at Hauser and Wirth by our partners BFAMFAPhD.

Event 5:

When Projects Depart

 

What practices might we develop to honor the departure of a project?  For example, where do materials go when they are no longer of use, value, or interest?

 

Millet Israeli and Lindsay Tunkl

 

Millet Israeli is a psychotherapist who focuses on the varied human experience of loss.  She works with individuals and families struggling with grief, illness, end of life issues, anticipatory loss, and ambiguous loss.  Her approach integrates family systems theory, cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, and trauma informed care. Millet enjoys creating and exploring photography and poetry, and both inform her work with her clients. Millet holds a BA in psychology from Princeton, a JD from Harvard Law School, an MSW from NYU and is certified in bioethics through Montefiore. She sits on an Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects Research at Weill Cornell.

 

Lindsay Tunkl is a conceptual artist and writer using performance, sculpture, language, and one-on-one encounters to explore subjects such as the apocalypse, heartbreak, space travel, and death. Tunkl received an MFA in Fine art and an MA in Visual + Critical Studies from CCA in San Francisco (2017) and a BFA from CalArts In Los Angeles (2010). Her work has been shown at the Hammer Museum, LA, Southern Exposure, SF, and The Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Fe. She is the creator of Pre Apocalypse Counseling and the author of the book When You Die You Will Not Be Scared To Die.

Upcoming Event:

Group Agreements

What group agreements are necessary in gatherings that occur at residencies, galleries, and cultural institutions today?

Friday 4/19 from 6-8pm

Sarah Workneh, Laurel Ptak, and Danielle Jackson

RSVP

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BFAMFAPhD

Making and Being is a multi-platform pedagogical project that offers practices of contemplation, collaboration, and circulation in the visual arts. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content created by authors Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard with support from Fellow Emilio Martinez Poppe and BFAMFAPhD members Vicky Virgin and Agnes Szanyi.

Bio

BFAMFAPhD is a collective that employs visual and performing art, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States. The work of the collective is to bring people together to analyze and reimagine relationships of power in the arts.

BFAMFAPhD received critical acclaim for Artists Report Back (2014), which was presented as the 50th anniversary keynote at the National Endowment for the Arts and was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, Gallery 400 in Chicago, Cornell University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Their work has been reviewed in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish, WNYC, and Hyperallergic, and they have been supported by residencies and fellowships at the Queens Museum, Triangle Arts Association, NEWINC and PROJECT THIRD at Pratt Institute. BFAMFAPhD members Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard are now working on Making and Being, a multi-platform pedagogical project which offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists.

Bad at Sports Episode 685: Jacob Ciocci

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Happy Spring/ Purim/ Equinox! On this weeks vernal episode, Dana, Brian and co-guest, Jesse Malmed, are joined in the studio by Jacob Ciocci of Paper Rad and DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts, where he teaches animation. We discuss Ciocci’s latest work for his upcoming screening, un-confusingly titled “April fools! Pain is just a Program made by your Mind: the video Program. New Videos made by your Mind by Jacob Ciocci,” taking place April 1st at the The Nightingale Cinema. Ciocci also walks our hosts through the process for creating his award winning “Cloudy Boyz” beer label, and treats them to some very historic Paper Rad history.

Jacob Ciocci

Bad at Sports Episode 684: Kevin Stuart

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This week Ryan (and a conspicuously late Dana) are joined in the studio by painter Kevin Stuart. We discuss the endurance of painting as a genre and Stuart explains the inspiration for his work, which includes everything from anonymous drawings of people on public transit to Tolstoy's great work of Russian literature, "Anna K."  We also learn of the artist's secret pigmentary breakthrough, and some of the Stuart's upcoming plans for yet-to-be public projects. All this and for sure more on this episode of Bad at Sports Center on Lumpen Radio! 

Kevin Stuart

Bad at Sports Episode 682: Jenn Dierdorf

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Today’s episode of Bad@SportsCenter is a lovey one-on-one conversation with Brooklyn-based painter Jenn Dierdorf. A recovering conceptual sculptor, Dierdorf transitioned to painting a decade ago to reassert fun and frivolity into her studio life. We discuss all the things a vase of flowers can accomplish with the right amount of unction, and the power of solidarity among Dierdorf’s well-anointed Lady Painters. 

More on Jenn Dierdorf can be found at jenndierdorf.com.

Bad at Sports Episode 683: BFAMFAPhD - Building Cooperatives

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This week bad at sports presents a panel on making and being presented at Hauser and Wirth by our partners BFAMFAPhD.

 

Event 3:

Building Cooperatives

 

What if the organization of labor was integral to your project?

 

Members of Meerkat Filmmakers Collective and Friends of Light

 

Meerkat Media Collective is an artistic community that shares resources and skills to incubate individual and shared creative work. We are committed to a collaborative, consensus-based process that values diverse experience and expertise. We support the creation of thoughtful and provocative stories that reflect a complex world. Our work has been broadcast on HBO, PBS, and many other networks, and screened at festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Tribeca, Rotterdam and CPH:Dox. Founded as an informal arts collective in 2005 we have grown to include a cooperatively-owned production company and a collective of artists in residence.

 

Friends of Light develops and produces jackets woven to form for each client.  We partner with small-scale fiber producers to source our materials, and with spinners to develop our yarns.    We construct our own looms to create pattern pieces that have complete woven edges (selvages) and therefore do not need to be cut. The design emerges from the materials and from methods developed to weave two dimensional cloth into three dimensional form. Each jacket is the expression of the

collective knowledge of the people involved in its creation. Our business is structured as a worker cooperative and organized around cooperative principles and values. Friends of light founding members are Mae Colburn, Pascale Gatzen, Jessi Highet and Nadia Yaron.

 

Upcoming Event: 

Healing and Care (OFFSITE EVENT)

 

How do artists ensure that their individual and collective needs are met in order to dream, practice, work on, and return to their projects each day?

 

Thursday 2/28 from 6-8pm

Adaku Utah and Taraneh Fazeli

NOTE this event will be held at 151 West 30th Street  # Suite 403, New York, NY 10001

 

Adaku Utah was raised in Nigeria armed with the legacy of a long line of freedom fighters, farmers, and healers. Adaku harnesses her seasoned powers as a liberation educator,healer, and performance ritual artist as an act of love to her community. Alongside Harriet Tubman, she is the co-founder and co-director of Harriet's Apothecary, an intergenerational healing collective led by Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans healers, artists, health professionals, activists and ancestors. For over 12 years, her work has centered in movements for radical social change, with a focus on gender, reproductive, race, and healing justice. Currently she is the Movement Building Leadership Manager with the National Network for Abortion Funds. She is also a teaching fellow with BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity) and Generative Somatics.

 

Taraneh Fazeli is a curator from New York. Her multi-phased traveling exhibition “Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying deals with the politics of health. It showcases the work of artists and groups who examine the temporalities of illness and disability, the effect of life/work balances on wellbeing, and alternative structures of support via radical kinship and forms of care. The impetus to explore illness as a by-product of societal structures while also using cultural production as a potential place to re-imagine care was her own chronic illnesses. She is a member of Canaries, a support group for people with autoimmune diseases and other chronic conditions.

 

Access information info

Address: 151 West 30th Street is between 6th and 7th Avenues, near 7th.

The building entrance, elevators, and 4th floor restrooms have no steps and are fully wheelchair accessible. If you require additional assistance upon arrival, please ring the buzzer outside and someone can come down to help you.

Parking in the vicinity is free after 6 PM. The closest MTA subway station is 23rd and 8th Ave off the C and E. This station is not wheelchair accessible. The closest wheelchair accessible stations are 1/2/3/A/C/E 34th Street-Penn Station and the 14 St A/C/E station with an elevator at northwest corner of 14th Street and Eighth Avenue. Nearby Subways include the 1,2,3, A, C, and E trains at Penn Station on 34th St, and the B, D, F M, Q, ad R trains at Herald Square on 34th at 6th Ave.  Both of these stations are wheelchair accessible.

BFAMFAPhD

Making and Being is a multi-platform pedagogical project that offers practices of contemplation, collaboration, and circulation in the visual arts. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content created by authors Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard with support from Fellow Emilio Martinez Poppe and BFAMFAPhD members Vicky Virgin and Agnes Szanyi.

Bio

BFAMFAPhD is a collective that employs visual and performing art, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States. The work of the collective is to bring people together to analyze and reimagine relationships of power in the arts.

BFAMFAPhD received critical acclaim for Artists Report Back (2014), which was presented as the 50th anniversary keynote at the National Endowment for the Arts and was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, Gallery 400 in Chicago, Cornell University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Their work has been reviewed in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish, WNYC, and Hyperallergic, and they have been supported by residencies and fellowships at the Queens Museum, Triangle Arts Association, NEWINC and PROJECT THIRD at Pratt Institute. BFAMFAPhD members Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard are now working on Making and Being, a multi-platform pedagogical project which offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists.

Bad at Sports Episode 681: Brendan Fernandes

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Interdisciplinary artist Brendan Fernandes speaks with Brian and Dana on this week's episode of Bad at Sports Center. Fernandes sheds light on the secretive process behind his selection to participate in this year’s Whitney Biennial, and we learn more about artist’s move recent move from NY to Chicago, where he serves as faculty in ART, THEORY, PRACTICE at Northwestern University. Brian learns some new things about ballet, and we wrap up the show with some thoughts on Mary Boone’s imminent departure from the NY gallery scene.

http://www.brendanfernandes.ca/

 

Bad at Sports Episode 680: Dimensions Variable and SWAB Fair

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This week we present the Miami-based project Dimensions Variable with Frances Trombley and Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova and connect with two members of the brain trust for SWAB Fair, Carolina Diez-Cascon and Alvaro Gurrea. All thanks to NADA art fairs. Booth by Claire Ashley.

Dimensions Varible

SWAB Fair

Claire Ashley

Bad at Sports Episode 679: Center for Tactical Magic

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In this long awaited episode from Open Engagement 2016, we are mesmerized by Aaron Gach of the Center for Tactical Magic. Aaron illuminates us on power and the adoption of magical techniques by the NSA. Has NSA influence somehow made this episode post two years late? We can’t say. 

The Center for Tactical Magic engages in extensive research, development, and deployment of the pragmatic system known as Tactical Magic. A fusion force summoned from the ways of the artist, the magician, the ninja, and the private investigator, Tactical Magic is an amalgam of disparate arts invoked for the purpose of actively addressing Power on individual, communal, and transnational fronts.

Center for Tactical Magic

Bad at Sports Episode 678: BFAMFAPhD Artist Run Spaces

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This week bad at sports presents a panel on making and being presented at Hauser and Wirth by our partners BFAMFAPhD.

Event 2:

Artist-Run Spaces

How do artists create contexts for encounters with their projects that are aligned with their goals?

Friday 2/1 from 6-8pm

Linda Goode-Bryant, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, and Salome Asega

Linda Goode-Bryant is the Founder and President of Active Citizen Project and Project EATS. She developed Active Citizen Project while filming the 2004 Presidential Elections and developed Project EATS during the 2008 Global Food Crisis. She is also the Founder and Director of Just Above Midtown, Inc. (JAM), a New York City non-profit artists space. Linda believes art is as organic as food and life, that it is a conversation anyone can enter. She has a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in painting from Spelman College and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Peabody Award.

 

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist who is interested in art as research and critical practice. Heather has shown work internationally at events and venues including the World Economic Forum, the Shenzhen Urbanism and Architecture Biennale and PS1 MOMA. Her work is held in public collections of the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the New York Historical Society, and has been widely discussed in the media, from the New York Times to Art Forum. Heather is also a co-founder of REFRESH, an inclusive and politically engaged collaborative platform at the intersection of Art, Science, and Technology.

 

Salome Asega is an artist and researcher based in New York. She is the Technology Fellow in the Ford Foundation's Creativity and Free Expression program area, and a director of POWRPLNT, a digital art collaboratory in Bushwick. Salome has participated in residencies and fellowships with Eyebeam, New Museum, The Laundromat Project, and Recess Art. She has exhibited and given presentations at the 11th Shanghai Biennale, Performa, EYEO, and the Brooklyn Museum. Salome received her MFA from Parsons at The New School in Design and Technology where she also teaches.

 

Upcoming Event:

Building Cooperatives

What if the organization of labor was integral to your project?

Friday 2/22 from 6-8pm

Members of Meerkat Filmmakers Collective and Friends of Light

RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-and-being-building-cooperatives-tickets-54313881281?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

BFAMFAPhD

Making and Being is a multi-platform pedagogical project that offers practices of contemplation, collaboration, and circulation in the visual arts. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content created by authors Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard with support from Fellow Emilio Martinez Poppe and BFAMFAPhD members Vicky Virgin and Agnes Szanyi.

Bio

BFAMFAPhD is a collective that employs visual and performing art, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States. The work of the collective is to bring people together to analyze and reimagine relationships of power in the arts.

BFAMFAPhD received critical acclaim for Artists Report Back (2014), which was presented as the 50th anniversary keynote at the National Endowment for the Arts and was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, Gallery 400 in Chicago, Cornell University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Their work has been reviewed in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish, WNYC, and Hyperallergic, and they have been supported by residencies and fellowships at the Queens Museum, Triangle Arts Association, NEWINC and PROJECT THIRD at Pratt Institute. BFAMFAPhD members Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard are now working on Making and Being, a multi-platform pedagogical project which offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists.

Bad at Sports Episode 677: Garry Noland

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The B@SC trifecta (Brian, Ryan & Dana) is back in full effect for today’s episode with Kansas City based artist, Garry Noland. Fresh off the plane and in town for the opening of “Base Materials” at the Cleve Carney Gallery at the College of DuPage, Noland and our hosts discuss his solo exhibition, and the implication of "abutting" the divergent approaches apparent in his art making. Noland wisely reflects on his move back and forth from LA, the verbs that make his work go, and the process of collaborating with your materials. All this & more on this episode of Bad at Sports Center!

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 676: BFAMFAPhD - Critique

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This week batted sports presents a panel on making and being presented at Hauser and Wirth by our partners BFAMFAPhD.

Step 1:

Modes of Critique

What modes of critique might foster racial equity in studio art classes at the college level?

Friday 1/18 from 6-8pm

Billie Lee and Anthony Romero of the Retooling Critique Working Group

Respondent: Eloise Sherrid, filmmaker, The Room of Silence

Modes of Critique

 

What modes of critique might foster racial equity in studio art classes at the college level?

 

Friday 1/18 from 6-8pm

Billie Lee and Anthony Romero of the Retooling Critique Working Group

Respondent: Eloise Sherrid, filmmaker, The Room of Silence

 

Billie Lee is an artist, educator, and writer working at the intersection of art, pedagogy, and social change. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, an MFA from Yale University, and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in American Studies. She has held positions at the Queens Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, University of New Haven, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Art History at Hartford Art School.

 

Anthony Romero is an artist, writer, and organizer committed to documenting and supporting artists and communities of color. Recent projects include the book-length essay The Social Practice That Is Race, written with Dan S. Wang and published by Wooden Leg Press, Buenos Dias, Chicago!, a multi-year performance project commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and produced in collaboration with Mexico City based performance collective, Teatro Linea de Sombra. He is a co-founder of the Latinx Artists Retreat and is currently a Professor of the Practice at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

 

Judith Leemann is an artist, educator, and writer whose practice focuses on translating operations through and across distinct arenas of practice. A long-standing collaboration with the Boston-based Design Studio for Social Intervention grounds much of this thinking. Leemann is Associate Professor of Fine Arts 3D/Fibers at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and holds an M.F.A. in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her writings have been included in the anthologies Beyond Critique (Bloomsbury, 2017), Collaboration Through Craft (Bloomsbury, 2013), and The Object of Labor: Art, Cloth, and Cultural Production (School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MIT Press 2007). Her current pedagogical research is anchored by the Retooling Critique working group she first convened in 2017 to take up the question of studio critique’s relation to educational equity.

 

The Retooling Critique Working Group is organized by Judith Leemann and was initially funded by a Massachusetts College of Art and Design President's Curriculum Development Grant.

 

Eloise Sherrid is a filmmaker and multimedia artist based in NYC. Her short viral documentary, "The Room of Silence," (2016) commissioned by Black Artists and Designers (BAAD), a student community and safe space for marginalized students and their allies at Rhode Island School of Design, exposed racial inequity in the critique practices institutions for arts education, and has screened as a discussion tool at universities around the world.

 

Step 2: 

Artist-Run Spaces

How do artists create contexts for encounters with their projects that are aligned with their goals?

Friday 2/1 from 6-8pm

Linda Goode-Bryant, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, and Salome Asega

 

Upcoming Event:

Building Cooperatives

What if the organization of labor was integral to your project?

Friday 2/22 from 6-8pm

Members of Meerkat Filmmakers Collective and Friends of Light

RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-and-being-building-cooperatives-tickets-54313881281?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

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Making and Being is a multi-platform pedagogical project that offers practices of contemplation, collaboration, and circulation in the visual arts. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content created by authors Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard with support from Fellow Emilio Martinez Poppe and BFAMFAPhD members Vicky Virgin and Agnes Szanyi.

Bio

BFAMFAPhD is a collective that employs visual and performing art, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States. The work of the collective is to bring people together to analyze and reimagine relationships of power in the arts.

BFAMFAPhD received critical acclaim for Artists Report Back (2014), which was presented as the 50th anniversary keynote at the National Endowment for the Arts and was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, Gallery 400 in Chicago, Cornell University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Their work has been reviewed in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish, WNYC, and Hyperallergic, and they have been supported by residencies and fellowships at the Queens Museum, Triangle Arts Association, NEWINC and PROJECT THIRD at Pratt Institute. BFAMFAPhD members Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard are now working on Making and Being, a multi-platform pedagogical project which offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists.

Bad at Sports Episode 675: Stairwell's in Oakland

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In this throwback episode to Open Engagement 2016, Dana and Patricia take a walk with Cary Lin and Sarah Hotchkiss project Stairwells.

Part curatorial platform, part experimental art practice, Stairwell’s facilitates interactive experiences to challenge familiar understandings of place and create new opportunities to engage with the everyday. An ever-evolving project, Stairwell’s fosters temporary communities of curious and engaged individuals, providing opportunities for connections and changes in perspective.

http://stairwells.org/

Bad at Sports Episode 674: Poncili Creacion

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On today’s episode Brian & Dana take a deep dive into the world of Poncili Creacion, object makers and reality hackers from Puerto Rico. Artists, Pablo and Efrain, explain their new performance, The Beginning of Nothing, presented by The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival’s Neighborhood Tours and additional improvisational performances across the city. We discuss the limitations of theater, the art world and human experience alongside the potential of their expansive creative practice and philosophy. 
 
More information can be found on their instagram, @poncilicreacion or at https://www.chicagopuppetfest.org/event/neighborhood-tour-2019/

Bad at Sports Episode 673: Brian Belott and Matthew Thurber

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Brian Belott and a casual drop in by Matthew Thurber? Hell yes.This episode almost has too much artist!  join us for this ruckus romp through Belott's painting practice, commitment to children's art, and improv performances. This interview recorded live at NADA Miami a little longer ago than Duncan would like to admit.

Brian Belott

Matthew Thurber

NADA Art Fair

Tom Sanford

Amanda Browder

Brian Andrews

Duncan MacKenzie

our friends at Blick...

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Bad at Sports Episode 672: BFAMFAPhD redux because we can!

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Duncan catches up with two of the members of BFAMFAPhD for a chat about the upcoming event series, which for those of you in NYC starts friday with MAKING & BEING.

 

Conversations about Art & Pedagogy

co-presented by BFAMFAPhD & Pioneer Works, hosted by Hauser & Wirth, with media partners Bad at Sports and Eyebeam.

 

image credit...

BFAMFAPhD, Making and Being Card Game, print version, 2016-2018, photograph by Emilio Martinez Poppe.

Full details below...

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Hauser & Wirth

 

BFAMFAPhD is a collective that employs visual and performing art, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States.

 

Pioneer Works is a cultural center dedicated to experimentation, education, and production across disciplines.

 

Contemporary art talk without the ego, Bad at Sports is the Midwest's largest independent contemporary art podcast and blog.

Eyebeam is a platform for artists to engage society’s relationship with technology.

 

Access info:

 

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required through www.hauserwirth.com/events.

 

The entrance to Hauser & Wirth Publishers Bookshop is at the ground floor and accessible by wheelchair. The bathroom is all-gender. This event is low light, meaning there is ample lighting but fluorescent overhead lighting is not in use. A variety of seating options are available including: folding plastic chairs and wooden chairs, some with cushions.

 

This event begins at 6 PM and ends at 8 PM but attendees are welcome to come late, leave early, and intermittently come and go as they please. Water, tea, coffee, beer and wine will be available for purchase. The event will be audio recorded. We ask that if you do have questions or comments after the event for the presenters that you speak into the microphone. If you are unable to attend, audio recordings of the events will be posted on Bad at Sports Podcast after the event.

 

Parking in the vicinity is free after 6 PM. The closest MTA subway station is 23rd and 8th Ave off the C and E. This station is not wheelchair accessible. The closest wheelchair accessible stations are 1/2/3/A/C/E 34th Street-Penn Station and the 14 St A/C/E station with an elevator at northwest corner of 14th Street and Eighth Avenue.

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"While knowledge and skills are necessary, they are insufficient for skillful practice and for transformation of the self that is integral to achieving such practice.”

- Gloria Dall’Alba


BFAMFAPhD presents a series of conversations that ask: What ways of making and being do we want to experience in art classes? The series places artists and educators in intimate conversation about forms of critique, cooperatives, artist-run spaces, healing, and the death of projects. If art making is a lifelong practice of seeking knowledge and producing art in relationship to that knowledge, why wouldn’t students learn to identify and intervene in the systems that they see around them? Why wouldn't we teach students about the political economies of art education and art circulation? Why wouldn’t we invite students to actively fight for the (art) infrastructure they want, and to see it implemented?

 

The series will culminate in the launch of Making and Being, a multi-platform pedagogical project that offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content created by authors Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard with support from Fellow Emilio Martinez Poppe and BFAMFAPhD members Vicky Virgin and Agnes Szanyi.

 

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SCHEDULE

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Modes of Critique

 

What modes of critique might foster racial equity in studio art classes at the college level?

 

Friday 1/18 from 6-8pm

Billie Lee and Anthony Romero of the Retooling Critique Working Group

Respondent: Eloise Sherrid, filmmaker, The Room of Silence

 

Billie Lee is an artist, educator, and writer working at the intersection of art, pedagogy, and social change. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, an MFA from Yale University, and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in American Studies. She has held positions at the Queens Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, University of New Haven, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Art History at Hartford Art School.

