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.
Image of the the Comics show from the Chicago Cultural Center
 
…meanwhile, in the least mysterious city on the planet (apparently Chicago), Duncan and Ryan panel with the overmodest Artist/Cartoonist Chris Ware and Chicago’s cultural historian emeritus Tim Samuelson about the storied origins of the Chicago comic scene. In this harrowing episode our protagonists discuss a triumvirate of collaborative projects: the Chicago Cultural Center’s, “Chicago: Where Comics Came to Life 1880-1960”, the forthcoming exhibit at Wrightwood 659 “Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sulliv

an and Wright”, and an eponymous interminable exhibition of Samuelson’s personal historical ephemera curated by Ware at the Chicago Cultural Center.
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Artist Jessica Campbell will carpet figure from Taken FOr Granted

This week we are joined by the great cartoonist and brilliant artist Jessica Campbell. Campbell's cartoons and relief sculptures are on view at Chicago's MCA  as part of Comics in Chicago: 1960s to Now. She also has an upcoming exhibition at Western Exhibitions Gallery in Chicago and a graphic novel about to drop from Drawn & Quarterly, "Rave."

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_773_Jessica_Campbell.mp3
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Diana Guerrero-Maciá image from Carrie Secrist Gallery

This week Bad @ Sports Center is winnowed down to skeleton crew, with Ryan Peter Miller chewing the fat with the ever vital Diana Guerrero-Maciá. Fresh from receiving a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts, Guerrero-Maciá discusses her studio practice which includes slow-craft processes in painting, textiles, drawing, print, and sculptural objects. With new work recently completed for two exhibitions, High Touch, at John Michael Kohler Art Center and Light Falls Fast at Traywick Contemporary, this is a hearty conversation.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_772_Diana_Guerrero_Macia.mp3
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