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Published: Wed, 08 Nov 2017 23:43:19 +0000

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Bad at Sports Episode 607: Illuminato, Hunter, and Padberg

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 23:43:19 +0000

How should we teach art after Social Practice and the Post-Studio? Michelle Illuminato (Portland State,) Brett Hunter (Alfred,) and Carol Padberg (Hartford) help us work through the problem.

Recorded at Open Engagement 2017

 


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Bad at Sports Episode 606: Jeffly Gabriela Molina

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 22:09:37 +0000

Jeffly Gabriela Molina joins Dana and Ryan in the studio to discuss her paintings and upcoming group exhibition at LVL3. Jeffly introduces us to the intimacy of her image making and even graces us with an original short poem. Ryan terms up our volume with an ode to Structuralism and more in this episode of Bad at Sports Center!

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Bad at Sports Episode 605: Brian Hieggelke

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:55:20 +0000

This week on Bad at Sports Center - New City Publisher Brian Hieggelke! Talking movie making and the extensions of publishing!

Future forward thinking and with a little help from our friends at Today at Apple.

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Bad at Sports Episode: 604 Matthew Girson

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:49:04 +0000

Oak Park Brawl- Rauschenberg vs. Johns. Who would win in a fight? What if they were underwater? What if they were in the dark? What if they were on a white canvas with a white ground? Who know? Matthew Girson knows. We use a division between these two legendary painters to inform and interrogate the practice of Local Hero Matthew Girson! Woot! I think he was grateful when we left.

http://matthewgirson.com/

Matthew Hoffman "You are Beautiful" at

https://www.apple.com/today/store/northmichiganavenue/

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Bad at Sports 603: Misael Soto

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:21:44 +0000

Misael Soto joins Bad at Sports Center to discuss "Provisional Obstruction," a public sculptural work in collaboration with Ayesha Singh outside of ACRE Projects. We delve into Soto's history of creating monumentally mundane sculpture and their Chicago origin story. DJ Younger Brother puts us into context as we discuss performance, gentrification, and giant beach towels all in this weeks episode.

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Bad at Sports Episode 602: David Hartt

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:28:47 +0000

This week Duncan and Dana interview former Chicagoan David Hartt on the occasion of the opening of his latest commission, in the forest, on location at The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. David and Duncan talk Canada stuff, and Hartt walks our hosts through his investigation into architect Moshe Safdie’s unfinished 1968 Habitat project in Puerto Rico. The multi-part installation is on view at the Graham Foundation until January 6, 2018.

http://davidhartt.net/

http://www.corbettvsdempsey.com/artists/david-hartt/

http://www.grahamfoundation.org/

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Bad at Sports Episode 601: Coming of Age at Sector 2337

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:47:25 +0000

This week, Bad @ Sportscenter darling Caroline Picard, returns to dish on the upcoming exhibit 'Coming of Age,' at Sector 2337. Picard shares the mics with Aki Inomata, Essi Kausalainen, and Rebecca Beachy, three brilliant artists from the all-star exhibition line-up. The conversation includes, but is not limited to: hermit crab housing, hair shirts, the human embodiment of plants, horse skeletons, and taxidermy birds. You must listen to believe. 

 
 
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Bad at Sports Episode 600: Lisa Lee

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:36:44 +0000

Lisa Lee! Chicago social justice visionary, former Director of Jane Addam's Hull-House and current Director of the University of Illinois Chicago's School of Art and Art History! Hell yes. Recorded at the Oakland Museum at Open Engagement 2016.

Here is the UIC bio...

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Lisa Yun Lee is the Director of the School of Art & Art History, a visiting curator at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and a member of the Art History, Museum and Exhibition Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Lisa is also the co-founder of The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council, an organization dedicated to creating spaces for dialogue and dissent and for reinvigorating civil society. She has published a book on Frankfurt School philosopher Theodor Adorno titled, Dialectics of the Body: Corporeality in the Philosophy of Theodor Adorno (Routledge, 2004), and researches and writes about museums and diversity, cultural and environmental sustainability, and spaces for fostering radically democratic practices. Lisa received her BA in Religion from Bryn Mawr College, and a PhD in German Studies from Duke University. She is the Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at UIC, and she serves on the national boards of the American Alliance of Museums, Imagining America: Artists & Scholars in Public Life, the Ms. Magazine Adviory Board, and the boards of Rebuild Foundation, the National Public Housing Museum, Young Chicago Authors, 3Arts, and the International Contemporary Ensemble.


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Bad at Sports Episode 599: Aay Preston-Myint

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 22:11:45 +0000

Aay Preston-Myint joins Brian and Dana this week to discuss the alternative publishing imprint, No Coast (http://no-coast.org/), and their newest endeavor, the Chicago Art Book Fair (http://cabf.no-coast.org/), coming for the first time to the Chicago Athletic Association November 16-19th. Preston-Myint schools us on some Chicago apartment gallery history and we discuss dinosaurs, the end. Tune in next week for more shenanigans as Chicago’s art “season” officially revs up! 


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Bad at Sports Episode 598: The Floating Museum

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 18:10:29 +0000

A Monumental episode featuring the full Co-Directing cast of The Floating Museum, Faheem Majeed, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, Andrew Schachman, and Avery R. Young.  We parley over a loving critique of the traditional museum model, setting our sites on the whole city of Chicago for the foundation of a new museum.

 

Docked in it’s penultimate port, the Floating Museum’ barge can currently be found at Chicago’s Riverwalk in analog space, and at www.floatingmuseum.org on the high seas of the interweb.

 

Shout outs to Megan Sauve, Development Director and Kate Schlachter, Project Manager of The Floating Museum.

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Bad at Sports Episode 597: Marc LeBlanc Returns!

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 18:09:44 +0000

A former contributor returns as guest. Marc LeBlanc is back and Chicago could not be more excited. We check in about his adventures in Berlin with Kavi Gupta Gallery and LA with the LA Contemporary, and now what the future M LeBlanc Gallery will be.

We also learn a word with Ryan Peter Miller and discuss the MCA kickstarting Michael Rakowitz's Enemy Kitchen as part of his mid career retrospective.

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Bad at Sports Episode 596: Mauser and Albright

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:59:18 +0000

This is a great week at Bad @ Sports Center if you were born under the sign Cancer. Painter Nicole Mauser and Artist/Graphic Designer Tobey Albright scuttle through the studio to discuss their upcoming curatorial endeavor, Privates, at Carthage College.

 

http://www.nicolemauser.com/

http://tobeyalbright.com

 

If today is your birthday, treat yourself to a delicious podcast. 

 

 

  1. Kinematic

Nicole Mauser

Acrylic and oil on canvas

30in x 28in x 1in

2011

Photo credit: Tom Van Eynde

 

  1. It’s a Wonderful Life, Tobey

Tobey Albright

German graphite on paper

42 3/4 x 33”

2012

 


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Bad at Sports Episode 595: Coco Picard

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:44:51 +0000

This week Bad at sports center was joined by Caroline (Coco) Picard to talk through her most recent graphic novel, "The Chronicles of Fortune." 

http://www.cocopicard.com/

We also catch up about the goings on at Sector 2337 and the Green Lantern Press.