 

Anthony Romero is an artist, writer, and organizer committed to documenting and supporting artists and communities of color. Recent projects include the book-length essay The Social Practice That Is Race, written with Dan S. Wang and published by Wooden Leg Press, Buenos Dias, Chicago!, a multi-year performance project commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and produced in collaboration with Mexico City based performance collective, Teatro Linea de Sombra. He is a co-founder of the Latinx Artists Retreat and is currently a Professor of the Practice at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

 

Judith Leemann is an artist, educator, and writer whose practice focuses on translating operations through and across distinct arenas of practice. A long-standing collaboration with the Boston-based Design Studio for Social Intervention grounds much of this thinking. Leemann is Associate Professor of Fine Arts 3D/Fibers at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and holds an M.F.A. in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her writings have been included in the anthologies Beyond Critique (Bloomsbury, 2017), Collaboration Through Craft (Bloomsbury, 2013), and The Object of Labor: Art, Cloth, and Cultural Production (School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MIT Press 2007). Her current pedagogical research is anchored by the Retooling Critique working group she first convened in 2017 to take up the question of studio critique’s relation to educational equity.

 

The Retooling Critique Working Group is organized by Judith Leemann and was initially funded by a Massachusetts College of Art and Design President's Curriculum Development Grant.

 

Eloise Sherrid is a filmmaker and multimedia artist based in NYC. Her short viral documentary, "The Room of Silence," (2016) commissioned by Black Artists and Designers (BAAD), a student community and safe space for marginalized students and their allies at Rhode Island School of Design, exposed racial inequity in the critique practices institutions for arts education, and has screened as a discussion tool at universities around the world.

 

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Artist-Run Spaces

 

How do artists create contexts for encounters with their projects that are aligned with their goals?

 

Friday 2/1 from 6-8pm

Linda Goode-Bryant, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, and Salome Asega

 

Linda Goode-Bryant is the Founder and President of Active Citizen Project and Project EATS. She developed Active Citizen Project while filming the 2004 Presidential Elections and developed Project EATS during the 2008 Global Food Crisis. She is also the Founder and Director of Just Above Midtown, Inc. (JAM), a New York City non-profit artists space. Linda believes art is as organic as food and life, that it is a conversation anyone can enter. She has a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in painting from Spelman College and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Peabody Award.

 

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist who is interested in art as research and critical practice. Heather has shown work internationally at events and venues including the World Economic Forum, the Shenzhen Urbanism and Architecture Biennale and PS1 MOMA. Her work is held in public collections of the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the New York Historical Society, and has been widely discussed in the media, from the New York Times to Art Forum. Heather is also a co-founder of REFRESH, an inclusive and politically engaged collaborative platform at the intersection of Art, Science, and Technology.

 

Salome Asega is an artist and researcher based in New York. She is the Technology Fellow in the Ford Foundation's Creativity and Free Expression program area, and a director of POWRPLNT, a digital art collaboratory in Bushwick. Salome has participated in residencies and fellowships with Eyebeam, New Museum, The Laundromat Project, and Recess Art. She has exhibited and given presentations at the 11th Shanghai Biennale, Performa, EYEO, and the Brooklyn Museum. Salome received her MFA from Parsons at The New School in Design and Technology where she also teaches.

 

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Building Cooperatives

 

What if the organization of labor was integral to your project?

 

Friday 2/22 from 6-8pm

Members of Meerkat Filmmakers Collective and Friends of Light

 

Meerkat Media Collective is an artistic community that shares resources and skills to incubate individual and shared creative work. We are committed to a collaborative, consensus-based process that values diverse experience and expertise. We support the creation of thoughtful and provocative stories that reflect a complex world. Our work has been broadcast on HBO, PBS, and many other networks, and screened at festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Tribeca, Rotterdam and CPH:Dox. Founded as an informal arts collective in 2005 we have grown to include a cooperatively-owned production company and a collective of artists in residence.

 

Friends of Light develops and produces jackets woven to form for each client.  We partner with small-scale fiber producers to source our materials, and with spinners to develop our yarns.    We construct our own looms to create pattern pieces that have complete woven edges (selvages) and therefore do not need to be cut. The design emerges from the materials and from methods developed to weave two dimensional cloth into three dimensional form. Each jacket is the expression of the

collective knowledge of the people involved in its creation. Our business is structured as a worker cooperative and organized around cooperative principles and values. Friends of light founding members are Mae Colburn, Pascale Gatzen, Jessi Highet and Nadia Yaron.

 

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Healing and Care (OFFSITE EVENT)

 

How do artists ensure that their individual and collective needs are met in order to dream, practice, work on, and return to their projects each day?

 

Thursday 2/28 from 6-8pm

Adaku Utah and Taraneh Fazeli

NOTE this event will be held at 151 West 30th Street  # Suite 403, New York, NY 10001

 

Adaku Utah was raised in Nigeria armed with the legacy of a long line of freedom fighters, farmers, and healers. Adaku harnesses her seasoned powers as a liberation educator,healer, and performance ritual artist as an act of love to her community. Alongside Harriet Tubman, she is the co-founder and co-director of Harriet's Apothecary, an intergenerational healing collective led by Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans healers, artists, health professionals, activists and ancestors. For over 12 years, her work has centered in movements for radical social change, with a focus on gender, reproductive, race, and healing justice. Currently she is the Movement Building Leadership Manager with the National Network for Abortion Funds. She is also a teaching fellow with BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity) and Generative Somatics.

 

Taraneh Fazeli is a curator from New York. Her multi-phased traveling exhibition “Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying deals with the politics of health. It showcases the work of artists and groups who examine the temporalities of illness and disability, the effect of life/work balances on wellbeing, and alternative structures of support via radical kinship and forms of care. The impetus to explore illness as a by-product of societal structures while also using cultural production as a potential place to re-imagine care was her own chronic illnesses. She is a member of Canaries, a support group for people with autoimmune diseases and other chronic conditions.

 

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When Projects Depart

 

What practices might we develop to honor the departure of a project?  For example, where do materials go when they are no longer of use, value, or interest?

 

Thursday 3/14 from 6-8pm

Millet Israeli and Lindsay Tunkl

 

Millet Israeli is a psychotherapist who focuses on the varied human experience of loss.  She works with individuals and families struggling with grief, illness, end of life issues, anticipatory loss, and ambiguous loss.  Her approach integrates family systems theory, cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, and trauma informed care. Millet enjoys creating and exploring photography and poetry, and both inform her work with her clients. Millet holds a BA in psychology from Princeton, a JD from Harvard Law School, an MSW from NYU and is certified in bioethics through Montefiore. She sits on an Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects Research at Weill Cornell.

 

Lindsay Tunkl is a conceptual artist and writer using performance, sculpture, language, and one-on-one encounters to explore subjects such as the apocalypse, heartbreak, space travel, and death. Tunkl received an MFA in Fine art and an MA in Visual + Critical Studies from CCA in San Francisco (2017) and a BFA from CalArts In Los Angeles (2010). Her work has been shown at the Hammer Museum, LA, Southern Exposure, SF, and The Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Fe. She is the creator of Pre Apocalypse Counseling and the author of the book When You Die You Will Not Be Scared To Die.

 

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Group Agreements

 

What group agreements are necessary in gatherings that occur at residencies, galleries, and cultural institutions today?

 

Friday 4/19 from 6-8pm

Sarah Workneh, Laurel Ptak, and Danielle Jackson

 

Sarah Workneh has been Co-Director at Skowhegan for nine years leading the educational program and related programs in NY throughout the year, and oversees facilities on campus. Previously, Sarah worked at Ox-Bow School of Art as Associate Director. She has served as a speaker in a wide variety of conferences and schools. She has played an active role in the programmatic planning and vision of peer organizations, most recently with the African American Museum of Philadelphia. She is a member of the Somerset Cultural Planning Commission's Advisory Council (ME); serves on the board of the Colby College Museum of Art.

 

Laurel Ptak is a curator of contemporary art based in New York City. She is currently Executive Director & Curator of Art in General. She has previously held diverse roles at non-profit art institutions in the US and internationally, including the Guggenheim Museum (New York), MoMA PS. 1 Contemporary Art Center (New York), Museo Tamayo (Mexico City), Tensta Konsthall (Stockholm) and Triangle (New York). Ptak has organized countless exhibitions, public programs, residencies and publications together with artists, collectives, thinkers and curators. Her projects have garnered numerous awards, fellowships, and press for their engagement with timely issues, tireless originality, and commitment to rigorous artistic dialogue.

 

Danielle Jackson is a critic, researcher, and arts administrator. She is currently a visiting scholar at NYU’s Center for Experimental Humanities.  As the co-founder and former co-director of the Bronx Documentary Center, a photography gallery and educational space, she helped conceive, develop and implement the organization’s mission and programs.  Her writing and reporting has appeared in artnet and Artsy. She has taught at the Museum of Modern Art, International Center of Photography, Parsons, and Stanford in New York, where she currently leads classes on photography and urban studies.

 

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Open Meeting for Arts Educators and Teaching Artists

 

How might arts educators gather together to develop, share, and practice pedagogies that foster collective skills and values?

 

Friday 5/17 from 6-8pm

Facilitators: Members of the Pedagogy Group

 

The Pedagogy Group is a group of educators, cultural workers, and political organizers who resist the individualist, market-driven subjectivities produced by mainstream art education. Together, they develop and practice pedagogies that foster collective skills and values. Activities include sharing syllabi, investigating political economies of education, and connecting classrooms to social movements.Their efforts are guided by accountability to specific struggles and by critical reflection on our social subjectivities and political commitments.

 

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Book Launch: Making and Being: A Guide to Embodiment, Collaboration and Circulation in the Visual Arts

 

What ways of making and being do we want to experience in art classes?

 

Friday 10/25 from 6-8pm

Stacey Salazar in dialog with Caroline Woolard, Susan Jahoda, and Emilio Martinez Poppe of BFAMFAPhD

 

Stacey Salazar is an art education scholar whose research on teaching and learning in studio art and design in secondary and postsecondary settings has appeared in Studies in Art Education, Visual Arts Research, and Art Education Journal. In 2015 her research was honored with the National Art Education Association Manuel Barkan Award. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Art and Art Education from Columbia University Teachers College and currently serves as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she was a 2013 recipient of the Trustee Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching.

 

BFAMFAPhD is a collective that employs visual and performing art, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States. The work of the collective is to bring people together to analyze and reimagine relationships of power in the arts. Susan Jahoda is a Professor in Studio Arts at the University of Amherst, MA; Emilio Martinez Poppe is the Program Manager at Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) in New York, NY; Caroline Woolard is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at The University of Hartford, CT. Supporting this series at Hauser and Wirth for Making and Being are BFAMFAPhD collective members Agnes Szanyi, a Doctoral Student at The New School for Social Research in New York, NY and Vicky Virgin, a Research Associate at The Center for Economic Opportunity in New York, NY.


Making and Being is a multi-platform pedagogical project that offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content created by authors Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard with support from Fellow Emilio Martinez Poppe and BFAMFAPhD members Vicky Virgin and Agnes Szanyi.

Bad at Sports Episode 671: Table Projects

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Tune in this years first Bad at Sports Center with artist Gregory Bae & Kyle Bellucci Johanson of Table Projects in Avondale. We discuss how Bae’s experience of the movie Groundhog Day in Korea resulted in his new exhibition at Table, Black Hole or Love. We hear the foodie backstory behind Table Projects and rip the art right out of Bae’s soul as he describes the semi-science behind his work. We’re still wondering who The Rooster is, and you will too.

Bad at Sports Episode 670: Chicago Artist Book Fair

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Tune in for this MONSTER DROP of an episode from our recent stint at the Chicago Art Book Fair. Roving reporter, Dana B., does a loop around the booths, covering as many as possible and speaking with Libri Finti Clandestini, Chicago Artist Writers, Homie House Press, Paint & Polish, Temporary Services, Archives & Futures, Aay Preston-Myint of CABF, Genderfail, The Bettys, The Filipino American Artist Directory, Walls Divide Press, Platform Editions, WORK PLAY,Jamiyla Lowe and Chloe Perkis. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll enjoy the amazing cutting and interludes provided by the always super older brother, Duncan Mackenzie. 

Thanks to the Chicago Art Book Fair for the opportunity and for gathering so many amazing artists all together at the Chicago Athletic Association. Happy New Year from your friends here at Bad at Sports, all the best in 2019!

Chicago Artist Writers (https://chicagoartistwriters.com/
Archives & Future/ Aay & CABF (http://cabf.no-coast.org/
The Filipino American Artist Directory (https://www.filamartistdirectory.com/
Walls Divide Press (https://wallsdivide.com/
Platform Editions (http://platplatformform.com/

Bad at Sports Episode 669: CABF Scott Roberts and Aggie Toppins

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Chicago comic artist and animator Scott Roberts gets down with the universal question of what if Martin Kippenberger's art logic could be applied to comics. Aggie Toppins, professional graphic designer and amiteur mixologist contemplates the relationship between alcohol and philosophy while asking questions about the concept of client driven design. 

Bad at Sports Episode 668: Suellen Rocca

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On this ultimate 2018 episode of Bad at Sports, the team finds themselves in the presence of Chicago legend, Suellen Rocca. Founding member of the Hairy Who, Rocca drops by the studio to illuminate Dana, Duncan, and Ryan on Chicago Art Institute’s 50th anniversary survey, Hairy Who? 1966-1969. Rocca also discusses her role as Curator and Director of Exhibitions at Elmhurst College, where she has recently curated, The Figure and the Chicago Imagists: Selections from the Elmhurst College Art Collection. Join us as we experience collective transcendent delight.

Bad at Sports 667: Brook Hsu

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Brook Hsu joins the Bad at Sports Crew this week to discuss her contemporaneous group exhibit at the University of Chicago’s Renaissance Society, Let me Consider it from Here. Brian and Jesse lead the listeners on an aural tour of Hsu’s paintings and the breadth of her multifaceted, autobiographical practice. It’s real and fun and real fun.

Bad at Sports Episode 666: Marcel Dzama!!

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In this episode Tom Sanford is pulled out of retirement to throw down with Canadian Art all star, Marcel Dzama. We trace his history, the challenges of Winnipeg, Raymond Pettibone, David Zwirner, the Royal Art Lodge, and how drawings should go on tablecloths in Hong Kong.

Duncan swoons a little. It embarrassed everyone. 

https://www.davidzwirner.com/artists/marcel-dzama

https://www.davidzwirner.com/artists/raymond-pettibon

 

 

Bad at Sports 665: Fully Booked

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Join Bad at Sports at the Chicago Art Book Fair! Starting our series is an interview with Fully Booked’s Anthony Tino. We discuss Fully Booked’s unique and fascinating approach to sourcing and distributing art books from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, and their work on the Dubai art book fair. Listen in & check out Fully Booked’s current Kickstarter campaign for the 2019 edition of the Dubai fair! Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fullybooked/fully-booked-dubai-art-book-fair-2019?ref=12zwza

Bad at Sports Episode 664: Susan Giles and Jeff Carter

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Susan Giles and Jeff Carter meet Jesse and Brian for a warm conversation on a cold day. Giles and Carter constitute two-thirds (the third third being BAS friend Faheem Majeed) of a wonderful new show at the Chicago Cultural Center until January 6th. We talk IKEA, gesticulation and gesture, modernism, cultural erasure, scale, materials, architecture, tedium and more, more, more on this episode of Bad at Sports.

Jeff Carter

Susan Giles

Cultural Center

Bad at Sports Episode 663: Nathaniel Mary Quinn

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In this episode of Bad at Sports, Dana meets up with Nathaniel Mary Quinn at the Museum of Contemporary Photography to discuss the work on view in "Echoes: Reframing Collage", the companion exhibition to "The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity & Politics", currently on view through Dec 21, 2018. Come for Quinn discussing his work ethic and personally philosophy on creativity, but stay for the dish on his day with a certain celebrity at the Brooklyn Museum. All this and always more, on this episode of Bad at Sports. 

https://www.mbart.com/artists/192-nathaniel-mary-quinn/works/

http://www.mocp.org/exhibitions/2018/10/echoes-identity-and-politics-in-contemporary-collage.php

http://thebottomline.drawingcenter.org/2018/11/16/thoughts-on-for-opacity-with-nathaniel-mary-quinn-elijah-burgher-and-toyin-ojih-odutola/

 

 

Bad at Sports Episode 662: Nathaniel Stern

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This week, Ryan and Dana are pleased to welcome Milwaukee-ite Nathaniel Stern back to the show. We discuss his latest art historical publication, Ecological Aesthetics: artful tactics for humans, nature, and politics. Stern gives our hosts some insight into what he considers Ecological Aesthetics with examples and artists ranging from South African artist Doung Anwar Jahangeer, to the Overpass Light Brigade. Dana gets to say the word marginalia as she tries to discover Ryan's Term Up the Volume. All this and clearly lots more on this episode of Bad at Sports.

http://nathanielstern.com/text/2018/ecological-aesthetics/

Bad at Sports 661: Chicago New Media and Jon Cates

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On this weeks episode, Dana and Brian nerd out with the impressive and eclectic team behind Chicago New Media 1973-1992, currently on view at Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois, Chicago and presented in partnership with Video Game Art Gallery. Guests Jon Cates, Tiffany Funk, Chaz Evans and Jonathan Kinkley talk us through the major historical moments in Chicago New Media history, including, but definitely not limited to, the midwest origins of Mortal Kombat. Oh, also, we're all wearing costumes.

Bad at Sports Episode 660: Matthew Thurber

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Duncan and Matthew discuss what the art world feels likes, how a comic can be institutional critique, and what good art might be, all from the basement of Quimby's Chicago!

From Drawn and Quarterly the publisher of Art Comic...

Matthew Thurber's unpredictable practice has included: Mining the Moon, a full length musical play; Moon Tube, a week of movies each made in a single day; an olfactory performance, dressed as a giant nose; Mouse Maze, a mosaic labyrinth installed in an elementary school; Terpinwoe, choreographed noise dance about a carrot-based economy; an interactive novel about handwriting analysis.

As Ambergris and in other ensembles he has performed at the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Hammer Museum, the Fumetto Festival, Abrons Art Center, and in an eyeglass store. He co-founded Tomato House, an art gallery in operation from 2012-2015, with Rebecca Bird. Finally he is the author of 1-800-MICEINFOMANIACS, and Art Comic. T

hurber resides in New York’s Hudson Valley where he is working on animated and live action film projects. He is the operator of Mrs William Horsley, a mobile theater devoted to creating works of narrative experimentation and scientific investigation using puppetry. Thurber curates the Sweet16 Cinema Club, a film series dedicated to watching films on film. 

https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/author/matthew-thurber

https://www.quimbys.com/

http://www.matthewthurber.com/

Bad at Sports Episode 659: Beatriz Santiago Munoz

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Bad at Sports Center has a full house for today’s episode with hosts Jesse Malmed, Dana Bassett & the one and only DJ Super Older Brother in the studio with artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz and Assistant Director of Exhibitions at SAIC Sullivan Galleries, Hannah Barco. Muñoz & Barco walk us through “Safehouse”, the culmination of a two-year project conducted in Puerto Rico and Chicago in partnership with Sullivan Galleries. Muñoz discusses her research into the history of the Puerto Rican Anti-Colonialist Movement, and gives our host some insight into her process and philosophy around the documentary and exploratory style of film and exhibition making. Not to be missed! 

Bad at Sports Episode 658: Lit y Luz

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Dana hosts solo on this episode of Bad at Sports Center featuring curators Esteban King of Espac in Mexico City and Mia Lopez of the DePaul Art Museum, alongside artists Tamara Becerra Valdez and Alejandro Jiménez Flores. Our guests bring us into their textually inspired exhibition “So close, far away” (Tan cerca, tan lejos) which opens Saturday, October 13th at Sector 2327. Sector’s last ever exhibition, “So close, far away” is presented in partnership with the Lit y Luz Festival, celebrating and exchanging culture between Mexico City and Chicago. Our guests discuss the discursive and experiential aspects of the show, and Alejandro treats us to a short poetry reading. We threw in a little gossip at the end just for fun. More information about “So close, far away” and Lit y Luz can be found at https://www.litluz.org/

 

Super special thank you & shout out to Julie Wi for helping us produce this episode! 

Bad at Sports Episode 567: Balas and Wax

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On this illustrious episode of Bad@SportsCenter, Brian and Ryan chat with the collaborative, Balas & Wax, about their current project Settlement, sponsored by Chicago's Threewalls. Susy Bielak is an artist, writer, curator, and educator, and Fred Schmalz is and artist, poet, and editor. Under their collaborative moniker, the partnership focuses on the peculiarities of contemporary cities, generated from a foundation of ethnographic and journalistic research and healthy touch of the absurd. 

Bad at Sports Episode 656: Brett Cook

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Live from the patio of the Oakland Museum!

Artist, organizer, spiritualist Brett Cook enlightens us on the structure of dialogue and how we as artists can provide platforms for others. we also stared towards the negotiation of power relationships within the visual and the social. We also wrestle with how an audience can more completely understand artists and their production.

All of us struggle with validation in the context of separation and exclusion.

Brett Cook artist of love and support.

Bad at Sports Episode 655: EXPO Roundtable

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KT Hawbaker and Susan Snodgrass join the cast of Bad at Sports Center for an epic EXPO breakdown. The good, the bad, the who wore it best. Everything you need to know to face your next dinner party.

In conjunction with a Marz Community Brewing event hosted by the galleries of 1709 West Chicago Ave. Were we also released our beer!

Western Exhibitions

Document

Vol

David Salkin Creative

KT Hawbaker is a fiercely Midwestern harpy who accidentally became an arts journalist. A graduate of the University of Iowa and SAIC, they cover Chicago’s visual art and theater communities, while writing longer features on LGBTQ+ lives and femme healthcare. When they aren’t at the Tribune, they produce a sex-positive zine called “pill magazine” and a queer podcast entitled “A Fairy Home Companion.”

Susan Snodgrass is a Chicago-based critic and editor of ARTMargins Online. Much of her writing is devoted to alternative models of critical practice and art making, whether exploring new genres of public art or contemporary art in Eastern Europe. Her blog, In/Site: Reflections on the Art of Place, explores art, architecture, and urbanism. She has written for both print and online publications for over 30 years, most notably for Art in America, for which she served as a Corresponding Editor, and more recently for Textile: Cloth and Culture and The SEEN. Her book on the experimental architecture of Ken Isaacs, published by Half Letter Press, is forthcoming in late 2018.

