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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

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    Bad at Sports Episode 786: David Antonio Cruz and Dana Bassett

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 58:37

    David Antonio Cruz unpacks his work and process for Tom Sanford and Duncan MacKenzie at Art Basel Miami with Monique Meloche. Then Dana B returns with all the T.   Names Dropped: The Corner The Center for Subtropical Affairs Andrew Skate Shop Rene Morales Hair and Nails Gallery Dracula Dorys and Eli Manal Kara My Name is Maryan PAMM      

    Bad at Sports Episode 785: Miami Day 2 NADA

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 38:46

    Return to Miami continues with our second day at the NADA fair. We rock the mic with Claudine Ise, Pedro Pedro, and Cash 4. Names dropped: Goldfinch Mari Eastman Em Kettner 907 Crew UFO SMELLS Stickymonger Sickid Trice Lorenzo Lozini The Deuce Ryan Schneider Rebecca Morgan Ridley Howard Holly Coulis Sam Keller Scott Ogden (SHRINE Gallery) Rob Ober David Antonio Cruz Monique Meloche and THE BEMIS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART!

    Bad at Sports Episode 784: Return to Miami 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 36:27

    Today we drop down in Miami and chat NFTs with John Lee, Tom Sanford, and technologist Amol. We also reveal that we are rolling with the mysterious graffiti artist Snoeman.

    Bad at Sports Episode 783: Jessie Mott

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 54:34

    On this week's Jess(i)e-fest, Jessie Mott joins Jesse and non-Jess(i)e Ryan in the studio to talk about her upcoming exhibition at the Epiphany Center for the Arts, Like Queer Animals:We Hold Your Gaze, a collaboration with queer scholar Chanal Nadeau. We yak about the origins of Mott's aberrant animals, in all of their forms, including paintings, publications and animations. Take a listen on the wild side.

    Bad at Sports Episode 782 Iris Bernblum

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 61:03

    On this pod's weekcast Iris Bernblum joins Brian and Ryan for an unadorned conversation about her current studio practice. Bernblum's work explores an animalic kinship, navigating a longing for the unknowable natural world. The pair conjures a sensual environment by imbuing the space with scent, sound, and lush color. Her cross disciplinary practice includes watercolors, video and sculpture speaking to ideas around human desire to control and tame wild spaces. Name Drops: Also, we dropped the first NFT Bad at Sports has ever made, the first podcast on Foundation, and the first interview with both Kayvon Tehranian and Lindsay Howard. Maybe the only NFT we will ever make and it is hella meta (like not the facebook nonsense). Drops at 11am CST on Friday November 19th, 2021. Good luck friends. Kayvon Lindsay  

    Bad at Sports Episode 782: Tony Fitzpatrick

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 55:36

    This week Bad at Sports sees the return of two legends.    Tony Fitzpatrick joins us to talk about his last museum show ever "the Jesus of Western Avenue" at the Cleve Carney Museum. And if that weren't enough Richard Holland takes a break from his retirement to rejoin the show? We are also joined by Justin Witte, the curator and director of the Cleve Carney Museum!   Names Dropped... Judy Ledgerwood Michelle Grabner Tony Tasset  Jim Dine

    Bad at Sports Episode 781: Zach Cahill

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 57:47

    This week Jesse Malmed and Duncan MacKenzie catch up with Zach Cahill and try to understand what compels us about unicorns, death, flowers, and pentagrams as we celebrate and query the thinking behind "Unicorn Death Road Trip Buddy Movie."   Names dropped...

    Bad at Sports Episode 780: Terrain or Shine part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 60:33

    This week Bad at Sports Center checks in from a very rainy Terrain Biennial at Overton Elementary. We catch up with Kristin McWharter about sports and cheerleading then carry the conversation to Lauren Leving and Michael Paul Lopez aka. Mike Lopez about an exhibition at Material. Certified fresh.

    Bad at Sports Episode 779: Terrain 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 58:09

    Live from the block party for the 2021 Terrain Biennial with guests Richard, Medina, Sadie Woods, DJ Gino, Ahmed Ozsever... And Ryan Peter Miller? What better way to honor our friend Sabina Ott!  