Oh and there is always the specter of the anthropocene.

http://sector2337.com/

http://sector2337.com/green-lantern-press/about-the-green-lantern-press/

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Bad at Sports Episode: 594 Candida Alvarez

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:41:15 +0000

In this episode we track the musings and mellifluous tones of Candida Alvarez. Her retrospective is at the Chicago Cultural Center, her work has been included in the Kemper Survey of contemporary abstraction, and her work with COMME des GARÇONS is just about to drop!

 

We trace the ins and outs of domesticity, abstraction, hallucinatory practices, poetics, Bruce Rauner’s policies towards art and education, and the current Michael Bonesteel controversy at SAIC.

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Bad at Sports Episode 593: Third Object

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:03:13 +0000

This shiny new episode of Bad @ Sports Center spotlights curator Raven Munsell. We chat about her latest curatorial project with 3rd Object, titled Sneaker Boy Dreams, from artist Ashley Teamer. Munsell also sheds some light on the ACRE inspired exhibit at Heaven Gallery, Summer Sessions, before we dive deep into all that is ACRE. And finally, the light at the end of this illuminating tunnel, is a discussion of the dearly departed, bumper sticker bonanza, Trunk Show. All this and not a single bad word.

 
 
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Bad at Sports 592: P.O.W.E.R Project and the Comfort Station

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 17:55:01 +0000

Triple Exclamation Points. B@SC presents the top of the call sheet for the P.O.W.E.R. Project. In addition to being the acronym to end all acronyms - Preparation, Organization, Wonderment, Empowerment, Resistance – this project is the brilliant baby of the Comfort Station and the Art Leaders of Color Network (ACLN). Jordan Martins discusses the origin story of the Comfort Station, Felicia Holman spills about her Honey Pot Performance, and Nina Yeboah tells the tale of her project, Africa Reads Chicago.

 

http://www.comfortstationlogansquare.org/

https://www.facebook.com/artleadersofcolornetwork/
https://www.honeypotperformance.com/

http://chi-readingafrica.tumblr.com/about

 

We steeped some T, discussing the spectacle that is MCA’s Murakami exhibition.

We got to take our Duncan MacKenzie surrogate, Jesse Malmed, for a test drive.

And above all, we celebrated the life, death and birthday of the purple one himself, PRINCE. 

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Bad at Sports Episode: 591 Erin Jane Nelson

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 21:04:26 +0000

ERIN JANE NELSON!!!

 

The Psycopomp-er herself checks in do discuss Animal cognition, human speciesism, Aron Gent, threats to an Open Society, Fivver, Quilts, Jacquard fabric printing technology, operating as an artist and as an institution!

http://sexmagazine.us/sexlife/erin-jane-nelson-at-hester/

http://psychopompopolis.net/

http://documentspace.com/exhibitions/erin-jane-nelson/

And the T...

Sam Durant and the Walker vs. everyone else

http://www.startribune.com/read-artist-sam-durant-s-full-statement-on-scaffold-controversy/425141933/

Theaster Gates vs. the South Side Weekly

https://southsideweekly.com/cracks-in-theaster-gates-rebuild-foundation/

Prospect 4?

https://www.bestofneworleans.com/thelatest/archives/2017/05/23/prospect4-artists-announced-trevor-schoonmaker-previews-expo

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Bad at Sports Episode 590: Naima Keith and Ian Weaver

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

This week we check in with Naima Keith and Ian Weaver...

 

Naima Keith Deputy Director of Exhibits and Programs at the California African American Museum and Chicago Art rocker and roller Ian Weaver join the show to talk about the Artadia Granting program, (COOK COUNTY - YOUR ARTADIA APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON THE FIRST OF JUNE,) Museum Challenges, tindering artists, programing at CAAM, Pilsen and the Little Village, inventing histories for communities which have suffered erasure, the Black Knight Archive, and how facing the past helps us find the future.

The T is rich this week with a bizarre and public fight on Facebook between two prominent Chicago Art worlders, the South Side Weekly digs deep into Theaster Gate's Rebuild Foundation, and the Chicago Torture Justice Center Opens today!  

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Bad at Sports Episode 589: Ionit Behar

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:24:53 +0000

Ionit Behar!!!

 

This week we are joined by Spertus Curator and Independent force Ionit Beher.

 

We talk Spertus, Ben Shahn, Fieldwork Collaborative, the Chicago Parks District and Public Spaces, field houses and the “More Strange then True,” the tension of Public Trust, and The bathroom as the site of the new Avante Garde.

 

Enjoy!

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 588: Deana Haggag

Mon, 15 May 2017 14:55:40 +0000

This week Bad at Sports Center is joined by Deana Haggag! The newly appointed President and CEO of United States Artists!

From Deana Haggag's site...

Deana Haggag is the President & CEO of United States Artists, a national arts funding organization based in Chicago, IL. Before joining USA in February 2017, she was the Executive Director of The Contemporary, a nomadic and non-collecting art museum in Baltimore, MD, for four years. In addition to her leadership roles, Deana lectures extensively, consults on various art initiatives, contributes to cultural publications, and has taught at institutions such as Towson University and Johns Hopkins University. She is on the Advisory Board of Recess and Council of Common Field, and has served as a member of the Affiliates Board for the Museums and Society Program at Johns Hopkins University and StageOne/FANS council at the Baltimore School for the Arts. She received her MFA in Curatorial Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA from Rutgers University in Art History and Philosophy.

 

She is proudly a first-generation Egyptian-American Muslim woman of Afro-Arab descent.
She currently lives between Chicago and Baltimore.

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 587: Paul Hopkin and Jason Dunda

Tue, 09 May 2017 18:57:55 +0000

Paul Hopkin drops by to talk about surviving your art world, running a gallery and cultural enterprise, and what it is like to be late. Jason Dunda pinch hits while wait for Paul and talks about PAINTING. He also mentions support he has received from the Canada Council. We all take a moment to remember Vito Acconci and his seminal work: Seed Bed. 

All and all this is a banter filled tart. Enjoy.

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Bad at Sports Episode 585: John Opera and Aron Gent

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:46:28 +0000

This week we catch up with Chicago based photographer come painter John Opera and Document Author Aron Gent!

http://documentspace.com/

http://johnopera.com/

http://arongent.com/

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Bad at Sports Episode 584: Edward Cabral

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:38:43 +0000

Join the wonderfully wacky hosts of Bad at Sports Center as they welcome Edward Cabral, Executive Director and Chef of the Sanctuary Cafe at the University Church in Hyde Park to the show. This delicious episode covers covers Mexican Chocolate Cake with a twist, cookie challenges, professional pumpkin carving and how an art school grad broke into the artistic baking scene. Enough arts, jokes & "orts" to go around!

