Bad at Sports
Bad At Sports is a weekly podcast about contemporary art. Founded in 2005, badatsports.com focuses on presenting the practices of artists, curators, critics, dealers, various other arts professionals through an online audio format.

This week we have the honor of welcoming David Hockney. One of the world's most celebrated artists David joins us at an amazing time. We catch up with him in the context of his beautiful new show at Richard Gray gallery but we catch him the day before he is expected to become the artists whose work has broken the world record for highest price paid at auction for a work by a living artist. He is pretty chill about it and gives us a little bit of a lesson on perspective and how photography is rotted the Western mind. we also learn what VR might be good for.

Bad at Sports, not to be outdone and competitive to the last, has  news of its own…

On September 25, 2018 bad at sports will become the world's first podcast with its own line of beer. released in conjunction with Mars community brewing the "Artist +/- Beer +/- Jerks = Bad at Sports" hazy IPA is ready to set the world a'drinking.

We the humans of Bad at Sports will celebrate by hosting a couple of beer released parties where you can also get limited-edition Bad at Sports merchandise.

Tuesday, September 25 from 6 to 10 we will be having the ART STILL SUXS drink up at Marz Community Brewing at 3630 South Iron St. where you can hang with the gang from Bad at Sports Center and the team form B@S central while we all enjoy a good cup of ale.

Sunday, September 30th from 1-4 we will join the galleries of 1709 West Chicago Ave, Western Exhibition, Document, Paris London Hong Kong, and Volume Gallery at a Marz tasting event were you can pick up a six or witness us in a couple of guest critics discussing the 2018 iteration of EXPO Chicago live from Volume gallery.

 you can come by grab beer, posters, T-shirts, a handsome new pen seen here on David Hockney, (this is an image we blatantly stolen off of Instagram.)

 

 

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And we're back! Join hosts of Bad at Sports Center for our first episode of the Fall season featuring our amazing summer tans and multidisciplinary artist and all around shady queen, Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez. Rodriguez brings us in to their research process and discusses a new body of work focusing on the Sandinistas and their persistence in US culture. Towards the end of the episode, Gonzalo humors our returning segments, "Term Up the Volume" and "Whats the T". Work by Rodriguez is on view alongside art by Darryl DeAngelo Terrell in their two-person exhibition "Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez & Darryl DeAngelo Terrell" opening Friday, September 7th and on view at Roots & Culture through October 6th. 

More information: 
http://gonzaloreyes.info/
Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_Episode_651_Gonzalo_Reyes_Rodriguez.mp3
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This week we catch up with Dana's life crush, Allison Agsten, Director of LA's Main Museum. We chat through founding a museum, LA's art scene, and who has the best bag.

http://www.themainmuseum.org/home

Allison Agsten, you might remember as Curator of Engagement at the Hammer when she appeared on our show with Duncan's life crush Mark Allen, http://badatsports.com/2011/episode-319-mark-allen-and-allison-agsten/

We be crushing yo.

Recorded as part of the B@S radio take over at Lumpen Radio WLPN Chicago for Justice and Open Engagement 2018

 

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Hiba Ali rock's the mic on this week's Bad @ SportsCenter, joining Brian and Ryan in the studio. Ali discusses her current curatorial project, U.N.I.T., generated through Roots and Culture's CONNECT residency, and delves into her multifaceted art practice that includes video, installation, fashion, and music.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_649_Hiba_Ali.mp3
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Art and Change. Fast and Slow.

We check in with three bright lights of the Minneapolis/St Paul arts community and try to get to the bottom of #soilpractice #socialpractice

How do we make and sustain engagement? 

Recorded as part of the B@S radio take over at Lumpen Radio WLPN Chicago for Justice and Open Engagement 2018

Colleen Sheehy is Executive Director of Public Art Saint Paul, an organization that places artists in leading roles to shape urban spaces, improve city systems, and deepen civic engagement. 

http://publicartstpaul.org/

Valentine Cadieux is Director of the Environmental Studies Program and the Sustainability Program at Hamline University in St. Paul.

https://www.hamline.edu/faculty-staff/valentine-cadieux/

Shanai Matteson is an artist and activist who leads collaborative public art and design projects through Works Progress Studio. She is cofounder of Water Bar & Public Studio.

https://www.shanai.art/

http://www.worksprogress.org/

 

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Jessica Stockholder is reticent to be called a living legend, but on this week's episode, Bad@SportsCenter speaks with living legend, JEsSicA sTOckHoLDeR! With an impending sabbatical from University of Chicago, Stockholder will still be doing all of the things, including a year-long residency in Berlin, and upcoming exhibitions at The Contemporary Austin and the Centraal Museum, Utrecht. Our charming discourse addresses her process, materiality, language, and the essentialism of production to existence. Can we get an Amen?!?

 
 
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_647_Jessica_Stockholder.mp3
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This week we bring you a special and timely conversation between our very own Dana Bassett and Dr. Daniel Berger recorded at Iceberg Projects where Berger has curated the current show, “Flesh of My Flesh,” an exhibition of painting, film, sculpture, photography and print work by the late David Wojnarowicz. Dan and Dana discuss Wojnarowicz’s aesthetic and historical legacy, the AIDS crisis, and the upcoming screening of Films by David Wojnarowicz and Friends, featuring “Silence=Death.” 

Wojnarowicz’s screening takes place this Sunday, July 22nd at Northwestern’s Block Museum. More information can be found here: http://icebergchicago.com/davidwojnarowicz.html

“Flesh of My Flesh” is on view at Iceberg Projects until August 4th. 


Full text of the writing referenced in this interview: 
When I put my hands on your body on your flesh I feel the history of that body. Not just the beginning of its forming in that distant lake but all the way beyond its ending. I feel the warmth and texture and simultaneously I see the flesh unwrap from the layers of fat and disappear. I see the fat disappear from the muscle. I see the muscle disappearing from around the organs and detaching iself from the bones. I see the organs gradually fade into transparency leaving a gleaming skeleton gleaming like ivory that slowly resolves until it becomes dust. I am consumed in the sense of your weight the way your flesh occupies momentary space the fullness of it beneath my palms. I am amazed at how perfectly your body fits to the curves of my hands. If I could attach our blood vessels so we could become each other I would. If I could attach our blood vessels in order to anchor you to the earth to this present time I would. If I could open up your body and slip inside your skin and look out your eyes and forever have my lips fused with yours I would. It makes me weep to feel the history of your flesh beneath my hands in a time of so much loss. It makes me weep to feel the movement of your flesh beneath my palms as you twist and turn over to one side to create a series of gestures to reach up around my neck to draw me nearer. All these memories will be lost in time like tears in the rain.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_646_Dan_Berger_Iceberg.mp3
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Bad @ SportsCenter kicks back this week with Chicago painter, Susanne Doremus, for a delightful exchange over her current show at Devening Projects, Cabinet:1.  In her newest exhibition, Doremus has drawn down the emblematic grand scale of her paintings, inaugurating new spaces for her visual lexicon of calligraphic line and exposed revisions. We visit the affinity of drawing and painting, the influence of teaching on studio practice, and the function of audience on the objet d'art. 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_645_Susanne_Doremus.mp3
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On this week’s episode Bad @ SportsCenter jaws with Tanner Woodford and Lauren Boegen of the Chicago Design Museum. We find out about the founding of ChiDM, and chat about the current exhibit, Great Ideas of Humanity, a revival of the Container Corporation of America’s Great Ideas of Western Man campaign from the mid 20th Century (it sounds so long ago…). Stick around to the end… we get a little graphic.

https://chidm.com/

 

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In this Terrain Biennial "Mega-sode" the full Bad at Sports crew posts up on Sabina Ott's front porch for an all day affair featuring: Ahmed Ozsever/Carrie Cooper/Maggie Leininger (10:14); Alisa Reith/Laura Shaeffer/Matthew Nicholas from Compound Yellow (20:26); Iris Bernblum/Zoe Nelson (28:18); Anna Kunz/Alex Paik from Tiger Strikes Asteroid (39:08); Sabina Ott (50:45); Jenny Kendler/Richard Medina (104:24); and Jesse Malmed (132:32). Buckle up!

https://www.terrainexhibitions.com/

http://sabinaott.com/home.html

http://ahmedozsever.com/home.html

https://www.carrieannacooper.com/

https://www.maggieleiningerart.com/

https://compoundyellow.com/

http://www.irisbernblum.com/

http://zoenelson.com/home.html

http://www.annakunz.net/

https://www.alexpaik.com/

http://www.tigerstrikesasteroid.com/flatfile-chi

http://jennykendler.com/home.html

http://www.richardmedina.net/

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_643_Terrain_2017_Sabina_Ott.mp3
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This week Bad at Sports Center welcomes Kate Conlon and Boyang Hou from Fernwey Gallery and the Chicago Print Crawl to chat about the Chicago Print/Art world's blowout Sunday June 24th organized by Spudnik Press and their projects and Damen Avenue artist run space.
 
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_642_Fernwey_and_Print_Crawl.mp3
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Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement: We are joined by Anna Metcalfe and Holly Hanessian to discuss their cohort, The Socially Engaged Craft Collective (SECC), a group focusing on the social aspects historically connected to craft objects and materials. We suss out the intersection of ceramic objects and sustainable models of agriculture and water consumption.

 

http://www.annametcalfe.com/

http://www.hollyhanessian.com/

https://sociallyengagedcraftcollective.org/

http://openengagement.info/session/a-story-of-sustenance-the-ceramic-object-as-conduit-for-engagement/

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_641_Anna_Metcalfe_and_Holly_Hanessian.mp3
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Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement:

We are joined by the ever-inspiring, Lizania Cruz, who takes us into the world of her latest project, We the News. Cruz discusses her work creating and distributing immigrant-focused publications and products for her nomadic newsstand. We learn the history and future of WTN, including collaborations with Black Alliance of Just Immigration (BAJI) and The Laundromat Project through the first ever, one-year Artist Residency.

http://laundromatproject.org/we-the-news/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_640_We_the_News.mp3
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From Trees of Tomorrow

This week features a soil + social practice mega-interview conducted live at Open Engagement 2018. The conversation includes  Francesca Fiore and Hillary Wagner explaining what their collaborative effort SOIL SERIES is, and how the project fits into the context of its rural Appalachian setting. Margaretha Haughwout discusses her project for the conference (Trees of Tomorrow) as well as her work with Guerrilla Grafters. And Sarah Nelson Wright describes the various iterations of the group effort Chance Ecologies. The imaginative and practical potential of soil + social practice connects all these practices and provides the framework for the dialogue. 

 

http://www.treesoftomorrow.life/

http://www.guerrillagrafters.org/

http://chancecologies.org/

https://soilseriesbethel.com/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_639_SOIL_ART_MEGA_SHOW.mp3
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Joan Giroux

Listener Warning: be not confused by the unfamiliar sounds greeting your ears at the outset of this broadcast. Bad @ SportsCenter has a brand-new theme song to introduce this week’s guest, artist and educator, Joan Giroux. Inspired by land rights activism in Chicago, Giroux monopolizes the airwaves, discussing her latest project on display at MCA’s The Commons Artist Project. Brain and Ryan are faced with the Letterbox Challenge, one of the many interactive modes of play developed by Giroux for this exhibit, advocating the preservation of the city’s open green spaces against political and commercial development.

https://mcachicago.org/Exhibitions/2018/The-Commons-Artist-Project-Joan-Giroux

joangiroux.wordpress.com

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_638_Joan_Giroux.mp3
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On this week’s Bad at Sports Center, Artist Lindsey French opens up about her ongoing dialog with all things vegetal. French’s work is a multi-faceted collaboration with the natural world, giving voice to the photosynthetic, and openly conspiring with the notorious poison ivy.  Her most recent project is currently on display in “Plants and Animals,” a group show at Bridgeport’s The Learning Machine. We make you say “OOO”, as we term up the volume over object-oriented ontology, and we review the movies Toy Story and Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin. Classic.

  

http://lindseyfrench.com/index.html

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_637_Lindsey_French.mp3
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Join us this week as we welcome Lise Haller Baggesen and Kirsten Leenaars to discuss their artist variety show, Boulevard Dreamers, the next iteration of which will be popping up at the Art Institute this summer. We learn about Leenaars upcoming project at The Haggerty Museum of Art, and Baggesen's recently launched book, a component of the exhibition Poor & Needy organized by Yvette Brackman and Baggesen at the Poor Farm in 2016. All this and more on Bad at Sports Center! 

Learn more about Lise: https://lisehallerbaggesen.wordpress.com/
& Kirsten: https://kirstenleenaars.wordpress.com

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_636_Baggesen_and_Leenaars.mp3
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Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement: We are honored to be joined by OE Keynote presenter, and the artist behind "All Over the Place" currently on view at the Queens Museum (and elsewhere), Mel Chin! Chin takes us 'all over the place,' from his origins in Texas, to behind his fight against lead, and his personal connection to the Queens Museum and The 1964/1965 New York World's Fair. We laugh, we cry, and we can't wait for you to hear this interview!

https://www.queensmuseum.org/2017/11/mel-chin-2

http://www.melchin.org/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_635_Mel_Chin.mp3
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Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement: We are joined by presenter, Jessie McLaughlin, an artist from the other side of the pond with a mission to get conference attenders on their feet and in their critical mind. We discuss being bad at sports (a favorite of ours), stigma and Serena Williams. What more could you ask for?

http://jessiemclaughlin.co.uk/what

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_634_Jessie_McLaughin.mp3
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Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement: We are joined by Erika Pettersen of Haiti Cultural Exchange to learn about Lakou NOU (“Our Yard” in Haitian Creole), a program providing four artists of Haitian descent with the opportunity to create and present new work while connecting their skills and talents to four traditionally underserved Brooklyn neighborhoods.

http://haiticulturalx.org/

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_633_Erika_Pettersen.mp3
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Chloe Bass

Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement: We are joined by Chloë Bass who takes us through the intriacies of her exhibition, The Book of Everyday Instruction, currently on view at the Knockdown Center. We follow her journey through the book of an exhibition and find out what is next for this multiform artist.

http://chloebass.com/

https://knockdown.center/event/chloe-bass/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_632_Chloe_Bass.mp3
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from Concordia

Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement: We are joined by presenter and friend of the podcast, Keeley Haftner, for a riveting discussion on making and unmaking, how to create a sustainable practice, recycling and what actually goes down in sorting facilties.

http://www.keeleyhaftner.com/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_631_Keeley_Haftner.mp3
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https://livelytimes.com/event/voices-in-contemporary-art-lucy-lippard-missoula/

Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement: We are honored to be joined by OE Keynote presenter, the one and only Lucy Lippard! We find out what Lippard has been up to in New Mexico, her local newsletter, and Amanda and Dana vie for an invitation to move into her village. Hopefully you can hear us over the background sounds!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_630_Lucy_Lippard.mp3
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Live from our Elevator Studio @ Open Engagement: We are joined by the creative minds behind BfaMfaPhd (Susan Jahoda, Emilio Martinez Poppe, Caroline Woolard) and their info-tapestry on the lifecycle of a project. Our guests give us insight into their OE presentation on support, guide us through the their tapestry, and give us the "down low" on upcoming project launches.

http://bfamfaphd.com/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_629_BfaMfaPhd.mp3
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This week we are joined in the studio by real life art critic for the Chicago Tribune and senior lecturer at the School of the Art Institute, Lori Waxman, to discuss her latest book Keep Walking Intently: The Ambulatory Art of the Surrealists, the Situationist International, and Fluxus Walking. We learn some art history, discuss the implications of walking-while-female, and Waxman connects her work to some favorite contemporary practitioners like Janet Cardiff and Chicago’s own Hui-min Tsen. This and more on this episode of Bad at Sports Center. 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_628_Lori_Waxman.mp3
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This week on Bad at Sports Center Ryan and Dana are joined in the studio by Kimi Hanauer, an artist, cultural organizer, publisher and writer in Chicago for the opening of “All Positions Depend,” curated by Josh Rios at ACRE Projects. Hanauer provides insight into her installation “On Allegiance,” detailing her investigation into early formations of citizenship and the origins of White Supremacy in the United States. We also learn about Press Press, a Baltimore based interdisciplinary publishing initiative, and their work with immigrant youth. Towards the end of our show, co-host RPM 'terms up the volume' with some cutting edge words. All this & more on this weeks episode of Bad at Sports Center! 

 

Learn more about Kimi’s work at https://www.kimihanauer.com/ & http://presspress.info/

All Positions Depend is on view at ACRE Projects (1345 W 19th Street) through May 20th. More information can be found here (link: https://www.facebook.com/events/879921235512790/?ref=br_rs). 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_627_Kimi_Hanauer.mp3
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Tune in to hear Brian and Dana interview Cameron Granger, artist and curator of the recent Video Playlist Program "Ten Toes Down." Granger explains his Video Playlist response to the exhibition In Their Own Form currently on view at The Museum of Contemporary Photography and we discuss speculative versions of Afrofuturism, 3D animation, and find out which vine is Cam's least favorite. Yeah, we didn't realize vine was still around either. All this and more on Bad at Sports! 

In Their Own Form is on view at MoCP through July 8th, 2018


More info on Granger: http://camgranger.com/
More info on Ten Toes Down: http://www.mocp.org/events/event?id=1233487
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_626_Cameron_Granger.mp3
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This week on Bad at Sports Center, Ann Toebbe joins Brian, Ryan and Dana in the studio to discuss the painting in her current 2 person exhibition, At Home, currently on view at Carthage College’s  H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art. Toebbe walks our host through her singular process of transforming memories and her day to day life into intentionally flat and beautifully complicated canvases. Learn more about At Home and Toebbe at

https://www.carthage.edu/art-gallery/exhibitions/ & https://www.anntoebbe.com/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_625_Ann_Toebbe.mp3
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This week in the studio, Gwendolyn Zabicki swept in to reflect on her love of painting, as Dana and Ryan get a glimpse into her sparkling studio practice. Gwendolyn decries the onerousness of curating, sharing her prolific pursuits of wrangling some big group painting exhibitions. Dana hints at a deep dish about the upcoming Open Engagement close to the chest and Ryan keeps his definition of brachylogy brief.

 

http://gwendolynzabicki.com/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_624_Gwendolyn_Zabicki.mp3
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This episode is one for the [art] history books. Sit back and relax as you listen to Dana and Duncan get schooled by the greatest living painter to ever grace this lowly little podcast, an artist who literally needs zero introduction, Alex Katz. We discuss the brand new paintings in his recently opened exhibition, Grass and TreesAlex’s interest in “fancy painting,” and how one develops style and technique in their work. Our hosts even get a much-needed lesson on fashion in this episode of Bad at Sports. 

 

Alex Katz’s Grass and Trees is on view at the Richard Gray Gallery Warehouse through June 2, 2018 

http://www.richardgraygallery.com/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_623_Alex_Katz.mp3
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This week on Bad at Sports Center, Gabe Holcombe of Lillerne Tapes joins Brian Andrews, Dana Bassett and special guest host, smaller Dana (aka Alexis Bassett aka DJ Lil Sis), to discuss ten years of cassette releases and what types of audio are, and are not, allowed in prison. Enjoy some smooth jams as Holcombe previews the latest Lillerne releases. More information available at http://www.lillernetapes.com/.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_622_Gabe_Holcombe.mp3
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This week in the studio, we enter the virtual cave of sculptor, Daniel G. Baird. Dana and Ryan join Daniel in traversing the temporal expanse, dragging the prehistoric into the hyperreality of the Anthropocene. We muse on the museological and disambiguate our guest from his 90's roots rock alter ego. Daniel's current solo exhibition, "on the water," is on display at New York's Grimm Gallery and is additionally featured in "Unthought Environments," at the Renaissance Society.

Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_Episode_621_Daniel_G_Baird.mp3
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Karsten Lund is Assistant Curator at The Renaissance Society with recent curated exhibitions including Ben Rivers em>Urth and Sadie Benning's Shared Eye. Previously, Lund was Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, contributing to major group exhibitions including The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology and The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now.Additionally, he has produced curatorial projects at other venues, including the Museum of Contemporary Photography, New Capital Projects, Hyde Park Art Center, and a factory shortly before its demolition.

UNTHOUGHT ENVIRONMENTS

Start with the ancient elements—earth, water, fire, air—and then expand your view of our elemental world. Think about sunlight, weather systems, rare earth minerals, and electromagnetic forces, to name only a few other things. Phenomena like these are integral to our daily lives but they can be elusive, easily forgotten, or deliberately kept out of sight: the hidden components of our virtual worlds, factors in geopolitics, or deeper influences on human habits and cultures. What are our “unthought environments” today? Our elemental surroundings become another kind of vital infrastructure, seemingly there to be used and overlooked, but the elements have shaped us, too, and sometimes they veer into the foreground.

Unthought Environments is informed by evolving discussions in various fields, including media studies, ecology, and philosophy. Against this backdrop, new and recent artworks offer a set of explorations with different focal points in the elemental sphere as it intersects with our more human-made domains. The artists’ videos, sculptures, photographs, installations, and digital images delve into the state of water in multiple countries; the mining operations that feed our computers; the effects of the sun; electromagnetic fields made visible; dust storms; and other phenomena brought to life.

Curated by Karsten Lund.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_620_Karsten_Lund.mp3
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Today on Bad at Sports(center center center center), curator and media artist Emily Eddy joins Ryan, Diana and Jesse in the cave to discuss this weekend's Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, which she curated. We talk the talk about talking about moving images (which used to be movies and before that films and at some point in there videos), about recent trends in the field, about programming strategies, about the Nightingale's tenth anniversary (!!!) and what it is teens are or are into. It's probably radio and probably newspapers, but who knows. 

 
Scope the full Onion City schedule here: http://www.onioncity.org/2018-schedule/
Learn more about Emily here: http://emily-eddy.com/emilyeddy/
 
Emily Eddy is a film, video, and digital media artist and curator based in Chicago. She graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, where she received her Bachelors in Fine Arts. She has been curating film, video, and new media works at the Nightingale Cinema in Chicago since 2013, and  she has worked with the screening series and online video curation project Video! Video! Zine since 2016. Emily has curated and programmed screenings at many venues in Chicago, as well as in Los Angeles, Reykjavik, Iceland, and her hometown, Portland, Oregon.
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_619_Emily_Eddy.mp3
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Rituals and Ceremonies abound as Brian and Jason sit with Frank Mauguri, Creative Director of Cabinet of Curiosity Events and the legendary Red Moon Theater. Frank unpacks his creative journey through the frames of spectacle, intimacy, and and a chilling brain diagnosis.

https://www.cocechicago.com/

 

Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_618_Frank_Mauguri.mp3
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This week on Bad At Sports Center, Jesse and Dana wax on in anticipation of an otherworldly interview with Becca Kaufman, aka Jennifer Vanilla. A hybrid character given to live performance, music, and stand up, Vanilla joins us to discuss her current tour and what she has cooking when the Queen returns to Queens.

Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_Episode_617_Becca_Kaufman_or_Jennifer_Vanilla.mp3
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Hosts Brian Andrews and Dana Bassett welcome photographer Jennifer Bastian and the triumphant return of DJ Super Older Brother, Duncan Mackenzie. Bastian elucidates the art of unpacking trauma, human connection, and we put out even more opinions on the recently unveiled Smithsonian Obama portraits into the world. Oh, and, Dana got married. All on this episode of Bad at Sports Center. 

Jennifer Bastian

Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_Episode_616_Jennifer_Bastian.mp3
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Contemporary Witches join us to smash the patriarchy. Jessica Caponigro, Chiara Galimberti, and Isyemille Lara introduce us to the "Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell" and give us one last chance to repent.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_615_WITCHes.mp3
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This week We head back to Open Engagement and we talk to Donna Neuwirth and Su Legatt about "the Worm Farm Institute," Creative Placemaking, The practice of art in rural and urban environments, empathy, and community. 

https://www.sulegatt.com/

https://wormfarminstitute.org/about-the-wormfarm/about/

Worm Farm Institute

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_614_Donna_Neuwirth_Su_Legatt.mp3
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Marcela Torres

This week in Bad @ Sports Center, sport gets a sporting chance, as guest Marcela Torres discusses her new work at ACRE's group exhibit, body | armor. Jesse and Ryan bob and weave through a lively conversation about MMA fighting, the spectacle of suffering, and the value of labor. Let's Get Ready to Mumble!
 
Torres' work can be viewed at http://marcelaetorres.com/
Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_613_Marcela_Torres.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT

This week Ryan and Brian sit down with Animator Naghmeh Farzaneh to chat about what it is like to animate for the ACLU and unpacking her immigration experience in the film Scent of Geranium. 

Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_Episode_612_Naghmeh_Farzaneh.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

Brian and Dana interview representatives, Vincent Uribe and Lauren Leving, from The Arts of Life on the occasion of the Circle Contemporary exhibition titled Community in Color, featuring artists from their studio and selections by curator, Leving. Our hosts learn about The Arts of Life studio program and the 60 artists they work with between their Chicago and Glenview locations. More info at http://artsoflife.org/.

Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_611_Vincent_Uribe_and_Lauren_Leving.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

Things get witchy this week as Brian and Ryan weave a conversation on spell casting, rock n' roll, and badminton with fibers artist Karolina Gnatowski.

 

Fresh off a Skowheagan residency, Gnatowski is burning a four ended candle with looming exhibitions at DePaul University, Free Range, Terrain, and the here and now, "Changeling" at Julius Caesar. Our conversational arc ties together the topics of witchcraft, spells, poetry, badminton, classic rock, and stand-up comedy. Brian reveals his sporting past, Ryan finds just the right word, and KG admits she's never seen "Top Gun."

 

Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_Episode_610_Karolina_Gnatowski.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT

Public Matter changing the world.

https://publicmattersgroup.com/

Public Matters connects people to their neighborhoods; cultivates shared ownership of place; builds capacity to shape communities.

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_609_Public_Matters.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

 
Alireza Khatami comes into the studio to talk his first feature film Oblivion Verses (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1e6OaNQ-2k) which premiered at the Venice Biennial where it took a golden lion for screenwriting. He chats with Brian and Dana on filming beyond plot, making a movie in a language you don't speak, and everything you need to know about cemeteries. 
 
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_608_Alireza_Khatami.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:25pm EDT

How should we teach art after Social Practice and the Post-Studio? Michelle Illuminato (Portland State,) Brett Hunter (Alfred,) and Carol Padberg (Hartford) help us work through the problem.

Recorded at Open Engagement 2017

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_607_OE_Illuminato_Hunter_Padberg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT

Jeffly Gabriela Molina joins Dana and Ryan in the studio to discuss her paintings and upcoming group exhibition at LVL3. Jeffly introduces us to the intimacy of her image making and even graces us with an original short poem. Ryan terms up our volume with an ode to Structuralism and more in this episode of Bad at Sports Center!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_606__Jeffly_Gabriela_Molina.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:09pm EDT

This week on Bad at Sports Center - New City Publisher Brian Hieggelke! Talking movie making and the extensions of publishing!

Future forward thinking and with a little help from our friends at Today at Apple.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_605_Brian_Hieggelke.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

Oak Park Brawl- Rauschenberg vs. Johns. Who would win in a fight? What if they were underwater? What if they were in the dark? What if they were on a white canvas with a white ground? Who know? Matthew Girson knows. We use a division between these two legendary painters to inform and interrogate the practice of Local Hero Matthew Girson! Woot! I think he was grateful when we left.

http://matthewgirson.com/

Matthew Hoffman "You are Beautiful" at

https://www.apple.com/today/store/northmichiganavenue/

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_604_Matthew_Girson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:49am EDT

Misael Soto joins Bad at Sports Center to discuss "Provisional Obstruction," a public sculptural work in collaboration with Ayesha Singh outside of ACRE Projects. We delve into Soto's history of creating monumentally mundane sculpture and their Chicago origin story. DJ Younger Brother puts us into context as we discuss performance, gentrification, and giant beach towels all in this weeks episode.

Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_Episode_603_Misael_Soto.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

This week Duncan and Dana interview former Chicagoan David Hartt on the occasion of the opening of his latest commission, in the forest, on location at The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. David and Duncan talk Canada stuff, and Hartt walks our hosts through his investigation into architect Moshe Safdie’s unfinished 1968 Habitat project in Puerto Rico. The multi-part installation is on view at the Graham Foundation until January 6, 2018.

http://davidhartt.net/

http://www.corbettvsdempsey.com/artists/david-hartt/

http://www.grahamfoundation.org/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_602_David_Hartt.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT

This week, Bad @ Sportscenter darling Caroline Picard, returns to dish on the upcoming exhibit 'Coming of Age,' at Sector 2337. Picard shares the mics with Aki Inomata, Essi Kausalainen, and Rebecca Beachy, three brilliant artists from the all-star exhibition line-up. The conversation includes, but is not limited to: hermit crab housing, hair shirts, the human embodiment of plants, horse skeletons, and taxidermy birds. You must listen to believe. 

 
 
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_601_Coming_of_Age.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

Lisa Lee! Chicago social justice visionary, former Director of Jane Addam's Hull-House and current Director of the University of Illinois Chicago's School of Art and Art History! Hell yes. Recorded at the Oakland Museum at Open Engagement 2016.

Here is the UIC bio...

Lisa Yun Lee is the Director of the School of Art & Art History, a visiting curator at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and a member of the Art History, Museum and Exhibition Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Lisa is also the co-founder of The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council, an organization dedicated to creating spaces for dialogue and dissent and for reinvigorating civil society. She has published a book on Frankfurt School philosopher Theodor Adorno titled, Dialectics of the Body: Corporeality in the Philosophy of Theodor Adorno (Routledge, 2004), and researches and writes about museums and diversity, cultural and environmental sustainability, and spaces for fostering radically democratic practices. Lisa received her BA in Religion from Bryn Mawr College, and a PhD in German Studies from Duke University. She is the Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at UIC, and she serves on the national boards of the American Alliance of Museums, Imagining America: Artists & Scholars in Public Life, the Ms. Magazine Adviory Board, and the boards of Rebuild Foundation, the National Public Housing Museum, Young Chicago Authors, 3Arts, and the International Contemporary Ensemble.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_600_Lisa_Lee.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:36am EDT

Aay Preston-Myint joins Brian and Dana this week to discuss the alternative publishing imprint, No Coast (http://no-coast.org/), and their newest endeavor, the Chicago Art Book Fair (http://cabf.no-coast.org/), coming for the first time to the Chicago Athletic Association November 16-19th. Preston-Myint schools us on some Chicago apartment gallery history and we discuss dinosaurs, the end. Tune in next week for more shenanigans as Chicago’s art “season” officially revs up! 

Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_Episode_599_Ayy_Preston_Myint.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:11pm EDT

A Monumental episode featuring the full Co-Directing cast of The Floating Museum, Faheem Majeed, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, Andrew Schachman, and Avery R. Young.  We parley over a loving critique of the traditional museum model, setting our sites on the whole city of Chicago for the foundation of a new museum.

 

Docked in it’s penultimate port, the Floating Museum’ barge can currently be found at Chicago’s Riverwalk in analog space, and at www.floatingmuseum.org on the high seas of the interweb.

 

Shout outs to Megan Sauve, Development Director and Kate Schlachter, Project Manager of The Floating Museum.

Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_Episode_598_The_Floating_Museum.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:10pm EDT

A former contributor returns as guest. Marc LeBlanc is back and Chicago could not be more excited. We check in about his adventures in Berlin with Kavi Gupta Gallery and LA with the LA Contemporary, and now what the future M LeBlanc Gallery will be.

We also learn a word with Ryan Peter Miller and discuss the MCA kickstarting Michael Rakowitz's Enemy Kitchen as part of his mid career retrospective.

 

Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_Episode_597_Marc_LeBlancFix.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

This is a great week at Bad @ Sports Center if you were born under the sign Cancer. Painter Nicole Mauser and Artist/Graphic Designer Tobey Albright scuttle through the studio to discuss their upcoming curatorial endeavor, Privates, at Carthage College.

 

http://www.nicolemauser.com/

http://tobeyalbright.com

 

If today is your birthday, treat yourself to a delicious podcast. 

 

 

  1. Kinematic

Nicole Mauser

Acrylic and oil on canvas

30in x 28in x 1in

2011

Photo credit: Tom Van Eynde

 

  1. It’s a Wonderful Life, Tobey

Tobey Albright

German graphite on paper

42 3/4 x 33”

2012

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_596_Mauser_and_Albright.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

This week Bad at sports center was joined by Caroline (Coco) Picard to talk through her most recent graphic novel, "The Chronicles of Fortune." 

http://www.cocopicard.com/

We also catch up about the goings on at Sector 2337 and the Green Lantern Press.

Oh and there is always the specter of the anthropocene.

http://sector2337.com/

http://sector2337.com/green-lantern-press/about-the-green-lantern-press/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_595_Caroline_Picard.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

In this episode we track the musings and mellifluous tones of Candida Alvarez. Her retrospective is at the Chicago Cultural Center, her work has been included in the Kemper Survey of contemporary abstraction, and her work with COMME des GARÇONS is just about to drop!

 

We trace the ins and outs of domesticity, abstraction, hallucinatory practices, poetics, Bruce Rauner’s policies towards art and education, and the current Michael Bonesteel controversy at SAIC.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_594_Candida_Alvarez.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

This shiny new episode of Bad @ Sports Center spotlights curator Raven Munsell. We chat about her latest curatorial project with 3rd Object, titled Sneaker Boy Dreams, from artist Ashley Teamer. Munsell also sheds some light on the ACRE inspired exhibit at Heaven Gallery, Summer Sessions, before we dive deep into all that is ACRE. And finally, the light at the end of this illuminating tunnel, is a discussion of the dearly departed, bumper sticker bonanza, Trunk Show. All this and not a single bad word.

