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!
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.
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.
This week we welcome Chicago-based contemporary artist Audrius Plioplys, practicing neurologist and visual artist for more than 40 years, talks brain, soul, string theory, convergence, and art. We start with his exhibition at the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago and lost in the hallways of the mind.
Bad @ Sports Center fans gets a double-header this week when director Lin Hixon and dramaturg Matthew Goulish deliver on their current performance collaborative Every house has a door, and their formative history with Goat Island performance ensemble. Building from the ground up, Dana and Ryan discuss the acquisition of the Goat Island archives by the SAIC’s John M. Flaxman Library, the ongoing Goat Island retrospective at the Chicago Cultural Center, and their concurrent Every house performance at Regards, in coordination with Chicago painter, Matthew Metzger. This conversation is G.O.A.T.
On this episode of Bad at Sports Center, Dana and Brian are joined by abstract painter, Pooja Pittie. Pittie discusses the new work in her upcoming exhibition, Moon Illusion, at McCormick Gallery as well as her fascinating journey from entrepreneur to full time artist.