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Bad at Sports Episode 583 Paul Catanese

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 01:54:13 +0000

From Paul's Website...

 

Paul Catanese is a hybrid media artist whose diverse range of works include installation, printmaking, video, sculptural objects, handmade paper, artists books, code, net.art, and projections which have been exhibited internationally, notably at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, La Villette and the China Academy of Art; with screenings at the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Stuttgart Filmwinter, FILE, ANIMAC, ExUrban Screens, New Forms Festival, and ISEA2014 Dubai. He has received commissions from Rhizome.org and Turbulence.org, and was awarded a 2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship. Catanese is Associate Professor of Art & Art History and Director of the Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Program at Columbia College Chicago.

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 581: NIC Kay

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:50:14 +0000

NIC Kay! on Bad at Sports Center from WLPN 105.1 in Chicago. (B@SC #5 for those keeping track.)

 

https://www.nic-kay.com/

http://www.lumpenradio.com/

See you next week.

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 580: Rebecca Keller

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Bad at Sports Center Episode 4 from the studios of WLPN Radio!

Rebecca Keller!

http://rebeccakeller.net/home.html

Rebecca Keller's numerous awards include two Fulbrights, an American Association of Museum International Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Illinois Arts Council. She has exhibited widely, including exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Hyde Park Art Center; the International Waldkunst Biennial; the Estonian National Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum; the International Museum of Surgical Science; the Tartu Art Museum; Elmhurst Art Museum and many others. In recent years her work has focused on history as a category and engine for art-making: her Excavating History projects use art and writing to expand and complicate the established narratives of historic sites. These "site-complicit' interventions have occurred nationally and internationally, in locations as diverse an anatomy theater in Estonia to the Jane Addams Hull House Museum in Chicago. Her book about this work:  Excavating History; When Artists Take on Historic Sites was published in 2012 by Stepsister Press. A second edition came out in 2015.

Keller was cofounder of YoYoMagazine.org, an online journal of art, writing and creativity. She also writes fiction, and was a finalist for the Chicago Literary Guild’s 2013 prose award, and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

We also tackle "Hegemony," Dana gives us a heads up on the "T," and mention 5 things you could have seen this week.

 


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Bad at Sports Episode 579 Carris Adams

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Carris Adams! Rocking Bad at Sports Center episode 3!

Found bio (from http://www.messagesinthestreet.com/carris-adams/):

Carris Adams' (B. 1987, Dallas, TX., lives Chicago) creates large scale drawings and paintings to address the signs and signifiers within a landscape that suggests difference, otherness and value. Believing that within the landscape are signs (literal, symbolic and semiotic) pointing to race, gender, systemic inequalities and resilience- Adams’s peripatetic practice allows for these images, objects and language to become source material for the studio. Recent exhibition include Trapped in Acapulco, Logan Center Exhibitions, The University of Chicago (2015), Lands End, Logan Art Center Exhibitions (2015), and “Re”, South Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas TX (2014). Adams received her BFA from The University of Texas at Austin and her MFA from University of Chicago, Chicago IL.

Joined us thanks to Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago http://www.tigerstrikesasteroid.com/tagged/thisthatandthethird

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578: Claire Ashley

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:37:44 +0000

Claire Ashley! Painter Sculptor? Party human? We celebrate women on this the day of WOMEN striking!

Real show note when we have women who will help us.

http://www.claireashley.com/

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 577: Kerry James Marshall WLPN B@SC Radio Edit

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:12:00 +0000

Here in our second episode of the Bad at Sports Center show we make a fan favorate episode radio friendly...

Welcome back Kerry James Marshall!

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Bad at Sports Episode 576: Guy Richards Smit

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:00:00 +0000

This week: Our first live show from 105.5 WLPN-LP, an interview with Guy Richards Smit


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Bad at Sports Episode 575: Daniel Tucker and Anthony Romero OYO

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:10:28 +0000

Daniel Tucker and Anthony Romero join us live from the Chicago Cultural Center during the Latin X conference to discuss the exhibition, book, and event series "Organize Your Own" then we post a panel they organized that was presented by Chicago's MCA and Columbia College.

Discussion at the MCA Chicago, 
This discussion will start with a screening of an excerpt from the film American Revolution 2 (by the Film Group) followed by a discussion about artists who are organizing in culturally and ethnically specific networks, including Eric J. Garcia, Nicole Marroquin, and Maria Gaspar, moderated by Anthony Romero.

Originally conceived as a two-city exhibition, following the election the project is now beginning a year long national tour - details about how to get involved are here https://organizeyourown.wordpress.com/ and the catalog can be purchased here http://soberscove.com/book/organize-your-own/ 

 

 

 


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Bad at Sports Episode 574: Suhasini Kerjriwal

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 18:34:02 +0000

Suhashini Kejriwal, a Kolkata based artist, was a Jackman Goldwasser Resident at the Hyde Park Art Center this past summer. Duncan MacKenzie and Tanya Gill caught up with Kejriwal in her new studio.  They had a lively discussion about Kejriwal’s creations, urban centers and the importance of walking.  Suhashini Kejriwal, a Kolkata based artist, was a Jackman Goldwasser Resident at the Hyde Park Art Center this past summer. Duncan MacKenzie and Tanya Gill caught up with Kejriwal in her new studio.  They had a lively discussion about Kejriwal’s creations, urban centers and the importance of walking.  

 

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Bad at Sports Episode: 573 Ben Eine

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:30:00 +0000

Celebrated English/SF street artist Ben Eine.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Eine

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Bad at Sports Episode: 572 Dawn Hancock Firebelly Design

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:32:42 +0000

Dawn Hancock! Chicago Design thought leader and righteous warrior for a better world and better design!

Live from the late late afternoon show.

https://www.firebellydesign.com/work

https://www.firebellydesign.com/people

https://www.firebellydesign.com/endeavors

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

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Bad at Sports Episode 571: Frank Maugeri

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 19:00:00 +0000

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

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

http://www.redmoon.org/

http://www.colum.edu/

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

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Bad at Sports Episode 570: Kelly Leonard

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 19:00:00 +0000

KELLY LEONARD! The Second City! Comedy abound!

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

http://www.secondcity.com/

http://www.colum.edu/

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


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Bad at Sports Episode: 569 Jason Salavon

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 19:00:00 +0000

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

http://salavon.com/

http://www.colum.edu/

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


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Bad at Sports 568: Stan Shellaberger

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 02:06:40 +0000

Chicago's walking and printing magic man, Stan Shellaberger!

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

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

http://www.colum.edu/

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

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Bad at Sports Episode 567 Yesomi Umolu

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 20:02:24 +0000

Yesomi Umolu! 

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

https://www.yesomiumolu.com/

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

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

http://www.colum.edu/

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

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Bad at Sports Episode 566: Jennifer Mills!