 
 
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_593_Third_Object.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:03pm EDT

Triple Exclamation Points. B@SC presents the top of the call sheet for the P.O.W.E.R. Project. In addition to being the acronym to end all acronyms - Preparation, Organization, Wonderment, Empowerment, Resistance – this project is the brilliant baby of the Comfort Station and the Art Leaders of Color Network (ACLN). Jordan Martins discusses the origin story of the Comfort Station, Felicia Holman spills about her Honey Pot Performance, and Nina Yeboah tells the tale of her project, Africa Reads Chicago.

 

http://www.comfortstationlogansquare.org/

https://www.facebook.com/artleadersofcolornetwork/
https://www.honeypotperformance.com/

http://chi-readingafrica.tumblr.com/about

 

We steeped some T, discussing the spectacle that is MCA’s Murakami exhibition.

We got to take our Duncan MacKenzie surrogate, Jesse Malmed, for a test drive. <winky face>

And above all, we celebrated the life, death and birthday of the purple one himself, PRINCE. 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_592_POWER_and_comfort.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT

ERIN JANE NELSON!!!

 

The Psycopomp-er herself checks in do discuss Animal cognition, human speciesism, Aron Gent, threats to an Open Society, Fivver, Quilts, Jacquard fabric printing technology, operating as an artist and as an institution!

http://sexmagazine.us/sexlife/erin-jane-nelson-at-hester/

http://psychopompopolis.net/

http://documentspace.com/exhibitions/erin-jane-nelson/

And the T...

Sam Durant and the Walker vs. everyone else

http://www.startribune.com/read-artist-sam-durant-s-full-statement-on-scaffold-controversy/425141933/

Theaster Gates vs. the South Side Weekly

https://southsideweekly.com/cracks-in-theaster-gates-rebuild-foundation/

Prospect 4?

https://www.bestofneworleans.com/thelatest/archives/2017/05/23/prospect4-artists-announced-trevor-schoonmaker-previews-expo

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_591_Erin_Jane_Nelson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

This week we check in with Naima Keith and Ian Weaver...

 

Naima Keith Deputy Director of Exhibits and Programs at the California African American Museum and Chicago Art rocker and roller Ian Weaver join the show to talk about the Artadia Granting program, (COOK COUNTY - YOUR ARTADIA APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON THE FIRST OF JUNE,) Museum Challenges, tindering artists, programing at CAAM, Pilsen and the Little Village, inventing histories for communities which have suffered erasure, the Black Knight Archive, and how facing the past helps us find the future.

The T is rich this week with a bizarre and public fight on Facebook between two prominent Chicago Art worlders, the South Side Weekly digs deep into Theaster Gate's Rebuild Foundation, and the Chicago Torture Justice Center Opens today!  

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_590_Naima_Keith_Ian_Weaver.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Ionit Behar!!!

 

This week we are joined by Spertus Curator and Independent force Ionit Beher.

 

We talk Spertus, Ben Shahn, Fieldwork Collaborative, the Chicago Parks District and Public Spaces, field houses and the “More Strange then True,” the tension of Public Trust, and The bathroom as the site of the new Avante Garde.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_Episode_589_Ionit_Behar.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:24am EDT

This week Bad at Sports Center is joined by Deana Haggag! The newly appointed President and CEO of United States Artists!

From Deana Haggag's site...

Deana Haggag is the President & CEO of United States Artists, a national arts funding organization based in Chicago, IL. Before joining USA in February 2017, she was the Executive Director of The Contemporary, a nomadic and non-collecting art museum in Baltimore, MD, for four years. In addition to her leadership roles, Deana lectures extensively, consults on various art initiatives, contributes to cultural publications, and has taught at institutions such as Towson University and Johns Hopkins University. She is on the Advisory Board of Recess and Council of Common Field, and has served as a member of the Affiliates Board for the Museums and Society Program at Johns Hopkins University and StageOne/FANS council at the Baltimore School for the Arts. She received her MFA in Curatorial Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA from Rutgers University in Art History and Philosophy.

 

She is proudly a first-generation Egyptian-American Muslim woman of Afro-Arab descent.
She currently lives between Chicago and Baltimore.

 

Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_588_Episode_Deana_Haggag.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55am EDT

Paul Hopkin drops by to talk about surviving your art world, running a gallery and cultural enterprise, and what it is like to be late. Jason Dunda pinch hits while wait for Paul and talks about PAINTING. He also mentions support he has received from the Canada Council. We all take a moment to remember Vito Acconci and his seminal work: Seed Bed. 

All and all this is a banter filled tart. Enjoy.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_587_Paul_Hopkin_and_Jason_Dunda.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:57pm EDT

Google her.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_586_Lea_Devon_Sorrentino.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:45am EDT

This week we catch up with Chicago based photographer come painter John Opera and Document Author Aron Gent!

http://documentspace.com/

http://johnopera.com/

http://arongent.com/

 

Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_Episode_585_John_Opera.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:46am EDT

Join the wonderfully wacky hosts of Bad at Sports Center as they welcome Edward Cabral, Executive Director and Chef of the Sanctuary Cafe at the University Church in Hyde Park to the show. This delicious episode covers covers Mexican Chocolate Cake with a twist, cookie challenges, professional pumpkin carving and how an art school grad broke into the artistic baking scene. Enough arts, jokes & "orts" to go around!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_584_Edward_Cabral.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38am EDT

From Paul's Website...

 

Paul Catanese is a hybrid media artist whose diverse range of works include installation, printmaking, video, sculptural objects, handmade paper, artists books, code, net.art, and projections which have been exhibited internationally, notably at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, La Villette and the China Academy of Art; with screenings at the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Stuttgart Filmwinter, FILE, ANIMAC, ExUrban Screens, New Forms Festival, and ISEA2014 Dubai. He has received commissions from Rhizome.org and Turbulence.org, and was awarded a 2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship. Catanese is Associate Professor of Art & Art History and Director of the Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Program at Columbia College Chicago.

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_583_Paul_Catanese.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:54pm EDT

Edra Soto joins us on Bad at Sports Center!

Check her out while you can. It has been an outstanding couple of years for her and the Franklin!

http://edrasoto.com/home.html

http://www.artsclubchicago.org/exhibition/edra-soto-screenhouse/

https://www.theskiclubmilwaukee.com/

http://sector2337.com/exhibits/#graft

http://art.newcity.com/tag/edra-soto/page/2/

http://thefranklinoutdoor.tumblr.com/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_582_Edra_Soto.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:51am EDT

NIC Kay! on Bad at Sports Center from WLPN 105.1 in Chicago. (B@SC #5 for those keeping track.)

 

https://www.nic-kay.com/

http://www.lumpenradio.com/

See you next week.

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_581_NIC_Kay.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:50am EDT

Bad at Sports Center Episode 4 from the studios of WLPN Radio!

Rebecca Keller!

http://rebeccakeller.net/home.html

Rebecca Keller's numerous awards include two Fulbrights, an American Association of Museum International Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Illinois Arts Council. She has exhibited widely, including exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Hyde Park Art Center; the International Waldkunst Biennial; the Estonian National Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum; the International Museum of Surgical Science; the Tartu Art Museum; Elmhurst Art Museum and many others. In recent years her work has focused on history as a category and engine for art-making: her Excavating History projects use art and writing to expand and complicate the established narratives of historic sites. These "site-complicit' interventions have occurred nationally and internationally, in locations as diverse an anatomy theater in Estonia to the Jane Addams Hull House Museum in Chicago. Her book about this work:  Excavating History; When Artists Take on Historic Sites was published in 2012 by Stepsister Press. A second edition came out in 2015.

Keller was cofounder of YoYoMagazine.org, an online journal of art, writing and creativity. She also writes fiction, and was a finalist for the Chicago Literary Guild’s 2013 prose award, and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

We also tackle "Hegemony," Dana gives us a heads up on the "T," and mention 5 things you could have seen this week.

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_580_Rebecca_Keller.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Carris Adams! Rocking Bad at Sports Center episode 3!

Found bio (from http://www.messagesinthestreet.com/carris-adams/):

Carris Adams' (B. 1987, Dallas, TX., lives Chicago) creates large scale drawings and paintings to address the signs and signifiers within a landscape that suggests difference, otherness and value. Believing that within the landscape are signs (literal, symbolic and semiotic) pointing to race, gender, systemic inequalities and resilience- Adams’s peripatetic practice allows for these images, objects and language to become source material for the studio. Recent exhibition include Trapped in Acapulco, Logan Center Exhibitions, The University of Chicago (2015), Lands End, Logan Art Center Exhibitions (2015), and “Re”, South Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas TX (2014). Adams received her BFA from The University of Texas at Austin and her MFA from University of Chicago, Chicago IL.

Joined us thanks to Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago http://www.tigerstrikesasteroid.com/tagged/thisthatandthethird

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_579_Carris_Adams.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Claire Ashley! Painter Sculptor? Party human? We celebrate women on this the day of WOMEN striking!

Real show note when we have women who will help us.

http://www.claireashley.com/

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_578_Claire_Ashley.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:37am EDT

Here in our second episode of the Bad at Sports Center show we make a fan favorate episode radio friendly...

Welcome back Kerry James Marshall!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_577_Kerry_James_Marshall_RadioEdit.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 576: Guy Richards Smit

This week: Our first live show from 105.5 WLPN-LP, an interview with Guy Richards Smit

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_576-Guy_Richards_Smit.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Daniel Tucker and Anthony Romero join us live from the Chicago Cultural Center during the Latin X conference to discuss the exhibition, book, and event series "Organize Your Own" then we post a panel they organized that was presented by Chicago's MCA and Columbia College.

Discussion at the MCA Chicago, 
This discussion will start with a screening of an excerpt from the film American Revolution 2 (by the Film Group) followed by a discussion about artists who are organizing in culturally and ethnically specific networks, including Eric J. Garcia, Nicole Marroquin, and Maria Gaspar, moderated by Anthony Romero.

Originally conceived as a two-city exhibition, following the election the project is now beginning a year long national tour - details about how to get involved are here https://organizeyourown.wordpress.com/ and the catalog can be purchased here http://soberscove.com/book/organize-your-own/ 

 

 

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_575_Dan_Tucker_Anthony_Romero.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:10pm EDT

Suhashini Kejriwal, a Kolkata based artist, was a Jackman Goldwasser Resident at the Hyde Park Art Center this past summer. Duncan MacKenzie and Tanya Gill caught up with Kejriwal in her new studio.  They had a lively discussion about Kejriwal’s creations, urban centers and the importance of walking.  Suhashini Kejriwal, a Kolkata based artist, was a Jackman Goldwasser Resident at the Hyde Park Art Center this past summer. Duncan MacKenzie and Tanya Gill caught up with Kejriwal in her new studio.  They had a lively discussion about Kejriwal’s creations, urban centers and the importance of walking.  

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_574_Suhasini_Kerjriwal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:34pm EDT

Celebrated English/SF street artist Ben Eine.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Eine

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_573_Ben_Eine.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

Dawn Hancock! Chicago Design thought leader and righteous warrior for a better world and better design!

Live from the late late afternoon show.

https://www.firebellydesign.com/work

https://www.firebellydesign.com/people

https://www.firebellydesign.com/endeavors

The Late, Late Afternoon Show will expose students to the best and the brightest across Chicago’s vivid cultural landscape. The class is taught through a talk show/interview format, allowing each week’s featured guest to share their life and work experiences in the arts. Students will race across the city to experience music venues, museums, theatres, performances, art exhibits, design shows and all the human-made beauty a world-class city’s culture provides.

 

 

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_572_Dawn_Hancock.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT

Red Moon Theater's and now the Chicago Children's Theater's (but I think I said Museum in the intro, sorry) FRANK MAUGERI!

http://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/redmoon-veteran-frank-maugeri-to-join-chicago-childrens-theater/

http://www.redmoon.org/

http://www.colum.edu/

The Late, Late Afternoon Show will expose students to the best and the brightest across Chicago’s vivid cultural landscape. The class is taught through a talk show/interview format, allowing each week’s featured guest to share their life and work experiences in the arts. Students will race across the city to experience music venues, museums, theatres, performances, art exhibits, design shows and all the human-made beauty a world-class city’s culture provides.

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_571_Frank_Maugeri.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

KELLY LEONARD! The Second City! Comedy abound!

http://www.secondcity.com/people/other/kelly-leonard/

http://www.secondcity.com/

http://www.colum.edu/

The Late, Late Afternoon Show will expose students to the best and the brightest across Chicago’s vivid cultural landscape. The class is taught through a talk show/interview format, allowing each week’s featured guest to share their life and work experiences in the arts. Students will race across the city to experience music venues, museums, theatres, performances, art exhibits, design shows and all the human-made beauty a world-class city’s culture provides.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_570_Kelly_Leonard.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

JASON SALAVON! The University of Chicago's genius computational artist. World changer, visualizer like no other.

http://salavon.com/

http://www.colum.edu/

The Late, Late Afternoon Show will expose students to the best and the brightest across Chicago’s vivid cultural landscape. The class is taught through a talk show/interview format, allowing each week’s featured guest to share their life and work experiences in the arts. Students will race across the city to experience music venues, museums, theatres, performances, art exhibits, design shows and all the human-made beauty a world-class city’s culture provides.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_569_Jason_Salavon.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Chicago's walking and printing magic man, Stan Shellaberger!

http://westernexhibitions.com/shellabarger/index.htm

http://www.westernexhibitions.com/current/2015/6_MillerShellabarger/index.html

http://www.colum.edu/

The Late, Late Afternoon Show will expose students to the best and the brightest across Chicago’s vivid cultural landscape. The class is taught through a talk show/interview format, allowing each week’s featured guest to share their life and work experiences in the arts. Students will race across the city to experience music venues, museums, theatres, performances, art exhibits, design shows and all the human-made beauty a world-class city’s culture provides.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_568_Stan_Shellaberger.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT

Yesomi Umolu! 

Exhibitions Curator at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago!

https://www.yesomiumolu.com/

https://arthistory.uchicago.edu/faculty/umolu

https://arts.uchicago.edu/reva-and-david-logan-center-arts

http://www.colum.edu/

The Late, Late Afternoon Show will expose students to the best and the brightest across Chicago's vivid cultural landscape. The class is taught through a talk show/interview format, allowing each week's featured guest to share their life and work experiences in the arts. Students will race across the city to experience music venues, museums, theatres, performances, art exhibits, design shows and all the human-made beauty a world-class city's culture provides.

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This week we are treated to one of our most unusual interviews ever. Welcome Jennifer Mills to the stage! Or the karaoke booth?

Jennifer Mills well known in Chicago as both a avant garde comedian and value stomping contemporary artist now being introduced to audiences across NYC!

This week we are also sponsored by SAIC’s MFA in Printmedia! That same fine institution which produced Bad at Sports host Duncan MacKenzie! http://www.saic.edu/academics/departments/print/ Apply now, your MFA application is due January 7th. They are looking for a tenure track faculty member if you know anyone mostly famous and incredible awesome. Duncan is hoping they hire Ciara Philips. 

 

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This week begins with Bad at Sports jumping back in to Open Engagement and the realm of socially engaged art!

 

MARK TRIBE

 

Hell yes. The Mark Tribe checks in about Rizome.org, the Port Huron Project, New Nature, and his Move to SVA!

 

This week we are also sponsored by SAIC’s MFA in Printmedia! http://www.saic.edu/academics/departments/print/ Apply now.

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 564: Caroline Wells Chandler

This week on Bad at Sports, NYC/BAS: Amanda Browder and Caroline Burghardt return to the airwaves with an interview with New York based artist Caroline Wells Chandler. Our interview was done a few months after his installation at Spring Break art fair 2016 / Field Projects in NYC. The quote below is from the statement for this exhibition. 

"Chandler pulls inspiration from the story of Hermaphroditus and his merging with the water nymph Salmacis. Melding this ancient Greek myth with contemporary references and creations, from transgender Santa Claus to beach bums and cowbois, the artist playfully immerses the audience in an exploration of transgender identity. Contemporary identities morph and fluctuate, pushed forward by radical practices of self-creation and influenced by biological impulses and desires. While the shaping and reshaping, identifying and unidentifying, copying and pasting may seem fanciful at first glance, the stakes for trans and lgbtq-identified people are deep and pressing. Chandler’s work acknowledges the deep stakes at hand, while embracing a joyful, celebratory aesthetic, combining playful colors and forms with a confident embrace of sexuality. " 

For all in Chicago in 2017 look out for his solo exhibition at Andrew Rafacz Gallery. 

Link to Field Projects and Caroline Wells Chandler's site : 

http://www.fieldprojectsgallery.com/springbreak2016/

 

Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Caroline Wells Chandler currently lives and works in New York. He completed his foundation studies at the Rhode Island School of Design and received his BFA cum laude from Southern Methodist University in 2007. He has shown at numerous institutions including: Zurcher Studio (NY), Anna Kustera (NY), Field Projects (NY), Vox Populi (PA), Sanctuary (PA), N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art (MI), Open Gallery (TN), The Bascom (NC), Arlington Arts Center (VA), and the Stieglitz Museum (‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands) among others. Chandler is a 2011 MFA recipient in painting at the Yale School of Art where he was awarded the Ralph Mayer Prize for proficiency in materials and techniques. He lives and works in New York. Queering the Lines will mark the third solo show within a year for the artist.

Amanda Browder

www.amandabrowder.com

 

ALSO: Go see Richard's show!

OPENS SUNDAY DECEMBER 4th! 3-6PM

Riverside Arts Center

32 East Quincy St

Riverside, IL  60302

www.riversideartscenter.com

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 1-5pm 

 

Good Machines

Artists: Taylor Hokanson in collaboration with J. Stephen Lee, Richard Holland, Niki Passath, Jesse Seay, and Philip von Zweck

Curated by: Natalie Jacobson

Opening reception: December 4th, 3-6, with artist talk from 5-6pm.

Family Day event: December 10th, 2-4

"This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and sponsorship from the Riverside Township.”

Here’s a brief blurb about the show:

How can we use technology to better connect to others and create new experiences for ourselves? This group exhibition explores this question through works that exploit machine and technology and use interactivity as a form of performance, while looking at the role that potentiality and destruction play within those experiences. Artists whose work often uses technology as a medium are invited to create machines that will generate a gesture, a kind of “drawing” in the form of a mark, sound, light, object, or movement. Due to direct or indirect public interaction with the machines, and within the confines of the gallery space, these drawings will change over time, and possibly be destroyed in the process. Come join in!

 

Here’s the page link on the RAC website, it has artist bios and such:

http://www.riversideartscenter.com/good-machines/

 

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Our very own Patricia Maloney all grown up and now the Executive Director of Southern Exposure (SoEX).

 

This weeks Episode is brought to you by SAIC‘s low residency MFA program! For those of you already established in your world but would like to be further into your practice this is the program is for you.

 

We are terribly confused about the election. Here you can hear us joking about how crazy and upsetting it is that Trump could win and then he did. "EXTRA SAD FACE EMOJI" and a handful of distopian thoughts.

But you can rest assured that we are still here working for a better and more equitable world.

 

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Judith Brotman and co host Meg Duguid. SAIC Low Res MFA as sponser...

I will make a real show note after this lecture at Nashville Public Radio with Seed Space.

This week we catch up with Judith Brotman during her major show at the Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery at Columbia College Chicago. The final show for that configuration of the gallery (which is rumored to have a rebirth coming in January.)

Judith also celebrated an opening of a two person exhibition at the Riverside Art Center a week or so ago with Fraser Taylor.

This week's sponsor is the School of the Art Institutes Low Res MFA program get your application in before December 1st for priority scholarships but they are accepting applications through January 10th.

http://www.saic.edu/academics/graduatedegrees/lowresmfa/

http://judithbrotman.com/home.html

http://megduguid.com/home.html

http://seedspace.org/

http://www.colum.edu/adgallery/

http://www.riversideartscenter.com/judith-brotman-and-fraser-taylor-missed-and-other-connections/

 

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Is a magical and triumphant return. We were on a post-EXPO vacation and we don't mind admitting that we feel little sheepish about it.

This is an epic return to form. First we repatriate Brian Andrews as he returns to work in the mother ship and for DePaul University.

 Then we are joyously joined by our sponsor for the month, SAIC's low residency MFA program! For those of you already establishing your practices and looking to take the next step this program is for you.

 then Irene Hofmann rewrites the script at Site Santa Fe to buck the proliferation biennial trend and provide a fertile ground for those of us participating in the Pan American experience.

Then roughly 46 minutes in Ben Davis and Duncan start to solve arts journalism and end up solving art!!! They are two the best conversations we've had at EXPO and you'll enjoy them. Occupy this show!

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An AirBNB Gallery? (what is up with that logo AirBNB?) The sculptor and super friend Erik L Peterson at Open House Contemporary with Matthew Kellen and Britt Skaathun 

 

Holy smokes Expo 2016 is opening? And Joel Peter Witkin is lecturing in Chicago? It is going to be the best!

 

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Sound and Performance Artist Sam Hertz checks in on the Anthropocene and the Aerocene with Caroline Picard!

 

They carve away at our conceptions around Knowledge Production, Shamanism and Science, the Technosphere, Perception Structures, and various Epistemologies.

 

They also swing through the work of Thomas Sarocenno, the Rain Room, and Sianne Ngai all while utilizing the ambiguous device to create a stanch autopoetic. Dig mother f****r we be getting down at the House of World Cultures.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_559_Sam_Hertz.mp3
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Finnish Curator Jenni Nurmenniemi and Caroline Picard rock it out with a wide ranging conversation about specialized residencies, Animism,  copper, mining, systems of belief, magical thinking, ecological residencies, and the green Earth trilogy.

 Links, images, and a little more robust show notes will come tomorrow.

 

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Jeremy Bolen, Emily Eliza Scott, and Andy Yang take on Sensing and the Anthropocene at the HKW in Berlin!

Real show note soon.

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Michael Rakowitz is a Chicago based artist whos works have appeared in venues worldwide including dOCUMENTA (13), P.S.1, MoMA, MassMOCA, Castello di Rivoli, the 16th Biennale of Sydney, the 10th Istanbul Biennial, Sharjah Biennial 8, Tirana Biennale, National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt, and Transmediale 05. He has had solo exhibitions at Tate Modern in London, Lombard Freid Gallery in New York, Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea in Torino, and Kunstraum Innsbruck.

The works find their roots across history, architecture, and cultural exchange. They ask us to play remote witness to atrocity and triumph as we are made complicit in the challenges and trials of a globalized world.

Check out his current exhibitions at the Graham Foundation and Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

 

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 555: Michael Rakowitz

This week: The amazing stupendous Michael Rakowitz!!

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This week Dana Bassett and Duncan Mackenzie catch up with the artist Ben Stone. We are joined thanks to Artadia by special guest host (whose name Duncan has been mispronouncing for years and to his shame this continues here) Elysia Borowy-Reeder Executive Director of MOCAD ( Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit).  

We catch up with Ben during the intense run up to his solo show at Western exhibitions which is up now through September 16, 2016.  In a rich conversation we chat about things work, humor and contemporary art, violence, sports, and the magic of therapy.

Names Dropped:

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This week's episode produced in conjunction with Chicago’s Lake FX Summit. We join Dana Bassett and Allison Glenn as they unpack the unusual public art exhibition “Messages in the Street.” The conversation ranges broadly from the context of public art, institutional and non-institutional modes of being, money and our collective frustration with it, a surprising suggestion that Wittgenstein is a father, and they delve deep into hash tagging, and Beyoncé versus Bell Hooks.

 

Check out Dana Bassett’s wrap up post here.

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This week sees the return of the once thought lost Mark Staff Brandl!

Chris Dennis!

From his site:

Chris Dennis grew up in, England. He studied natural history illustration at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and this classical training is evident in his current therianthropic work.  After completing his BA (Hons) at the University of Wolverhampton he relocated to the United States, and in 2000 earned his MFA from the University of Art in San Francisco. In 2010 after a period in Berlin, Chris made Auckland his home. He has exhibited in New Zealand, Europe and across the United States.

He currently resides in Zürich, Switzerland.

  My paintings are perhaps best described as ‘Narrative expressionism’ or ‘internalized portraiture’. The stories behind these ‘Therianthropic’ pieces have been carefully obfuscated and invite the viewer to create their own narrative, bringing to mind facets or emotions that maybe more difficult to confront if not disguised behind a mask.

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_552_MSB_vs._Chris_Dennis.mp3
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Tim Kinsella!

Yes that Tim Kinsella. The visionary musician behind Joan of Arc, Owls, and Mid-Western indie rock world changers, Cap n' Jazz. He joined Duncan in his class "The Late Late Afternoon Show" to discuss all things indie rock, writing books, and now being a publisher at Featherproof Press.

Minds will be shredded.

While your listening to the show, why not head over to the Elastic Arts Space and check out Joan of Arcs many Artist/Musicians work and if you hit it on a Tuesday on or after the 21st you'll catch one of their many tied in bands...

From http://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/collections/tim-kinsella

from http://soloset.blogspot.com/2010/11/why-pitchfork-are-wrong-about-joan-of.html

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_551_Tim_Kinsella.mp3
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This week we check in with Zachary Dodson about all things Scandinavian, Featherproof Press, and BATS OF THE REPUBLIC.

From his website...

Zach Dodson is a book designer particularly interested in visual narrative. He has designed books for many independent presses, most notably featherproof books, which he founded in Chicago in 2005. Contact him about freelance book design projects by putting “@gmail.com” after his name. 

Texan Zachary Thomas is the author and illustrator of Bats of the Republic, an illuminated novel published by Doubleday in 2015. Zach Plague wrote and designed the hybrid image/text boring boring boring boring boring boring boring in 2008. Neither should be contacted, as they exist only speculatively.

Professor Zachary Dodson teaches courses on hybrid narrative and storytelling at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. He is available for guest lectures or workshops on book design, visual narrative or publishing.

Other names dropped... Tim Kinsella, Anna Kunz, Columbia College Chicago

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_550_Zachary_Dodson.mp3
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Low and behold, in conjunction with Rhona Hoffman and on the eve of the 2015 Chicago Architectural Biennial we had a once in a life time opportunity to sit down and speak with James Wines of SITE. An architect so radical his buildings have a power quite unlike most contemporary architects, they don't bend us with spectacle, physicality, or industry, they delight us with wit and whimsy. They open our eyes to a magic in the everyday or in the second glance you have to give to a building telling you the story of its demise.

Some days this is the best job.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_549_James_Wines.mp3
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This week Duncan, thanks to Columbia College Chicago and a class called the Late Late Afternoon Show, rocks the mic with Amanda Williams whose work blew our collective minds with the "Color(ed) Theory" series of public works on the south side of Chicago. She pulled in the lion's share of the press at the 2015 Chicago Architectural Biennial and seems to have been going nonstop since!

 

http://www.chicagoartdepartment.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/AmandaBody1.jpg

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Bad at Sports Episode 547: Present Standard

This week: Richard and Duncan talk to the curators and artists of Present Standard!

Guest curated by Edra Soto and Josue Pellot, Present Standard features 25 contemporary artists with Latino Chicago connections. Their works that play with the manifold meanings and forms suggested by the “standard” – as either a flag or a pennant, a measuring tactic or a guiding principle, or a potent symbol of national identity.

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Ebony G Patterson is tearing apart our collective American contemporary art consciousness. She has recently closed a show at New York's Museum of Arts and Design and is rocking as exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem! We caught up with her at EXPO Chicago.

Richard and Duncan announce a new Bad at Sports initiative.  

Names Dropped:

Bling Funerals, Trinidad Carnival, Monique Meloche, Krista Thompson, Claire Tancons, ICI (Independent Curators International), Michael Brown, Jacquard Loom, Prospect, Carpal Tunnel, Jamaica Biennial, Chincy, Skin Bleaching, Metrosexual, Man Bun, Kanye West, Jay Z, Kehendi Wiley, man liner, Cindy Sherman, the New York Times, Stan Douglas, Frank Stella, Jeffrey Gibson, Paul Anthony Smith, Dan Gunn, Sabina Ott

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 545-Deborah Stratman

This week: NO NOT THE GUITAR COLLECTOR! Instead this week Duncan and Jesse talk to Deborah Stratman the artist and filmmaker.

 

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 544: Spring Break!

This week: Bad at Sports goes to SPRING BREAK Art Fair in the burned out section of the Post Office building on the Westside of Manhattan. Sadly we did not get loopy with jello shots and beach balls, but instead nerded out with some killer art conversations with some fantastic work! Joining Amanda this week is her co-host artist Caroline Burghardt, a Brooklyn based artists who looks at the relationship between humans and nature. Check out her site at www.carolineburghardt.com

 

At the fair we first chatted with artist David B. Smith about his installation of fabric based sculptures. Then headed over to the curated exhibition "Doppelnamer" that is curated by and Elisabeth Smolarz,  Lauren Silberman and Jamie Diamond. We chatted with Elisabeth and Lauren about the artists in the show, and their doppelnamers. The artists featured in the room were: Daniel Bejar, Vince Contarino, Andrew Ross, Jonathan Allen, Brent Birnbaum, Jamie Diamond, Lauren Silberman and Elisabeth Smolarz... and all of their doppelnamers. 

 

photo: 

Top: David B. Smith installation at Spring Break

Bottom: Brent Birnbaum and his Doppelnamer + Elisabeth Smolarz and Lauren Silberman chatting with Caroline Burghardt and Amanda Browder in the Doppelnamer booth at Spring Break.

 

 

Part I:

David B. Smith : artist

http://www.thedavidsmith.com/

 

Part II: 

Elisabeth Smolarz and Lauren Silberman and Jamie Diamond curators and artists part of the booth "Dopplenamer"

Artists in the show: Daniel Bejar, Vince Contarino, Andrew Ross, Jonathan Allen, Brent Birnbaum and all of their doppelnamers. 

 

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_544-Spring_Break.mp3
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Brian and Patricia play Mulder and Scully this week as they sit down with the masterminds behind the SETI Institute artists-in-residence program. For those B@S faithful listeners unfamiliar with the Institute (An oxymoron, if there ever was one ) SETI stands for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Yes, friends, we're talking space aliens.
 
As part of the Institute's goal "to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe, and to apply the knowledge gained to inspire and guide present and future generations," they now host a residency program for artists based out of their Mountain View, CA headquarters. Artists work with scientists across a range of disciplines at any of the associated facilities to facilitate an exchange of ideas an create new modes of comprehension or expression. No, they didn't tell us how you can apply. 
 
We hear from SETI AIR director Charles Lindsey, who was the inaugural AIR, and Advisory Committee chair Denise Markonish, who is curator at MASSMoCA, as well as current AIRs Dario Robleto and Martin Wilner. Listen as they receive takeout delivery from ET. 
 
 

Charles Lindsay

Charles is a multi-disciplinary artist interested in technology, eco-systems, semiotics and esoteric forms of humor. He was the SETI Institute’s first Artist in Residence 2010 - 2015 and is now leading the SETI AIR program. Lindsay is a Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of a 2015 Rauschenberg Residency. More about Charles Lindsay’s work here.

Denise Markonish

Denise Markonish, Chair of the SETI AIR Advisory Committee, has been the curator at MASS MoCA since 2007 where her exhibitions include: Oh, Canada the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art; Sanford Biggers: The Cartographer’s Conundrum, Michael Oatman: all utopias fell; Stephen Vitiello: All Those Vanished Engines, Nari Ward: Sub Mirage Lignum Petah Coyne: Everything That RisesMust Converge; Inigo Manglano-Ovalle:Gravity is a force to be reckoned with; These Days:Elegies for Modern Times and Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape. More about Denise Markonish's work here.

Dario Robleto (2016)

Dario is a transdisciplinary artist and storyteller whose research-driven practice results in intricate narratives and handcrafted objects that reflect his exploration of music, popular culture, science, war, and American history. He was recently appointed as the 2016 Texas State Artist Laureate. More about Dario Robleto's work here.

Martin Wilner (2015)

Martin is a visual artist and a psychiatrist interested in the processing of time-based dyadic relational correspondence, informed by principles of applied psychoanalytic theory, as a basis of his daily drawing practice. He is represented by Sperone Westwater in New York City and Hales Gallery in London and his work is in numerous public and private collections. He is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. More about Martin Wilner's work here.

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Bad at Sports Episode 542: Avi Gitler

This week: Tom Sanford is back! Tom and Duncan talk to Avi Gitler about his gallery Gitler & _______ and his amazing stories of world travel and the terror of facing the NYT art critic!

 

 

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This week Dana Bassett and Duncan MacKenzie catch up with Peter Wachtler at Chicago's Renaissance Society just after their 100th anniversary.

We "borrowed" this from Art Space which "borrowed" it from the Liverpool Biennial... probably it is updated on the Renassance Society website.

PETER WÄCHTLER

Hometown: Hanover, Germany

Lives and Works: Brussels, Belgium and Berlin, Germany

Education: Fine Art Studies, Bauhaus-University Weimar with Prof. Fritz Rahmann, 2004
Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury / England

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Pretty sure I pronounced Vesna's last name wrong... Opps.

But here it is the long awaited conversation and the return of a former host.

From the International Museum of Surgical Science...