    Bad at Sports Episode 778: Earthly Observatory

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 54:01

    Should we be more depressed about accelerating climate change or optimistic for human potential in a time of crisis? This week Jesse and Brian talk through the surprising artworks featured in Earthly Observatory with curators Giovanni Aloi and Andrew S. Yang.

    Bad at Sports Episode: 777 Chicago Art Department

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 56:29

    Today on Bad at Sportscenter, Jesse and Ryan are joined by some of the stars that form the constellation that post-latin-loqui astroscholars are calling This Is What We Know So Far, an exhibition open now at Chicago Art Department: artists Liz McCarthy, Sara Condo, Leo Kaplan and curator Erin Nixon. Along with Chicago faves Mike Lopez and Ben Driggs, they've mounted a colorful and joutous show dealing with process, the new now and the messiness of the moment. The conversation is lovely and the show even lovelier. 

    Bad at Sports Episode 776: Teresa Silva, Holly Cahill, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 58:22

    This week we check in on Tiger Strikes Asteroid with curators Teresa Silva and Holly Cahill. we examine collective art action, the network, Mana contemporary art space, and  the half 46 person group show "It Feels Like The First Time."  

    Bad at Sports Episode: 775 Seitu Hayden

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 58:38

    This week we continue our summer of comic investigation with Seitu Hayden. Chicago illustrator extraordinaire and long time indie comic supporter. We talk about his 50 years in the independent publishing spaces, black comics, and some of the bright lights that made the scene happen. Hayden's works were included in the MCA's Chicago Comics:1960 to Now and the book "It's Life as I See it: Black Cartoonists in Chicago, 1940–1980." #saytoons  

    Bad at Sports Episode 774: Chris Ware and Tim Samuelson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 58:31

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

    Bad at Sports Episode 773: Jessica Campbell

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 57:23

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

    Bad at Sports Episode 772: Diana Guerrero-Maciá

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 59:43

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

    Bad at Sports Episode 771: Foundation with Kayvon Tehranian and Lindsey Howard

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 58:58

    This week Bad at Sports attempts to get to the bottom of whether is a marketplace, a platform, or a cultural hall. Dana Bassett and Duncan MacKenzie are joined by Kayvon Tehranian, CEO and Lindsey Howard, Head of Community who are lighting our way towards how artists can get paid for their content while creating a new way to sell and consume art works, and just maybe, building a new internet in the meantime.   Duncan is trying to convince Lindsay to start a book club. If you're interested slide something into his DMs.

    Bad at Sports 770: Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes Terrain 2021, Sabina Ott, and NFT making and collecting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 59:49

    In what feels like a throwback episode Ryan and Duncan record IRL with Holly Holmes and Tom Burtonwood. We explore the legacy of Sabina Ott, the future for the Terrain Biennial and its 2021 iteration, then we talk through what is going on in their studios and focus around their exploration of the NFT artwork space.  

    Bad at Sports Episode 769: Buddy, Co-Pro Catskills, and what is happening at the Public Media Institute

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 50:26

    This week on the B@S, Stella Brown and Nick Wylie join Jesse and Brian to talk about Buddy — the new artist-run shop/gallery/venue at the Chicago Cultural Center that features works and products by more than 220 artists — and Co-Prosperity Catskill — the new exhibition space in the Hudson Valley. These two new projects from the Public Media Institute, whose many many include WLPN, Lumpen Magazine, Lumpen TV and the Co-Prosperity space in Bridgeport, extend the ever-shifting and growing publicnesses that amplify, support and nurture so many artists and thinkers in our city. We talk about the realms of the possible, the concept of the public and end up making an ad (-vertisement and -vocacy) for Chicago in many acts.  

