Episode 801: Jeffrey Michael Austin

Episode 801: Jeffrey Michael Austin


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Everything Must Go, so let’s. Jeffrey Michael Austin — interdisciplinary artist and musician — joins Ryan Peter Miller and Jesse Something Malmed to talk about their reflective new exhibition at the Chicago Art Department. Hope in the dark, illusion, allusion, elusiveness, late capitalism, climate crisis, the collective, the needing-tending, the tenderness of a phrase like *help wanted* and enduring questions of scale and capacity guide our winding conversation. What else?

Episode 800: Ashanté Kindle and Josie Love Roebuck

Episode 800: Ashanté Kindle and Josie Love Roebuck


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Bad at Sports welcomes Ashanté Kindle and Josie Love Roebuck from LatchKey Gallery and their exhibition “CROWN” at Expo Chicago 2022.

Working from a place of healing, “CROWN”  explores and rejoices in the legacy of Black hair. The exhibition, named after the CROWN Act – a law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination which is the denial of employment and educational opportunities because of hair texture or protective hairstyles including braids, locs, twists or bantu knots – luxuriates in the scope, range, beauty, and legacy that is black hair.

Episode 799: Chris Larson

Episode 799: Chris Larson


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This week the Midwest’s greatest contemporary art podcast crew have what can only be described as an “encounter” with one of the Midwest’s greatest living artists, Chis Larson! Hailing from St. Paul Minnesota, Larson’s newest body of work started its life in Tennessee and slowly spun and wove its way to Engage Projects, Chicago. Taking up a former manufacturing space Larson asks that we consider our relationship to labor from the intimate to the global supply chain in a triumph of an exhibition. The Residue of LaborApril 8 – May 21, 2022

Episode 798: Gio Swaby

Episode 798: Gio Swaby


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Gio Swaby is a Bahamian Toronto based visual artist whose work explores and celebrates Blackness and womanhood. Her elegant thread based portraits centres on Black joy as a radical act of resistance. Through love as liberation she explores pathways of healing and empowerment through conversation and observational drawing, allowing the strong and soft to coexist beautifully.

https://www.gioswaby.com/

https://www.claireoliver.com/artists/giovanna-swaby/

Episode 797: Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-Mooney

Episode 797: Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-Mooney


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This week on Bad at Sports, Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-Mooney, the filmmakers behind Make A Distinction, join Jesse and the Block Museum’s Curator of Media Arts, Mike Metzger. Make A Distinction is an innovative, hybrid non-fiction feature that blends together strains of essayistic, observational and agitprop filmmaking into a blistering montage. Political in a capital P way, it’s urgent for most everyone, especially those of us in the so-called Chicago universe.

keramackenzie.com
https://www.andrewmausert-mooney.com/
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Episode 796: Rachel Adams and the Bemis!

Episode 796: Rachel Adams and the Bemis!


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Rachel Adams joins us live from the halls of EXPO Chicago to talk about all things Bemis Art Center and the Omaha Art scene! We learn about art, llfe, and a little about love as we bounce across the house of yes, residencies, exhibitions and how your dream job might not be where you thought it would be but it is no less dreamy.