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.

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. 

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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. 
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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.

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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!

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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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