Vesna Jovanovic is a Chicago-based visual artist who specializes in conceptualizations of the human body. Using spilled ink as groundwork, she creates drawings that often formally resemble medical illustration while concentrating on what is usually left out: how it feels and what it means to have a body as well as how the body is culturally perceived. With drawing as a bodily act and medical illustration as a visual trope, Jovanovic brings embodiment, biopolitics, phenomenology, and various other ideas and theories of the human body into her work.

http://imss.org/the-oval-portrait/

http://imss.org/rr2016/

http://atom-r.com/

 

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This week, we join Brian and Patricia as they chat with Bay Area artist, doyenne, and badass Catherine Wagner following a decadent champagne brunch in her studio to ring in the New Year. For over thirty years Catherine Wagner has been observing the built environment as a metaphor for how we construct our cultural identities. She’s examined institutions as various as art museums and science labs, the home and Disneyland. Ms. Wagner’s process involves the investigation of what art critic David Bonetti calls "the systems people create, our love of order, our ambition to shape the world, the value we place on knowledge, and the tokens we display to express ourselves." 

While Ms. Wagner has spent her life residing in California, she has also been an active international artist, working photographically, as well as site-specific public art, and lecturing extensively at museums and universities. She has received many major awards, including the Rome Prize (2013-2014), a Guggenheim Fellowship, NEA Fellowships, and the Ferguson Award. In 2001 Ms. Wagner was named one of Time Magazine’s Fine Arts Innovators of the Year. Her work is represented in major collections nationally and around the world, such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, SFMOMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, MOMA, MFA Houston. She has also published several monographs, including American ClassroomArt & Science: Investigating Matter, and Cross Sections.

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Bad at Sports Episode 538: Barbara DeGenevieve

This week: About a year and a half ago we mourned the passing of a true Chicago legend. Barbara DeGenevieve was an epic instructor, a committed boundary tester, and an enthusiastic gender warrior. Lisa Wainwright did a great job memorializing her on our site and this September Iceberg Projects mounted the first exhibition in honor of her legacy. Dr. Dan Berger, David Getsy, Doug Ischar, and our own Duncan MacKenzie gathered to discuss her exhibition, her story, and what made her the force she was. 

Yes. Four white men whose names all begin with D got together to discuss a great woman. Yes we know. Take your fingers away from your keyboards. 

Iceberg - http://icebergchicago.com/barbara-degenevieve-medusa%E2%80%99s-cave---iceberg-projects.html

 

David Getsy Just dropped a new book and announced another. Check it out...

http://www.amazon.com/Abstract-Bodies-Sixties-Sculpture-Expanded/dp/030019675X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1454291662&sr=8-2&keywords=David+Getsy

http://www.amazon.com/Queer-Whitechapel-Documents-Contemporary-Art/dp/0262528673/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454291662&sr=8-1&keywords=David+Getsy

 

Our initial Memorial...

 

 http://badatsports.com/2014/barbara-degenevieve-irrepressible-irresistible-irreplacable/

 

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Epic Chicago cultural legend Anne Elizabeth Moore joins Duncan's Columbia College class "the Late, Late Afternoon Show" for an invasive journey through her history. Abigail Satinsky joins Bad at Sports for a farewell Chicago as she confesses her move to Philadelphia.

Moore the warrior of comics, punk rock, anti-capitalism, journalism, and Cambodia's future, recounts her world.

Super fun.

http://anneelizabethmoore.com/

https://ladydrawers.wordpress.com/

http://ladydrawers.tumblr.com/

http://www.punkplanet.com/

 

 

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Janet Cardiff’s Forty Part Motet is composed of forty speakers arranged in eight groups of five, configured as a large oval facing each other in the center of the room, and resting on stands so they are roughly just above eye level. The Motet, as Cardiff referred to it in our conversation, is a reworking of the English composer Thomas Tallis'sSpem in Alium (1570), which translates as “Hope in Any Other” and is sung in Latin by a choir of forty voices. The composition is arranged so that the choir, like the speakers, is divided into eight groups of five singers; each group consists of a soprano, tenor, alto, baritone, and bass. The groups alternate singing: first one, than another, sometimes alone, and at a few moments, all together, rising in a crescendo that breaks open the room to a place beyond the physical world. To hear the Motet in its entirety is profound. Spem in Alium is considered one of the greatest works of English music. The Forty Part Motet is equally a contemporary masterwork. It was a privilege, then, to sit down with Cardiff on November 12, 2015, to speak about her practice.  - Patricia Maloney

Janet Cardiff lives in British Columbia, where she works in collaboration with her partner George Bures Miller. The artist is internationally recognized for immersive multimedia works that create transcendent multisensory experiences and draw the viewer into often unsettling narratives. Cardiff and Miller’s work has been included in recent group exhibitions and biennales such as Soundscapes at the National Gallery, London, the 19th Biennale of Sydney in 2014, and dOCUMENTA (13). Representing Canada at the 2001 Venice Biennale, Cardiff and Miller received the Biennale’s Premio Prize and Benesse Prize. Recently, the artists debuted new site-specific commissions for Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, the Menil Collection, Houston, TX, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain. 

The Forty Part Motet is on view at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, in San Francisco, through January 18, 2016; it is co-presented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 535: Noah Lyon

This week: Amanda believes the children are the future, she thinks you should teach them well and let them lead the way. Amanda wants to show you all the beauty you possess inside.

Noah Lyon decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadow, if he fails if he succeeds, at least he'll live as he believes.

No matter what we take from you, fine listeners, you are in the art world, you abdicated your dignity second semester your freshman year, who are you kidding.

Holy shit those lyrics work really well here.

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Bad at Sports Episode 534: Jitish Kallat

This week, Mumbai-based artist Jitish Kallat returns to Bad at Sports, this time from San

Francisco, where he sits down with Patricia Maloney. Listeners may remember Kallat’s

first appearance on the podcast on the eve of the opening for his large-scale installation,

Public Notice 3 (2010-11), in the Fullerton Hall stairwell of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Kallat, one of the most prominent figures of contemporary Asian art, works across a

variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, and video. He

was the curator for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India in 2014. This year, Kallat has had

several solo exhibitions, including Jitish Kallat: Public Notice 2, at the Art Gallery of

New South Wales in Sydney. His Paris exhibition, The Infinite Episode, opened at the

Galerie Templon in September 2015. Kallat's large permanent public sculpture unveiled

in Austria in October 2015. 

His solo exhibitions include Epilogue (2013-14) at the San Jose Museum of Art; Circa at

the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia (2012); Fieldnotes: Tomorrow was

here Yesterday at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India (2011); Likewise at Arndt,

Berlin, Germany (2010); The Astronomy of the Subway at Haunch of Venison, London,

UK (2010); Aquasaurus at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Paddington,

Australia (2008) and Lonely Facts at the Kunsthalle Luckenwalde, Luckenwalde,

Germany (1998).

Kallat has participated in major exhibitions, including: India: Art Now at the Arken

Museum, Ishoj, Denmark (2012-13); Indian Highway IV at MAXXI, Rome, Italy (2012)

and at Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France (2011); The Empire Strikes

Back: Indian Art Today at Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2010); Chalo! India: A New Era

of Indian Art at Essl Museum – Contemporary Art, Klosterneuburg, Austria and at Mori

Art Museum, Tokyo (both 2009), as well as Indian Highway at the Serpentine Gallery,

London, UK (2008-09); Die Tropen. Ansichten von der Mitte der Weltkugel at Martin-

Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (2008); Urban Manners at Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy

(2007) and Century City at Tate Modern, London, UK (2001).

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This week we are totally ashamed of Chicago and are collectively horrified by the Tragic death of Laquan McDonald. #blacklivesmatter

We are joined by venerable Dread Scott to talk through the problems and possibilities that exist in contemporary America.

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 532: Nancy Lupo and Laylah Ali!

This week: Recorded live on stage September 18, 2015 at Expo Chicago as a part of the Dialogs series, we talk to Nancy Lupo and Laylah Ali!


You have to tell them...Soylent Green is people!!

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IKVj4l5GU4

 

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This week we are joined by the Emmy Award winning novelist, screen writer and Chicago based social worker, Ben Tanzer thanks go out to Columbia College Chicago's "Late Late Afternoon Show."

Ben's blog and Podcast This Will Change your Life has treated the literary world much like B@S has treated the Contemporary Art world. It is worth checking out.

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Real show note to follow.

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This week we present an interview recorded live at EXPO Chicago with Latham Zearfoss one of the leaders of a decade long party called Chances Dances. You will have to tune in to almost, but not quite, the end where we actually break a little news.

You have time to catch their Gallery 400 show or hit them up on the internet at http://www.chancesdances.org/. Turns Out they know how to party, with everyone.

They continue to run two parties a month...

THIRD SATURDAYS at The Subterranean 
2011 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 
10pm-3am / $5 Cover

SECOND TUESDAYS at Danny’s 
1959 W. Dickens Ave., Chicago, IL 
10pm-2am / FREE

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This week we present literally exactly what happened when Duncan did this:

EXPO VIDEO | Alfredo Cramerotti In Conversation
Featuring Alfredo Cramerotti, Director | MOSTYN and 2015 EXPO VIDEO Curator Malerie Marder, Artist and Cauleen Smith, Artist. Moderated by Duncan MacKenzie, Bad at Sports

Internationally acclaimed curator in film, video and new media Alfredo Cramerotti will be in conversation with Bad at Sports discussing the 2015 EXPO VIDEO program. Based in the UK, Cramerotti's work explores the relationship between reality and representation across TV, radio, publishing, critical writing, photography and curatorial exhibitions. His research includes the theory and practice of “aesthetic journalism,” a concept he created to investigate the relationship between contemporary exhibitions and elements of interview, documentary and reportage.


Bad at Sports Episode 527: Hou Redux

Bad at Sports finishes our 5 episode look back with a return to the cultural impact of Hou Hanru. He casts a shadow that has only grown longer in the 8 years since we originally aired this interview. We are excited to return to his thinking right after his appointment to the Guggenheim as Consulting Curator to The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative.

 

 

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This week we look back at our interview with AA Bronson founding member of General Idea and Printed Matter.

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The return of the Amanda Browder Show!!!

She brings back her favorite memory from episodes past...

Polly Apfelbaum!!!

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As we look back on ten years we pull a second episode back into the light... Luc Tuymans!

We also reflect a little on how next week is EXPO Chicago week.

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Bad at Sports Episode 523: Check Sunday's Trib

This week: As there is a lovely write-up on us in the paper, we pull our most popular episode out from the vault, blow the dust off, lovingly re-present our interview with the brilliant Kerry James Marshall for your enjoyment. If you are a first time listener please browse the archive there is some fun stuff. 

Love and Kisses,

 

RH

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Bad at Sports Episode 522 Brian and Patricia Unbury Their Secrets

Brian and Patricia celebrate Bad at Sports's West Coast Bureau's aniversary a couple of weeks early.

Patricia filled this as the show note...

If I could turn back time 
If I could find a way I'd take back those words that hurt you and you'd stay

I don't know why I did the things I did I don't know why I said the things I said 
Pride's like a knife it can cut deep inside 
Words are like weapons they wound sometimes.

I didn't really mean to hurt you I didn't wanna see you go I know I made you cry, but baby

[Chorus:]
If I could turn back time 
If I could find a way 
I'd take back those words that hurt you 
And you'd stay 
If I could reach the stars 
I'd give them all to you 
Then you'd love me, love me 
Like you used to do

If I could turn back time

My world was shattered I was torn apart 
Like someone took a knife and drove it deep in my heart 
You walked out that door I swore that I didn't care 
But I lost everything darling then and there

Too strong to tell you I was sorry 
Too proud to tell you I was wrong 
I know that I was blind, and ooh...

[Chorus]

Ooohh

If I could turn back time
If I could turn back time
If I could turn back time
ooh baby

I didn't really mean to hurt you
I didn't want to see you go
I know I made you cry
Ooohh

[Chorus #2]
If I could turn back time
If I could find a way
I'd take back those words that hurt you
If I could reach the stars
I'd give them all to you
Then you'd love me, love me 
Like you used to do

If I could turn back time (turn back time)
If I could find a way (find a way)
Then baby, maybe, maybe
You'd stay

[to fade]
Reach the stars

If I could reach the stars 

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Bad at Sports Episode 521: Terrain!

This week: Duncan will put a note here soon!

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Bad at Sports Episode 520: 10 Years of Bad at Sports! The James Elkins art history farewell party

This week: TEN YEARS MAN...TEN YEARS!! This week we bid a sad farewell to our good friend James Elkins who has told art history "It isn't you, it's me, but at this point in my life I feel like I can't be tied down to a genre, I need to be free to see other modes of writing." Yes, it is true Art, he sat down for our interview and said ""you don't have Elkins to kick around any more, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference."

Now wait. That was Nixon. Whatever. Anyways, James Elkins, super brilliant guy, most frequent guest in the history of Bad at Sports, returns again to tell us what comes next for him in his merry adventures.

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 519: Katya Grokhovsky

This week: The return of the The Amanda Browder Show! we talk with artist Katya Grokhovsky from her exhibition/residency at Soho20 in NYC. We talk about her work, performance as a medium, artist as curator and her discussion panels surrounding feminism, and the contemporary art world. 

 

www.katyagrokhovsky.net
http://katyagrokhovsky.tumblr.com/
http://feministurgent.tumblr.com/
http://soho20gallery.com/opportunities/artist-in-residence-studio-program/

Katya Grokhovsky is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, educator and organizer, whose work deals with issues of alienation, gender politics and migration. Grokhovsky holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011), a BFA from Victorian College of the Arts, Australia (2007) and is a recipient of numerous fellowships, residencies and awards including SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery Residency (2015), BRIC Media Arts Fellowship (2015), VOX Populi AUX Curatorial Fellowship in Performance, Philadelphia (2015), New York Studio Residency Program Visiting Artist (2015), Residency Unlimited (2014), Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, (2014), Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts (2013), NARS Residency (2013), Santa Fe Art Institute Residency (2012), Watermill Center Summer Residency (2011), Dame Joan Sutherland Fund Grant (2013), Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart Grant (2013), NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists (2012), Chashama space to create grant (2012). Her work has been exhibited in venues such as Lesley Heller Workspace (2015), Judith Charles Gallery (2015), Dixon Place (2015), Spring Break Art /Show (2015), EFA Project Space (2014), HERE Arts Center (2014), Art in Odd Places NYC (2014), SAW - Storefront Art Walk Bay Ridge (2014), Gateway Project (2014), A.I.R Gallery Projects, Governor's Island (2014), Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY College (2014), Panoply Performance Lab (2014), New York City Center Lobby Projects (2013), Galerie Protege NYC (2013/14), IDEAS City, New Museum (2013), Gallery Affero (2013), Movement Research Festival (2012), Chashama (2012), Ukrainian Institute of America (2012), Grace Exhibition Space (2012-14), The Franklin (2013), Antena gallery (2013), Defibrillator gallery (2011/13), Bus Projects (2012), Heaven gallery (2010), amongst many others.

 

 

Details for image:
Katya Grokhovsky, One Fine Day, 2014. photo Yan Gi Cheng

 

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This week, Brian and Patricia (and her stealth interns) talk shop and the sublime with Renny Pritikin, Chief Curator of the Contemporary Jewish Museum, in San Francisco. Currently on view at the CJM is Night Begins the Day: Rethinking Space, Time, and Beauty, which tackles fear and awe, time and frailty, and the limits of seeing in our age of technological innovation. The always frank and open Pritikin shares his thoughts on curating for an ethnic-specific cultural institution, curating theology into art exhibitions, East vs West Coast Jewish culture, and Amy Winehouse.
 
Renny has been a pivotal figure in the San Francisco Bay Area arts community for over three decades. He served as Co-Director of New Langton Arts in San Francisco from 1979 to 1992, Chief Curator at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts from 1992 to 2004, and Director of the Nelson Gallery and Fine Arts Collection at the University of California, Davis from 2004 until 2012.
 
 
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This week things get crazy. We check in from inside the Cultural Center with Tracie Hall and Amy Mooney. Together we look into the heart of the building, the city, and explore the legacy of Archibald Motley.

This weeks show is dedicated to Paul Woodrow. Our hearts go out to his family.

 

Motley's show is still up. Go check it out.

 

Archibald J. Motley Jr., Blues, 1929

1.     Archibald J. Motley Jr., Blues, 1929. Oil on canvas, 36 x 42 inches (91.4 x 106.7 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.

      

Archibald J. Motley Jr., Self-Portrait (Myself at Work) 

2.     Archibald J. Motley Jr., Self-Portrait (Myself at Work), 1933. Oil on canvas, 57.125 x 45.25 inches (145.1 x 114.9 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.

 

 

3.     Archibald J. Motley Jr., Gettin’ Religion, 1948. Oil on canvas, 31.875 x 39.25 inches (81 x 99.7 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

August 6th, 6:00-7:00 pm, Chicago Artists and Authors Respond to the Art of Archibald Motley: Cándida Alvarez

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Sidney Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North

For this series of informal gallery talks, Chicago artists and authors are invited to reflect on how this modern master influences their own work. Painter Cándida Alvarez will join art historian Amy Mooney in a conversation about the space, form, and meaning in the paintings of Motley as well as her own large, abstract canvases.Presented by Columbia College Chicago in collaboration with the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events as part of the ongoing city-wide cultural program, The Art of Archibald Motley: Connect, Collaborate, & Create. Learn more about the dynamic ways that our faculty, staff, students, and community at large has engaged the themes, innovations, and vision of this African American Chicago painter at colum.edu/motley

Sunday, August 16th 4:00-6:00 pm: Archibald Motley and the Matter of Film, Part III

Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theatre, 2nd Floor North   

In partnership with the Chicago Cultural Center and Columbia College Chicago, Black Cinema House is proud to present Archibald Motley and the Matter of Film, a three-part film series that complements the Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center and explores how the formal and thematic concerns of filmmakers from the 1920s-1940s; including uses of light and color; images of city life; and portraits of race, align with the formal and thematic endeavors of the painter Archibald Motley. Curated by Dr. Romi Crawford (School of the Art Institute and Co-Chair of the Chicago Film Archives), each event consists of a screening followed by a brief response by a local filmmaker, artist, or scholar. The first two installments of this series will take place at Black Cinema House, while the third and final screening will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center and also in collaboration with Chicago Film Archives.

Part III: The Matter of City Life will include:

·      Manhatta (Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler, 1921)   

An experimental film comprised of 65 shots, which evoke the progression of a day in New York City;  

·      Études sur Paris (André Sauvage, 1928). Considered a “city symphony” film of Paris in the 1920s. It offers a poetic and experimental portrait of the city;  

·      Bronzeville selections from the Don McIlvaine Collection (In collaboration with Chicago Film Archives). Short film clips shot by Chicago artist and muralist Don McIlvaine featuring scenes from the city of Chicago still under development.  

 

Originating at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist was curated by Dr. Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke. Grant support to the Chicago Department of Cultural Aff­airs and Special Events provided by the Nasher Museum of Art and the Terra Foundation for American Art; the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor; and the Henry Luce Foundation; and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. The exhibition is on display at the Chicago Cultural Center until August 31,2015. See more on our city-wide cultural programming at http://www.colum.edu/academics/fine-and-performing-arts/initiatives/archibald-motley.html

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This week Mark is back from Europe!

From Waterside Contemporary...

Colin Guillemet’s (b.1979) work highlights the difficulty of describing art, concepts and ideas. Where self-expression is concerned it seems words are not enough. Confronted with his work mixed senses of confusion and comprehension occurs, the viewer is convinced they understood something, but does not know exactly what. Guillemet has exhibited at the Helmhaus, Zurich, Lisson gallery, London and Hayward touring.

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This week we catch up with Orit Gat at Superscript2015. This was one of the most honest conversation we have had in years. I think the context of being surrounded by arts writers created the prefect context for frankness. 

Thanks go out to our sponser Coagula Curatorial and our friends at the Walker.

Orit Gat from her web site...

Orit Gat is a writer based in New York and London. She writes about contemporary art, publishing, internet culture, and different meeting points between these things. Her writing is published regularly onRhizome, where she is a contributing editor, and has appeared in friezeArtReviewThe White Review,Art AgendaFlash ArtThe Art NewspaperThe Brooklyn RailSpike Art QuarterlyReview 31BOMB MagazineLEAP, and Modern Painters.

I'm currently the managing editor of WdW Review. In my spare time, I read art magazines with some other people organize this class at the Public School New York (you can read about it here). 

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This week we catch up with Aldo Hernandez and Dr. Dan Berger of Iceberg Projects to talk about Art +Positive, Act Up, and the legacy for the 80s and 90s.

From Iceberg Projects...

Iceberg Projects is pleased to present selections from the Art+ Positive archives, curated by Dr. Daniel Berger and John Neff. The first exhibition of the group’s archive, this show is the first step in an ongoing project of research and scholarship around the materials.

 

A June 1989 Vanity Fair profile of Mark Kostabi included this quotation from the celebrity artist:

 

These museum curators, that are for the most part homosexual, have controlled the art world in the eighties. Now they’re all dying of AIDS, and although I think it’s sad, I know it’s for the better. Because homosexual men are not actively participating in the perpetuation of human life.

 

That summer, Art+ Positive organized as an affinity group of ACT UP New York in protest of Kostabi’s remarks and other instances of “homophobia, AIDSphobia, and censorship in the arts.”

 

Art+ Positive members included Dennis Davidson, Bill Dobbs, Lola Flash, Catherine Gund, Aldo Hernandez, Leon (Tracy) Mostovoy, Robin Murphy, Ray Navarro, Hunter Reynolds, Jody Rhone, Julie Tolentino and David Wojnarowicz. Collaborating artists also represented in the archive include Donna Binder, David Bradshaw, Ana De Orbegoso, Martha Fleming & Lyne Lapointe, Diviana Ingravallo, Zoe Leonard, Anthony Viti and Michael Wakefield.

 

Iceberg’s exhibition will include artworks and a rotating display of documents, ephemera and protest signage from this collective of artists practicing at the intersection of the HIV / AIDS crisis and the Culture Wars of the Bush era. A workstation in the gallery will be used in cataloging and digitizing the archive during the run of the show.

 

Equipped, created by Ray Navarro with assistance from Zoe Leonard, will be among the works exhibited. An image-text triptych in artist-designed frames, Equipped slyly mobilizes references to queer sex, AIDS medicine, and censored public speech. It was included in the 1990 PS 122 exhibition An Army of Lovers: Combatting AIDS, Homophobia, and Censorship, which opened on the day of Navarro’s death. The elements of a large collage installation by David Wojnarowicz, also shown in the PS 122 exhibit before being dispersed into different collections, will be brought together for display at Iceberg for the first time in 25 years. 

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Holy SHIT! Janine Antoni!

shamelessly lifted from Art 21...

Janine Antoni was born in Freeport, Bahamas, in 1964. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. Antoni’s work blurs the distinction between performance art and sculpture. Transforming everyday activities such as eating, bathing, and sleeping into ways of making art, Antoni’s primary tool for making sculpture has always been her own body. She has chiseled cubes of lard and chocolate with her teeth, washed away the faces of soap busts made in her own likeness, and used the brainwave signals recorded while she dreamed at night as a pattern for weaving a blanket the following morning. In the video, "Touch," Antoni appears to perform the impossible act of walking on the surface of water. She accomplished this magician’s trick, however, not through divine intervention, but only after months of training to balance on a tightrope that she then strung at the exact height of the horizon line. Balance is a key component in the related piece, "Moor," where the artist taught herself how to make a rope out of unusual and often personal materials donated by friends and relatives. By learning to twist the materials together so that they formed a rope that was neither too loose nor too tight, Antoni created an enduring life-line that united a disparate group of people into a unified whole. Antoni has had major exhibitions of her work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; S.I.T.E. Santa Fe; and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. The recipient of several prestigious awards, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship in 1998 and the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award in 1999, Janine Antoni currently resides in New York.

from Art 21

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On December 12, 2014, the Second Kochi-Muziris Biennale, curated by artist Jitish Kallat, opened in Kerala, India. The second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale built upon the themes from the first Kochi-Muziris Biennale. So, before we dive into the second edition, let’s first revisit Indian’s inaugural international Biennale.

 

The first edition opened on December 12, 2012. It was a huge event and by all accounts, a success. In this podcast, Tanya Gill puts together a collection of artist interviews and viewer reactions from the first Biennale’s opening week in 2012, including celebrated artists Nalini Malani, Vivan Sundaram, Tallur L.N., Rohini Devasher, as well as Australian street artists Daniel Connell and Vextra, independent curator Amit Kumar Jain, and filmmaker Hatti Bowering.

 

Please stay tuned for the forthcoming second Kochi-Muziris Biennale podcast. This podcast, as well as photographs of the http://magnificentdewdrops.blogspot.com/2014/12/backbone-sculptural-installation-by.html and additional interviews, can be found at zacii.com. Additional information on the Kochi-Muziris Biennale can be found at http://kochimuzirisbiennale.org.

 

Tanya Gill is a visual artist who lives between Chicago, USA and Chandigarh, India.

 

A special thank you to everyone who took the time to talk in December 2012! It was amazing to witness this groundbreaking event.

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Tanya Gill interviews Mumbai artist Manish Nai at Kavi Gupta’s Elizabeth street space as he prepares for his June 6th opening. This is Manish Nai’s debut solo exhibition in the United States. He is using this opportunity to create wall murals and a compressed jute sculpture just for the space. The media used in Nai’s work are both humble and quintessentially Indian. He transforms everyday materials, such as newspapers or clothes, through labor-intensive processes. The result is a very personal translation of time. For more information on the exhibit visit www.kavigupta.com.

 

Manish Nai

Kavi Gupta

219 North Elizabeth Street

June 6, 2015 - August 1, 2015

 

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This week Art Practical and Bad at Sports combined to produce audio that astounds! Listen as our hosts taken on wild ideas like “twitter” and “Christopher Knight’s paternalism." Laugh along with them as they celebrate and demonize their brothers and sisters at #superscript15.

 

Thanks again to the Walker and MNArtists.org for making our dreams a reality.

Critics roll out. We be unpacking this shit left and right! And hell yes, I'll check that privilage.

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This week Christopher Sperandio and Duncan MacKenzie get down and dirty with Paul Krainak. They try and get to the bottom of wtf the Inland Visual Arts Center at Bradley University is and wrestle with the possibility that the Midwest has an art history all its own. Learning happens.

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Bad at Sports Episode 508: Carl Baratta and Oli Watt

This week: We talk to Carl Baratta and Oli Watt and we actually run this interview unlike when we did this last year.

Also:

 

Big news! ACRE is moving to a bigger and better location!

As you may
know, ACRE has been operating out of my storefront apartment since its inception in 2010. I started searching for a new home for ACRE last spring and found a building in Pilsen that is absolutely perfect for us. A former funeral home, large enough for us to expand into over time and featuring remarkable restored historic elements, the building is an ideal base of operations for our growing organization.

 

You are among the first to know, and I am reaching out to you for help making our ambitious vision a reality. ACRE has already received a generous donation to cover a portion of the building renovation cost. In addition, we are launching a Kickstarter Campaign to raise the remaining $20,000 needed to realize our plans for the new space. We are hopeful that our campaign, which was specially selected by Art Basel’s Crowdfunding jury, will garner both financial and community support for the project. We softly launched our fundraiser today and will begin promoting the campaign publicly on May 25th.

Due to your valuable and continued support of our organization, I am hoping that you may be able to make a contribution of at least $100 during the lead up to our public launch. If you are able, I ask that you please contribute between now and the 25th. Your contribution will make an even greater impact if made at this time, as it will help us to build momentum for the campaign’s launch and indicate to future donors that there is enthusiasm for the project.

Here’s a direct link to ACRE’s Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1569629484/help-build-acres-new-home-in-chicago

 

I sincerely hope you will consider helping ACRE take this crucial step in our development. I’ve always felt that ACRE has an uncanny knack for being able to accomplish a lot with very little. I can’t wait to show you what we are capable of with a new and improved home base.

 

Sincerely and With Great Excitement,
Emily

PS- If you are interested in making a significant contribution outside of the campaign please feel free to contact me.



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This week we chase down the beauty of drawing, the perils of the 501c3, the question of economy and the base matter of humor, all with the brilliant Edgar Arceneaux. Duncan Mackenzie is joined Amanda Browder, Amy Mooney, and Abigail Satinsky live from inside a tent at Open Engagement 2014. Why did it take so long to post? Because it did.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_-_Bad_at_Sports_Episode_507Edgar_Arceneaux.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

 

This week we bring together artist who work with war, teaching, and infrastructure for a discussion about what the hell we think we are doing when we blend art and politics. We welcome Michael Rakowitz, Abigail Satinsky, and Jim Duignan! Thanks to EXPO Chicago for handing us the space and context for having the discussion live in 2014 and now brought to you via tape or more correctly, silicon.

 


This week in conjunction with EXPO Chicago we welcome Pablo Helguera and Chistian Viveros-Faune! We chat Socially Engaged Art.

It is time for an app that helps us gallery goers and Threewalls has the answer, lets kickstart them!


This week Brian and Patricia sit down with curator Tanya Zimbardo during her residency at Krowswork, a center for Video and Visionary Art, in Oakland. Tanya is a San Francisco-based curator. Her research and writing is primarily centered on conceptual art and experimental media in California in the 1970s and 1980s. She is co-curating the group survey Public WorksArtists' Interventions 1970s - Now at Mills College Art Museum this fall. As the Assistant Curator of Media Arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, she curated select film and video screenings and co-organized the past two SECA Art Award exhibitions and overview Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards, among other exhibitions. She has contributed essays to several SFMOMA publications, most recently West Coast Visions(2015, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul). As a guest contributor to Open Space (2012‒14), Zimbardo highlighted various site works, public interventions, and artist-run spaces in the Bay Area, including Receipt of Delivery, her weekly series featuring exhibition mailers.
 
The Krowswork Residencies feature a diverse range of visionary artists and artwork—from graffiti to poetry and from elaborate sci-fi video installations to Kabalistic painting. These Krowswork Residents present their own work, host conversations and events, and in some cases present the work of others. Each Resident is implicitly or explicitly in conversation with those who come before and after, as well as in dialogue with the total arc of the year.
 
 
Kistin Lucas "Air on the Go" 
 
Caption:
Kristin Lucas, Air on the Go, 2014, multi-channel video on different size monitors with sound, 4 min., courtesy the artist; © Kristin Lucas
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:12am EDT

 

In this episode we check in with NY artists Mamie Tinkler and Winslow Smith as they visit the Suburban and we find out what is happening with the same said Suburban from our soon to be departing Michelle Grabner. First we hear about Dr. Sketches Anti Art School’s Chicago branch.


This week we present the artist Mary Mattingly. We talk survival after the coming Robot wars, a life at sea, and how artists can relate to institutions while feeling the weight of being a human. 

Thanks to Cannonball, Pulse Miami, and Art Practical.

 

This interview was recorded in Miami, December 2013. 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_-_Bad_at_Sports_Episode_502_Mary_Mattingly.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:51am EDT

This week we present the artists Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt of R & R Studios. We talk displacement, Miami's writing of it's art history, and how artist reclaim and present public space. 

Thanks to Cannonball, Pulse Miami, and Art Practical.

This interview was recorded in Miami, December 2013. 

 

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_-_Bad_at_Sports_Episode_501_R_and_R_Studios_from_Miami.mp3
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Episode 500: Richard bids a fond farewell

This week: So long and thanks for all the fish.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_500-Richard_says_goodbye.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:34am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 499: Amanda Browder

This week: The penultimate show of the Richard Holland era has arrived. There was only one person who could possibly have been the subject of this show and that, of course, is Richard's good friend, Bad at Sports co-host and all around awesome person Amanda Browder! They talk about Amanda's work, installation and site specific art and Duncan's creepy fixations.

Next week is episode 500! Duncan, Richard and Amanda gather at a non-ironic tiki bar. Rude jokes are told. It is a wacky mess. Don't miss it.

Check out Amanda's work at www.amandabrowder.com

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_499-Amanda_Browder.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 498: Doris Salcedo

This week: A very brief interview with Doris Salcedo with special guests Sarah Guernsey, Executive Director of Publishing at the Art Institute of Chicago, and Hank Holland intern at Bad at Sports. Following the long intro and short interview we present courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Doris Salcedo's talk from February 22, 2015. Thanks MCA!

Only two more weeks of that Holland charm.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_498-Doris_Salcedo.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:48am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 497: Joe Zucker

This week: Duncan talks to Joe Zucker. His show opens March 15th at the Parish Art Museum.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_497-Joe_Zucker.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:23am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 496: Justin Cooper

This week: This show has everything, the Amanda Browder Show, Justin Cooper, Richard finally records a new outro, and some of the most annoying music ever used on BAS!!

NYC/Browder talks to Brooklyn based artist Justin Cooper. Post a few deadpan jokes, and moments of spacing out...(edited of course)  we discuss his history of his work, and his installationSpreadsheet, and performance Mowers of Ten presented by the Art-In-Buildings program, and Monique Meloche Gallery. The project is in conjunction with The Armory Show that is going on next week. 

