TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/16-8/22)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/16-8/22)

1. Conversations en Community: Mujeres in the Local Arts August 16, 2018, 6-7:30PM Work By: Eleanor Boyer, Karen Peugh, Nicole Marroquin, Malú Ortega, and Diana Solís National Museum of Mexican Art: 1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608   2. Scenes of Resistance in...

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Episode 647: Jessica Stockholder


Jessica Stockholder is reticent to be called a living legend, but on this week’s episode, Bad@SportsCenter speaks with living legend, JEsSicA sTOckHoLDeR! With an impending sabbatical from University of Chicago, Stockholder will still be doing all of the things, including a year-long residency in Berlin, and upcoming exhibitions at The Contemporary Austin and the Centraal Museum, Utrecht. Our charming discourse addresses her process, materiality, language, and the essentialism of production to existence. Can we get an Amen?!?

Episode 646: Dan Berger Iceberg Projects

This week we bring you a special and timely conversation between our very own Dana Bassett and Dr. Daniel Berger recorded at Iceberg Projects where Berger has curated the current show, “Flesh of My Flesh,” an exhibition of painting, film, sculpture, photography and print work by the late David Wojnarowicz. Dan and Dana discuss Wojnarowicz’s aesthetic and historical legacy, the AIDS crisis, and the upcoming screening of Films by David Wojnarowicz and Friends, featuring “Silence=Death.”

Wojnarowicz’s screening takes place this Sunday, July 22nd at Northwestern’s Block Museum. More information can be found here:

“Flesh of My Flesh” is on view at Iceberg Projects until August 4th.

Episode 645: Susanne Doremus

Bad @ SportsCenter kicks back this week with Chicago painter, Susanne Doremus, for a delightful exchange over her current show at Devening Projects, Cabinet:1. In her newest exhibition, Doremus has drawn down the emblematic grand scale of her paintings, inaugurating new spaces for her visual lexicon of calligraphic line and exposed revisions. We visit the affinity of drawing and painting, the influence of teaching on studio practice, and the function of audience on the objet d’art.

Episode 644: Chicago Design Museum

On this week’s episode Bad @ SportsCenter jaws with Tanner Woodford and Lauren Boegen of the Chicago Design Museum. We find out about the founding of ChiDM, and chat about the current exhibit, Great Ideas of Humanity, a revival of the Container Corporation of America’s Great Ideas of Western Man campaign from the mid 20th Century (it sounds so long ago…). Stick around to the end… we get a little graphic.


1. Party at your Place August 11, 2018, 6-10PM Work By: Kelly Golden Electro Pepper Gallery: 1109 W Berwyn Ave, Chicago, IL 60640   2. Archives + Futures: Materials August 9, 2018, 7-9PM Interviews with: Victoria Martinez and Melissa Leandro ACRE Projects: 1345 W...

The Reality of Rejection

By: Lea Devon Sorrentino Even before seeing the work I wanted to write about Best of the Worst, the recent exhibition at the Practice Gallery in Philadelphia. The title is amusing and the concept clever-- a gallery full of artists who’d previously been rejected from a...


1. Kinship August 3, 2018, 6-9PM Work By: Erin LeAnn Works AMFM Gallery: 2151 W 21st St, Chicago, IL 60608   2. Making Friends August 4, 2018, 5-8PM Work by: Kim Caisse S C H E M E gallery: 3823 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613   3. LIONS: Founding Years of...


1. Rebekka Federle & Christopher Michael Hefner July 27, 2018, 7-10PM Firecat Projects: 2124 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647   2. Somewhere Behind Us July 27, 2018, 6-9PM Work by: Nora Chin, Andrea Coleman, and Erin Smego (Curated by Jamillah Hinson) Chicago...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (7/19-7/25)

1. Kills time July 21, 2018, 5-7PM Work by: Alejandro T. Acierto with Thomas Kong The Back Room at Kim's Corner Food: 1371 W Estes Ave, Chicago, IL 60626   2. Barbara Kasten Residency at IIT Architecture July 22, 2018, 2-4PM S. R. Crown Hall: 3360 S State St,...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (7/12-7/18)

1. Intimate Encounters July 13, 2018, 6-9PM Work by: Jarvis Boyland, William Camargo, Emilio Rojas, Darrel DeAngelo Terrell and Titus Wonsey (Curated by Felicia Mings; Exhibition Design by Ashley King) Blanc Gallery: 4445 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60653   2. Summer...


1. Celestial House July 6, 2018, 5:30-7:30PM Work by: Victoria Martinez Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA):820 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611   2. flat earth curved body July 6, 2018, 4-10PM Work by: Matías Añón, Marissa Macias, and Kira Scerbin, A...

Adieu to Sabina Ott

Along with countless others within and beyond the worlds of art, Bad at Sports bids adieu to Sabina Ott. Melissa Potter's tribute in Hyperallergic gives highlights of Sabina's life as an artist, teacher, and inimitable creative force majeure. A private service was...


1. I See Cat People June 29, 2018, 7-11PM Work by: Antonio Adams, Cory Arcangel & Frankie Martin, Sarah Bastress, Judy Chicago, April Childers, Colin Dickson, Edie Harper, Erin Hayden, Elaine Rubenoff, and Christina Zion (Curated by Eric Ruschman) Heaven Gallery:...