 

Bad at Sports Episode: 654 Neeraja D and Ahmed Ozsever

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On this episode of Bad @ SportsCenter, we speak with Neeraja D and Ahmed Ozsever about their transnational collaboration N/A. Their exhibit, N/A: An Architectural Ceremony, is currently on display at Carthage College's HF Johnson Gallery, reuniting the duo for an immersive installation featuring photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. We discuss the function of authorship and international mail and revel in the gentle cacophony of malapropisms, mispronunciations, and misspeak. And a good time was had by all. 
 

Bad at Sports episode 653: Jacob Saenz

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Poetry? Hell yes we do that.

Bio from the Poetry Foundation:

Poet and editor Jacob Saenz was born in Chicago and raised in Cicero, Illinois. He earned a BA in creative writing from Columbia College in Chicago. His first collection of poetry, Throwing the Crown, was awarded the 2018 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize and is forthcoming from Coppery Canyon Press.

Saenz has been an editor at Columbia Poetry Review and an associate editor at RHINO. He works as an acquisitions assistant at the Columbia College library and has read his poetry at a number of Chicago venues. A CantoMundo fellow, he has also been the recipient of a Letras Latinas Residency Fellowship and a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship.

 

Bad at Sports 652: David Hockney

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This week we have the honor of welcoming David Hockney. One of the world's most celebrated artists David joins us at an amazing time. We catch up with him in the context of his beautiful new show at Richard Gray gallery but we catch him the day before he is expected to become the artists whose work has broken the world record for highest price paid at auction for a work by a living artist. He is pretty chill about it and gives us a little bit of a lesson on perspective and how photography is rotted the Western mind. we also learn what VR might be good for.

Bad at Sports, not to be outdone and competitive to the last, has  news of its own…

On September 25, 2018 bad at sports will become the world's first podcast with its own line of beer. released in conjunction with Mars community brewing the "Artist +/- Beer +/- Jerks = Bad at Sports" hazy IPA is ready to set the world a'drinking.

We the humans of Bad at Sports will celebrate by hosting a couple of beer released parties where you can also get limited-edition Bad at Sports merchandise.

Tuesday, September 25 from 6 to 10 we will be having the ART STILL SUXS drink up at Marz Community Brewing at 3630 South Iron St. where you can hang with the gang from Bad at Sports Center and the team form B@S central while we all enjoy a good cup of ale.

Sunday, September 30th from 1-4 we will join the galleries of 1709 West Chicago Ave, Western Exhibition, Document, Paris London Hong Kong, and Volume Gallery at a Marz tasting event were you can pick up a six or witness us in a couple of guest critics discussing the 2018 iteration of EXPO Chicago live from Volume gallery.

 you can come by grab beer, posters, T-shirts, a handsome new pen seen here on David Hockney, (this is an image we blatantly stolen off of Instagram.)

 

 

Bad at Sports Episode 651: Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez

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And we're back! Join hosts of Bad at Sports Center for our first episode of the Fall season featuring our amazing summer tans and multidisciplinary artist and all around shady queen, Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez. Rodriguez brings us in to their research process and discusses a new body of work focusing on the Sandinistas and their persistence in US culture. Towards the end of the episode, Gonzalo humors our returning segments, "Term Up the Volume" and "Whats the T". Work by Rodriguez is on view alongside art by Darryl DeAngelo Terrell in their two-person exhibition "Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez & Darryl DeAngelo Terrell" opening Friday, September 7th and on view at Roots & Culture through October 6th. 

More information: 
http://gonzaloreyes.info/

Bad at Sports Episode 650 Allison Agsten and the Main Museum

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This week we catch up with Dana's life crush, Allison Agsten, Director of LA's Main Museum. We chat through founding a museum, LA's art scene, and who has the best bag.

http://www.themainmuseum.org/home

Allison Agsten, you might remember as Curator of Engagement at the Hammer when she appeared on our show with Duncan's life crush Mark Allen, http://badatsports.com/2011/episode-319-mark-allen-and-allison-agsten/

We be crushing yo.

Recorded as part of the B@S radio take over at Lumpen Radio WLPN Chicago for Justice and Open Engagement 2018

 

Bad at Sports Episode 649: Hiba Ali

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Hiba Ali rock's the mic on this week's Bad @ SportsCenter, joining Brian and Ryan in the studio. Ali discusses her current curatorial project, U.N.I.T., generated through Roots and Culture's CONNECT residency, and delves into her multifaceted art practice that includes video, installation, fashion, and music.

Bad at Sports Episode: 648 Sheehy, Cadieux, and Matteson

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Art and Change. Fast and Slow.

We check in with three bright lights of the Minneapolis/St Paul arts community and try to get to the bottom of #soilpractice #socialpractice

How do we make and sustain engagement? 

Recorded as part of the B@S radio take over at Lumpen Radio WLPN Chicago for Justice and Open Engagement 2018

Colleen Sheehy is Executive Director of Public Art Saint Paul, an organization that places artists in leading roles to shape urban spaces, improve city systems, and deepen civic engagement. 

http://publicartstpaul.org/

Valentine Cadieux is Director of the Environmental Studies Program and the Sustainability Program at Hamline University in St. Paul.

https://www.hamline.edu/faculty-staff/valentine-cadieux/

Shanai Matteson is an artist and activist who leads collaborative public art and design projects through Works Progress Studio. She is cofounder of Water Bar & Public Studio.

https://www.shanai.art/

http://www.worksprogress.org/

 

Bad at Sports Episode 647: Jessica Stockholder

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Jessica Stockholder is reticent to be called a living legend, but on this week's episode, Bad@SportsCenter speaks with living legend, JEsSicA sTOckHoLDeR! With an impending sabbatical from University of Chicago, Stockholder will still be doing all of the things, including a year-long residency in Berlin, and upcoming exhibitions at The Contemporary Austin and the Centraal Museum, Utrecht. Our charming discourse addresses her process, materiality, language, and the essentialism of production to existence. Can we get an Amen?!?

 
 

Bad at Sports Episode 646: Dan Berger Iceberg Projects

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This week we bring you a special and timely conversation between our very own Dana Bassett and Dr. Daniel Berger recorded at Iceberg Projects where Berger has curated the current show, “Flesh of My Flesh,” an exhibition of painting, film, sculpture, photography and print work by the late David Wojnarowicz. Dan and Dana discuss Wojnarowicz’s aesthetic and historical legacy, the AIDS crisis, and the upcoming screening of Films by David Wojnarowicz and Friends, featuring “Silence=Death.” 

Wojnarowicz’s screening takes place this Sunday, July 22nd at Northwestern’s Block Museum. More information can be found here: http://icebergchicago.com/davidwojnarowicz.html

“Flesh of My Flesh” is on view at Iceberg Projects until August 4th. 


Full text of the writing referenced in this interview: 
When I put my hands on your body on your flesh I feel the history of that body. Not just the beginning of its forming in that distant lake but all the way beyond its ending. I feel the warmth and texture and simultaneously I see the flesh unwrap from the layers of fat and disappear. I see the fat disappear from the muscle. I see the muscle disappearing from around the organs and detaching iself from the bones. I see the organs gradually fade into transparency leaving a gleaming skeleton gleaming like ivory that slowly resolves until it becomes dust. I am consumed in the sense of your weight the way your flesh occupies momentary space the fullness of it beneath my palms. I am amazed at how perfectly your body fits to the curves of my hands. If I could attach our blood vessels so we could become each other I would. If I could attach our blood vessels in order to anchor you to the earth to this present time I would. If I could open up your body and slip inside your skin and look out your eyes and forever have my lips fused with yours I would. It makes me weep to feel the history of your flesh beneath my hands in a time of so much loss. It makes me weep to feel the movement of your flesh beneath my palms as you twist and turn over to one side to create a series of gestures to reach up around my neck to draw me nearer. All these memories will be lost in time like tears in the rain.

Bad at Sports Episode 645: Susanne Doremus

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Bad @ SportsCenter kicks back this week with Chicago painter, Susanne Doremus, for a delightful exchange over her current show at Devening Projects, Cabinet:1.  In her newest exhibition, Doremus has drawn down the emblematic grand scale of her paintings, inaugurating new spaces for her visual lexicon of calligraphic line and exposed revisions. We visit the affinity of drawing and painting, the influence of teaching on studio practice, and the function of audience on the objet d'art. 

Bad at Sports Episode 644: Chicago Design Museum

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On this week’s episode Bad @ SportsCenter jaws with Tanner Woodford and Lauren Boegen of the Chicago Design Museum. We find out about the founding of ChiDM, and chat about the current exhibit, Great Ideas of Humanity, a revival of the Container Corporation of America’s Great Ideas of Western Man campaign from the mid 20th Century (it sounds so long ago…). Stick around to the end… we get a little graphic.

https://chidm.com/

 

Bad at Sports Episode 643: Sabina Ott and the Terrain Biennial 2017

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In this Terrain Biennial "Mega-sode" the full Bad at Sports crew posts up on Sabina Ott's front porch for an all day affair featuring: Ahmed Ozsever/Carrie Cooper/Maggie Leininger (10:14); Alisa Reith/Laura Shaeffer/Matthew Nicholas from Compound Yellow (20:26); Iris Bernblum/Zoe Nelson (28:18); Anna Kunz/Alex Paik from Tiger Strikes Asteroid (39:08); Sabina Ott (50:45); Jenny Kendler/Richard Medina (104:24); and Jesse Malmed (132:32). Buckle up!

https://www.terrainexhibitions.com/

http://sabinaott.com/home.html

http://ahmedozsever.com/home.html

https://www.carrieannacooper.com/

https://www.maggieleiningerart.com/

https://compoundyellow.com/

http://www.irisbernblum.com/

http://zoenelson.com/home.html

http://www.annakunz.net/

https://www.alexpaik.com/

http://www.tigerstrikesasteroid.com/flatfile-chi

http://jennykendler.com/home.html

http://www.richardmedina.net/

 

Bad at Sports Episode 642: Fernwey and Chicago Print Crawl

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This week Bad at Sports Center welcomes Kate Conlon and Boyang Hou from Fernwey Gallery and the Chicago Print Crawl to chat about the Chicago Print/Art world's blowout Sunday June 24th organized by Spudnik Press and their projects and Damen Avenue artist run space.
 

Bad at Sports Episode: 641 Anna Metcalfe and Holly Hanessian

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Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement: We are joined by Anna Metcalfe and Holly Hanessian to discuss their cohort, The Socially Engaged Craft Collective (SECC), a group focusing on the social aspects historically connected to craft objects and materials. We suss out the intersection of ceramic objects and sustainable models of agriculture and water consumption.

 

http://www.annametcalfe.com/

http://www.hollyhanessian.com/

https://sociallyengagedcraftcollective.org/

http://openengagement.info/session/a-story-of-sustenance-the-ceramic-object-as-conduit-for-engagement/

 

Bad at Sports Episode 640: Lizania Cruz aka. We the News

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Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement:

We are joined by the ever-inspiring, Lizania Cruz, who takes us into the world of her latest project, We the News. Cruz discusses her work creating and distributing immigrant-focused publications and products for her nomadic newsstand. We learn the history and future of WTN, including collaborations with Black Alliance of Just Immigration (BAJI) and The Laundromat Project through the first ever, one-year Artist Residency.

http://laundromatproject.org/we-the-news/

Bad at Sport Episode 639: Art and Ecology

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From Trees of Tomorrow

This week features a soil + social practice mega-interview conducted live at Open Engagement 2018. The conversation includes  Francesca Fiore and Hillary Wagner explaining what their collaborative effort SOIL SERIES is, and how the project fits into the context of its rural Appalachian setting. Margaretha Haughwout discusses her project for the conference (Trees of Tomorrow) as well as her work with Guerrilla Grafters. And Sarah Nelson Wright describes the various iterations of the group effort Chance Ecologies. The imaginative and practical potential of soil + social practice connects all these practices and provides the framework for the dialogue. 

 

http://www.treesoftomorrow.life/

http://www.guerrillagrafters.org/

http://chancecologies.org/

https://soilseriesbethel.com/

Bad at Sports Episode 638: Joan Giroux

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Listener Warning: be not confused by the unfamiliar sounds greeting your ears at the outset of this broadcast. Bad @ SportsCenter has a brand-new theme song to introduce this week’s guest, artist and educator, Joan Giroux. Inspired by land rights activism in Chicago, Giroux monopolizes the airwaves, discussing her latest project on display at MCA’s The Commons Artist Project. Brain and Ryan are faced with the Letterbox Challenge, one of the many interactive modes of play developed by Giroux for this exhibit, advocating the preservation of the city’s open green spaces against political and commercial development.

https://mcachicago.org/Exhibitions/2018/The-Commons-Artist-Project-Joan-Giroux

joangiroux.com

Bad at Sports Episode 637: Lindsey French

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On this week’s Bad at Sports Center, Artist Lindsey French opens up about her ongoing dialog with all things vegetal. French’s work is a multi-faceted collaboration with the natural world, giving voice to the photosynthetic, and openly conspiring with the notorious poison ivy.  Her most recent project is currently on display in “Plants and Animals,” a group show at Bridgeport’s The Learning Machine. We make you say “OOO”, as we term up the volume over object-oriented ontology, and we review the movies Toy Story and Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin. Classic.

  

http://lindseyfrench.com/index.html

Bad at Sports Episode 636: Haller Baggesen and Leenaars

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Join us this week as we welcome Lise Haller Baggesen and Kirsten Leenaars to discuss their artist variety show, Boulevard Dreamers, the next iteration of which will be popping up at the Art Institute this summer. We learn about Leenaars upcoming project at The Haggerty Museum of Art, and Baggesen's recently launched book, a component of the exhibition Poor & Needy organized by Yvette Brackman and Baggesen at the Poor Farm in 2016. All this and more on Bad at Sports Center! 

Learn more about Lise: https://lisehallerbaggesen.wordpress.com/
& Kirsten: https://kirstenleenaars.wordpress.com

Bad at Sports Episode 635: Mel Chin

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Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement: We are honored to be joined by OE Keynote presenter, and the artist behind "All Over the Place" currently on view at the Queens Museum (and elsewhere), Mel Chin! Chin takes us 'all over the place,' from his origins in Texas, to behind his fight against lead, and his personal connection to the Queens Museum and The 1964/1965 New York World's Fair. We laugh, we cry, and we can't wait for you to hear this interview!

https://www.queensmuseum.org/2017/11/mel-chin-2

http://www.melchin.org/

Bad at Sports Episode 634: Jessie McLaughlin

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Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement: We are joined by presenter, Jessie McLaughlin, an artist from the other side of the pond with a mission to get conference attenders on their feet and in their critical mind. We discuss being bad at sports (a favorite of ours), stigma and Serena Williams. What more could you ask for?

http://jessiemclaughlin.co.uk/what

Bad at Sports Episode 633: Erika Pettersen of Haiti Cultural Exchange

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Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement: We are joined by Erika Pettersen of Haiti Cultural Exchange to learn about Lakou NOU (“Our Yard” in Haitian Creole), a program providing four artists of Haitian descent with the opportunity to create and present new work while connecting their skills and talents to four traditionally underserved Brooklyn neighborhoods.

http://haiticulturalx.org/

 

Bad at Sports Episode 632: Chloë Bass

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Chloe Bass

Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement: We are joined by Chloë Bass who takes us through the intriacies of her exhibition, The Book of Everyday Instruction, currently on view at the Knockdown Center. We follow her journey through the book of an exhibition and find out what is next for this multiform artist.

http://chloebass.com/

https://knockdown.center/event/chloe-bass/

Bad at Sports Episode 631: Keeley Haftner

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from Concordia

Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement: We are joined by presenter and friend of the podcast, Keeley Haftner, for a riveting discussion on making and unmaking, how to create a sustainable practice, recycling and what actually goes down in sorting facilties.

http://www.keeleyhaftner.com/

Bad at Sports Episode 630: Lucy Lippard

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https://livelytimes.com/event/voices-in-contemporary-art-lucy-lippard-missoula/

Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement: We are honored to be joined by OE Keynote presenter, the one and only Lucy Lippard! We find out what Lippard has been up to in New Mexico, her local newsletter, and Amanda and Dana vie for an invitation to move into her village. Hopefully you can hear us over the background sounds!

Bad at Sports Episode 629: Susan Jahoda, Emilio Martinez Poppe, Caroline Woolard (BfaMfaPhd)

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Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement: We are joined by the creative minds behind BfaMfaPhd (Susan Jahoda, Emilio Martinez Poppe, Caroline Woolard) and their info-tapestry on the lifecycle of a project. Our guests give us insight into their OE presentation on support, guide us through the their tapestry, and give us the "down low" on upcoming project launches.

http://bfamfaphd.com/

Bad at Sports Episode 628: Lori Waxman

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This week we are joined in the studio by real life art critic for the Chicago Tribune and senior lecturer at the School of the Art Institute, Lori Waxman, to discuss her latest book Keep Walking Intently: The Ambulatory Art of the Surrealists, the Situationist International, and Fluxus Walking. We learn some art history, discuss the implications of walking-while-female, and Waxman connects her work to some favorite contemporary practitioners like Janet Cardiff and Chicago’s own Hui-min Tsen. This and more on this episode of Bad at Sports Center. 

Bad at Sports Episode 627: Kimi Hanauer

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This week on Bad at Sports Center Ryan and Dana are joined in the studio by Kimi Hanauer, an artist, cultural organizer, publisher and writer in Chicago for the opening of “All Positions Depend,” curated by Josh Rios at ACRE Projects. Hanauer provides insight into her installation “On Allegiance,” detailing her investigation into early formations of citizenship and the origins of White Supremacy in the United States. We also learn about Press Press, a Baltimore based interdisciplinary publishing initiative, and their work with immigrant youth. Towards the end of our show, co-host RPM 'terms up the volume' with some cutting edge words. All this & more on this weeks episode of Bad at Sports Center! 

 

Learn more about Kimi’s work at https://www.kimihanauer.com/ & http://presspress.info/

All Positions Depend is on view at ACRE Projects (1345 W 19th Street) through May 20th. More information can be found here (link: https://www.facebook.com/events/879921235512790/?ref=br_rs). 

Bad at Sports Episode 626: Cameron Granger

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Tune in to hear Brian and Dana interview Cameron Granger, artist and curator of the recent Video Playlist Program "Ten Toes Down." Granger explains his Video Playlist response to the exhibition In Their Own Form currently on view at The Museum of Contemporary Photography and we discuss speculative versions of Afrofuturism, 3D animation, and find out which vine is Cam's least favorite. Yeah, we didn't realize vine was still around either. All this and more on Bad at Sports! 

In Their Own Form is on view at MoCP through July 8th, 2018


More info on Granger: http://camgranger.com/
More info on Ten Toes Down: http://www.mocp.org/events/event?id=1233487

Bad at Sports Episode 625: Ann Toebbe

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This week on Bad at Sports Center, Ann Toebbe joins Brian, Ryan and Dana in the studio to discuss the painting in her current 2 person exhibition, At Home, currently on view at Carthage College’s  H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art. Toebbe walks our host through her singular process of transforming memories and her day to day life into intentionally flat and beautifully complicated canvases. Learn more about At Home and Toebbe at

https://www.carthage.edu/art-gallery/exhibitions/ & https://www.anntoebbe.com/

Bad at Sports Episode 624: Gwendolyn Zabicki

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This week in the studio, Gwendolyn Zabicki swept in to reflect on her love of painting, as Dana and Ryan get a glimpse into her sparkling studio practice. Gwendolyn decries the onerousness of curating, sharing her prolific pursuits of wrangling some big group painting exhibitions. Dana hints at a deep dish about the upcoming Open Engagement close to the chest and Ryan keeps his definition of brachylogy brief.

 

http://gwendolynzabicki.com/

Bad at Sports Episode 623: Alex Katz

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This episode is one for the [art] history books. Sit back and relax as you listen to Dana and Duncan get schooled by the greatest living painter to ever grace this lowly little podcast, an artist who literally needs zero introduction, Alex Katz. We discuss the brand new paintings in his recently opened exhibition, Grass and TreesAlex’s interest in “fancy painting,” and how one develops style and technique in their work. Our hosts even get a much-needed lesson on fashion in this episode of Bad at Sports. 

 

Alex Katz’s Grass and Trees is on view at the Richard Gray Gallery Warehouse through June 2, 2018 

http://www.richardgraygallery.com/

Bad at Sports Episode 622: Gabe Holcombe of Lillerne Tapes

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This week on Bad at Sports Center, Gabe Holcombe of Lillerne Tapes joins Brian Andrews, Dana Bassett and special guest host, smaller Dana (aka Alexis Bassett aka DJ Lil Sis), to discuss ten years of cassette releases and what types of audio are, and are not, allowed in prison. Enjoy some smooth jams as Holcombe previews the latest Lillerne releases. More information available at http://www.lillernetapes.com/.

Bad at Sports Episode 621: Daniel G. Baird

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This week in the studio, we enter the virtual cave of sculptor, Daniel G. Baird. Dana and Ryan join Daniel in traversing the temporal expanse, dragging the prehistoric into the hyperreality of the Anthropocene. We muse on the museological and disambiguate our guest from his 90's roots rock alter ego. Daniel's current solo exhibition, "on the water," is on display at New York's Grimm Gallery and is additionally featured in "Unthought Environments," at the Renaissance Society.

Bad at Sports Episode 620: Karsten Lund

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Karsten Lund is Assistant Curator at The Renaissance Society with recent curated exhibitions including Ben Rivers em>Urth and Sadie Benning's Shared Eye. Previously, Lund was Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, contributing to major group exhibitions including The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology and The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now.Additionally, he has produced curatorial projects at other venues, including the Museum of Contemporary Photography, New Capital Projects, Hyde Park Art Center, and a factory shortly before its demolition.

UNTHOUGHT ENVIRONMENTS

Start with the ancient elements—earth, water, fire, air—and then expand your view of our elemental world. Think about sunlight, weather systems, rare earth minerals, and electromagnetic forces, to name only a few other things. Phenomena like these are integral to our daily lives but they can be elusive, easily forgotten, or deliberately kept out of sight: the hidden components of our virtual worlds, factors in geopolitics, or deeper influences on human habits and cultures. What are our “unthought environments” today? Our elemental surroundings become another kind of vital infrastructure, seemingly there to be used and overlooked, but the elements have shaped us, too, and sometimes they veer into the foreground.