 

Employing a strategy of "endless introducing," Cooper plays both host and hosted, in an effort to eradicate the line between these two states. With the classic Charles and Ray Eames film, Powers of Ten, as inspiration, and Cooper's installation, Spreadsheet serving as a backdrop, the performance aggregates comedic bits, routines, acts, sound fragments, free floating signifiers, and chains of non sequitors systematized into miniature narratives, into a simulation of comedy. Like "Friends" minus the laugh track or AstroTurf as a surrogate for suburban lawn, Mowers of Ten, highlights the impossibility of reconciling the intellectual with the visceral. "I know this isn't funny...and yet." "I know this isn't grass...and yet."

http://moniquemeloche.com/artists/justin-cooper/

 

 

 

SHOUT OUT TO AMANDA: 

 

Art Fair weekend is next weekend in NYC! The Armory, VOLTA, Scope, etc. etc. 

 

BUT Time to go see the SPRING/BREAK Art Fair. Amanda Browder and a ton of very cool artists in NYC will be showing at this fair in the abandoned section of the Post Office on 33rd Street between 8th and 9th. It is a fair of guest curators who are bringing their collection of artists to each room in the massive office space. 

Look for her on the 4th floor with curators Jacob Rhodes of Field Projects and Jen Schwarting.  You can also find: Adam Parker Smith, ESP TV., Siebren Versteeg, Julia Oldham and Trish Tillman

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_496-Justin_Cooper.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 495: Ben Davis

This week: Open Engagement 2014 Amanda, Duncan, and Abby talk to Ben Davis.

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_495-Ben_Davis.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:07am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 494: Duncan MacKenzie and Christian Kuras

This Week: It was 3:00 AM and I had finished editing the mixing the show and I kept listening to parts of it over and over again. Not something I've done in the last 10 years, I usually wrap up and get the hell to bed, the kids will be up at 5:30, but this show is truly in many ways the best work I've ever done. The interview has everything, Dana Bassett, Emily Heath, Jessie Malmed, and Caroline Picard (who along with her charming and kind husband Devin hosted the gourmet taco dinner our interview obstructed) all participate in the interview in moments. It is a chaotic mess, but largely through the, frankly, extremely impressive brilliance of Christian Kuras we manage to do a solid job of talking about their 10 year long collaboration. This interview does justice to their collaboration and at the same time really shows the best parts of the collective collaboration all of the aforementioned people have had with Duncan MacKenzie. This interview comes dangerously close to being a Duncan MacKenzie Roast but through the focus of Mr. Kuras we always manage to skirt the precipice.

I am proud of the work I have done over the last 10 years of Bad at Sports and particularly proud of this show. While you don't get to listen to the raw tape, and A/B the subtle editing, the excising of the truly off topic, side conversation and HOLY SHIT loud chewing of chips and salsa, if I had to produce what I thought to be the example of my craft at it's best, it would be this episode.

Not to be so self involved here, the real heroes of the hour are the team of Duncan MacKenzie and Christian Kuras. I doubt anyone in our audience appreciates it truly, but I do, Duncan MacKenzie has, in many ways, done this project at the expense of his own practice. When I see a show like this, where the two of them have made an amazing book "Diagrams" (Green Lantern Press) and a great show in their exhibition Everything is Still Really Interesting, the sacrifice he has made is more than a little heartbreaking. Time is the biggest monster of all and I want a world where he can work with Christian full time and still produce the show. Regardless, time strain aside, the still bring it and put everything on the table, they are super human, they killed here. This is a great show and you should check it out. Sure, like many partners, like many siblings, Duncan and I have not always gotten along, sure there were a few years in there where we hardly communicated, but more often than not we worked together with a synergy and chemistry that I count myself lucky to have had with anyone in a creative endeavor, at the end of the day, at the end of my primary involvement the project Duncan MacKenzie is family, he is my brother, and I am proud of him.

Go see their show, go buy some art, buy the book and enjoy this episode, I did my best work here.

 

Richard Holland

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_494-MacKenzie-Kuras.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:43am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 493: Judy Blum Reddy

This week: THE AMANDA BROWDER SHOW (TM)(R)(C)(WTF) Amanda talks to Judy Blum Reddy!


Also Duncan MacKenzie, co-host/founder/dependant of this very program has an art show opening this Thursday at Sector 2337! 2337 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL. Contract kllers and bounty hunters this is a rare chance to get them both in one fell swoop and there is the added bonus of seeing some Kickass Mackenzie/Kuras art! Be there or be squa..a docuhebag who is dead to us! 7-9 PM.

 

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_493-Judy_Blum_Reddy.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:34am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 492: Tucker Nichols

This week: Brian and Patricia talk to Tucker Nichols

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_492-Tucker_Nichols.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 491-A Blade of Grass

This week: From Open Engagement 2014 we talk to Deborah Fisher Executive Director of A Blade of Grass.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_491-ABOG.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:59am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 490: Philip Vanderhyden

This week: We talk to Philip Vanderhyden about his work, particularly his recreation/revivial/refabrication/collaboration/whatever-you-want-to-call-it with the late, great Gretchen Bender and her 1988 work "People in Pain".

 

http://philipvanderhyden.com/

 

Also, Richard has an announcement. With his final words you'll find an ace that you can keep. 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_490-Philip_Vanderhyden.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:38am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 489: Chelsea Haines

This week: Duncan, Abigail Satinsky and Columbia College Chicago's own Amy Mooney talk the author and curator Chelsea Haines. They -do not- talk about hot dog stands as art constructs, much to Richard's amazement.

 

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_489-Chelsea_Haines.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:35am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 488: MFA roundtable at CAA

This week: Duncan (and eventually Richard when that jerk shows up) talks to Sharon Louden and Blane De St. Croix about the MFA and the profession of artist.

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_488-MFA_at_CAA.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:17am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 487: Rick Lowe

This week: SF checks in with artist and genius Rick Lowe!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_487-Rick_Lowe.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:46am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 486: Meg Duguid

This week: It's a holly jolly episode, Duncan and Richard are joined by guest interviewer Anna Kunz and talk to artist/film maker/giant of thought Meg Duguid!!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_486-Meg_Duguid.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:22am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 485: Jillian Mayer

This week: Artist and videographer Jillian Mayer!

Born in 1984 in Miami, the artist and filmmaker Jillian Mayer lives in South Florida. Her work has been shown at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City (2014); Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL (2014); Locust Projects, Miami (2013); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); Bass Museum of Art, Miami (2012); and World Class Boxing, Miami (2012). Her video Scenic Jogging was one of the 25 selections for the Guggenheim’s YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video and was exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain; and Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2010). Her videos have also been shown at the Rotterdam Film Festival (2014); Sundance Film Festival (2012, 2013); SXSW, Austin, TX (2012, 2013); and New York Film Festival (2013).

A recipient of the Sundance Institute New Frontier Story Lab Fellowship (2013); the Zentrum Paul Klee Fellowship, Berne, Switzerland (2013); the Cintas Foundation Fellowship, New York (2012); and the NEA Southern Constellation Fellowship at Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC, Mayer was included in the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine (2012). She was recently featured on the cover of ART PAPERS. Mayer is represented by David Castillo Gallery, Miami.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_485-Jillian_Mayer.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 484: The Knight Foundation

This week: Shame on us, we are still posting audio from Miami 2013! This week we talk to Tatiana Hernandez of the Knight Foundation.

Tatiana Hernandez joined Knight Foundation in 2011.

She leads the Knight Arts Challenge, Knight’s open contest for discovering the best arts ideas in Miami, Detroit, Philadelphia and St. Paul. Through her work, she manages a portfolio of over 350 grantees, totaling nearly $100 million in investments.

Hernandez serves on the boards of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures and Machine Project, an experimental artist space in Los Angeles. She was named a 2014 Marshall Memorial Fellow, a program of the German Marshall Fund.

Before coming to Knight Foundation, Hernandez worked on issues in public education, most recently as the development director at Green Dot Public Schools where she oversaw $15 million per year in funding and was responsible for over $2 million in new support. Prior to her work in education, she served as the deputy director of programs for Best Buddies International, a Miami-based nonprofit that builds one-to-one friendship opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.

Hernandez has written and spoken on the importance of new organizational models, equity in grantmaking and innovation in the arts.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_484-The_Knight_Foundation.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:43am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 483: Pauline Oliveros

This week: Brian and Patricia are joined by sound artist and Machine Project collaborator Chris Kallmyer to sit down with PAULINE OLIVEROS on the eve of her performance at the UC Berkeley Art Museum. Oliveros is a revered figure in contemporary American music. Her career spans fifty years of boundary dissolving music making. In the '50s she was part of a circle of iconoclastic composers, artists, poets gathered together in San Francisco. Recently awarded the John Cage award for 2012 from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, Oliveros is Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, and Darius Milhaud Artist-in-Residence at Mills College. Oliveros has been as interested in finding new sounds as in finding new uses for old ones --her primary instrument is the accordion, an unexpected visitor perhaps to musical cutting edge, but one which she approaches in much the same way that a Zen musician might approach the Japanese shakuhachi.  

 

Pauline Oliveros' life as a composer and performer is about opening her own and others' sensibilities to the universe and facets of sounds.  Since the 1960's she has influenced American music profoundly through her work with improvisation, meditation, electronic music, myth and ritual.  Pauline Oliveros is the founder of "Deep Listening,"  which comes from her childhood fascination with sounds and from her works in concert music with composition, improvisation and electro-acoustics.  Pauline Oliveros describes Deep Listening as a way of listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what you are doing.  Such intense listening includes the sounds of daily life, of nature, of one's own thoughts as well as musical sounds. Deep Listening is my life practice," she explains, simply.  Oliveros is founder of Deep Listening Institute, formerly Pauline Oliveros Foundation, now the Center For Deep Listening at Rensselaer.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_483-Pauline_Oliveros.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:27am EDT

As we sit back and ponder the upcomig Miami Basel, we share Dawn Kasper one of our favorite friends we made at last year's Pulse Miami where we were supported by Cannonball. The conversation ranges from death to chilldren to strip clubs. Enjoy. 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_482__Dawn_Kasper.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:20am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 481: Dr. Robert Cozzolino and Sarah Trigg

This week: Dr. Robert Cozzolino Senior Curator and Curator of Modern Art, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts talks the forthcoming UofC Press book on the History of art in Chicago and more! Next, Sarah Trigg talks about her book Studio Life: Rituals, Collections, Tools, and Observations on the Artistic Process.

In googling for pictures I stumbling across a website dedicated to obscure noise albums on which they have info on a record that turns out to be a bootleg album of music Bob and I did together in the mid 90s that some industrious Finnish lad was churning out copies of. You can download it.

They really did love us in Finland.

http://1000flights.blogspot.com/2014/09/institute-of-sonic-ponderance-seven.html

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_481-Cozzolino-Trigg.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:44am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 480: Amy Toscani and Walkerpalooza!

This week: What starts out as a converation with artist Amy Toscani evolves into a wandering conversation with lots of exciting folks from the Minneapolis art world!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_480-Walkerpalooza.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:55am EDT

Bad at Sports Epside 479: David Rathman and The studio visit w/David Linnewah

This week: From the BAS road trip to the Walker, we talk to David Rathman. Also a brief chat on the studio visit with artist and podcaster David Linnewah of Studio Break.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_479-David_Rathman.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:46am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 478: Caroline Woolard

This week: We talk to Caroline Woolard about bfamfaphd and more!!!

http://bfamfaphd.com/

 

http://badatsports.com/2014/who-pays-artists/

 

http://hyperallergic.com/156068/indicting-higher-education-in-the-arts-and-beyond/

 

http://hyperallergic.com/152614/a-survey-of-art-from-across-brooklyn/

Yes, we *do* like pina coladas...

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_478-Caroline_Woolard.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:42am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 477: Rirkrit Tiravanija

This week: We talk to artist Rirkrit Tiravanija

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_477-Rirkrit_Tiravanija.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:47am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 476: Sylvie Fortin

This week: Live from Miami (many months ago) Duncan, Patricia, and Brian talk to Syvlie Fortin.

From the press release when she joined:

The Biennale de Montréal is pleased to announce the appointment of Sylvie Fortin as Executive and Artistic Director of La Biennale de Montréal – BNL MTL, beginning Tuesday, September 3, 2013. 

Sylvie Fortin will be responsible for the vision, strategic development and positioning of La Biennale de Montréal and will oversee its future editions, beginning with BNL MTL 2014. Fortin brings proven leadership, rigorous artistic vision and a unique combination of management experience, international connections, and media and publishing expertise to the Biennale de Montréal. She will move to Montréal from Kingston, where she has been Curator of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University since last January. As Editor-in-Chief (2004–2007) and Executive Director/Editor (2007–2012) of ART PAPERS, she led the organization from a regional publication to a global thought leader. She was also Curator of the 5th Manif d’art in Quebec City (2010), Curator of Contemporary Art at the Ottawa Art Gallery (Ottawa, 1996–2001), Program Coordinator at LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE (Quebec City, 1991–1994) and a long-term collaborator with OBORO (Montreal, 1994–2001). Her critical essays and reviews have been published in numerous catalogues, anthologies and periodicals.

Last April, La Biennale de Montréal and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MACM) announced a strategic partnership to co-produce future editions of BNL MTL. This innovative alliance between the Biennale de Montréal and MACM, Canada’s foremost institution dedicated solely to contemporary art, signals a heightened level of civic commitment to BNL MTL. It also casts its future editions in a new light, providing a solid foundation for BNL MTL’s continued growth, increased relevance and far-reaching collaborations with arts organizations in Montréal and beyond. 

La Biennale de Montréal was founded in 1998. Its mission is to contribute to contemporary art discourse, to provide a platform for the exploration of innovative curatorial practices, to catalyze art production and to increase public awareness of contemporary art. It has thus far presented seven editions of its signature event, BNL MTL, which brings ambitious new projects by local, Canadian and international artists to Montréal residents and visitors.

Photo: P.Litherland.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_476-Sylvie_Fortin.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:28am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 475: Sweet Home Alabama

This week: Amanda Browder rocking like a hurricane! Amanda visits Alabama for her installation Magic Chromacity. Amanda talks to artists Lillis Taylor and Doug Barrett!

Here is info on some of the cool stuff AB is about these days:

Magic Chromacity -

Amanda Browder was commissioned by the Department of Art and Art History and The Alys Stephens Center at University of Alabama at Birmingham to create a large scale fabric installation on the two buildings. Lauren Garber Lake is the director of the Art and Art History Dept who helped bring Amanda.

She had numerous public sewing days and a ton of fabric was donated by the people of Birmingham to sew the over 10,000 square feet of fabric in the project.

Sewing Days - many people from the community and specifically the Bib & Tucker Sewing Co-op that is run by Lillis Taylor who is interviewed today on BAS.

Magic = Magic City (Birmingham nickname)
Chroma + City (color + city)

It was up on Aug 29th on the Abroms Engel Institute for the Visual Art building and The Alys Stephens Center. These buildings were across the street from each other.

Amanda has made a print for the project . It is made with the help of Doug Barrett, Associate prof of Graphic Design from UAB who is also interviewed.

http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/07/its_not_a_wrap_but_amanda_brow.html

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Montana Show!


http://missoulian.com/news/local/new-york-artist-s-fabric-rapunzel-flows-down-side-of/article_d3639c68-4b65-11e4-aeb6-8f2941090212.html

Montana Museum of Arts and Culture , called “End of the Infinite,” will run from Oct. 16 to Jan. 10, 2015
- amanda's mini-retrospective.

Show three building pieces, Rapunzel, Good Morning! and Future Phenomena. Plus an interior piece PRISM/LIVIN/ROOM that will be in the gallery til Jan.

Last week they showed Rapunzel in downtown Missoula on the Mercantile building during First Friday.

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Triumvirate!

at the Pelham Arts Center, Pelham NY

This will be an outdoor installation with fabric. The piece is a more energtic and vivacious piece compared to previous pieces. It works with the triangle forms and is also made from the donations at Pelham. This piece will be up Nov 14th.

More about Triumvirate!
November 14, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Triumvirate! is a multi-colored site-specific fabric installation that will hang on the facade of the Pelham Art Center, in Pelham NY. Using donated fabrics from Pelham and the surrounding areas, Triumvirate! will be a visual statement that buildings are not separate from the democratic life and spirit of the community.

The piece, referencing the three dimensional rectangular building, will be constructed from fabric donated by the residents of Pelham and assembled in public sewing day workshops. The immutable scale of the building is dramatized by the scale and independence of the triangles as well as the dimensional ambiguity of the fabric. The design creates a “shock of the new” with both color and form. As a collective we will rejoice in how something as small as a piece of discarded fabric can be rebuilt into an energetic architectural installation.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_475-Sweet_Home_Alabama.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:02am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 474: Voltesque

This week: From Volta, we talk to W.A.G.E., Joshua Dorfman, and Alexander Reben.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_474-Voltesque.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:06am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 473: Collector Roundup

This week: We talk to collectors, they collect things, art things, yup, they collect them. We talk to the them...about collecting...art. They are art collectors.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_473-Collector_Roundup.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:12am EDT

This week: We're down with OTT (yeah you know us), Sabina Ott to be exact. Chris- Duncan will post a real note here later. Make sure you have it prior to putting it on the site. Thanks!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_472-Sabina_Ott.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:14am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 471: di Rosa

This week: Brian and Patricia head up to wine country to imbibe—if you will—one of the most unique public collections of art in California. Sited on over 200 extraordinary acres of vineyard, gardens, and natural landscape in the Carneros region of the Napa Valley, di Rosa originated as the shared vision of Rene and Veronica di Rosa, prolific collectors whose personal passion for art and adventuresome spirits fueled their support of art and artists. Their home and the famed vineyards around Winery Lake became the focal point not only for their life and a noted gathering place for artists, but the development of the art collection that is now housed in three buildings, both contemporary and historic, as well as on the surrounding landscape.

Considered the most significant holding of Bay Area art in the world, di Rosa houses approximately 2,000 works of art by more than 800 artists. Our friends at Art Practical are the lucky recipients of a year-long writing residency at di Rosa, and Patricia shares some of the insights she’s gleaned in her weekly forays. In this episode’s conversation, she and Brian meander through the residence and main gallery with Amy Owen, Curator, and Meagan Doud, Curatorial Assistant, reflecting on the collection, its history, and the bucolic landscape surrounding them. The serenity of the setting was only disrupted by the potential for lingering aftershocks following the 6.1 earthquake that hit the area early Sunday morning, August 24. di Rosa was the closest cultural center to the epicenter in downtown Napa, and while the buildings were unscathed, about 10% of the work on view (3% of the collection) sustained some damage. Generous efforts are underway to support the repair and restoration of the collection; you can learn more here about how you can help out!

Images:

1. di Rosa's Gatehouse Gallery overlooking Winery Lake. Photo: Erhard Pfeiffer.

2. di Rosa's Sculpture Meadow. Photo: Steven Rothfeld.

3. di Rosa's Courtyard. Photo: Steven Rothfeld.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_471-Di_Rosa.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:28am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 470: Adler Guerrier

This week: Adler Guerrier recorded in Miami at Pulse.

Also, only 50 shows left people! We are auctioning off slots to the highest bidders. The MCA will be hosting our party for Episoder 520, admittedly we haven't actually asked them yet.

Adler Guerrier creates visual dialogue between a wunderkammer of materials and techniques. Guerrier improvises between form and function to nimbly subvert space and time in constructions of race, ethnicity, class, and culture. He calls upon the democratizing nature of collage and the authority of formal composition to designate to art history an axis of contemporary identity critique. Often chronicling the hybridity and juxtaposition in his immediate environs, Guerrier practices a contemporary flaneurie in an impending age of post-demography.

Adler Guerrier was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and lives and works in Miami, FL. Subsequent to studies at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida, Guerrier has exhibited at the Miami Art Museum, and The Whitney Biennial 2008. His works can be found in public collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY. His work has appeared in Art in America and The New York Times, among others.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_470-Adler_Guerrier.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:05am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 469-Jim DeRogatis

This week: We talk to Sound Opinions host, author, rock critic, and darn nice guy Jim DeRogatis. Metallica is ridiculed. Pitchfork too.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_469-Jim_DeRogatis.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:11am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 468: Eric Fleischauer

This week: We start off over lunch with Chris Sperandio. Next Chris joins Duncan to interview Eric Fleischauer.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_468-Eric_Fleischauer.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:30am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 467: Lauren Silberman and Kristen Schiele

This week: We talk to artists Lauren Silberman and Kristen Schiele! Duncan chews loudly on mic! Amanda tells Duncan he looks like a naked mole rat with a sweater! Richard is not fun at parties! All this and more!

One of my favorite shows in a good long while, classic BAS.

Lauren Silberman lives and works in New York City.  She received her MFA from the International Center of Photography-Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies and her BA in Art History from Barnard College. She is currently a faculty member at the International Center of Photography.  Lauren recently completed a residency with Camera Club of New York in 2012 and was an artist-in-residence in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program during the 2008-2009 year and was a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She has performed at Location One, Deitch Projects and 3rd Ward, as well as the several underground events and venues that have provided inspiration for her work. She has been featured in PDN’s photo annual as emerging talent and exhibited in New York and abroad.  Some of Lauren’s clients include The New Yorker, Fortune Magazine, Brooklyn Industries and her work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine.

For inquiries regarding commissions or to purchase work, please email Lauren @ laurendarling dot com.

Lauren’s TUMBLR

Follow her on Instagram @misslaurendarling.

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Kristen Schiele creates work in painting and sculpture. The works are inspired by stage sets, cinema, folklore, allegory, kitsch, and story telling that is theatrical and playful.


Currently, the work involves paintings of secret hide outs and bold, brightly patterned shadow boxes. Games, books, posters and graffiti cover the walls of Midwestern abandoned or new build-out subdivision-style constructions; the idyllic location of a kid's summertime.

"OOOT MMMMM" collaborative silkscreen artist book with poet Abraham Smith, printed by Kayrock Screenprinting is available online:
http://www.kayrock.org/books/index.html

Upcoming:

September 7, "Spirit Girls" Lu Magnus Gallery, NYC

September 26, "Escape from New York" with Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_467-Silberman_and_Schiele.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:01am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 466: Casey Ruble and Roza El-Hassan

This week: We talk to artists Casey Ruble and Roza El-Hassan!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_466-Ruble_and_El-Hassan.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:06am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 465: Nonsense with Jeff Stark

This week: Duncan, Richard and Amanda talk Nonsense with Jeff Stark!

What is Nonsense NYC?
Nonsense NYC is a discriminating resource for independent art, weird events, strange happenings, unique parties, and senseless culture in New York City.

What does that mean?
We send out an email every Friday about unique events occurring the following week.

What kind of stuff?
Street events, loft parties, puppet shows, bike rallys, costume balls, interactive art shows, movies in unusual places, parades, outlaw dancing, guerilla theater, burlesque and variety shows, loser open mikes, cirkuses, and absurdist pranks. Nonsense covers the stuff that has no name, or a name that you feel really awkward and self-conscious saying out loud, like "underground."

Sounds great, how do I sign up?
Click here.

Um, I'd rather not give you my email address. Can I just read it online?
No. The only place you can read Nonsense NYC is your inbox. We like the intimacy of email, thank you, and this Web stuff is too much work. We promise not to sell your email address or give it away. We're not going to spam you with useless information either.

OK, I've signed up, and I want to know more about Nonsense. Will you print my event?
We'd love to hear about all of your events. The important thing to remember is that Nonsense NYC happens because of you. That means we rely on you to let us know what events you're organizing and what events you're attending. Please keep us up to date and don't assume that we'll find out about it from someone else. Our job is to gather, edit, organize, and filter; your job is to make interesting things happen and let us know about them. Remember to include all the important information, like the address and stuff, and a brief description. When you put it all together, send it to jstark@nonsensenyc.com. Please send a text-only email; flash graphics, links to online fliers, and facebook announcements make our life more difficult. You can find a guide to better email communication here.

Also, Nonsense does not list events that cost more than $25 at the door, without door code, RSVPs, or special arrangement. We make some exceptions for obvious extra expenses, like boat rentals. To those of you promoting events: We're sorry. We know it's hard. We know it's risky. We know it's expensive. But nonsense has always skewed toward cheaper events; our readers expect it.

But one time I sent you something about my band/my movie/my party/my opening and you didn't print it. What gives? How do you decide what events will be on Nonsense NYC?
To start with, almost all the stuff we list is independent. Also, we like rock bands and experimental musicians and arty films and galleries and museums and big street festivals, but we can find information about all of those things in other places. We generally will not list them.

We use something called the rule of three. That means that we will generally list your event if there are three different things going on: DJs, bands, dancers, costumes, fire performance, theater, film, art, projections, fashion, an unusual space, or several other intangibles. Your event doesn't have to include all of these in order to be listed, and it certainly doesn't need all this at once. If you're in doubt, send it to us anyway -- we're decent editors.

The list is huge sometimes. Where do you find all this stuff? Do you write all of it yourself?
We don't really write so much as edit announcements from other people. The bulk of each weekly list is culled from other lists and Web calendars. We monitor a couple dozen of them. You can find a partial listing on the Links page.

So, do you go to all of the events that you list on Nonsense?
Not even. We can't afford it. We go out a couple of times a week, and we generally write a small editorial note if we have an opinion to share. You can find those comments in each post. They're all marked like this: NOTE.

How can I tell the good events from the bad ones? Will I have fun at all the events?
No, you won't always have fun. And please don't assume that merely listing this stuff is some sort of implicit endorsement. A lot of these events are strictly amateur hour. We love amateur hour. But the problem with some amateurs is that they're just amateurs. It's hard to distinguish the good stuff from the bad. Some of it, no doubt, will make you wish you'd sat on the couch eating microwave nachos. If you want a safe bet, go to the movies.

That said, if you start going to a lot of the events listed here you'll start to recognize some of the names of performers, promoters, venues, and so forth.

Let us know if you have a great time at an event. Hell, let us know if you feel like you got scammed out of $5. Send us a sentence or two about the events you've attended -- especially if you went to something that is ongoing -- and we'll run them in the future. You don't have to be a professional writer or do anything fancy. Just tell us what you would tell your friends over a late breakfast. Your fellow subscribers will appreciate it.

Why does the new Nonsense come out so late? Can't you get it out earlier?
No, we can't. It takes a long time to put this thing together. We have real jobs, and real lives. Both prohibit us from compiling the list earlier in the week. We try to run events for the following Thursday so you can have a heads up, but a lot of the people who do the kind of events that we list don't always have their shit together.

We print stuff that's happening on the day we post because sometime the show will happen a few more times throughout the weekend. Sometimes there will be a contact listed and you can use it to reach people and make sure that you don't miss their events in the future. If you check your email before you go out you'll still have time to make a snap decision.

What's with the "we?"
We don't know. We got used to writing like this several years ago and we kind of like it. It has a lot of antecedents, including the unsigned Talk of the Town section in the old New Yorker. We'd like to think that it alludes to that sort of liveliness and sparkling wit. You may disagree. We will cherish our delusions.

Conceptually, we thought that Nonsense NYC would be sort of a group effort, with its subscribers kicking down a lot of the weekly copy. It didn't really turn out that way, but we still like to hold on to the thought that Nonsense is put together by its community. In a way, it is: It would be a mighty boring list if there were no events to compile, and the people who make these events happen are the kind of people who receive it.

So who exactly is "we," and why are you doing this?
Nonsense NYC is compiled by Jeff Stark. Alita Edgar graciously puts together the Wishlist section. Jennifer Liepin edits the Help section. Juliana Driever is responsible for the Learning section. J. Sinopli is the person behind Spectre Priority. Neille Ilel did all the Web stuff.

Why are you doing this?
We believe that there is more to life in New York than getting drunk at slick new bars. We were frustrated when we moved here and couldn't find a reliable source of alternatives, even though we knew that there were creative people making cool shit happen. Almost more annoying was the fact that certain groups we knew about weren't always aware of one another.

Our solution was to start a weekly list. We did this in September 2000. Our goals are to help make New York a more interesting place to live, to encourage others to do the same, and to have more fun than just about anyone else. We're particularly drawn to participatory culture, amateurism, and urban folk art. To us, that means that things are more rewarding when you invest yourself in them, and that you are responsible for entertaining yourself and your friends.

We admire the handmade, the recycled. And we're generally suspicious of commercial entertainment. That doesn't mean we reflexively hate television or going to the movies. It's just that we genuinely believe that everyone has something to contribute, and that life is much richer when people stop treating each other like walking wallets.

Wow, this all sounds so lofty. Are these your ideas?
Not even. We're stealing ideas from a half dozen places and using the bits that suit us. In particular, we are indebted to Fluxus games, the Cacophony Society, the Suicide Club, the Situationists, American punk rock in the 1980s, the Do-It-Yourself ethic of the early 1990s, the Madagascar Institute, Dark Passage, and the yearly Burning Man festival in Nevada.

We do think that we are witnessing a special synthesis of these ideas in New York right now -- this very minute -- and that in a few years we will recognize it as a golden age.

OK. So how do you make money off of this?
That's not really the point. However Nonsense now accepts donations. The newsletter remains free, but there are real costs that we absorb in its creation. We would love for you to donate money to help offset webhosting, software, and computer expenses. The labor remains free.

We aren't asking for much; a yearly subscription would be a tremendous help. Please consider $5 for the year if you use the list to figure out what to do on a Saturday night, or if you just like to keep track of what's going on in New York.

Go ahead and donate $20 if you promote events that we list on Nonsense. You know it's worth it. And we would be grateful for more money if you really like what we do.

To be clear, these are donations: You are not paying for a service, but rather confirming that what we do is valuable and agreeing that independent artists should support other independent artists. If you've ever paid for a ticket to see your friend's band you know exactly what we mean.

But I want to complain about something. Who can I yell at?
You're getting this ostensibly for free; you're not allowed to complain. If you have to yell at someone, try a taxi driver: They're used to it.

I'm not getting the list. What's up?
We don't know. First, you should check your spam folder. Several of the major email providers sometimes think Nonsense is spam; first Yahoo and Hotmail, and eventually AOL and even Gmail blocked some newsletters. We use Dada Mail and Tiger Tech and are always trying to fix this problem.

If you don't find Nonsense in your spam folder there are a couple of things that you can do. You can approve messages from us or put us in your address book or on your whitelist. You can sign up with another email account. And if that doesn't work you can use your password to access our archives online.

This should be pretty obvious, but please do not flag our messages as spam for any reason. If you want to unsubscribe, please take a minute and follow the link at the bottom of every list or send us an email. Finally, it helps our case if you send an email to your provider to complain that Nonsense is being marked as spam or held.

I forgot what I was going to say, but I'll probably remember my question later.
email us anytime.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_465-Nonsense.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:25am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 464: Martin Jon Garcia and Ultra Violet

This week: Painter, filmmaker and producer Martin Jon Garcia get lightly abused by Dana and Richard and we talk about his show Our Cultural Center which can be viewed at www.ourculturalcenter.com (just saw MJG has had some health challenges of late and a heart felt BAS get well soon goes out to him!). Next Amanda Browder records the last interview with artist, Dali muse and Warhol Superstart Ultra Violet who left the mortal coil June 14th of 2014.

Nearly to the end of our 9th season, into the 10th. What interesting things await us for the 10th year of BAS?

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_464-Garcia_and_Ultra_Violet.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:44am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 463: Maya Hayuk

This week: From Volta 2014 we talk to painter and muralist Maya Hayuk.

Duncan's announcements:

http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2014/byor-bring-your-own-radio-and-tailgate

http://poorfarmexperiment.org/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_463-Maya_Hayuk.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:29am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 462:NSFW with Rebecca Goyette and Lou Reads

This week: We might as well hang it up after this one, I mean where do we go from here?

Rebecca Goyette:

Rebecca Goyette studied undergraduate at RISD and received her MFA from SVA in New York. She has shown widely at venues in NYC and elsewhere, including solos at Airplane Gallery, NYC, (Lobsta Porn Theater), Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, (4-Eva.), the NY Studio Gallery, NYC, (Delicious.) and Galerie X, Istanbul, Turkey (Union/Bulusma.). She has completed residencies at the DNA Summer Residency, Provincetown, MA, the Offshore Project sponsored by Omada Filopappou, in Karamyli, Greece, and Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, NY. Goyette lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Lou Reads:

Lou Reads. What is it? Well, basically its a reason for me to practice reading. Why? Because I have a dream of doing voice overs for a living. I realize that in the future, like everything else, a computer will do that job. But for now I’ll continue to entertain myself and hopefully you by reading the madness of the world wide web.

You’re probably saying, “Why read from the internet, Lou? Why not read something that makes sense? You should read a book or like a play.”

Seriously, you should shut up. I find the internet to be an amazing and almost bottomless pit of inspiration. In particular I find the Something Awful forums to be super awesome. Why? Because it features a huge user base of somewhat like minded jerks who are extremely active. The community just keeps churning out the goodness on a semi-daily basis. Goodness in the form of overly personal stories of woe or achievement, hilarious collections of images and so much more.

So, I plan to read mainly from the Something Awful forums for the most part. If anyone knows of a more active and equally verbose site I would love to check it out. My problem has been that most other forums I’ve been to have way to high a noise to signal ratio. For every earnest and interesting post there are 10 shit replies, flames and trolls.

I will read other things. Don’t you worry! And if you want to suggest something then drop me a line.

Thanks for listening!

