Episode 718: Maryam Taghavi

Episode 718: Maryam Taghavi


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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.

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (1/30-2/5)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (1/30-2/5)

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...
Episode 717: Public Works

Episode 717: Public Works


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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.

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

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

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


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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!