Bad at Sports (podcasts)
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.

Guta Galli film still

This week Ryan & Brian chat with Samantha Reynolds, Nimah Gobir, Guta Galli and Katherine Vetne about Until it Shatters, an exhibition at Root Division in conjunction with the Feminist Art Coalition that opens this election day. The exhibition title is in reference to Hillary Clinton’s presidential concession speech “Now, I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but someday, someone will..." Since its original inception, the curatorial model of Until It Shatters has adapted and shifted to an artist-driven project based on the shared need for community. Artists in the exhibition include Greta Liz Anderson, Salome El, Guta Galli, Nimah Gobir, Kiana Honarmand, Kuo-Chen "Kacy" Jung, Rebecca Kaufman , dani lopez, Cathy L, Kija Luca, Chi Chai Mate, Joy Nojim, Dimitra Skandal, Indira Urrutia & Katherine Vetne.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_episode_754_Reynolds_Gobir_Galli_and_Vetne.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28am EDT

Knockdown Party

This episode recorded live in NYC at NADA NYC in 2017 with Michael Merck and Tyler Myers

from Knockdown Center and Cybele Maylone formerly of Urban Glass now of Aldrich Art Museum

https://knockdown.center/

https://urbanglass.org/


Richard Medina

The prodigy of Sabina Ott RETURNS!

This week Ryan & Brian chat with Richard Medina to talk about his first solo exhibition, Moby Dick, and what it's like to start a curatorial practice as an impassioned youth in Chicago's welcoming art scene.

http://www.richardmedina.com/info.html

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_751_Richard_Medina.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:08am EDT

Michael Anderson

This week we came back to sad news last week we lost a great friend of the show and a unique NYC based voice, Michael Anderson. To honor his passing we represent his interview from 2009. We miss you buddy!

https://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/pictures-from-pandemic-michael-anderson/4680

Original post:

Holla! NYC correspondents Amanda Browder and Tom Sanford hang out with artist Michael Anderson in his Harlem studio. Born in the Bronx in 1968, Mr. Anderson began his artistic career fusing painting and collage but has concentrated on collage since the early 1990s.

Since that time his materials have consisted solely of posters and billboards found on the streets of international cities and physically torn down by the artist. (text from Michael’s Blog).

To prep you when you go see Michael’s show at Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea which opened on March 26th, 2009, Tom and Amanda talk to Michael about his work and end the conversation with a boxing match, as a way to get out their inner feelings. Michael watches in fear….or is it hilarity!
Michael Anderson
Marlborough Gallery
The Short Life of Trouble
Gayle Gates Art Collective
Dumbo
Collage Geomancy
Changing Role Gallery
Media Violence
Jack Da Vinci Johnson
Miami Ink
Leatherman
Bloomberg
Paul Rodgers Gallery
Mad Collectors
Richard Prince
Interview magazine
Lucien Freud
Jackson Pollock
digital TV
Size Matters
Mike Weiss
Michelle Stern
Tom Fruin
Jeff Sugg
Harlem
King Abraham
The Dark Knight
Philip Seymour Hoffman
In Cold Blood
VW Bug
Birdman’s 5 * Stunna
Tony Fitzpatrick
Time magazine
Shepard Fairey
Bruce Nauman

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_750_Michael_Anderson_RIP.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41am EDT

Alice Tippit Artwork

Today on Bad at Sports Center, Jesse and Dana are joined by special guest host, Alex Bradley Cohen, for an interview with painter Alice Tippit. We discuss the witty, poetic nature of Tippit’s work, some of which is currently on view in the exhibition Pallid Carrier at Patron Gallery through August 29th. 

 

More information on Pallid Carrier here

 
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_749_Alice_Tippit_and_Alex_Bradley_Cohen.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Chicago Manual Style

Today on the podcast, Brian and Jesse speak with Stephanie Cristello and Ruslana Lichtzier who are hosting the Chicago-based iteration of the vexillological contemporary art project Four Flags. Over the course of the next few months, dozens of Chicagoland artists are making flags that are being hoisted and hung from the façade of Chicago Manual  Style—in the West Town / Ukrainian Village neighborhood—and on instagram at @fourflags.

Four Flags was founded by Julia Mullié and Nick Terra in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and was launched on April 15, 2020. Exhibited artists to date include Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Das Institut (Kerstin Brätsch & Adele Röder), Kasper Bosmans, Jennifer Tee, Willem de Rooij, Rodrigo Hernández, Maria Roosen, Anna-Sophie Berger, Dora Budor, and Lena Henke, among others.
Bloemstraat 140B, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Chicago Manual Style and P.S. (Publishing Services) is a project space sited in a garage in Chicago, IL. Directed by Stephanie Cristello, the program is dedicated to exhibitions featuring established and emerging artists, and the production of critical writing. Positioned at the convergence of exhibitions and publications, each show results in the production and commission of essays and texts on contemporary art. Ruslana Lichtzier will be collaborating on curating this specific project.

https://www.chicagomanual.style/four-flags

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_748_Stephanie_Cristello_and_Ruslana_Lichtzier.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT

Sadie Woods

This week on Bad at Sports Center, Ryan and Dana are joined by Sadie Woods to talk about the recent re-release of her project, It Was a Rebellion Mixtape. Woods discusses her research process for this project and her personal evolution as a deejay and artist. We didn’t have time to play a clip of It Was a Rebellion on the show, but you can download all three versions at this link: https://tinyurl.com/itwasarebellion. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we did. 

Learn more about Sadie’s work on her website: http://www.sadiewoods.com/ 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_747_Sadie_Woods.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Tune in to this week’s Bad at Sports Center for a conversation with Ellen Placey Wadey, the Arts & Collections Senior Program Officer at the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. We discuss equity and accessibility in foundation applications and find out how the Foundation is approaching the shifting needs of small arts organizations right now.
 
Learn more about the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation at https://gddf.org/
and read the Vu Le article we mention in the interview here
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_746_Ellen_Placey_Wadey.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:51pm EDT

Brian Andrews Hominid still

This week all we ask ourselves what is Brian doing well not at the radio station. Turns out he’s having a baller film career in the AR/VR/XR arena and his latest work premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. As it expands its international festival run, we try and understand the world of the “Hominidae” - http://hominidanimation.net/

Juxapose magazine called an earlier iteration of the work "CREEP LEVEL OMEGA." Hold on to your hat.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_746_Brian_Andrews.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Image from Deborah Stratman film at Chicago's MCA

This week on Bad at Sports Center: Dana and Jesse speak with Deborah Stratman about the filmmaker’s now-postponed Chicago Works exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. We hear Stratman’s take on the issues inherent in screening work in a contemporary art museum and learn about her work on endlessly fascinating Chicago journalist Studs Terkel. 

https://mcachicago.org/Exhibitions/2020/Chicago-Works-Deborah-Stratman

http://www.pythagorasfilm.com/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_745_Deborah_Stratman.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT

For this weeks episode of Bad at Sports Center we’ve finally transitioned into are virtual studio and are elated to be joined by the editors of The World's Worst: A Guide to the Portsmouth Sinfonia, Chris Reeves and Aaron Walker. Our guests provide Ryan and Dana with some background into the pioneering experimental orchestra, and we discuss their comprehensive compilation of interviews, new essays, historical documents and images. Tune in to hear all this and so much more (including, of course, Weird Al) on this episode of B@SC. 

 

More information about the The World's Worst: A Guide to the Portsmouth Sinfonia can be found at http://soberscove.com/book/the-worlds-worst/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_743_Chris_Reeves_and_Aaron_Walker.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:14pm EDT

Heather Mekkelson's show at 65 Grand Install shot

This week we Bad at Sport Center returns as we Kick begin experimenting with virtual recording. No one’s back in our regular studio so we are reaching out to friends and artists we admire to talk about their exhibitions and events that have existed in the vacuum created by Covid 19.

Heather Mekkelson, long time bright light and unique sculptural voice had an exhibition which is functionally still up at 65 Grand disrupted by the Chicago lockdowns related to the pandemic. We chat through and try to open up her whimsical and profound investigations.

http://heathermekkelson.com/wordpress1/

http://www.65grand.com/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_742_Heather_Mekkelson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:32pm EDT

Allison Agsten

On this episode of our Indoor Recess series we check back into a boozie 2017 with an interview we recorded the end of our first all day takeover at WLPN as part of Open Engagement in Chicago with long time friend of the show, Allison Agsten.

It was a moment where anything seemed possible and we were excited by the road ahead. Many things (like the pandemic) have changed for us, for Allison, for Chicago and LA since then but in the context of this interview the most notable change is the closure of Allison’s project, the Main Museum. Which closed its doors in 2018 but the thing that drew us back to this moment was, everyone on mic was inspired and excited. Not everything had gone right and mistakes had been made all through the day but we were trying and we could all see new possibilities in a shared future.

Stay safe friends, we will get somewhere better together.

https://news.artnet.com/market/what-happened-at-the-main-1564471
http://openengagement.info/chicago-2017/
http://lumpenradio.com/
http://www.blackartmatters.net/

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_740_Indoor_Recess_Allison_Agsten.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Beer, Anti- Capitalist Exhibitions, Magazines, Punk Shows, Food and D&D! This Indoor Recess rewinds to the halcyon days when the Co-Prosperity Sphere was just a twinkle in Ed Marszewski's eye.

 

BONUS: Ed Mar teaches you how to pronounce his last name!

 

https://marz.beer/

http://lumpen.com/

http://lumpenradio.com/

https://www.facebook.com/mashtunjournal/

https://www.community-bar.com/

http://www.kimskichicago.com/

http://coprosperity.org/

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_739_Indoor_Recess_Ed_Marszewski.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30pm EDT

Kerry James Marshall Painting

Can you have it all? Art world success and a fulfilling studio practice? Learn the master's secrets in this weeks Indoor Recess as we revisit our classic live episode with Kerry James Marshall.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_738_Indoor_Recess_Kerry_James_Marshall.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

So much has changed and so much has stayed the same in the art world since 2005. Reaching to the back of the crate for a deep cut, Indoor Recess this week features a interview with Michelle Grabner from episode 12. 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_737_Indoor_Recess_Michelle_Grabner.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:03am EDT

Christopher Sperandio from Somos

This week, we catch up with long time friend of the show Christopher Sperandio at CAA 2020 where he celebrating the publication of two new books. Fundamental Camarena celebrate the work of a generation of Mexican comic book makers through the resuscitation of a forgotten master and Pinko Joe borrows liberally from the cultural archive to build a new narrative around those of us who challenge human greed and profiteering.