Your friend for as long as you listen to my podcast,

King Lou Fernandez

It's a whole new world.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_462-NSFW.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:01am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 461: Rhodessa Jones

This week: Patricia realized who she wanted to be when she grows up when she sat down with the majestic Rhodessa Jones. They talk about the creation of The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, and we learn that the California Arts Council once funded aerobics classes for female inmates. The Medea Project seeks to use the transformative potential of art to stem the recidivism rate for women prisoners. It is dedicated to the power that storytelling—of speaking in the first person—possesses to replace shame with resilience and to bring compassion into extreme circumstances. No allusions to OITNB are made, but Vee wouldn’t stand a chance against Rhodessa.

 

Performer, teacher, director, Rhodessa Jones is Co-Artistic Director of San Francisco’s performance company Cultural Odyssey. Jones directsThe Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, an award-winning performance workshop committed to incarcerated women’s personal and social transformation, now in it’s 25th year. As recipient of the U.S. Artist Fellowship, Jones expanded her work in jails and educational institutions internationally. She conducts Medea Projects in South African prisons, working with incarcerated women and training local artists and correctional personnel to embed the Medea process inside these institutions. In 2012, she was named Arts Envoy by the U.S. Embassy in South Africa. Recent U.S. residencies include Brown University and Scripps College Humanities Institute. She also was the Spring 2014 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence at the University of Wisconsin. Mayor Ed Lee and the San Francisco Art Commission presented the 2013 Mayor's Art Award to Jones, for her "lifetime of artistic achievement and enduring commitment to the role of the arts in civic life. In addition, she is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the California College of the Arts, SF Bay Guardian’s Lifetime Achievement Award, SF Foundation’s Community Leadership Award, Non-Profit Arts Excellence Award by the SF Business Arts Council, and an Otto Rene Castillo Award for Political Theater.

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_461-Rhodessa_Jones.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:14am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 460-Dana causan problemas en México

This week: Dana B makes a run for the border. Dana B from What's the T? interviews jet-setting artists Leonor Antunes at ZONA MACO and Carson Fisk Vittori at Material Art Fair. In her final dispatch from Mexico City, Dana B. interviews Joel Dean and Jason Benson of Oakland's important projects on IP's booth at Material Art Fair, their duo show at Lodos Contemporáneo, fashion earring trends, blue masa tortillas and how we suggested she become a drug mule in order to pay her expenses on the trip versus sending in her receipts to the home office.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_460-Dana_causan_problemas_en_Mxico.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:58am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 459: Adam Parker Smith

This week: Adam Parker Smith, he's more hilariouser than you, shut up. Lots of inappropriate stuff discussed. Dirty jokes too.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_459-_Adam_Parker_Smith.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:56pm EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 458: Spring Broken

This week: To explain the show this week, I will use an internal BAS e-mail:

 

 

From: Richard Holland [mailto:richard@beyondpropertiesrealty.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2014 12:53 AM
To: 'Duncan MacKenzie'
Subject: This weeks "show"

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Dear Duncan,

 

In 458 weeks we have generated some good interviews, some bad interviews, some memorable, some forgettable, but this week is something new.

 

The audio you sent me, which I *think* was supposed to be an interview about the truly interesting End/Spring Break project with some combination of  the artists Domingo Castillo, Patti Hernandez and/or Kathryn Marks along with BAS reporters Dana B. Brian A, and Patricia M, joining you for the fun, is, if presented as an interview, not an interview. What I have is the equivilant of sticking a tape recorder behind the bar on "free demerol night" and letting it roll.. It is more sound art than interview and is admittedly in moments damn funny. Have you seen "Party Monster"?

 

This is all a lead up to saying, "I'm not fucking editing this mess, I'm running it raw", which is a rare moment of prophetic skill, I predicted would be my reaction when we talked about it while recording the intro.

 

I can't make heads or tails of it all despite serious effort, and there are some funny and interesting moments, though I have cursed your name at great length and had to run out for extra voodoo doll pins, I will admit the audio is in line with the spirit of the project.

 

I will direct all negligent infliction of emotional distress inquiries to you at home once they flood the mailbox.

 

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have; this hour of audio.

 

RH

 

PS: If problems result I suggest we go with "Strategem #27 'Blame Dana B'" I've drawn up the papers and hired the cleaning crew.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_458-Spring_Broken.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:41am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 457: Cristobal Riestra and  Michael Jon

This week: Dana B's (What's the T?) Mexcellent Adventure continues. She talks with Gallerists Cristobal Riestra (Galeria OMR) and Machael Jon (Michael Jon Gallery).

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_457-Dana_B_in_Mexico.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 456:Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon

This week: BAS west coast checks in from the YBCA for a chat with Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_456-Jacqueline_Kiyomi_Gordon.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 455: Prospect New Orleans with

This week: Live from our bed at Volta, the fine folks of Propsect New Orleans! We talk to Franklin Sirmans the Artistic Director of Prospect New Orleans(who moonlights as the Terri and Michael Smooke Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and the Executive Director of Prospect New Orleand Brooke Davis Anderson!

Plugs from our intro include:

Karen Azarnia, her installation work "Luminous" will be up at Terrain (http://terrainexhibitions.tumblr.com/)

May 4 – 28, 2014
Reception: Sunday, May 4, 4 – 7pm

Terrain Exhibitions
704 Highland Ave. 
Oak Park, Illinois


http://www.yesyoureinheaven.com/

Opening May 22, 2014 at Rush and Chestnut Streets (50 E. Chestnutt)

Curated by Jeffly Molina

aaannnnd...


Jennifer Reeder's new movie, help out, kickstarter!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/reeder/blood-below-the-skin


Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_455-Prospect_New_Orleans.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:51am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 454: Pulse-ishness with TM Sisters and Frank Webster

This week: Duncan and Brian in Miami! They talk to the TM Sisters and Frank Webster.

Frank Webster

http://fwebster.com/

TM Sisters

http://www.tmsisters.com/

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_454-Pulseishness.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:41am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 453: Art and Politics panel at CAA 2014

This week: CAA 2014 was the place and time, the event the BAS Art and Politics panel!! Daniel Tucker leads the charge with Duncan, Susy Bielak and Mary Patten along for the wild ride! Learn what the point of CAA is, finally!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_453-Art_and_Politics.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:59am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 452: Taylor McKimens

This week: Amanda talks to Taylor McKimens!!

Taylor McKimens was born in 1976 in Winterhaven, California and lives and works in New York. He studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. McKimens has exhibited extensively and notably at Deitch Projects, NY, Macro Museum, Rome, The Hole, NY. Most recent exhibitions include: Studio d'Arte Raffaeli, When Things Get Back to Normal, Galerie Zürcher, Paris (solo 2011), New York Minute at The Garage Center, Moscow, curated by Kathy Grayson (2011), Spaghetti and Beachballs, curated by Donald Baechler, Studio d'Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy (2011) and Facemaker at Royal T, Los Angeles (2011).

Taylor McKimens initiates us in the suburban desert of the contemporary American wild west, portrayed as an extended backyard calling to be explored. Drainage ditches, weather-worn palm trees, dusty trucks make up the playing field where young characters embark on brave endeavors in an almost Edward Hopper-esque solitude. McKimens is completely unperturbed by the messier side of things and in fact revels in the drips and oozes that are the traces of life. In one of the show's major works, Knee Deep, the bright, acidic-colored canvas shows a young, baseball-capped girl stymied in a ditch. McKimens creates a certain sense of no-time as if she has always been there and will always be there, contemplating her next move. Alternating between loose areas of color with atmospheric gesture and dense areas of confident line quality where even the slightest details, a fly on a shoe, a piece of trash in a puddle, are given equal stature on the canvas.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episide_452-Taylor_McKimens.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:06am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 451: Vince Dermody

This week: Giant of consciousness, living legend of mischief, artist, and all around great guy Vince Dermody, co-founder of Law Office.


April 23rd, 7:00pm, Apple Store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Come check us out!!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_451-Vince_Dermody.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:36am EDT

This week: Live from Volta 2014 Duncan, Amanda, and Richard talk to:

Saul Ostrow Founder and President
David Goodman Secretary and Director of Projects and Programs
Susan Bowman Treasurer and Director of Design and Communication

of Critical Practices!

 

MISSION

CPI, founded in 2010 and incorporated in 2012, was established to support the emergence and development of new practices within the field of cultural production. We believe that the producers of critical culture are a community whose needs for peer discourse and engagement are underserved by current institutional conventions. Operating outside of normative institutional and marketplace models, CPI uses the common objectives, goals, and concerns of a diverse community of producers as its point of departure for programming. Our intent is to create a dynamic network and platform for the diverse points of view necessary to shape and sustain critical, theoretical, and artistic practices.

 

HISTORY

CPI has an auspice genealogy.  Former artist (now Critic and Curator) Saul Ostrow has occupied the loft space at 162 West 21 Street since 1974. When he first moved to Chelsea, he shared this space with Rick Witter who worked for the gallery OK Harris, and the photographer Larry Topper.  In the 1970s during the winter months Sunday Salons were held at which participants would show films give slide presentations or talk on topics of interest, as well as drink tea and coffee, and  mingle.  Annually two Parties where held: one in the Fall, celebrating the beginning of the art season the other in late June marking its end. By the end of the 70s Topper, and Witter had moved out and the “Loft.” For a year or so, the artists Diane Mayo, Rex Lau, and John Wallace occupied it.  In 1979, Saul Ostrow moved back into the Loft and through the 80s had  a succession of roommates that included Jack Tilton, Donald Lipski, Muna Tseng, Eric Bass, Tseng Kwong Chi, and David Clarkson.  Between 2003 – 05 it served as the studio of the painter Shirley Kaneda.  In 2006, Ostrow moved back into the Loft. In 2011, a exhibition of works from the 1968-70 by the painter Don Dudley, was mounted for his 80th birthday party. With this event the 21ST.PROJECTS program was founded as a by-appointment-only project space.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_450-Critical_Practices.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:57am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 449: Susan Blackman

This week: Richard talks to Susan Blackman president of Art Advisory Ltd. about what it takes to be an art advisor, what they do and how they could sell your work!

 

http://www.artadvisoryltd.com/index.html

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_449-Susan_Blackman.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:16am EDT

This week: Neysa Page-Lieberman and Amy Mooney tell us about Risk! Dana B. of What's the T with Dana B kicks off her series from the Material Art Fair 2014 live from Mexico City!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_448-Risk-Material.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 447: Andrea Bowers

This week: This week, our resident feminist commentator Patricia Maloney sits down with one of her heroes, the Los Angeles–based artist Andrea Bowers to talk about her solo exhibition, Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane, on view through April 13, 2014 at the Pitzer College Art Galleries and Pomona College Museum of Art in Southern California. #sweetjane explores the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case and the social media–driven activism that brought the young men responsible to trial in two distinct ways. At Pitzer is a 70-foot long drawing of the text messages sent between the teenagers in the 48 hours following the assault on the young woman who is known in the media and throughout the trial as Jane Doe. At Pomona is a video installation comprised of appropriated media footage and billboard-size photographs of disguised Anonymous protestors at the trial. Taken together, the installations create an incredibly damning document, not only of the events and of the young men, who were depicted sympathetically by the media, but also of the significant tolerance in this country around sexual assault.Bowers’ activities in creating this work reflect the fluidity between art and activism that is a hallmark of her practice, as well as her belief that art can bear witness to the individual gestures and commitments that collectively enact significant social change.

 

 

 

An abridged text version of this conversation will be published by our friends at Art Practical  on March 27, 2014.

 

 

 

Andrea Bowers received her MFA at the California Institute of the Arts in 1992. Solo exhibitions include: Secession, Vienna, Austria; REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA; and the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Sammlung Goetz, Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Switzerland; Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany; Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst; Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.

 

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 446: Max Estenger and Mat Gleason

This week: Wanna know what Coagula firestarter Mat Gleason and formalist Max Estenger thought about the Whitney? They're happy to tell you. At least one painter Richard used to work with is likely to drop Mat from his Christmas card list. Mat doesn't mind.

Things go far off the rails, drinks are spilled, accusations are made, someone's mom's toilet paper consumption is discussed, punk rock is sung badly and, I shit you not,  we meet Marcel Duchamp's illegitimate son on mic during the interview and he looks EXACTLY like dad. Even Mat with his lifetime of navigating LA culture and subculture admits "this is some serious weirdness". Without question the most out-of-control interview we've ever done, and the most painstaking edit in 450 shows, it is a classic. You think this is unfocused and wacky, it started life clocking in over 2 hours. Bootlegs for sale in the lobby at the merch table.

Read Mat Gleason's review of the Whitney:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mat-gleason/insiders-are-not-outsider_b_4919996.html

See Max Estenger's show: www.johnmolloygallery.com

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Bad at Sports Episode 445: Katy Hamer Fair Roundup!(TM)

This week: Katy Hamer, who in addition to her superior intellect and charm ALSO has stamina. So she demonstrates that stamina in our bed... and by bed we mean our bed booth at VOLTA in NYC this past weekend during which she tells us all about the art fairs. What did you think we meant? What the hell is wrong with you, we don't roll like that. Well, okay there was that time at a certain campingy art residency but I was drunk and I didn't know it was a sheep. But Katy should have her good name sullied by associationw with us! She is a talented writer and critic, how dare you.

Read her wildly impressive blog:

http://eyes-towards-the-dove.com

 

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 444: Interdisciplinary panel at the BAS booth at CAA

This week live from the CAA conference 2014,  we welcome Adrienne Klein, Deborah Robinson, Paul Thomas, Paul Catanese, and Claire Pentecost to discuss what the heck the space of "interdisciplinary art" means, why it maters to all art made today, and how do we teach it?

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Bad at Sports Episode 443: Paper Monument

This week: CAA continues with our interview with Dushko Petrovich and Roger White, founders of Paper Monument on the wild and wooly world of foundations!


Paper Monument is a print journal of contemporary art published by n+1 and designed by Project Projects. Paper Monument relies on the support of our readers. We also receive financial support from the New York State Council on the Arts.

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Bad at Sports Episode 442: CAA with Michael Rakowitz, Jenna Frye, Jesse Malmed, Matthew Smith

This week: Duncan and Richard at CAA 2014! We talk to Michael Rakowitz in the first of what will eventually be a multiple interview series, this time we discuss his work The Breakup, currently on view at Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Next Richard's new hero Jenna Frye on Makerness, BAS pal, artist, curator Jesse Malmed on WACH, and art book genius Matthew Smith of http://arenotbooks.com/.

This show is an epic. E P I C. So we put our hands up like the CAA can’t hold us.

Who on Earth eats spearmint gummy. Yuck.

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Bad at Sports Episode 441: Sharon Louden

This week: Live from Miami, well it was broadcast live at the time, whatever, anyways, Sharon Louden!!

Sharon M. Louden graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University, School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Birmingham Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Louden's work is held in major public and private collections including the Neuberger Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Yale University Art Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.

Sharon Louden's work has also been written about in the New York Times, Art in America, Washington Post, Sculpture Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as other publications. She has received a grant from the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and has participated in residencies at Tamarind Institute, Urban Glass and Art Omi.

Louden's animations continue to be screened and featured in many film festivals and museums all over the world. Her animation, Carrier, premiered in the East Wing Auditorium of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC in March, 2011 in a historical program of abstract animation since 1927. Sharon also premiered a new animation titled, Community, at the National Gallery of Art in the program, "Cine Concert: Abstract Film and Animation Since 1970" on September 8, 2013.

Louden was commissioned by the Weisman Art Museum to make a site-specific work in dialogue with Frank Gehry's new additions to the museum. Entitled Merge, this solo exhibition consisted of over 350,000 units of aluminum extending over a 3,000 square foot space and was on view from October 2011 through May 2012. This piece was then reconfigured and permanently installed in Oak Hall at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT and completed in January, 2013.

Also in 2013, Louden received a New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Fellowship in the category of Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design.

Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition of new work including Community (the animation that premiered at the National Gallery of Art), as well a site-specific installation, painting, drawing and sculpture at Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York in October through November, 2013. Currently on view is  a solo exhibition of Louden's paintings and drawings at Beta Pictoris/Maus Contemporary Art in Birmingham, Alabama, which will run through February 16, 2014.

Sharon Louden has taught for more than 20 years since graduating from Yale in 1991. Her teaching experience includes studio and professional practice classes to students of all levels in colleges and universities throughout the United States. Colleges and universities at which she has lectured and taught include: Kansas City Art Institute, College of Saint Rose, Massachusetts College of Art, Vanderbilt University and Maryland Institute College of Art. Sharon currently teaches at the New York Academy of Art in New York City. Last summer, Sharon taught experimental drawing and collage in the School of Art at Chautuaqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York.

In addition to teaching at the New York Academy of Art, Sharon also conducts a popular Lecture Series where she interviews luminaries and exceptional individuals in the art world and from afar.

Louden is also the editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists published by Intellect Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press. The book is already on its fourth printing since the first run sold out before its official release on October 15th, and has been #1 on Amazon.com's Bestseller List of Business Art References. It was also on Hyperallergic's List of Top Art Books of 2013Recent press includes an interview in Hyperallergic blogazine, "How do Artists Live?"

A book tour started on November 2, 2013 which includes Sharon Louden and other contributors visiting cities across the United States and in Europe through 2015.  Highlights include an event in the Salon at the Art Basel Miami Beach Art Fair this past December, 2013 as well as a discussion and book event at the 92nd St Y in New York and a panel discussion at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC in January, 2014. For more information on the book tour, please click here

In addition, she continues to conduct Glowtown workshops in schools and not-for-profit organizations across the country. Louden is also active on boards and committees of various not-for-profit art organizations and volunteers her time to artists to further their careers.

Sharon is a full-time practicing, professional artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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Bad at Sports Episode 440: Pulse - Rachel Adams and Jennie K. Lamensdorf

This week: The first of our series of shows receorded at Pulse 2013. Duncan and Brian talk to Rachel Adams and Jennie K. Lamensdorf.

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Bad at Sports Episode 439: Hesse McGraw

This week: From OxBow, Duncan along with with Abigail Satinsky and Elizabeth Chodos sit down for a chat with Hese McGraw, Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Programs at San Francisco Art Institute.

Here is an outdated bio from his website:

Hesse McGraw is a curator, writer and artist working as curator at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska.

He was the founding director and curator of Paragraph, a contemporary art gallery operating under the non-profit Urban Culture Project in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. He is the former assistant director of Max Protetch gallery in New York, City and former senior editor of Review, a Kansas City-based visual culture magazine. He has served as a lecturer in the Interdisciplinary department of the Kansas City Art Institute and frequently serves as a guest lecturer, critic and juror for fine art and architecture schools and organizations throughout the US.

Alongside producing two dozens exhibits and projects over three years at Paragraph, he has curated exhibitions for FLEX Self Storage (Topeka, Kansas), The New Genres Festival (Tulsa), The Stray Show (Chicago), Guild and Greyshkul (NYC), -scopeMiami, RARE (NYC), Rocket gallery (London) and White Flag Projects (St. Louis).

He regularly contributes to publications including Art Papers, Dots & Quotes, Empty magazine, The Kansas City Star, RES, Review, Tank, Ten by Ten. He has written exhibition essays for artists including Ryoji Ikeda, Tobias Wong, Steve Mumford, Eric von Robertson and many others.

His artwork incorporates photography, video, sound and text into site-specific installations and published works. The work experientially engages cultural information systems to amplify loaded micro-histories with the intent to create new networks of meaning. The work aims to construct democratic viewing scenarios that offer viewers a bit of personal space within the context of the general world. His work has been shown in venues internationally and in a solo exhibition at RARE, NYC.

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Bad at Sports Episode 438: Skylar Fein

This week: Amanda talks to artist Skylar Fein!

 
Skylar Fein was born in Greenwich Village and raised in the Bronx. He has had many careers including teaching nonviolent resistance under the umbrella of the Quakers, working for a gay film festival in Seattle, stringing for The New York Times and as pre-med student at University of New Orleans where he moved one week before Hurricane Katrina hit.

In the wreckage of New Orleans, Fein found his new calling as an artist, experimenting with color and composition of the detritus of Katrina. His work soon became known for its pop sensibility as well as its hard-nosed politics. After a few starring roles in group shows, he had his first solo show in May 2008 at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans.

In the fall of 2008, his Prospect.1: Biennial installation, "Remember the Upstairs Lounge," shined a spotlight on an overlooked piece of New Orleans history: a fire that swept through a French Quarter bar in 1973, killing everyone inside. The worst fire in New Orleans history has never been solved. His installation walked visitors right through the swinging bar doors, and offered visual riffs on politics and sexuality circa 1973. The piece was praised in Artforum, Art In America, The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker, among others.

In late 2009, Fein had his first solo museum show, "Youth Manifesto," at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The exhibition was an ode to punk rock as a force for social and cultural upheaval. True to form, the opening reception was shut down by police responding to the look of the unlikely art-going crowd.

In March 2010, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery presented Fein's solo installation, “Skylar Fein: Rise of the Youth Front" at VOLTA Art Fair in New York during Armory Week. This installation drew thousands of people and delved into revolutionary politics past and present, a continuing theme in Fein's work.In May 2010,Fein was invited by the New York curatorial project No Longer Empty to recreate his "Remember the Upstairs Lounge" installation in a vacant Chelsea space.The exhibition, once again, drew thousands of visitors and sparked renewed interest in this piece of history. In September 2011, Fein exhibited over eighty new works in his solo exhibition Junk Shot at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans. This exhibition embodied this artist’s turn towards formalism and art historical reference while maintaining Fein’s iconic sensibilities and aesthetic.

Skylar Fein was the recipient of a 2009 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award and his work is in several prominent collections including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, The Louisiana State Museum, The Birmingham Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art and collectors Beth Rudin DeWoody, Lance Armstrong, and Lawrence Benenson.
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Bad at Sports Episode 437: Solveig Ovstebo

This week: From our residency at Expo Chicago 2013 we talk to the new (as of June 2013) Director of the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Solveig Ovstebo.

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Bad at Sports Episode 436: William Powhida and Charlie James

This week: Live on stage without a net from Art Expo Chicago 2013 (aka EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art) Duncan and Richard talk to Galleries Charlie James (Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles) and artist William Powhida!

 

William Powhida (b. 1976, New York) is an artist and critic living and working in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For several years Powhida worked as an art critic for the Brooklyn Rail while developing his own artistic practice. Powhida’s work, reflecting his critical background, displays a concentrated fascination with the politics of access and the powers that control the assignment of value in the artworld. All roles are fair game, from nouveau-hot artists and the market-setting collectors that buy them, to the branded dealers that sell the work and the critics paid to provide intellectual justification for the pricepoints.

To soften what might appear a direct editorial voice, Powhida projects his commentary through the lens of an alter-ego, one with whom he shares a name (William Powhida). This alter-ego closely resembles any number of freshly minted artworld ‘geniuses,’ though Powhida’s character happens to exhibit all of the worst traits imaginable in any coddled enfant-terrible art star. The fictional Powhida is petulant, narcissistic, and debauched. He has enormous feelings of entitlement, and a perspective so firmly rooted in solipsism that it seems an impossible exaggeration. This art star on the verge of self-immolation documents his misery and rage against the manifold injustices of the art world through a series of To Do Lists, Enemies Lists, and monomaniacal screeds that take on the look of disturbed 3am rants. However, not all of this work exists in the first person. In addition to the alter-ego’s jeremiads, Powhida adds the sycophantic voice of the press ¬ a vital part of the star-making process. Ostensibly a frequent subject of Man About Town profiles in fashion magazines and newspapers, the alter-ego’s more offensive conduct and outsized claims are documented in this way.

Which brings us to the startling visual power of Powhida’s work. All of the content above, from the character’s first-person attacks to press profiles by the New York Post, the LA Weekly, and 944 Magazine (examples) are all rendered in beautiful trompe l’oeil compositions that use various combinations of graphite, gouache, and colored pencil on either panel or paper. It is in fact the visual presentation of Powhida’s arguments, coupled with their humor, that makes Powhida’s sometimes scathing commentaries so much fun to digest.

William Powhida earned his BFA from Syracuse University, and took his MFA from Hunter College. He is represented by Platform Gallery in Seattle, and Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles.

Established in Los Angeles in 2008, Charlie James Gallery represents work by emerging and mid-career artists.

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Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Bad at Sports Episode 435: Christian Jankowski

This week: Patricia talks to artist Christian Jankowski. Chaos ensues. Chewing too.

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Bad at Sports Episode 434: 2013 Holiday Special

This Week: Do Duncan and Richard take a week off, kick back, drink that eggnog Duncan makes with lighter fluid??? NO, no they do not. They undertake to make a holiday special so labor intensive, so wacky, so stupid it is hard to beleive. Yes, it is here.


AND, if you survive the dramatic reading, you will be rewarded by some rare and amazing Christmas Classics, about Daleks, sex, and stuff like that.

HO HO HO.

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Bad at Sports Episode 433: Expo Chicago - Sanford Biggers, Elysia Borowy-Reeder and José Lerma

This week: Duncan and Richard at Expo Chicago 2013 talking to Sanford Biggers, Elysia Borowy-Reeder and José Lerma.

From Expo's info:

Sanford Biggers, Elysia Borowy-Reeder and José Lerma in conversation with Richard Holland and Duncan MacKenzie
For another rousing Bad at Sports discussion, hosts Richard Holland and Duncan MacKenzie will field interviews and commentary from Artist Sanford Biggers (SAIC MFA 1999, moniquemeloche, David Castillo Gallery, MASSIMO DE CARLO), Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit Elysia Borowy-Reeder and Artist José Lerma (SAIC Painting and Drawing), most recently featured in a solo exhibition for “Chicago Works” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

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Bad at Sports Episode 432: Sonnenzimmer and Sarah Weber

This week: First up, Sonnenzimmer!Duncan talks to Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi about the poster scene, the business of art and design and more!


Next Dana Bassett talks to artist Sarah Weber.

Sonnenzimmer is the Chicago-based studio of Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi. Merging backgrounds in typography, printmaking, graphic design and fine art, we create hand-crafted posters, books, and music packaging for a wide array of clients. Most of our projects are screen printed in-house. We are always up for the challenge of creating unique visuals for projects. If you are interested in working with us, don’t hesitate to contact us. To read about our process, check our FAQ page.

We’ve had somewhat of an elastic existence in our 7 year history. Beginning as a shared painting studio, equipped with industrial screen printing equipment, the venture quickly morphed into a design and print studio specializing in hand-crafted prints and design for some of the city’s most recognized cultural institutions. As image making is becoming more and more present in commerce and enjoying a true revival in print making and painting, we hope our mixture of fine and applied art will be looked at as complimentary assets. That people understand they are not mutually exclusive. We are interested in idiosyncratic imagery. This is explored through many lenses of an ongoing practice – may it be of collaborative, experimental, or commercial nature.

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Bad at Sports Episode 431: Takeshi Murata and Robert Beatty

This week: San Francisco checks in with a great interview. Bad at Sports contributors Brian Andrews and Patricia Maloney sat down with artist Takeshi Murata and sound designer Robert Beatty on November 9, 2013, at Ratio 3, in San Francisco, to discuss Murata’s most recent digitally animated video, OM Rider (2013). OM Rider follows two animated creatures: a wizened old man that Andrews describes as “half the Curious George Man in the Yellow Suit, half like the butler from Rocky Horror Picture Show,” and a hipster wolf, which rides a moped through a barren landscape and performs other aimless tasks. The video begins with the creature playing a synthesizer that gives the video its title. Om Rider contains Murata’s characteristic absurd humor and aesthetic, which mixes highly attuned lighting and composition with more retro modeling and minimalist, almost antiseptic spaces.

Takeshi Murata was born in 1974 in Chicago. In 1997, he graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied film, video, and animation. He currently lives and works in Saugerties, New York. Murata has exhibited at the New Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy; Sikemma Jenkins & Co., New York; Gladstone Gallery, New York; and Salon 94, New York. Murata’s work is featured in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens; and The Smithsonian Museum of American Art.

FYI, AP will post an excerpted text version of this interview on Dec. 3, and the link for that conversation should be:

http://www.artpractical.com/column/interview-with-takeshi-murata/

And here is a related review Brian wrote for his previous show: http://www.artpractical.com/review/get_your_ass_to_mars_andrews/

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This week!

EXPO Panel!

"Who owns the internet?"

Josh Baer - Baer Fax

Forrest Nash - Contemporary Art Daily

Paddy Johnson - Art F City

Richard Holland and Duncan MacKenzie - Bad at Sports

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Bad at Sports Episode 429: Michael Velliquette and Oliver Warden

This week: The Amanda Browder show rolls in to town! Amanda talks to Michael Velliquette and Oliver Warden

Michael Velliquette has a show up at DCKT Contemporary!

MICHAEL VELLIQUETTE (b. 1971) is a mixed media artist known for his densely detailed and dimensionally complex paper sculptures, installations, and drawings.He has recently had solo shows at DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY; Disjecta, Portland, OR; Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY; and Rhodes College, Memphis, TN. His museum exhibitions include Slash: Paper Under the Knife at the Museum of Art and Design, New York; Art on Paper at the Weatherspoon Art Museum; and Psychedelic at the San Antonio Museum of Art.His work is in the collections of the Museum of Wisconsin Art; the Racine Art Museum; the Progressive Corporation; Western Bridge, Seattle; The John Michael Kohler Art Center; The Linda Pace Foundation; The State of Wisconsin; Boston Children’s Hospital and the San Antonio Museum of Art. A catalog chronicling his work from the past 10 years titled "Michael Velliquette: Lairs of the Unconscious" was released in 2011 through Devibooks Publishers. 

Michael Velliquette is a Faculty Associate in the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and organizes the independently run project space Lovey Town.

 

Then a conversation with Oliver Warden about his project Globall!

What is GLOBALL?

GLOBALL is a new take on a social network created as a work of art by artist Oliver Warden.

"Basically, I want to pass seven wooden balls, one for each letter in GLOBALL, hand to hand, person to person, around the world.

On each of these wooden balls will be the instructions of what to do with it in multiple languages (three different ones for each ball) and in pictograms. When you receive a GLOBALL:

1. Take a picture of yourself with it and send the picture, your first name, your location and the time to our website www.wheresgloball.com.

2. Once on the website you can fill out a profile. There you can share your experience, connect with other GLOBALLers and follow your ball on its journey.

3. You’ll then be asked to pass the GLOBALL to a VERY GOOD FRIEND and explain the instructions.

Hopefully as each ball travels, everyone will think about words such as 'share' and 'friend' and 'follow'. With a little luck, each GLOBALL will go on a voyage of friendship and connectivity around the world."

Oliver

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 428: Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette

This week: Scandal! Economics! Wendy's ads from the 80's!! We talk to Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette about It's the Political Economy, Stupid.

The economic crisis that we face today has also become a major crisis for representative democracy. The very idea of the modern nation state is in jeopardy as the deterritorialized flow of finance capital melts down all that was once solid into raw material for market speculation. It is the social order itself, and the very notion of governance with its archaic promise of security and happiness that has become another kind of modern ruin.

It’s the Political Economy, Stupid brings together an international group of artists who focus on the current crisis in a sustained and critical manner. Rather than acquiesce to the current calamity, this exhibition asks if it is not time to push back against the disciplinary dictates of the capitalist logic and, by use of artistic means, launch a rescue of the very notion of the social itself.

The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is pleased to present this new group exhibition which was curated by the Austrian-American team of Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette. The show derives its title from the slogan which in the early 1990s came to define then presidential candidate Bill Clinton’s campaign, “It’s the economy, stupid”.


PRESS QUOTES:

"In the wake of the capitalist crisis, very few cultural institutions have dared to address the horrors of greed that plague us in such a direct and haunting way as the Austrian Cultural Forum." - Alexander Cavaluzzo, Hyperallergic.com, Feb. 13, 2012

"Curated by Gregory Sholette and Oliver Ressler, this is a good old political exhibition, full of sarcasm, hope, protest, and information." - William Corwin, Saatchi Online Magazine, Feb. 21, 2012

A "confrontational, intellectual, and occasionally amusing group show, which squarely aligns itself with the Occupy movement." - Robert Shuster, The Village Voice, Feb. 8, 2012

"Curated by Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette, this is a smart exhibition that I suspect will be preaching to the converted, but in style.  [...]  This is the gallery version of Occupy Wall Street." - Andrea Kirsh, Feb. 14, 2012, theartblog.org

"Visible from the sidewalk on a block that the Austrian Cultural Forum shares with Cartier, Ferragamo and Tourneau, the work [by Dread Scott] affirms a disheartening truth about the cultural mindset this well-curated exhibition aims to critique: many would prefer to see their money burn than have it distributed equitably." -David Markus, Art in America, Mar. 28, 2012

"Ressler’s and Sholette’s show does indeed achieve its objectives, occupying the Austrian Cultural Forum through a diverse range of artworks stemming from the 2008 crisis of finance capitalism. It does so principally by drawing together a selection of works which both educate and entertain, offering invaluable information and welcome critical reflection." - Thom Donovan, Art:21 Blog, Apr. 16, 2012

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 427: Jen Delos Reyes

This week: Duncan, Richard, and Jason Dunda talk to a cast of thousands led by Jen Delos Reyes!


Jen Delos Reyes is an artist originally from Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Her research interests include the history of socially engaged art, group work, band dynamics, folk music, and artists’ social roles. She has exhibited works across North America and Europe, and has contributed writing to various catalogues and institutional publications. She has received numerous grants and awards including a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant. Jen is the founder and director of Open Engagement, a conference on socially engaged art practice and herself speaks widely on Art and Social Practice at conferences and institutions around the world. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Portland State University where she teaches in the Art and Social Practice MFA program.

photo credit: Motoya Nakamura

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Bad at Sports Episode 426: Monique Jenkinson

This week: This week Brian and Matt Sussman talk with Monique Jenkinson, whose
work draws from dance, theater, performance art and drag. Hot topics
include: staging a guerilla fashion show in a museum, the subversive
power of Disney princesses and how performers are like archives. Plus,
more divas than the Daytime Emmys!


Don't forget the apexart "Unsolicited Proposal" deadline looms large, go go now!! http://www.apexart.org/unsolicited.php

We'll miss you Lou.

Matt says "The photo should be credited to Arturo Cosenza".

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Bad at Sports Epsiode 425: The Return of James Elkins!

This week: James Elkins returns to Bad at Sports.

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Bad at Sports Episode 424: Sarah Conaway

This week: Duncan live from LA! This week he talks with artist Sarah Conaway.

Sarah Conaway (b. 1972 York, Pennsylvania) makes seemingly straightforward photographs that invite us to think magically, imbuing mundane objects with mystery and potential. Her recent photographs—printed in a range of sizes and primarily in black and white, with an occasional work in vibrant color—capture a series of actions set up by the artist in her the studio. Beyond the objects or materials that they portray, they express a residue, aura, or presence that we sense but do not necessarily see depicted. Although the act of photographing her sculptural constructions and still lifes—at times as ordinary as a crumpled strip of canvas or a piece of string—reduces the subjects’ dimensionality, it focuses our attention on texture, light, and shadow—and the sheer pleasure of looking. Conaway’s techniques are deceptively simple: her touch is light, the scale of the forms uncertain, the color and contrast stark. These arrangements of simple materials and common objects reveal their potential as architecture, figure, landscape, fantasy, or apparition while maintaining a tenuous state of balance and compositional harmony.

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Bad at Sports Episode 423: Mat Gleason

This week: People are called Ninny! Art school is shit-talked! TMZ! Lawsuits! Hot chicks! Artists traded like sports players. Art world badass, gallerist, curator, writer, swell mofo Mat Gleason!

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Bad at Sports Episode 422: The Institute for Figuring

This week: Duncan and Brian drop in to LA's ChinaTown and visit the Institute for Figuring!

The mission of the Institute For Figuring is to contribute to the public understanding of scientific and mathematical themes through innovative programming that includes exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and participatory, community based projects. The IFF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Located in the Chinatown district of Los Angeles, the IFF’s venue functions both as an exhibition space and as a “play tank” for developing new methods of creative engagement with topics ranging from geometry and topology, to physics, computation, and biological form.

Founded in 2003, the IFF has developed exhibits and programs for museums, galleries, colleges, and community groups around the world. We have worked with: the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), The Hayward (London), the Science Gallery (Dublin), the New Children’s Museum (San Diego), Art Center College of Design (Pasadena), the Museum of Jurassic Technology (Los Angeles), and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

The Institute’s Crochet Coral Reef is now one of the largest science + art projects in the world.

At the core of the IFF’s work is the concept of material play. We believe that ideas usually presented in abstract terms can often be embodied in physical activities that engage audiences via kindergarten-like practices. Through activities such as cutting and folding paper, we affirm that the hands and eyes can serve as guides to developing the human mind. By inviting our audience to literally play with ideas, the IFF offers a new, hands-on approach to public science education that is at once intellectually rigorous, pedagogically rich, and aesthetically aware.

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Bad at Sports Episode 421: Spencer Finch

This week: Duncan and Richard talk to Spencer Finch about his current exhibition "Study for Disappearance" at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

What is the color of the threshold - of that liminal space before day plunges into night? Spencer Finch attempts to answer this question through his most recent body of work created specifically for Study for Disappearance, his fourth solo exhibition at Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Each watercolor diptych in this new series individually renders violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red as they appear on objects in his Brooklyn studio. On one side of each diptych, Finch has labeled the swatches of varying hues of a single color according to the object that bears them: “candle,” “brick sample (Baltimore),” and “bull-fighting poster” to name a few. This study is paired with that of the identical collection of objects observed as the colors shift to grayscale with the dimming daylight. Slowing down the viewer’s process of seeing, Finch guides us through the nuances of the fading light and the stages of visual perception. Accompanying the watercolor diptychs is a new light box piece, Color Test 600, comprised of various multicolored squares layered together to create an abstract study of darkness.

The ephemeral light of dusk is a seductive territory for Finch and such fleeting scenarios fuel his artistic process. Artworks such as the light installations West (Sunset in My Motel Room, Monument Valley, January 26, 2007, 5:36 – 6:06 PM) and Dusk (Hudson River Valley, October 30, 2005) have transported the light quality of a specific place during that transitory magic hour to the setting of art galleries and museums worldwide. Once again, for Study for Disappearance, Finch has succeeded in blending scientific method with a poetic sensibility to both record the light and color of the physical world and simultaneously explore the intangible and ethereal essence of a place. This time, Finch generously offers an intimate look at the enchanted and often confidential space of the artist’s studio.

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Bad at Sports Episode 420: Edition/ Art X Detroit

This week: after some needless refernce to THC containing plants (look up 420 if confused) we get down to business. First we check in with Edition the new fair coming to town.

This week Amanda Browder travels to Detroit MI to interview Christina Roos and Thomas Bell about their newly formed residency Spread Art. We talk about the art scene in Detroit, their residency and what it was like moving from New York to Detroit.

About

Spread Art is an artist run creative Incubator designed to foster new works and collaborations by artists from around the world.www.spreadart.org
Mission
Spread Art is an artist-run creative incubator designed to foster new works through collaborations with artists, curators, and organizations from around the world. Spread Art supports emerging artists through group and solo exhibitions, music events, and performance showcases, and also facilitates opportunities for youth and adults to explore their creativity and increase self-awareness through art. Spread Art supports the creation and evolution of art festivals and cultural collaborations locally, nationally, and internationally.
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Bad at Sports Episode 419: Adriana Salazar

This week: BAS on the west coast! We talk to Adriana Salazar and John Spiak, director and chief curator of the Grand Central Art Center, which has an exhibition of Adriana's work up currently. Also, we talk to Sabina Ott about The Terrain Exhibitions Biennial which is this coming weekend!


Plan your life around seeing us at EXPO!!! You know you want to.

ADRIANA SALAZAR: NOTHING ELSE LEFT
2013 California-Pacific Triennial Partnership with Orange County Museum of Art
July 6 through September 22, 2013

Is there an end to our existence? Can we be separated from our bodies and be transformed into something else? Adriana Salazar's work has continued to revolve around these questions in different ways. This is why the realm of mortuary customs appeals to her: it presents numerous ways to approach the ultimate unknown.

Her past series of works have attempted to bring inanimate objects to life; crystalize human actions into mechanical devices; worked to blur the line that separates the natural and the artificial. Death has been an ever-present part of her work, understood in a broader sense, in her own words, "I want to address death as a dare to the certainties of knowledge, and as a challenge to deeply rooted traditions. Thus, my work has taken its course transforming mechanical actions, obsolete objects, fading plants and passing life into installations and objects that could become questioning situations themselves."

For this current series, created during a two-month residency at Grand Central Art Center, the artist desired to go deeper into that moment of transition between life and death, finding out as much as she could about what happens with our bodies, with our consciousness and with everything we build around the death of others. In her words, "I found, amongst other things, that there is an aesthetics of transition, that there are rituals trying to maintain life after death, and laws which govern our bodies, even when we are not fully present. I also found out that there are transitional techniques and an intricate industry around them."

Some of these techniques of transition have the purpose of dematerializing the body - its physical presence, associated to life and its impermanence - replacing it with a different kind of immaterial presence. In the crematory, a compartment ignites at a very high temperature until the body is almost entirely dissolved. In order to secure the transparency of this transition, all particles of bone are carefully separated from any other solid object that might exist in our remains. These foreign bodies - implants, replacements, metal bodily parts, and every sign of our artificial self - must be removed. All that is left are bones, which are then reduced to the size of grains of sand. These remains are kept in homes, spread at symbolic locations, interned at traditional burials site, or used in other creative manners. The artificial parts, on the other hand, are usually recycled for their metals or tossed away.

Salazar has decided to rescue as many cremated artificial body parts possible. These parts remain as solid as they were inside their bodies and are nevertheless considered residue. She found their value in this very ambiguity. They embody the question of the status of our own existence on a physical level: their materiality creates confusion between those objects as parts of a physical body and our own body, thus opening the gap between our certainties and uncertainties, beyond the matter of human death itself.

The simple presence of these objects puts the status of life into question, allowing us to see, on one hand, the death of usage and value as something applicable to our own bodies. They allow us to see, on the other hand, the possibility of our existence as purely impermanent, earthly and physical. They allow us to see our possible becoming.

Terrain Exhibitions Biennial
September 15 - October 19, 2013
Opening Block Party: September 15, 1 -10 PM

Utilizing multiple homes on the 700 Highland Avenue block, nine artists have created site-specific interventions for this month long event.

Exhibiting Artists:
Alberto Aguilar
Stephanie Barber
Tom Burtonwood
Robert Gero
Gunnatowski
Ames Hawkins
Alexandra Noe
Megan Taylor Noe
Judy Rushin

Opening Block Party:
Terrain artist Claire Ashley will produce an event featuring her inflatable sculptures. Ellen Butler, neighbor, will exhibit her paintings and Elizabeth Rexford’s The Harmonia Quartet will play on the Longfellow Elementary school steps. A reading from Ames Hawkins' Paper Violets will be performed in addition to Paul Hertz conducting the interactive “Ignotus the Mage” at intervals throughout the afternoon. There will be a plethora of activities and constructive projects for the whole family, such as bookbinding, fluxkit exchanges, Exquisite Corpse drawing games, and a chance for all to participate in creating a surrealist poem imagined by Stephanie Barber. The Taco Bernardo Food Truck will be in Oak Park serving dinner from 5:30 – 8:00PM, an assortment of treats will be provided by neighbors and all are welcome to add to the potluck! The day’s activities will be accompanied by the DJ styles of Rae Chardonnay then followed by neighbor Ryan Todd's band Officer Friendly. Terrain artist and Director of Aspect Ratio Gallery, Jefferson Godard, will wrap up the event with a curated video program that will be shown from dusk until 10PM.

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Bad at Sports Episode 418: Amy Spiers-Open Engagement 2013

This week: The second installment in our Open Engagement 2013 series! Caroline Picard talks to Amy Spiers.

Amy Spiers is a Melbourne-based artist and writer interested in socially engaged and participatory art. She employs a cross-disciplinary approach that includes photography, video, installation, text and performance for both site-specific and gallery contexts. Amy completed a Master of Fine Art at the Victorian College of Art in 2011. During her studies she explored strategies for inviting viewer participation in her art.

Amy has presented numerous art projects in festivals and galleries across Australia, including Melbourne Fringe, Next Wave, Tiny Stadiums, This Is Not Art, Performance Space, Platform, Inflight ARI and SASA Gallery.

For more information about Amy’s work go to: amyspiers.tumblr.com

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Bad at Sports Episode 417: Claire Doherty

This week: Part one of the Open Engagement conference 2013 series. Caroline Picard talks to Caire Doherty!

Claire Doherty is Director of Situations. Claire initiated Situations in 2003 following a ten-year period investigating new curatorial models beyond conventional exhibition-making at a range of art institutions including Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Spike Island, Bristol and FACT (Foundation of Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool. Claire has worked with a diversity of artists including Lara Almarcegui, Uta Barth, Brian Catling, Phil Collins, Nathan Coley, Lara Favaretto, Ellen Gallagher, Joseph Grigely, Jeppe Hein, Susan Hiller, Mariele Neudecker, Cornelia Parker, Roman Ondak, Joao Penalva and Ivan and Heather Morison. She has advised a range of organisations as curatorial consultant including Tate, Site Gallery Sheffield and is author of the public art strategies for the University of Bristol and Bjorvika, Oslo Harbour.


In 2009, Claire was awarded a prestigious Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Award as an outstanding cultural entrepreneur. Claire directed One Day Sculpture in 2008-9 with David Cross, a year-long collaborative series of 20 commissioned, 24-hour public artworks across New Zealand. In 2010, she was Co-Curatorial Director of Wonders of Weston for Weston-super-Mare.


Doherty lectures and publishes internationally. She is editor of Contemporary Art: From Studio to Situation (Black Dog Publishing, 2004); Documents of Contemporary Art: Situation (Whitechapel/MIT Press, 2009) and co-editor with David Cross of One Day Sculpture (Kerber, 2009), with Paul O’Neill, Locating the Producers: Durational Approaches to Public Art (Valiz, 2011) and with Gerrie van Noord, Heather and Ivan Morison: Falling into Place (Book Works, 2009). She was also an external advisory member of the Olympic Park Public Realm Advisory Committee and a Fellow of the RSA.

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Bad at Sports Episode 416: Artist as Arbiter

This week: 8 years!!! We wrap up season 8 with the Artist as Arbiter panel from CAA 2013.

Moderators: Duncan Mackenzie, Columbia College, Chicago/Director, Bad At Sports AND Shannon R. Stratton, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago/Director, threewalls

Panelists:

Anthea Black 

With our powers combined: queer collaboration, distribution, intervention, gentrification

Independent artist, curator and critic

Laurie Beth Clark & Michael Peterson 

Where’s the art? Hosting/Framing Creativity

University of Wisconsin & University of Wisconsin-Madison

E. G. Crichton 

Migrating Archives: how I became a matchmaker and archive activist

University of California Santa Cruz/The GLBT Historical Society

Reni Gower 

Parallel Practice: The Artist as Curator

Professor, Painting and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University

Philip Von Zweck

On Nested Authorship

Columbia College, Chicago

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 415: Field Projects and Chicago Comic Con

This week:Amanda Browder (of the Amanda Browder show) chats with artists and curators Keri Oldham and Jacob Rhodes, founders of the artist run space Field Projects located in Chelsea, NYC. Listen to our conversation about artists as curators, the current gallery system and the ways these two have worked to make Field Projects a space for innovation and a more open dialog between artist and gallery.

Next, Max and Hank do the shortest interview in the history of the show at Chicago Comic Con.

Lastly, Bad at Sports remembers Eydie Gorme.


Field Projects is an artist run project space and online venue dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists. Centered on short-term curatorial projects, Field Projects presents monthly exhibitions at their Chelsea location in addition to pop-up exhibitions throughout New York City. Artists and curators are invited to submit their work for consideration in future exhibitions through our open call submissions guidelines.

Curators/Founders/Artists:
Keri Oldham is a New York-based artist and curator working in watercolor, paper and video. Her work deals with issues of identity, religion, love and death in cinema. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Oldham has exhibited her work throughout the country, including: Jen Bekman Gallery in New York, Kirk Hopper Gallery in Dallas, The Hardware Store Gallery in San Francisco, Camel Art Space in New York, The Dallas Contemporary, The Reading Room and 500X in Dallas. She was a 2011 Summer Central Track resident and has received other awards including a 2010 New Media Fellowship with BRIC Arts in Brooklyn.
Oldham is also founder of Field Projects, an artist-run project space in Chelsea. Her work has been spotlighted and reviewed by Beautiful/Decay, Gwaker Arts, Glasstire, D Magazine, San Francisco Weekly and others.

Jacob Rhodes' work explores codes of masculinity, class and the inherent violence in homo-social interaction. The middle child of three boys born to a car mechanic and a school cafeteria cook, Jacob spent his youth touring in punk bands, publishing zines, and self producing records. He received his BFA in New Genre and Photography from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles where he studied under Larry Johnson, Bruce Hainley, and Richard Hawkins. After graduating, he joined the US Army, spending three years in Alaska at Fort Wainwright’s 172nd Arctic Infantry Brigade. In 2005, he returned to school attending Skowhegan School of Painting and then earned his MFA in Sculpture at Yale School of Art in 2007. Jacob has shown at the Bronx Museum, Alona Kagan Gallery, New York, Federal Art Project, Los Angeles, Galerie Im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, and Bart Wells Institute, London. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
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Bad at Sports Episode 414: David Linneweh

This week: We talk to artist, podcaster and educator David Linneweh. We discuss David's podcast Studio Break and his kickstarter campaign "Remembering Place".

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/393759744/remembering-place

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Bad at Sports Episode 413: SIGGRAPH/Gregory Sholette

This week: First SF Checks in from SIGGRAPH! Brian haunts the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center at SIGGRAPH 2013. First he sits down with Victoria Szabo, curator of this year's gallery exhibition XYZN: Scale. Following, he talks with Jackie Morie, founder of the Digital Arts Community about the role of the community in the art world and the technology community.

Then, we talk to Greg Sholette!

Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, writer, and founding member of Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D: 1980-1988) and REPOhistory (1989-2000). His recent books include Dark Matter: Art and Politics in an Age of Enterprise Culture (Pluto Press, 2010) and the co-authored book It’s The Political Economy, Stupid with Oliver Ressler, (Pluto 2013), which is also a traveling exhibition (New York, NY; Thessaloniki, Greece; Pori, Finland; Belgrade, Slovenia; Chicago, Illinois). The first episode of his graphic sci-fi novel Double City appeared in Frieze magazine (summer 2013), and Chapter 2 in Shifter:21 (Oct. 2013). His most recent installations include: Exposed Pipe/ ماسورة موسيقية  for the American University Beirut art gallery; Torrent for Printed Matter Books in Chelsea; iDrone for cyberartspace.net; 15 Islands for Robert Moses for the Queens Museum of Art Panorama, and the traveling installation Imaginary Archive (Wellington, New Zealand; Galway, Ireland; Graz, Austria; Kiev, Ukraine).  He is a frequent lecturer and seminar leader in the US and abroad, teaches at Queens College and the City University Grad Center, is active in Social Practice Queens, is a member of Gulf Labor Coalition, and serves as an academic adviser for the Home Workspace Program in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Bad at Sports Episode 412: Amanda Ross-Ho

This week: We talk with artist Amanda Ross-Ho!

Amanda Ross-Ho was born in Chicago in 1975. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Amanda Ross-Ho’s work is inspired by detritus: the clutter and remnants of daily existence, and the ‘negative space’ of things over looked. Ranging from sculpture, installation, painting, and photography, her work seeks to uncover the subtle beauty of coincidence and anomaly. Working from source material as diverse as newspaper articles, narcotics agency records, life aspiration manuals, and home-craft instruction booklets, Ross-Ho highlights points of cultural ‘intersection’ to create extrinsic portraits of contemporary zeitgeist. Throughout Ross-Ho’s work is a sense of de-familiarisation and detachment, a numbing alienation contrived from everyday ephemera. Ross-Ho’s paintings similarly broach the uncanny. Translated from images of doilies or macramé wall hangings, her intricate webs are manufactured in grandiose scale, cut from painted black canvas dropcloths, or carved in sheet rock. Their recognition and domestic symbolism becomes estranged, placed out of context through size and materiality. Construing kitsch with the elegance of minimalism, Ross-Ho presents the sentimentality of tchotchke as emotive voids, displacing homey intimacy to the realm of objective contemplation.

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Bad at Sports Episode 411: Roseann Weiss and the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission

This week: From our St. Louis series! We talk with Roseann Weiss the Director of the Community & Public Arts Department at the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission.

Roseann Weiss is Director of the Community & Public Arts Department at the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission (RAC). In this position, she oversees the Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute - an innovative program centered on the belief that art can amplify the voices of communities, be a key factor in regenerating neighborhoods and be an agent for positive social change. Roseann also leads RAC's artists' support programs and creative community initiatives, which include identifying resources for new projects. She has over 25 years of experience in arts leadership in both nonprofit institutions and gallery settings.

The Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute, now considered a national model, provides professional level, comprehensive cross training for artists of all disciplines, social service providers, community activists, educators and policy makers in order to develop partnerships for successful arts-based programs that impact the community at large, and particularly under resourced communities. The program provides skills as well as explores creative techniques to assure success in collaboration and community work.

Roseann has initiated the expansion of the Institute's scope, including the design of a graduate program and an alternate, place-based model for community arts training. These initiatives were underwritten by the Kresge Foundation.

In March 2010, the Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute presented the first At the Crossroads: A Community Arts & Development Convening. This national conference in St. Louis, underwritten in part by the Nathan Cummings Foundation, attracted a cross section of leaders in arts-based community development. In April 2012, a second arts-based community development Convening, funded in part by the Kresge Foundation, attracted about 300 participants from as far away as Dublin and Singapore.

Before joining the RAC staff, she was Director of Education and Programming for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. In her ten year post at the Museum, she instituted programs such as New Art in the Neighborhood for teens, the critics and curators studio visit and lecture series, and a docent program designed to connect high school students with contemporary art, along with many community collaborations.

Roseann has curated contemporary art exhibitions in both commercial and non-profit galleries, served on arts panels, juries, committees and boards and has lectured about contemporary art and community. She is a founding member of The AIDS Foundation of St. Louis (now part of Doorways) and Critical Mass for the Visual Arts. In honor of her active involvement in the arts community, Roseann received a Visionary Award in 2009. The award is given to those who have demonstrated a unique vision to further the arts in new and innovative ways.

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This week: The Amanda Browder Show rolls back into town! Amanda talks to artist Michael Scoggins.

Michael Scoggins was born in Washington D.C. in 1973. Growing up in Virginia and relocating later to Savannah, Georgia where he gained an MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006. In the summer 2003 he attended the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. He has shown extensively, gained international recognition and has gallery representation in Atlanta, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Vienna and Seoul. Michael currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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Bad at Sports Episode 409: Pat Williams, Griff Williams and the Culture War

This week: Our faithful correspondent Patricia Maloney sat down with former US Congressman Pat Williams and his son Griff Willams at Gallery 16 in San Francisco earlier this month to discuss the turbulence of the Culture Wars during the late '80s and early '90s. Patricia finally learned how legislating works in a conversation that ran the gamut from explaining Piss Christ to conservative parents and why Poker Jim Butte is the best place to catch some Shakespeare to how the NEA is vital to cultural production in rural communities and why now might be the moment to demand the return of federal grants for individual artists.

 

Rep. Pat Williams, who served Montana as its U.S. Congressman for nine terms, from 1979-1997, was Chairman of the House Committee that oversaw fiscal authorization for the NEA. He was one of the most vocal champions for Federal Arts Funding and has been credited for saving the NEA at a time when it was threatened with extermination by the religious Right. When the National Endowment for the Arts came under attack for subsidizing what some legislators considered sexually explicit art, Williams led the fight to save the agency. “As long as the federal government can support the arts without interfering with their content, government can indeed play a meaningful part in trying to encourage the arts,” Williams told The New York Times. “The genius of the NEA has been that the peer- review panels, made up of local folks, chose art and artists by using criteria based upon quality and excellence, never touching subject matter.”

 

“He was a tireless and fearless supporter of the arts,” reports John Frohnmayer, who served as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts during that tumultuous era. “He risked his political career in doing so.” Frohnmayer recalls that Williams “called out the congressional critics of the Endowment for their duplicity and moral posturing.”

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 408: Juan William Chavez, Kiersten Torrez and the Northside Workshop

This week: After an inexcusably self-indulgent, alcohol fueled intro where Duncan, Richard, Dana and Emily and Nick from ACRE join us, we get on to an excellent interview. Part three of our St. Louis series recorded at the Contemporary Art Museum-St. Louis. This time we talk to Juan William Chavez and Kiersten Torrez about the Northside Workshop, bees, social practice, and record an advert for penicillin.

Northside Workshop (NSW)
Mission

Northside Workshop (NSW) is a non-profit art space dedicated to addressing cultural and community issues in North Saint Louis. Our programming focuses on incorporating socially engaged art and education with the goal of fostering social progress in North Saint Louis communities.
Description

In 2010, a collaboration with the Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group, the Kranzberg Arts Foundation and artist/cultural activist Juan William Chavez began an intervention to regenerate a historic North Saint Louis brick building in danger of being destroyed. Two years in the making, this building is now transformed into a dynamic community art space.

Juan William Chavez
Founder and Director

Juan William Chavez (born in Lima, Peru) is an artist and cultural activist whose studio practice focuses on the potential of space by developing creative initiatives that address community and cultural issues. His projects include Urban Expression for the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, the Northside Workshop and the Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary. His awards include the Art Matters Grant, the Missouri Arts Award and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. In 2012, Chavez received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

Kiersten Torrez
Director of Programming & Sustainability

Kiersten Torrez is an arts organizer focused on innovative sustainable practices. She has aided in developing community-based projects such as Beautification of Vacant Space, the Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary and Team Cookbook (creative workshops designed to community build through the sharing of recipes and stories in Old North Saint Louis). Torrez is currently planning a Year of Listening, a series of socially engaged events focused on co–generating programs to address the physical and social dimensions of the Old North Saint Louis neighborhood.

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Bad at Sports Episode 407: Jessica Baran

This week: Part 2 of our residency project at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis! This week we talk to critic, poet, gallerist, the award winning Director of the Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts Director and Art in America contributor Jessica Baran. This was one of those interviews that I will look upon as a personal favorite. Besides Bad at Sports declares war on Art News. What could be better.

http://jessicabaran.com

http://www.fortgondo.com

Jessica Baran is the author of the poetry collections "Remains to be Used" (Apostrophe Books, 2010) and "Equivalents" (winner of the Besmilr Brigham Women Writers Award, forthcoming from Lost Roads Press, 2013), as well as the poetry chapbook, "Late and Soon, Getting and Spending," produced by All Along Press (2011). She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where she is a freelance art writer and co-curator of the fort gondo poetry series.

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Bad at Sports Episode 406: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis Director Lisa Melandri

This week: The first in our St. Louis trip interviews. We talk to Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis Director Lisa Melandri live and without a net at our opening, in front of a moderately baffled audience. Topics include the Jeremy Deller show that was up at the time, institutional purpose, why certain LA museums are looney tunes, and so much more!

From Alive Magazine:

When Lisa Melandri took her position as Director of CAM just last August, she brought with her some serious credentials. While she was Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Programs at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the museum grew significantly, nearly doubled its staff and budget, and drew national and international acclaim. Now she plans to bring the same magic to St. Louis. “I’m really thinking in depth of what a contemporary art institution is and who it can serve,” Melandri says, envisioning a space that functions as a living room where people come just to “hang out.” It’s what she calls a “sea change” in perception. Part of that change is using the museum to its fullest capability, where even a discreet nook is potential exhibit space. “You should always be running into art,” Melandri says, referencing the highly anticipated Jeremy Deller exhibit this month. “I want to see art in the bathrooms and elevators.”


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Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis appoints Lisa Melandri

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Bad at Sports Episode 405: William Pope.L

This week: Live from the Arts Club of Chicago (with great thanks to Janine Mileaf and Allie Foradas!!) Duncan and Richard talk to William Pope.L, about the forthcoming performance "Pull", his show at the Renaissance Society "Forlesen" http://www.renaissancesociety.org/site/Exhibitions/Intro.William-PopeL-Forlesen.634.html, and more!

William Pope.L (born 1955 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American visual artist best known for his work in performance art, and interventionist public art. However, he has also produced art in painting, photography and theater. He was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and is a Guggenheim Fellow.

Hi Richard,

It was nice to meet you yesterday-- also it's always fun to put a face to a podcast host voice! Thanks for plugging PULL! through the podcast and the social media hoo-ha as well. I am pasting below two announcements (labeled Message #1 & #2) that have gone out about the project and the important websites too.

As you know we really need to get funding at this point so the kicker is to promote the USA Projects site here:
http://www.usaprojects.org/project/pull_a_participatory_performance_art_project_for_a_small_city

I hope you'll Tweet and Facebook as much as you think is reasonable from now til June 9, using the materials and info I've included. Also the hashtag for the project is #pullcleveland so you can attach that to whatever you post as well.

Other ways to help would be to Like Pope.L's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/William-PopeL/531921730192043?fref=ts

and it would be HUGELY awesome if you could invite as many people as you are able (and encourage them do the same) to the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/511526198895615/

If you have questions or concerns, be in touch.

All best and hope to see you at HCL on June 30 for the talk!

Rachel


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MESSAGE #1:

Pull! an artwork about work.
William Pope.L invites you to take part in his newest project - Pull! -a celebration of small city might, a performance-discussion on job rights and joblessness as well as an opportunity to do some work.
Pope.L in collaboration with the arts organization SPACES, has challenged the city of Cleveland to help him pull an 8 ton former ice cream truck, by hand, 34 miles from the eastside of the city to the westside over 3 days, June 7 to 9. And he needs your help to do it.

If you live in Cleveland (or plan to visit!), you can help pull the truck. If elsewhere, help us provide stipends to folks who'd like to participate in a volunteer art project but can't afford to. See our cute but edgy and informational fund raising video @ USA projects.

You can also send us images on work @ SPACES. Or just spread the word via Facebook or Twitter.

Pull! is a massive group effort, and we can't do it without you! It is a testament to the power of shared labor, and a chance to spark a national conversation about what work means to those who have jobs and want something better and those folks who just want a job.

Thank you for your support.
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MESSAGE #2:

PULL! needs pullers!


Pope.L's newest project - PULL! - needs participants to help pull by hand an 8-ton truck 34 miles across the city of Cleveland as a symbolic act: an unequivocal 'no' against unemployment and huge 'yes' for more and better jobs. If you are in the Cleveland area June 7-9 come join this performance-action for job rights, fair pay and benefits.

Pull! is a massive group effort, a testament to the power of shared labor, and a chance to join a national conversation about what work means to those who have jobs and want something better and those folks who just want a job.

Please join us in Cleveland! Or, add your voice to the nation-wide conversation on Twitter and Facebook and support the pullers by making a contribution at our USA project site.

Thank you for your support.


William Pope.L

to supportPull! go to

to participate as a puller or to submit a photo
http://www.spacesgallery.org/project/pull

to join the conversation about Pull!
#pullcleveland

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Bad at Sports Episode 404: SFMOMA

This week: Brian Andrews and Patricia Maloney talk to SFMOMA!

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Bad at Sports Episode 403: apexart visiting artist Reymar Gacutan

This week: Amanda and Richard talk to outgoing apexart resident Reymar Gacutan as a part of our ongoing partnership.

Reymar Gacutan (b. 1972) is an artist and educator based in Quezon City, The Philippines, and currently teaches at the School for Design and Arts, De La Salle – College of St. Benilde. Gacutan started his path as an artist in 1985 after winning a painting contest, and was then invited by the Department of Education to take the entrance exam for a scholarship at the Philippines High School for the Arts. In 1997 he graduated from the University of the Philippines, College of Fine Arts, with a degree in painting. In addition to his studies, Gacutan served as an apprentice to Mariano Madarang, an artist and ex-dean of PWU, and Zotter da Lavant, an Austrian artist, and through this learned art restoration and conservation. After graduating from the College of Fine Arts, Gacutan worked as a CGI/3D animation artist at Imagineers, Toonworks, and Tooncity, but found little fulfillment and decided to focus on his art. Since then he has exhibited in both solo and group shows and has taught at several schools in The Philippines.

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Bad at Sports Episode 402: Attorney Scott Hodes/ The India Art Fair 2013 with Tanya Gill

This week: Two features for the price of...well....nothing actually, but you get where I was going with it. First Richard talks to Attorney Scott Hodes, about his work with Christo and Jean-Claude, keeping public art programs honest, the Visual Artist Rights Act and more!

Then BAS India correspondant and Fullbright Scholar Tanya Gill checks in with a report of the 2013 India Art Fair, and tells us why it is totally different than last years fair.

Scott Hodes has been in active practice for more than four decades. As a corporate lawyer, he represents clients in sophisticated corporate transactions from structuring of corporate entities to financing at all levels from private placements to public offerings, and frequently, to counseling clients in merger and acquisition activities. He also handles complex financing transactions as counsel for a variety of large Chicago banks.

Mr. Hodes also practices in the field of art law and represents a number of prominent artists, dealers and collectors in all aspects of their business. He has published three books on art and the law, and has written and spoken extensively on this subject.

Mr. Hodes serves as a director of Richardson Electronics, Ltd. and a director emeritus of the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association in Washington, D.C. In 2007, he was elected a director of the Chicago Bar Foundation. He is a founding member and former chairman of the planning committee for the annual Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference now sponsored by the Investment Company Institute.

Mr. Hodes is a recognized leader in metropolitan Chicago’s business community. Long active in bar, civic and political affairs, he was elected to serve three terms on the Democratic State Central Committee (1970-1982). He has served as co-chairman of the Illinois Attorney General’s Advisory Commission and as chairman of Chicago’s Navy Pier Development Authority from 1988 to 1990. He has served as principal outside counsel to the Arts in Embassies Program of the U.S. State Department from 1991 to 1993. He was co-chairman of the Private Enterprise Review and Advisory Board of the State of Illinois from 1992 to 1994, and was appointed in 1994 by the governor and served as a member of the State of Illinois Savings Board until 2010.

Mr. Hodes was the national chairman of LAWBOOKS, U.S.A., a program sponsored by the United States Information Agency, and served as a member of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on Investment, Technology and Development. He was counsel to The Harold Washington Foundation. Mr. Hodes is a founder and past president and a director of The Lawyers for the Creative Arts. He serves as a trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, a director of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and as a consultant to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

Tanya Hastings Gill has mastered the age-old art of paper cutting in a contemporary context. She utilizes reflective color, shadows and open installation to engage the space with her hand cut paper creations. Gill has been a fellow at McDowell Artists Colony, an Artist in Residence at The Ragdale Foundation, an Affiliate at Headlands Center for the Arts and a recipient of the Individual Artist Grant from the Marin Arts Council. In 1997 she received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and in 1992 her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Tanya Gill is a devoted teacher of visual art. She has taught at the California State University of Sacramento, California; Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia; and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Contemporary Practices Department.

