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.

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

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

http://www.redmoon.org/

http://www.colum.edu/

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

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_571_Frank_Maugeri.mp3
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KELLY LEONARD! The Second City! Comedy abound!

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

http://www.secondcity.com/

http://www.colum.edu/

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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_570_Kelly_Leonard.mp3
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JASON SALAVON! The University of Chicago's genius computational artist. World changer, visualizer like no other.

http://salavon.com/

http://www.colum.edu/

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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_569_Jason_Salavon.mp3
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Chicago's walking and printing magic man, Stan Shellaberger!

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

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

http://www.colum.edu/

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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_568_Stan_Shellaberger.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT

Yesomi Umolu! 

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

https://www.yesomiumolu.com/

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

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

http://www.colum.edu/

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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_567_Yesomi_Umolu.mp3
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This week we are treated to one of our most unusual interviews ever. Welcome Jennifer Mills to the stage! Or the karaoke booth?

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

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

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_566_Jennifer_Mills.mp3
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This week begins with Bad at Sports jumping back in to Open Engagement and the realm of socially engaged art!

 

MARK TRIBE

 

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

 

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

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_564_Mark_Tribe.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 564: Caroline Wells Chandler

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Amanda Browder

www.amandabrowder.com

 

ALSO: Go see Richard's show!

OPENS SUNDAY DECEMBER 4th! 3-6PM

Riverside Arts Center

32 East Quincy St

Riverside, IL  60302

www.riversideartscenter.com

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 1-5pm 

 

Good Machines

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

Curated by: Natalie Jacobson

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

Family Day event: December 10th, 2-4

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

Here’s a brief blurb about the show:

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

 

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

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

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_564-Caroline_Wells_Chandler-2.mp3
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Our very own Patricia Maloney all grown up and now the Executive Director of Southern Exposure (SoEX).

 

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

 

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

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

 

Direct download: BadatSportsEpisode563soex_patriciaM.mp3
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Judith Brotman and co host Meg Duguid. SAIC Low Res MFA as sponser...

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

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

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

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

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

http://judithbrotman.com/home.html

http://megduguid.com/home.html

http://seedspace.org/

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

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

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_562_Judith_Brotman.mp3
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Is a magical and triumphant return. We were on a post-EXPO vacation and we don't mind admitting that we feel little sheepish about it.

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_561_Irene_Hofmann_and_Ben_Davis.mp3
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An AirBNB Gallery? (what is up with that logo AirBNB?) The sculptor and super friend Erik L Peterson at Open House Contemporary with Matthew Kellen and Britt Skaathun 

 

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

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_560_Erik_L_Peterson_And_Open_House_Contemporary_fixed.mp3
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Sound and Performance Artist Sam Hertz checks in on the Anthropocene and the Aerocene with Caroline Picard!

 

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

 

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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_559_Sam_Hertz.mp3
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Finnish Curator Jenni Nurmenniemi and Caroline Picard rock it out with a wide ranging conversation about specialized residencies, Animism,  copper, mining, systems of belief, magical thinking, ecological residencies, and the green Earth trilogy.

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

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_558_Jenni_Nurmenniemi.mp3
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Jeremy Bolen, Emily Eliza Scott, and Andy Yang take on Sensing and the Anthropocene at the HKW in Berlin!

Real show note soon.

Direct download: BadatSportsEpisode557BolenScottYang.mp3
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Michael Rakowitz is a Chicago based artist whos works have appeared in venues worldwide including dOCUMENTA (13), P.S.1, MoMA, MassMOCA, Castello di Rivoli, the 16th Biennale of Sydney, the 10th Istanbul Biennial, Sharjah Biennial 8, Tirana Biennale, National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt, and Transmediale 05. He has had solo exhibitions at Tate Modern in London, Lombard Freid Gallery in New York, Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea in Torino, and Kunstraum Innsbruck.

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

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

 

 

Direct download: BadatSportsEpisode556MichaelRakowitz2.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 555: Michael Rakowitz

This week: The amazing stupendous Michael Rakowitz!!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_555-Michael_Rakowitz.mp3
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This week Dana Bassett and Duncan Mackenzie catch up with the artist Ben Stone. We are joined thanks to Artadia by special guest host (whose name Duncan has been mispronouncing for years and to his shame this continues here) Elysia Borowy-Reeder Executive Director of MOCAD ( Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit).  

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

Names Dropped:

Direct download: BadAtSports554BenStone.mp3
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This week's episode produced in conjunction with Chicago’s Lake FX Summit. We join Dana Bassett and Allison Glenn as they unpack the unusual public art exhibition “Messages in the Street.” The conversation ranges broadly from the context of public art, institutional and non-institutional modes of being, money and our collective frustration with it, a surprising suggestion that Wittgenstein is a father, and they delve deep into hash tagging, and Beyoncé versus Bell Hooks.