Unthought Environments is informed by evolving discussions in various fields, including media studies, ecology, and philosophy. Against this backdrop, new and recent artworks offer a set of explorations with different focal points in the elemental sphere as it intersects with our more human-made domains. The artists’ videos, sculptures, photographs, installations, and digital images delve into the state of water in multiple countries; the mining operations that feed our computers; the effects of the sun; electromagnetic fields made visible; dust storms; and other phenomena brought to life.

Curated by Karsten Lund.

Bad at Sports Episode 619: Emily Eddy

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Today on Bad at Sports(center center center center), curator and media artist Emily Eddy joins Ryan, Diana and Jesse in the cave to discuss this weekend's Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, which she curated. We talk the talk about talking about moving images (which used to be movies and before that films and at some point in there videos), about recent trends in the field, about programming strategies, about the Nightingale's tenth anniversary (!!!) and what it is teens are or are into. It's probably radio and probably newspapers, but who knows. 

 
Scope the full Onion City schedule here: http://www.onioncity.org/2018-schedule/
Learn more about Emily here: http://emily-eddy.com/emilyeddy/
 
Emily Eddy is a film, video, and digital media artist and curator based in Chicago. She graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, where she received her Bachelors in Fine Arts. She has been curating film, video, and new media works at the Nightingale Cinema in Chicago since 2013, and  she has worked with the screening series and online video curation project Video! Video! Zine since 2016. Emily has curated and programmed screenings at many venues in Chicago, as well as in Los Angeles, Reykjavik, Iceland, and her hometown, Portland, Oregon.

Bad at Sports Episode 618: Frank Mauguri

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Rituals and Ceremonies abound as Brian and Jason sit with Frank Mauguri, Creative Director of Cabinet of Curiosity Events and the legendary Red Moon Theater. Frank unpacks his creative journey through the frames of spectacle, intimacy, and and a chilling brain diagnosis.

https://www.cocechicago.com/

 

Bad at Sports Episode 617: Jennifer Vanilla

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This week on Bad At Sports Center, Jesse and Dana wax on in anticipation of an otherworldly interview with Becca Kaufman, aka Jennifer Vanilla. A hybrid character given to live performance, music, and stand up, Vanilla joins us to discuss her current tour and what she has cooking when the Queen returns to Queens.

Bad at Sports Episode 616: Jennifer Bastian

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Hosts Brian Andrews and Dana Bassett welcome photographer Jennifer Bastian and the triumphant return of DJ Super Older Brother, Duncan Mackenzie. Bastian elucidates the art of unpacking trauma, human connection, and we put out even more opinions on the recently unveiled Smithsonian Obama portraits into the world. Oh, and, Dana got married. All on this episode of Bad at Sports Center. 

Jennifer Bastian

Bad at Sports Episode 615 W.I.T.C.H.es

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Contemporary Witches join us to smash the patriarchy. Jessica Caponigro, Chiara Galimberti, and Isyemille Lara introduce us to the "Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell" and give us one last chance to repent.

Bad at Sports Episode 614 Donna Neuwirth and Su Legatt

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This week We head back to Open Engagement and we talk to Donna Neuwirth and Su Legatt about "the Worm Farm Institute," Creative Placemaking, The practice of art in rural and urban environments, empathy, and community. 

https://www.sulegatt.com/

https://wormfarminstitute.org/about-the-wormfarm/about/

Worm Farm Institute

Bad at Sports Episode 613 Marcela E Torres

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Marcela Torres

This week in Bad @ Sports Center, sport gets a sporting chance, as guest Marcela Torres discusses her new work at ACRE's group exhibit, body | armor. Jesse and Ryan bob and weave through a lively conversation about MMA fighting, the spectacle of suffering, and the value of labor. Let's Get Ready to Mumble!
 
Torres' work can be viewed at http://marcelaetorres.com/

Bad at Sports Episode 612 Naghmeh Farzaneh

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This week Ryan and Brian sit down with Animator Naghmeh Farzaneh to chat about what it is like to animate for the ACLU and unpacking her immigration experience in the film Scent of Geranium. 

Bad at Sports Episode 611: Vincent Uribe and Lauren Leving

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Brian and Dana interview representatives, Vincent Uribe and Lauren Leving, from The Arts of Life on the occasion of the Circle Contemporary exhibition titled Community in Color, featuring artists from their studio and selections by curator, Leving. Our hosts learn about The Arts of Life studio program and the 60 artists they work with between their Chicago and Glenview locations. More info at http://artsoflife.org/.

Bad at Sports Episode 610: Karolina Gnatowski

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Things get witchy this week as Brian and Ryan weave a conversation on spell casting, rock n' roll, and badminton with fibers artist Karolina Gnatowski.

 

Fresh off a Skowheagan residency, Gnatowski is burning a four ended candle with looming exhibitions at DePaul University, Free Range, Terrain, and the here and now, "Changeling" at Julius Caesar. Our conversational arc ties together the topics of witchcraft, spells, poetry, badminton, classic rock, and stand-up comedy. Brian reveals his sporting past, Ryan finds just the right word, and KG admits she's never seen "Top Gun."

 

Bad at Sports 609: Public Matters

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Public Matter changing the world.

https://publicmattersgroup.com/

Public Matters connects people to their neighborhoods; cultivates shared ownership of place; builds capacity to shape communities.

 

Bad at Sports Episode 608: Alireza Khatami

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Alireza Khatami comes into the studio to talk his first feature film Oblivion Verses (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1e6OaNQ-2k) which premiered at the Venice Biennial where it took a golden lion for screenwriting. He chats with Brian and Dana on filming beyond plot, making a movie in a language you don't speak, and everything you need to know about cemeteries. 
 

Bad at Sports Episode 607: Illuminato, Hunter, and Padberg

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How should we teach art after Social Practice and the Post-Studio? Michelle Illuminato (Portland State,) Brett Hunter (Alfred,) and Carol Padberg (Hartford) help us work through the problem.

Recorded at Open Engagement 2017

 

Bad at Sports Episode 606: Jeffly Gabriela Molina

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Jeffly Gabriela Molina joins Dana and Ryan in the studio to discuss her paintings and upcoming group exhibition at LVL3. Jeffly introduces us to the intimacy of her image making and even graces us with an original short poem. Ryan terms up our volume with an ode to Structuralism and more in this episode of Bad at Sports Center!

Bad at Sports Episode 605: Brian Hieggelke

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This week on Bad at Sports Center - New City Publisher Brian Hieggelke! Talking movie making and the extensions of publishing!

Future forward thinking and with a little help from our friends at Today at Apple.

Bad at Sports Episode: 604 Matthew Girson

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Oak Park Brawl- Rauschenberg vs. Johns. Who would win in a fight? What if they were underwater? What if they were in the dark? What if they were on a white canvas with a white ground? Who know? Matthew Girson knows. We use a division between these two legendary painters to inform and interrogate the practice of Local Hero Matthew Girson! Woot! I think he was grateful when we left.

http://matthewgirson.com/

Matthew Hoffman "You are Beautiful" at

https://www.apple.com/today/store/northmichiganavenue/

 

Bad at Sports 603: Misael Soto

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Misael Soto joins Bad at Sports Center to discuss "Provisional Obstruction," a public sculptural work in collaboration with Ayesha Singh outside of ACRE Projects. We delve into Soto's history of creating monumentally mundane sculpture and their Chicago origin story. DJ Younger Brother puts us into context as we discuss performance, gentrification, and giant beach towels all in this weeks episode.

Bad at Sports Episode 602: David Hartt

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This week Duncan and Dana interview former Chicagoan David Hartt on the occasion of the opening of his latest commission, in the forest, on location at The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. David and Duncan talk Canada stuff, and Hartt walks our hosts through his investigation into architect Moshe Safdie’s unfinished 1968 Habitat project in Puerto Rico. The multi-part installation is on view at the Graham Foundation until January 6, 2018.

http://davidhartt.net/

http://www.corbettvsdempsey.com/artists/david-hartt/

http://www.grahamfoundation.org/

Bad at Sports Episode 601: Coming of Age at Sector 2337

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This week, Bad @ Sportscenter darling Caroline Picard, returns to dish on the upcoming exhibit 'Coming of Age,' at Sector 2337. Picard shares the mics with Aki Inomata, Essi Kausalainen, and Rebecca Beachy, three brilliant artists from the all-star exhibition line-up. The conversation includes, but is not limited to: hermit crab housing, hair shirts, the human embodiment of plants, horse skeletons, and taxidermy birds. You must listen to believe. 

 
 

Bad at Sports Episode 600: Lisa Lee

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Lisa Lee! Chicago social justice visionary, former Director of Jane Addam's Hull-House and current Director of the University of Illinois Chicago's School of Art and Art History! Hell yes. Recorded at the Oakland Museum at Open Engagement 2016.

Here is the UIC bio...

Lisa Yun Lee is the Director of the School of Art & Art History, a visiting curator at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and a member of the Art History, Museum and Exhibition Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Lisa is also the co-founder of The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council, an organization dedicated to creating spaces for dialogue and dissent and for reinvigorating civil society. She has published a book on Frankfurt School philosopher Theodor Adorno titled, Dialectics of the Body: Corporeality in the Philosophy of Theodor Adorno (Routledge, 2004), and researches and writes about museums and diversity, cultural and environmental sustainability, and spaces for fostering radically democratic practices. Lisa received her BA in Religion from Bryn Mawr College, and a PhD in German Studies from Duke University. She is the Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at UIC, and she serves on the national boards of the American Alliance of Museums, Imagining America: Artists & Scholars in Public Life, the Ms. Magazine Adviory Board, and the boards of Rebuild Foundation, the National Public Housing Museum, Young Chicago Authors, 3Arts, and the International Contemporary Ensemble.

Bad at Sports Episode 599: Aay Preston-Myint

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Aay Preston-Myint joins Brian and Dana this week to discuss the alternative publishing imprint, No Coast (http://no-coast.org/), and their newest endeavor, the Chicago Art Book Fair (http://cabf.no-coast.org/), coming for the first time to the Chicago Athletic Association November 16-19th. Preston-Myint schools us on some Chicago apartment gallery history and we discuss dinosaurs, the end. Tune in next week for more shenanigans as Chicago’s art “season” officially revs up! 

Bad at Sports Episode 598: The Floating Museum

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A Monumental episode featuring the full Co-Directing cast of The Floating Museum, Faheem Majeed, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, Andrew Schachman, and Avery R. Young.  We parley over a loving critique of the traditional museum model, setting our sites on the whole city of Chicago for the foundation of a new museum.

 

Docked in it’s penultimate port, the Floating Museum’ barge can currently be found at Chicago’s Riverwalk in analog space, and at www.floatingmuseum.org on the high seas of the interweb.

 

Shout outs to Megan Sauve, Development Director and Kate Schlachter, Project Manager of The Floating Museum.

Bad at Sports Episode 597: Marc LeBlanc Returns!

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A former contributor returns as guest. Marc LeBlanc is back and Chicago could not be more excited. We check in about his adventures in Berlin with Kavi Gupta Gallery and LA with the LA Contemporary, and now what the future M LeBlanc Gallery will be.

We also learn a word with Ryan Peter Miller and discuss the MCA kickstarting Michael Rakowitz's Enemy Kitchen as part of his mid career retrospective.

 

Bad at Sports Episode 596: Mauser and Albright

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This is a great week at Bad @ Sports Center if you were born under the sign Cancer. Painter Nicole Mauser and Artist/Graphic Designer Tobey Albright scuttle through the studio to discuss their upcoming curatorial endeavor, Privates, at Carthage College.

 

http://www.nicolemauser.com/

http://tobeyalbright.com

 

If today is your birthday, treat yourself to a delicious podcast. 

 

 

  1. Kinematic

Nicole Mauser

Acrylic and oil on canvas

30in x 28in x 1in

2011

Photo credit: Tom Van Eynde

 

  1. It’s a Wonderful Life, Tobey

Tobey Albright

German graphite on paper

42 3/4 x 33”

2012

 

Bad at Sports Episode 595: Coco Picard

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This week Bad at sports center was joined by Caroline (Coco) Picard to talk through her most recent graphic novel, "The Chronicles of Fortune." 

http://www.cocopicard.com/

We also catch up about the goings on at Sector 2337 and the Green Lantern Press.

Oh and there is always the specter of the anthropocene.

http://sector2337.com/

http://sector2337.com/green-lantern-press/about-the-green-lantern-press/

Bad at Sports Episode: 594 Candida Alvarez

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In this episode we track the musings and mellifluous tones of Candida Alvarez. Her retrospective is at the Chicago Cultural Center, her work has been included in the Kemper Survey of contemporary abstraction, and her work with COMME des GARÇONS is just about to drop!

 

We trace the ins and outs of domesticity, abstraction, hallucinatory practices, poetics, Bruce Rauner’s policies towards art and education, and the current Michael Bonesteel controversy at SAIC.

Bad at Sports Episode 593: Third Object

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This shiny new episode of Bad @ Sports Center spotlights curator Raven Munsell. We chat about her latest curatorial project with 3rd Object, titled Sneaker Boy Dreams, from artist Ashley Teamer. Munsell also sheds some light on the ACRE inspired exhibit at Heaven Gallery, Summer Sessions, before we dive deep into all that is ACRE. And finally, the light at the end of this illuminating tunnel, is a discussion of the dearly departed, bumper sticker bonanza, Trunk Show. All this and not a single bad word.

 
 

Bad at Sports 592: P.O.W.E.R Project and the Comfort Station

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Triple Exclamation Points. B@SC presents the top of the call sheet for the P.O.W.E.R. Project. In addition to being the acronym to end all acronyms - Preparation, Organization, Wonderment, Empowerment, Resistance – this project is the brilliant baby of the Comfort Station and the Art Leaders of Color Network (ACLN). Jordan Martins discusses the origin story of the Comfort Station, Felicia Holman spills about her Honey Pot Performance, and Nina Yeboah tells the tale of her project, Africa Reads Chicago.

 

http://www.comfortstationlogansquare.org/

https://www.facebook.com/artleadersofcolornetwork/
https://www.honeypotperformance.com/

http://chi-readingafrica.tumblr.com/about

 

We steeped some T, discussing the spectacle that is MCA’s Murakami exhibition.

We got to take our Duncan MacKenzie surrogate, Jesse Malmed, for a test drive.

And above all, we celebrated the life, death and birthday of the purple one himself, PRINCE. 

Bad at Sports Episode: 591 Erin Jane Nelson

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ERIN JANE NELSON!!!

 

The Psycopomp-er herself checks in do discuss Animal cognition, human speciesism, Aron Gent, threats to an Open Society, Fivver, Quilts, Jacquard fabric printing technology, operating as an artist and as an institution!

http://sexmagazine.us/sexlife/erin-jane-nelson-at-hester/

http://psychopompopolis.net/

http://documentspace.com/exhibitions/erin-jane-nelson/

And the T...

Sam Durant and the Walker vs. everyone else

http://www.startribune.com/read-artist-sam-durant-s-full-statement-on-scaffold-controversy/425141933/

Theaster Gates vs. the South Side Weekly

https://southsideweekly.com/cracks-in-theaster-gates-rebuild-foundation/

Prospect 4?

https://www.bestofneworleans.com/thelatest/archives/2017/05/23/prospect4-artists-announced-trevor-schoonmaker-previews-expo

Bad at Sports Episode 590: Naima Keith and Ian Weaver

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This week we check in with Naima Keith and Ian Weaver...

 

Naima Keith Deputy Director of Exhibits and Programs at the California African American Museum and Chicago Art rocker and roller Ian Weaver join the show to talk about the Artadia Granting program, (COOK COUNTY - YOUR ARTADIA APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON THE FIRST OF JUNE,) Museum Challenges, tindering artists, programing at CAAM, Pilsen and the Little Village, inventing histories for communities which have suffered erasure, the Black Knight Archive, and how facing the past helps us find the future.

The T is rich this week with a bizarre and public fight on Facebook between two prominent Chicago Art worlders, the South Side Weekly digs deep into Theaster Gate's Rebuild Foundation, and the Chicago Torture Justice Center Opens today!  

Bad at Sports Episode 589: Ionit Behar

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Ionit Behar!!!

 

This week we are joined by Spertus Curator and Independent force Ionit Beher.

 

We talk Spertus, Ben Shahn, Fieldwork Collaborative, the Chicago Parks District and Public Spaces, field houses and the “More Strange then True,” the tension of Public Trust, and The bathroom as the site of the new Avante Garde.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

Bad at Sports Episode 588: Deana Haggag

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This week Bad at Sports Center is joined by Deana Haggag! The newly appointed President and CEO of United States Artists!

From Deana Haggag's site...

Deana Haggag is the President & CEO of United States Artists, a national arts funding organization based in Chicago, IL. Before joining USA in February 2017, she was the Executive Director of The Contemporary, a nomadic and non-collecting art museum in Baltimore, MD, for four years. In addition to her leadership roles, Deana lectures extensively, consults on various art initiatives, contributes to cultural publications, and has taught at institutions such as Towson University and Johns Hopkins University. She is on the Advisory Board of Recess and Council of Common Field, and has served as a member of the Affiliates Board for the Museums and Society Program at Johns Hopkins University and StageOne/FANS council at the Baltimore School for the Arts. She received her MFA in Curatorial Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA from Rutgers University in Art History and Philosophy.

 

She is proudly a first-generation Egyptian-American Muslim woman of Afro-Arab descent.
She currently lives between Chicago and Baltimore.

 

Bad at Sports Episode 587: Paul Hopkin and Jason Dunda

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Paul Hopkin drops by to talk about surviving your art world, running a gallery and cultural enterprise, and what it is like to be late. Jason Dunda pinch hits while wait for Paul and talks about PAINTING. He also mentions support he has received from the Canada Council. We all take a moment to remember Vito Acconci and his seminal work: Seed Bed. 

All and all this is a banter filled tart. Enjoy.

Bad at Sports Episode 585: John Opera and Aron Gent

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This week we catch up with Chicago based photographer come painter John Opera and Document Author Aron Gent!

http://documentspace.com/

http://johnopera.com/

http://arongent.com/

 

Bad at Sports Episode 584: Edward Cabral

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Join the wonderfully wacky hosts of Bad at Sports Center as they welcome Edward Cabral, Executive Director and Chef of the Sanctuary Cafe at the University Church in Hyde Park to the show. This delicious episode covers covers Mexican Chocolate Cake with a twist, cookie challenges, professional pumpkin carving and how an art school grad broke into the artistic baking scene. Enough arts, jokes & "orts" to go around!

Bad at Sports Episode 583 Paul Catanese

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From Paul's Website...

 

Paul Catanese is a hybrid media artist whose diverse range of works include installation, printmaking, video, sculptural objects, handmade paper, artists books, code, net.art, and projections which have been exhibited internationally, notably at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, La Villette and the China Academy of Art; with screenings at the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Stuttgart Filmwinter, FILE, ANIMAC, ExUrban Screens, New Forms Festival, and ISEA2014 Dubai. He has received commissions from Rhizome.org and Turbulence.org, and was awarded a 2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship. Catanese is Associate Professor of Art & Art History and Director of the Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Program at Columbia College Chicago.

 

Bad at Sports Episode 581: NIC Kay

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NIC Kay! on Bad at Sports Center from WLPN 105.1 in Chicago. (B@SC #5 for those keeping track.)

 

https://www.nic-kay.com/

http://www.lumpenradio.com/

See you next week.

 

Bad at Sports Episode 580: Rebecca Keller

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Bad at Sports Center Episode 4 from the studios of WLPN Radio!

Rebecca Keller!

http://rebeccakeller.net/home.html

Rebecca Keller's numerous awards include two Fulbrights, an American Association of Museum International Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Illinois Arts Council. She has exhibited widely, including exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Hyde Park Art Center; the International Waldkunst Biennial; the Estonian National Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum; the International Museum of Surgical Science; the Tartu Art Museum; Elmhurst Art Museum and many others. In recent years her work has focused on history as a category and engine for art-making: her Excavating History projects use art and writing to expand and complicate the established narratives of historic sites. These "site-complicit' interventions have occurred nationally and internationally, in locations as diverse an anatomy theater in Estonia to the Jane Addams Hull House Museum in Chicago. Her book about this work:  Excavating History; When Artists Take on Historic Sites was published in 2012 by Stepsister Press. A second edition came out in 2015.

Keller was cofounder of YoYoMagazine.org, an online journal of art, writing and creativity. She also writes fiction, and was a finalist for the Chicago Literary Guild’s 2013 prose award, and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

We also tackle "Hegemony," Dana gives us a heads up on the "T," and mention 5 things you could have seen this week.

 

Bad at Sports Episode 579 Carris Adams

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Carris Adams! Rocking Bad at Sports Center episode 3!

Found bio (from http://www.messagesinthestreet.com/carris-adams/):

Carris Adams' (B. 1987, Dallas, TX., lives Chicago) creates large scale drawings and paintings to address the signs and signifiers within a landscape that suggests difference, otherness and value. Believing that within the landscape are signs (literal, symbolic and semiotic) pointing to race, gender, systemic inequalities and resilience- Adams’s peripatetic practice allows for these images, objects and language to become source material for the studio. Recent exhibition include Trapped in Acapulco, Logan Center Exhibitions, The University of Chicago (2015), Lands End, Logan Art Center Exhibitions (2015), and “Re”, South Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas TX (2014). Adams received her BFA from The University of Texas at Austin and her MFA from University of Chicago, Chicago IL.

Joined us thanks to Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago http://www.tigerstrikesasteroid.com/tagged/thisthatandthethird

578: Claire Ashley

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Claire Ashley! Painter Sculptor? Party human? We celebrate women on this the day of WOMEN striking!

Real show note when we have women who will help us.

http://www.claireashley.com/

 

Bad at Sports Episode 577: Kerry James Marshall WLPN B@SC Radio Edit

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Here in our second episode of the Bad at Sports Center show we make a fan favorate episode radio friendly...

Welcome back Kerry James Marshall!

Bad at Sports Episode 576: Guy Richards Smit

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This week: Our first live show from 105.5 WLPN-LP, an interview with Guy Richards Smit

Bad at Sports Episode 575: Daniel Tucker and Anthony Romero OYO

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Daniel Tucker and Anthony Romero join us live from the Chicago Cultural Center during the Latin X conference to discuss the exhibition, book, and event series "Organize Your Own" then we post a panel they organized that was presented by Chicago's MCA and Columbia College.