        

Tanya Gill has been awarded the Nehru-Fulbright 2011-12 Scholarship to conduct research and evolve her own artwork. Her focus is the intersection of Indian Contemporary Art and Handicraft. She is currently living in New Delhi, India, with her family.

**Please note, Atty. Hodes bio and headshot were perilously lifted from the Bryan Cave LLP website. Yes, we know we should have called and asked and yes, we know you could squash us like bugs. It's 1:23 a.m. early Monday morning, we decided you'd rather sleep. Besides, we love you fine folks at Bryan Cave LLP. http://www.bryancave.com/scotthodes/

Don't hurt us. If you need a sacrificial offering we'll send Duncan over post haste.

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Bad at Sports Episode 401: Tony Labat

This week: Brian and Patricia meet with artist Tony Labat who tries to teach PM how to roll her R's.

Tony Labat was born in Cuba and came to the United States at the age of 15 in 1966. He has exhibited internationally over the last 30 years. Labat has received numerous awards and grants and his work is in many private and public collections. Labat has developed a body of work in Performance, Video, Sculpture and Installation. His work has dealt with and continues his investigations with the body, popular culture, identity, urban relations, politics, and the media.

This week has musical nods to the untimely passings of Kriss Kross's Chris Kelly and Slayer's Jeff Hanneman.

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This week: Did you ever read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas? Richard and Duncan drive to St. Louis. It's like that.

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Bad at Sports Episode 399: Everest Hall

This week: Amanda talks with artist Everest Hall.

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Bad at Sports Episode 398: Ted Hiebert

This week: Acre part 2! Duncan, Abigail and a cast of thousands talk to Ted Hiebert about his book In Praise of Nonsense: Aesthetics, Uncertainty, and Postmodern Identity and more! Feminism is bandied about and there is lots of ranting about Richard Florida? Who is a fascist? You'll only know if you listen!

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Bad at Sports Episode 397: Jennifer Willet

This week: Duncan and a cast of thousands from ACRE talk with Dr. Jennifer Willet, recoreded at ACRE in 2012. The discuss her work, bio-art as a genre of art making, and why Duncan is so incredibly angry and filled with hate and rage about people with ears on their arms.

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Bad at Sports Episode 396: Daren Wilson and Jordan Stein

This week: San Francisco joins us with Daren Wilson and guest interviewer/interviewee Jordan Stein.


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photo from the excellent work at: http://lightleakphoto.blogspot.com/2010/11/daren-wilson.html

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Bad at Sports Episode 395: Loren Munk

This week: Amanda and Richard talk to Loren Munk about his career, his paintings and his secret life as James Kalm of the Kalm Report.

The artist Loren Munk (born 1951) is a maker of contemporary paintings. He is known among New York artists primarily for his cubistic paintings of urban imagery. Munk also has received accolades for his drawings and mosaics. He differs from traditional mosaic artists by the manner

Munk's work debuted in SoHo in 1981 with a double show at J. Fields Gallery and Gabrielle Bryers. Since then, he has overseen a truly international career. In addition to exhibiting in Brazil, France, Germany and the United States, Munk has received national and overseas, public and private commissions. He is well represented in important collections throughout Europe, South and North America and the Middle East.

Most recently, Munk has been producing a series of paintings which tackle the subject of art itself through a historical and diagrammatic lens. Also, he has expanded upon his role in the artistic community, publishing numerous reviews and essays, curating and promoting several shows, and offering his acknowledged expertise on the Williamsburg arts scene.

Munk documents the New York art world in YouTube videos, using the name James Kalm. The Kalm Report is shot from a first person perspective using a hand held camera. Kalm arrives at an art show by bike—he calls himself "the guy on the bike"—and then walks through the show while providing commentary.

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Bad at Sports Episode 394: Chris Kraus

This week: While at CAA Duncan was up to some funny business in his hotel room. No, no, not that, he was (with the assistance of the talented Anthea Black) interviewing the multi-talented author, filmmaker, Chris Kraus.

Kraus spent her childhood in Connecticut and New Zealand. After obtaining a BA at a young age from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Kraus worked as a journalist for five years, and then moved to New York. Part of the city's then-burgeoning art scene, Kraus made films and video art and staged performances and plays at many venues. In the late 1970s she was a member of The Artists Project, a City-funded public service venture of painters, poets, writers, filmmakers and dancers.

Her work as a performance and video artist satirized the Downtown scene's gender politics and favored literary tropes, blending theatrical techniques with Dada, literary criticism, social activism, and performance art.

Kraus continued to make films through the mid 1990s. Since 2007 Chris Kraus is a professor of film at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. She now lives in Los Angeles.

Semiotext(e) Native Agents Series

Kraus founded the Semiotexte Native Agents imprint to publish fiction, mostly by women, as an analogue to French theories of subjectivity. In addition to groundbreaking works of fiction by writers like Michelle Tea and Ann Rower, Native Agents has published notable volumes of poetry and prose by Eileen Myles, Barbara Barg, and Fanny Howe, as well as memoirs and interviews by Kathy Acker, Bob Flanagan, David Rattray, and William Burroughs.

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Bad at Sports Episode 393: Jesper Juul & Oliver Warden & art fair madness

This week: Video games. Amanda talking about porn and boobs. People behaving badly. Oh, yeah, some art. It's after 3 AM.  I'm tired you aren't getting a huge, organized note, go and google stuff, you can do it. I am even more nasally than normal in the audio, damned airplane petri dishes.

This is a show for the ages.

10:30am Monday-Corrected minor glitch and re-uploaded fixed file!

Jesper Juul is an assistant professor at the New York University Game Center. He has been working with the development of video game theory since the late 1990's. His publications include Half-Real on video game theory, and A Casual Revolution on how puzzle games, music games, and the Nintendo Wii brought video games to a new audience. He maintains the blog The Ludologist on "game research and other important things". His most recent book is The Art of Failure: An Essay on the Pain of playing Video Games. http://www.jesperjuul.net


Oliver Warden (b. 1971, Cleveland, Ohio) is a multidisciplinary artist, working both in the realms of contemporary art and technology. When online, he goes as his avatar name, ROBOTBIGFOOT. The majority of his body of work is inspired by and culled from his experiences in the virtual world, as he spends about 40 hours a week inside the realms of Counter-Strike, Left 4 Dead, and various independent titles. It can be said that Warden essentially, and by 21st Century definition, lives in two worlds: online and off. His paintings, ranging in size of 1 ft to 21 ft canvases, are made by a unique process of pouring Galkyd onto canvas laid horizontally in his Bushwick studio. The semi-transparent and glossy layers build over each other in intricate and elaborate geographies, creating an effects-driven and technologically mediated super-world. His cameraless-photography is created on his computer, in virtual spaces. One series that I find especially innovative shows the “edge of world” in the video game Tribes; Warden literally played the game until there were no more challenges or objectives to complete, and after reaching the literal end of the map (where the playable area stops), he took thousands of screen shots. The results are works on paper, presented as pixelated photographs.  His performance pieces are the third factor of his work, creating a complete balanced and intentional body. Inspired by his interactive experiences, he built a body of work around notions of privacy, voyeurship and control.  Stalking people in Central Park at midnight and “capturing” them on video, living in a school wall for a week and pulling covert ops at night and sitting inside a chair as unknowing sitters sat on his lap, all challenged and occasionally broke the rules of engagement and participation.

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Bad at Sports Episode 392: Anna Halprin

This week: San Francisco checks in with dance legend Anna Halprin!!!

Anna Halprin (b. 1920) is a pioneering dancer and choreographer of the post-modern dance movement. She founded the San Francisco Dancer's Workshop in 1955 as a center for movement training, artistic experimentation, and public participatory events open to the local community. Halprin has created 150 full-length dance theater works and is the recipient of numerous awards including the 1997 Samuel H. Scripps Award for Lifetime Achievement in Modern Dance from the American Dance Festival. Her students include Meredith Monk, Trisha Brown, Yvonne Rainer, Simone Forti, Ruth Emmerson, Sally Gross, and many others.

Printed Matter

Live Benefit Auction Event: March 9, 6-8:30 pm

Robert Rauschenberg Project Space
455 West 19th St, New York

www.paddle8.com/auctions/printedmatter

Printed Matter, Inc, the New York-based non-profit organization committed to the dissemination and appreciation of publications made by artists, will host a Benefit Auction and Selling Exhibition at the Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space to help mitigate damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

As a result of the storm, Printed Matter experienced six feet of flooding to its basement storage and lost upwards of 9,000 books, hundreds of artworks and equipment. Printed Matter's Archive, which has been collected since the organization's founding in 1976 and serves as an important record of its history and the field of artists books as a whole, was also severely damaged. Moreover, the damage sustained by Sandy has made it clear that Printed Matter needs to undertake an urgent capacity-building effort to establish a durable foundation for its mission and services into the future.

This is the first fundraising initiative of this scale to be undertaken by the organization in many years, and will feature more than 120 works generously donated from artists and supporters of Printed Matter.

The Sandy Relief Benefit for Printed Matter will be held at the Rauschenberg Project Space in Chelsea and will run from February 28 through March 9th. The Benefit has two components: a selling exhibition of rare historical publications and other donated works and an Auction of donated artworks.

A special preview and reception will be held February 28th, 6-8 pm, to mark the unveiling of all 120 works and to thank the participating artists and donors. The opening will feature a solo performance by cellist Julia Kent (Antony and the Johnsons), followed by a shared DJ set from Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance) & Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio). The event is free and open to the public.

All works will then be available for viewing at the Rauschenberg Project Space March 1 – March 9, gallery hours.

All Selling Exhibition works may be purchased during this period and Auction works will be available for bidding online. Bids can be made at www.paddle8.com/auctions/printedmatter.

A live Benefit Auction Event will take place March 9, 6-8:30 pm with approximately 20 selected works to be auctioned in a live format. Bidding on these works will commence at 7pm sharp, while silent bids can be made on all other Auction works. Note, highest online bids will be transferred to the room. For absentee bidding of works, please contact Keith Gray (Printed Matter) at 212 925 0325 or keith@printedmatter.org. The evening will feature a performance by Alex Waterman on solo cello with electronics. Admission is $150 and tickets may be pre-purchased here. There will be only limited capacity.

Highlighted auction works include an oversize ektacolor photograph from Richard Prince, a woven canvas piece from Tauba Auerbach, an acrylic and newsprint work from Rirkrit Tiravanija, a large-scale Canopy painting from Fredrik Værslev, a rare dye transfer print from Zoe Leonard, a light box by Alfredo Jaar, a book painting by Paul Chan, a carbon on paper work from Frances Stark, a seven-panel plexi-work with spraypainted newsprint from Kerstin Brätsch, a C-print from Hans Haacke, a firefly drawing from Philippe Parreno, a mixed-media NASA wall-piece from Tom Sachs, a unique print from Rachel Harrison, a vintage xerox poem from Carl Andre, an encyclopedia set of hand-made books from Josh Smith, a photograph from Klara Liden, a table-top sculpture from Carol Bove, Ed Ruscha’s Rooftops Portfolio, as well as original works on canvas and linen by Cecily Brown, Cheyney Thompson, Dan Colen, Adam McEwen, RH Quaytman, and many others.

These Auction works can be previewed at: www.paddle8.com/auctions/printedmatter

In addition to auction works, a vitrine-based exhibition of rare books, artworks and ephemera are available for viewing and purchase. This material includes some truly remarkable items from the personal collection of Robert Rauschenberg, donated by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in memory of the late Printed Matter Board Member, bookseller and publisher, John McWhinnie. Among the works available are books and artworks from Marcel Duchamp, Willem de Kooning, Alfred Steiglitz, Joseph Beuys, Brigid Berlin (Polk), as well as a Claes Oldenburg sculpture, a rare William Burroughs manuscript, and the Anthology Film Archive Portfolio (1982). Additional artists’ books have been generously donated by the Sol LeWitt Estate. Works include pristine copies of Autobiography (1980), Four Basic Kinds of Straight Lines (1969), Incomplete Open Cubes (1974), and others. Three Star Books have kindly donated a deluxe set of their Maurizio Cattelan book edition. These works can be viewed and purchased at the space. For inquiries about available works please contact Printed Matter’s Associate Director Max Schumann at 212 925 0325 or mschumann@printedmatter.org.

Co-chairs Ethan Wagner & Thea Westreich Wagner and Phil Aarons & Shelley Fox Aarons have guided the event, and Thea Westreich Art Advisory Services has generously lent its expertise and assisted in the production of the auction.

In anticipation of the event Printed Matter Executive Director James Jenkin said:

“Not only are we hopeful that this event will help us to put Sandy firmly behind us, it is incredibly special for us. To have so many artists and friends associated with our organization over its 36 years come forward and support us in this effort has been truly humbling.“

Auction includes work by:
Michele Abeles, Ricci Albenda, Carl Andre, Cory Arcangel, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Tauba Auerbach, Trisha Baga, John Baldessari, Sebastian Black, Mark Borthwick, Carol Bove, Kerstin Brätsch, Sascha Braunig, Olaf Breuning, Cecily Brown, Sophie Calle, Robin Cameron, Sean Joseph Patrick Carney, Nathan Carter, Paul Chan, Dan Colen, David Kennedy Cutler, Liz Deschenes, Mark Dion, Shannon Ebner, Edie Fake, Matias Faldbakken, Dan Graham, Robert Greene, Hans Haacke, Marc Handelman, Rachel Harrison, Jesse Hlebo, Carsten Höller, David Horvitz, Marc Hundley, Alfredo Jaar, Chris Johanson, Terence Koh, Joseph Kosuth, Louise Lawler, Pierre Le Hors, Leigh Ledare, Zoe Leonard, Sam Lewitt, Klara Liden, Peter Liversidge, Charles Long, Mary Lum, Noah Lyon, McDermott & McGough, Adam McEwen, Ryan McNamara, Christian Marclay, Ari Marcopoulos, Gordon Matta-Clark, Wes Mills, Jonathan Monk, Rick Myers, Laurel Nakadate, Olaf Nicolai, Adam O'Reilly, Philippe Parreno, Jack Pierson, Richard Prince, RH Quaytman, Eileen Quinlan, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, David Sandlin, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Cindy Sherman, Josh Smith, Keith Smith, Buzz Spector, Frances Stark, Emily Sundblad, Andrew Sutherland, Peter Sutherland, Sarah Sze, Panayiotis Terzis, Cheyney Thompson, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nicola Tyson, Penelope Umbrico, Fredrik Værslev, Visitor, Danh Vo, Dan Walsh and Ofer Wolberger.

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Bad at Sports Episode 391: Irena Knezevic

This week: Duncan and Claudine talk to Chicago-based artist Irena Knezevic, whose show "Night of the World" at Alderman Exhibitions closed earlier this month. They discuss Knezevic's background as a math genius and her involvement in the student activist movements in Serbia. There is some musing on the nature of evil. Artist Anna Shteynshleyger drops in and joins the conversation. Plus!! We hear live music by Irena and Joerg Becker, who perform selections from Knezevic's limited edition record "Sailors Sing Suicide Songs." Bourgeois notions of love are ridiculed. A good time is had by all.


Irena Knezevic works in various visual art formats, music, and architecture. Upcoming projects will be exhibited at New Projects, Chicago; Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; and Kunstraum München, Germany. For information on past exhibitions and selected projects, visit: http://allyouknowistrue.net/.
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Bad at Sports Episode 390: James Jenkins and Printed Matter

This week: James Jenkins Executive Director of Bad at Sports beloved place to spend our disposable income Printed Matter!

Printed Matter is the world''s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists. Founded as a for-profit alternative arts space in 1976 by artists and artworkers, Printed Matter reincorporated in 1978 to become the independent non-profit organization that it is today. Originally situated in Tribeca, Printed Matter moved to SoHo in 1989 where for twelve years the book displays and artists’ projects in the large storefront windows contributed to the artistic and intellectual vibrancy of the neighborhood. In 2001 Printed Matter relocated to Chelsea, where it continued to foreground the book as an alternative venue - or artistic medium - for artists’ projects and ideas. Finally, in December of 2005 Printed Matter moved into our current storefront location in Chelsea with big windows and greatly increased display and exhibition space. Recognized for years as an essential voice in the increasingly diversified art world conversations and debates, Printed Matter is dedicated to the examination and interrogation of the changing role of artists’ publications in the landscape of contemporary art.

Printed Matter''s mission is to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists' publications, which we define as books or other editioned publications conceived by artists as art works, or, more succinctly, as "artwork for the page." Printed Matter specializes in publications produced in large, inexpensive editions and therefore does not deal in "book arts" or "book objects" which are often produced in smaller, more expensive editions due to the craft and labor involved in their fabrication.

To promote public awareness of and access to artists’ books, Printed Matter maintains a public reading room where over 15,000 titles by 6,000 international artists are available for viewing and purchase. In addition to being a wholesale and retail distribution hub for artists’ books, Printed Matter offers a free consulting service to libraries, art institutions, and art professionals involved with artists’ books throughout the world. Printed Matter presents a range of educational programs for the public from talks to student groups by staff members to in-store lectures and readings by artists, critics, and curators. These educational initiatives are complemented by our internationally recognized exhibitions program and publishing program.

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Bad at Sports Episode 389: apexart residents Sojung Jun & Shani Peters

This week: Amanda interviews residents at apexart!

apexart and Bad at Sports continue the Resident Talk collaborations* with Inbound Resident Sojung Jun and Outbound Resident Shani Peters in conversation with BAS' Amanda Browder.

Shani Peters is a New York based artist working in video, collage, printmaking, and social practice public projects. Her work reflects interests in social-justice-oriented collective action, activism histories, cultural record keeping, media culture, and community building. Read more on her resident page.

Sojung Jun is known for her video and performance art. One of her recent exhibitions, Artspectrum, which was shown in Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul in 2012, demonstrates Jun's interest in producing a series of related shots that constitute a complete unit of video. Read more on her resident page.

* Over the course of the series, the Bad at Sports team will grill and provoke apexart residents in increasingly ridiculous scenarios while talking art, residencies, the role of conversation, and the inspiration that comes with travel.

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Bad at Sports Episode 388: Will Brown

This week: San Francisco check in with an interview with art collective/gallery Will Brown.

Will Brown is a collaborative project that currently takes form as an experimental exhibition space in San Francisco's Mission District. Will Brown is Lindsey White, Jordan Stein, and David Kasprzak.

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Bad at Sports Episode 387: Paul Ramirez Jonas

This week: The final installment of SoPra fest 2013, Paul Ramirez Jonas!

Ramirez Jonas has said of his work:

"I create as I speak: I consider myself merely a reader of texts. The pre-existing text I treat as a score: a diary, an old photo, a footpath, music, etc. The reading can take the form of performance, sculpture, photo, or video. Thus, a musical score results in a sculpture, a diary, in a video, or the plans for a flying machine in a photo. In my works, what looks like invention is but re-enactment. Being a reader, don't I have more in common with the public than with the author? I find that commonality in working with pre-existing materials."

Currently, Ramirez Jonas sees his role as "extending beyond the private reader, and into someone who invites viewers to join in. The result of this shift is the reassertion of a contract between the artwork and its public."

In 2008 at the 28th Sao Paulo Biennial, Ramirez Jonas arranged for members of the public to a receive a key to the front door of the biennial venue, the Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion. Each person who received a key was required to leave behind a copy of one of their own keys as well as sign a contract that established an agreement between themselves, the curators, the artist and the biennial foundation.

For the 7th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2009, Ramirez Jonas altered three large boulders by carving into them a space for monument plaques to be placed. Instead of creating permanent monuments to a State honored figure or event, he turned the monuments into platforms for cork boards for the fleeting message or personal note-the ephemeral voice of his public.

In the summer of 2010, Ramirez Jonas created the Key to the City project in New York City with Creative Time. Though keys were only distributed up until June 27, the locks will remain accessible throughout the summer, until September 4, 2010.

He is represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York and Roger Bjorkholm in Stockholm

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_387-Paul_Ramirez_Jonas.mp3
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Bad at Sports Epsiode 386: Matthew Stadler

This week: Duncan, Brian, Abigail Satinsky and special guest host Jacob Wick talk to author and publishing guru Matthew Stadler.

Matthew Stadler is a writer and editor who lives in Portland, Oregon. He has written four novels and received several awards and fellowships in recognition of his work. More recently, he has compiled four anthologies about literature, city life and public life. His essays have been published in magazines and museum catalogs around the world, and focus on architecture, urban planning and the problem of sprawl.

"Sprawl is the disappearance of an idea," Stadler writes in the annotated reader, Where We Live Now, "So how can we go on speaking of the city and the country, yet not remain fixed in the downward spiral of loss?" Stadler's numerous essays and larger projects, such as suddenly.org explore this question by looking for better language and new descriptions. While there is significant overlap, Stadler's work can usefully be broken down into three areas: novels; sprawl and urbanism; publishing and public space.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_386-Matthew_Stadler.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:34am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 385: Gina Beavers

This week: Amanda is back! The Amanda Browder Show talks to artist Gina Beavers.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_385-Gina_Beavers.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:08pm EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 384: Gary Stephan

Bio from Devening Projects... 

(born 1942) Gary Stephan has been showing his painting and sculpture since the late sixties in the United States and Europe. He has had solo shows in New York at Bykert Gallery, Mary Boone Gallery, Hirschl and Adler and Marlborough Gallery; in Los Angeles at Margo Leavin Gallery and Daniel Weinberg Gallery; and in Berlin at Galerie Keinzle and Gmeiner among many others. His work can be found in the collections of The Guggenheim Museum of Art, The Metropolitan and the Museum of Modern Art, as well as museums nationwide. He is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches in the MFA program at School of Visual Arts in NYC and is currently represented by Kienzle Art Foundation in Berlin. Gary Stephan lives and works in New York City and Stone Ridge, NY.

Image from...

Structure and Imagery

All your bases belong to us.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:15am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 383: Chris Doyle

This week: San Francisco returns! Patricia interviews artist Chris Doyle.

Happy New Year!

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 382: Jennifer Reeder

This week: The coolest person we know! The lovely, the talented, the amazing Jennifer Reeder!

This weeks show was edited in the bathroom of a Hampton Inn between bouts of my 2 year old vomitting. The fun and off-the-rails conversation managed to keep my spirits light, and as you navigate the holiday fracas I'm sure it will aid you too.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUNCAN!!

Over the last decade and since her inclusion in the 2000 Whitney Biennial (with her iconic Nevermind, where the artist herself lip-syncs to “Smells like Teen Spirit” by the 90s grunge-rock band Nirvana), Jennifer Reeder has steadily built a body of work that explores gender, identity and relationships in an often strange, complicated world. Her works have also gotten progressively longer and more narrative and have been screened in countless film festivals around the world.
Jennifer lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. She received her M.F.A. from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996. She is currently the chair of the graduate studies department for the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois Chicago, where she is also an associate professor of moving image. She was nominated for the 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2008 Rockefeller Grants for Film/Video/New Media as well as a 2001 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award for visual art and a 2004 Richard H. Dreihaus Foundation Award. She is currently an Efroymson Family Fund Fellow. Other events include a solo screening at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm Sweden and group screenings and exhibitions at: The New York Video Festival, at The Lincoln Center; Double Heart/Hear the Art, at the Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria; The 2000 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art; In the Middle of Nowhere at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco; Generation Z at P.S.1, New York; The 48th International Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy. This is her first exhibition with the gallery. The new film we present here was partially funded by the Media Art Residency Program at the Wexner Center for the Arts and a fellowship from the Emfroyson Family Fund.
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_382-Jennifer_Reeder.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 381: Chicago Artist Writers and Janice Kerbel

This week: We talk to Jason Lazarus and Sofia Leiby about their project Chicago Artist Writers and following we talk to Janice Kerbel who has the exhibition running at the Arts Club for Chicago through the 21st.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_381-CAW-Kerbel.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:25am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 380: Industry of the Ordinary

This week: The epic Industry of the Ordinary show! Duncan and Richard interview Adam Brooks and Matthew Wilson who are Industry of the Ordinary. Go check out their show at the Chicago Cultural Center!

www.industryoftheordinary.com

"Through sculpture, text, photography, video, sound and performance Industry of the Ordinary are dedicated to an exploration and celebration of the customary, the everyday, and the usual. Their emphasis is on challenging pejorative notions of the ordinary and, in doing so, moving beyond the quotidian."

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:13am EDT

This week: SoPra fest continues, the usual cast of characters talks to Stephen Wright about what is and isn't art.

Stephen Wright is an art writer, independent researcher and curator and professor of art history and theory at the École européenne supérieure de l'image (Angouleme / Poitiers). Former research fellow in the "Art and Globalisation" programme at the Institut national d'histoire de l'art (Paris) and programme director at the Collège international de Philosophie (Paris), he is a founding user of the Usual College of the Academy of Decreative Arts. He has organised conferences at Tate Modern (London), Columbia University (New York), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), INHA (Paris), Musée d'art contemporain (Montreal), Aksanat (Istanbul), Videobrasil (Sao Paulo)... Member of the International Art Critics Association, former European Editor of the Montreal-based contemporary art journal Parachute (1997-2005), and editorial board member of the London-based journal Third Text, he has written widely on emergent art and art-related practice as forms of knowledge production in a context of globalisation. As a curator, he has produced a series of exhibitions and publications dealing with art practices with low coefficients of artistic visibility, including The Future of the Reciprocal Readymade (New York, 2004), Dataesthetics (Zagreb, 2007), Rumour as Media (Istanbul, 2006), Palestinian Products (Cairo, 2005), Recomposing Desire (Beirut, 2008) and Diggers All! (Montreal, forthcoming 2010). Laureat t of the European Art Essay competition (2008), he is currently working on the book-length essay Arbitrating Attention, and is putting together a collection of essays, Specific Visibility. A selection of his writings are available on the blog n.e.w.s. to which he is an active contributor, http://northeastwestsouth.net/node/56

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:48am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 378: Sal Randolph

This week: More SoPra! From the Open Engagement 2012 Duncan, Abby Satin Sky, Randall, Jesse, and Brian team up against Sal Randolph!

Sal Randolph lives in New York and makes art involving gift economies, social interactions, public spaces, texts, and instructions, including Opsound, (a site for the exchange of copyleft music) the Free Biennial and Free Manifesta (a pair of open guerrilla 'biennials'), Free Words (a book infiltrated into bookstores and libraries), and Money Actions (an ongoing series of interventions in which she gives away money to strangers. Her Money Actions have been part of the 2011 Ljubljana Biennial, the Live Biennale in Vancouver, Art in Odd Places, and textual version have been exhibited at Christina Ray Gallery. Other projects have taken place at Manifesta 4, Roda Sten, the Palais de Tokyo, Burofriedrich, Art Interactive and Pace Digital Gallery. In early 2012 she was an artist in residence at Proteus Gowanus in Brooklyn where she offered members of the public free tickets to unknown destinations. Recently she has also performed live with her manual typewriter as part of 'And the Winner is Nick Kahn' at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford. Her work has been commented on in Olav Velthius' Imaginary Economics; Contemporary Artists and the World of Big Money, Eileen Myles' The Importance of Being Iceland, as well as on National Public Radio and in The Art Newspaper, Tema Celeste and the Village Voice. She is currently investigating games, recipes, algorithms, codes, and texts, playing video games, and writing about about experience, participation, and value in art.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_378-Sal_Randolph.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:01am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 377: Sean Joseph Patrick Carney

This week: Duncan, Brian, Abigail Satinsky and special guest host Jacob Wick (MFA candidate in social practice at CCA in SF, he has a hot dog stand and it's art....kidding....kidding) talk to Sean Joseph Patrick Carney about @socialmalpractice, Fuck James Franco and more more more! Everyone gets silly, editing was exciting. After that Richard and Max report live from the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. Max thinks the Star Wars nerds from the 501st are scary as hell. 

Sean Joseph Patrick Carney is an artist, educator and writer living and working in Portland, Oregon. He has exhibited original work and performances nationally and internationally in New York, San Francisco, and Amsterdam, amongst others. Carney's interdisciplinary art practice includes stand-up comedy, sculpture, performance, sound, critical writing, satire, and public happenings. He is the founder and director of Social Malpractice Publishing, an artist book distributor. In 2011, he co-founded the Conceptual Oregon Performance School (C.O.P.S.), a free, artist-run summer institute focused on contemporary performance strategies and critical theory. Carney earned a BFA in Printmaking with a Minor in Secondary Education from Arizona State University in 2004, and an MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2009 where he now works as an arts administrator in the Graduate Studies Department and as a faculty member in Intermedia. 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:57am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 376: Shannon Jackson/ Jen Delos Reyes

This week: We kick off with the most depressing intro ever (yet still hilarious) and then get to the good stuff. We talk to Shannon Jackson at the Open Engagement conference, preceded by a (unfortunately) truncated conversation with Jen Delos Reyes.

Shannon Jackson is Professor of Rhetoric and of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. She is also currently the Director of the Arts Research Center. Her most recent book is Social Works: Performing Art, Supporting Publics, and she is also working on a book about The Builders Association. Other awards and grants include: Lilla Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Performance Studies (NCA); Junior Faculty Fellowship, Radcliffe College; the Kahan Scholar’s Prize in Theatre History (ASTR); the Spencer Foundation Dissertation fellowship; the Black Theater Network; the National Endowment for the Humanities, and several project grants from the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, UCIRA, the San Francisco Foundation, and the LEF Foundation. Selected adaptation, performance, and directing credits: White Noises, The Smell of Death and Flowers, Hull-House Women, Catastrophe, The Successful Life of 3. Jackson serves on the boards of Cal Performances, the Berkeley Art Museum, and the Berkeley Center for New Media.  She serves on the editorial boards of several journals, has been a keynote speaker at a variety of international symposia, and has co-organized conferences and residencies with the Arts Research Center, The Builders Association, Touchable Stories, American Society of Theatre Research, the American Studies Association, the Women and Theatre Project, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Multi-campus Research Group on International Performance, and UCB’s Center for Community Innovation.  Jackson was an Erasmus Mundus visiting professor in Paris at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Nord and at the Université Libre de Bruxelles for the 2008-09 academic year. Before moving to Berkeley, Jackson was an assistant professor of English and Literature at Harvard University from 1995 to 1998.

Jen Delos Reyes is an artist originally from Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Her research interests include the history of socially engaged art, group work, and artists' social roles. She has exhibited works across North America and Europe, and has contributed writing to various catalogues and institutional publications. In 2008 she contributed writing to Decentre: Concerning Artist-Run Culture published by YYZBOOKS. In 2006 she completed an intensive workshop, Come Together: Art and Social Engagement, at The Kitchen in New York. She has received numerous grants and awards including a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant. She is the founder and organizer of Open Engagement, a conference on socially engaged art practices. She is currently an Assistant Professor and teaches in the Art and Social Practice MFA concentration at Portland State University.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:42pm EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 375: Sun Foot

This week: Live from Expo Chicago 2012 we talk to Sun Foot!

Sun Foot is a Portland/Los Angeles 3 piece who play low volume tunes through small amps and a drum set that consists of a hand drum, cymbal, pan lids, and electronic drum pad, all three singing, playing random cheap electronic keyboards maybe, and switching of instruments probably. Good to listen to if you are interested in the sun and tired of negativity.  Sun Foot (Ron Burns [Smog, Hot Spit Dancers, Swell], Chris Johanson [the painter, The Deep Throats, Tina Age 13], and Brian Mumford [Dragging an Ox through Water, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Thicket, Jewelry Rash]) has a website with relevant information at http://j.mp/sunfootrbc .

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 374:  apexart/ Stephanie Powell and James Walsh

This week: The first in our series of interview we did in partnership with apexart in New York! Duncan, Amanda, and Richard talk with Stephanie Powell and James Walsh about their experiences in the apexart residency program.

From the announcement:

Meeting Location:
Radial Bench
The High Line
enter @ W 29th St. & 10th Ave.

apexart and Bad at Sports wrap up their season of Resident Talk collaborations* with Outbound Residents James Walsh, who traveled to Bangkok, Thailand, and Stephanie Powell, who traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Duncan MacKenzie, Richard Holland, and Amanda Browder from the Bad at Sports team will conduct the interview at the Radial Bench on the High Line off the 29th Street entrance, getting to the bottom of what exactly the apexart Residency is and what James' and Stephanie's experiences were during their month away from their routine.

Before studying art, Stephanie Powell's initial career interest was in journalism, which has consistently challenged her to think critically about the storytelling component of her work. Stephanie is currently living in Brooklyn, NY, and is a Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute and Photography Technician at Parsons School of Design. Read more on her resident page.

James Walsh has been making visual work in a variety of media since 1986, and has shown throughout the United States and in Turkey, Italy, England, and Sweden. He is the author of three books and numerous unique and limited-edition artist's books. Read more on his resident page.

Amanda Browder, co-founder of Bad at Sports, is an internationally shown visual artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Lawyer by day, Richard Holland is the co-founder of Bad at Sports and co-host of their Chicago broadcasts.

Duncan MacKenzie, co-founder of Bad at Sports, is a Chicago based Artist / Critic / Writer / Educator / Podcaster and generally a culture enthusiast.


