Bad at Sports

Bad at Sports

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.


July 10, 2024 58 mins

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In this episode of Bad at Sports, Daniel Tucker travels to Seoul, South Korea, to attend the Arts in Society conference 2024, where he sits down with two influential figures in the global arts community.

Solana Chehtman, a New York-based cultural producer and curator originally from Buenos Aires, joins Daniel as a plenary speaker at the conference. Solana is currently the Director of Artist Programs at Joan Mitchell Foundation, whe...

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Welcome to another episode of Bad at Sports. In this episode, Jesse and Duncan sit down with Jen de los Reyes, an artist, organizer, and activist known for her transformative projects that bridge art and community engagement.


Jen de los Reyes is perhaps best known for her role in founding and organizing the groundbreaking Open Engagement conference, a platform that ex...

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In this captivating episode of Bad at Sports Podcast, we bring you a special recording of a panel discussion held at the Goldfinch Gallery. The event, which saw an enthusiastic turnout w...

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Join the Bad at Sports team as they delve into the vibrant world of contemporary art in their latest episode featuring two influential figures from the gallery scene: Haynes Riley of Good Weather and Kai Matsumiya of his eponymous gallery.

In this engaging conversation, Haynes Riley shares insights into the vision and mission behind Good Weather Gall...

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In this episode of Bad at Sports Podcast, we delve into the puffy painting and bulging canvases with Chicago-based artist Christina Ballantyne. Live from the opening day of EXPO Chicago 2024. We are the very heart of fabulous in the center of art world fortune and glory.

Guest Bio: Christina Ballantyne is a Chicago-based artist known for her dynamic and thought-provoking artwork. Her work e...

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The artists of Hilma’s Ghost join us from the inside of Secrist Beach Gallery, Chicago’s newly opened and probably most gorgeous gallery, Dannielle Tegeder and Sharmistha Ray, treat us to magic, haunting and an introduction to tarot. Beyond that, they revel in the radical feminist histories of art and witch craft looking for knowledge beyond the rationally conceiv...

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This week Bad at Sports favorite art world wanderer, Nato Thompson. We chat through all of Nato’s current diversions such as independent curationg, building the 21st Century Museum and AI’s role in that work, the Alternative Art School and the value proposition of contemporary arts education, and Dreaming in Public.

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April 10, 2024 57 mins
Kate Sierzputowski for EXPO and the Barely Fair! Holy smokes the Art circus is in town. Time to get on board! WE HAVE ALL THE PREVIEW YOU NEED!
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April 3, 2024 57 mins
Compound Yellow's featured artist Gary Cannone dominates every part of the compound with his LA from Chicago brand of conceptual art. Fun name drops include Bernini and Maritizo Catalan. Tune in for the rest.
Gary Cannone (Guerino Giovanni Cannone) was born in 1964 to Italian i...
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Live for WY! The return of art world mega force Sharon Louden and music empresario Vinson Valega! We talk Sustaining your Creative Life and the Institute for it! Always working to better your artistic life! Get your Art World hustle on.

Asia Freeman/Bunnell Arts Center (Homer, AK): https://www.bunnellarts.o...

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February 21, 2024 61 mins

This week Dorothy Dubrule catches up with Dana Bassett and Duncan, about “Being Work” her new book of essays on the performer’s experience performing art. Essays written by effie bowen, Casey Brown, Dorothy Dubrule, Jessica Emmanuel, Paul Hamilton, Allie Hankins, Kestrel ...

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Paddy Johnson, the Paddy Johnson! The Blogo-sphere legend behind Art F City joins us to talk about how to make the art world better for Artists! Her new-er venture "Netvverk" and the magic that is artists helping artists. Maybe we dish a little on the current state of arts journalism, art ed and which museum sucks at wall labels.
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January 31, 2024 59 mins

You are not what you own. Unless what we mean is art and we are guests in your house... Then you are exactly what you own. Dr. Cala Coat's joins us for a trip into learning and her new book "New Materialisms and Embodied Encounters in Education: Curiosity's Vital Potential." Part art education, part 18th century journey into embodied experience, part treatise on the nature of creative... This conversation is one more step in an exp...

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January 24, 2024 59 mins

Chicago. Designer. Artist. And. Jazz fan. Norman Teague, joins us to touch on craft, music, Mies van der Rohr, bringing one’s cousins along. Come along us as we dance through a racialized modern, Martian Puryear, craft and art, and the affect of music. All while we investigate “A LOVE SUPREME” at the Elmhurst Art Museum.

Image... Install at Elmhurst Art Museum


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December 13, 2023 57 mins

This week Duncan continues the collaboration with Charlotte Street in Kansas City And talks displacement and replacement with Andrew Mcilvaine.

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Oh me oh my skate or die! This week Bad at Sports returns to Shred the Shed to find the crossover of skating and sculpture with Juan Angel Chavez.

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December 1, 2023 51 mins

What is the role of humor in a time of war? Slinko talks about the philosophy of tragedy and comedy in our third episode from the Bemis Center.


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The Bemis Center provides! This episode gets transhuman with filmmaker Marnie Ellen Hertzler through a path of discovery with robot jam bands, sinking islands, and debates on the value of sleep versus food.


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Straight out of Omaha - In the first of several conversations with residents of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, we get cosmogonal with multi-disciplinary artist Lee Hunter. Like Hunter's expansive Cosmogenesis project we cover ...

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