Fundamental Camarena

Pinko Joe

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_736_Sperandio_and_the_fundamental_C.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:07am EDT

Cast of Indoor Recess

Ding ding ding! Time for Indoor Recess! This week the team does a deep dive to 2009 and our interview with seminal Chicago art group Temporary Services and celebrates all the good news in the art world today.

CAC
Ren
OxBow

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_735_Indoor_Recess_Temporary_Services.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

Indoor Recess with Brendan F!

Indoor recess cannot be stopped! This week we throwback to our interview with Brendan Fernandes and honor Canada's musical heritage.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_734_Indoor_Recess_Brendan_Fernandes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

Edra Soto from the Arts Club Chicago

The Bad at Sports crew keep their social distance in the forth (and a half) week of Indoor Recess, our series of retro interviews featured in our upcoming Augmented Reality project. Relax and rewind to our conversation with Edra Soto.  

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_733_Indoor_Recess_Edra_Soto.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55am EDT

Amanda William Chicago Color abstraction

This week Bad at Sports is appearing as Indoor Recess. Collectively, we revisit the brilliance of Amanda Williams as we march towards the release of our augmented reality app (Bad at Reality) and the launch of Artists Run Chicago 2.0 at the Hyde Park Art Center probably August/September 2020.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_732_Indoor_Recess_Amanda_Williams.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11am EDT

This week we are joined by the Journal of Artist Books, Brad Freeman, and the Center for Book and Paper, then the Center for Book, Paper, and Print's, Mel Potter. We talk about the closure of these two historic artworld fixtures, the impact on the landscape of Chicago, hole it leaves nationally, And the choice by Columbia College Chicago to close the center and fold it into the department of Art and Art History.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_731_JAB_and_the_Center_for_Book_Paper_and_Print.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Zoom Meeting Stockholder

Indoor recess persists this week as the Bad at Sports crew talk podcast walks, colorful garbage, toilet paper paintings, and Thomas Kinkade. All in the service of presenting a throwback episode with living legend Jessica Stockholder.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_730_Indoor_Recess_Jessica_Stockholder.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:52pm EDT

CAA Logo

This week we check in from CAA 2020 in Chicago and is always at this conference we are discussing the MFA and what it does for you and me and all of us. To help us understand the recent evolution of these degrees we are joined by Ellen Mueller of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MK Guth of the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Lisa Iglesias of the University of Florida Gainesville, and Paul Catanese of Columbia College Chicago (yes, that is where Duncan works also.)

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_729_Todays_MFA.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:27am EDT

Jim Duignan from New City Chicago

Pandemic sends the Bad at Sports team home for Indoor Recess! For the next eight weeks we will be revisiting throwback classic Bad at Sports episodes that are featured in our upcoming augmented reality app. First up this week: Jim Duignan.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_728_Indoor_Recess_Jim_Duignan.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Artists Run Chicago 2.0 logo

If you love artist run spaces and Chicago this is the B@SC episode for you! Today we are joined in the studio by Hyde Park Art Center’s Director of Exhibitions, Allison Peters Quinn, to discuss Artists Run Chicago 2.0, opening to the public on April 5th. Allison reflects on the previous iteration of Artist Run Chicago in 2009 and gives us some insight into 2.0, which features 50 artists run spaces and projects with concurrent programming throughout the summer. Stay tuned until the end of the show when we touch on our recent chili competition nerve and Allison compels us to reveal our latest Bad at Sports project. 

*Sorry for the delay we were adapting to a changed world. We are going to try and drop thing a little more to schedule on Mondays and Thursdays through this "distancing event."

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_727_Allison_Peters_Quinn_ARC2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:53am EDT

Azadeh Gholizadeh art works

The entire Bad at Sports Center trifecta of Dana, Brian and Ryan are back in the studio today with Aaron Rodgers from Homeroom, Randall West from Chicago Composers Orchestra and visual artist Azadeh Gholizadeh to discuss Ten x Ten 2020, a collaborative series pairing 10 visual artists with 10 contemporary composers to create an album and print portfolio with the support of Spudnik Press. West and Gholizadeh discuss their particular process and play us excerpts from West’s composition for the project. Ten x Ten is ongoing throughout the rest of 2020 with concerts and exhibitions at various venues throughout Chicago. 

 


You can learn more about upcoming programming at http://www.tenxtenchicago.com/ or http://homeroomchicago.org/
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_726_Aaron_Rodgers_and_Homeroom.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:52pm EDT

This is the least Nato like photo of Nato Thompson we could find. It is from CSPAN

Live from NADA New York... maybe more than a year ago but certainly last time we were at NADA NYC… NATO THOMPSON returns to the show to talk about “seeing power” and how we need to think about our relationship with culture, and culture’s relationship with us, especially when we are talking about "high art," "museums," and the tools of hegemony. What’s an artist to do?

 

https://www.natothompson.com/

https://www.newartdealers.org/

http://www.claireashley.com/

https://www.natothompson.com/books-2#/https/wwwmhpbookscom/books/seeing-powe/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_724_Nato_Thompson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

Natasha Egan from Chicago Magazine

This week Brian and Duncan take a trip to the College Art Association conference 2020 and catch up with Natasha Egan from the Museum of Contemporary Photography. This wide-ranging conversation starts with surveillance and their current exhibition “In Real Life” featuring the artists Stephanie Dinkins, Trevor Paglen, Leo Selvaggio, Maija Tammi, José Orlando Villatoro, Xu Bing, and Liam Young and ends with what is the nature of photography in our contemporary world.

 

https://www.mocp.org/index.php

 

https://www.collegeart.org/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_723_Natasha_Egan_MoCP.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

The interview as it happened. Photo by Zach

Philip von Zweck speaks with Seth Brodsky about Gray Sounds, a new experimental sound and music series at the University of Chicago's Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry.  On the occasion of the inaugural Gray Sound event Seth, Philip and Zachary Cahill talk with composer Peter Ablinger about “experimental” music, his work, noise, phonorealism, making a piano speak, and a host of other topics. 

Peter Ablinger is an Austrian composer living in Berlin. He was recently in Chicago for a series of performances, lectures and an installation as part of Grey Sounds a new series produced by the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago.

 

Seth Brodsky is the Director of the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry and Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities at the University of Chicago. He is the author of "From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious" (California, 2017), and has published on such topics as opera, influence, and the music of John Cage and Benjamin Britten. He is currently at work on a book about music, psychoanalysis, and repetition.

Zachary Cahill is Director of Programs and Fellowships at the Gray Center for Arts and Inquire and Editor in Chief, Portable Gray.

Philip von Zweck is an artist, occasional curator or writer and was weirdly, briefly faculty in the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, CUNY. From 1995-2010 he was the host and producer of Something Else a weekly radio program of experimental music, sound art, and live performances on WLUW.  He would like to thank composer D. Edward Davis for his help on this program.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_723_Ablinger.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Chitty and MCA Chicago

Join Dana and Brian for a conversation with Alex Chitty, Raven Munsell and Jack Schneider, the artist and curators behind the playful and innovative exhibition Becoming the Breeze: Alex Chitty with Alexander Calder on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art through April 12th. We learn about the history of the Ruth and Leonard Horwich Family Loan that mandates the nearly permanent exhibition of Calder’s work and the ‘breeze’ of unseen documentation and labor that supports the beloved mobiles and sculptures.

 

More information on Becoming the Breeze https://mcachicago.org/Exhibitions/2019/Becoming-The-Breeze

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_722_Chitty_Munsell_Schneider.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:47am EDT

Ashley Teamer Painting

Join us today on Bad at Sports for a special interview with artist Ashley Teamer. Teamer discusses her latest exhibition, Better Than Me, and her work documenting the female basketball team at Dillard University. We delve into Teamer’s aspirations and  motivations fueling her work, which includes a new series of billboards featuring Dillard players that will be on view in New Orleans’ downtown during the 2020 NCAA Women's Final Four in April. 

 

For more information https://ashleyteamer.com/ and http://www.whateditions.com/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_721_Ashley_Teamer.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:25am EDT

Ross Sawyers Piece at Terrain 2019

The Terrain Biennial 2019. Radio Calamity...

So this was expected to be a much longer episode. Then many things no one could control happened...

Principally, it is now an interview with the Chicago based artist Ross Sawyers (who works as the Chair of Photography were Duncan works as the Chair of Art and Art History, Columbia College Chicago) with a couple of short footnotes. We are joined by his son Charlie.

https://rossawyers.xhbtr.com/

https://terrainexhibitions.org/

What audio survived owes a debit to Tom Burtonwood, Monica Chadha, Holly Holmes, and Richard Medina.

Apologies to Sarah Beth Woods, Lise McKean, and Bhagya Ajaikumar, and everyone scheduled with but not conversed with.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_720_Terrain_2019_Ross_Sawyers_and_friends.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:08am EDT

Image by Erik Beehn

Erik Beehn and Amanda Browder throw down about the Vegas contemporary art world, printmaking, and the magic of the degraded form.

https://www.testsiteprojects.com/

https://www.erikbeehn.com/

https://www.amandabrowder.com/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_719_Erik_Beehn_Test_Site_Projects.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:43pm EDT

image of work by Maryam Taghavi

This episode of Bad at Sports Center finds our hosts, Dana and Ryan are over-caffeinated and in the studio with artist Maryam Taghavi. We practice Farsi live on air while we learn about Taghavi’s flag project, بیست و چهار هفت  or Twenty Four/ Seven, currently on view as part of Roman Susan’s Woman’s Club at The Cuckoo’s Theater, which is on display in Roger's Park through Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) on March 18th. We discuss the artist's upcoming projects, flat experiences of time, and Taghavi takes us on her fascinating journey to Iran to recreate a 1984 photo. More information about Woman’s Club can be found at https://romansusan.org/w-club.

You can learn more about Maryam’s work at https://www.maryamtaghavi.com/

 

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_718_Maryam_Taghavi.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

On this episode of Bad at Sports Center, Dana and Brian are joined in the studio by Josh Zoerner and Chris Eichenseer of Public Works to discuss You Will Die, a frightening premonition which also happens to be the title of the gallery’s latest exhibition. Zoerner and  Eichenseer take us into the surprisingly delightful world of visual artists working in the realm of death metal music. During the second half of the show our hosts learn more about the history of Public Works, and their resilient space in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. You Will Die runs through February 14th, with a closing reception and event called Venus Doom: Dark Valentine's Day Party from 7-11pm with  DJ sets by Fee Lion and performance by GirlBoifriend.