* Over the course of the series, the Bad at Sports team will grill and provoke apexart residents in increasingly ridiculous scenarios while talking art, residencies, the role of conversation, and the inspiration that comes with travel.

apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

apexart
291 Church Street, NYC, 10013
t. 212 431 5270
www.apexart.org

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:01pm EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 373: Dieter Roelstraete

This week: We talk to the new Manilow Senior Curator at the MCA Dieter Roelstraete.

Originally trained as a philosopher at the University of Ghent, Belgian-born Roelstraete has worked at the MuHKA since 2003. His curatorial projects there include Emotion Pictures (2005); Intertidal, a survey show of contemporary art from Vancouver (2005); The Order of Things (2008); Auguste Orts: Correspondence (2010); Liam Gillick and Lawrence Weiner – A Syntax of Dependency (2011); A Rua: The Spirit of Rio de Janeiro (2011) and the collaborative projects Academy: Learning from Art (2006); The Projection Project (2007); and All That Is Solid Melts Into Air (2009). He is currently preparing a retrospective of Chantal Akerman, opening at MuHKA in February 2012.

In 2005, Roelstraete co-curated Honoré d’O: The Quest in the Belgian pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale. He has also organized solo exhibitions of Roy Arden (Vancouver Art Gallery, 2007), Steven Shearer (De Appel, Amsterdam, 2007), and Zin Taylor (Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, 2011), as well as small-scale group shows in galleries and institutions in Belgium and Germany.

Roelstraete is an editor of Afterall and a contributing editor to A Prior Magazine, and has published extensively on contemporary art and philosophical issues in numerous catalogues and journals including Artforum, Frieze, and Mousse Magazine. He is one of the founders of the journal FR David and a tutor at De Appel in Amsterdam. In 2010, his book Richard Long: A Line Made By Walking was published by Afterall Books/The MIT Press, and a volume of his poetry was recently published by ROMA.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_373-Dieter_Roelstraete.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:18am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 372: Catherine Sullivan

This week: After a dodgy intro we talk to Catherine Sullivan.

Catherine Sullivan was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1968. She earned a BFA from the California Institute of Arts, Valencia (1992), and an MFA from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena (1997). Sullivan’s anxiety-inducing films and live performances reveal the degree to which everyday gestures and emotional states are scripted and performed, probing the border between innate and learned behavior. Under Sullivan’s direction, actors perform seemingly erratic, seizure-like jumps between gestures and emotional states—all of which follow a rehearsed, numerically derived script. Unsettling and disorienting, Sullivan’s work oscillates between the uncanny and camp, eliciting a profound critique of “acceptable” behavior in today’s media-saturated society. A maelstrom of references and influences from vaudeville to film noir to modern dance, Sullivan’s appropriation of classic filming styles, period costumes, and contemporary spaces (such as corporate offices) draws the viewer’s attention away from traditional narratives and towards an examination of performance itself. Sullivan received a CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts (2004) and a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Fellowship (2004–05). She has had major exhibitions at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2007); Tate Modern, London (2005); Vienna Secession, Austria (2005); Kunsthalle Zurich (2005); Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford (2003); UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2002); and the Renaissance Society, University of Chicago (2002). She has participated in the Prague Biennial (2005), the Whitney Biennial (2004), and the Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon (2003). Sullivan lives and works in Chicago.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_372-Catherine_Sullivan.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:26pm EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 371: Johanna Drucker

This week: Duncan talks to Johanna Drucker!

Johanna Drucker is an author, book artist, visual theorist, and cultural critic. Her scholarly writing documents and critiques visual language: letterforms, typography, visual poetry, art, and lately, digital aesthetics. She is currently the Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor in the Department of Information Studies at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.

Drucker earned her B.F.A. from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1973 and her Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley in 1986. She was previously the Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia, and has been on the faculties of Purchase College, SUNY, Yale University, Columbia University, and the University of Texas, Dallas. She has also been the Digital Humanities Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, Digital Cultures Fellow at UC Santa Barbara, and Mellon Faculty Fellow in Fine Arts at Harvard University.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_371-Johanna_Drucker.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 370: Andrea Fraser

This week: San Francisco checks in with a great interview with the legendary Andrea Fraser!

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:49am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 369: AA Bronson

This week: AA Bronson! Artist, curator, General Idea founder, former President of Printed Matter, magazine publisher. And more!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_369-AA_Bronson.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 368: Burtonwood and Holmes

This week: Richard talks to Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes, about their work individually, collectively, and their current gallery What it is.

Tom will be in the Bad at Sports booth with Makerbot Madness and EXPO this week!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_368-Burtonwood-Holmes.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:37am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 367: We know a ho! Devon Britt-Darby

This week: We talk to artist, critic, escort Devon Britt-Darby. We are joing by Chris Sperandio as a special correspondant.

Not to be missed!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_367-Devon_Britt-Darby.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:58am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 366: Mika Tajima and the India Art Fair

This week: A BAS bureau twofer!

First Patricia talks to Mika Tajima.

This week, Patricia Maloney chats with artist Mika Tajima at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art just before the opening of the exhibition Stage Presence, where her collaborative film, performance, and sculptural project, Today is Not a Dress Rehearsal, is currently on view through October 8, 2012 .

Mika Tajima, was born in Los Angeles, and lives and works in Brooklyn. She earned a BA from Bryn Mawr College in 1997, an MFA from Columbia University in 2003, and attended The Fabric Workshop and Museum Apprentice Training Program in 2003. Her work has been included in the exhibitions The Pedestrians, South London Gallery, London (2011); Transaction Abstraite, New Galerie, Paris (2011); The Double, Bass Museum, Miami (2010); Knight’s Move, Sculpture Center, Long Island City (2010); Today is Not a Dress Rehearsal, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2009); The Extras, X Initiative, New York (2009); Learn to Communicate Like a Fucking Normal Person, Art Production Fund, New York (2009); Deal or No Deal, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami (2008); 2008 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008); Mika Tajima: Broken Plaid/Holding Your Breath (taking the long way), RISD Museum, Providence (2008); The Double, The Kitchen, New York (2008); Sympathy for the Devil, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007); Music Is a Better Noise, PS.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City (2006); Grass Grows Forever in Every Possible Direction, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2005); Echoplex, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York (2005); and Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway (2005). She is part of the music-based performance group New Humans.
The following is part of the ongoing collaboration between Bad at Sports and Art Practical. You can read an abridged version of the interview here.
Next: New India correspondant Tanya Gill goes to the India Art Fair!

Tanya Gill, a Chicago artist living in New Delhi, wanders through the India Art Fair of 2012. Over the course of four days she spoke to Gallery owners and artists, and found a surprising number of Chicago connects. Recorded here are her conversations with Kiran Chandra, Renuka Sawhney of The Guild, artist Vibha Galhotra, artist Ram Rahman from The SAHMAT Collective, Laura Williams of Art 18/21, artists Joan Livingston and Katarina Weslien from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ritika Baheti of the Autonomous Public Laboratory Project, and four living works of art by Preeti Chandrakant.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_366-Tajima-IAF.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:06pm EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 365: Marina Abramović and Brent Birnbaum

This week: Amanda and Susan Sollins talk to Marina Abramovic and then Tom Sanford and Amanda talk to Brent Birnbaum at NADA 2011 (the first two minutes are a bit noisy, it goes away).

 

 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:26am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 364: Matt Greene

This week: 7 effing years! Our NADA series continues with Los Angeles based artist Matt Greene.

(b. 1972, lives and works in Los Angeles)

Past Exhibitions:
"Defenders of Reality," Peres Projects, Los Angeles
"Eden's Edge," curated by Gary Garrels, Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Forthcoming
Solo Exhibition, Deitch Projects, New York
Group Show, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, England
"Swallow Harder: Selections from the Collection of Ben and Aileen Krohn," Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, curated by Robin Held
"the wilderness is gathering her children once again," Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
"LAXed: Paintings from the Other Side," Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
"Panic Room" works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art, Athens
"We Are the Dead," Modern Art Inc., London, UK
"She Who Casts the Darkest Shadow on Our Dreams," Peres Projects, Los Angeles, California "JT Leroy, Origins of Harold," Deitch Projects and Art Production Fund, New York, NY
"Translation," Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
"Traum/Trauma Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens," Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria
"Gravity's Rainbow," Peres Projects Athens, Greece

Greene has been featured in Art Forum, Flash Art, The Believer, Frieze, I-D, The New York Times, and recently catalogues of his work were published by Peres Projects ("She Who Casts the Darkest Shadow on Our Dreams") and The Moore Space ("Scream").

Catalog available for the solo exhibition at Deitch Projects, New York.

Greene's work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; and the Honart Museum, Terhran.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_364-Matt_Greene.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:04am EDT

Bad at Sports Episode 363: Hrag Vartanian & Hyperallergic

This week: Hyperallergic founder Hrag Vartanian live from NADA.

Hyperallergic is a forum for serious, playful and radical thinking about art in the world today.

Created by husband-and-husband team, Veken Gueyikian and Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic officially launched on October 14, 2009. It combines the best of art blog and magazine culture by focusing on publishing quality and engaging writing and images from informed and provocative perspectives.

The site was the winner of Best Art Blog at the 2011 Art & Reality Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia.

In 2011 alone, Hyperallergic was featured on major media outlets around the world, including television stations, like Al Jazeera, radio stations, like WNYC and 97X, newspapers, like New York TimesWashington PostLos Angeles Times, the GuardianThe Art Newspaper, Poland’s Onet Wiadomości, Hungary’s Origo and Israel’s Ynet.co.il, magazines and journals like The NationArt News, Italy’s InternazionaleThe Brooklyn Rail, and not to mention dozens of websites, including Boing Boing, Kottke, Andrew Sullivan, Felix Salmon, CNN.com, Huffington Post, Memeorandum, Gothamist, Gawker, Kotaku, FoxNews.com, NBCSports.com, PSFK, Brooklyn365 and The Stranger’s Slog.

Hyperallergic also publishes a Weekend edition edited by leading writers and journalists. It offers a closer look at issues in art, books, films, theatre, dance and music.

In addition to the blogazine, our fast-growing Hyperallergic LABS is one of the largest art blogs on Tumblr. It is a visual laboratory that explores weekly themes through art and mines the internet for images, memes, quotes, links and videos. LABS is an online experiment that welcomes public submissions for its Talk Back Tuesday feature every Tuesday and its Events Thursday feature every Thursday. To submit content, visit hyperallergic.tumblr.com/submit

The Hyperallergic Podcast, known as Hyperallergic TV, features video & audio discussions of art, exhibitions, trends, the art blogosphere, and issues facing the art world. Hyperallergic TV is also available on iTunes.

The Hyperallergic Newsletter is sent out weekly and includes a letter from the editor with a recap of the most popular and important stories from the week. (Subscribe here) Newsletter subscribers also get first dibs on Hyperallergic events, that include discussions, parties, screenings and performances.

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Bad at Sports Episode 362: Narcissister

This week: Live from NADA, okay not live now, but live at the time, why do you care, oh, wait, you don't sorry. Amanda and Richard on the radio broadcasting from 89.0 "The Shack" at  NADA 2011. We interview the seriously fascinating Narcissister!

Narcissister is a Brooklyn-based artist and performer. Her formative dance training took place at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. Among her professional highlights was being selected to perform with the Alvin Ailey Company in Memoria, one of Ailey's seminal pieces, touring Europe as a dancer in a German rock-opera and performing in industrial work for Mercedes Benz.

In addition to her performance work, Narcissister works in many other creative media including contemporary quilting, collage, sculpture, printmaking and photography. She has participated in studio residencies including The Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and the Art in General Eastern European Residency Program. In addition, her work has been included in group shows and media publications. Narcissister has also worked extensively as a commercial artist, designing window displays and working as a stylist and art director.

The Narcissister performance project integrates her prior experience as a professional dancer with her current visual and commercial art practices. Narcissister has been receiving much recognition as an outstanding artist and performer through the written word, invitations, and awards. Her art film "The Self-Gratifier" won an award for "Best Use of a Sex Toy" at The 2008 Good Vibrations Erotic Film Festival. In April 2009 she was awarded a Backstage Magazine "Bistro Award" for Outstanding Vaudeville/Burlesque Performance, a category created especially to honor Narcissister's performance work.

In addition being a featured performer at The Box NYC, Narcissister has presented live work at Deitch Projects, Joe's Pub, Dixon Place, and Anna Kustera Gallery, and has starred in and curated performance shows at Santos Party House and The Zipper Factory. Her art videos have been included in gallery shows and film festivals worldwide. In Spring 2009, Narcissister co-starred in "All Made Up: Fauxnique/Monique Jenkinson and Narcissister," a performance art show at The New Museum in New York. In Spring 2010, she workshopped "This Masquerade," an evening-length piece at The Kitchen. She remounted "This Masquerade" at Abrons Art Center in Winter 2011. Narcissister was a re-performer of Marina Abramovic's Luminosity piece as part of the groundbreaking retrospective "The Artist is Present" at MoMA.

Narcissister is also developing an international following. In Spring 2009 she was invited to present an evening length solo show as part of the Music Biennale in Zagreb, Croatia. She has presented work at Chicks on Speed's Girl Monster Festival in Hamburg, Germany, at the Edgy Women Festival in Montreal, and at "The Festival of Women" in Ljubljana, Slovania. She also presented work at Warehouse 09, Copenhagen's first live art festival, and at "Bordel Des Arts," a performance series at Lucas Carrieri gallery in Berlin.

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Bad at Sports Episode 361: Steve Reinke

This week: Artist and educator Steve Reinke.


Steve Reinke is an artist and writer best known for his single channel videos, which have been screened, exhibited and collected worldwide. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Guelph and York University, as well as a Master of Fine Arts from NSCAD University. The Hundred Videos — Mr. Reinke's work as a young artist — was completed in 1996, several years ahead of schedule. Since then he has completed many short single channel works and has had several solo exhibitions/screenings, in various venues such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), The Power Plant (Toronto), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Argos Festival (Brussels), Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Tate (London).

His tapes typically have diaristic or collage formats, and his autobiographical voice-overs share his desires and pop culture appraisals with endearing wit. His fertile brain and restless energy have led to a prolific output: Reinke's ambitious project The Hundred Videos (1989-1996), which runs about five hours, appeared first in a VHS video-cassette compilation, then was released as a triple DVD set by Art Metropole in Toronto in 2007. His double DVD set My Rectum is not a Grave (Notes to a Film Industry in Crisis), also from Art Metropole, 2007, includes fourteen titles dating from 1997 to 2006.

Mr. Reinke's video work is an extension of literature, focusing on the voice and performance. His video essays often feature first-person monologues in an ironic/satiric mode. Where earlier work was often concerned with an interrogation of desire and subjectivity, more recent work, collected under the umbrella of Final Thoughts, concerns the limits of things: discourse, experience, events, thought. His single channel work is distributed in Canada by Vtape and he is represented by Birch Libralato Gallery in Toronto.

He is currently associate professor of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University. In the 1990's he produced a book of his scripts, Everybody Loves Nothing: Scripts 1997 – 2005, which was published by Coach House (Toronto). He has also co-edited several books, including By the Skin of Their Tongues: Artist Video Scripts (co-edited with Nelson Henricks, 1997), Lux: A Decade of Artists' Film and Video (with Tom Taylor, 2000), and The Sharpest Point: Animation at the End of Cinema (with Chris Gehman, 2005).

In awarding the Bell Canada prize for Video Art to Steve Reinke, the assessment committee said: “Steve Reinke is one of the most influential artists currently working in video. With the first installments of The Hundred Videos in the early 1990's he led a generation away from the studio into a new conceptual fiction. But Mr. Reinke's contribution goes beyond his important tapes, he is a committed teacher and he has edited and co-edited several important media arts anthologies.”

Check out Steve's websites:
www.myrectumisnotagrave.com
www.fennelplunger.com

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This Week: An interview and guided tour with photographer and teacher Dawoud Bey.

 

Dawoud Bey: Harlem, USA
Wednesday, May 2, 2012Sunday, September 9, 2012
Gallery 189

In 1979 African American photographer Dawoud Bey (born 1953) held his first solo exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem, showing a suite of 25 photographs titled Harlem, U.S.A. Bey had been in residence at that museum for one year, and he had made the surrounding neighborhood a subject of study since 1975. Though raised in Queens, Bey and his family had roots in Harlem, and it was a youthful visit to the exhibition Harlem on My Mindat the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1969, that had given Bey his determination to become an artist.

Harlem, U.S.A., which has never been shown complete since the Studio Museum exhibition, appears fresh today partly in its manifest difference from much of Bey’s later work. The prints are not large, not in color, and do not come in multiple parts; the subjects are not all adolescents, and they do not “sit” for the artist but were found by him on the street. And yet all these photographs are sensitively composed and radiate an emphasis on the calm and dignity that would become hallmarks of Bey’s approach. Like August Sander, Bey wanted to show the “types” of Harlem’s residents: the barber, the patrician, the church ladies, the hip youth. He was searching for a way to combine the specificity of photography, which only knows how to record details, with the diversity of Harlem, a neighborhood as varied as any in the country. And he wanted to do this without courting stereotypes.

Thanks to the efforts of more than 20 patrons, led by Leadership Advisory Committee members Anita Blanchard and Les Coney, the complete vintage set of Harlem, U.S.A. has been acquired by the Art Institute. A further five photographs from that time, never before printed or exhibited, will be donated by Bey to the museum this fall. Complementing this exhibition are a selection of permanent collection works in Gallery 10 curated by Bey as well as a career survey of Bey’s work presented at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago from May 13 through June 24.

Dawoud Bey is a professor of art and was named Distinguished College Artist at Columbia College Chicago, where he has taught since 1998. Bey studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and holds an MFA in photography from Yale University. His work has been the subject of a retrospective exhibition at the Walker Art Center (1995) and a four-year traveling exhibition, called Class Pictures, mounted by Aperture and first shown in 2007 at the Addison Gallery of American Art.

Catalogue

A catalogue accompanies the exhibition with images of the entire photographic series and essays by Matthew S. Witkovsky, Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator, Department of Photography, and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, author of the monograph Harlem Is Nowhere.

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 359: Jason Salavon

This week: We talk with Jason Salavon!

Born in Indiana (1970), raised in Texas, and based in Chicago, Salavon earned his MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his BA from The University of Texas at Austin. His work has been shown in museums and galleries around the world. Reviews of his exhibitions have been included in such publications as Artforum, Art in America, The New York Times, and WIRED. Examples of his artwork are included in prominent public and private collections inluding the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago among many others.

Previously, he taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was employed for numerous years as an artist and programmer in the video game industry. He is currently assistant professor in the Department of Visual Arts and the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago.

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Keeping up with Paul Chan could be two peoples full time job. This time out he and Paul talk about the context of publishing, Documenta, and what Paul has been up to since 2010.

Check out Paul's site here... http://www.nationalphilistine.com/

the followoing was borrowed from Paul. He really is a lovely fellow.

Paul Chan is an artist who lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited widely in many international shows including: Documenta 13, Kassel, 2012;Before The Law, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, 2011-12; Making Worlds, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, 2009; Medium Religion, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2008; Traces du sacrê, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2008 and the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, 2006. Recent solo exhibitions include Paul Chan: The 7 Lights, Serpentine Gallery, London and New Museum, New York, 2007–2008. In 2007, Chan collaborated with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and Creative Time to produce a site-specific outdoor presentation of Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot in New Orleans. Chan’s essays and interviews have appeared in Artforum, Frieze, Flash Art, October, Tate etc, Parkett, Texte Zur Kunst, Bomb, and other magazines and journals. Chan founded Badlands Unlimited, a press devoted to publishing artists writings and writings about art in paper and digital forms in 2010. 

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Bad at Sports Episode 357: Joe Meno

This week: Novelist Joe Meno!

Joe Meno is a fiction writer and playwright who lives in Chicago. A winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Great Lakes Book Award, and a finalist for the Story Prize, he is the author of five novels, The Great Perhaps, The Boy Detective Fails, Hairstyles of the DamnedHow the Hula Girl Sings, and Tender as Hellfire. His short story collections are Bluebirds Used to Croon in the Choir and Demons in the Spring. His short fiction has been published in the likes of McSweeney’sOne Story, Swink, LIT, TriQuarterlyOther VoicesGulf Coast, and broadcast on NPR. He was a contributing editor to Punk Planet, the seminal underground arts and politics magazine. His non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times and Chicago Magazine.

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Bad at Sports Episode 356: Daniel Tucker

This week: Artist, founding member of Area Chicago, singer Daniel Tucker.


Also, after the show Duncan tries his hand at announcing top 40 radio.

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This week: Ken Fandell and Christy Matson! Introduced by Duncan and Hologram Richard.

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Bad at Sports Episode 354: Shawn Smith and Shawnimals!

This week: Shawn Smith, my hero. An artist who makes a living, is clearly having a good time, and is a damn nice guy. Along with his talented team he produces all things Shawnimals. I secretly long to live in Ninjatown. Also, I am now under contract to play Feroshi in the feature film. Coppola is directing.

www.shawnimals.com

www.ninjatown.com

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ninjatown-trees-of-doom!/id369997638?mt=8

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Bad at Sports Episode 353: Jenni Sorkin

This week: Jenni Sorkin! Also, we talk with the fine folks at Expo Chicago

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Bad at Sports Episode 352: Holland Cotter

This week: A PULITZER PRIZE WINNER! Holy crap. San Francisco once again brings it with an amazing guest, Holland Cotter.

Holland Cotter has been a staff art critic at The New York Times since 1998. In 2009, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, for coverage that included articles on art in China.

Between 1992 and 1997 he was a regular freelance writer for the paper. During the 1980s he was a contributing editor at Art in America and an editorial associate at Art News. In the 1970s, he co-edited New York Arts Journal, a tabloid-format quarterly magazine publishing fiction, poetry, and criticism.

Art in New York City has been his regular weekly beat, which he has taken to include all five boroughs and most of the city's art and culture museums. His subjects range from Italian Renaissance painting to street-based communal work by artist collectives.

For the Times, he has written widely about "non-western" art and culture. In the 1990s, he introduced readers to a broad range of Asian contemporary art as the first wave of new art from China was building and breaking. He helped bring contemporary art from India to the attention of a western audience.

Born in Connecticut in 1947, and raised in Boston, Cotter received an A.B. from Harvard College, where he studied poetry with Robert Lowell and was an editor of the Harvard Advocate. He later received an M.A. from the City University of New York in American modernism, and an M. Phil in early Indian Buddhist art from Columbia University, where he studied Sanskrit and taught Indian and Islamic art.

He has served on the board of directors of the International Association of Art Critics. He is under contract with Alfred A. Knopf for a book on New York City modernism. He is also working on a study of contemporary Indian art, and on a poetry manuscript.

 

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Bad at Sports Episode 351: David Salle

This week: David Salle! Great conversation. Listen. You. Now.

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Bad at Sports Episode 350: Sam Gould

This week: Duncan and Abigail talk to Sam Gould.

Sam Gould is co-founder of Red76, a collaborative art practice which originated in Portland, Oregon in 2000. Along with his work as the instigator and core-facilitator of many of the groups initiatives, Gould is the acting editor of its publication, the Journal of Radical Shimming. He full-time visiting faculty within the Text and Image Arts Department of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, as well the Director of Education for the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art in Portland, ME. Formerly Gould was a senior lecturer at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Ca. within the Graduate Fine Arts Dept. for Social Practice. He is a frequent guest lecturer at schools and spaces around the United States and abroad, and has activated projects and lectures on street corners, in laundromats, bars, and kitchen tables, as well as through collaborations with museums and institutions such as SF MoMA; the Walker Arts Center; the Drawing Center; the Bureau for Open Culture; Institute for Art, Religion, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary; ArtSpeak; Printed Matter; the Cooper Union; the New Museum/Rhizome; Manifesta8; and many other institutions and spaces worldwide. He was one of nine nominees for the de Menil Collection's 2006 Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement, is a founding "keyholder" of MessHall in Chicago, IL., and was the 2008 Bridge Resident at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

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Bad at Sports Episode 349: Suzanne Lacy

This week: Artist, educator, and activist Suzanne Lacy.

Suzanne Lacy (born 1945) is an internationally known artist, educator, writer, and former public servant. She describes her work, which includes "installations, video, and large-scale performances", as focusing on "social themes and urban issues.” She also served in the education cabinet of Jerry Brown, then mayor of Oakland, California, and went on to become an arts commissioner for the city

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Bad at Sports Episode 348: The Art Practical Sound Issue

This week: And now for something completely different!

This week’s episode comes to us from our friends at Art Practical, whose current issue delves into the rich history of sound art in the San Francisco Bay Area. The included essays and interviews constitute a fraction of the rich and varied world of experimental sound. Here, Art Practical’s contributing editors Catherine McChrystal and Kara Q. Smith offer an all-audio version of that issue with samples of work by the artists profiled in that issue, including:

Maryann Amacher, Joshua Churchill, Paul DeMarinas, Chris Duncan, Jacqueline Gordon, Aaron Harbor, Shane Myrbeck, Pauline Oliveros, Ethan Rose, and the San Francisco Tape Music Center.

The Bay Area’s technological reign has established San Francisco as a destination for sound artists and experimental composers seeking to advance their practices through the genesis of new mediums. They explore sound’s capacity to conflate sensory experience; from the earliest days of sound art, artists and experimental musicians discovered in the genre a medium that is inclusive, participatory, disruptive, and that could embody their political goals. This episode explores how sounds are both aural and physical, producing reverberations that register in our ears and bodies and that locate or disorient us in space.

You can check out the articles included in Art Practical’s Sound Issue here.

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Bad at Sports Episode 347:Katharina Fritsch

This week: We talk to artist Katharina Fritsch!

Richard says "cock" and "Hologram Tupac" a whole lot.

Katharina Fritsch is known for her sculptures and installations that reinvigorate familiar objects with a jarring and uncanny sensibility. Her works' iconography is drawn from many different sources, including Christianity, art history and folklore. She attracted international attention for the first time in the mid-1980s with life-size works such as a true-to-scale elephant. Fritsch’s art is often concerned with the psychology and expectations of visitors to a museum. Gary Garrels wrote that “One of the remarkable features of Fritsch’s work is its ability both to capture the popular imagination by its immediate appeal and to be a focal point for the specialized discussions of the contemporary art world. This all too infrequent meeting point is at the center of her work, as it addresses the ambiguous and difficult relationships between artists and the public and between art and its display—that is, the role of art and exhibitions and of the museum in the late twentieth century.” The special role colour plays in Fritsch's work has roots in her childhood visits to her grandfather, a salesman for Faber-Castell art supplies, whose garage was well-stocked with his wares.

Her most recognized works are Rattenkönig/Rat King (1993), a giant circle of black polyester rats, included in the 1999 Venice Biennale. Other works include Mönch (Monk) (2003), a stoic, monochromatic male figure, made of solid polyester with a smooth, matte black surface; Figurengruppe / Group of Figures (2006-2008), an installation of nine elements; and Hahn (Cock) (2010), a 14ft (4.3m) cockerel in ultramarine blue to be shown on London's Trafalgar Square in 2013.

In her working process, Fritsch combines the techniques of traditional sculpture with those of industrial production. While many of her early works were handcrafted, Fritsch now makes only the models for her sculptures and then hands these over to a factory for production, to near-pathological specifications. She uses these models to create moulds, from which the final sculptures are cast in materials such as plaster, polyester and aluminium. Many are made as editions, meaning that multiple casts are taken from one mould.[5] For the duration of some of her exhibitions, Fritsch has made her multiples available for sale at the respective museums.

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Bad at Sports Episode 346: Helen Molesworth

This week: We talk with, writer, giant of consciouness, and Chief Curator at the ICA in Boston Helen Molesworth.

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Bad at Sports Episode 345: Martha Wilson

This week: Another of our interviews from the Hand in Glove conference! Duncan and Patricia speak with artist Martha Wilson.

Martha Wilson is a Philadelphia based feminist performance artist. She is the founding director of Franklin Furnace. Over the past four decades she has developed and "created innovative photographic and video works that explore her female subjectivity through role-playing, costume transformation, and 'invasions' of other peoples personas". In the early 1970s while studying in Halifax in Nova Scotia, she began to make videos and photo/text performances. When she moved to New York City in 1974 she continued to develop and explore her photo/text and video performances Due to this and her other works during her career she gained attention around America for her provocative characters, costumes, works and performances. During 1976 she founded and became director of the Franklin Furnace Archive, which is an artist-run space that focuses on the exploration, advertisement and promotion of artists books, installation art, video and performance art. By promoting these certain areas of work, due to their content they challenge the established normality of performance, art work and books. Other aspects that are addressed through the promotion of the archive are the roles artists play within the visual arts organisations, and the expectations around what is acceptable in the art mediums.

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Bad at Sports Episode 344: Kota Ezawa

This week: San Francisco brings another great guest to the table! Kota Ezawa, video archaeologist.

Ezawa's work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery in London, Artpace in San Antonio, The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Murray Guy Gallery in New York and Haines Gallery in San Francisco. He participated in exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art in New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, SF MOMA, Andy Warhol Museum and Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. His animations were included in the 2005 Shanghai Biennale and will be presented in the upcoming Sao Paulo Biennial. He received a Tiffany Foundation Award in 2003 and the SECA Art Award in 2006. Ezawa is Assistant Professor of Media Arts at the California College of the Arts.

ALSO:

Comic Art and Fine Art: Connecting the Dots

Art Institute of ChicagoApril 12, 2012
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave


Free with museum admission, students free with ID
A Panel Of Leading Comic Experts:


Neal Adams, Ivan Brunetti, Geofrey Darrow and J.J. Sedelmaier discuss the history and future of this popular and populist art form. Moderated by Richard Holland.

Presented with the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo.

Explore the connection between Comic Art and Fine Art. This mini-tour includes a $2 off coupon to the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago when you show your C2E2 badge.

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Bad at Sports Episode 343: Residency Roundup part 2!

This week: The second part of our survey of residencies in the area. We speak with Nicholas Wylie and Emily Green about ACRE. Then on to with Elizabeth Chodos and Michael Andrews from Ox-Bow. Wrapping it up with Joe Jeffers for Harold Arts.

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ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) is a volunteer-run non-profit based in Chicago devoted to employing various systems of support for emerging artists and to creating a generative community of cultural producers. ACRE investigates and institutes models designed to help artists develop, present, and discuss their practices by providing forums for idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects.

Residency: Steuben, WI
Exhibitions: ACRE Projects / 1913 W 17th St / Chicago, IL 60608

http://www.acreresidency.org/

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This is Ox-Bow's 102nd year as a school of art and artists' residency. We are proud to celebrate our history and the thousands of artists who have passed through Ox-Bow’s campus since 1910.

Each year Ox-Bow evolves and responds to new developments in the visual arts in order to serve artists, students, and the community in relevant ways. This year’s course selection reflects our commitment to developing a dynamic curriculum that bends genres into new formats, but also has deep roots in traditional craft-based practices. It is this dynamic between tradition and innovation that makes taking a course at Ox-Bow such a singular and rich experience. The group of faculty and visiting artists for 2012 is comprised of ambitious thinkers and makers, and we are excited to have them join us in the same remarkable landscape that inspired Ox-Bow’s founding 102 years ago. We look forward to seeing you on campus this summer!

Anyone, whether they are a degree-seeking student, or a life-long learner can take a course. Courses can be taken for SAIC credit or for non-credit

SAIC advanced registration begins in-person on Monday, March 12th at 8:30 AM in the Ox-Bow office. General Registration opens March 26th online through our website, www.ox-bow.org.

Residencies-Fall

September 2- October 6, 2012

Two week to five week residencies for artists

Fall at Ox-Bow is dedicated to the residency program. It is a unique time to gather artists from around the world, working in a wide variety of media. Given the small nature of the program, residents have a remarkable opportunity to create a close community. Most nights feature slide lectures, studio visits, or informal conversation that can open an individual practice to discussion, engagement, and challenge.

During the fall season, Artists’ in Residence have the opportunity to work in studios not available during the summer session. They also enjoy a more intimate community of like-minded, and diverse professionals. The fall season is also an ideal time to propose group or collaborative work.

Deadline: May 11th, 2012

Cost: $250 per week, (includes room and board and use of studio), due at the time the residency is awarded.

Financial aid available, see application to apply.

Fall residency scholarships and stipend made possible with support form the Joan Mitchell Foundation will be available. These funds are awarded to 10 individual painters and sculptors who are able to spend 4-5 weeks at Ox-Bow during the fall session. Selected artists will have their residency fees waived and receive a stipend after completing their residency.  Apply on the application. Please include a brief statement of financial need.

Additional funding for the Fall and Summer Residency program is provided by the John Hartigan Memorial Scholarship for Painters (acrylic and/or oils).

 

Residencies-Summer 

June 3 – August 18, 2012.

Two-week Residencies for Arts Faculty 

Over the summer, Ox-Bow offers 2-week residencies for artists who are also faculty members in the arts, in an adjunct or full time capacity. This program is designed to give teaching artists the much needed time to focus on their own work throughout the summer and also to connect to other faculty who are teaching at Ox-Bow.

Artists are selected upon the merit of their work and written statements describing their proposed use of the residency. During their stay, artists are encouraged to present a slide lecture or reading of their work and to participate in the community life at Ox-Bow. Recipients receive a small private studio and room and board. Please note that the classroom studio facilities are not available to ARs.

Deadline: April 6. 2012

Cost: $550 for 2-weeks, (includes room and board and