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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 191: James Elkins/Liz Prince This week: Duncan talks with James Elkins about his forthcoming round table at Art Chicago, and the art Phd. Like you didn't have enough student loan debt.

BAS Boston's Matthew Nash talks to comic artist Liz Prince about her work, and her excellent book "Will you still love me if I wet the bed?"

Go, right now, buy it.
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_191-Elkins-Prince.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:24pm EST

Bad at Sports Episode 190: Steve Litsios

First, Duncan and Richard present a horribly off-track intro which consists largely of talk of herpes and sleeping around. Eventually they get around to discussing what is really important, this week’s show!

 

Steve Litsios, an artist from La Chaux-de-Fonds in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, is interviewed this week by Mark Staff Brandl. Litsios is known for his vast paper installations, wall objects, smaller sculpture, and web-work, all of which are elegant, restrained, and yet puckish in their surprising flirtation with elements of garishness. His work has recently begun to incorporate political content into his formerly abstract approach. The artist also plays in several roots blues and skiffle bands.

 

Then, in the closing, Duncan calls out Joseph Mohan. Other wackiness ensues.

 

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_190-Steve_Litsios.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:16pm EST

Bad at Sports Episode 189: NYC Economics Roundtable With the financial market squeezing donors, collectors and the backers of the art market, the word recession has been a new mantra that has plagued the New York art scene. This week Amanda Browder (host of the Amanda Browder Show) and Tom Sanford (BAS reporter and artiste) talk with Craig Houser (curator), Les Rogers (artist) and John Lee (dealer/gallery owner) about the current financial recession in New York and how it compares to the most recent recession in the 80's. Watch out Elizabeth Peyton, your neck is first.

Next: Mike Benedetto (jackass, BAS film critic) reviews The Watchmen.

IMPORTANT: be sure to stick around after the credits for a very special and heart rending public service announcement from Mike, that, much to his surprise, I actually did run in the show.
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_189-NYC_Econ_Roundtable.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

Bad at Sports Episode 188: Oli Watt and Jamisen Ogg/The Browder Show

First: This week Duncan checks in from Roots and Culture and interviews Oli Watt and Jamisen Ogg about the show they put together with Lauren Anderson.  Lauren could not make the taping session and Eric May (The Director of Roots and Culture) steps in to make sure the world know
what great work she does.

Next: From NYC! The Amanda Browder Show features three conversations from the Volta Art Fair - NY 2009. Amanda talks with Noah Singer of Imperfect Articles (Chicago), Tracy Candido and Tara Strickstein of Sweet Tooth of the Tiger (NYC) and Joshua Callaghan (LA). All three discuss the hardships of being stuck in a booth all weekend on what happened to be one of the sunniest days all winter.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_188-Watt__Ogg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:24pm EST