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

Artwork by Amanda Assaley

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

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Erin Hayden Painting

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

Erin Hayden


University Galleries at Illinois State University

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Holly Murkerson and Kaylee Wyant

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


A closing reception for “Come Roaming” took place on August 3rd from 5-8pm, more details can be found at

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Aaron Hughes War Victim image

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

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