Episode 696: Dianna Frid

Episode 696: Dianna Frid


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This week we talk Cuba, books and artistic exchange with Chicago’s Dianna Frid. In advance of the opening of…

CROSS CURRENTS / INTERCAMBIO CULTURAL

Cross Currents is the result of an artist exchange organized by the National Museum of Mexican Art. Six Chicago-based artists visited Havana in spring 2017 and six Cuban artists visited Chicago in fall 2017 and summer 2018. The work on view reflects the artists’ experiences and observations as they interacted with each other, curators, cultural spaces, and neighborhoods during their trips. The project aims to open pathways of communication and understanding between the two cities and peer artists while also reflecting on their own artistic practices at this moment in time.

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/20-6/26)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/20-6/26)

1. Nneka Kai: Material Sounding – the Dimensionality of a Thread June 23rd, 2019 11AM-1PM Work by: Nneka Kai (curated by Adia Sykes) Material: 2025 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618   2. Despina Stratigakos: The Führer and the Decorator June 20th, 2019 6-8PM...
Episode 695: Naomi Potter and the Esker Foundation

Episode 695: Naomi Potter and the Esker Foundation


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Today on Bad at Sports Center, Naomi Potter of the Esker Foundation drops into the studio with fellow Calgarian, DMack Mackenzie. Potter tells us about exhibitions and programing at Esker, and discusses her work building an arts institution from the ground up. We weirdly ask her to imagine if the B@S team were all babies (which we are), and give a few of our own Chicago art viewing recommendations for this summer in Chicago. We learn what an “esker” is and you can too if you listen to the show!

Episode 694: Alberto Aguilar

Episode 694: Alberto Aguilar


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I am Alberto Aguilar. For this episode of Bad at Sports I’m joined with Lorelei Stewart to be interviewed by Dana, Ryan, Duncan and co-guest Jesse Malmed. How is Jesse a co-guest? Shouldn’t he be a guest co-host? I have allowed for questions. We are here to talk about my survey exhibition ‘moves on human scale’ (it is not a retrospective) at Gallery 400 which runs through June 15, but may go a month longer. I have allowed for open endedness. This interview will last a little under an hour. It doesn’t need to be a good interview we just need to fill the allotted time. In the recording booth we will have an experience which will be shared with you, the listener. One thing you may not hear as the listener is Ryan getting up in the middle of the recording to get me a can of seltzer water to alleviate an unexpected cough.

Episode 693: BFAMFAPhD and the Pedagogy Group

Episode 693: BFAMFAPhD and the Pedagogy Group


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Open Meeting for Arts Educators and Teaching Artists

How might arts educators gather together to develop, share, and practice pedagogies that foster collective skills and values?

Friday 5/17 from 6-8pm

Facilitators: Members of the Pedagogy Group

The Pedagogy Group is a group of educators, cultural workers, and political organizers who resist the individualist, market-driven subjectivities produced by mainstream art education. Together, they develop and practice pedagogies that foster collective skills and values. Activities include sharing syllabi, investigating political economies of education, and connecting classrooms to social movements.Their efforts are guided by accountability to specific struggles and by critical reflection on our social subjectivities and political commitments.