Discussion at the MCA Chicago, 
This discussion will start with a screening of an excerpt from the film American Revolution 2 (by the Film Group) followed by a discussion about artists who are organizing in culturally and ethnically specific networks, including Eric J. Garcia, Nicole Marroquin, and Maria Gaspar, moderated by Anthony Romero.

Originally conceived as a two-city exhibition, following the election the project is now beginning a year long national tour - details about how to get involved are here https://organizeyourown.wordpress.com/ and the catalog can be purchased here http://soberscove.com/book/organize-your-own/ 

 

 

 

Bad at Sports Episode 574: Suhasini Kerjriwal

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Suhashini Kejriwal, a Kolkata based artist, was a Jackman Goldwasser Resident at the Hyde Park Art Center this past summer. Duncan MacKenzie and Tanya Gill caught up with Kejriwal in her new studio.  They had a lively discussion about Kejriwal’s creations, urban centers and the importance of walking.  Suhashini Kejriwal, a Kolkata based artist, was a Jackman Goldwasser Resident at the Hyde Park Art Center this past summer. Duncan MacKenzie and Tanya Gill caught up with Kejriwal in her new studio.  They had a lively discussion about Kejriwal’s creations, urban centers and the importance of walking.  

 

Bad at Sports Episode: 573 Ben Eine

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Celebrated English/SF street artist Ben Eine.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Eine

Bad at Sports Episode: 572 Dawn Hancock Firebelly Design

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Dawn Hancock! Chicago Design thought leader and righteous warrior for a better world and better design!

Live from the late late afternoon show.

https://www.firebellydesign.com/work

https://www.firebellydesign.com/people

https://www.firebellydesign.com/endeavors

The Late, Late Afternoon Show will expose students to the best and the brightest across Chicago’s vivid cultural landscape. The class is taught through a talk show/interview format, allowing each week’s featured guest to share their life and work experiences in the arts. Students will race across the city to experience music venues, museums, theatres, performances, art exhibits, design shows and all the human-made beauty a world-class city’s culture provides.

 

 

 

Bad at Sports Episode 571: Frank Maugeri

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Red Moon Theater's and now the Chicago Children's Theater's (but I think I said Museum in the intro, sorry) FRANK MAUGERI!

http://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/redmoon-veteran-frank-maugeri-to-join-chicago-childrens-theater/

http://www.redmoon.org/

http://www.colum.edu/

The Late, Late Afternoon Show will expose students to the best and the brightest across Chicago’s vivid cultural landscape. The class is taught through a talk show/interview format, allowing each week’s featured guest to share their life and work experiences in the arts. Students will race across the city to experience music venues, museums, theatres, performances, art exhibits, design shows and all the human-made beauty a world-class city’s culture provides.

 

Bad at Sports Episode 570: Kelly Leonard

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KELLY LEONARD! The Second City! Comedy abound!

http://www.secondcity.com/people/other/kelly-leonard/

http://www.secondcity.com/

http://www.colum.edu/

The Late, Late Afternoon Show will expose students to the best and the brightest across Chicago’s vivid cultural landscape. The class is taught through a talk show/interview format, allowing each week’s featured guest to share their life and work experiences in the arts. Students will race across the city to experience music venues, museums, theatres, performances, art exhibits, design shows and all the human-made beauty a world-class city’s culture provides.

Bad at Sports Episode: 569 Jason Salavon

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JASON SALAVON! The University of Chicago's genius computational artist. World changer, visualizer like no other.

http://salavon.com/

http://www.colum.edu/

The Late, Late Afternoon Show will expose students to the best and the brightest across Chicago’s vivid cultural landscape. The class is taught through a talk show/interview format, allowing each week’s featured guest to share their life and work experiences in the arts. Students will race across the city to experience music venues, museums, theatres, performances, art exhibits, design shows and all the human-made beauty a world-class city’s culture provides.

Bad at Sports 568: Stan Shellaberger

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Chicago's walking and printing magic man, Stan Shellaberger!

http://westernexhibitions.com/shellabarger/index.htm

http://www.westernexhibitions.com/current/2015/6_MillerShellabarger/index.html

http://www.colum.edu/

The Late, Late Afternoon Show will expose students to the best and the brightest across Chicago’s vivid cultural landscape. The class is taught through a talk show/interview format, allowing each week’s featured guest to share their life and work experiences in the arts. Students will race across the city to experience music venues, museums, theatres, performances, art exhibits, design shows and all the human-made beauty a world-class city’s culture provides.

Bad at Sports Episode 567 Yesomi Umolu

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Yesomi Umolu! 

Exhibitions Curator at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago!

https://www.yesomiumolu.com/

https://arthistory.uchicago.edu/faculty/umolu

https://arts.uchicago.edu/reva-and-david-logan-center-arts

http://www.colum.edu/

The Late, Late Afternoon Show will expose students to the best and the brightest across Chicago's vivid cultural landscape. The class is taught through a talk show/interview format, allowing each week's featured guest to share their life and work experiences in the arts. Students will race across the city to experience music venues, museums, theatres, performances, art exhibits, design shows and all the human-made beauty a world-class city's culture provides.

Bad at Sports Episode 566: Jennifer Mills!

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This week we are treated to one of our most unusual interviews ever. Welcome Jennifer Mills to the stage! Or the karaoke booth?

Jennifer Mills well known in Chicago as both a avant garde comedian and value stomping contemporary artist now being introduced to audiences across NYC!

This week we are also sponsored by SAIC’s MFA in Printmedia! That same fine institution which produced Bad at Sports host Duncan MacKenzie! http://www.saic.edu/academics/departments/print/ Apply now, your MFA application is due January 7th. They are looking for a tenure track faculty member if you know anyone mostly famous and incredible awesome. Duncan is hoping they hire Ciara Philips. 

 

Bad at Sports Episode 565: Mark Tribe

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This week begins with Bad at Sports jumping back in to Open Engagement and the realm of socially engaged art!

 

MARK TRIBE

 

Hell yes. The Mark Tribe checks in about Rizome.org, the Port Huron Project, New Nature, and his Move to SVA!

 

This week we are also sponsored by SAIC’s MFA in Printmedia! http://www.saic.edu/academics/departments/print/ Apply now.

 

Bad at Sports Episode 564: Caroline Wells Chandler

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This week on Bad at Sports, NYC/BAS: Amanda Browder and Caroline Burghardt return to the airwaves with an interview with New York based artist Caroline Wells Chandler. Our interview was done a few months after his installation at Spring Break art fair 2016 / Field Projects in NYC. The quote below is from the statement for this exhibition. 

"Chandler pulls inspiration from the story of Hermaphroditus and his merging with the water nymph Salmacis. Melding this ancient Greek myth with contemporary references and creations, from transgender Santa Claus to beach bums and cowbois, the artist playfully immerses the audience in an exploration of transgender identity. Contemporary identities morph and fluctuate, pushed forward by radical practices of self-creation and influenced by biological impulses and desires. While the shaping and reshaping, identifying and unidentifying, copying and pasting may seem fanciful at first glance, the stakes for trans and lgbtq-identified people are deep and pressing. Chandler’s work acknowledges the deep stakes at hand, while embracing a joyful, celebratory aesthetic, combining playful colors and forms with a confident embrace of sexuality. " 

For all in Chicago in 2017 look out for his solo exhibition at Andrew Rafacz Gallery. 

Link to Field Projects and Caroline Wells Chandler's site : 

http://www.fieldprojectsgallery.com/springbreak2016/

 

Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Caroline Wells Chandler currently lives and works in New York. He completed his foundation studies at the Rhode Island School of Design and received his BFA cum laude from Southern Methodist University in 2007. He has shown at numerous institutions including: Zurcher Studio (NY), Anna Kustera (NY), Field Projects (NY), Vox Populi (PA), Sanctuary (PA), N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art (MI), Open Gallery (TN), The Bascom (NC), Arlington Arts Center (VA), and the Stieglitz Museum (‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands) among others. Chandler is a 2011 MFA recipient in painting at the Yale School of Art where he was awarded the Ralph Mayer Prize for proficiency in materials and techniques. He lives and works in New York. Queering the Lines will mark the third solo show within a year for the artist.

Amanda Browder

www.amandabrowder.com

 

ALSO: Go see Richard's show!

OPENS SUNDAY DECEMBER 4th! 3-6PM

Riverside Arts Center

32 East Quincy St

Riverside, IL  60302

www.riversideartscenter.com

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 1-5pm 

 

Good Machines

Artists: Taylor Hokanson in collaboration with J. Stephen Lee, Richard Holland, Niki Passath, Jesse Seay, and Philip von Zweck

Curated by: Natalie Jacobson

Opening reception: December 4th, 3-6, with artist talk from 5-6pm.

Family Day event: December 10th, 2-4

"This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and sponsorship from the Riverside Township.”

Here’s a brief blurb about the show:

How can we use technology to better connect to others and create new experiences for ourselves? This group exhibition explores this question through works that exploit machine and technology and use interactivity as a form of performance, while looking at the role that potentiality and destruction play within those experiences. Artists whose work often uses technology as a medium are invited to create machines that will generate a gesture, a kind of “drawing” in the form of a mark, sound, light, object, or movement. Due to direct or indirect public interaction with the machines, and within the confines of the gallery space, these drawings will change over time, and possibly be destroyed in the process. Come join in!

 

Here’s the page link on the RAC website, it has artist bios and such:

http://www.riversideartscenter.com/good-machines/

 

Bad at Sports Episode 563: Patricia Maloney and SoEX

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Our very own Patricia Maloney all grown up and now the Executive Director of Southern Exposure (SoEX).

 

This weeks Episode is brought to you by SAIC‘s low residency MFA program! For those of you already established in your world but would like to be further into your practice this is the program is for you.

 

We are terribly confused about the election. Here you can hear us joking about how crazy and upsetting it is that Trump could win and then he did. "EXTRA SAD FACE EMOJI" and a handful of distopian thoughts.

But you can rest assured that we are still here working for a better and more equitable world.

 

Bad at Sports Episode 562: Judith Brotman

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Judith Brotman and co host Meg Duguid. SAIC Low Res MFA as sponser...

I will make a real show note after this lecture at Nashville Public Radio with Seed Space.

This week we catch up with Judith Brotman during her major show at the Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery at Columbia College Chicago. The final show for that configuration of the gallery (which is rumored to have a rebirth coming in January.)

Judith also celebrated an opening of a two person exhibition at the Riverside Art Center a week or so ago with Fraser Taylor.

This week's sponsor is the School of the Art Institutes Low Res MFA program get your application in before December 1st for priority scholarships but they are accepting applications through January 10th.

http://www.saic.edu/academics/graduatedegrees/lowresmfa/

http://judithbrotman.com/home.html

http://megduguid.com/home.html

http://seedspace.org/

http://www.colum.edu/adgallery/

http://www.riversideartscenter.com/judith-brotman-and-fraser-taylor-missed-and-other-connections/

 

Bad at Sports Episode 561: Irene Hofmann and Ben Davis

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Is a magical and triumphant return. We were on a post-EXPO vacation and we don't mind admitting that we feel little sheepish about it.

This is an epic return to form. First we repatriate Brian Andrews as he returns to work in the mother ship and for DePaul University.

 Then we are joyously joined by our sponsor for the month, SAIC's low residency MFA program! For those of you already establishing your practices and looking to take the next step this program is for you.

 then Irene Hofmann rewrites the script at Site Santa Fe to buck the proliferation biennial trend and provide a fertile ground for those of us participating in the Pan American experience.

Then roughly 46 minutes in Ben Davis and Duncan start to solve arts journalism and end up solving art!!! They are two the best conversations we've had at EXPO and you'll enjoy them. Occupy this show!

Bad at Sports Episode 560 Erik L Peterson and Open House Contemporary

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An AirBNB Gallery? (what is up with that logo AirBNB?) The sculptor and super friend Erik L Peterson at Open House Contemporary with Matthew Kellen and Britt Skaathun 

 

Holy smokes Expo 2016 is opening? And Joel Peter Witkin is lecturing in Chicago? It is going to be the best!

 

Bad at Sports Episode 559 Sam Hertz

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Sound and Performance Artist Sam Hertz checks in on the Anthropocene and the Aerocene with Caroline Picard!

 

They carve away at our conceptions around Knowledge Production, Shamanism and Science, the Technosphere, Perception Structures, and various Epistemologies.

 

They also swing through the work of Thomas Sarocenno, the Rain Room, and Sianne Ngai all while utilizing the ambiguous device to create a stanch autopoetic. Dig mother f****r we be getting down at the House of World Cultures.

Bad at Sports Episode 558: Jenni Nurmenniemi

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Finnish Curator Jenni Nurmenniemi and Caroline Picard rock it out with a wide ranging conversation about specialized residencies, Animism,  copper, mining, systems of belief, magical thinking, ecological residencies, and the green Earth trilogy.

 Links, images, and a little more robust show notes will come tomorrow.

 

Bad at Sports Episode 557: Bolen, Scott, and Yang take on Sensing and the Anthropocene

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Jeremy Bolen, Emily Eliza Scott, and Andy Yang take on Sensing and the Anthropocene at the HKW in Berlin!

Real show note soon.

Bad at Sport Episode 556: Michael Rakowitz Part 2

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Michael Rakowitz is a Chicago based artist whos works have appeared in venues worldwide including dOCUMENTA (13), P.S.1, MoMA, MassMOCA, Castello di Rivoli, the 16th Biennale of Sydney, the 10th Istanbul Biennial, Sharjah Biennial 8, Tirana Biennale, National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt, and Transmediale 05. He has had solo exhibitions at Tate Modern in London, Lombard Freid Gallery in New York, Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea in Torino, and Kunstraum Innsbruck.

The works find their roots across history, architecture, and cultural exchange. They ask us to play remote witness to atrocity and triumph as we are made complicit in the challenges and trials of a globalized world.

Check out his current exhibitions at the Graham Foundation and Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

 

 

Bad at Sports Episode 555: Michael Rakowitz

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This week: The amazing stupendous Michael Rakowitz!!

Bad at Sports Episode 554: Ben Stone

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This week Dana Bassett and Duncan Mackenzie catch up with the artist Ben Stone. We are joined thanks to Artadia by special guest host (whose name Duncan has been mispronouncing for years and to his shame this continues here) Elysia Borowy-Reeder Executive Director of MOCAD ( Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit).  

We catch up with Ben during the intense run up to his solo show at Western exhibitions which is up now through September 16, 2016.  In a rich conversation we chat about things work, humor and contemporary art, violence, sports, and the magic of therapy.

Names Dropped:

Bad at Sports Episode 553: Allison Glenn

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This week's episode produced in conjunction with Chicago’s Lake FX Summit. We join Dana Bassett and Allison Glenn as they unpack the unusual public art exhibition “Messages in the Street.” The conversation ranges broadly from the context of public art, institutional and non-institutional modes of being, money and our collective frustration with it, a surprising suggestion that Wittgenstein is a father, and they delve deep into hash tagging, and Beyoncé versus Bell Hooks.

 

Check out Dana Bassett’s wrap up post here.

Bad at Sports Episode 552: MSB vs. Chris Dennis

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This week sees the return of the once thought lost Mark Staff Brandl!

Chris Dennis!

From his site:

Chris Dennis grew up in, England. He studied natural history illustration at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and this classical training is evident in his current therianthropic work.  After completing his BA (Hons) at the University of Wolverhampton he relocated to the United States, and in 2000 earned his MFA from the University of Art in San Francisco. In 2010 after a period in Berlin, Chris made Auckland his home. He has exhibited in New Zealand, Europe and across the United States.

He currently resides in Zürich, Switzerland.

  My paintings are perhaps best described as ‘Narrative expressionism’ or ‘internalized portraiture’. The stories behind these ‘Therianthropic’ pieces have been carefully obfuscated and invite the viewer to create their own narrative, bringing to mind facets or emotions that maybe more difficult to confront if not disguised behind a mask.

 

Bad at Sports Episode 551: Tim Kinsella

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Tim Kinsella!

Yes that Tim Kinsella. The visionary musician behind Joan of Arc, Owls, and Mid-Western indie rock world changers, Cap n' Jazz. He joined Duncan in his class "The Late Late Afternoon Show" to discuss all things indie rock, writing books, and now being a publisher at Featherproof Press.

Minds will be shredded.

While your listening to the show, why not head over to the Elastic Arts Space and check out Joan of Arcs many Artist/Musicians work and if you hit it on a Tuesday on or after the 21st you'll catch one of their many tied in bands...

From http://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/collections/tim-kinsella

from http://soloset.blogspot.com/2010/11/why-pitchfork-are-wrong-about-joan-of.html

Bad at Sports Episode 550: Zachary Dodson

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This week we check in with Zachary Dodson about all things Scandinavian, Featherproof Press, and BATS OF THE REPUBLIC.

From his website...

Zach Dodson is a book designer particularly interested in visual narrative. He has designed books for many independent presses, most notably featherproof books, which he founded in Chicago in 2005. Contact him about freelance book design projects by putting “@gmail.com” after his name. 

Texan Zachary Thomas is the author and illustrator of Bats of the Republic, an illuminated novel published by Doubleday in 2015. Zach Plague wrote and designed the hybrid image/text boring boring boring boring boring boring boring in 2008. Neither should be contacted, as they exist only speculatively.

Professor Zachary Dodson teaches courses on hybrid narrative and storytelling at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. He is available for guest lectures or workshops on book design, visual narrative or publishing.

Other names dropped... Tim Kinsella, Anna Kunz, Columbia College Chicago

Bad at Sports Episode 549: James Wines SITE Architect

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Low and behold, in conjunction with Rhona Hoffman and on the eve of the 2015 Chicago Architectural Biennial we had a once in a life time opportunity to sit down and speak with James Wines of SITE. An architect so radical his buildings have a power quite unlike most contemporary architects, they don't bend us with spectacle, physicality, or industry, they delight us with wit and whimsy. They open our eyes to a magic in the everyday or in the second glance you have to give to a building telling you the story of its demise.

Some days this is the best job.

Bad at Sports Episode 548: Amanda Williams

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This week Duncan, thanks to Columbia College Chicago and a class called the Late Late Afternoon Show, rocks the mic with Amanda Williams whose work blew our collective minds with the "Color(ed) Theory" series of public works on the south side of Chicago. She pulled in the lion's share of the press at the 2015 Chicago Architectural Biennial and seems to have been going nonstop since!

 

http://www.chicagoartdepartment.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/AmandaBody1.jpg

Bad at Sports Episode 547: Present Standard

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This week: Richard and Duncan talk to the curators and artists of Present Standard!

Guest curated by Edra Soto and Josue Pellot, Present Standard features 25 contemporary artists with Latino Chicago connections. Their works that play with the manifold meanings and forms suggested by the “standard” – as either a flag or a pennant, a measuring tactic or a guiding principle, or a potent symbol of national identity.

Bad at Sports Episode 546 Ebony G Patterson

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Ebony G Patterson is tearing apart our collective American contemporary art consciousness. She has recently closed a show at New York's Museum of Arts and Design and is rocking as exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem! We caught up with her at EXPO Chicago.

Richard and Duncan announce a new Bad at Sports initiative.  

Names Dropped:

Bling Funerals, Trinidad Carnival, Monique Meloche, Krista Thompson, Claire Tancons, ICI (Independent Curators International), Michael Brown, Jacquard Loom, Prospect, Carpal Tunnel, Jamaica Biennial, Chincy, Skin Bleaching, Metrosexual, Man Bun, Kanye West, Jay Z, Kehendi Wiley, man liner, Cindy Sherman, the New York Times, Stan Douglas, Frank Stella, Jeffrey Gibson, Paul Anthony Smith, Dan Gunn, Sabina Ott

 

Bad at Sports Episode 545-Deborah Stratman

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This week: NO NOT THE GUITAR COLLECTOR! Instead this week Duncan and Jesse talk to Deborah Stratman the artist and filmmaker.

 

 

Bad at Sports Episode 544: Spring Break!

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This week: Bad at Sports goes to SPRING BREAK Art Fair in the burned out section of the Post Office building on the Westside of Manhattan. Sadly we did not get loopy with jello shots and beach balls, but instead nerded out with some killer art conversations with some fantastic work! Joining Amanda this week is her co-host artist Caroline Burghardt, a Brooklyn based artists who looks at the relationship between humans and nature. Check out her site at www.carolineburghardt.com

 

At the fair we first chatted with artist David B. Smith about his installation of fabric based sculptures. Then headed over to the curated exhibition "Doppelnamer" that is curated by and Elisabeth Smolarz,  Lauren Silberman and Jamie Diamond. We chatted with Elisabeth and Lauren about the artists in the show, and their doppelnamers. The artists featured in the room were: Daniel Bejar, Vince Contarino, Andrew Ross, Jonathan Allen, Brent Birnbaum, Jamie Diamond, Lauren Silberman and Elisabeth Smolarz... and all of their doppelnamers. 

 

photo: 

Top: David B. Smith installation at Spring Break

Bottom: Brent Birnbaum and his Doppelnamer + Elisabeth Smolarz and Lauren Silberman chatting with Caroline Burghardt and Amanda Browder in the Doppelnamer booth at Spring Break.

 

 

Part I:

David B. Smith : artist

http://www.thedavidsmith.com/

 

Part II: 

Elisabeth Smolarz and Lauren Silberman and Jamie Diamond curators and artists part of the booth "Dopplenamer"

Artists in the show: Daniel Bejar, Vince Contarino, Andrew Ross, Jonathan Allen, Brent Birnbaum and all of their doppelnamers. 

 

 

Bad at Sports Episodes 543: SETI

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Brian and Patricia play Mulder and Scully this week as they sit down with the masterminds behind the SETI Institute artists-in-residence program. For those B@S faithful listeners unfamiliar with the Institute (An oxymoron, if there ever was one ) SETI stands for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Yes, friends, we're talking space aliens.
 
As part of the Institute's goal "to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe, and to apply the knowledge gained to inspire and guide present and future generations," they now host a residency program for artists based out of their Mountain View, CA headquarters. Artists work with scientists across a range of disciplines at any of the associated facilities to facilitate an exchange of ideas an create new modes of comprehension or expression. No, they didn't tell us how you can apply. 
 
We hear from SETI AIR director Charles Lindsey, who was the inaugural AIR, and Advisory Committee chair Denise Markonish, who is curator at MASSMoCA, as well as current AIRs Dario Robleto and Martin Wilner. Listen as they receive takeout delivery from ET. 
 
 

Charles Lindsay

Charles is a multi-disciplinary artist interested in technology, eco-systems, semiotics and esoteric forms of humor. He was the SETI Institute’s first Artist in Residence 2010 - 2015 and is now leading the SETI AIR program. Lindsay is a Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of a 2015 Rauschenberg Residency. More about Charles Lindsay’s work here.

Denise Markonish

Denise Markonish, Chair of the SETI AIR Advisory Committee, has been the curator at MASS MoCA since 2007 where her exhibitions include: Oh, Canada the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art; Sanford Biggers: The Cartographer’s Conundrum, Michael Oatman: all utopias fell; Stephen Vitiello: All Those Vanished Engines, Nari Ward: Sub Mirage Lignum Petah Coyne: Everything That RisesMust Converge; Inigo Manglano-Ovalle:Gravity is a force to be reckoned with; These Days:Elegies for Modern Times and Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape. More about Denise Markonish's work here.

Dario Robleto (2016)

Dario is a transdisciplinary artist and storyteller whose research-driven practice results in intricate narratives and handcrafted objects that reflect his exploration of music, popular culture, science, war, and American history. He was recently appointed as the 2016 Texas State Artist Laureate. More about Dario Robleto's work here.

Martin Wilner (2015)

Martin is a visual artist and a psychiatrist interested in the processing of time-based dyadic relational correspondence, informed by principles of applied psychoanalytic theory, as a basis of his daily drawing practice. He is represented by Sperone Westwater in New York City and Hales Gallery in London and his work is in numerous public and private collections. He is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. More about Martin Wilner's work here.

Bad at Sports Episode 542: Avi Gitler

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This week: Tom Sanford is back! Tom and Duncan talk to Avi Gitler about his gallery Gitler & _______ and his amazing stories of world travel and the terror of facing the NYT art critic!

 

 

Bad at Sports Episode 541: Peter Wachtler

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This week Dana Bassett and Duncan MacKenzie catch up with Peter Wachtler at Chicago's Renaissance Society just after their 100th anniversary.

We "borrowed" this from Art Space which "borrowed" it from the Liverpool Biennial... probably it is updated on the Renassance Society website.

PETER WÄCHTLER

Hometown: Hanover, Germany

Lives and Works: Brussels, Belgium and Berlin, Germany

Education: Fine Art Studies, Bauhaus-University Weimar with Prof. Fritz Rahmann, 2004
Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury / England

Bad at Sports Episode 540: Vesna Jovanovic

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Pretty sure I pronounced Vesna's last name wrong... Opps.

But here it is the long awaited conversation and the return of a former host.

From the International Museum of Surgical Science...

Vesna Jovanovic is a Chicago-based visual artist who specializes in conceptualizations of the human body. Using spilled ink as groundwork, she creates drawings that often formally resemble medical illustration while concentrating on what is usually left out: how it feels and what it means to have a body as well as how the body is culturally perceived. With drawing as a bodily act and medical illustration as a visual trope, Jovanovic brings embodiment, biopolitics, phenomenology, and various other ideas and theories of the human body into her work.

http://imss.org/the-oval-portrait/

http://imss.org/rr2016/

http://atom-r.com/

 

Bad at Sports Episode 539: Catherine Wagner

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This week, we join Brian and Patricia as they chat with Bay Area artist, doyenne, and badass Catherine Wagner following a decadent champagne brunch in her studio to ring in the New Year. For over thirty years Catherine Wagner has been observing the built environment as a metaphor for how we construct our cultural identities. She’s examined institutions as various as art museums and science labs, the home and Disneyland. Ms. Wagner’s process involves the investigation of what art critic David Bonetti calls "the systems people create, our love of order, our ambition to shape the world, the value we place on knowledge, and the tokens we display to express ourselves." 

While Ms. Wagner has spent her life residing in California, she has also been an active international artist, working photographically, as well as site-specific public art, and lecturing extensively at museums and universities. She has received many major awards, including the Rome Prize (2013-2014), a Guggenheim Fellowship, NEA Fellowships, and the Ferguson Award. In 2001 Ms. Wagner was named one of Time Magazine’s Fine Arts Innovators of the Year. Her work is represented in major collections nationally and around the world, such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, SFMOMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, MOMA, MFA Houston. She has also published several monographs, including American ClassroomArt & Science: Investigating Matter, and Cross Sections.

Bad at Sports Episode 538: Barbara DeGenevieve

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This week: About a year and a half ago we mourned the passing of a true Chicago legend. Barbara DeGenevieve was an epic instructor, a committed boundary tester, and an enthusiastic gender warrior. Lisa Wainwright did a great job memorializing her on our site and this September Iceberg Projects mounted the first exhibition in honor of her legacy. Dr. Dan Berger, David Getsy, Doug Ischar, and our own Duncan MacKenzie gathered to discuss her exhibition, her story, and what made her the force she was. 

Yes. Four white men whose names all begin with D got together to discuss a great woman. Yes we know. Take your fingers away from your keyboards. 

Iceberg - http://icebergchicago.com/barbara-degenevieve-medusa%E2%80%99s-cave---iceberg-projects.html

 

David Getsy Just dropped a new book and announced another. Check it out...

http://www.amazon.com/Abstract-Bodies-Sixties-Sculpture-Expanded/dp/030019675X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1454291662&sr=8-2&keywords=David+Getsy

http://www.amazon.com/Queer-Whitechapel-Documents-Contemporary-Art/dp/0262528673/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454291662&sr=8-1&keywords=David+Getsy

 

Our initial Memorial...

 

 http://badatsports.com/2014/barbara-degenevieve-irrepressible-irresistible-irreplacable/

 

Bad at Sports Episode 537: Anne Elizabeth Moore

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Epic Chicago cultural legend Anne Elizabeth Moore joins Duncan's Columbia College class "the Late, Late Afternoon Show" for an invasive journey through her history. Abigail Satinsky joins Bad at Sports for a farewell Chicago as she confesses her move to Philadelphia.

Moore the warrior of comics, punk rock, anti-capitalism, journalism, and Cambodia's future, recounts her world.

Super fun.

http://anneelizabethmoore.com/

https://ladydrawers.wordpress.com/

http://ladydrawers.tumblr.com/

http://www.punkplanet.com/

 

 

Bad at Sports 536: Janet Cardiff

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Janet Cardiff’s Forty Part Motet is composed of forty speakers arranged in eight groups of five, configured as a large oval facing each other in the center of the room, and resting on stands so they are roughly just above eye level. The Motet, as Cardiff referred to it in our conversation, is a reworking of the English composer Thomas Tallis'sSpem in Alium (1570), which translates as “Hope in Any Other” and is sung in Latin by a choir of forty voices. The composition is arranged so that the choir, like the speakers, is divided into eight groups of five singers; each group consists of a soprano, tenor, alto, baritone, and bass. The groups alternate singing: first one, than another, sometimes alone, and at a few moments, all together, rising in a crescendo that breaks open the room to a place beyond the physical world. To hear the Motet in its entirety is profound. Spem in Alium is considered one of the greatest works of English music. The Forty Part Motet is equally a contemporary masterwork. It was a privilege, then, to sit down with Cardiff on November 12, 2015, to speak about her practice.  - Patricia Maloney

Janet Cardiff lives in British Columbia, where she works in collaboration with her partner George Bures Miller. The artist is internationally recognized for immersive multimedia works that create transcendent multisensory experiences and draw the viewer into often unsettling narratives. Cardiff and Miller’s work has been included in recent group exhibitions and biennales such as Soundscapes at the National Gallery, London, the 19th Biennale of Sydney in 2014, and dOCUMENTA (13). Representing Canada at the 2001 Venice Biennale, Cardiff and Miller received the Biennale’s Premio Prize and Benesse Prize. Recently, the artists debuted new site-specific commissions for Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, the Menil Collection, Houston, TX, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain. 

The Forty Part Motet is on view at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, in San Francisco, through January 18, 2016; it is co-presented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

 

Bad at Sports Episode 535: Noah Lyon

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This week: Amanda believes the children are the future, she thinks you should teach them well and let them lead the way. Amanda wants to show you all the beauty you possess inside.

Noah Lyon decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadow, if he fails if he succeeds, at least he'll live as he believes.

No matter what we take from you, fine listeners, you are in the art world, you abdicated your dignity second semester your freshman year, who are you kidding.

Holy shit those lyrics work really well here.

Bad at Sports Episode 534: Jitish Kallat

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This week, Mumbai-based artist Jitish Kallat returns to Bad at Sports, this time from San

Francisco, where he sits down with Patricia Maloney. Listeners may remember Kallat’s

first appearance on the podcast on the eve of the opening for his large-scale installation,

Public Notice 3 (2010-11), in the Fullerton Hall stairwell of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Kallat, one of the most prominent figures of contemporary Asian art, works across a

variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, and video. He

was the curator for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India in 2014. This year, Kallat has had

several solo exhibitions, including Jitish Kallat: Public Notice 2, at the Art Gallery of

New South Wales in Sydney. His Paris exhibition, The Infinite Episode, opened at the

Galerie Templon in September 2015. Kallat's large permanent public sculpture unveiled

in Austria in October 2015. 

His solo exhibitions include Epilogue (2013-14) at the San Jose Museum of Art; Circa at

the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia (2012); Fieldnotes: Tomorrow was

here Yesterday at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India (2011); Likewise at Arndt,

Berlin, Germany (2010); The Astronomy of the Subway at Haunch of Venison, London,

UK (2010); Aquasaurus at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Paddington,

Australia (2008) and Lonely Facts at the Kunsthalle Luckenwalde, Luckenwalde,

Germany (1998).

Kallat has participated in major exhibitions, including: India: Art Now at the Arken

Museum, Ishoj, Denmark (2012-13); Indian Highway IV at MAXXI, Rome, Italy (2012)

and at Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France (2011); The Empire Strikes

Back: Indian Art Today at Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2010); Chalo! India: A New Era

of Indian Art at Essl Museum – Contemporary Art, Klosterneuburg, Austria and at Mori

Art Museum, Tokyo (both 2009), as well as Indian Highway at the Serpentine Gallery,

London, UK (2008-09); Die Tropen. Ansichten von der Mitte der Weltkugel at Martin-

Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (2008); Urban Manners at Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy

(2007) and Century City at Tate Modern, London, UK (2001).

Bad at Sports Episode 533: Dread Scott

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This week we are totally ashamed of Chicago and are collectively horrified by the Tragic death of Laquan McDonald. #blacklivesmatter

We are joined by venerable Dread Scott to talk through the problems and possibilities that exist in contemporary America.

 

Bad at Sports Episode 532: Nancy Lupo and Laylah Ali!

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This week: Recorded live on stage September 18, 2015 at Expo Chicago as a part of the Dialogs series, we talk to Nancy Lupo and Laylah Ali!


You have to tell them...Soylent Green is people!!

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IKVj4l5GU4

 

Bad at Sports Episode 531: Ben Tanzer

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This week we are joined by the Emmy Award winning novelist, screen writer and Chicago based social worker, Ben Tanzer thanks go out to Columbia College Chicago's "Late Late Afternoon Show."

Ben's blog and Podcast This Will Change your Life has treated the literary world much like B@S has treated the Contemporary Art world. It is worth checking out.

Bad at Sports Episode 530: Nina Katchadourian

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Real show note to follow.

Bad at Sports Episode 529: Chances Dances with Latham Zearfoss

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This week we present an interview recorded live at EXPO Chicago with Latham Zearfoss one of the leaders of a decade long party called Chances Dances. You will have to tune in to almost, but not quite, the end where we actually break a little news.

You have time to catch their Gallery 400 show or hit them up on the internet at http://www.chancesdances.org/. Turns Out they know how to party, with everyone.

They continue to run two parties a month...

THIRD SATURDAYS at The Subterranean 
2011 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 
10pm-3am / $5 Cover

SECOND TUESDAYS at Danny’s 
1959 W. Dickens Ave., Chicago, IL 
10pm-2am / FREE

Bad at Sports Episode 528: Alfredo Cramerotti, Malerie Marder, and Cauleen Smith.

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This week we present literally exactly what happened when Duncan did this:

EXPO VIDEO | Alfredo Cramerotti In Conversation
Featuring Alfredo Cramerotti, Director | MOSTYN and 2015 EXPO VIDEO Curator Malerie Marder, Artist and Cauleen Smith, Artist. Moderated by Duncan MacKenzie, Bad at Sports

Internationally acclaimed curator in film, video and new media Alfredo Cramerotti will be in conversation with Bad at Sports discussing the 2015 EXPO VIDEO program. Based in the UK, Cramerotti's work explores the relationship between reality and representation across TV, radio, publishing, critical writing, photography and curatorial exhibitions. His research includes the theory and practice of “aesthetic journalism,” a concept he created to investigate the relationship between contemporary exhibitions and elements of interview, documentary and reportage.

Bad at Sports Episode 527: Hou Redux

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Bad at Sports finishes our 5 episode look back with a return to the cultural impact of Hou Hanru. He casts a shadow that has only grown longer in the 8 years since we originally aired this interview. We are excited to return to his thinking right after his appointment to the Guggenheim as Consulting Curator to The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative.

 

 

Bad at Sports Episode 526 AA Redux

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This week we look back at our interview with AA Bronson founding member of General Idea and Printed Matter.

Bad at Sports Episode 525: Polly Apfelbaum

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The return of the Amanda Browder Show!!!

She brings back her favorite memory from episodes past...

Polly Apfelbaum!!!

Bad at Sports Episode 524 - Luc Redux

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As we look back on ten years we pull a second episode back into the light... Luc Tuymans!

We also reflect a little on how next week is EXPO Chicago week.

Bad at Sports Episode 523: Check Sunday's Trib

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This week: As there is a lovely write-up on us in the paper, we pull our most popular episode out from the vault, blow the dust off, lovingly re-present our interview with the brilliant Kerry James Marshall for your enjoyment. If you are a first time listener please browse the archive there is some fun stuff. 

Love and Kisses,

 

RH

Bad at Sports Episode 522 Brian and Patricia Unbury Their Secrets

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Brian and Patricia celebrate Bad at Sports's West Coast Bureau's aniversary a couple of weeks early.

Patricia filled this as the show note...

If I could turn back time 
If I could find a way I'd take back those words that hurt you and you'd stay

I don't know why I did the things I did I don't know why I said the things I said 
Pride's like a knife it can cut deep inside 
Words are like weapons they wound sometimes.

I didn't really mean to hurt you I didn't wanna see you go I know I made you cry, but baby

[Chorus:]
If I could turn back time 
If I could find a way 
I'd take back those words that hurt you 
And you'd stay 
If I could reach the stars 
I'd give them all to you 
Then you'd love me, love me 
Like you used to do

If I could turn back time

My world was shattered I was torn apart 
Like someone took a knife and drove it deep in my heart 
You walked out that door I swore that I didn't care 
But I lost everything darling then and there

Too strong to tell you I was sorry 
Too proud to tell you I was wrong 
I know that I was blind, and ooh...

[Chorus]

Ooohh

If I could turn back time
If I could turn back time
If I could turn back time
ooh baby

I didn't really mean to hurt you
I didn't want to see you go
I know I made you cry
Ooohh

[Chorus #2]
If I could turn back time
If I could find a way
I'd take back those words that hurt you
If I could reach the stars
I'd give them all to you
Then you'd love me, love me 
Like you used to do

If I could turn back time (turn back time)
If I could find a way (find a way)
Then baby, maybe, maybe
You'd stay

[to fade]
Reach the stars

If I could reach the stars 

Bad at Sports Episode 521: Terrain!

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This week: Duncan will put a note here soon!

Bad at Sports Episode 520: 10 Years of Bad at Sports! The James Elkins art history farewell party

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This week: TEN YEARS MAN...TEN YEARS!! This week we bid a sad farewell to our good friend James Elkins who has told art history "It isn't you, it's me, but at this point in my life I feel like I can't be tied down to a genre, I need to be free to see other modes of writing." Yes, it is true Art, he sat down for our interview and said ""you don't have Elkins to kick around any more, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference."

Now wait. That was Nixon. Whatever. Anyways, James Elkins, super brilliant guy, most frequent guest in the history of Bad at Sports, returns again to tell us what comes next for him in his merry adventures.

 

Bad at Sports Episode 519: Katya Grokhovsky

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This week: The return of the The Amanda Browder Show! we talk with artist Katya Grokhovsky from her exhibition/residency at Soho20 in NYC. We talk about her work, performance as a medium, artist as curator and her discussion panels surrounding feminism, and the contemporary art world. 

 

www.katyagrokhovsky.net
http://katyagrokhovsky.tumblr.com/
http://feministurgent.tumblr.com/
http://soho20gallery.com/opportunities/artist-in-residence-studio-program/

Katya Grokhovsky is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, educator and organizer, whose work deals with issues of alienation, gender politics and migration. Grokhovsky holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011), a BFA from Victorian College of the Arts, Australia (2007) and is a recipient of numerous fellowships, residencies and awards including SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery Residency (2015), BRIC Media Arts Fellowship (2015), VOX Populi AUX Curatorial Fellowship in Performance, Philadelphia (2015), New York Studio Residency Program Visiting Artist (2015), Residency Unlimited (2014), Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, (2014), Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts (2013), NARS Residency (2013), Santa Fe Art Institute Residency (2012), Watermill Center Summer Residency (2011), Dame Joan Sutherland Fund Grant (2013), Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart Grant (2013), NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists (2012), Chashama space to create grant (2012). Her work has been exhibited in venues such as Lesley Heller Workspace (2015), Judith Charles Gallery (2015), Dixon Place (2015), Spring Break Art /Show (2015), EFA Project Space (2014), HERE Arts Center (2014), Art in Odd Places NYC (2014), SAW - Storefront Art Walk Bay Ridge (2014), Gateway Project (2014), A.I.R Gallery Projects, Governor's Island (2014), Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY College (2014), Panoply Performance Lab (2014), New York City Center Lobby Projects (2013), Galerie Protege NYC (2013/14), IDEAS City, New Museum (2013), Gallery Affero (2013), Movement Research Festival (2012), Chashama (2012), Ukrainian Institute of America (2012), Grace Exhibition Space (2012-14), The Franklin (2013), Antena gallery (2013), Defibrillator gallery (2011/13), Bus Projects (2012), Heaven gallery (2010), amongst many others.

 

 

Details for image:
Katya Grokhovsky, One Fine Day, 2014. photo Yan Gi Cheng

 

Bad at Sports Episode 518: Renny Pritikin

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This week, Brian and Patricia (and her stealth interns) talk shop and the sublime with Renny Pritikin, Chief Curator of the Contemporary Jewish Museum, in San Francisco. Currently on view at the CJM is Night Begins the Day: Rethinking Space, Time, and Beauty, which tackles fear and awe, time and frailty, and the limits of seeing in our age of technological innovation. The always frank and open Pritikin shares his thoughts on curating for an ethnic-specific cultural institution, curating theology into art exhibitions, East vs West Coast Jewish culture, and Amy Winehouse.
 
Renny has been a pivotal figure in the San Francisco Bay Area arts community for over three decades. He served as Co-Director of New Langton Arts in San Francisco from 1979 to 1992, Chief Curator at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts from 1992 to 2004, and Director of the Nelson Gallery and Fine Arts Collection at the University of California, Davis from 2004 until 2012.
 
 

Bad at Sports Episode 517: Archibald Motley, Tracie Hall, and Amy Mooney

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This week things get crazy. We check in from inside the Cultural Center with Tracie Hall and Amy Mooney. Together we look into the heart of the building, the city, and explore the legacy of Archibald Motley.

This weeks show is dedicated to Paul Woodrow. Our hearts go out to his family.

 

Motley's show is still up. Go check it out.

 

Archibald J. Motley Jr., Blues, 1929

1.     Archibald J. Motley Jr., Blues, 1929. Oil on canvas, 36 x 42 inches (91.4 x 106.7 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.

      

Archibald J. Motley Jr., Self-Portrait (Myself at Work) 

2.     Archibald J. Motley Jr., Self-Portrait (Myself at Work), 1933. Oil on canvas, 57.125 x 45.25 inches (145.1 x 114.9 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.

 

 

3.     Archibald J. Motley Jr., Gettin’ Religion, 1948. Oil on canvas, 31.875 x 39.25 inches (81 x 99.7 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

August 6th, 6:00-7:00 pm, Chicago Artists and Authors Respond to the Art of Archibald Motley: Cándida Alvarez

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Sidney Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North

For this series of informal gallery talks, Chicago artists and authors are invited to reflect on how this modern master influences their own work. Painter Cándida Alvarez will join art historian Amy Mooney in a conversation about the space, form, and meaning in the paintings of Motley as well as her own large, abstract canvases.Presented by Columbia College Chicago in collaboration with the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events as part of the ongoing city-wide cultural program, The Art of Archibald Motley: Connect, Collaborate, & Create. Learn more about the dynamic ways that our faculty, staff, students, and community at large has engaged the themes, innovations, and vision of this African American Chicago painter at colum.edu/motley

Sunday, August 16th 4:00-6:00 pm: Archibald Motley and the Matter of Film, Part III

Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theatre, 2nd Floor North   

In partnership with the Chicago Cultural Center and Columbia College Chicago, Black Cinema House is proud to present Archibald Motley and the Matter of Film, a three-part film series that complements the Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center and explores how the formal and thematic concerns of filmmakers from the 1920s-1940s; including uses of light and color; images of city life; and portraits of race, align with the formal and thematic endeavors of the painter Archibald Motley. Curated by Dr. Romi Crawford (School of the Art Institute and Co-Chair of the Chicago Film Archives), each event consists of a screening followed by a brief response by a local filmmaker, artist, or scholar. The first two installments of this series will take place at Black Cinema House, while the third and final screening will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center and also in collaboration with Chicago Film Archives.

Part III: The Matter of City Life will include:

·      Manhatta (Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler, 1921)   

An experimental film comprised of 65 shots, which evoke the progression of a day in New York City;  

·      Études sur Paris (André Sauvage, 1928). Considered a “city symphony” film of Paris in the 1920s. It offers a poetic and experimental portrait of the city;  

·      Bronzeville selections from the Don McIlvaine Collection (In collaboration with Chicago Film Archives). Short film clips shot by Chicago artist and muralist Don McIlvaine featuring scenes from the city of Chicago still under development.  

 

Originating at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist was curated by Dr. Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke. Grant support to the Chicago Department of Cultural Aff­airs and Special Events provided by the Nasher Museum of Art and the Terra Foundation for American Art; the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor; and the Henry Luce Foundation; and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. The exhibition is on display at the Chicago Cultural Center until August 31,2015. See more on our city-wide cultural programming at http://www.colum.edu/academics/fine-and-performing-arts/initiatives/archibald-motley.html

Bad at Sports Episode 515: Colin Guillemet

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This week Mark is back from Europe!

