Rank #1: Bad at Sports Episode 577: Kerry James Marshall WLPN B@SC Radio Edit
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!
Feb 28 2017
Rank #2: Bad at Sports Episode 477: Rirkrit Tiravanija
This week: We talk to artist Rirkrit Tiravanija
Oct 20 2014
Rank #3: Bad at Sports 652: David Hockney
This week we have the honor of welcoming David Hockney. One of the world's most celebrated artists David joins us at an amazing time. We catch up with him in the context of his beautiful new show at Richard Gray gallery but we catch him the day before he is expected to become the artists whose work has broken the world record for highest price paid at auction for a work by a living artist. He is pretty chill about it and gives us a little bit of a lesson on perspective and how photography is rotted the Western mind. we also learn what VR might be good for.
Bad at Sports, not to be outdone and competitive to the last, has news of its own…
On September 25, 2018 bad at sports will become the world's first podcast with its own line of beer. released in conjunction with Mars community brewing the "Artist +/- Beer +/- Jerks = Bad at Sports" hazy IPA is ready to set the world a'drinking.
We the humans of Bad at Sports will celebrate by hosting a couple of beer released parties where you can also get limited-edition Bad at Sports merchandise.
Tuesday, September 25 from 6 to 10 we will be having the ART STILL SUXS drink up at Marz Community Brewing at 3630 South Iron St. where you can hang with the gang from Bad at Sports Center and the team form B@S central while we all enjoy a good cup of ale.
Sunday, September 30th from 1-4 we will join the galleries of 1709 West Chicago Ave, Western Exhibition, Document, Paris London Hong Kong, and Volume Gallery at a Marz tasting event were you can pick up a six or witness us in a couple of guest critics discussing the 2018 iteration of EXPO Chicago live from Volume gallery.
you can come by grab beer, posters, T-shirts, a handsome new pen seen here on David Hockney, (this is an image we blatantly stolen off of Instagram.)
Sep 14 2018
Rank #4: Bad at Sports Episode 670: Chicago Artist Book Fair
Tune in for this MONSTER DROP of an episode from our recent stint at the Chicago Art Book Fair. Roving reporter, Dana B., does a loop around the booths, covering as many as possible and speaking with Libri Finti Clandestini, Chicago Artist Writers, Homie House Press, Paint & Polish, Temporary Services, Archives & Futures, Aay Preston-Myint of CABF, Genderfail, The Bettys, The Filipino American Artist Directory, Walls Divide Press, Platform Editions, WORK PLAY,Jamiyla Lowe and Chloe Perkis. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll enjoy the amazing cutting and interludes provided by the always super older brother, Duncan Mackenzie. Thanks to the Chicago Art Book Fair for the opportunity and for gathering so many amazing artists all together at the Chicago Athletic Association. Happy New Year from your friends here at Bad at Sports, all the best in 2019!Libri Finti Clandestini (http://librifinticlandestini.bigcartel.com/) Chicago Artist Writers (https://chicagoartistwriters.com/) Homie House Press (http://www.adrianastories.com/new-products/) Paint & Polish (https://hmcooper.com/section/447430-Paint-Polish.html) Temporary Services (https://temporaryservices.org/served/) Archives & Future/ Aay & CABF (http://cabf.no-coast.org/) Genderfail (http://www.genderfail.space/) The Bettys (http://www.thebettys.com/) The Filipino American Artist Directory (https://www.filamartistdirectory.com/) Walls Divide Press (https://wallsdivide.com/) Platform Editions (http://platplatformform.com/) Work Play (https://www.w-o-r-k-p-l-a-y.com/) Jamiyla Lowe (https://www.jamiylalowe.com/) Chloe Perkis (http://www.chloeperkis.com/)
Jan 03 2019
Rank #5: Bad at Sports Episode 370: Andrea Fraser
This week: San Francisco checks in with a great interview with the legendary Andrea Fraser!
Oct 01 2012
Rank #6: Bad at Sports Episode 403: apexart visiting artist Reymar Gacutan
This week: Amanda and Richard talk to outgoing apexart resident Reymar Gacutan as a part of our ongoing partnership.
Reymar Gacutan (b. 1972) is an artist and educator based in Quezon City, The Philippines, and currently teaches at the School for Design and Arts, De La Salle – College of St. Benilde. Gacutan started his path as an artist in 1985 after winning a painting contest, and was then invited by the Department of Education to take the entrance exam for a scholarship at the Philippines High School for the Arts. In 1997 he graduated from the University of the Philippines, College of Fine Arts, with a degree in painting. In addition to his studies, Gacutan served as an apprentice to Mariano Madarang, an artist and ex-dean of PWU, and Zotter da Lavant, an Austrian artist, and through this learned art restoration and conservation. After graduating from the College of Fine Arts, Gacutan worked as a CGI/3D animation artist at Imagineers, Toonworks, and Tooncity, but found little fulfillment and decided to focus on his art. Since then he has exhibited in both solo and group shows and has taught at several schools in The Philippines.
May 20 2013
Rank #7: Bad at Sports Episode 421: Spencer Finch
This week: Duncan and Richard talk to Spencer Finch about his current exhibition "Study for Disappearance" at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery.
