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.
Bad at Sports Episode 130: Stephanie Smith-Adaptation

This week Duncan and the always delightful Jeff Ward talk to Stephanie Smith, the Director of Collections and Exhibitions and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smart Museum in Chicago about the current exhibition Adaptation: Video Installations by Ben-Ner, Herrera, Sullivan, and Sussman & The Rufus Corporation.


Holy guacamole am I sick this week, yuck. One of the joys of having a child in daycare.

Bad at Sports is officially panhandling for a used PC laptop as a donation, or a reasonably priced sale, to us. The IBM T-42 that has handled the last 130+ shows is fatally ill and needs replacement pronto. Please e-mail us at badatsports@gmail.com if you have something fairly recent laying about you would like to get off of your hands! Thanks.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_130-Stephaine_Smith.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 129: Hou Hanru

This week Brian, Marc, and Patrica sit down with Hou Hanru for a conversation over wine and olives. Currently the Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at SFAI, Hanru has curated a number of major international exhibitions including the Istanbul Biennale, Guangzhou Triennale, and 50th Venice Biennale. The interview spans from Hanru's education in china after the cultural revolution, globalism, principles of self organization, and what its like to curate both internationally and locally.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_129-Hou_Hanru.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 128: Philip von Zweck on New Orleans Ok, so you have listened to our BS for 127 episodes or so, so this week we introduce an exciting new program for BAS. We will from time to time invite guest curators on to put together an episode of Bad at Sports. This week, Artist, Curator, Musician, Gallerist, Radio Host and recipient of the 2007 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation grant, Philip von Zweck does a show focused on the area from whence he came, New Orleans.

Philip von Zweck grew up in Slidell Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans that was also devastated by Katrina.  In January he made his first trip back since the storm and took along a recorder for Bad at Sports to find out what’s going on in New Orleans Art and what’s up with Prospect.1, the first New Orleans Biennial coming this fall. Along the way he spoke with Chris Deris, a high school friend (BFA, Atlanta College of Art; MFA, RISD) who now teaches Sculpture at Loyola University; New Orleans artist Blake Boyd; Odgen Museum of Southern Art Curator David Houston; and Cynthia Scott, an MFA student at Tulane and one of the organizers of forthcoming artist initiatives responding to Prospect.1.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_128-New_Orleans.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 127: Tom Sanford Amanda interviews artist and master of "celebutard portraiture" Tom Sanford. (our apologies to the mis-spelling of Tom's name on the MP3, BAS's shit-togetherness shines through).

Duncan bitches a bit more about the Art Institute.

And can we have a moment of silence for Mort Garson, please.
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_127-Tom_Sandford.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT