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

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

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English


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Bad at Sports Episode 663: Nathaniel Mary Quinn

11/20/2018
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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...

Duration:01:09:03

Bad at Sports Episode 662: Nathaniel Stern

11/13/2018
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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...

Duration:00:59:18

Bad at Sports 661: Chicago New Media and Jon Cates

11/12/2018
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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...

Duration:00:59:09

Bad at Sports Episode 660: Matthew Thurber

10/22/2018
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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...

Duration:00:55:18

Bad at Sports Episode 659: Beatriz Santiago Munoz

10/17/2018
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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...

Duration:00:57:46

Bad at Sports Episode 658: Lit y Luz

10/13/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:57:50

Bad at Sports Episode 567: Balas and Wax

10/12/2018
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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...

Duration:00:57:39

Bad at Sports Episode 656: Brett Cook

10/3/2018
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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...

Duration:00:57:19

Bad at Sports Episode 655: EXPO Roundtable

10/2/2018
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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...

Duration:00:58:56

Bad at Sports Episode: 654 Neeraja D and Ahmed Ozsever

9/29/2018
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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...

Duration:00:58:58

Bad at Sports episode 653: Jacob Saenz

9/28/2018
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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...

Duration:00:57:48

Bad at Sports 652: David Hockney

9/14/2018
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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...

Duration:00:54:24

Bad at Sports Episode 651: Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez

9/12/2018
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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...

Duration:00:57:30

Bad at Sports Episode 650 Allison Agsten and the Main Museum

8/13/2018
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This week we catch up with Dana's life crush, Allison Agsten, Director of LA's Main Museum. We chat through founding a museum, LA's art scene, and who has the best bag. http://www.themainmuseum.org/home Allison Agsten, you might remember as Curator of Engagement at the Hammer when she appeared on our show with Duncan's life crush Mark Allen, http://badatsports.com/2011/episode-319-mark-allen-and-allison-agsten/ We be crushing yo. Recorded as part of the B@S radio take over at Lumpen...

Duration:01:00:19

Bad at Sports Episode 649: Hiba Ali

8/9/2018
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Hiba Ali rock's the mic on this week's Bad @ SportsCenter, joining Brian and Ryan in the studio. Ali discusses her current curatorial project, U.N.I.T., generated through Roots and Culture's CONNECT residency, and delves into her multifaceted art practice that includes video, installation, fashion, and music. http://hibaali.info/ https://www.instagram.com/h1ba_official/ http://www.rootsandculturecac.org/

Duration:00:58:28

Bad at Sports Episode: 648 Sheehy, Cadieux, and Matteson

8/7/2018
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Art and Change. Fast and Slow. We check in with three bright lights of the Minneapolis/St Paul arts community and try to get to the bottom of #soilpractice #socialpractice How do we make and sustain engagement? Recorded as part of the B@S radio take over at Lumpen Radio WLPN Chicago for Justice and Open Engagement 2018 Colleen Sheehy is Executive Director of Public Art Saint Paul, an organization that places artists in leading roles to shape urban spaces, improve city systems, and deepen...

Duration:00:45:00

Bad at Sports Episode 647: Jessica Stockholder

7/23/2018
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Jessica Stockholder is reticent to be called a living legend, but on this week's episode, Bad@SportsCenter speaks with living legend, JEsSicA sTOckHoLDeR! With an impending sabbatical from University of Chicago, Stockholder will still be doing all of the things, including a year-long residency in Berlin, and upcoming exhibitions at The Contemporary Austin and the Centraal Museum, Utrecht. Our charming discourse addresses her process, materiality, language, and the essentialism of production...

Duration:00:54:57

Bad at Sports Episode 646: Dan Berger Iceberg Projects

7/19/2018
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This week we bring you a special and timely conversation between our very own Dana Bassett and Dr. Daniel Berger recorded at Iceberg Projects where Berger has curated the current show, “Flesh of My Flesh,” an exhibition of painting, film, sculpture, photography and print work by the late David Wojnarowicz. Dan and Dana discuss Wojnarowicz’s aesthetic and historical legacy, the AIDS crisis, and the upcoming screening of Films by David Wojnarowicz and Friends, featuring...

Duration:00:42:09

Bad at Sports Episode 645: Susanne Doremus

7/12/2018
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Bad @ SportsCenter kicks back this week with Chicago painter, Susanne Doremus, for a delightful exchange over her current show at Devening Projects, Cabinet:1. In her newest exhibition, Doremus has drawn down the emblematic grand scale of her paintings, inaugurating new spaces for her visual lexicon of calligraphic line and exposed revisions. We visit the affinity of drawing and painting, the influence of teaching on studio practice, and the function of audience on the objet...

Duration:00:57:54

Bad at Sports Episode 644: Chicago Design Museum

6/29/2018
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On this week’s episode Bad @ SportsCenter jaws with Tanner Woodford and Lauren Boegen of the Chicago Design Museum. We find out about the founding of ChiDM, and chat about the current exhibit, Great Ideas of Humanity, a revival of the Container Corporation of America’s Great Ideas of Western Man campaign from the mid 20 Century (it sounds so long ago…). Stick around to the end… we get a little graphic. https://chidm.com/

Duration:00:59:37