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 03:25:00 +0000

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

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

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

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Bad at Sports Episode 565: Mark Tribe

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:04:16 +0000

This week begins with Bad at Sports jumping back in to Open Engagement and the realm of socially engaged art!

 

MARK TRIBE

 

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

 

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

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 564: Caroline Wells Chandler

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:17:59 +0000

This week on Bad at Sports, NYC/BAS: Amanda Browder and Caroline Burghardt return to the airwaves with an interview with New York based artist Caroline Wells Chandler. Our interview was done a few months after his installation at Spring Break art fair 2016 / Field Projects in NYC. The quote below is from the statement for this exhibition.  "Chandler pulls inspiration from the story of Hermaphroditus and his merging with the water nymph Salmacis. Melding this ancient Greek myth with contemporary references and creations, from transgender Santa Claus to beach bums and cowbois, the artist playfully immerses the audience in an exploration of transgender identity. Contemporary identities morph and fluctuate, pushed forward by radical practices of self-creation and influenced by biological impulses and desires. While the shaping and reshaping, identifying and unidentifying, copying and pasting may seem fanciful at first glance, the stakes for trans and lgbtq-identified people are deep and pressing. Chandler’s work acknowledges the deep stakes at hand, while embracing a joyful, celebratory aesthetic, combining playful colors and forms with a confident embrace of sexuality. "  For all in Chicago in 2017 look out for his solo exhibition at Andrew Rafacz Gallery.  Link to Field Projects and Caroline Wells Chandler's site :  http://www.fieldprojectsgallery.com/springbreak2016/   Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Caroline Wells Chandler currently lives and works in New York. He completed his foundation studies at the Rhode Island School of Design and received his BFA cum laude from Southern Methodist University in 2007. He has shown at numerous institutions including: Zurcher Studio (NY), Anna Kustera (NY), Field Projects (NY), Vox Populi (PA), Sanctuary (PA), N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art (MI), Open Gallery (TN), The Bascom (NC), Arlington Arts Center (VA), and the Stieglitz Museum (‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands) among others. Chandler is a 2011 MFA recipient in painting at the Yale School of Art where he was awarded the Ralph Mayer Prize for proficiency in materials and techniques. He lives and works in New York. Queering the Lines will mark the third solo show within a year for the artist. Amanda Browder www.amandabrowder.com   ALSO: Go see Richard's show! OPENS SUNDAY DECEMBER 4th! 3-6PM Riverside Arts Center 32 East Quincy St Riverside, IL  60302 www.riversideartscenter.com Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 1-5pm    Good Machines Artists: Taylor Hokanson in collaboration with J. Stephen Lee, Richard Holland, Niki Passath, Jesse Seay, and Philip von Zweck Curated by: Natalie Jacobson Opening reception: December 4th, 3-6, with artist talk from 5-6pm. Family Day event: December 10th, 2-4 "This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and sponsorship from the Riverside Township.” Here’s a brief blurb about the sh[...]


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Bad at Sports Episode 563: Patricia Maloney and SoEX

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 21:31:36 +0000

Our very own Patricia Maloney all grown up and now the Executive Director of Southern Exposure (SoEX).

 

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

 

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

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

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Bad at Sports Episode 562: Judith Brotman

Sat, 05 Nov 2016 16:06:00 +0000

Judith Brotman and co host Meg Duguid. SAIC Low Res MFA as sponser...

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

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

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

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

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

http://judithbrotman.com/home.html

http://megduguid.com/home.html

http://seedspace.org/

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

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

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 561: Irene Hofmann and Ben Davis

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:13:27 +0000

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

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

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

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

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


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Bad at Sports Episode 560 Erik L Peterson and Open House Contemporary

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:25:48 +0000

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

 

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

 


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Bad at Sports Episode 559 Sam Hertz

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 03:51:07 +0000

Sound and Performance Artist Sam Hertz checks in on the Anthropocene and the Aerocene with Caroline Picard!

 

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

 

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


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Bad at Sports Episode 558: Jenni Nurmenniemi

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:16:07 +0000

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

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

 


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Bad at Sports Episode 557: Bolen, Scott, and Yang take on Sensing and the Anthropocene

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 08:09:30 +0000

Jeremy Bolen, Emily Eliza Scott, and Andy Yang take on Sensing and the Anthropocene at the HKW in Berlin!

Real show note soon.

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Bad at Sport Episode 556: Michael Rakowitz Part 2

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:38:47 +0000

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

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

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

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 555: Michael Rakowitz

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000

This week: The amazing stupendous Michael Rakowitz!!


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Bad at Sports Episode 554: Ben Stone

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:29:03 +0000

This week Dana Bassett and Duncan Mackenzie catch up with the artist Ben Stone. We are joined thanks to Artadia by special guest host (whose name Duncan has been mispronouncing for years and to his shame this continues here) Elysia Borowy-Reeder Executive Director of MOCAD ( Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit).   We catch up with Ben during the intense run up to his solo show at Western exhibitions which is up now through September 16, 2016.  In a rich conversation we chat about things work, humor and contemporary art, violence, sports, and the magic of therapy. Names Dropped: Harry Caray Sammy Sosa Geoffrey Todd Smith Tom Skilling WGN The Score Sports Talk Western Exhibitions Untitled Art Fair Tony Tasset Tom Friedman David Robbins Maurizio Cattelan Stupidity Absurdism SAIC UIC Detroit Scott Reeder Tyson Reeder Berwyn Chicago police Belle and Sebastian Ben's sister MOCAD Parenthood [...]


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Bad at Sports Episode 553: Allison Glenn

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 20:24:12 +0000

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

 

Check out Dana Bassett’s wrap up post here.


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Bad at Sports Episode 552: MSB vs. Chris Dennis

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:15:21 +0000

This week sees the return of the once thought lost Mark Staff Brandl!

Chris Dennis!

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From his site:

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

He currently resides in Zürich, Switzerland.

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

 


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Bad at Sports Episode 551: Tim Kinsella

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 02:42:07 +0000

Tim Kinsella!

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

Minds will be shredded.

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

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

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


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Bad at Sports Episode 550: Zachary Dodson

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:31:19 +0000

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

From his website...

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

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

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

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

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Bad at Sports Episode 549: James Wines SITE Architect

Tue, 24 May 2016 04:32:41 +0000

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

Some days this is the best job.

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Bad at Sports Episode 548: Amanda Williams

Tue, 10 May 2016 03:28:23 +0000

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

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 547: Present Standard

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 19:36:45 +0000

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

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


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Bad at Sports Episode 546 Ebony G Patterson

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 04:15:09 +0000

Ebony G Patterson is tearing apart our collective American contemporary art consciousness. She has recently closed a show at New York's Museum of Arts and Design and is rocking as exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem! We caught up with her at EXPO Chicago. Richard and Duncan announce a new Bad at Sports initiative.   Names Dropped: Bling Funerals, Trinidad Carnival, Monique Meloche, Krista Thompson, Claire Tancons, ICI (Independent Curators International), Michael Brown, Jacquard Loom, Prospect, Carpal Tunnel, Jamaica Biennial, Chincy, Skin Bleaching, Metrosexual, Man Bun, Kanye West, Jay Z, Kehendi Wiley, man liner, Cindy Sherman, the New York Times, Stan Douglas, Frank Stella, Jeffrey Gibson, Paul Anthony Smith, Dan Gunn, Sabina Ott  [...]


