Nancy Spero and Political Nostalgia

Writing in Artworld Salon, Catherine Spaeth reflects on political nostalgia and Nancy Spero’s legacy: “Nancy Spero’s death the Sunday before last invites reflection upon what it means for an artist to be politically engaged at this time. Today the...
Public Art in Los Angeles Gets Crapped On, Too

Public Art in Los Angeles Gets Crapped On, Too

You know, after giving it some serious thought, I think I’m coming to the surprising conclusion that newspaper articles about public art and the public’s reaction to it are my new favorite genre of art news. There’s just so much to chuckle over. Last...
In 5 Days Everything Changes

In 5 Days Everything Changes

In 5 more days Bad at Sports enters it’s next chapter and in anticipation of that we wanted to make things better and easier for everyone. One way was to put our podcasts in Dolby 5.1 surround sound but after hearing Duncan sing the “Art Reviews”...
Chicago Art Map Launches!

Chicago Art Map Launches!

When I first moved to Chicago, shortly after the initial shock and depression wore off (KIDDING…just kidding…mostly), I set about exploring what Chicago’s gallery scene had to offer. Because so much exists off the proverbial beaten track, and I moved...
Jen Gillespie | Clowns

Jen Gillespie | Clowns

Bad at Sports is pleased to present our second guest blogger this week, Jen Gillespie. Jen is a local Chicago artist. She enjoys a thirsty mind with a taste for critical theory, diagrammatic oversimplification of narrative, heartstrings, and the uses for Lacanian...