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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 talk to artist Rirkrit Tiravanija

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

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

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