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Bad at Sports Episode 545-Deborah Stratman

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:30:00 +0000

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

 

 


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Bad at Sports Episode 544: Spring Break!

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:00 +0000

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

 

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

 

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Top: David B. Smith installation at Spring Break

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

 

 

Part I:

David B. Smith : artist

http://www.thedavidsmith.com/

 

Part II: 

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

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

 

 


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Bad at Sports Episodes 543: SETI

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 13:28:17 +0000

Brian and Patricia play Mulder and Scully this week as they sit down with the masterminds behind the SETI Institute artists-in-residence program. For those B@S faithful listeners unfamiliar with the Institute (An oxymoron, if there ever was one ) SETI stands for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Yes, friends, we're talking space aliens.   As part of the Institute's goal "to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe, and to apply the knowledge gained to inspire and guide present and future generations," they now host a residency program for artists based out of their Mountain View, CA headquarters. Artists work with scientists across a range of disciplines at any of the associated facilities to facilitate an exchange of ideas an create new modes of comprehension or expression. No, they didn't tell us how you can apply.    We hear from SETI AIR director Charles Lindsey, who was the inaugural AIR, and Advisory Committee chair Denise Markonish, who is curator at MASSMoCA, as well as current AIRs Dario Robleto and Martin Wilner. Listen as they receive takeout delivery from ET.    http://www.seti.org/ http://www.seti.org/artist-in-residence   Charles Lindsay Charles is a multi-disciplinary artist interested in technology, eco-systems, semiotics and esoteric forms of humor. He was the SETI Institute’s first Artist in Residence 2010 - 2015 and is now leading the SETI AIR program. Lindsay is a Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of a 2015 Rauschenberg Residency. More about Charles Lindsay’s work here. Denise Markonish Denise Markonish, Chair of the SETI AIR Advisory Committee, has been the curator at MASS MoCA since 2007 where her exhibitions include: Oh, Canada the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art; Sanford Biggers: The Cartographer’s Conundrum, Michael Oatman: all utopias fell; Stephen Vitiello: All Those Vanished Engines, Nari Ward: Sub Mirage Lignum ; Petah Coyne: Everything That RisesMust Converge; Inigo Manglano-Ovalle:Gravity is a force to be reckoned with; These Days:Elegies for Modern Times and Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape. More about Denise Markonish's work here. Dario Robleto (2016) Dario is a transdisciplinary artist and storyteller whose research-driven practice results in intricate [...]


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Bad at Sports Episode 542: Avi Gitler

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 18:14:00 +0000

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

 

 


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Bad at Sports Episode 541: Peter Wachtler

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 03:59:21 +0000

This week Dana Bassett and Duncan MacKenzie catch up with Peter Wachtler at Chicago's Renaissance Society just after their 100th anniversary. We "borrowed" this from Art Space which "borrowed" it from the Liverpool Biennial... probably it is updated on the Renassance Society website. PETER WÄCHTLER Born: 1979 Hometown: Hanover, Germany Lives and Works: Brussels, Belgium and Berlin, Germany Education: Fine Art Studies, Bauhaus-University Weimar with Prof. Fritz Rahmann, 2004 Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury / England   While it might seem foreign or unfamiliar, underwater life, bourgeois domesticity, or the world of Peter Wächtler’s animated cartoons are simply habitats, each one coming with a set of behaviors, life-forms, movements, objects, images, and relationships. What is a disaster in one is a miracle in another and nothing more than routine in another. Dislocating them or mixing them together short-circuits their logic. To a butler—like the character that so frequently appears in Wächtler’s work—acts of intimacy, hospitality, corruption, lust, kindness, desperation, generosity, jealousy, hypocrisy, or delinquency are all the same in the end—it’s all just administration. Or,in an animated cartoon, deadpan humor can be laced with depression and pathos, and used to tell stories of heart-broken rats or hobos. Peter Wächtler’s recent solo exhibitions include dépendance, Brussels, Kunstverein Hildesheim, Ludlow 38, New York, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Galerie Lars Friedrich, Berlin, Etablissement d’en Face, Brussels. His work has been included in group exhibitions atLyon Biennale, Wiels Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brussels, Witte de With, and Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam.  Courtesy of Liverpool Biennial  The Ren posted the audio of his reading here... Also this episode has a strange easter egg. [...]


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Bad at Sports Episode 540: Vesna Jovanovic

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 19:32:38 +0000

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

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

From the International Museum of Surgical Science...

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

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Bad at Sports Episode 539: Catherine Wagner

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:59:28 +0000

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

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


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Bad at Sports Episode 538: Barbara DeGenevieve

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 05:00:58 +0000

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Our initial Memorial...

 

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

 


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Bad at Sports Episode 537: Anne Elizabeth Moore

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 07:27:50 +0000

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

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

Super fun.

http://anneelizabethmoore.com/

https://ladydrawers.wordpress.com/

http://ladydrawers.tumblr.com/

http://www.punkplanet.com/

 

 

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Bad at Sports 536: Janet Cardiff

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 17:42:51 +0000

Janet Cardiff’s Forty Part Motet is composed of forty speakers arranged in eight groups of five, configured as a large oval facing each other in the center of the room, and resting on stands so they are roughly just above eye level. The Motet, as Cardiff referred to it in our conversation, is a reworking of the English composer Thomas Tallis'sSpem in Alium (1570), which translates as “Hope in Any Other” and is sung in Latin by a choir of forty voices. The composition is arranged so that the choir, like the speakers, is divided into eight groups of five singers; each group consists of a soprano, tenor, alto, baritone, and bass. The groups alternate singing: first one, than another, sometimes alone, and at a few moments, all together, rising in a crescendo that breaks open the room to a place beyond the physical world. To hear the Motet in its entirety is profound. Spem in Alium is considered one of the greatest works of English music. The Forty Part Motet is equally a contemporary masterwork. It was a privilege, then, to sit down with Cardiff on November 12, 2015, to speak about her practice.  - Patricia Maloney Janet Cardiff lives in British Columbia, where she works in collaboration with her partner George Bures Miller. The artist is internationally recognized for immersive multimedia works that create transcendent multisensory experiences and draw the viewer into often unsettling narratives. Cardiff and Miller’s work has been included in recent group exhibitions and biennales such as Soundscapes at the National Gallery, London, the 19th Biennale of Sydney in 2014, and dOCUMENTA (13). Representing Canada at the 2001 Venice Biennale, Cardiff and Miller received the Biennale’s Premio Prize and Benesse Prize. Recently, the artists debuted new site-specific commissions for Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, the Menil Collection, Houston, TX, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.  The Forty Part Motet is on view at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, in San Francisco, through January 18, 2016; it is co-presented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.   [...]