More information can be found at publicworksgallery.com

 
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_717_Public_Works.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

Today on Bad at Sports Center, Dana is joined in the studio by guest host Noel Morical for an interview with curator, Anastasia Tinari, and artists Selva Aparicio and Valentina Zamfirescu whose exhibition, Beyond Reach, is currently on view at Roots and Culture through February 22nd. Aparicio and Zamfirescu reveal the intimate and fascinating infrastructure behind the show, which deals with impressions of death and loss through site specific installation. VR, cicadas, cadavers and much, much more on this episode of BASC. 

Special thanks to Lumpen's Jamie Trecker for supporting this episode!

More information on Beyond Reach can be found at https://www.rootsandculturecac.org/show/selva-aparicio-and-valentina-zamfirescu/


This week Ryan and Brian chat with artists Shir Ende and Elliot Doughtie with Langer Over Dickie gallerists KT Duffy and Ali Seradge. The unpack movement within architecture, experiencing bathrooms from different perspectives, and the South Side's affinity for cream cheese based dips.

https://www.langeroverdickie.com/pagem

 
Enjoy!
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_715_Shir_Ende_and_Elliot_Doughtie.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:27pm EDT

The LAM from Chicago Magazine

Bad at Sports Center starts off 2020 with nothing less than VELVET, the upcoming Guest Artist Gallery (GAG) exhibition at The Leather Archives and Museum (LAM). Artists Caleb Yono and Melissa Hespelt join us live in the studio along with LAM’s archivist Mel Leverich and curator, Vicente Ugartechea. Our hosts Brian and Dana learn about the expansive, community focused kink and fetish collection at the Archive, as well as how Yono and Hespelt and have navigated their glamorous gender queer collaboration to produce the first GAG of the year. VELVET opens January 24th from 6pm-9PM at the Leather Archives and Museum (21+ only). More information at https://leatherarchives.org/.  

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_714_The_Leather_Archives_and_Museum.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:47pm EDT

And, we’re back! Chicago artists’ artist Kyle Schlie sits down with Jesse and Brian to talk about his current exhibition at Stanley Brown Jewelist, the Globe Al Chemical Company, the expanded soap opera By Way of Today (through which he collaborates with Cameron Gibson and a cast of literal dozens) and his distinctive parafictive hand-hewn conceptualism. Kyle’s work is generous, wide-ranging and just a little mysterious, and the conversation matches that. Take a listen and head to Stanley Brown Jewelist to see an immersive museological study that comes with snacks, a merch table and some easy-listening country western to tap your toes to (and that is turned on by tapping too).

 

http://kyleschlie.com/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_711_Kyle_Schlie.mp3
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Megafauna hosts, Jesse Malmed and Ryan Peter Miller, hold an animated exchange with curator Kate Sierzputowski and artists Danielle Rosen and Dominique Knowles, discussing The Intuitive Language of an Extended Hand, an exhibition currently on display at Julius Ceasar, which also features artist Emilie Gossiaux. In the spirit of the exhibition, the conversation decries the anthropocentric hierarchy of non-human and human animals, exploring the mutual care between the not-so-distinct classifications of beings.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_710_SierzputowskiRosenKnowles.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:59am EDT

AppleButter and Sonnenzimmer

On this beautiful September day in Bridgeport, a collaboration of collaborationists convene in the WLPN studio with the B@SC crew. Nick Butcher, one half of the graphic art collaborative, Sonnenzimmer, along with Megan Jedrysiak and Jackson Ammenheuser of AppleButter Animated, a Chicago based animation studio, assemble to discuss their upcoming exhibition at Public Works GalleryI'm Not Trying to Change Anything, I'm Just Changing. There is talk of a robot that paints, skeuomorphs, and the brilliant courage of earning a living as commercial artists. 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_709_AppleButter_and_Sonnenzimmer_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT

Cruzvillages image from Thomas Dane Gallery

On today’s show Dana and Duncan are joined in the Lumpen studios by conceptual heavyweight, Abraham Cruzvillegas. We discuss the work and intention behind The Ballad of Etc., a new exhibition opening at The Arts Club of Chicago on September 12th featuring a musical performance in collaboration with experimental jazz ensemble, Restroy. In addition his brilliant conversation, Cruzvillegas shares a preview of some of the writing and music used to create the exhibition. Definitely an episode not to be missed! 

The Ballad of Etc. runs from September 12 - December 21. More information can be found here: https://www.artsclubchicago.org/exhibition/the-ballad-of-etc/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_708_Abraham_Cruzvillegas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Lisa Lapinski Tabacco Camel

In this week's episode we check in with Houston based artist Lisa Lapinski. On the opening day of the NADA Chicago invitational Lapinsky makes time to sit down and talk about Minneapolis art institutions, underpants, tobacco, and bingo and a post-Orientalist America. We check in about childhood myths and modernist sculpture, and recognize the vaping horrors being experienced by the youth of America today.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_707_Lisa_Lapinski.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40am EDT

Vote for prisoner no. 9642

The fall art season is at hand! Ryan & Brian sit down with painter Jason Dunda and FLXST gallerist Jan Bernabe in anticipation of Jason's exhibition Twelve Step Program for Iconoclasm. Severed heads, Spock, studio first aid kits, and student sound experiments are discussed in ernest.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_706_Jason_Dunda_Jan_Bernabe.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:25am EDT

Wineberg/Newton Gallery

On this week's installment of B@SC, the team connects with Kasia Houlihan and Nabiha Kahn, Co-Directors of Weinberg/Newton Gallery. With a recent move to Chicago's west loop, Weinberg/Newton Gallery's first exhibition, The Way the Mystic Sees, is in partnership with Human Rights Watch, surveying contemporary perspectives and historical approaches to technology and surveillance. 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_705_Kasia_Houlihan_and_Nabiha_Khan.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_704_Amanda_Assaley_Adia_Sykes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

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

CAC

University Galleries at Illinois State University

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_703_Erin_Hayden.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT

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 https://comfortstationlogansquare.org/features-blog/2019/7/1/come-roaming-holly-murkerson-amp-kaylee-wyant

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_702_Holly_Murkerson_and_Kaylee_Wyant.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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: https://www.nvam.org/triennial.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_701_Aaron_Hughes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:32pm EDT

Bad at Sports is pleased to present a recording of our recent panel on art radio at Common Field’s Philadelphia Convening. Out of Sight brought together a diverse group of art podcasters and radio hosts to discuss radio and podcasting in the realm of contemporary art. We discuss podcasting as practice, archives, income, interview and narrative formats, and technical concerns related to producing your own audio project. We are exceptionally thankful to panel participants: Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes, Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez of Archives + Futures and Agustina Woodgate of radioee.net as well as to Common Field for hosting us. More information on the panel, including session notes can be found at https://www.commonfield.org/convenings/1949/program/2484/out-of-sight-a-conversation-on-visual-arts-podcasting.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_700_Common_Fields.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

On this episode of Bad@Sports the team travels to NADA Miami 2017. We speak with Aramis Gutierrez, a Miami based artist, discusses his orgiastic paintings and iterative institutional edeavors Noguchi Breton, VersaceVersaceVersace and GucciVuitton. We speak with Denise Kupferschmidt about the relationship between her graphic figurative drawings and new sculptural forms. AND. THERE. IS. STILL. MORE. NADA. TO. COME.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_699_Gutierrez_Kupferschmidt.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

You won’t want to miss this delightfully juicy and enlightening conversation with living legend and self-described “Black Hornet”, Howardena Pindell. On this episode, Dana travels to New York for a special interview with the well-known artist and activist, who joins Bad at Sports as the first major survey of her work, “Howardena Pindell: What Remains to be Seen” ends its multi-museum run at the Rose Art Museum this month. Pindell comments on a range of topics, from the inspiration behind some of her most famous works and her history of arts activism and advocacy, to her latest and upcoming art projects.

Howardena Pindell

Skowhegan

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_698_Howardena_Pindell.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

On this episode of Bad@Sports the team travels to NADA Miami 2017. We speak with Justin Polera, designer or Exhibitionary, an iOS app and mobile optimized art guide, covering the latest exhibitions across the globe. We speak with Hubert Neumann and Alison Wolfson about their new model for art collection through Neumann Wolfson Art based out of the Upper East Side of Manhattan. And to close the show, we dish about fair culture with gallerist and collecter Avi Gitler. It is all worth the wait. 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_697_Neumann_Gitler_Exhibitionary.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:15pm EDT

This week we talk Cuba, books and artistic exchange with Chicago's Dianna Frid. In advance of the opening of... 

CROSS CURRENTS / INTERCAMBIO CULTURAL

JULY 11, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
FOOD !    MUSIC !

Smart Museum of Art   5550 S. Greenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

JULY 11–AUGUST 18, 2019

 
 

 

Cross Currents is the result of an artist exchange organized by the National Museum of Mexican Art. Six Chicago-based artists visited Havana in spring 2017 and six Cuban artists visited Chicago in fall 2017 and summer 2018. The work on view reflects the artists’ experiences and observations as they interacted with each other, curators, cultural spaces, and neighborhoods during their trips. The project aims to open pathways of communication and understanding between the two cities and peer artists while also reflecting on their own artistic practices at this moment in time. 


Artists

Based in Chicago:

  • Alberto Aguilar (b. Chicago)
  • Carlos Barberena (b. Nicaragua)
  • Dianna Frid (b. Mexico City)
  • Rodrigo Lara Zendejas (b. Toluca, Mexico)
  • Harold Mendez (b. Chicago)
  • Edra Soto (b. San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Based in Havana:

  • Humberto Diaz (b. Cuba)
  • Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo (b. Cuba)
  • Douglas Pérez (b. Cuba)
  • Alejandro González (b. Cuba)
  • Celia Irina González (b. Cuba) and Yunior Aguiar Perdomo (b. 1984, Cuba)
  • Requer (Renier Quer Figueredo, b.Cuba)

Dianna can be found here.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_696_Dianna_Frid.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:35am EDT

Today on Bad at Sports Center, Naomi Potter of the Esker Foundation drops into the studio with fellow Calgarian, DMack Mackenzie. Potter tells us about exhibitions and programing at Esker, and discusses her work building an arts institution from the ground up. We weirdly ask her to imagine if the B@S team were all babies (which we are), and give a few of our own Chicago art viewing recommendations for this summer in Chicago. We learn what an “esker” is and you can too if you listen to the show! 

