Rank #1: 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.)
Rank #2: Bad at Sports Episode 477: Rirkrit Tiravanija
This week: We talk to artist Rirkrit Tiravanija
Rank #3: 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.
Rank #4: 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!
Rank #5: Bad at Sports Episode 370: Andrea Fraser
This week: San Francisco checks in with a great interview with the legendary Andrea Fraser!
Rank #6: Bad at Sports Episode 459: Adam Parker Smith
This week: Adam Parker Smith, he's more hilariouser than you, shut up. Lots of inappropriate stuff discussed. Dirty jokes too.
Rank #7: Bad at Sports Episode 498: Doris Salcedo
This week: A very brief interview with Doris Salcedo with special guests Sarah Guernsey, Executive Director of Publishing at the Art Institute of Chicago, and Hank Holland intern at Bad at Sports. Following the long intro and short interview we present courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Doris Salcedo's talk from February 22, 2015. Thanks MCA!
Only two more weeks of that Holland charm.
Rank #8: 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.
Rank #9: Bad at Sports Episode 623: Alex Katz
This episode is one for the [art] history books. Sit back and relax as you listen to Dana and Duncan get schooled by the greatest living painter to ever grace this lowly little podcast, an artist who literally needs zero introduction, Alex Katz. We discuss the brand new paintings in his recently opened exhibition, Grass and Trees, Alex’s interest in “fancy painting,” and how one develops style and technique in their work. Our hosts even get a much-needed lesson on fashion in this episode of Bad at Sports.
Alex Katz’s Grass and Trees is on view at the Richard Gray Gallery Warehouse through June 2, 2018
Rank #10: Bad at Sports Episode 413: SIGGRAPH/Gregory Sholette
This week: First SF Checks in from SIGGRAPH! Brian haunts the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center at SIGGRAPH 2013. First he sits down with Victoria Szabo, curator of this year's gallery exhibition XYZN: Scale. Following, he talks with Jackie Morie, founder of the Digital Arts Community about the role of the community in the art world and the technology community.
Then, we talk to Greg Sholette!
Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, writer, and founding member of Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D: 1980-1988) and REPOhistory (1989-2000). His recent books include Dark Matter: Art and Politics in an Age of Enterprise Culture (Pluto Press, 2010) and the co-authored book It’s The Political Economy, Stupid with Oliver Ressler, (Pluto 2013), which is also a traveling exhibition (New York, NY; Thessaloniki, Greece; Pori, Finland; Belgrade, Slovenia; Chicago, Illinois). The first episode of his graphic sci-fi novel Double City appeared in Frieze magazine (summer 2013), and Chapter 2 in Shifter:21 (Oct. 2013). His most recent installations include: Exposed Pipe/ ماسورة موسيقية for the American University Beirut art gallery; Torrent for Printed Matter Books in Chelsea; iDrone for cyberartspace.net; 15 Islands for Robert Moses for the Queens Museum of Art Panorama, and the traveling installation Imaginary Archive (Wellington, New Zealand; Galway, Ireland; Graz, Austria; Kiev, Ukraine). He is a frequent lecturer and seminar leader in the US and abroad, teaches at Queens College and the City University Grad Center, is active in Social Practice Queens, is a member of Gulf Labor Coalition, and serves as an academic adviser for the Home Workspace Program in Beirut, Lebanon.
Rank #11: Bad at Sports Episode 525: Polly Apfelbaum
The return of the Amanda Browder Show!!!
She brings back her favorite memory from episodes past...
Rank #12: 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.
Rank #13: Bad at Sports Episode 588: Deana Haggag
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.
Rank #14: Bad at Sports Episode 701: Aaron Hughes
This week on Bad at Sports Center, Dana, Ryan and Jesse are joined in the studio by veteran artist and activist, Aaron Hughes. We discuss the recent National Veterans Art Museum Triennial, taking place across three prestigious venues in the city of Chicago. We have a fascinating conversation on contemporary [mis]understandings of the veteran art community as well as the interrelated exhibitions of the Triennial. More information can be found here: https://www.nvam.org/triennial.
Rank #15: 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/)
Rank #16: 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.
Rank #17: Bad at Sports Episode 663: Nathaniel Mary Quinn
In this episode of Bad at Sports, Dana meets up with Nathaniel Mary Quinn at the Museum of Contemporary Photography to discuss the work on view in "Echoes: Reframing Collage", the companion exhibition to "The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity & Politics", currently on view through Dec 21, 2018. Come for Quinn discussing his work ethic and personally philosophy on creativity, but stay for the dish on his day with a certain celebrity at the Brooklyn Museum. All this and always more, on this episode of Bad at Sports.
Rank #18: Bad at Sports Episode 687: Michael Rakowitz and the Whitney
In this episode we welcome back three long lost friends. We pull Richard Holland and Christian Kuras out of retirement to speak deeply and profoundly about the complexities of museum funding. We visit the studio of Michael Rakowitz to talk about what it's like to be considered for the Whitney biennial and to choose not to participate. Then to have that choice forced to become a public act and to find the people wanting for a conversation about the future of our museums.
Rank #19: Bad at Sports 582 EDRA SOTO!
Edra Soto joins us on Bad at Sports Center!
Check her out while you can. It has been an outstanding couple of years for her and the Franklin!
Rank #20: 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.