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Bad at Sports Episode 535: Noah Lyon

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 03:44:20 +0000

This week: Amanda believes the children are the future, she thinks you should teach them well and let them lead the way. Amanda wants to show you all the beauty you possess inside.

Noah Lyon decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadow, if he fails if he succeeds, at least he'll live as he believes.

No matter what we take from you, fine listeners, you are in the art world, you abdicated your dignity second semester your freshman year, who are you kidding.

Holy shit those lyrics work really well here.


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Bad at Sports Episode 534: Jitish Kallat

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 04:52:41 +0000

This week, Mumbai-based artist Jitish Kallat returns to Bad at Sports, this time from San Francisco, where he sits down with Patricia Maloney. Listeners may remember Kallat’s first appearance on the podcast on the eve of the opening for his large-scale installation, Public Notice 3 (2010-11), in the Fullerton Hall stairwell of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kallat, one of the most prominent figures of contemporary Asian art, works across a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, and video. He was the curator for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India in 2014. This year, Kallat has had several solo exhibitions, including Jitish Kallat: Public Notice 2, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. His Paris exhibition, The Infinite Episode, opened at the Galerie Templon in September 2015. Kallat's large permanent public sculpture unveiled in Austria in October 2015.  His solo exhibitions include Epilogue (2013-14) at the San Jose Museum of Art; Circa at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia (2012); Fieldnotes: Tomorrow was here Yesterday at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India (2011); Likewise at Arndt, Berlin, Germany (2010); The Astronomy of the Subway at Haunch of Venison, London, UK (2010); Aquasaurus at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Paddington, Australia (2008) and Lonely Facts at the Kunsthalle Luckenwalde, Luckenwalde, Germany (1998). Kallat has participated in major exhibitions, including: India: Art Now at the Arken Museum, Ishoj, Denmark (2012-13); Indian Highway IV at MAXXI, Rome, Italy (2012) and at Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France (2011); The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today at Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2010); Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art at Essl Museum – Contemporary Art, Klosterneuburg, Austria and at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (both 2009), as well as Indian Highway at the Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (2008-09); Die Tropen. Ansichten von der Mitte der Weltkugel at Martin- Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (2008); Urban Manners at Hangar B[...]


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Bad at Sports Episode 533: Dread Scott

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:34:25 +0000

This week we are totally ashamed of Chicago and are collectively horrified by the Tragic death of Laquan McDonald. #blacklivesmatter

We are joined by venerable Dread Scott to talk through the problems and possibilities that exist in contemporary America.

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Bad at Sports Episode 532: Nancy Lupo and Laylah Ali!

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:58:10 +0000

This week: Recorded live on stage September 18, 2015 at Expo Chicago as a part of the Dialogs series, we talk to Nancy Lupo and Laylah Ali!


You have to tell them...Soylent Green is people!!

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IKVj4l5GU4

 


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Bad at Sports Episode 531: Ben Tanzer

Fri, 06 Nov 2015 16:51:37 +0000

This week we are joined by the Emmy Award winning novelist, screen writer and Chicago based social worker, Ben Tanzer thanks go out to Columbia College Chicago's "Late Late Afternoon Show."

Ben's blog and Podcast This Will Change your Life has treated the literary world much like B@S has treated the Contemporary Art world. It is worth checking out.

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Bad at Sports Episode 529: Chances Dances with Latham Zearfoss

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:47:56 +0000

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This week we present an interview recorded live at EXPO Chicago with Latham Zearfoss one of the leaders of a decade long party called Chances Dances. You will have to tune in to almost, but not quite, the end where we actually break a little news.

You have time to catch their Gallery 400 show or hit them up on the internet at http://www.chancesdances.org/. Turns Out they know how to party, with everyone.

They continue to run two parties a month...

THIRD SATURDAYS at The Subterranean 
2011 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 
10pm-3am / $5 Cover

SECOND TUESDAYS at Danny’s 
1959 W. Dickens Ave., Chicago, IL 
10pm-2am / FREE

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Bad at Sports Episode 528: Alfredo Cramerotti, Malerie Marder, and Cauleen Smith.

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 19:44:57 +0000

This week we present literally exactly what happened when Duncan did this:

EXPO VIDEO | Alfredo Cramerotti In Conversation
Featuring Alfredo Cramerotti, Director | MOSTYN and 2015 EXPO VIDEO Curator Malerie Marder, Artist and Cauleen Smith, Artist. Moderated by Duncan MacKenzie, Bad at Sports

Internationally acclaimed curator in film, video and new media Alfredo Cramerotti will be in conversation with Bad at Sports discussing the 2015 EXPO VIDEO program. Based in the UK, Cramerotti's work explores the relationship between reality and representation across TV, radio, publishing, critical writing, photography and curatorial exhibitions. His research includes the theory and practice of “aesthetic journalism,” a concept he created to investigate the relationship between contemporary exhibitions and elements of interview, documentary and reportage.

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Bad at Sports Episode 527: Hou Redux

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:09:37 +0000

Bad at Sports finishes our 5 episode look back with a return to the cultural impact of Hou Hanru. He casts a shadow that has only grown longer in the 8 years since we originally aired this interview. We are excited to return to his thinking right after his appointment to the Guggenheim as Consulting Curator to The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative.

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Bad at Sports Episode 526 AA Redux

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:12:06 +0000

This week we look back at our interview with AA Bronson founding member of General Idea and Printed Matter.

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Bad at Sports Episode 525: Polly Apfelbaum

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 01:59:14 +0000

The return of the Amanda Browder Show!!!

She brings back her favorite memory from episodes past...

Polly Apfelbaum!!!

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Bad at Sports Episode 524 - Luc Redux

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 05:33:08 +0000

As we look back on ten years we pull a second episode back into the light... Luc Tuymans!

We also reflect a little on how next week is EXPO Chicago week.


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Bad at Sports Episode 523: Check Sunday's Trib

Sun, 06 Sep 2015 00:53:59 +0000

This week: As there is a lovely write-up on us in the paper, we pull our most popular episode out from the vault, blow the dust off, lovingly re-present our interview with the brilliant Kerry James Marshall for your enjoyment. If you are a first time listener please browse the archive there is some fun stuff. 