 

Check out Dana Bassett’s wrap up post here.

Direct download: BadatSportsEpisode553AllisonGlenn.mp3
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This week sees the return of the once thought lost Mark Staff Brandl!

Chris Dennis!

From his site:

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

He currently resides in Zürich, Switzerland.

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

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_552_MSB_vs._Chris_Dennis.mp3
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Tim Kinsella!

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

Minds will be shredded.

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

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

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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_551_Tim_Kinsella.mp3
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This week we check in with Zachary Dodson about all things Scandinavian, Featherproof Press, and BATS OF THE REPUBLIC.

From his website...

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

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

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

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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_550_Zachary_Dodson.mp3
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Low and behold, in conjunction with Rhona Hoffman and on the eve of the 2015 Chicago Architectural Biennial we had a once in a life time opportunity to sit down and speak with James Wines of SITE. An architect so radical his buildings have a power quite unlike most contemporary architects, they don't bend us with spectacle, physicality, or industry, they delight us with wit and whimsy. They open our eyes to a magic in the everyday or in the second glance you have to give to a building telling you the story of its demise.

Some days this is the best job.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_549_James_Wines.mp3
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This week Duncan, thanks to Columbia College Chicago and a class called the Late Late Afternoon Show, rocks the mic with Amanda Williams whose work blew our collective minds with the "Color(ed) Theory" series of public works on the south side of Chicago. She pulled in the lion's share of the press at the 2015 Chicago Architectural Biennial and seems to have been going nonstop since!

 

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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_548_Amanda_Williams.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 547: Present Standard

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

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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_547-Present_Standard.mp3
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Ebony G Patterson is tearing apart our collective American contemporary art consciousness. She has recently closed a show at New York's Museum of Arts and Design and is rocking as exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem! We caught up with her at EXPO Chicago.

Richard and Duncan announce a new Bad at Sports initiative.  

Names Dropped:

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

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_546_Ebony_G_Patterson.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 545-Deborah Stratman

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

 

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_545-Deborah_Stratman.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 544: Spring Break!

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

 

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

 

photo: 

Top: David B. Smith installation at Spring Break

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

 

 

Part I:

David B. Smith : artist

http://www.thedavidsmith.com/

 

Part II: 

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

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

 

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_544-Spring_Break.mp3
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Brian and Patricia play Mulder and Scully this week as they sit down with the masterminds behind the SETI Institute artists-in-residence program. For those B@S faithful listeners unfamiliar with the Institute (An oxymoron, if there ever was one ) SETI stands for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Yes, friends, we're talking space aliens.
 
As part of the Institute's goal "to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe, and to apply the knowledge gained to inspire and guide present and future generations," they now host a residency program for artists based out of their Mountain View, CA headquarters. Artists work with scientists across a range of disciplines at any of the associated facilities to facilitate an exchange of ideas an create new modes of comprehension or expression. No, they didn't tell us how you can apply. 
 
We hear from SETI AIR director Charles Lindsey, who was the inaugural AIR, and Advisory Committee chair Denise Markonish, who is curator at MASSMoCA, as well as current AIRs Dario Robleto and Martin Wilner. Listen as they receive takeout delivery from ET. 
 
 

Charles Lindsay

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

Denise Markonish

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

Dario Robleto (2016)

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

Martin Wilner (2015)

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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sorts_543_SETI.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 542: Avi Gitler

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

 

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_542-Avi_Gitler.mp3
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This week Dana Bassett and Duncan MacKenzie catch up with Peter Wachtler at Chicago's Renaissance Society just after their 100th anniversary.

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

PETER WÄCHTLER

Hometown: Hanover, Germany

Lives and Works: Brussels, Belgium and Berlin, Germany

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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_541_Peter_Wachtler.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT

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

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

From the International Museum of Surgical Science...

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

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

http://imss.org/rr2016/

http://atom-r.com/

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_540_Vesna_Jovanovic.mp3
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This week, we join Brian and Patricia as they chat with Bay Area artist, doyenne, and badass Catherine Wagner following a decadent champagne brunch in her studio to ring in the New Year. For over thirty years Catherine Wagner has been observing the built environment as a metaphor for how we construct our cultural identities. She’s examined institutions as various as art museums and science labs, the home and Disneyland. Ms. Wagner’s process involves the investigation of what art critic David Bonetti calls "the systems people create, our love of order, our ambition to shape the world, the value we place on knowledge, and the tokens we display to express ourselves." 

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

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_539_Catherine_Wagner.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 538: Barbara DeGenevieve

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Our initial Memorial...

 

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

 

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

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

Super fun.

http://anneelizabethmoore.com/

https://ladydrawers.wordpress.com/

http://ladydrawers.tumblr.com/

http://www.punkplanet.com/

 

 

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

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

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

 

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