Bad at Sports
Bad At Sports is a weekly podcast about contemporary art. Founded in 2005, focuses on presenting the practices of artists, curators, critics, dealers, various other arts professionals through an online audio format.
Bad at Sports : Lucky 13!


Reviews, reviews, reviews!!! Tropicalia at the MCA, the non-art art show at Loyola, A bunch of stuff at the Cultural Center and more!

Singing hosts, great music cues, mirth, mayhem, and music. Special guest, writer, critic, and giant of consciousness Joanna Topor mocks "author" Rick Moody's talk at the MCA and suffers the slings and arrows of my comedic editing. Styx!!! Holy guacamole! Who could ask for anything more?

Museum of Contemporary Art
Water Tower of Art
Cultural Center Chicago
LUMA or Loyola University Museum of Art


I have no freaking idea. I think our West Coast correspondent Brian Andrews will be in town to shill for his forthcoming show at 40000. Why am I the only person on this show not in the queue for a show at 40000? Clearly I don't say enough nice things about Britton Bertran (I love you Britton!).

Links to follow whenever Duncan gets around to it...

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Lucky_Episode_13.mp3
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Bad at Sports : Episode 12 Michelle Grabner!

Michelle Grabner! We show up with bagels and coffee to interview artist, critic, gallerist, teacher, and writer Michelle Grabner in her Oak Park Studio.

Michelle has written criticism for more magazines than I can comfortably count, and shown her work internationally. We talk about her career, the't find a decent solo show to review for Art Forum.

The Suburban
244 West Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
tel: 708.763.8554
Hours Saturday: 12-5

And as if that discussion isn't enough to fuel thoughtful conversation for weeks and provide enough grist for the intellectual mill, Duncan and I review current shows. And, for the first time, we completely, utterly, and collectively dislike something!

We review the Hyde Park Art Center's new show of James Faulkner's work, the Smart Museum's exhibition Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art, the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery's show Art in the Abstract, and the Renaissance Society's exhibition All the Pretty Corpses.

Links etc. to follow soon!

South Park
Michelle Grabner Rocket Gallery
Shane Campbell Gallery
3 Walls

Illinois State
Project Row House
Beverly Art Center
Hyde Park Art Center
The Ren

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_12.mp3
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Libsyn, who hosts our stuff has really been a pain in our collective Bad at Sports ass this week, so many of you tried to download last weeks show had trouble, we're sorry, they suck, we will beat them up as soon as we can find their offices. Don't forget to download Episode #10, good stuff!


We really will get back to reviews at some point, but there is just too much to talk about in the interview department! Lou Mallozzi, Executive Director of the Experimental Sound Studio, artist, and educator, talks about the Open Ear Festival of Sound (November 13, 2005 - December 15, 2005) and the 20th Anniversary of ESS! Also, Duncan talks to Jonathan Rhodes Executive Director of Three-Walls about Nato Thompson's lecture on Art Activist Communities. We talk about why Scott Speh hates Canadians. Duncan and Richard sing a duet!!

If you miss this you will have nothing to discuss around the water cooler next week, loser!

More links to follow!

The Experimental Sound Studio
Mass. MoCA

While we didn't get achance to talk about it this week, go check out Art in the Abstract, one of a couple really kick-ass shows at the Illinois State Museum, which I honestly had forgotten about until I was blundering around the Thompson Center trying to find a form for something. Okay, city dwellers, all you have to do is get off at Clark and Lake on the Blue line, go up to the second floor, and BLAMMO, kickass Illinois-artist-made abstract art throughout history. Go see this, this is the best use of my tax dollars I've seen!!

Illinois State Museum-Art in the Abstract
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_11.mp3
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Terror! Mayhem! Plagues! Fires!!!

This week's show had to endure horrors beyond description, those of you conversational with me know what woe has befallen the kingdom, but dammit, the show goes on!

This week: The Alliance of Pentaphilic Curators! Duncan reviews a book! 10 seconds of Shannon Stratton! A whole interview got cut because the artist didn't like what they had to say!!! A record review I recorded a month ago!!!!!! Wow, that's a lot of show for your podcasting dollar.

Gallery 400
Nato Thompson
Ted Hiebert's Post Human suggestion

LASTLY, yeah yeah I'm a jackass and I screwed up...

Contrary to our press release, next week Jonathan from threewalls, not Jeff from threewalls, will discuss smart people things with duncan on the pod. I goofed.

Jonathan wants all the fame and glory that bad at sports will inevitably bring him!!!
Direct download: Bad_at_sports_Episode_10.mp3
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