Love and Kisses,

 

RH


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Bad at Sports Episode 522 Brian and Patricia Unbury Their Secrets

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:31:23 +0000

Brian and Patricia celebrate Bad at Sports's West Coast Bureau's aniversary a couple of weeks early. Patricia filled this as the show note... If I could turn back time If I could find a way I'd take back those words that hurt you and you'd stayI don't know why I did the things I did I don't know why I said the things I said Pride's like a knife it can cut deep inside Words are like weapons they wound sometimes.I didn't really mean to hurt you I didn't wanna see you go I know I made you cry, but baby[Chorus:]If I could turn back time If I could find a way I'd take back those words that hurt you And you'd stay If I could reach the stars I'd give them all to you Then you'd love me, love me Like you used to doIf I could turn back timeMy world was shattered I was torn apart Like someone took a knife and drove it deep in my heart You walked out that door I swore that I didn't care But I lost everything darling then and thereToo strong to tell you I was sorry Too proud to tell you I was wrong I know that I was blind, and ooh...[Chorus]OoohhIf I could turn back timeIf I could turn back timeIf I could turn back timeooh babyI didn't really mean to hurt youI didn't want to see you goI know I made you cryOoohh[Chorus #2]If I could turn back timeIf I could find a wayI'd take back those words that hurt youIf I could reach the starsI'd give them all to youThen you'd love me, love me Like you used to doIf I could turn back time (turn back time)If I could find a way (find a way)Then baby, maybe, maybeYou'd stay[to fade]Reach the stars If I could reach the stars  [...]


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Bad at Sports Episode 521: Terrain!

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 04:46:10 +0000

This week: Duncan will put a note here soon!


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Bad at Sports Episode 520: 10 Years of Bad at Sports! The James Elkins art history farewell party

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:26:37 +0000

This week: TEN YEARS MAN...TEN YEARS!! This week we bid a sad farewell to our good friend James Elkins who has told art history "It isn't you, it's me, but at this point in my life I feel like I can't be tied down to a genre, I need to be free to see other modes of writing." Yes, it is true Art, he sat down for our interview and said ""you don't have Elkins to kick around any more, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference."

Now wait. That was Nixon. Whatever. Anyways, James Elkins, super brilliant guy, most frequent guest in the history of Bad at Sports, returns again to tell us what comes next for him in his merry adventures.

 


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Bad at Sports Episode 519: Katya Grokhovsky

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:18:53 +0000

This week: The return of the The Amanda Browder Show! we talk with artist Katya Grokhovsky from her exhibition/residency at Soho20 in NYC. We talk about her work, performance as a medium, artist as curator and her discussion panels surrounding feminism, and the contemporary art world.    www.katyagrokhovsky.nethttp://katyagrokhovsky.tumblr.com/http://feministurgent.tumblr.com/http://soho20gallery.com/opportunities/artist-in-residence-studio-program/ Katya Grokhovsky is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, educator and organizer, whose work deals with issues of alienation, gender politics and migration. Grokhovsky holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011), a BFA from Victorian College of the Arts, Australia (2007) and is a recipient of numerous fellowships, residencies and awards including SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery Residency (2015), BRIC Media Arts Fellowship (2015), VOX Populi AUX Curatorial Fellowship in Performance, Philadelphia (2015), New York Studio Residency Program Visiting Artist (2015), Residency Unlimited (2014), Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, (2014), Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts (2013), NARS Residency (2013), Santa Fe Art Institute Residency (2012), Watermill Center Summer Residency (2011), Dame Joan Sutherland Fund Grant (2013), Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart Grant (2013), NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists (2012), Chashama space to create grant (2012). Her work has been exhibited in venues such as Lesley Heller Workspace (2015), Judith Charles Gallery (2015), Dixon Place (2015), Spring Break Art /Show (2015), EFA Project Space (2014), HERE Arts Center (2014), Art in Odd Places NYC (2014[...]


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Bad at Sports Episode 518: Renny Pritikin

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:08:23 +0000

This week, Brian and Patricia (and her stealth interns) talk shop and the sublime with Renny Pritikin, Chief Curator of the Contemporary Jewish Museum, in San Francisco. Currently on view at the CJM is Night Begins the Day: Rethinking Space, Time, and Beauty, which tackles fear and awe, time and frailty, and the limits of seeing in our age of technological innovation. The always frank and open Pritikin shares his thoughts on curating for an ethnic-specific cultural institution, curating theology into art exhibitions, East vs West Coast Jewish culture, and Amy Winehouse.   Renny has been a pivotal figure in the San Francisco Bay Area arts community for over three decades. He served as Co-Director of New Langton Arts in San Francisco from 1979 to 1992, Chief Curator at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts from 1992 to 2004, and Director of the Nelson Gallery and Fine Arts Collection at the University of California, Davis from 2004 until 2012.   http://www.thecjm.org/on-view/currently/night-begins-the-day-rethinking-space-time-and-beauty/   [...]


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Bad at Sports Episode 517: Archibald Motley, Tracie Hall, and Amy Mooney

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:14:48 +0000

This week things get crazy. We check in from inside the Cultural Center with Tracie Hall and Amy Mooney. Together we look into the heart of the building, the city, and explore the legacy of Archibald Motley. This weeks show is dedicated to Paul Woodrow. Our hearts go out to his family.   Motley's show is still up. Go check it out.   1.     Archibald J. Motley Jr., Blues, 1929. Oil on canvas, 36 x 42 inches (91.4 x 106.7 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.          2.     Archibald J. Motley Jr., Self-Portrait (Myself at Work), 1933. Oil on canvas, 57.125 x 45.25 inches (145.1 x 114.9 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.     3.     . Oil on canvas, 31.875 x 39.25 inches (81 x 99.7 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.   _____________   UPCOMING EVENTS August 6th, 6:00-7:00 pm, Chicago Artists and Authors Respond to the Art of Archibald Motley: Cándida Alvarez Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Sidney Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North For this series of informal gallery talks, Chicago artists and authors are invited to reflect on how this modern master influences their own work. Painter Cándida Alvarez will join art historian Amy Mooney in a conversation about the space, form, and meaning in the paintings of Motley as well as her own larg[...]


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Bad at Sports Episode 515: Colin Guillemet

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 02:48:11 +0000

This week Mark is back from Europe!

From Waterside Contemporary...

Colin Guillemet’s (b.1979) work highlights the difficulty of describing art, concepts and ideas. Where self-expression is concerned it seems words are not enough. Confronted with his work mixed senses of confusion and comprehension occurs, the viewer is convinced they understood something, but does not know exactly what. Guillemet has exhibited at the Helmhaus, Zurich, Lisson gallery, London and Hayward touring.

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Bad at Sports Episode 515: Orit Gat

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:39:09 +0000

This week we catch up with Orit Gat at Superscript2015. This was one of the most honest conversation we have had in years. I think the context of being surrounded by arts writers created the prefect context for frankness.  Thanks go out to our sponser Coagula Curatorial and our friends at the Walker. Orit Gat from her web site... Orit Gat is a writer based in New York and London. She writes about contemporary art, publishing, internet culture, and different meeting points between these things. Her writing is published regularly onRhizome, where she is a contributing editor, and has appeared in frieze, ArtReview, The White Review,Art Agenda, Flash Art, The Art Newspaper, The Brooklyn Rail, Spike Art Quarterly, Review 31, BOMB Magazine, LEAP, and Modern Painters. I'm currently the managing editor of WdW Review. In my spare time, I read art magazines with some other people organize this class at the Public School New York (you can read about it here).  [...]