What is the color of the threshold - of that liminal space before day plunges into night? Spencer Finch attempts to answer this question through his most recent body of work created specifically for Study for Disappearance, his fourth solo exhibition at Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Each watercolor diptych in this new series individually renders violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red as they appear on objects in his Brooklyn studio. On one side of each diptych, Finch has labeled the swatches of varying hues of a single color according to the object that bears them: “candle,” “brick sample (Baltimore),” and “bull-fighting poster” to name a few. This study is paired with that of the identical collection of objects observed as the colors shift to grayscale with the dimming daylight. Slowing down the viewer’s process of seeing, Finch guides us through the nuances of the fading light and the stages of visual perception. Accompanying the watercolor diptychs is a new light box piece, Color Test 600, comprised of various multicolored squares layered together to create an abstract study of darkness. The ephemeral light of dusk is a seductive territory for Finch and such fleeting scenarios fuel his artistic process. Artworks such as the light installations West (Sunset in My Motel Room, Monument Valley, January 26, 2007, 5:36 – 6:06 PM) and Dusk (Hudson River Valley, October 30, 2005) have transported the light quality of a specific place during that transitory magic hour to the setting of art galleries and museums worldwide. Once again, for Study for Disappearance, Finch has succeeded in blending scientific method with a poetic sensibility to both record the light and color of the physical world and simultaneously explore the intangible and ethereal essence of a place. This time, Finch generously offers an intimate look at the enchanted and often confidential space of the artist’s studio.
Sep 23 2013
Rank #8: Bad at Sports Episode 628: Lori Waxman
This week we are joined in the studio by real life art critic for the Chicago Tribune and senior lecturer at the School of the Art Institute, Lori Waxman, to discuss her latest book Keep Walking Intently: The Ambulatory Art of the Surrealists, the Situationist International, and Fluxus Walking. We learn some art history, discuss the implications of walking-while-female, and Waxman connects her work to some favorite contemporary practitioners like Janet Cardiff and Chicago’s own Hui-min Tsen. This and more on this episode of Bad at Sports Center.
May 16 2018
Rank #9: Bad at Sports Episode 394: Chris Kraus
This week: While at CAA Duncan was up to some funny business in his hotel room. No, no, not that, he was (with the assistance of the talented Anthea Black) interviewing the multi-talented author, filmmaker, Chris Kraus.
Kraus spent her childhood in Connecticut and New Zealand. After obtaining a BA at a young age from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Kraus worked as a journalist for five years, and then moved to New York. Part of the city's then-burgeoning art scene, Kraus made films and video art and staged performances and plays at many venues. In the late 1970s she was a member of The Artists Project, a City-funded public service venture of painters, poets, writers, filmmakers and dancers.
Her work as a performance and video artist satirized the Downtown scene's gender politics and favored literary tropes, blending theatrical techniques with Dada, literary criticism, social activism, and performance art.
Kraus founded the Semiotexte Native Agents imprint to publish fiction, mostly by women, as an analogue to French theories of subjectivity. In addition to groundbreaking works of fiction by writers like Michelle Tea and Ann Rower, Native Agents has published notable volumes of poetry and prose by Eileen Myles, Barbara Barg, and Fanny Howe, as well as memoirs and interviews by Kathy Acker, Bob Flanagan, David Rattray, and William Burroughs.
Mar 18 2013
Rank #10: Bad at Sports Episode 405: William Pope.L
This week: Live from the Arts Club of Chicago (with great thanks to Janine Mileaf and Allie Foradas!!) Duncan and Richard talk to William Pope.L, about the forthcoming performance "Pull", his show at the Renaissance Society "Forlesen" http://www.renaissancesociety.org/site/Exhibitions/Intro.William-PopeL-Forlesen.634.html, and more!
William Pope.L (born 1955 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American visual artist best known for his work in performance art, and interventionist public art. However, he has also produced art in painting, photography and theater. He was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and is a Guggenheim Fellow.
Hi Richard, It was nice to meet you yesterday-- also it's always fun to put a face to a podcast host voice! Thanks for plugging PULL! through the podcast and the social media hoo-ha as well. I am pasting below two announcements (labeled Message #1 & #2) that have gone out about the project and the important websites too. As you know we really need to get funding at this point so the kicker is to promote the USA Projects site here: http://www.usaprojects.org/project/pull_a_participatory_performance_art_project_for_a_small_cityI hope you'll Tweet and Facebook as much as you think is reasonable from now til June 9, using the materials and info I've included. Also the hashtag for the project is #pullcleveland so you can attach that to whatever you post as well. Other ways to help would be to Like Pope.L's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/William-PopeL/531921730192043?fref=tsand it would be HUGELY awesome if you could invite as many people as you are able (and encourage them do the same) to the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/511526198895615/If you have questions or concerns, be in touch.All best and hope to see you at HCL on June 30 for the talk!Rachel
MESSAGE #1:Pull! an artwork about work.
William Pope.L invites you to take part in his newest project - Pull! -a celebration of small city might, a performance-discussion on job rights and joblessness as well as an opportunity to do some work.