    Bad at Sports Episode 768: Christina Quarles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 53:49

    On today’s episode Dana and Ryan join painter Christina Quarles [in person!] to discuss her eponymous exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. We talk painting (of course), and discuss pandemic cancellations and inspirations. We hope you enjoy the sound of face-to-face conversation and Christina’s giggles as much as we enjoyed recording them.  MCA Christina Quarles

    Bad at Sports Episode 767: Ben Davis on NFTs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 55:31

    This week we can catch up with the preeminent American Art Critic, Ben Davis from Art Net and talk about NFTs and whether this really is the future the hype demands, or whether this is a long con grift.   Ben Davis - Art Net - Nifty Gateway - Foundation.App - Beeple -  

    Bad at Sports Episode 766: Carrie Secrist

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 57:19

    This week we returned with Carrie Secrist and the Carrie Secrist Gallery (CSG.) A long time pillar of Chicago's south loop CSG began a significant shift and radically changed how they were doing exhibitions as the pandemic was just kicking off. We check in with the gallery's founder to learn about this adventure and how it has impacted gallery artists and informing the way the gallery will work. We also take a minute to celebrate an incredible milestone for a Chicago artist, as a hint her initials are DGM and weirdly so are our managing founders, although they are not the same human and only one of them has been recognized by the Guggenheim. WE COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED FOR HER! WELL DONE DGM!  

    Bad at Sports Episode 765: Stephanie Burke

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 60:28

    On this harrowing episode of Bad at SportsCenter, we talk with photographer Stephanie Burke. Her ongoing series of photographs is a visual exploration of lost opportunities at Parks College. Founded in 1927 by Oliver “Lafe” Parks, Parks College was a nexus of aviation development throughout the 20th century. When the Parks College program was moved to SLU in 1997, the Cahokia Il campus was left empty, and has subsequently gone to ruin.  

    Bad at Sports Episode 764: Haig Aivazian

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 61:48

    Image c/o the Renaissance Society of Haig Aivazian's "All of the Lights"   In a wide ranging discussion with Haig Aivazian we start with the exhibition at Chicago's Renaissance Society and we reach toward the history of fire, policing, data visualization, sports and art, and why artists should not be afraid of making propaganda!

    Bad at Sports Episode 763: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2021 56:05

    This week Ryan and Brian enter the dark room with Paul Mpagi Sepuya. The conversation floats along the inseparability of images and subcultures, the ritual of working an image in an analog dark room, and seeing exactly what is happening in the moment. 

    Bad at Sports Episode 762: Naomi Beckwith

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 56:22

    On today’s episode of Bad at Sports Center, Dana and Duncan have the distinct pleasure of speaking with Naomi Beckwith, the current Museum of Contemporary Art Manilow Senior Curator and incoming Deputy Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator of New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. We discuss Beckwith’s curatorial style, vision for her new position and and her recent work on the exhibition “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America,” originally conceived by the late Okwui Enwezor at the New Museum. All this and just a little bit of “T” to round out our latest. We hope you enjoy it, friend.    

    Bad at Sports Episode 761: Mairead Case

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 57:13

      This week Dana and Jesse are joined "in the studio" by Chicago's native sun and brilliant author, Mairead Case. Case joins us on the show to discuss her latest novel, Tiny, and a slew of other topics ranging from grief to the dance floor and how those two are not as far apart as you might think.    You can find more information about Mairead and Tiny at the following websites: &  

    Bad at Sports Episode 760: Nicole Marroquin

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 57:42

      This week Bad at Sports Center welcomes Nicole Marroquin participant in the DePaul Art Museum exhibition LatinXAmerican and Faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Marroquin's  practice ranges from social justice to community organizing to educating public school teachers to archiving microhistories and the work of the photographer Diana Solís. Ryan and Duncan trace her practice through a ruckus and bouncy chat that eventually finds its root in Marroquin's history as a printer and ceramicist.

    Bad at Sports Episode 760: Ramón Miranda Beltrán

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 54:43

    This week Dana & Brian zoom down to Puerto Rico to continue the series of interviews with artists from LatinXAmerican at the DePaul Art Museum. Ramón Miranda Beltrán shares his insights into adapting a practice to exhibition during COVID-19 and waves of colonialism in the Caribbean.  

    Bad at Sports Episode 759: Caroline Kent

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 52:26

    We are back. The audio team needed a little time to recover from a blisteringly hard 2020 but here we kicking it off strong! Hello 2021! This episode kicks off a miniseries of artist interviews from LatinXAmerican at the DePaul Art Museum. Duncan and Brian chat with Caroline Kent about abstract painting, twin language, and refining an artistic practice during the pandemic.  

