Episode 721: Ashley Teamer

Episode 721: Ashley Teamer


Join us today on Bad at Sports for a special interview with artist Ashley Teamer. Teamer discusses her latest exhibition, Better Than Me, and her work documenting the female basketball team at Dillard University. We delve into Teamer’s aspirations and  motivations fueling her work, which includes a new series of billboards featuring Dillard players that will be on view in New Orleans’ downtown during the 2020 NCAA Women’s Final Four in April.

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TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (2/20-2/26)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (2/20-2/26)

1. Elnaz Javani: Your Residue February 21st, 2020 6-9PM Work by: Elnaz Javani One After 909: 906 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622   2. Something Blue February 22nd, 2020 6-10PM Work by: Jaime Angelopoulos, Alika Cooper, Amy Feldman, Yowshien Kuo, Ryan Lauderdale,...

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Episode 720: Terrain 2019 Ross Sawyers and Friends


The Terrain Biennial 2019. Radio Calamity…

So this was expected to be a much longer episode. Then many things no one could control happened…

Principally, it is now an interview with the Chicago based artist Ross Sawyers (who works as the Chair of Photography were Duncan works as the Chair of Art and Art History, Columbia College Chicago) with a couple of short footnotes. We are joined by his son Charlie.

Episode 718: Maryam Taghavi


This episode of Bad at Sports Center finds our hosts, Dana and Ryan are over-caffeinated and in the studio with artist Maryam Taghavi. We practice Farsi live on air while we learn about Taghavi’s flag project, ???? ? ???? ???  or Twenty Four/ Seven, currently on view as part of Roman Susan’s Woman’s Club at The Cuckoo’s Theater, which is on display in Roger’s Park through Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) on March 18th. We discuss the artist’s upcoming projects, flat experiences of time, and Taghavi takes us on her fascinating journey to Iran to recreate a 1984 photo. More information about Woman’s Club can be found at https://romansusan.org/w-club.

Episode 717: Public Works


On this episode of Bad at Sports Center, Dana and Brian are joined in the studio by Josh Zoerner and Chris Eichenseer of Public Works to discuss You Will Die, a frightening premonition which also happens to be the title of the gallery’s latest exhibition. Zoerner and  Eichenseer take us into the surprisingly delightful world of visual artists working in the realm of death metal music. During the second half of the show our hosts learn more about the history of Public Works, and their resilient space in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. You Will Die runs through February 14th, with a closing reception and event called Venus Doom: Dark Valentine’s Day Party from 7-11pm with  DJ sets by Fee Lion and performance by GirlBoifriend.

Episode 716: Anastasia Tinari, Selva Aparicio, and Valentina Zamfirescu


Today on Bad at Sports Center, Dana is joined in the studio by guest host Noel Morical for an interview with curator, Anastasia Tinari, and artists Selva Aparicio and Valentina Zamfirescu whose exhibition, Beyond Reach, is currently on view at Roots and Culture through February 22nd. Aparicio and Zamfirescu reveal the intimate and fascinating infrastructure behind the show, which deals with impressions of death and loss through site specific installation. VR, cicadas, cadavers and much, much more on this episode of BASC.

Special thanks to Lumpen’s Jamie Trecker for supporting this episode!

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (2/13-2/19)

1. Bonny Nahmias: To Hold Space February 14th, 2020 6-10PM Work by: Bonny Nahmias Ground Level Platform: 2001 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608   2. Collage Art Association February 15th, 2020 5-7PM Work by: AJ McClenon, Selina Trepp, Jacob Ciocci, Rebecca Morgan, Andy...


1. What Remains: On the Sacred, the Lost, and the Forgotten Relics of Live Art February 7th, 2020 6-9PM Work by: Nina Boas, Nicole Goodwin, Jacqueline van de Geer, Zander Porter, Nick Tobier, Angeliki Chaido Tsoli, Nora + Mána (curated by ieke Trihnks, Defibrillator...


1. The Long Goodbye February 2nd, 2020 4-7PM Work by: Dianna Frid, Chaz Evans, Alberto Aguilar, Alex Bradley Cohen, Jenn Smith, Dana Bassett, Liz McCarthy Selected Works Gallery: 1500 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608 4. Li-Ming Hu: DISCOmbobulation February 1st, 2020...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (1/23-1/29)

1. Faysal Altunbozar: Interior Irruptions January 26th, 2020 5-8PM Work by: Faysal Altunbozar Amazigh Contemporary: 2 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611   2. The Decolonial Open Mic January 23td, 2020 6-8PM Hosted by: ChiResists, SSA Without Borders Flood’s Hall: 1515 E...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (1/16-1/22)

1. Bobbi Meier: Strange Etiquette January 17th, 2020 6-10PM Work by: Bobbi Meier salonlb: 1010 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609   2. Time Stamp January 17th, 2020 6-9PM Work by: Skye Tanai, Gyae Kim, Logan Kruidenier, Cain Baum Parlour and Ramp: 2130 W 21st St, Chicago,...


1. Female Trouble January 10th, 2020 5-8PM Work by: Amanda Joy Calobrisi, Lilli Carré, Quinza Najm, Kathryn Refi, Francis Waite Western Exhibitions: 1709 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622   2. Siera Hyte: Breath Commuter January 11th, 2020 5-8PM Work by: Siera Hyte...


1. Latham Zearfoss: Very Fine on Both Sides January 3rd, 2020 5-8PM Work by: Latham Zearfoss Chicago Artists Coalition: 2130 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60612   2. Screening: Mother Art Tells her Story January 8th, 2020 7-8PM Work by: Mother Art Hyde Park Art Center:...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (12/19-12/25)

1. Kidlat Tahimik: Perfumed Nightmare December 21st, 2019 5-8PM Work by: Kidlat Tahimik PO Box Collective: 6900 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60626   2. Dorothée Munyneza Work in Progress Show December 19th, 2019 6-8PM Work by: Dorothée Munyneza Experimental Station:...

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

1. Susan Snodgrass: Inside the Matrix December 16th, 2019 7-9PM Work by: Susan Snodgrass Inga: 1740 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608   2. Stacza Lipinski and Paul Nudd: Gush December 15th, 2019 12-4PM Work by: Stacza Lipinski, Paul Nudd (curated by Debra Kayes) Tiger...