(No dump buttons were pressed in the making of this podcast.) 

 

More information about the Esker Foundation can be found at https://eskerfoundation.com/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_695_Naomi_Potter_Esker_Foundation.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

I am Alberto Aguilar. For this episode of Bad at Sports I’m joined with Lorelei Stewart to be interviewed by Dana, Ryan, Duncan and co-guest Jesse Malmed. How is Jesse a co-guest? Shouldn’t he be a guest co-host? I have allowed for questions. We are here to talk about my survey exhibition ‘moves on human scale’ (it is not a retrospective) at Gallery 400 which runs through June 15, but may go a month longer. I have allowed for open endedness. This interview will last a little under an hour. It doesn’t need to be a good interview we just need to fill the allotted time. In the recording booth we will have an experience which will be shared with you, the listener. One thing you may not hear as the listener is Ryan getting up in the middle of the recording to get me a can of seltzer water to alleviate an unexpected cough. I have allowed for chance. If you don’t listen to this interview in actual time you can listen to the recording later (unless Duncan or Ryan forget to hit the record button).

http://albertoaguilar.org/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_694_Alberto_Aguilar.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

 

Open Meeting for Arts Educators and Teaching Artists

 

How might arts educators gather together to develop, share, and practice pedagogies that foster collective skills and values?

 

Friday 5/17 from 6-8pm

Facilitators: Members of the Pedagogy Group

 

The Pedagogy Group is a group of educators, cultural workers, and political organizers who resist the individualist, market-driven subjectivities produced by mainstream art education. Together, they develop and practice pedagogies that foster collective skills and values. Activities include sharing syllabi, investigating political economies of education, and connecting classrooms to social movements.Their efforts are guided by accountability to specific struggles and by critical reflection on our social subjectivities and political commitments.

 

Book Launch: Making and Being: A Guide to Embodiment, Collaboration and Circulation in the Visual Arts

 

What ways of making and being do we want to experience in art classes?

 

Friday 10/25 from 6-8pm

Stacey Salazar in dialog with Caroline Woolard, Susan Jahoda, and Emilio Martinez Poppe of BFAMFAPhD

BFAMFAPhD

Making and Being is a multi-platform pedagogical project that offers practices of contemplation, collaboration, and circulation in the visual arts. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content created by authors Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard with support from Fellow Emilio Martinez Poppe and BFAMFAPhD members Vicky Virgin and Agnes Szanyi.

Bio

BFAMFAPhD is a collective that employs visual and performing art, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States. The work of the collective is to bring people together to analyze and reimagine relationships of power in the arts.

BFAMFAPhD received critical acclaim for Artists Report Back (2014), which was presented as the 50th anniversary keynote at the National Endowment for the Arts and was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, Gallery 400 in Chicago, Cornell University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Their work has been reviewed in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish, WNYC, and Hyperallergic, and they have been supported by residencies and fellowships at the Queens Museum, Triangle Arts Association, NEWINC and PROJECT THIRD at Pratt Institute. BFAMFAPhD members Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard are now working on Making and Being, a multi-platform pedagogical project which offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_693_BFAMFAPhD_and_Pedagogy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT

 

This week we welcome Chicago-based contemporary artist Audrius Plioplys,  practicing neurologist and visual artist for more than 40 years, talks brain, soul, string theory, convergence, and art. We start with his exhibition at the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago and lost in the hallways of the mind.

 

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_692_Audrius_Plioplys.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49am EDT

Bad @ Sports Center fans gets a double-header this week when director Lin Hixon and dramaturg Matthew Goulish deliver on their current performance collaborative Every house has a doorand their formative history with Goat Island performance ensemble. Building from the ground up, Dana and Ryan discuss the acquisition of the Goat Island archives by the SAIC’s John M. Flaxman Library, the ongoing Goat Island retrospective at the Chicago Cultural Center, and their concurrent Every house performance at Regards, in coordination with Chicago painter, Matthew Metzger. This conversation is G.O.A.T.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_691_Goat_Island.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:31pm EDT

 
On this episode of Bad at Sports Center, Dana and Brian are joined by abstract painter, Pooja Pittie. Pittie discusses the new work in her upcoming exhibition, Moon Illusion, at McCormick Gallery as well as her fascinating journey from entrepreneur to full time artist. 


More information about Pittie’s May 4th exhibition can be found here: http://www.thomasmccormick.com/exhibitions/115
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_690_Pooja_Pittie.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33am EDT

BFAMFAPhD, Making and Being, teaching tools, installation detail, exhibition at the Dekalb Gallery, Pratt Institute, PROJECT THIRD residency, summer 2018. Photograph by João Enxuto.

Event 6: Group Agreements

 

What group agreements are necessary in gatherings that occur at residencies, galleries, and cultural institutions today?

 

Friday 4/19 from 6-8pm

Sarah Workneh, and Danielle Jackson

 

Sarah Workneh has been Co-Director at Skowhegan for nine years leading the educational program and related programs in NY throughout the year, and oversees facilities on campus. Previously, Sarah worked at Ox-Bow School of Art as Associate Director. She has served as a speaker in a wide variety of conferences and schools. She has played an active role in the programmatic planning and vision of peer organizations, most recently with the African American Museum of Philadelphia. She is a member of the Somerset Cultural Planning Commission's Advisory Council (ME); serves on the board of the Colby College Museum of Art.

 

Danielle Jackson is a critic, researcher, and arts administrator. She is currently a visiting scholar at NYU’s Center for Experimental Humanities.  As the co-founder and former co-director of the Bronx Documentary Center, a photography gallery and educational space, she helped conceive, develop and implement the organization’s mission and programs.  Her writing and reporting has appeared in artnet and Artsy.  She has taught at the Museum of Modern Art, International Center of Photography, Parsons, and Stanford in New York, where she currently leads classes on photography and urban studies.

Event 7: Educators

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-and-being-open-meeting-for-arts-educators-and-teaching-artists-tickets-54315431919?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

 

 

BFAMFAPhD

Making and Being is a multi-platform pedagogical project that offers practices of contemplation, collaboration, and circulation in the visual arts. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content created by authors Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard with support from Fellow Emilio Martinez Poppe and BFAMFAPhD members Vicky Virgin and Agnes Szanyi.

Bio

BFAMFAPhD is a collective that employs visual and performing art, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States. The work of the collective is to bring people together to analyze and reimagine relationships of power in the arts.

BFAMFAPhD received critical acclaim for Artists Report Back (2014), which was presented as the 50th anniversary keynote at the National Endowment for the Arts and was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, Gallery 400 in Chicago, Cornell University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Their work has been reviewed in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish, WNYC, and Hyperallergic, and they have been supported by residencies and fellowships at the Queens Museum, Triangle Arts Association, NEWINC and PROJECT THIRD at Pratt Institute. BFAMFAPhD members Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard are now working on Making and Being, a multi-platform pedagogical project which offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_689_BFAMFAPhD_Group_Agreement.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:27am EDT

Join Bad at Sports Center for a summer-facing conversation with Threewalls Director and independent curator, Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph.D. We speak with Haynes following the announcement that AFRICOBRA: Nation Time, the second iteration of her recent exhibition at MoCA in North Miami will travel to Italy as an official Collateral Event at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Hayes discusses the process of curating the landmark exhibition, and her intentions for staging a new version in Venice. All this & more on this weeks episode of Bad at Sports Center on Lumpen Radio!

Threewalls

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_688_Jeffreen_Hayes_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

In this episode we welcome back three long lost friends. We pull Richard Holland and Christian Kuras out of retirement to speak deeply and profoundly about the complexities of museum funding. We visit the studio of Michael Rakowitz to talk about what it's like to be considered for the Whitney biennial and to choose not to participate. Then to have that choice forced to become a public act and to find the people wanting for a conversation about the future of our museums.

 

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/whitney-announces-lineup-for-2019-biennial

https://hyperallergic.com/486805/artists-and-activists-prepare-political-responses-to-whitney-biennial/

http://www.frieze.info/article/2019-whitney-biennial-names-participating-artists-michael-rakowitz-drops-out-protest?language=de

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_687_Michael_Rakowitz_and_the_Whitney.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

This week bad at sports presents a event on When Projects Depart presented at Hauser and Wirth by our partners BFAMFAPhD.

Event 5:

When Projects Depart

 

What practices might we develop to honor the departure of a project?  For example, where do materials go when they are no longer of use, value, or interest?

 

Millet Israeli and Lindsay Tunkl

 

Millet Israeli is a psychotherapist who focuses on the varied human experience of loss.  She works with individuals and families struggling with grief, illness, end of life issues, anticipatory loss, and ambiguous loss.  Her approach integrates family systems theory, cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, and trauma informed care. Millet enjoys creating and exploring photography and poetry, and both inform her work with her clients. Millet holds a BA in psychology from Princeton, a JD from Harvard Law School, an MSW from NYU and is certified in bioethics through Montefiore. She sits on an Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects Research at Weill Cornell.

 

Lindsay Tunkl is a conceptual artist and writer using performance, sculpture, language, and one-on-one encounters to explore subjects such as the apocalypse, heartbreak, space travel, and death. Tunkl received an MFA in Fine art and an MA in Visual + Critical Studies from CCA in San Francisco (2017) and a BFA from CalArts In Los Angeles (2010). Her work has been shown at the Hammer Museum, LA, Southern Exposure, SF, and The Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Fe. She is the creator of Pre Apocalypse Counseling and the author of the book When You Die You Will Not Be Scared To Die.

Upcoming Event:

Group Agreements

What group agreements are necessary in gatherings that occur at residencies, galleries, and cultural institutions today?

Friday 4/19 from 6-8pm

Sarah Workneh, Laurel Ptak, and Danielle Jackson

RSVP

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BFAMFAPhD

Making and Being is a multi-platform pedagogical project that offers practices of contemplation, collaboration, and circulation in the visual arts. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content created by authors Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard with support from Fellow Emilio Martinez Poppe and BFAMFAPhD members Vicky Virgin and Agnes Szanyi.