    Bad at Sports Episode 758: Paola Cabal

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 55:06

    There is art you can see in the second wave of Covid! This week Brian and Duncan check in with Paola Cabal about her garden installation What Means Light visible outdoors at the Arts Club of Chicago. 

    Bad at Sports Episode 757: Michelle Hessel and Mint Boonyapanachoti

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 55:48

    Set your phasers to scan as we dive deep into art-making with 3D scanning techniques. Ryan and Brian chat with Michelle Hessel and Mint Boonyapanachoti about food cart vendors and all things scannable. 

    Bad at Sports Episode 756: Nadav Assor

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 54:51

    This week Brian and Ryan navigate visible and invisible lines with Nadav Assor. They discuss repurposing military technology for the human body and sports camera sponsorships in the service of multimedia experiments.  

    Bad at Sports episode 755: Canada Gallery

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 41:17

    This week we revisit our love for Miami, art fairs, NADA, and we check in with legendary New York contemporary art spot Canada Gallery and Phil Grauer!

    Bad at Sports episode 754: Samantha Reynolds, Nimah Gobir, Guta Galli and Katherine Vetne

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 52:04

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

    Bad at Sports Episode 753: Aram Han Sifuentes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2020 57:19

    Join us on this week's episode of Bad at Sports Center as Jesse and Dana virtually meet up for a conversation with Chicago fiber, social practice, and performance artist, Aram Han Sifuentes. We discuss the artists’ multifaceted methods and finding joy in ongoing politically oriented projects like the Protest Banner Lending Library and US Citizenship Test Sampler. We also learn how Sifuentes is adapting her 2020 Official Unofficial Voting Station to the pandemic times in advance of the upcoming election. More information on Sifuentes’ projects can be found at:

    Bad at Sports Episode 752: Urban Glass and Knockdown Center

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2020 52:03

    This episode recorded live in NYC at NADA NYC in 2017 with Michael Merck and Tyler Myers from Knockdown Center and Cybele Maylone formerly of Urban Glass now of Aldrich Art Museum

    Bad at Sports Episode 751: Richard Medina

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2020 51:04

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

    Bad at Sports Episode 750: Michael Anderson RIP

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2020 39:59

    This week we came back to sad news last week we lost a great friend of the show and a unique NYC based voice, Michael Anderson. To honor his passing we represent his interview from 2009. We miss you buddy! Original post: Holla! NYC correspondents Amanda Browder and Tom Sanford hang out with artist Michael Anderson in his Harlem studio. Born in the Bronx in 1968, Mr. Anderson began his artistic career fusing painting and collage but has concentrated on collage since the early 1990s. Since that time his materials have consisted solely of posters and billboards found on the streets of international cities and physically torn down by the artist. (text from Michael’s Blog). To prep you when you go see Michael’s show at Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea which opened on March 26th, 2009, Tom and Amanda talk to Michael about his work and end the conversation with a boxing match, as a way to get out their inner feelings. Michael watches in fear….or is it hilarity! Michael Anderson Marlborough Gallery The Short Life of Trouble Gayle Gates Art Collective Dumbo Collage Geomancy Changing Role Gallery Media Violence Jack Da Vinci Johnson Miami Ink Leatherman Bloomberg Paul Rodgers Gallery Mad Collectors Richard Prince Interview magazine Lucien Freud Jackson Pollock digital TV Size Matters Mike Weiss Michelle Stern Tom Fruin Jeff Sugg Harlem King Abraham The Dark Knight Philip Seymour Hoffman In Cold Blood VW Bug Birdman’s 5 * Stunna Tony Fitzpatrick Time magazine Shepard Fairey Bruce Nauman

    Bad at Sports Episode 749: Alice Tippit and Alex Bradley Cohen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2020 56:53