From Waterside Contemporary...

Colin Guillemet’s (b.1979) work highlights the difficulty of describing art, concepts and ideas. Where self-expression is concerned it seems words are not enough. Confronted with his work mixed senses of confusion and comprehension occurs, the viewer is convinced they understood something, but does not know exactly what. Guillemet has exhibited at the Helmhaus, Zurich, Lisson gallery, London and Hayward touring.

Bad at Sports Episode 515: Orit Gat

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This week we catch up with Orit Gat at Superscript2015. This was one of the most honest conversation we have had in years. I think the context of being surrounded by arts writers created the prefect context for frankness. 

Thanks go out to our sponser Coagula Curatorial and our friends at the Walker.

Orit Gat from her web site...

Orit Gat is a writer based in New York and London. She writes about contemporary art, publishing, internet culture, and different meeting points between these things. Her writing is published regularly onRhizome, where she is a contributing editor, and has appeared in friezeArtReviewThe White Review,Art AgendaFlash ArtThe Art NewspaperThe Brooklyn RailSpike Art QuarterlyReview 31BOMB MagazineLEAP, and Modern Painters.

I'm currently the managing editor of WdW Review. In my spare time, I read art magazines with some other people organize this class at the Public School New York (you can read about it here). 

Bad at Sports 514: Art+ Positive and Iceberg Projects

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This week we catch up with Aldo Hernandez and Dr. Dan Berger of Iceberg Projects to talk about Art +Positive, Act Up, and the legacy for the 80s and 90s.

From Iceberg Projects...

Iceberg Projects is pleased to present selections from the Art+ Positive archives, curated by Dr. Daniel Berger and John Neff. The first exhibition of the group’s archive, this show is the first step in an ongoing project of research and scholarship around the materials.

 

A June 1989 Vanity Fair profile of Mark Kostabi included this quotation from the celebrity artist:

 

These museum curators, that are for the most part homosexual, have controlled the art world in the eighties. Now they’re all dying of AIDS, and although I think it’s sad, I know it’s for the better. Because homosexual men are not actively participating in the perpetuation of human life.

 

That summer, Art+ Positive organized as an affinity group of ACT UP New York in protest of Kostabi’s remarks and other instances of “homophobia, AIDSphobia, and censorship in the arts.”

 

Art+ Positive members included Dennis Davidson, Bill Dobbs, Lola Flash, Catherine Gund, Aldo Hernandez, Leon (Tracy) Mostovoy, Robin Murphy, Ray Navarro, Hunter Reynolds, Jody Rhone, Julie Tolentino and David Wojnarowicz. Collaborating artists also represented in the archive include Donna Binder, David Bradshaw, Ana De Orbegoso, Martha Fleming & Lyne Lapointe, Diviana Ingravallo, Zoe Leonard, Anthony Viti and Michael Wakefield.

 

Iceberg’s exhibition will include artworks and a rotating display of documents, ephemera and protest signage from this collective of artists practicing at the intersection of the HIV / AIDS crisis and the Culture Wars of the Bush era. A workstation in the gallery will be used in cataloging and digitizing the archive during the run of the show.

 

Equipped, created by Ray Navarro with assistance from Zoe Leonard, will be among the works exhibited. An image-text triptych in artist-designed frames, Equipped slyly mobilizes references to queer sex, AIDS medicine, and censored public speech. It was included in the 1990 PS 122 exhibition An Army of Lovers: Combatting AIDS, Homophobia, and Censorship, which opened on the day of Navarro’s death. The elements of a large collage installation by David Wojnarowicz, also shown in the PS 122 exhibit before being dispersed into different collections, will be brought together for display at Iceberg for the first time in 25 years. 

Bad at Sports Episode 513: Janine Antoni

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Holy SHIT! Janine Antoni!

shamelessly lifted from Art 21...

Janine Antoni was born in Freeport, Bahamas, in 1964. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. Antoni’s work blurs the distinction between performance art and sculpture. Transforming everyday activities such as eating, bathing, and sleeping into ways of making art, Antoni’s primary tool for making sculpture has always been her own body. She has chiseled cubes of lard and chocolate with her teeth, washed away the faces of soap busts made in her own likeness, and used the brainwave signals recorded while she dreamed at night as a pattern for weaving a blanket the following morning. In the video, "Touch," Antoni appears to perform the impossible act of walking on the surface of water. She accomplished this magician’s trick, however, not through divine intervention, but only after months of training to balance on a tightrope that she then strung at the exact height of the horizon line. Balance is a key component in the related piece, "Moor," where the artist taught herself how to make a rope out of unusual and often personal materials donated by friends and relatives. By learning to twist the materials together so that they formed a rope that was neither too loose nor too tight, Antoni created an enduring life-line that united a disparate group of people into a unified whole. Antoni has had major exhibitions of her work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; S.I.T.E. Santa Fe; and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. The recipient of several prestigious awards, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship in 1998 and the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award in 1999, Janine Antoni currently resides in New York.

from Art 21

Bad at Sports Episode 512: Kochi-Muziris Biennale

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On December 12, 2014, the Second Kochi-Muziris Biennale, curated by artist Jitish Kallat, opened in Kerala, India. The second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale built upon the themes from the first Kochi-Muziris Biennale. So, before we dive into the second edition, let’s first revisit Indian’s inaugural international Biennale.

 

The first edition opened on December 12, 2012. It was a huge event and by all accounts, a success. In this podcast, Tanya Gill puts together a collection of artist interviews and viewer reactions from the first Biennale’s opening week in 2012, including celebrated artists Nalini Malani, Vivan Sundaram, Tallur L.N., Rohini Devasher, as well as Australian street artists Daniel Connell and Vextra, independent curator Amit Kumar Jain, and filmmaker Hatti Bowering.

 

Please stay tuned for the forthcoming second Kochi-Muziris Biennale podcast. This podcast, as well as photographs of the http://magnificentdewdrops.blogspot.com/2014/12/backbone-sculptural-installation-by.html and additional interviews, can be found at zacii.com. Additional information on the Kochi-Muziris Biennale can be found at http://kochimuzirisbiennale.org.

 

Tanya Gill is a visual artist who lives between Chicago, USA and Chandigarh, India.

 

A special thank you to everyone who took the time to talk in December 2012! It was amazing to witness this groundbreaking event.

Bad at Sports Episode 511: Manish Nai

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Tanya Gill interviews Mumbai artist Manish Nai at Kavi Gupta’s Elizabeth street space as he prepares for his June 6th opening. This is Manish Nai’s debut solo exhibition in the United States. He is using this opportunity to create wall murals and a compressed jute sculpture just for the space. The media used in Nai’s work are both humble and quintessentially Indian. He transforms everyday materials, such as newspapers or clothes, through labor-intensive processes. The result is a very personal translation of time. For more information on the exhibit visit www.kavigupta.com.

 

Manish Nai

Kavi Gupta

219 North Elizabeth Street

June 6, 2015 - August 1, 2015

 

Bad at Sports Episode 510: Super Script 2015 (superscript#15)

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This week Art Practical and Bad at Sports combined to produce audio that astounds! Listen as our hosts taken on wild ideas like “twitter” and “Christopher Knight’s paternalism." Laugh along with them as they celebrate and demonize their brothers and sisters at #superscript15.

 

Thanks again to the Walker and MNArtists.org for making our dreams a reality.

Critics roll out. We be unpacking this shit left and right! And hell yes, I'll check that privilage.

Bad at Sports Episode 509: Paul Krainak

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This week Christopher Sperandio and Duncan MacKenzie get down and dirty with Paul Krainak. They try and get to the bottom of wtf the Inland Visual Arts Center at Bradley University is and wrestle with the possibility that the Midwest has an art history all its own. Learning happens.

Bad at Sports Episode 508: Carl Baratta and Oli Watt

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This week: We talk to Carl Baratta and Oli Watt and we actually run this interview unlike when we did this last year.

Also:

 

Big news! ACRE is moving to a bigger and better location!

As you may
know, ACRE has been operating out of my storefront apartment since its inception in 2010. I started searching for a new home for ACRE last spring and found a building in Pilsen that is absolutely perfect for us. A former funeral home, large enough for us to expand into over time and featuring remarkable restored historic elements, the building is an ideal base of operations for our growing organization.

 

You are among the first to know, and I am reaching out to you for help making our ambitious vision a reality. ACRE has already received a generous donation to cover a portion of the building renovation cost. In addition, we are launching a Kickstarter Campaign to raise the remaining $20,000 needed to realize our plans for the new space. We are hopeful that our campaign, which was specially selected by Art Basel’s Crowdfunding jury, will garner both financial and community support for the project. We softly launched our fundraiser today and will begin promoting the campaign publicly on May 25th.

Due to your valuable and continued support of our organization, I am hoping that you may be able to make a contribution of at least $100 during the lead up to our public launch. If you are able, I ask that you please contribute between now and the 25th. Your contribution will make an even greater impact if made at this time, as it will help us to build momentum for the campaign’s launch and indicate to future donors that there is enthusiasm for the project.

Here’s a direct link to ACRE’s Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1569629484/help-build-acres-new-home-in-chicago

 

I sincerely hope you will consider helping ACRE take this crucial step in our development. I’ve always felt that ACRE has an uncanny knack for being able to accomplish a lot with very little. I can’t wait to show you what we are capable of with a new and improved home base.

 

Sincerely and With Great Excitement,
Emily

PS- If you are interested in making a significant contribution outside of the campaign please feel free to contact me.



Bad at Sports Episode 507: Edgar Arceneaux

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This week we chase down the beauty of drawing, the perils of the 501c3, the question of economy and the base matter of humor, all with the brilliant Edgar Arceneaux. Duncan Mackenzie is joined Amanda Browder, Amy Mooney, and Abigail Satinsky live from inside a tent at Open Engagement 2014. Why did it take so long to post? Because it did.

Bad at Sports Episode 506: Jim Duignan, Michael Rakowitz, and Abigail Satinsky

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This week we bring together artist who work with war, teaching, and infrastructure for a discussion about what the hell we think we are doing when we blend art and politics. We welcome Michael Rakowitz, Abigail Satinsky, and Jim Duignan! Thanks to EXPO Chicago for handing us the space and context for having the discussion live in 2014 and now brought to you via tape or more correctly, silicon.

 

Bad at Sports Episode 505: Pablo Helguera and Christian Viveros-Faune

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This week in conjunction with EXPO Chicago we welcome Pablo Helguera and Chistian Viveros-Faune! We chat Socially Engaged Art.

It is time for an app that helps us gallery goers and Threewalls has the answer, lets kickstart them!

Bad at Sports Episode 504: Tanya Zimbardo

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This week Brian and Patricia sit down with curator Tanya Zimbardo during her residency at Krowswork, a center for Video and Visionary Art, in Oakland. Tanya is a San Francisco-based curator. Her research and writing is primarily centered on conceptual art and experimental media in California in the 1970s and 1980s. She is co-curating the group survey Public WorksArtists' Interventions 1970s - Now at Mills College Art Museum this fall. As the Assistant Curator of Media Arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, she curated select film and video screenings and co-organized the past two SECA Art Award exhibitions and overview Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards, among other exhibitions. She has contributed essays to several SFMOMA publications, most recently West Coast Visions(2015, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul). As a guest contributor to Open Space (2012‒14), Zimbardo highlighted various site works, public interventions, and artist-run spaces in the Bay Area, including Receipt of Delivery, her weekly series featuring exhibition mailers.
 
The Krowswork Residencies feature a diverse range of visionary artists and artwork—from graffiti to poetry and from elaborate sci-fi video installations to Kabalistic painting. These Krowswork Residents present their own work, host conversations and events, and in some cases present the work of others. Each Resident is implicitly or explicitly in conversation with those who come before and after, as well as in dialogue with the total arc of the year.
 
 
Kistin Lucas  
 
Caption:
Kristin Lucas, Air on the Go, 2014, multi-channel video on different size monitors with sound, 4 min., courtesy the artist; © Kristin Lucas

Bad at Sports Episode 503: Mamie Tinkler and Winslow Smith

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In this episode we check in with NY artists Mamie Tinkler and Winslow Smith as they visit the Suburban and we find out what is happening with the same said Suburban from our soon to be departing Michelle Grabner. First we hear about Dr. Sketches Anti Art School’s Chicago branch.

Bad at Sports Episode 502: Mary Mattingly

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This week we present the artist Mary Mattingly. We talk survival after the coming Robot wars, a life at sea, and how artists can relate to institutions while feeling the weight of being a human. 

Thanks to Cannonball, Pulse Miami, and Art Practical.

 

This interview was recorded in Miami, December 2013. 

Bad at Sports Episode 501: R & R Studios

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This week we present the artists Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt of R & R Studios. We talk displacement, Miami's writing of it's art history, and how artist reclaim and present public space. 

Thanks to Cannonball, Pulse Miami, and Art Practical.

This interview was recorded in Miami, December 2013. 

 

 

Episode 500: Richard bids a fond farewell

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This week: So long and thanks for all the fish.

Bad at Sports Episode 499: Amanda Browder

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This week: The penultimate show of the Richard Holland era has arrived. There was only one person who could possibly have been the subject of this show and that, of course, is Richard's good friend, Bad at Sports co-host and all around awesome person Amanda Browder! They talk about Amanda's work, installation and site specific art and Duncan's creepy fixations.

Next week is episode 500! Duncan, Richard and Amanda gather at a non-ironic tiki bar. Rude jokes are told. It is a wacky mess. Don't miss it.

Check out Amanda's work at www.amandabrowder.com

Bad at Sports Episode 498: Doris Salcedo

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This week: A very brief interview with Doris Salcedo with special guests Sarah Guernsey, Executive Director of Publishing at the Art Institute of Chicago, and Hank Holland intern at Bad at Sports. Following the long intro and short interview we present courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Doris Salcedo's talk from February 22, 2015. Thanks MCA!

Only two more weeks of that Holland charm.

Bad at Sports Episode 497: Joe Zucker

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This week: Duncan talks to Joe Zucker. His show opens March 15th at the Parish Art Museum.

Bad at Sports Episode 496: Justin Cooper

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This week: This show has everything, the Amanda Browder Show, Justin Cooper, Richard finally records a new outro, and some of the most annoying music ever used on BAS!!

NYC/Browder talks to Brooklyn based artist Justin Cooper. Post a few deadpan jokes, and moments of spacing out...(edited of course)  we discuss his history of his work, and his installationSpreadsheet, and performance Mowers of Ten presented by the Art-In-Buildings program, and Monique Meloche Gallery. The project is in conjunction with The Armory Show that is going on next week. 

 

Employing a strategy of "endless introducing," Cooper plays both host and hosted, in an effort to eradicate the line between these two states. With the classic Charles and Ray Eames film, Powers of Ten, as inspiration, and Cooper's installation, Spreadsheet serving as a backdrop, the performance aggregates comedic bits, routines, acts, sound fragments, free floating signifiers, and chains of non sequitors systematized into miniature narratives, into a simulation of comedy. Like "Friends" minus the laugh track or AstroTurf as a surrogate for suburban lawn, Mowers of Ten, highlights the impossibility of reconciling the intellectual with the visceral. "I know this isn't funny...and yet." "I know this isn't grass...and yet."

http://moniquemeloche.com/artists/justin-cooper/

 

 

 

SHOUT OUT TO AMANDA: 

 

Art Fair weekend is next weekend in NYC! The Armory, VOLTA, Scope, etc. etc. 

 

BUT Time to go see the SPRING/BREAK Art Fair. Amanda Browder and a ton of very cool artists in NYC will be showing at this fair in the abandoned section of the Post Office on 33rd Street between 8th and 9th. It is a fair of guest curators who are bringing their collection of artists to each room in the massive office space. 

Look for her on the 4th floor with curators Jacob Rhodes of Field Projects and Jen Schwarting.  You can also find: Adam Parker Smith, ESP TV., Siebren Versteeg, Julia Oldham and Trish Tillman

 

Bad at Sports Episode 495: Ben Davis

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This week: Open Engagement 2014 Amanda, Duncan, and Abby talk to Ben Davis.

 

Bad at Sports Episode 493: Judy Blum Reddy

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This week: THE AMANDA BROWDER SHOW (TM)(R)(C)(WTF) Amanda talks to Judy Blum Reddy!


Also Duncan MacKenzie, co-host/founder/dependant of this very program has an art show opening this Thursday at Sector 2337! 2337 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL. Contract kllers and bounty hunters this is a rare chance to get them both in one fell swoop and there is the added bonus of seeing some Kickass Mackenzie/Kuras art! Be there or be squa..a docuhebag who is dead to us! 7-9 PM.

 

 

Bad at Sports Episode 492: Tucker Nichols

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This week: Brian and Patricia talk to Tucker Nichols

Bad at Sports Episode 491-A Blade of Grass

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This week: From Open Engagement 2014 we talk to Deborah Fisher Executive Director of A Blade of Grass.

Bad at Sports Episode 490: Philip Vanderhyden

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This week: We talk to Philip Vanderhyden about his work, particularly his recreation/revivial/refabrication/collaboration/whatever-you-want-to-call-it with the late, great Gretchen Bender and her 1988 work "People in Pain".

 

http://philipvanderhyden.com/

 

Also, Richard has an announcement. With his final words you'll find an ace that you can keep. 

Bad at Sports Episode 489: Chelsea Haines

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This week: Duncan, Abigail Satinsky and Columbia College Chicago's own Amy Mooney talk the author and curator Chelsea Haines. They -do not- talk about hot dog stands as art constructs, much to Richard's amazement.

 

 

Bad at Sports Episode 488: MFA roundtable at CAA

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This week: Duncan (and eventually Richard when that jerk shows up) talks to Sharon Louden and Blane De St. Croix about the MFA and the profession of artist.

 

Bad at Sports Episode 487: Rick Lowe

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This week: SF checks in with artist and genius Rick Lowe!

Bad at Sports Episode 486: Meg Duguid

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This week: It's a holly jolly episode, Duncan and Richard are joined by guest interviewer Anna Kunz and talk to artist/film maker/giant of thought Meg Duguid!!

Bad at Sports Episode 485: Jillian Mayer

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This week: Artist and videographer Jillian Mayer!

Born in 1984 in Miami, the artist and filmmaker Jillian Mayer lives in South Florida. Her work has been shown at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City (2014); Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL (2014); Locust Projects, Miami (2013); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); Bass Museum of Art, Miami (2012); and World Class Boxing, Miami (2012). Her video Scenic Jogging was one of the 25 selections for the Guggenheim’s YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video and was exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain; and Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2010). Her videos have also been shown at the Rotterdam Film Festival (2014); Sundance Film Festival (2012, 2013); SXSW, Austin, TX (2012, 2013); and New York Film Festival (2013).

A recipient of the Sundance Institute New Frontier Story Lab Fellowship (2013); the Zentrum Paul Klee Fellowship, Berne, Switzerland (2013); the Cintas Foundation Fellowship, New York (2012); and the NEA Southern Constellation Fellowship at Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC, Mayer was included in the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine (2012). She was recently featured on the cover of ART PAPERS. Mayer is represented by David Castillo Gallery, Miami.

Bad at Sports Episode 484: The Knight Foundation

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This week: Shame on us, we are still posting audio from Miami 2013! This week we talk to Tatiana Hernandez of the Knight Foundation.

Tatiana Hernandez joined Knight Foundation in 2011.

She leads the Knight Arts Challenge, Knight’s open contest for discovering the best arts ideas in Miami, Detroit, Philadelphia and St. Paul. Through her work, she manages a portfolio of over 350 grantees, totaling nearly $100 million in investments.

Hernandez serves on the boards of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures and Machine Project, an experimental artist space in Los Angeles. She was named a 2014 Marshall Memorial Fellow, a program of the German Marshall Fund.

Before coming to Knight Foundation, Hernandez worked on issues in public education, most recently as the development director at Green Dot Public Schools where she oversaw $15 million per year in funding and was responsible for over $2 million in new support. Prior to her work in education, she served as the deputy director of programs for Best Buddies International, a Miami-based nonprofit that builds one-to-one friendship opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.

Hernandez has written and spoken on the importance of new organizational models, equity in grantmaking and innovation in the arts.

Bad at Sports Episode 483: Pauline Oliveros

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This week: Brian and Patricia are joined by sound artist and Machine Project collaborator Chris Kallmyer to sit down with PAULINE OLIVEROS on the eve of her performance at the UC Berkeley Art Museum. Oliveros is a revered figure in contemporary American music. Her career spans fifty years of boundary dissolving music making. In the '50s she was part of a circle of iconoclastic composers, artists, poets gathered together in San Francisco. Recently awarded the John Cage award for 2012 from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, Oliveros is Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, and Darius Milhaud Artist-in-Residence at Mills College. Oliveros has been as interested in finding new sounds as in finding new uses for old ones --her primary instrument is the accordion, an unexpected visitor perhaps to musical cutting edge, but one which she approaches in much the same way that a Zen musician might approach the Japanese shakuhachi.  

 

Pauline Oliveros' life as a composer and performer is about opening her own and others' sensibilities to the universe and facets of sounds.  Since the 1960's she has influenced American music profoundly through her work with improvisation, meditation, electronic music, myth and ritual.  Pauline Oliveros is the founder of "Deep Listening,"  which comes from her childhood fascination with sounds and from her works in concert music with composition, improvisation and electro-acoustics.  Pauline Oliveros describes Deep Listening as a way of listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what you are doing.  Such intense listening includes the sounds of daily life, of nature, of one's own thoughts as well as musical sounds. Deep Listening is my life practice," she explains, simply.  Oliveros is founder of Deep Listening Institute, formerly Pauline Oliveros Foundation, now the Center For Deep Listening at Rensselaer.

Bad at Sports Episode 482: Dawn Kasper

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As we sit back and ponder the upcomig Miami Basel, we share Dawn Kasper one of our favorite friends we made at last year's Pulse Miami where we were supported by Cannonball. The conversation ranges from death to chilldren to strip clubs. Enjoy. 

Bad at Sports Episode 481: Dr. Robert Cozzolino and Sarah Trigg

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This week: Dr. Robert Cozzolino Senior Curator and Curator of Modern Art, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts talks the forthcoming UofC Press book on the History of art in Chicago and more! Next, Sarah Trigg talks about her book Studio Life: Rituals, Collections, Tools, and Observations on the Artistic Process.