Bio

BFAMFAPhD is a collective that employs visual and performing art, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States. The work of the collective is to bring people together to analyze and reimagine relationships of power in the arts.

BFAMFAPhD received critical acclaim for Artists Report Back (2014), which was presented as the 50th anniversary keynote at the National Endowment for the Arts and was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, Gallery 400 in Chicago, Cornell University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Their work has been reviewed in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish, WNYC, and Hyperallergic, and they have been supported by residencies and fellowships at the Queens Museum, Triangle Arts Association, NEWINC and PROJECT THIRD at Pratt Institute. BFAMFAPhD members Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard are now working on Making and Being, a multi-platform pedagogical project which offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_686_BFAMFAPhD_When_Projects_Depart.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49am EDT

Happy Spring/ Purim/ Equinox! On this weeks vernal episode, Dana, Brian and co-guest, Jesse Malmed, are joined in the studio by Jacob Ciocci of Paper Rad and DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts, where he teaches animation. We discuss Ciocci’s latest work for his upcoming screening, un-confusingly titled “April fools! Pain is just a Program made by your Mind: the video Program. New Videos made by your Mind by Jacob Ciocci,” taking place April 1st at the The Nightingale Cinema. Ciocci also walks our hosts through the process for creating his award winning “Cloudy Boyz” beer label, and treats them to some very historic Paper Rad history.

Jacob Ciocci

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_685_Jacob_Ciocci.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:29pm EDT

This week Ryan (and a conspicuously late Dana) are joined in the studio by painter Kevin Stuart. We discuss the endurance of painting as a genre and Stuart explains the inspiration for his work, which includes everything from anonymous drawings of people on public transit to Tolstoy's great work of Russian literature, "Anna K."  We also learn of the artist's secret pigmentary breakthrough, and some of the Stuart's upcoming plans for yet-to-be public projects. All this and for sure more on this episode of Bad at Sports Center on Lumpen Radio! 

Kevin Stuart

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_864_Kevin_Stuart.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:53pm EDT

Today’s episode of Bad@SportsCenter is a lovey one-on-one conversation with Brooklyn-based painter Jenn Dierdorf. A recovering conceptual sculptor, Dierdorf transitioned to painting a decade ago to reassert fun and frivolity into her studio life. We discuss all the things a vase of flowers can accomplish with the right amount of unction, and the power of solidarity among Dierdorf’s well-anointed Lady Painters. 

More on Jenn Dierdorf can be found at jenndierdorf.com.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_682_Jenn_Dierdorf.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This week bad at sports presents a panel on making and being presented at Hauser and Wirth by our partners BFAMFAPhD.

 

Event 3:

Building Cooperatives

 

What if the organization of labor was integral to your project?

 

Members of Meerkat Filmmakers Collective and Friends of Light

 

Meerkat Media Collective is an artistic community that shares resources and skills to incubate individual and shared creative work. We are committed to a collaborative, consensus-based process that values diverse experience and expertise. We support the creation of thoughtful and provocative stories that reflect a complex world. Our work has been broadcast on HBO, PBS, and many other networks, and screened at festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Tribeca, Rotterdam and CPH:Dox. Founded as an informal arts collective in 2005 we have grown to include a cooperatively-owned production company and a collective of artists in residence.

 

Friends of Light develops and produces jackets woven to form for each client.  We partner with small-scale fiber producers to source our materials, and with spinners to develop our yarns.    We construct our own looms to create pattern pieces that have complete woven edges (selvages) and therefore do not need to be cut. The design emerges from the materials and from methods developed to weave two dimensional cloth into three dimensional form. Each jacket is the expression of the

collective knowledge of the people involved in its creation. Our business is structured as a worker cooperative and organized around cooperative principles and values. Friends of light founding members are Mae Colburn, Pascale Gatzen, Jessi Highet and Nadia Yaron.

 

Upcoming Event: 

Healing and Care (OFFSITE EVENT)

 

How do artists ensure that their individual and collective needs are met in order to dream, practice, work on, and return to their projects each day?

 

Thursday 2/28 from 6-8pm

Adaku Utah and Taraneh Fazeli

NOTE this event will be held at 151 West 30th Street  # Suite 403, New York, NY 10001

 

Adaku Utah was raised in Nigeria armed with the legacy of a long line of freedom fighters, farmers, and healers. Adaku harnesses her seasoned powers as a liberation educator,healer, and performance ritual artist as an act of love to her community. Alongside Harriet Tubman, she is the co-founder and co-director of Harriet's Apothecary, an intergenerational healing collective led by Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans healers, artists, health professionals, activists and ancestors. For over 12 years, her work has centered in movements for radical social change, with a focus on gender, reproductive, race, and healing justice. Currently she is the Movement Building Leadership Manager with the National Network for Abortion Funds. She is also a teaching fellow with BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity) and Generative Somatics.

 

Taraneh Fazeli is a curator from New York. Her multi-phased traveling exhibition “Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying deals with the politics of health. It showcases the work of artists and groups who examine the temporalities of illness and disability, the effect of life/work balances on wellbeing, and alternative structures of support via radical kinship and forms of care. The impetus to explore illness as a by-product of societal structures while also using cultural production as a potential place to re-imagine care was her own chronic illnesses. She is a member of Canaries, a support group for people with autoimmune diseases and other chronic conditions.

 

Access information info

Address: 151 West 30th Street is between 6th and 7th Avenues, near 7th.

The building entrance, elevators, and 4th floor restrooms have no steps and are fully wheelchair accessible. If you require additional assistance upon arrival, please ring the buzzer outside and someone can come down to help you.

Parking in the vicinity is free after 6 PM. The closest MTA subway station is 23rd and 8th Ave off the C and E. This station is not wheelchair accessible. The closest wheelchair accessible stations are 1/2/3/A/C/E 34th Street-Penn Station and the 14 St A/C/E station with an elevator at northwest corner of 14th Street and Eighth Avenue. Nearby Subways include the 1,2,3, A, C, and E trains at Penn Station on 34th St, and the B, D, F M, Q, ad R trains at Herald Square on 34th at 6th Ave.  Both of these stations are wheelchair accessible.

BFAMFAPhD

Making and Being is a multi-platform pedagogical project that offers practices of contemplation, collaboration, and circulation in the visual arts. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content created by authors Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard with support from Fellow Emilio Martinez Poppe and BFAMFAPhD members Vicky Virgin and Agnes Szanyi.

Bio

BFAMFAPhD is a collective that employs visual and performing art, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States. The work of the collective is to bring people together to analyze and reimagine relationships of power in the arts.

BFAMFAPhD received critical acclaim for Artists Report Back (2014), which was presented as the 50th anniversary keynote at the National Endowment for the Arts and was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, Gallery 400 in Chicago, Cornell University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Their work has been reviewed in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish, WNYC, and Hyperallergic, and they have been supported by residencies and fellowships at the Queens Museum, Triangle Arts Association, NEWINC and PROJECT THIRD at Pratt Institute. BFAMFAPhD members Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard are now working on Making and Being, a multi-platform pedagogical project which offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_683_BFAMFAPhD_Labour.mp3
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Interdisciplinary artist Brendan Fernandes speaks with Brian and Dana on this week's episode of Bad at Sports Center. Fernandes sheds light on the secretive process behind his selection to participate in this year’s Whitney Biennial, and we learn more about artist’s move recent move from NY to Chicago, where he serves as faculty in ART, THEORY, PRACTICE at Northwestern University. Brian learns some new things about ballet, and we wrap up the show with some thoughts on Mary Boone’s imminent departure from the NY gallery scene.

http://www.brendanfernandes.ca/

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_681_Brendan_Fernandes_mixdown.mp3
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This week we present the Miami-based project Dimensions Variable with Frances Trombley and Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova and connect with two members of the brain trust for SWAB Fair, Carolina Diez-Cascon and Alvaro Gurrea. All thanks to NADA art fairs. Booth by Claire Ashley.

Dimensions Varible

SWAB Fair

Claire Ashley

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In this long awaited episode from Open Engagement 2016, we are mesmerized by Aaron Gach of the Center for Tactical Magic. Aaron illuminates us on power and the adoption of magical techniques by the NSA. Has NSA influence somehow made this episode post two years late? We can’t say. 

The Center for Tactical Magic engages in extensive research, development, and deployment of the pragmatic system known as Tactical Magic. A fusion force summoned from the ways of the artist, the magician, the ninja, and the private investigator, Tactical Magic is an amalgam of disparate arts invoked for the purpose of actively addressing Power on individual, communal, and transnational fronts.

Center for Tactical Magic

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This week bad at sports presents a panel on making and being presented at Hauser and Wirth by our partners BFAMFAPhD.

Event 2:

Artist-Run Spaces

How do artists create contexts for encounters with their projects that are aligned with their goals?

Friday 2/1 from 6-8pm

Linda Goode-Bryant, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, and Salome Asega

Linda Goode-Bryant is the Founder and President of Active Citizen Project and Project EATS. She developed Active Citizen Project while filming the 2004 Presidential Elections and developed Project EATS during the 2008 Global Food Crisis. She is also the Founder and Director of Just Above Midtown, Inc. (JAM), a New York City non-profit artists space. Linda believes art is as organic as food and life, that it is a conversation anyone can enter. She has a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in painting from Spelman College and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Peabody Award.

 

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist who is interested in art as research and critical practice. Heather has shown work internationally at events and venues including the World Economic Forum, the Shenzhen Urbanism and Architecture Biennale and PS1 MOMA. Her work is held in public collections of the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the New York Historical Society, and has been widely discussed in the media, from the New York Times to Art Forum. Heather is also a co-founder of REFRESH, an inclusive and politically engaged collaborative platform at the intersection of Art, Science, and Technology.

 

Salome Asega is an artist and researcher based in New York. She is the Technology Fellow in the Ford Foundation's Creativity and Free Expression program area, and a director of POWRPLNT, a digital art collaboratory in Bushwick. Salome has participated in residencies and fellowships with Eyebeam, New Museum, The Laundromat Project, and Recess Art. She has exhibited and given presentations at the 11th Shanghai Biennale, Performa, EYEO, and the Brooklyn Museum. Salome received her MFA from Parsons at The New School in Design and Technology where she also teaches.

 

Upcoming Event:

Building Cooperatives

What if the organization of labor was integral to your project?

Friday 2/22 from 6-8pm

Members of Meerkat Filmmakers Collective and Friends of Light

RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-and-being-building-cooperatives-tickets-54313881281?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

BFAMFAPhD

Making and Being is a multi-platform pedagogical project that offers practices of contemplation, collaboration, and circulation in the visual arts. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content created by authors Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard with support from Fellow Emilio Martinez Poppe and BFAMFAPhD members Vicky Virgin and Agnes Szanyi.

Bio

BFAMFAPhD is a collective that employs visual and performing art, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States. The work of the collective is to bring people together to analyze and reimagine relationships of power in the arts.

BFAMFAPhD received critical acclaim for Artists Report Back (2014), which was presented as the 50th anniversary keynote at the National Endowment for the Arts and was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, Gallery 400 in Chicago, Cornell University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Their work has been reviewed in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish, WNYC, and Hyperallergic, and they have been supported by residencies and fellowships at the Queens Museum, Triangle Arts Association, NEWINC and PROJECT THIRD at Pratt Institute. BFAMFAPhD members Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard are now working on Making and Being, a multi-platform pedagogical project which offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_678_BFAMFAPhD_-_Artist_Run_Spaces.mp3
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The B@SC trifecta (Brian, Ryan & Dana) is back in full effect for today’s episode with Kansas City based artist, Garry Noland. Fresh off the plane and in town for the opening of “Base Materials” at the Cleve Carney Gallery at the College of DuPage, Noland and our hosts discuss his solo exhibition, and the implication of "abutting" the divergent approaches apparent in his art making. Noland wisely reflects on his move back and forth from LA, the verbs that make his work go, and the process of collaborating with your materials. All this & more on this episode of Bad at Sports Center!

 

Visit our friends at Dick Blick...

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This week batted sports presents a panel on making and being presented at Hauser and Wirth by our partners BFAMFAPhD.

Step 1:

Modes of Critique

What modes of critique might foster racial equity in studio art classes at the college level?

Friday 1/18 from 6-8pm

Billie Lee and Anthony Romero of the Retooling Critique Working Group

Respondent: Eloise Sherrid, filmmaker, The Room of Silence

Modes of Critique

 

What modes of critique might foster racial equity in studio art classes at the college level?

 

Friday 1/18 from 6-8pm

Billie Lee and Anthony Romero of the Retooling Critique Working Group

Respondent: Eloise Sherrid, filmmaker, The Room of Silence

 

Billie Lee is an artist, educator, and writer working at the intersection of art, pedagogy, and social change. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, an MFA from Yale University, and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in American Studies. She has held positions at the Queens Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, University of New Haven, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Art History at Hartford Art School.

 

Anthony Romero is an artist, writer, and organizer committed to documenting and supporting artists and communities of color. Recent projects include the book-length essay The Social Practice That Is Race, written with Dan S. Wang and published by Wooden Leg Press, Buenos Dias, Chicago!, a multi-year performance project commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and produced in collaboration with Mexico City based performance collective, Teatro Linea de Sombra. He is a co-founder of the Latinx Artists Retreat and is currently a Professor of the Practice at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

 

Judith Leemann is an artist, educator, and writer whose practice focuses on translating operations through and across distinct arenas of practice. A long-standing collaboration with the Boston-based Design Studio for Social Intervention grounds much of this thinking. Leemann is Associate Professor of Fine Arts 3D/Fibers at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and holds an M.F.A. in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her writings have been included in the anthologies Beyond Critique (Bloomsbury, 2017), Collaboration Through Craft (Bloomsbury, 2013), and The Object of Labor: Art, Cloth, and Cultural Production (School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MIT Press 2007). Her current pedagogical research is anchored by the Retooling Critique working group she first convened in 2017 to take up the question of studio critique’s relation to educational equity.

 

The Retooling Critique Working Group is organized by Judith Leemann and was initially funded by a Massachusetts College of Art and Design President's Curriculum Development Grant.

 

Eloise Sherrid is a filmmaker and multimedia artist based in NYC. Her short viral documentary, "The Room of Silence," (2016) commissioned by Black Artists and Designers (BAAD), a student community and safe space for marginalized students and their allies at Rhode Island School of Design, exposed racial inequity in the critique practices institutions for arts education, and has screened as a discussion tool at universities around the world.

 

Step 2: 

Artist-Run Spaces

How do artists create contexts for encounters with their projects that are aligned with their goals?

Friday 2/1 from 6-8pm

Linda Goode-Bryant, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, and Salome Asega

 

Upcoming Event:

Building Cooperatives

What if the organization of labor was integral to your project?

Friday 2/22 from 6-8pm

Members of Meerkat Filmmakers Collective and Friends of Light

RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-and-being-building-cooperatives-tickets-54313881281?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

http://bfamfaphd.com/

Making and Being is a multi-platform pedagogical project that offers practices of contemplation, collaboration, and circulation in the visual arts. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content created by authors Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard with support from Fellow Emilio Martinez Poppe and BFAMFAPhD members Vicky Virgin and Agnes Szanyi.

Bio

BFAMFAPhD is a collective that employs visual and performing art, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States. The work of the collective is to bring people together to analyze and reimagine relationships of power in the arts.

BFAMFAPhD received critical acclaim for Artists Report Back (2014), which was presented as the 50th anniversary keynote at the National Endowment for the Arts and was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, Gallery 400 in Chicago, Cornell University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Their work has been reviewed in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish, WNYC, and Hyperallergic, and they have been supported by residencies and fellowships at the Queens Museum, Triangle Arts Association, NEWINC and PROJECT THIRD at Pratt Institute. BFAMFAPhD members Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard are now working on Making and Being, a multi-platform pedagogical project which offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_676_Making_and_Being_with_BFAMFAPhD.mp3
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In this throwback episode to Open Engagement 2016, Dana and Patricia take a walk with Cary Lin and Sarah Hotchkiss project Stairwells.

Part curatorial platform, part experimental art practice, Stairwell’s facilitates interactive experiences to challenge familiar understandings of place and create new opportunities to engage with the everyday. An ever-evolving project, Stairwell’s fosters temporary communities of curious and engaged individuals, providing opportunities for connections and changes in perspective.

http://stairwells.org/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_674_Stairwells_in_Oakland.mp3
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On today’s episode Brian & Dana take a deep dive into the world of Poncili Creacion, object makers and reality hackers from Puerto Rico. Artists, Pablo and Efrain, explain their new performance, The Beginning of Nothing, presented by The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival’s Neighborhood Tours and additional improvisational performances across the city. We discuss the limitations of theater, the art world and human experience alongside the potential of their expansive creative practice and philosophy. 
 
More information can be found on their instagram, @poncilicreacion or at https://www.chicagopuppetfest.org/event/neighborhood-tour-2019/
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_674_Poncili_Creacion.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41pm EDT

Brian Belott and a casual drop in by Matthew Thurber? Hell yes.This episode almost has too much artist!  join us for this ruckus romp through Belott's painting practice, commitment to children's art, and improv performances. This interview recorded live at NADA Miami a little longer ago than Duncan would like to admit.

Brian Belott

Matthew Thurber

NADA Art Fair

Tom Sanford

Amanda Browder

Brian Andrews

Duncan MacKenzie

our friends at Blick...

http://www.dickblick.com/stores/coupons/badatsports

 

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_673_Brian_Belott_and_Matthew_Thurber.mp3
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Duncan catches up with two of the members of BFAMFAPhD for a chat about the upcoming event series, which for those of you in NYC starts friday with MAKING & BEING.

 

Conversations about Art & Pedagogy

co-presented by BFAMFAPhD & Pioneer Works, hosted by Hauser & Wirth, with media partners Bad at Sports and Eyebeam.

 

image credit...

BFAMFAPhD, Making and Being Card Game, print version, 2016-2018, photograph by Emilio Martinez Poppe.

Full details below...

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Hauser & Wirth

 

BFAMFAPhD is a collective that employs visual and performing art, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States.

 

Pioneer Works is a cultural center dedicated to experimentation, education, and production across disciplines.

 

Contemporary art talk without the ego, Bad at Sports is the Midwest's largest independent contemporary art podcast and blog.

Eyebeam is a platform for artists to engage society’s relationship with technology.

 

Access info:

 

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required through www.hauserwirth.com/events.

 

The entrance to Hauser & Wirth Publishers Bookshop is at the ground floor and accessible by wheelchair. The bathroom is all-gender. This event is low light, meaning there is ample lighting but fluorescent overhead lighting is not in use. A variety of seating options are available including: folding plastic chairs and wooden chairs, some with cushions.

 

This event begins at 6 PM and ends at 8 PM but attendees are welcome to come late, leave early, and intermittently come and go as they please. Water, tea, coffee, beer and wine will be available for purchase. The event will be audio recorded. We ask that if you do have questions or comments after the event for the presenters that you speak into the microphone. If you are unable to attend, audio recordings of the events will be posted on Bad at Sports Podcast after the event.

 

Parking in the vicinity is free after 6 PM. The closest MTA subway station is 23rd and 8th Ave off the C and E. This station is not wheelchair accessible. The closest wheelchair accessible stations are 1/2/3/A/C/E 34th Street-Penn Station and the 14 St A/C/E station with an elevator at northwest corner of 14th Street and Eighth Avenue.

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"While knowledge and skills are necessary, they are insufficient for skillful practice and for transformation of the self that is integral to achieving such practice.”

- Gloria Dall’Alba


BFAMFAPhD presents a series of conversations that ask: What ways of making and being do we want to experience in art classes? The series places artists and educators in intimate conversation about forms of critique, cooperatives, artist-run spaces, healing, and the death of projects. If art making is a lifelong practice of seeking knowledge and producing art in relationship to that knowledge, why wouldn’t students learn to identify and intervene in the systems that they see around them? Why wouldn't we teach students about the political economies of art education and art circulation? Why wouldn’t we invite students to actively fight for the (art) infrastructure they want, and to see it implemented?

 

The series will culminate in the launch of Making and Being, a multi-platform pedagogical project that offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content created by authors Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard with support from Fellow Emilio Martinez Poppe and BFAMFAPhD members Vicky Virgin and Agnes Szanyi.

 

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SCHEDULE

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Modes of Critique

 

What modes of critique might foster racial equity in studio art classes at the college level?

 

Friday 1/18 from 6-8pm

Billie Lee and Anthony Romero of the Retooling Critique Working Group

Respondent: Eloise Sherrid, filmmaker, The Room of Silence

 

Billie Lee is an artist, educator, and writer working at the intersection of art, pedagogy, and social change. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, an MFA from Yale University, and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in American Studies. She has held positions at the Queens Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, University of New Haven, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Art History at Hartford Art School.

 

Anthony Romero is an artist, writer, and organizer committed to documenting and supporting artists and communities of color. Recent projects include the book-length essay The Social Practice That Is Race, written with Dan S. Wang and published by Wooden Leg Press, Buenos Dias, Chicago!, a multi-year performance project commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and produced in collaboration with Mexico City based performance collective, Teatro Linea de Sombra. He is a co-founder of the Latinx Artists Retreat and is currently a Professor of the Practice at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

 

Judith Leemann is an artist, educator, and writer whose practice focuses on translating operations through and across distinct arenas of practice. A long-standing collaboration with the Boston-based Design Studio for Social Intervention grounds much of this thinking. Leemann is Associate Professor of Fine Arts 3D/Fibers at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and holds an M.F.A. in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her writings have been included in the anthologies Beyond Critique (Bloomsbury, 2017), Collaboration Through Craft (Bloomsbury, 2013), and The Object of Labor: Art, Cloth, and Cultural Production (School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MIT Press 2007). Her current pedagogical research is anchored by the Retooling Critique working group she first convened in 2017 to take up the question of studio critique’s relation to educational equity.

 

The Retooling Critique Working Group is organized by Judith Leemann and was initially funded by a Massachusetts College of Art and Design President's Curriculum Development Grant.

 

Eloise Sherrid is a filmmaker and multimedia artist based in NYC. Her short viral documentary, "The Room of Silence," (2016) commissioned by Black Artists and Designers (BAAD), a student community and safe space for marginalized students and their allies at Rhode Island School of Design, exposed racial inequity in the critique practices institutions for arts education, and has screened as a discussion tool at universities around the world.

 

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Artist-Run Spaces

 

How do artists create contexts for encounters with their projects that are aligned with their goals?

 

Friday 2/1 from 6-8pm

Linda Goode-Bryant, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, and Salome Asega

 

Linda Goode-Bryant is the Founder and President of Active Citizen Project and Project EATS. She developed Active Citizen Project while filming the 2004 Presidential Elections and developed Project EATS during the 2008 Global Food Crisis. She is also the Founder and Director of Just Above Midtown, Inc. (JAM), a New York City non-profit artists space. Linda believes art is as organic as food and life, that it is a conversation anyone can enter. She has a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in painting from Spelman College and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Peabody Award.

 

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist who is interested in art as research and critical practice. Heather has shown work internationally at events and venues including the World Economic Forum, the Shenzhen Urbanism and Architecture Biennale and PS1 MOMA. Her work is held in public collections of the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the New York Historical Society, and has been widely discussed in the media, from the New York Times to Art Forum. Heather is also a co-founder of REFRESH, an inclusive and politically engaged collaborative platform at the intersection of Art, Science, and Technology.

 

Salome Asega is an artist and researcher based in New York. She is the Technology Fellow in the Ford Foundation's Creativity and Free Expression program area, and a director of POWRPLNT, a digital art collaboratory in Bushwick. Salome has participated in residencies and fellowships with Eyebeam, New Museum, The Laundromat Project, and Recess Art. She has exhibited and given presentations at the 11th Shanghai Biennale, Performa, EYEO, and the Brooklyn Museum. Salome received her MFA from Parsons at The New School in Design and Technology where she also teaches.

 

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Building Cooperatives

 

What if the organization of labor was integral to your project?

 

Friday 2/22 from 6-8pm

Members of Meerkat Filmmakers Collective and Friends of Light

 

Meerkat Media Collective is an artistic community that shares resources and skills to incubate individual and shared creative work. We are committed to a collaborative, consensus-based process that values diverse experience and expertise. We support the creation of thoughtful and provocative stories that reflect a complex world. Our work has been broadcast on HBO, PBS, and many other networks, and screened at festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Tribeca, Rotterdam and CPH:Dox. Founded as an informal arts collective in 2005 we have grown to include a cooperatively-owned production company and a collective of artists in residence.

 

Friends of Light develops and produces jackets woven to form for each client.  We partner with small-scale fiber producers to source our materials, and with spinners to develop our yarns.    We construct our own looms to create pattern pieces that have complete woven edges (selvages) and therefore do not need to be cut. The design emerges from the materials and from methods developed to weave two dimensional cloth into three dimensional form. Each jacket is the expression of the

collective knowledge of the people involved in its creation. Our business is structured as a worker cooperative and organized around cooperative principles and values. Friends of light founding members are Mae Colburn, Pascale Gatzen, Jessi Highet and Nadia Yaron.

 

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Healing and Care (OFFSITE EVENT)

 

How do artists ensure that their individual and collective needs are met in order to dream, practice, work on, and return to their projects each day?

 

Thursday 2/28 from 6-8pm

Adaku Utah and Taraneh Fazeli

NOTE this event will be held at 151 West 30th Street  # Suite 403, New York, NY 10001

 

Adaku Utah was raised in Nigeria armed with the legacy of a long line of freedom fighters, farmers, and healers. Adaku harnesses her seasoned powers as a liberation educator,healer, and performance ritual artist as an act of love to her community. Alongside Harriet Tubman, she is the co-founder and co-director of Harriet's Apothecary, an intergenerational healing collective led by Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans healers, artists, health professionals, activists and ancestors. For over 12 years, her work has centered in movements for radical social change, with a focus on gender, reproductive, race, and healing justice. Currently she is the Movement Building Leadership Manager with the National Network for Abortion Funds. She is also a teaching fellow with BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity) and Generative Somatics.

 

Taraneh Fazeli is a curator from New York. Her multi-phased traveling exhibition “Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying deals with the politics of health. It showcases the work of artists and groups who examine the temporalities of illness and disability, the effect of life/work balances on wellbeing, and alternative structures of support via radical kinship and forms of care. The impetus to explore illness as a by-product of societal structures while also using cultural production as a potential place to re-imagine care was her own chronic illnesses. She is a member of Canaries, a support group for people with autoimmune diseases and other chronic conditions.

 

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When Projects Depart

 

What practices might we develop to honor the departure of a project?  For example, where do materials go when they are no longer of use, value, or interest?

 

Thursday 3/14 from 6-8pm

Millet Israeli and Lindsay Tunkl

 

Millet Israeli is a psychotherapist who focuses on the varied human experience of loss.  She works with individuals and families struggling with grief, illness, end of life issues, anticipatory loss, and ambiguous loss.  Her approach integrates family systems theory, cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, and trauma informed care. Millet enjoys creating and exploring photography and poetry, and both inform her work with her clients. Millet holds a BA in psychology from Princeton, a JD from Harvard Law School, an MSW from NYU and is certified in bioethics through Montefiore. She sits on an Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects Research at Weill Cornell.

 

Lindsay Tunkl is a conceptual artist and writer using performance, sculpture, language, and one-on-one encounters to explore subjects such as the apocalypse, heartbreak, space travel, and death. Tunkl received an MFA in Fine art and an MA in Visual + Critical Studies from CCA in San Francisco (2017) and a BFA from CalArts In Los Angeles (2010). Her work has been shown at the Hammer Museum, LA, Southern Exposure, SF, and The Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Fe. She is the creator of Pre Apocalypse Counseling and the author of the book When You Die You Will Not Be Scared To Die.

 

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Group Agreements

 

What group agreements are necessary in gatherings that occur at residencies, galleries, and cultural institutions today?

 

Friday 4/19 from 6-8pm

Sarah Workneh, Laurel Ptak, and Danielle Jackson

 

Sarah Workneh has been Co-Director at Skowhegan for nine years leading the educational program and related programs in NY throughout the year, and oversees facilities on campus. Previously, Sarah worked at Ox-Bow School of Art as Associate Director. She has served as a speaker in a wide variety of conferences and schools. She has played an active role in the programmatic planning and vision of peer organizations, most recently with the African American Museum of Philadelphia. She is a member of the Somerset Cultural Planning Commission's Advisory Council (ME); serves on the board of the Colby College Museum of Art.

 

Laurel Ptak is a curator of contemporary art based in New York City. She is currently Executive Director & Curator of Art in General. She has previously held diverse roles at non-profit art institutions in the US and internationally, including the Guggenheim Museum (New York), MoMA PS. 1 Contemporary Art Center (New York), Museo Tamayo (Mexico City), Tensta Konsthall (Stockholm) and Triangle (New York). Ptak has organized countless exhibitions, public programs, residencies and publications together with artists, collectives, thinkers and curators. Her projects have garnered numerous awards, fellowships, and press for their engagement with timely issues, tireless originality, and commitment to rigorous artistic dialogue.

 

Danielle Jackson is a critic, researcher, and arts administrator. She is currently a visiting scholar at NYU’s Center for Experimental Humanities.  As the co-founder and former co-director of the Bronx Documentary Center, a photography gallery and educational space, she helped conceive, develop and implement the organization’s mission and programs.  Her writing and reporting has appeared in artnet and Artsy. She has taught at the Museum of Modern Art, International Center of Photography, Parsons, and Stanford in New York, where she currently leads classes on photography and urban studies.

 

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Open Meeting for Arts Educators and Teaching Artists

 

How might arts educators gather together to develop, share, and practice pedagogies that foster collective skills and values?

 

Friday 5/17 from 6-8pm

Facilitators: Members of the Pedagogy Group

 

The Pedagogy Group is a group of educators, cultural workers, and political organizers who resist the individualist, market-driven subjectivities produced by mainstream art education. Together, they develop and practice pedagogies that foster collective skills and values. Activities include sharing syllabi, investigating political economies of education, and connecting classrooms to social movements.Their efforts are guided by accountability to specific struggles and by critical reflection on our social subjectivities and political commitments.

 

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Book Launch: Making and Being: A Guide to Embodiment, Collaboration and Circulation in the Visual Arts

 

What ways of making and being do we want to experience in art classes?

 

Friday 10/25 from 6-8pm

Stacey Salazar in dialog with Caroline Woolard, Susan Jahoda, and Emilio Martinez Poppe of BFAMFAPhD

 

Stacey Salazar is an art education scholar whose research on teaching and learning in studio art and design in secondary and postsecondary settings has appeared in Studies in Art Education, Visual Arts Research, and Art Education Journal. In 2015 her research was honored with the National Art Education Association Manuel Barkan Award. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Art and Art Education from Columbia University Teachers College and currently serves as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she was a 2013 recipient of the Trustee Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching.

