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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.
Bad at Sports Episode 122: Leo Koenig/ BioTechnique

First: Amanda Browder and guest host Tom Sanford talk to New York Gallerist Leo Koenig.

From the Leo Koenig Site:
Leo Koenig opened his gallery in 1999 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There, he presented both promising young talent and established, historically significant artists. Within a year, the gallery moved to Manhattan, first to a space in Tribeca, then to Centre street in soho, where we were for 4 years. In August 2005, we opened our new ground floor space at 545 West 23rd Street in the heart of Chelsea.

For six years now, Leo Koenig Inc. has been presenting a surprising mix of fresh exhibitions, anchored by a well-learned tradition of publication. Ever vigilant that the artist's work be seen in an appropriate context, the gallery has been dedicated to producing catalogues with penetrating essays, and limited-edition artist books.

With a focus on painting and sculpture, Leo Koenig Inc.'s current roster includes some of the most internationally renowned emerging and mid-career contemporary artists. We are pleased to represent the following artists:

Next: Brian Andrews, Marc LeBlanc and Patricia Maloney discuss the BioTechnique show at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, which Brian Andrews thinks is utter crap.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_122-Leo_Koenig.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:32pm EST

Bad at Sports Episode 121: Holiday Spectacular!!! Need something to listen to during your holiday travels? Well we are back once again with the BAS Holiday Spectacular! Over an hour of eclectic holiday related music, mirth and mayhem.

First a solid hour of gems from the BAS vault, some things you love, some things you hate, some things that will surprise you.

We finish it off with the West Coast Bureau playing holiday madlibs.

Not to be missed.
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_121-Holiday_Spectacular.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:08pm EST

Bad at Sports Episode 120: Intuit and Literago.org

First: Shannon and Duncan talk Robert Reinard, Program Director, Collections & Exhibitions and Amanda Curtis, Program Director, Education from Intuit.

Intuit is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991. Our mission is to promote public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of intuitive and outsider art through a program of education and exhibition.

Toward this end, Intuit strives to discover, document, maintain, preserve, exhibit, and collect examples of intuitive and outsider art; and to operate a permanent facility in which to pursue such activities.

Intuit defines "intuitive and outsider art" as work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world and who seem instead motivated by their unique personal visions. This includes what is known as art brut, non-traditional folk art, self-taught art, and visionary art.

Next: Terri and Joanna talk to Gretchen Kalwinski and Eugenia Williamson from Literago.org

Literago.org is intended as a portal to news and information about literary goings-on in and around Chicago. The site features a curated calendar with a corresponding weekly newsletter, news and photos, post-event write-ups, and the occasional essay about the state of literature in Chicago.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_120_Intuit-Literago.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:42pm EST

Bad at Sports Episode 119: James Elkins on Globalism! The festival of Elkins!

Duncan talks with James Elkins about globalism, imperialism's and all sorts of lighthearted stuff.  This is audio that was recorded this summer at The Stone Theory Institute's first iteration; 2007: The Globalization of Art, co-organized with Zhivka Valiavicharska.  Bad At Sport sat in on the whole thing and has pretty much every second on tape.  We will be posting five sections over the next month or two as raw audio with a short  introduction by Elkins himself. These will not be the polished "podio" that you have been used too but for those of you academically inclined it will be freaking awesome... check the blog regularly as we will update with out notice.

We have a James Elkins original picture of all the scholars involved with their names for download at...
http://www.badatsports.com/megsmagic/2007-panorama.jpg

The show opens with an indictment of Duncan's mean-ness.




Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_119-Elkins_on_Globalism.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01am EST

Bad at Sports Episode 118: Circus Gallery/Navta Schultz

 Marc and Brian interview Dawn Kasper with John Knuth of Circus Gallery featuring Michael  Bauer of The Confederacy of Creative Ephemera.

Duncan talks to the delightful Ryan Schultz of Navta Schultz Gallery in Chicago about running a gallery, art fairs and the trajectory of the business.

NEXT WEEK: The Festival of Elkins!!!

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_118_Circus_Gallery.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:27am EST