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Bad at Sports 514: Art+ Positive and Iceberg Projects

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 03:43:24 +0000

This week we catch up with Aldo Hernandez and Dr. Dan Berger of Iceberg Projects to talk about Art +Positive, Act Up, and the legacy for the 80s and 90s. From Iceberg Projects... Iceberg Projects is pleased to present selections from the Art+ Positive archives, curated by Dr. Daniel Berger and John Neff. The first exhibition of the group’s archive, this show is the first step in an ongoing project of research and scholarship around the materials.   A June 1989 Vanity Fair profile of Mark Kostabi included this quotation from the celebrity artist:   These museum curators, that are for the most part homosexual, have controlled the art world in the eighties. Now they’re all dying of AIDS, and although I think it’s sad, I know it’s for the better. Because homosexual men are not actively participating in the perpetuation of human life.   That summer, Art+ Positive organized as an affinity group of ACT UP New York in protest of Kostabi’s remarks and other instances of “homophobia, AIDSphobia, and censorship in the arts.”   Art+ Positive members included Dennis Davidson, Bill Dobbs, Lola Flash, Catherine Gund, Aldo Hernandez, Leon (Tracy) Mostovoy, Robin Murphy, Ray Navarro, Hunter Reynolds, Jody Rhone, Julie Tolentino and David Wojnarowicz. Collaborating artists also represented in the archive include Donna Binder, David Bradshaw, Ana De Orbegoso, Martha Fleming & Lyne Lapointe, Diviana Ingravallo, Zoe Leonard, Anthony Viti and Michael Wakefield.   Iceberg’s exhibition will include artworks and a rotati[...]


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Bad at Sports Episode 513: Janine Antoni

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:21:11 +0000

Holy SHIT! Janine Antoni! shamelessly lifted from Art 21... Janine Antoni was born in Freeport, Bahamas, in 1964. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. Antoni’s work blurs the distinction between performance art and sculpture. Transforming everyday activities such as eating, bathing, and sleeping into ways of making art, Antoni’s primary tool for making sculpture has always been her own body. She has chiseled cubes of lard and chocolate with her teeth, washed away the faces of soap busts made in her own likeness, and used the brainwave signals recorded while she dreamed at night as a pattern for weaving a blanket the following morning. In the video, "Touch," Antoni appears to perform the impossible act of walking on the surface of water. She accomplished this magician’s trick, however, not through divine intervention, but only after months of training to balance on a tightrope that she then strung at the exact height of the horizon line. Balance is a key component in the related piece, "Moor," where the artist taught herself how to make a rope out of unusual and often personal materials donated by friends and relatives. By learning to twist the materials together so that they formed a rope that was neither too loose nor too tight, Antoni created an enduring life-line that united a disparate group of people into a unified whole. Antoni has had major exhibitions of her work at the Whitney Museum of American A[...]


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Bad at Sports Episode 512: Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:58:19 +0000

On December 12, 2014, the Second Kochi-Muziris Biennale, curated by artist Jitish Kallat, opened in Kerala, India. The second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale built upon the themes from the first Kochi-Muziris Biennale. So, before we dive into the second edition, let’s first revisit Indian’s inaugural international Biennale.   The first edition opened on December 12, 2012. It was a huge event and by all accounts, a success. In this podcast, Tanya Gill puts together a collection of artist interviews and viewer reactions from the first Biennale’s opening week in 2012, including celebrated artists Nalini Malani, Vivan Sundaram, Tallur L.N., Rohini Devasher, as well as Australian street artists Daniel Connell and Vextra, independent curator Amit Kumar Jain, and filmmaker Hatti Bowering.   Please stay tuned for the forthcoming second Kochi-Muziris Biennale podcast. This podcast, as well as photographs of the and additional interviews, can be found at zacii.com. Additional information on the Kochi-Muziris Biennale can be found at http://kochimuzirisbiennale.org.   Tanya Gill is a visual artist who lives between Chicago, USA and Chandigarh, India.   A special thank you to everyone who took the time to talk in December 2012! It was amazing to witness this groundbreaking event. [...]


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Bad at Sports Episode 511: Manish Nai

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:24:26 +0000

Tanya Gill interviews Mumbai artist Manish Nai at Kavi Gupta’s Elizabeth street space as he prepares for his June 6th opening. This is Manish Nai’s debut solo exhibition in the United States. He is using this opportunity to create wall murals and a compressed jute sculpture just for the space. The media used in Nai’s work are both humble and quintessentially Indian. He transforms everyday materials, such as newspapers or clothes, through labor-intensive processes. The result is a very personal translation of time. For more information on the exhibit visit www.kavigupta.com.   Manish Nai Kavi Gupta 219 North Elizabeth Street June 6, 2015 - August 1, 2015   [...]


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Bad at Sports Episode 510: Super Script 2015 (superscript#15)

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 17:56:32 +0000

This week Art Practical and Bad at Sports combined to produce audio that astounds! Listen as our hosts taken on wild ideas like “twitter” and “Christopher Knight’s paternalism." Laugh along with them as they celebrate and demonize their brothers and sisters at #superscript15.

 

Thanks again to the Walker and MNArtists.org for making our dreams a reality.

Critics roll out. We be unpacking this shit left and right! And hell yes, I'll check that privilage.

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Bad at Sports Episode 509: Paul Krainak

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 01:55:31 +0000

 

This week Christopher Sperandio and Duncan MacKenzie get down and dirty with Paul Krainak. They try and get to the bottom of wtf the Inland Visual Arts Center at Bradley University is and wrestle with the possibility that the Midwest has an art history all its own. Learning happens.


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Bad at Sports Episode 508: Carl Baratta and Oli Watt

Mon, 25 May 2015 16:29:58 +0000

This week: We talk to Carl Baratta and Oli Watt and we actually run this interview unlike when we did this last year. Also:   Big news! ACRE is moving to a bigger and better location! As you mayknow, ACRE has been operating out of my storefront apartment since its inception in 2010. I started searching for a new home for ACRE last spring and found a building in Pilsen that is absolutely perfect for us. A former funeral home, large enough for us to expand into over time and featuring remarkable restored historic elements, the building is an ideal base of operations for our growing organization.   You are among the first to know, and I am reaching out to you for help making our ambitious vision a reality. ACRE has already received a generous donation to cover a portion of the building renovation cost. In addition, we are launching a Kickstarter Campaign to raise the remaining $20,000 needed to realize our plans for the new space. We are hopeful that our campaign, which was specially selected by Art Basel’s Crowdfunding jury, will garner both financial and community support for the project. We softly launched our fundraiser today and will begin promoting the campaign publicly on May 25th. Due to your valuable and continued support of our organization, I am hoping that you may be able to make a contribution of at least $100 during the lead up to our public[...]


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