Episode 665: Fully Booked

Episode 665: Fully Booked


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Join Bad at Sports at the Chicago Art Book Fair! Starting our series is an interview with Fully Booked’s Anthony Tino. We discuss Fully Booked’s unique and fascinating approach to sourcing and distributing art books from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, and their work on the Dubai art book fair. Listen in & check out Fully Booked’s current Kickstarter campaign for the 2019 edition of the Dubai fair! Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fullybooked/fully-booked-dubai-art-book-fair-2019?ref=12zwza

Episode 664: Susan Giles and Jeff Carter

Episode 664: Susan Giles and Jeff Carter


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Susan Giles and Jeff Carter meet Jesse and Brian for a warm conversation on a cold day. Giles and Carter constitute two-thirds (the third third being BAS friend Faheem Majeed) of a wonderful new show at the Chicago Cultural Center until January 6th. We talk IKEA, gesticulation and gesture, modernism, cultural erasure, scale, materials, architecture, tedium and more, more, more on this episode of Bad at Sports.

Episode 663: Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Episode 663: Nathaniel Mary Quinn


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In this episode of Bad at Sports, Dana meets up with Nathaniel Mary Quinn at the Museum of Contemporary Photography to discuss the work on view in “Echoes: Reframing Collage”, the companion exhibition to “The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity & Politics”, currently on view through Dec 21, 2018. Come for Quinn discussing his work ethic and personally philosophy on creativity, but stay for the dish on his day with a certain celebrity at the Brooklyn Museum. All this and always more, on this episode of Bad at Sports.

Episode 662: Nathaniel Stern

Episode 662: Nathaniel Stern


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This week, Ryan and Dana are pleased to welcome Milwaukee-ite Nathaniel Stern back to the show. We discuss his latest art historical publication, Ecological Aesthetics: artful tactics for humans, nature, and politics. Stern gives our hosts some insight into what he considers Ecological Aesthetics with examples and artists ranging from South African artist Doung Anwar Jahangeer, to the Overpass Light Brigade. Dana gets to say the word marginalia as she tries to discover Ryan’s Term Up the Volume. All this and clearly lots more on this episode of Bad at Sports.

Episode 661: Chicago New Media and Jon Cates

Episode 661: Chicago New Media and Jon Cates


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On this weeks episode, Dana and Brian nerd out with the impressive and eclectic team behind Chicago New Media 1973-1992, currently on view at Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois, Chicago and presented in partnership with Video Game Art Gallery. Guests Jon Cates, Tiffany Funk, Chaz Evans and Jonathan Kinkley talk us through the major historical moments in Chicago New Media history, including, but definitely not limited to, the midwest origins of Mortal Kombat. Oh, also, we’re all wearing costumes.

Episode 660: Matthew Thurber

Episode 660: Matthew Thurber


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Duncan and Matthew discuss what the art world feels likes, how a comic can be institutional critique, and what good art might be, all from the basement of Quimby’s Chicago!

From Drawn and Quarterly the publisher of Art Comic…

Matthew Thurber’s unpredictable practice has included: Mining the Moon, a full length musical play; Moon Tube, a week of movies each made in a single day; an olfactory performance, dressed as a giant nose; Mouse Maze, a mosaic labyrinth installed in an elementary school; Terpinwoe, choreographed noise dance about a carrot-based economy; an interactive novel about handwriting analysis.

As Ambergris and in other ensembles he has performed at the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Hammer Museum, the Fumetto Festival, Abrons Art Center, and in an eyeglass store. He co-founded Tomato House, an art gallery in operation from 2012-2015, with Rebecca Bird. Finally he is the author of 1-800-MICE, INFOMANIACS, and Art Comic. T

Hurber resides in New York’s Hudson Valley where he is working on animated and live action film projects. He is the operator of Mrs William Horsley, a mobile theater devoted to creating works of narrative experimentation and scientific investigation using puppetry. Thurber curates the Sweet16 Cinema Club, a film series dedicated to watching films on film.