A+D Gallery Hosts "Bad at Sports" Summer Residency


Bad at Sports Summer Residency Allows Audience to Interact, View Interviews in Progress

WHAT: Chicago-based artist collective Bad at Sports (BAS) begins a summer residency at Columbia College Chicago’s A+D Gallery on June 14. BAS, which began its audio-based art criticism as a solution to the problem of dwindling local arts coverage, produces a weekly podcast, an audio archive of more than 400 artist interviews and a blog.

The BAS summer residency offers a rare opportunity for audiences to interact with the group and view the interview process in person. In line with the BAS mission to engage, invite and openly participate in the discussions that shape our culture, the A+D Gallery will be transformed into a venue where the public can observe an interview, browse the archives and listen to podcasts, and relax in the collective’s “man-cave” space, complete with neon signs, wood paneling and Ping-Pong and foosball tables.

BAS will also create stations with customized content gleaned from their archives, on monitors and recording stations.

WHERE: Columbia College Chicago Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery

619 S. Wabash Ave

WHEN: Exhibition dates: June 14-July 21

Closing reception and record release party: July 12, 5-8 p.m.

INFO: (312) 369-8687 or www.colum.edu/adgallery

COST: All events are free and open to the public.

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution that offers innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts to nearly 12,000 students in over 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. An arts and media college committed to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, Columbia is dedicated to opportunity and excellence in higher education. For further information, visit www.colum.edu