 

BFAMFAPhD is a collective that employs visual and performing art, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States. The work of the collective is to bring people together to analyze and reimagine relationships of power in the arts. Susan Jahoda is a Professor in Studio Arts at the University of Amherst, MA; Emilio Martinez Poppe is the Program Manager at Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) in New York, NY; Caroline Woolard is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at The University of Hartford, CT. Supporting this series at Hauser and Wirth for Making and Being are BFAMFAPhD collective members Agnes Szanyi, a Doctoral Student at The New School for Social Research in New York, NY and Vicky Virgin, a Research Associate at The Center for Economic Opportunity in New York, NY.


Making and Being is a multi-platform pedagogical project that offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content created by authors Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard with support from Fellow Emilio Martinez Poppe and BFAMFAPhD members Vicky Virgin and Agnes Szanyi.

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Tune in this years first Bad at Sports Center with artist Gregory Bae & Kyle Bellucci Johanson of Table Projects in Avondale. We discuss how Bae’s experience of the movie Groundhog Day in Korea resulted in his new exhibition at Table, Black Hole or Love. We hear the foodie backstory behind Table Projects and rip the art right out of Bae’s soul as he describes the semi-science behind his work. We’re still wondering who The Rooster is, and you will too.

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Tune in for this MONSTER DROP of an episode from our recent stint at the Chicago Art Book Fair. Roving reporter, Dana B., does a loop around the booths, covering as many as possible and speaking with Libri Finti Clandestini, Chicago Artist Writers, Homie House Press, Paint & Polish, Temporary Services, Archives & Futures, Aay Preston-Myint of CABF, Genderfail, The Bettys, The Filipino American Artist Directory, Walls Divide Press, Platform Editions, WORK PLAY,Jamiyla Lowe and Chloe Perkis. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll enjoy the amazing cutting and interludes provided by the always super older brother, Duncan Mackenzie. 

Thanks to the Chicago Art Book Fair for the opportunity and for gathering so many amazing artists all together at the Chicago Athletic Association. Happy New Year from your friends here at Bad at Sports, all the best in 2019!

Chicago Artist Writers (https://chicagoartistwriters.com/
Archives & Future/ Aay & CABF (http://cabf.no-coast.org/
The Filipino American Artist Directory (https://www.filamartistdirectory.com/
Walls Divide Press (https://wallsdivide.com/
Platform Editions (http://platplatformform.com/) 
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Chicago comic artist and animator Scott Roberts gets down with the universal question of what if Martin Kippenberger's art logic could be applied to comics. Aggie Toppins, professional graphic designer and amiteur mixologist contemplates the relationship between alcohol and philosophy while asking questions about the concept of client driven design. 

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On this ultimate 2018 episode of Bad at Sports, the team finds themselves in the presence of Chicago legend, Suellen Rocca. Founding member of the Hairy Who, Rocca drops by the studio to illuminate Dana, Duncan, and Ryan on Chicago Art Institute’s 50th anniversary survey, Hairy Who? 1966-1969. Rocca also discusses her role as Curator and Director of Exhibitions at Elmhurst College, where she has recently curated, The Figure and the Chicago Imagists: Selections from the Elmhurst College Art Collection. Join us as we experience collective transcendent delight.

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Brook Hsu joins the Bad at Sports Crew this week to discuss her contemporaneous group exhibit at the University of Chicago’s Renaissance Society, Let me Consider it from Here. Brian and Jesse lead the listeners on an aural tour of Hsu’s paintings and the breadth of her multifaceted, autobiographical practice. It’s real and fun and real fun.

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In this episode Tom Sanford is pulled out of retirement to throw down with Canadian Art all star, Marcel Dzama. We trace his history, the challenges of Winnipeg, Raymond Pettibone, David Zwirner, the Royal Art Lodge, and how drawings should go on tablecloths in Hong Kong.

Duncan swoons a little. It embarrassed everyone. 

https://www.davidzwirner.com/artists/marcel-dzama

https://www.davidzwirner.com/artists/raymond-pettibon

 

 

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Join Bad at Sports at the Chicago Art Book Fair! Starting our series is an interview with Fully Booked’s Anthony Tino. We discuss Fully Booked’s unique and fascinating approach to sourcing and distributing art books from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, and their work on the Dubai art book fair. Listen in & check out Fully Booked’s current Kickstarter campaign for the 2019 edition of the Dubai fair! Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fullybooked/fully-booked-dubai-art-book-fair-2019?ref=12zwza

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Susan Giles and Jeff Carter meet Jesse and Brian for a warm conversation on a cold day. Giles and Carter constitute two-thirds (the third third being BAS friend Faheem Majeed) of a wonderful new show at the Chicago Cultural Center until January 6th. We talk IKEA, gesticulation and gesture, modernism, cultural erasure, scale, materials, architecture, tedium and more, more, more on this episode of Bad at Sports.

Jeff Carter

Susan Giles

Cultural Center

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:58am EDT

In this episode of Bad at Sports, Dana meets up with Nathaniel Mary Quinn at the Museum of Contemporary Photography to discuss the work on view in "Echoes: Reframing Collage", the companion exhibition to "The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity & Politics", currently on view through Dec 21, 2018. Come for Quinn discussing his work ethic and personally philosophy on creativity, but stay for the dish on his day with a certain celebrity at the Brooklyn Museum. All this and always more, on this episode of Bad at Sports. 

https://www.mbart.com/artists/192-nathaniel-mary-quinn/works/

http://www.mocp.org/exhibitions/2018/10/echoes-identity-and-politics-in-contemporary-collage.php

http://thebottomline.drawingcenter.org/2018/11/16/thoughts-on-for-opacity-with-nathaniel-mary-quinn-elijah-burgher-and-toyin-ojih-odutola/

 

 

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This week, Ryan and Dana are pleased to welcome Milwaukee-ite Nathaniel Stern back to the show. We discuss his latest art historical publication, Ecological Aesthetics: artful tactics for humans, nature, and politics. Stern gives our hosts some insight into what he considers Ecological Aesthetics with examples and artists ranging from South African artist Doung Anwar Jahangeer, to the Overpass Light Brigade. Dana gets to say the word marginalia as she tries to discover Ryan's Term Up the Volume. All this and clearly lots more on this episode of Bad at Sports.

http://nathanielstern.com/text/2018/ecological-aesthetics/

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On this weeks episode, Dana and Brian nerd out with the impressive and eclectic team behind Chicago New Media 1973-1992, currently on view at Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois, Chicago and presented in partnership with Video Game Art Gallery. Guests Jon Cates, Tiffany Funk, Chaz Evans and Jonathan Kinkley talk us through the major historical moments in Chicago New Media history, including, but definitely not limited to, the midwest origins of Mortal Kombat. Oh, also, we're all wearing costumes.

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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. 

https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/author/matthew-thurber

https://www.quimbys.com/

http://www.matthewthurber.com/

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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!

Western Exhibitions

Document

Vol

David Salkin Creative

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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On this episode of Bad @ SportsCenter, we speak with Neeraja D and Ahmed Ozsever about their transnational collaboration N/A. Their exhibit, N/A: An Architectural Ceremony, is currently on display at Carthage College's HF Johnson Gallery, reuniting the duo for an immersive installation featuring photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. We discuss the function of authorship and international mail and revel in the gentle cacophony of malapropisms, mispronunciations, and misspeak. And a good time was had by all. 
 
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Poetry? Hell yes we do that.

Bio from the Poetry Foundation:

Poet and editor Jacob Saenz was born in Chicago and raised in Cicero, Illinois. He earned a BA in creative writing from Columbia College in Chicago. His first collection of poetry, Throwing the Crown, was awarded the 2018 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize and is forthcoming from Coppery Canyon Press.

Saenz has been an editor at Columbia Poetry Review and an associate editor at RHINO. He works as an acquisitions assistant at the Columbia College library and has read his poetry at a number of Chicago venues. A CantoMundo fellow, he has also been the recipient of a Letras Latinas Residency Fellowship and a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship.

 

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This week we have the honor of welcoming David Hockney. One of the world's most celebrated artists David joins us at an amazing time. We catch up with him in the context of his beautiful new show at Richard Gray gallery but we catch him the day before he is expected to become the artists whose work has broken the world record for highest price paid at auction for a work by a living artist. He is pretty chill about it and gives us a little bit of a lesson on perspective and how photography is rotted the Western mind. we also learn what VR might be good for.

Bad at Sports, not to be outdone and competitive to the last, has  news of its own…

On September 25, 2018 bad at sports will become the world's first podcast with its own line of beer. released in conjunction with Mars community brewing the "Artist +/- Beer +/- Jerks = Bad at Sports" hazy IPA is ready to set the world a'drinking.

We the humans of Bad at Sports will celebrate by hosting a couple of beer released parties where you can also get limited-edition Bad at Sports merchandise.

Tuesday, September 25 from 6 to 10 we will be having the ART STILL SUXS drink up at Marz Community Brewing at 3630 South Iron St. where you can hang with the gang from Bad at Sports Center and the team form B@S central while we all enjoy a good cup of ale.

Sunday, September 30th from 1-4 we will join the galleries of 1709 West Chicago Ave, Western Exhibition, Document, Paris London Hong Kong, and Volume Gallery at a Marz tasting event were you can pick up a six or witness us in a couple of guest critics discussing the 2018 iteration of EXPO Chicago live from Volume gallery.

 you can come by grab beer, posters, T-shirts, a handsome new pen seen here on David Hockney, (this is an image we blatantly stolen off of Instagram.)

 

 

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And we're back! Join hosts of Bad at Sports Center for our first episode of the Fall season featuring our amazing summer tans and multidisciplinary artist and all around shady queen, Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez. Rodriguez brings us in to their research process and discusses a new body of work focusing on the Sandinistas and their persistence in US culture. Towards the end of the episode, Gonzalo humors our returning segments, "Term Up the Volume" and "Whats the T". Work by Rodriguez is on view alongside art by Darryl DeAngelo Terrell in their two-person exhibition "Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez & Darryl DeAngelo Terrell" opening Friday, September 7th and on view at Roots & Culture through October 6th. 

More information: 
http://gonzaloreyes.info/
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