Episode 853: Devin T. Mays

Episode 853: Devin T. Mays


This week we are joined by great Chicago Artist Devin T. Mays. We talk dressing Wisconsin, Poetry, Humor, how “Everything is Everything”, and how dislocation is a meaningful strategy. We do it all live from the Salt Shed in Chicago for the “Shred at the Shed” with the Chicago Abortion Fund, Portable Gray Magazine, Quimby’s and more… Also this episode feature the first appearance of “Other Ryan.”

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TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/21-9/27)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/21-9/27)

1. Vivian Chiu: And, Or, Not September 23, 4-7PM FLXST Contmeporary: 2251 S Michigan Ave   2. Esau McGhee: Graceful Exit (Exhibit B) September 23, 6-9PM boundary: 2334 W 111th Pl   3. Judy Fiskin September 24, 3-6PM RUSCHWOMAN: 2100 S Marshall Blvd   4....

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Episode 852: Farah Salem, Regina Agu, and A Very Serious Gallery


This week we bring several things never meant to meet, together. EXPO Chicago and the artist featured in Hyde Park Art Center’s booth: Farah Salem and Regina Agu. We explore personal and historic cultural lineages, trauma response, and alternative cultural teachings as they bridge the space between research and practice. Then we jump over to our dear friends at A Very Serious Gallery and Allan Weinberger and we dance through graffiti, “high art”, kissing booths and a plea for love. All in all a single amazing day from the heartland’s greatest art fair. And don’t think we didn’t notice that Frieze bought it. We are just as curious as you are.

Episode 851: Kevin Demery

Welcome back to a monster week at Bad at Sports. (We took an unscheduled vacation in August [cringe emoji]. This week we drop three shows the first of which is episode 851 from Kansas City with Kevin Demery. A great conversation about art, life, and the intersection of race and justice.

This conversation is amongst several you will hear in the next few weeks are brought to you through the support of Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, where they are doing a remarkable job of bedrock-ing the Kansas City art world and its artists.

You should also know that you can expect us back on the radio on Wednesday with an episode from Expo Chicago. Excitingly, EXPO just sold to Freize and what that portends for our local International Art Fair, we will do our best to find out.

Episode 850: Rahema C Barber and Lola Ayisha Ogbara


Live from EXPO Chicago! Kalamazoo Institute of Art Chief Curator, Rahema C Barber and artist, writer, and curator Lola Ayisha Ogbara! We chat all things Michigan and just how Kalamazoo came to be a hot bed of Michigan art and thought. Then we check in with Chicago Local Lola Ayisha Ogbara talks about her work all over EXPO, Billboards, the South Side Community Art Center, St. Louis and Chicago, and the African Diaspora.

Episode 848: Robin Kang


This week we return to the lost hard drive and find the brilliance of Robin Kang. Interviewed at NADA art fair in New York City by Amanda Browder and Caroline Burghardt. These three brilliant humans chew their way through the history of craft and what it taught us about technology, and how that may pull us back to a human-ness from our tech, and playfully bounce around the New York art world and it’s fairs. All from inside a Claire Ashley sculpture. Editing support provided by the always perfect, Martin Ortiz de Taranco.

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/14-9/20)

1. Jade Nava: el ombligo de la Luna September 15, 7PM Citlalin Gallery: 2005 S Blue Island Ave   2. Cydney M. Lewis: Beauty Amongst Darkness September 15, 6-9PM Elephant Room Gallery: 704 S Wabash Ave   3. Audrey Gallacher: Wonder Room September 15, 6-9PM...


1. Abbey Muza: Reciter son corps September 10, 2-5PM slow dance: 319 N Albany Ave, Chicago   2. Carris Adams: Signs All Kinds September 10, 12PM Goldfinch: 319 N Albany Ave   3. Journie Cirdain: Memento Vivere September 8, 5-8PM Western Exhibitions: 1709 W...

Sub-Rural # 30 Alan W. Moore Collection

The first post-modern movement, where a community of artists made work almost exclusively influenced by their immediate environment, was in Lower Manhattan in the late 70s. Artists engaged the people and places where they lived and worked, rather than just occupying...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/24-8/30)

1. things, us August 25, 6-10PM The Plan: 600 N Albany Ave Work by: Abena Motaboli, Aishath Huda, Jules Koreman, Katelyn Patton and Laleh Motlagh   2. Jacob Ciocci: NO TRUE THOUGHTS: 8 Principles for Rich Dynamic Living, Greedy Humpty Opening to Angles, Mental...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/17-8/23)

1. Abbey Muza + Maria Szakats: Passive Potential August 18, 6-9PM Tusk: 3205 W Armitage Ave   2. Shane Elliot Bowers and Giselle Mira Diaz: Rhizome August 18, 6-9PM Purple Window Gallery: 2233 S Throop St, #845   3. LOVE: Still Not the Lesser August...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/10-8/16)

1. Julian Van Der Moere: It is late last night the dog was speaking of you August 11, 6-9PM Produce Model: 1918 S Canalport Ave   2. Oscar Joyo: Chaos w/Care August 11, 6-9:30PM A Very Serious Gallery: 673 N Milwaukee Ave   3. Le’Ana Asher: Artist Talk...


1. Diana Solís: Contigo August 5, 6-9PM Co-Prosperity: 3129 S Morgan St   2. Conflicts of Freedom August 4, 5-9PM Povos Chicago: 1541 W Chicago Ave Work by: Jamaal Peterman, Kiyomi Quinn Taylor, Lola Ayisha Ogbara, Modou Dieng Yacine, Na’ye Perez, Nkechi...

Sub-Rural #29, Pamela Longobardi

Growing numbers of artists have hybrid civic practices, but often their studio production is sidelined by fractious processes of subject research and documentation. It’s a challenge to find spaces for creative expression in contexts more suited for data. Aesthetics...


1. Chantala Kommanivan: Here After July 28, 6-9PM Elephant Room Gallery: 704 S Wabash Ave   2. Andres L. Hernandez: Future Signals / Señales Futuras July 29, 12-2PM Reyes (Guadalupe) Park: 821 W 19th St 3. Hans-Jörg Mayer: This Summer Feelin’ Is Gonna Haunt Me...