In this interview social practice artist Jody Wood, based in Houston TX, reflects on the stages of her project Social Pharmacy as they took place in New Jersey, Texas and Sweden. The interview was conducted by Daniel Tucker at the 2023 Arts in Society conference in Krakow Poland.
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.”
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.
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.
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.