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.

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/

 

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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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