Pope.L in collaboration with the arts organization SPACES, has challenged the city of Cleveland to help him pull an 8 ton former ice cream truck, by hand, 34 miles from the eastside of the city to the westside over 3 days, June 7 to 9. And he needs your help to do it.
If you live in Cleveland (or plan to visit!), you can help pull the truck. If elsewhere, help us provide stipends to folks who'd like to participate in a volunteer art project but can't afford to. See our cute but edgy and informational fund raising video @ USA projects.
You can also send us images on work @ SPACES. Or just spread the word via Facebook or Twitter.
Pull! is a massive group effort, and we can't do it without you! It is a testament to the power of shared labor, and a chance to spark a national conversation about what work means to those who have jobs and want something better and those folks who just want a job.
Thank you for your support.
______MESSAGE #2:PULL! needs pullers!Pope.L's newest project - PULL! - needs participants to help pull by hand an 8-ton truck 34 miles across the city of Cleveland as a symbolic act: an unequivocal 'no' against unemployment and huge 'yes' for more and better jobs. If you are in the Cleveland area June 7-9 come join this performance-action for job rights, fair pay and benefits.Pull! is a massive group effort, a testament to the power of shared labor, and a chance to join a national conversation about what work means to those who have jobs and want something better and those folks who just want a job.Please join us in Cleveland! Or, add your voice to the nation-wide conversation on Twitter and Facebook and support the pullers by making a contribution at our USA project site.Thank you for your support.
William Pope.Lto supportPull! go to
to participate as a puller or to submit a photo
http://www.spacesgallery.org/project/pullto join the conversation about Pull!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/William-PopeL/531921730192043Follow us on Twitter @WilliamPopeL
Jun 03 2013
Rank #11: Bad at Sports Episode 697: Neumann Wolfson Gitler Exhibitionary
On this episode of Bad@Sports the team travels to NADA Miami 2017. We speak with Justin Polera, designer or Exhibitionary, an iOS app and mobile optimized art guide, covering the latest exhibitions across the globe. We speak with Hubert Neumann and Alison Wolfson about their new model for art collection through Neumann Wolfson Art based out of the Upper East Side of Manhattan. And to close the show, we dish about fair culture with gallerist and collecter Avi Gitler. It is all worth the wait.
Jul 03 2019
Rank #12: Bad at Sports Episode 473: Collector Roundup
This week: We talk to collectors, they collect things, art things, yup, they collect them. We talk to the them...about collecting...art. They are art collectors.
Sep 22 2014
Rank #13: Bad at Sports Episode 619: Emily Eddy
Today on Bad at Sports(center center center center), curator and media artist Emily Eddy joins Ryan, Diana and Jesse in the cave to discuss this weekend's Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, which she curated. We talk the talk about talking about moving images (which used to be movies and before that films and at some point in there videos), about recent trends in the field, about programming strategies, about the Nightingale's tenth anniversary (!!!) and what it is teens are or are into. It's probably radio and probably newspapers, but who knows.Scope the full Onion City schedule here: http://www.onioncity.org/2018-schedule/ Learn more about Emily here: http://emily-eddy.com/emilyeddy/ Emily Eddy is a film, video, and digital media artist and curator based in Chicago. She graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, where she received her Bachelors in Fine Arts. She has been curating film, video, and new media works at the Nightingale Cinema in Chicago since 2013, and she has worked with the screening series and online video curation project Video! Video! Zine since 2016. Emily has curated and programmed screenings at many venues in Chicago, as well as in Los Angeles, Reykjavik, Iceland, and her hometown, Portland, Oregon.
Mar 12 2018
Rank #14: Bad at Sports Episode 607: Illuminato, Hunter, and Padberg
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
Nov 08 2017
Rank #15: Bad at Sports Episode 546 Ebony G Patterson
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.
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
Apr 18 2016
Rank #16: Bad at Sports Episode 565: Mark Tribe
This week begins with Bad at Sports jumping back in to Open Engagement and the realm of socially engaged art!
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.
Dec 02 2016
Rank #17: Bad at Sports Episode 533: Dread Scott
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.
Nov 25 2015
Rank #18: Bad at Sports Episode 466: Casey Ruble and Roza El-Hassan
This week: We talk to artists Casey Ruble and Roza El-Hassan!
Aug 04 2014
Rank #19: Bad at Sports 536: Janet Cardiff
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.
Jan 08 2016
Rank #20: Bad at Sports Episode 610: Karolina Gnatowski
Things get witchy this week as Brian and Ryan weave a conversation on spell casting, rock n' roll, and badminton with fibers artist Karolina Gnatowski.
Fresh off a Skowheagan residency, Gnatowski is burning a four ended candle with looming exhibitions at DePaul University, Free Range, Terrain, and the here and now, "Changeling" at Julius Caesar. Our conversational arc ties together the topics of witchcraft, spells, poetry, badminton, classic rock, and stand-up comedy. Brian reveals his sporting past, Ryan finds just the right word, and KG admits she's never seen "Top Gun."
Dec 07 2017