In googling for pictures I stumbling across a website dedicated to obscure noise albums on which they have info on a record that turns out to be a bootleg album of music Bob and I did together in the mid 90s that some industrious Finnish lad was churning out copies of. You can download it.

They really did love us in Finland.

http://1000flights.blogspot.com/2014/09/institute-of-sonic-ponderance-seven.html

Bad at Sports Episode 480: Amy Toscani and Walkerpalooza!

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This week: What starts out as a converation with artist Amy Toscani evolves into a wandering conversation with lots of exciting folks from the Minneapolis art world!

Bad at Sports Epside 479: David Rathman and The studio visit w/David Linnewah

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This week: From the BAS road trip to the Walker, we talk to David Rathman. Also a brief chat on the studio visit with artist and podcaster David Linnewah of Studio Break.

Bad at Sports Episode 477: Rirkrit Tiravanija

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This week: We talk to artist Rirkrit Tiravanija

Bad at Sports Episode 476: Sylvie Fortin

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This week: Live from Miami (many months ago) Duncan, Patricia, and Brian talk to Syvlie Fortin.

From the press release when she joined:

The Biennale de Montréal is pleased to announce the appointment of Sylvie Fortin as Executive and Artistic Director of La Biennale de Montréal – BNL MTL, beginning Tuesday, September 3, 2013. 

Sylvie Fortin will be responsible for the vision, strategic development and positioning of La Biennale de Montréal and will oversee its future editions, beginning with BNL MTL 2014. Fortin brings proven leadership, rigorous artistic vision and a unique combination of management experience, international connections, and media and publishing expertise to the Biennale de Montréal. She will move to Montréal from Kingston, where she has been Curator of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University since last January. As Editor-in-Chief (2004–2007) and Executive Director/Editor (2007–2012) of ART PAPERS, she led the organization from a regional publication to a global thought leader. She was also Curator of the 5th Manif d’art in Quebec City (2010), Curator of Contemporary Art at the Ottawa Art Gallery (Ottawa, 1996–2001), Program Coordinator at LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE (Quebec City, 1991–1994) and a long-term collaborator with OBORO (Montreal, 1994–2001). Her critical essays and reviews have been published in numerous catalogues, anthologies and periodicals.

Last April, La Biennale de Montréal and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MACM) announced a strategic partnership to co-produce future editions of BNL MTL. This innovative alliance between the Biennale de Montréal and MACM, Canada’s foremost institution dedicated solely to contemporary art, signals a heightened level of civic commitment to BNL MTL. It also casts its future editions in a new light, providing a solid foundation for BNL MTL’s continued growth, increased relevance and far-reaching collaborations with arts organizations in Montréal and beyond. 

La Biennale de Montréal was founded in 1998. Its mission is to contribute to contemporary art discourse, to provide a platform for the exploration of innovative curatorial practices, to catalyze art production and to increase public awareness of contemporary art. It has thus far presented seven editions of its signature event, BNL MTL, which brings ambitious new projects by local, Canadian and international artists to Montréal residents and visitors.

Photo: P.Litherland.

Bad at Sports Episode 475: Sweet Home Alabama

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This week: Amanda Browder rocking like a hurricane! Amanda visits Alabama for her installation Magic Chromacity. Amanda talks to artists Lillis Taylor and Doug Barrett!

Here is info on some of the cool stuff AB is about these days:

Magic Chromacity -

Amanda Browder was commissioned by the Department of Art and Art History and The Alys Stephens Center at University of Alabama at Birmingham to create a large scale fabric installation on the two buildings. Lauren Garber Lake is the director of the Art and Art History Dept who helped bring Amanda.

She had numerous public sewing days and a ton of fabric was donated by the people of Birmingham to sew the over 10,000 square feet of fabric in the project.

Sewing Days - many people from the community and specifically the Bib & Tucker Sewing Co-op that is run by Lillis Taylor who is interviewed today on BAS.

Magic = Magic City (Birmingham nickname)
Chroma + City (color + city)

It was up on Aug 29th on the Abroms Engel Institute for the Visual Art building and The Alys Stephens Center. These buildings were across the street from each other.

Amanda has made a print for the project . It is made with the help of Doug Barrett, Associate prof of Graphic Design from UAB who is also interviewed.

http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/07/its_not_a_wrap_but_amanda_brow.html

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Montana Show!


http://missoulian.com/news/local/new-york-artist-s-fabric-rapunzel-flows-down-side-of/article_d3639c68-4b65-11e4-aeb6-8f2941090212.html

Montana Museum of Arts and Culture , called “End of the Infinite,” will run from Oct. 16 to Jan. 10, 2015
- amanda's mini-retrospective.

Show three building pieces, Rapunzel, Good Morning! and Future Phenomena. Plus an interior piece PRISM/LIVIN/ROOM that will be in the gallery til Jan.

Last week they showed Rapunzel in downtown Missoula on the Mercantile building during First Friday.

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Triumvirate!

at the Pelham Arts Center, Pelham NY

This will be an outdoor installation with fabric. The piece is a more energtic and vivacious piece compared to previous pieces. It works with the triangle forms and is also made from the donations at Pelham. This piece will be up Nov 14th.

More about Triumvirate!
November 14, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Triumvirate! is a multi-colored site-specific fabric installation that will hang on the facade of the Pelham Art Center, in Pelham NY. Using donated fabrics from Pelham and the surrounding areas, Triumvirate! will be a visual statement that buildings are not separate from the democratic life and spirit of the community.

The piece, referencing the three dimensional rectangular building, will be constructed from fabric donated by the residents of Pelham and assembled in public sewing day workshops. The immutable scale of the building is dramatized by the scale and independence of the triangles as well as the dimensional ambiguity of the fabric. The design creates a “shock of the new” with both color and form. As a collective we will rejoice in how something as small as a piece of discarded fabric can be rebuilt into an energetic architectural installation.

Bad at Sports Episode 474: Voltesque

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This week: From Volta, we talk to W.A.G.E., Joshua Dorfman, and Alexander Reben.

Bad at Sports Episode 473: Collector Roundup

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This week: We talk to collectors, they collect things, art things, yup, they collect them. We talk to the them...about collecting...art. They are art collectors.

Bad at Sports Episode 472: Sabina Ott

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This week: We're down with OTT (yeah you know us), Sabina Ott to be exact. Chris- Duncan will post a real note here later. Make sure you have it prior to putting it on the site. Thanks!

Bad at Sports Episode 471: di Rosa

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This week: Brian and Patricia head up to wine country to imbibe—if you will—one of the most unique public collections of art in California. Sited on over 200 extraordinary acres of vineyard, gardens, and natural landscape in the Carneros region of the Napa Valley, di Rosa originated as the shared vision of Rene and Veronica di Rosa, prolific collectors whose personal passion for art and adventuresome spirits fueled their support of art and artists. Their home and the famed vineyards around Winery Lake became the focal point not only for their life and a noted gathering place for artists, but the development of the art collection that is now housed in three buildings, both contemporary and historic, as well as on the surrounding landscape.

Considered the most significant holding of Bay Area art in the world, di Rosa houses approximately 2,000 works of art by more than 800 artists. Our friends at Art Practical are the lucky recipients of a year-long writing residency at di Rosa, and Patricia shares some of the insights she’s gleaned in her weekly forays. In this episode’s conversation, she and Brian meander through the residence and main gallery with Amy Owen, Curator, and Meagan Doud, Curatorial Assistant, reflecting on the collection, its history, and the bucolic landscape surrounding them. The serenity of the setting was only disrupted by the potential for lingering aftershocks following the 6.1 earthquake that hit the area early Sunday morning, August 24. di Rosa was the closest cultural center to the epicenter in downtown Napa, and while the buildings were unscathed, about 10% of the work on view (3% of the collection) sustained some damage. Generous efforts are underway to support the repair and restoration of the collection; you can learn more here about how you can help out!

Images:

1. di Rosa's Gatehouse Gallery overlooking Winery Lake. Photo: Erhard Pfeiffer.

2. di Rosa's Sculpture Meadow. Photo: Steven Rothfeld.

3. di Rosa's Courtyard. Photo: Steven Rothfeld.

Bad at Sports Episode 470: Adler Guerrier

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This week: Adler Guerrier recorded in Miami at Pulse.

Also, only 50 shows left people! We are auctioning off slots to the highest bidders. The MCA will be hosting our party for Episoder 520, admittedly we haven't actually asked them yet.

Adler Guerrier creates visual dialogue between a wunderkammer of materials and techniques. Guerrier improvises between form and function to nimbly subvert space and time in constructions of race, ethnicity, class, and culture. He calls upon the democratizing nature of collage and the authority of formal composition to designate to art history an axis of contemporary identity critique. Often chronicling the hybridity and juxtaposition in his immediate environs, Guerrier practices a contemporary flaneurie in an impending age of post-demography.

Adler Guerrier was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and lives and works in Miami, FL. Subsequent to studies at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida, Guerrier has exhibited at the Miami Art Museum, and The Whitney Biennial 2008. His works can be found in public collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY. His work has appeared in Art in America and The New York Times, among others.

Bad at Sports Episode 469-Jim DeRogatis

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This week: We talk to Sound Opinions host, author, rock critic, and darn nice guy Jim DeRogatis. Metallica is ridiculed. Pitchfork too.

Bad at Sports Episode 468: Eric Fleischauer

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This week: We start off over lunch with Chris Sperandio. Next Chris joins Duncan to interview Eric Fleischauer.

Bad at Sports Episode 467: Lauren Silberman and Kristen Schiele

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This week: We talk to artists Lauren Silberman and Kristen Schiele! Duncan chews loudly on mic! Amanda tells Duncan he looks like a naked mole rat with a sweater! Richard is not fun at parties! All this and more!

One of my favorite shows in a good long while, classic BAS.

Lauren Silberman lives and works in New York City.  She received her MFA from the International Center of Photography-Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies and her BA in Art History from Barnard College. She is currently a faculty member at the International Center of Photography.  Lauren recently completed a residency with Camera Club of New York in 2012 and was an artist-in-residence in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program during the 2008-2009 year and was a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She has performed at Location One, Deitch Projects and 3rd Ward, as well as the several underground events and venues that have provided inspiration for her work. She has been featured in PDN’s photo annual as emerging talent and exhibited in New York and abroad.  Some of Lauren’s clients include The New Yorker, Fortune Magazine, Brooklyn Industries and her work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine.

For inquiries regarding commissions or to purchase work, please email Lauren @ laurendarling dot com.

Lauren’s TUMBLR

Follow her on Instagram @misslaurendarling.

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Kristen Schiele creates work in painting and sculpture. The works are inspired by stage sets, cinema, folklore, allegory, kitsch, and story telling that is theatrical and playful.


Currently, the work involves paintings of secret hide outs and bold, brightly patterned shadow boxes. Games, books, posters and graffiti cover the walls of Midwestern abandoned or new build-out subdivision-style constructions; the idyllic location of a kid's summertime.

"OOOT MMMMM" collaborative silkscreen artist book with poet Abraham Smith, printed by Kayrock Screenprinting is available online:
http://www.kayrock.org/books/index.html

Upcoming:

September 7, "Spirit Girls" Lu Magnus Gallery, NYC

September 26, "Escape from New York" with Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Bad at Sports Episode 466: Casey Ruble and Roza El-Hassan

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This week: We talk to artists Casey Ruble and Roza El-Hassan!

Bad at Sports Episode 465: Nonsense with Jeff Stark

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This week: Duncan, Richard and Amanda talk Nonsense with Jeff Stark!

What is Nonsense NYC?
Nonsense NYC is a discriminating resource for independent art, weird events, strange happenings, unique parties, and senseless culture in New York City.

What does that mean?
We send out an email every Friday about unique events occurring the following week.

What kind of stuff?
Street events, loft parties, puppet shows, bike rallys, costume balls, interactive art shows, movies in unusual places, parades, outlaw dancing, guerilla theater, burlesque and variety shows, loser open mikes, cirkuses, and absurdist pranks. Nonsense covers the stuff that has no name, or a name that you feel really awkward and self-conscious saying out loud, like "underground."

Sounds great, how do I sign up?
Click here.

Um, I'd rather not give you my email address. Can I just read it online?
No. The only place you can read Nonsense NYC is your inbox. We like the intimacy of email, thank you, and this Web stuff is too much work. We promise not to sell your email address or give it away. We're not going to spam you with useless information either.

OK, I've signed up, and I want to know more about Nonsense. Will you print my event?
We'd love to hear about all of your events. The important thing to remember is that Nonsense NYC happens because of you. That means we rely on you to let us know what events you're organizing and what events you're attending. Please keep us up to date and don't assume that we'll find out about it from someone else. Our job is to gather, edit, organize, and filter; your job is to make interesting things happen and let us know about them. Remember to include all the important information, like the address and stuff, and a brief description. When you put it all together, send it to jstark@nonsensenyc.com. Please send a text-only email; flash graphics, links to online fliers, and facebook announcements make our life more difficult. You can find a guide to better email communication here.

Also, Nonsense does not list events that cost more than $25 at the door, without door code, RSVPs, or special arrangement. We make some exceptions for obvious extra expenses, like boat rentals. To those of you promoting events: We're sorry. We know it's hard. We know it's risky. We know it's expensive. But nonsense has always skewed toward cheaper events; our readers expect it.

But one time I sent you something about my band/my movie/my party/my opening and you didn't print it. What gives? How do you decide what events will be on Nonsense NYC?
To start with, almost all the stuff we list is independent. Also, we like rock bands and experimental musicians and arty films and galleries and museums and big street festivals, but we can find information about all of those things in other places. We generally will not list them.

We use something called the rule of three. That means that we will generally list your event if there are three different things going on: DJs, bands, dancers, costumes, fire performance, theater, film, art, projections, fashion, an unusual space, or several other intangibles. Your event doesn't have to include all of these in order to be listed, and it certainly doesn't need all this at once. If you're in doubt, send it to us anyway -- we're decent editors.

The list is huge sometimes. Where do you find all this stuff? Do you write all of it yourself?
We don't really write so much as edit announcements from other people. The bulk of each weekly list is culled from other lists and Web calendars. We monitor a couple dozen of them. You can find a partial listing on the Links page.

So, do you go to all of the events that you list on Nonsense?
Not even. We can't afford it. We go out a couple of times a week, and we generally write a small editorial note if we have an opinion to share. You can find those comments in each post. They're all marked like this: NOTE.

How can I tell the good events from the bad ones? Will I have fun at all the events?
No, you won't always have fun. And please don't assume that merely listing this stuff is some sort of implicit endorsement. A lot of these events are strictly amateur hour. We love amateur hour. But the problem with some amateurs is that they're just amateurs. It's hard to distinguish the good stuff from the bad. Some of it, no doubt, will make you wish you'd sat on the couch eating microwave nachos. If you want a safe bet, go to the movies.

That said, if you start going to a lot of the events listed here you'll start to recognize some of the names of performers, promoters, venues, and so forth.

Let us know if you have a great time at an event. Hell, let us know if you feel like you got scammed out of $5. Send us a sentence or two about the events you've attended -- especially if you went to something that is ongoing -- and we'll run them in the future. You don't have to be a professional writer or do anything fancy. Just tell us what you would tell your friends over a late breakfast. Your fellow subscribers will appreciate it.

Why does the new Nonsense come out so late? Can't you get it out earlier?
No, we can't. It takes a long time to put this thing together. We have real jobs, and real lives. Both prohibit us from compiling the list earlier in the week. We try to run events for the following Thursday so you can have a heads up, but a lot of the people who do the kind of events that we list don't always have their shit together.

We print stuff that's happening on the day we post because sometime the show will happen a few more times throughout the weekend. Sometimes there will be a contact listed and you can use it to reach people and make sure that you don't miss their events in the future. If you check your email before you go out you'll still have time to make a snap decision.

What's with the "we?"
We don't know. We got used to writing like this several years ago and we kind of like it. It has a lot of antecedents, including the unsigned Talk of the Town section in the old New Yorker. We'd like to think that it alludes to that sort of liveliness and sparkling wit. You may disagree. We will cherish our delusions.

Conceptually, we thought that Nonsense NYC would be sort of a group effort, with its subscribers kicking down a lot of the weekly copy. It didn't really turn out that way, but we still like to hold on to the thought that Nonsense is put together by its community. In a way, it is: It would be a mighty boring list if there were no events to compile, and the people who make these events happen are the kind of people who receive it.

So who exactly is "we," and why are you doing this?
Nonsense NYC is compiled by Jeff Stark. Alita Edgar graciously puts together the Wishlist section. Jennifer Liepin edits the Help section. Juliana Driever is responsible for the Learning section. J. Sinopli is the person behind Spectre Priority. Neille Ilel did all the Web stuff.

Why are you doing this?
We believe that there is more to life in New York than getting drunk at slick new bars. We were frustrated when we moved here and couldn't find a reliable source of alternatives, even though we knew that there were creative people making cool shit happen. Almost more annoying was the fact that certain groups we knew about weren't always aware of one another.

Our solution was to start a weekly list. We did this in September 2000. Our goals are to help make New York a more interesting place to live, to encourage others to do the same, and to have more fun than just about anyone else. We're particularly drawn to participatory culture, amateurism, and urban folk art. To us, that means that things are more rewarding when you invest yourself in them, and that you are responsible for entertaining yourself and your friends.

We admire the handmade, the recycled. And we're generally suspicious of commercial entertainment. That doesn't mean we reflexively hate television or going to the movies. It's just that we genuinely believe that everyone has something to contribute, and that life is much richer when people stop treating each other like walking wallets.

Wow, this all sounds so lofty. Are these your ideas?
Not even. We're stealing ideas from a half dozen places and using the bits that suit us. In particular, we are indebted to Fluxus games, the Cacophony Society, the Suicide Club, the Situationists, American punk rock in the 1980s, the Do-It-Yourself ethic of the early 1990s, the Madagascar Institute, Dark Passage, and the yearly Burning Man festival in Nevada.

We do think that we are witnessing a special synthesis of these ideas in New York right now -- this very minute -- and that in a few years we will recognize it as a golden age.

OK. So how do you make money off of this?
That's not really the point. However Nonsense now accepts donations. The newsletter remains free, but there are real costs that we absorb in its creation. We would love for you to donate money to help offset webhosting, software, and computer expenses. The labor remains free.

We aren't asking for much; a yearly subscription would be a tremendous help. Please consider $5 for the year if you use the list to figure out what to do on a Saturday night, or if you just like to keep track of what's going on in New York.

Go ahead and donate $20 if you promote events that we list on Nonsense. You know it's worth it. And we would be grateful for more money if you really like what we do.

To be clear, these are donations: You are not paying for a service, but rather confirming that what we do is valuable and agreeing that independent artists should support other independent artists. If you've ever paid for a ticket to see your friend's band you know exactly what we mean.

But I want to complain about something. Who can I yell at?
You're getting this ostensibly for free; you're not allowed to complain. If you have to yell at someone, try a taxi driver: They're used to it.

I'm not getting the list. What's up?
We don't know. First, you should check your spam folder. Several of the major email providers sometimes think Nonsense is spam; first Yahoo and Hotmail, and eventually AOL and even Gmail blocked some newsletters. We use Dada Mail and Tiger Tech and are always trying to fix this problem.

If you don't find Nonsense in your spam folder there are a couple of things that you can do. You can approve messages from us or put us in your address book or on your whitelist. You can sign up with another email account. And if that doesn't work you can use your password to access our archives online.

This should be pretty obvious, but please do not flag our messages as spam for any reason. If you want to unsubscribe, please take a minute and follow the link at the bottom of every list or send us an email. Finally, it helps our case if you send an email to your provider to complain that Nonsense is being marked as spam or held.

I forgot what I was going to say, but I'll probably remember my question later.
email us anytime.

Bad at Sports Episode 464: Martin Jon Garcia and Ultra Violet

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This week: Painter, filmmaker and producer Martin Jon Garcia get lightly abused by Dana and Richard and we talk about his show Our Cultural Center which can be viewed at www.ourculturalcenter.com (just saw MJG has had some health challenges of late and a heart felt BAS get well soon goes out to him!). Next Amanda Browder records the last interview with artist, Dali muse and Warhol Superstart Ultra Violet who left the mortal coil June 14th of 2014.

Nearly to the end of our 9th season, into the 10th. What interesting things await us for the 10th year of BAS?

Bad at Sports Episode 463: Maya Hayuk

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This week: From Volta 2014 we talk to painter and muralist Maya Hayuk.

Duncan's announcements:

http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/byor-bring-your-own-radio-and-tailgate

http://poorfarmexperiment.org/

Bad at Sports Episode 462:NSFW with Rebecca Goyette and Lou Reads

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This week: We might as well hang it up after this one, I mean where do we go from here?

Rebecca Goyette:

Rebecca Goyette studied undergraduate at RISD and received her MFA from SVA in New York. She has shown widely at venues in NYC and elsewhere, including solos at Airplane Gallery, NYC, (Lobsta Porn Theater), Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, (4-Eva.), the NY Studio Gallery, NYC, (Delicious.) and Galerie X, Istanbul, Turkey (Union/Bulusma.). She has completed residencies at the DNA Summer Residency, Provincetown, MA, the Offshore Project sponsored by Omada Filopappou, in Karamyli, Greece, and Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, NY. Goyette lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Lou Reads:

Lou Reads. What is it? Well, basically its a reason for me to practice reading. Why? Because I have a dream of doing voice overs for a living. I realize that in the future, like everything else, a computer will do that job. But for now I’ll continue to entertain myself and hopefully you by reading the madness of the world wide web.

You’re probably saying, “Why read from the internet, Lou? Why not read something that makes sense? You should read a book or like a play.”

Seriously, you should shut up. I find the internet to be an amazing and almost bottomless pit of inspiration. In particular I find the Something Awful forums to be super awesome. Why? Because it features a huge user base of somewhat like minded jerks who are extremely active. The community just keeps churning out the goodness on a semi-daily basis. Goodness in the form of overly personal stories of woe or achievement, hilarious collections of images and so much more.

So, I plan to read mainly from the Something Awful forums for the most part. If anyone knows of a more active and equally verbose site I would love to check it out. My problem has been that most other forums I’ve been to have way to high a noise to signal ratio. For every earnest and interesting post there are 10 shit replies, flames and trolls.

I will read other things. Don’t you worry! And if you want to suggest something then drop me a line.

Thanks for listening!

Your friend for as long as you listen to my podcast,

King Lou Fernandez

It's a whole new world.