Bad at Sports
Bad At Sports is a weekly podcast about contemporary art. Founded in 2005, badatsports.com focuses on presenting the practices of artists, curators, critics, dealers, various other arts professionals through an online audio format.

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/

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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/

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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.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_693_BFAMFAPhD_and_Pedagogy.mp3
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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.

 

 

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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.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_691_Goat_Island.mp3
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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
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33am EDT

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.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_689_BFAMFAPhD_Group_Agreement.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:27am EDT

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

 

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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

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_687_Michael_Rakowitz_and_the_Whitney.mp3
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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

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-and-being-group-agreements-tickets-54315175151?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.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_686_BFAMFAPhD_When_Projects_Depart.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49am EDT

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

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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

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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.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_682_Jenn_Dierdorf.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_683_BFAMFAPhD_Labour.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:35am EDT

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/

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_681_Brendan_Fernandes_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_680_Dimensions_Varible_and_SWAB_Fair.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

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

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:48am EDT

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.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_678_BFAMFAPhD_-_Artist_Run_Spaces.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:39pm EDT

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!

 

Visit our friends at Dick Blick...

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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

 

http://bfamfaphd.com/

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.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_676_Making_and_Being_with_BFAMFAPhD.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

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/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_674_Stairwells_in_Oakland.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:30am EDT

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/
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_674_Poncili_Creacion.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41pm EDT

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...

http://www.dickblick.com/stores/coupons/badatsports

 

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_673_Brian_Belott_and_Matthew_Thurber.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:26pm EDT

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.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_672_BFAMFAPhD.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40am EDT

 

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.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_671_Table_Projects.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:16pm EDT

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/) 
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_670_Chicago_Artist_Books_Fair.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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. 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_669_CABF_Scott_Roberts_and_Aggie_Toppins.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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.

Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_668_Suellen_Rocca.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_667_Brook_Hsu.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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

 

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_666_Marcel_Dzama.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_665_Fully_Booked.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT

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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_664_Susan_Giles_and_Jeff_Carter.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:58am EDT

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/

 

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_663_Nathaniel_Mary_Quinn.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT

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/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_662_Nathaniel_Stern.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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.

Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_Episode_661_Jon_Cates_Chicago_New_Media.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

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/

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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! 

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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! 

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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. 
Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_Episode_657_Balas__Wax.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_656_Brett_Cook.mp3
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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.

 

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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. 
 
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_654_Neeraja_D_and_Ahmed_Ozsever.mp3
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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.

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_653_Jacob_Saenz_.mp3
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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.)

 

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_652_David_Hockney.mp3
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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/
Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_Episode_651_Gonzalo_Reyes_Rodriguez.mp3
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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

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_650_Agsten_and_the_Main_Museum.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_649_Hiba_Ali.mp3
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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/

 

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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?!?

 
 
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_647_Jessica_Stockholder.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_646_Dan_Berger_Iceberg.mp3
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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. 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_645_Susanne_Doremus.mp3
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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/

 

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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/

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_643_Terrain_2017_Sabina_Ott.mp3
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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.
 
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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/

 

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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/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_640_We_the_News.mp3
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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/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_639_SOIL_ART_MEGA_SHOW.mp3
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Joan Giroux

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.wordpress.com

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_638_Joan_Giroux.mp3
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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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_637_Lindsey_French.mp3
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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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_636_Baggesen_and_Leenaars.mp3
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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/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_635_Mel_Chin.mp3
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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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_634_Jessie_McLaughin.mp3
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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/

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_633_Erika_Pettersen.mp3
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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/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_632_Chloe_Bass.mp3
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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/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_631_Keeley_Haftner.mp3
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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!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_630_Lucy_Lippard.mp3
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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/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_629_BfaMfaPhd.mp3
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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. 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_628_Lori_Waxman.mp3
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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). 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_627_Kimi_Hanauer.mp3
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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
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_626_Cameron_Granger.mp3
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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/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_625_Ann_Toebbe.mp3
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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/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_624_Gwendolyn_Zabicki.mp3
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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/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_623_Alex_Katz.mp3
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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/.

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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.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28am EDT

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.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38am EDT

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.
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_619_Emily_Eddy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:21pm EDT

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/

 

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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.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:44pm EDT

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

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42am EDT

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.

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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

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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/
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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. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

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/.

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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."

 

Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_Episode_610_Karolina_Gnatowski.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT

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.

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_609_Public_Matters.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

 
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. 
 
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_608_Alireza_Khatami.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:25pm EDT

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

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT

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!

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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.

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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/

 

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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.

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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/

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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. 

 
 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

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.

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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! 

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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.

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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.

 

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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

 

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