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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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    • Visual Arts
    • 4.5, 84 Ratings

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.

    Richard Medina

    Richard Medina

    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.

    • 51 min
    Michael Anderson RIP

    Michael Anderson RIP

    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
    Collage Geomancy
    Changing Role Gallery
    Media Violence
    Jack Da Vinci Johnson
    Miami Ink
    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
    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

    • 39 min
    Alice Tippit

    Alice Tippit

    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. 


    • 56 min
    Stephanie Cristello and Ruslana Lichtzier

    Stephanie Cristello and Ruslana Lichtzier

    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.

    • 55 min
    Sadie Woods

    Sadie Woods

    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: https://tinyurl.com/itwasarebellion. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we did. 

    Learn more about Sadie’s work on her website: http://www.sadiewoods.com/ 

    • 56 min
    Ellen Placey Wadey

    Ellen Placey Wadey

    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 https://gddf.org/
    and read the Vu Le article we mention in the interview here. 

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

RealArtNerd ,

Essential For Art World Folk!

Bad at Sports is ambitious in the range of art world folk they dialogue with and thus there are some highs and lows. However, the highs are worth any amount of getting lost in art speak (note: if you are not familiar with the art world this may be a difficult place to start, but you can still certainly learn a lot if you stick with it), or the ramblings that do eventually lead to wonderful insights. Only a 4 out of 5 for the inaccessibility for some. However, as an MA student in CHI this is ESSENTIAL LISTENING for my daily life and these folks are fascinating, bring on engaging guests, and push the conversation of art and society where it needs to go. Also, congratulations on Say It While You Mean It (their book in collaboration with Open Engagement).

canesuga ,

Show has potential. Host underprepared.

Interesting, smart and eloquent guests. The podcast has a lot of potential but the hosts are underprepared. They will not introduce the guests properly and don’t appear to do basic research about their guests (who they are, where they are showing, when, etc.) They are disrupting interesting conversations with unnecessary comments (ie. go on tinder and find a date to go see this exhibition with/ this is a good show to hook up in), which show lack of preparedness. Dana will ask an open ended question to then interrupt the artist in the middle of their answer for a commercial break. The podcast has a lot of potential, but host needs research, notes and to reduce unnecessary art jargon that deviates from the artist’s intention.

Larrylarrylary ,

Best podcast on the subject of art.


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