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

    Bad at Sports Episode 748: Stephanie Cristello and Ruslana Lichtzier

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2020 55:49

    Today on the podcast, Brian and Jesse speak with Stephanie Cristello and Ruslana Lichtzier who are hosting the Chicago-based iteration of the vexillological contemporary art project Four Flags. Over the course of the next few months, dozens of Chicagoland artists are making flags that are being hoisted and hung from the façade of Chicago Manual  Style—in the West Town / Ukrainian Village neighborhood—and on instagram at @fourflags. Four Flags was founded by Julia Mullié and Nick Terra in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and was launched on April 15, 2020. Exhibited artists to date include Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Das Institut (Kerstin Brätsch & Adele Röder), Kasper Bosmans, Jennifer Tee, Willem de Rooij, Rodrigo Hernández, Maria Roosen, Anna-Sophie Berger, Dora Budor, and Lena Henke, among others. Bloemstraat 140B, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Chicago Manual Style and P.S. (Publishing Services) is a project space sited in a garage in Chicago, IL. Directed by Stephanie Cristello, the program is dedicated to exhibitions featuring established and emerging artists, and the production of critical writing. Positioned at the convergence of exhibitions and publications, each show results in the production and commission of essays and texts on contemporary art. Ruslana Lichtzier will be collaborating on curating this specific project.

    Bad at Sports Episode 747: Sadie Woods

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2020 56:40

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

    Bad at Sports Episode 746: Ellen Placey Wadey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2020 56:40

    Tune in to this week’s Bad at Sports Center for a conversation with Ellen Placey Wadey, the Arts & Collections Senior Program Officer at the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. We discuss equity and accessibility in foundation applications and find out how the Foundation is approaching the shifting needs of small arts organizations right now.   Learn more about the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation at and read the Vu Le article we mention in the interview here. 

    Episode 745: Brian Andrews returns as Guest?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2020 56:09

    This week all we ask ourselves what is Brian doing well not at the radio station. Turns out he’s having a baller film career in the AR/VR/XR arena and his latest work premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. As it expands its international festival run, we try and understand the world of the “Hominidae” - Juxapose magazine called an earlier iteration of the work "CREEP LEVEL OMEGA." Hold on to your hat.

    Bad at Sports Episode 744: Deborah Stratman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2020 54:45

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

    Bad at Sports Episode 743: Chris Reeves and Aaron Walker

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2020 55:26

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

    Bad at Sports Episode 742: Heather Mekkelson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2020 53:10

    This week we Bad at Sport Center returns as we Kick begin experimenting with virtual recording. No one’s back in our regular studio so we are reaching out to friends and artists we admire to talk about their exhibitions and events that have existed in the vacuum created by Covid 19. Heather Mekkelson, long time bright light and unique sculptural voice had an exhibition which is functionally still up at 65 Grand disrupted by the Chicago lockdowns related to the pandemic. We chat through and try to open up her whimsical and profound investigations.

    Bad at Sports Episode 741: Indoor Recess The first HPAC Artist Run Chicago

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2020 58:30

    Our Indoor Recess series concludes with a leap back a decade to the original Artists Run Chicago episode featuring Britton Bertran and Allison Peters Quinn. Woo Hoo!

    Bad at Sports Episode 740: Indoor Recess Allison Agsten

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2020 60:06

    On this episode of our Indoor Recess series we check back into a boozie 2017 with an interview we recorded the end of our first all day takeover at WLPN as part of Open Engagement in Chicago with long time friend of the show, Allison Agsten. It was a moment where anything seemed possible and we were excited by the road ahead. Many things (like the pandemic) have changed for us, for Allison, for Chicago and LA since then but in the context of this interview the most notable change is the closure of Allison’s project, the Main Museum. Which closed its doors in 2018 but the thing that drew us back to this moment was, everyone on mic was inspired and excited. Not everything had gone right and mistakes had been made all through the day but we were trying and we could all see new possibilities in a shared future. Stay safe friends, we will get somewhere better together.  

    Bad at Sports Episode 739: Indoor Recess Ed Mar

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2020 28:51

    Beer, Anti- Capitalist Exhibitions, Magazines, Punk Shows, Food and D&D! This Indoor Recess rewinds to the halcyon days when the Co-Prosperity Sphere was just a twinkle in Ed Marszewski's eye.   BONUS: Ed Mar teaches you how to pronounce his last name!  

    Bad at Sports Episode 738: Indoor Recess and Kerry James Marshall

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2020 81:16

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

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