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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 Episode 26: Corbett vs. Dempsey and State of the Union



It's our sixth month anniversary and there is much excitement for all!

This week we talk to John Corbett and Jim Dempsey of Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery. Also we reflect on six months of weekly podcasts and mull whether or not to go on. A very special episode of Bad at Sports. Like an afterschool special with expletives.

Real show note to follow at some point soon.

John Corbett
Jim Dempsey
Third Coast Festival
Experimental Sound Studio
Open End Barn Dance, Featuring Golden Horse Ranch Square Dance Band
Jeff Ward
Shannon Stratton
Sun Ra
Nelson Algren
Miyoko Ito
Chicago Imagists
Michiko Itatani
Morris Barazani
John Wilde
Joe Freebert
Bob Cozzolino
Dusty Grooves
WPA Muralists: Restoration
Roger Brown Study Collection
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Robert Amft
Clement Greenberg
Harold Rosenberg
Robert Henry Adams
Valerie Carberry
Thomas McCormick
Time Out Chicago: interview with Robert Amft

Scott Speh
Paul Klein
Michael Workman

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports__Episode_26_C_vs_D.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

Bad at Sports Episode 25: Wendy Cooper and reviews!

This Week

This week we interview Chicago gallerist Wendy Cooper. Then the BAS team reviews new shows at the Renaissance Society (Yutaka Sone's Forecast: Snow) and the Hyde Park Art Center (4-Reel). Amanda checks out more shows on her own, and--possibly the most exciting segment of the show yet--Duncan and Richard go to see Unshackled, recorded live at the Pacific Garden Mission.

Names Dropped

Wendy Cooper
Yutaka Sone
Renaissance Society
Unshackled Radio Show
John McKinnon
Art Institute of Chicago
Tony White/ Bodybuilder and Sportsman
Three Walls
Whitney Biennial
Fracesco Bonami
College Art Association
UW-Madison Art Dept.
Armory Show
Art Basel Miami Beach
Hyde Park Art Center
4-Reel Exhibition
Marie Krane Bergman
Cream Co.
David Coyle
Sasha Earle
Leah Finch
Howard Fonda
Bill Gerhard
Jaysen James
Michael Kiresuk
John Photos
Edgar Allen Poe
Yayoi Kusama
Lawrence Rinder
Bill Brown
Alison Ruttan
Steve Reber
Hamza Walker
Brian Taylor


We will interview the fine folks of Corbett vs. Dempsey and artist Alison Ruttan. Although I doubt we'll have time for both in one week, we'll see what happens.

Also, next week, we start a war with someone! YEAH! This whole Bad-at-Sports-declares-peace-with-everyone thing is crap.
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports__Episode_25_Wendy_Cooper.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:11am EST

Bad at Sports Episode 24: Stuff

I'm sick, this will be a less glitzy and amusing e-mail than usual. Hence this notice coming out so late.


We set the record straight about our rumored conflict with Gallery 400, although we definitely didn't like the show they have up right now. We check out the utterly fabulous collection of shows at the Cultural Center. AND to make it total art overload, we go to the MCA and take in an array of shows there too. Also our London branch (Ben Tanner and Christian Kuras) checks in and we get a brief NOVA plug from Michael Workman.

Names dropped:

Barbara DeGenevieve
Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodriguez
Alexandre Arrechea
Stephen Balkenhol
Jan Theun Van Rees
Lari Pittman
David Shrigley
Robert Mapplethorpe
Karen Finley
Lorelei Stewart
Anthony Elms
Tony Tassett
Lawrence Seward
Rodney Graham
Stephanie Brooks
Bob and Roberta Smith
David Robbins
Michael Elmgreen
Dana Schutz
Ron Mueck
Juan Munoz
Charles Ray
Peter Halley
Judy Ledgerwood
Julia Fish
Michelle Grabner
Sol Lewitt
Ad Reinhardt
Tom Friedman
Maurizio Cattelan
Matthew Barney
Chuck Close
Kerry James Marshall
Ellen Gallagher

Laura Owens
Robert Smithson
Robert Irwin
Dan Flavin
Dubhe CarreƱo
Carl Hammer
Stephen Kelly
Carrie Secrist
Natalie van Straaten
Greg Cameron


We interview Gallerist Wendy Cooper, and do some reviews INCLUDING our review of a taping of Unshackled at the Pacific Garden Mission.
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports__Episode_24_Stuff.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:09pm EST

Bad at Sports Episode 23: James Rondeau, Cecilia Edefalk

Duncan and Richard interview James Rondeau, superstar curator and Cecelia Edefalk, superstar artist. We just bought the right to the word "superstar" so we are compelled to use it as much as possible. Stealing liberally from the AIC's press release bank we now paste the following for your enlightenment.

"The Art Institute of Chicago presents the first solo U.S. exhibition of Swedish artist Cecilia Edefalk as part of its Focus exhibitions of contemporary art. Double White Venus, a series of 12 paintings all titled Double White Venus, will be on view in Gallery 139 of the museum from February 2 to April 23, 2006. Born in 1954, Edefalk draws viewers in by exploring, through repetition as well as innovative installations, the mechanics of making and looking at painted images. Edefalk works slowly and deliberately, in direct contrast to our high-speed, image-based world; she began Double White Venus in 1999 and completed its 12 paintings over the course of nearly 7 years."

James Rondeau is the Frances and Thomas Dittmer Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, and a damn nice guy. He has overseen the significant growth and expansion in recent years of the Art Institute of Chicago's commitment to contemporary art.

Brian Andrews our west coast correspondent has really been earning his keep these days. This week he interviews Andrew Bancroft aka the superstar rapper Jelly D. from the brilliant Maximum Wage video.

"The son of an ex-pool hustler and former Catholic nun, Andrew Bancroft grew up in Maine, where he developed an early love of acting and music. Andrew graduated with honors from Wesleyan UniversitySan Francisco in 2000. Andrew's many film credits include the title role in Gabriel Angel Of The Lord, as well as directing and starring as rapper "Jelly Donut" in Illbilly's mock music video Maximum Wage . He has many other performance credits, including The Ken and Andy Show and Popcorn Anti-Theater."

If you don't go check out your toes will rot off.

Names Dropped: Stan Douglas, Anne Goldstein, James Coleman, Michael Asher, Madeleine Grynsztejn, Jeremy Strick, Claude Monet, A. James Speyer, Philip K. Dick, Robert Gober, Francesco Clemente, Robert Ryman, Sean Scully, Buzz Spector, Suzanne Ghez, Francesco Bonami, Thomas Hirschhorn, Lisa Dorin, Chalres Stuckey, Neal Benezra, Anne Rojimer, James Wood, James Cuno, Kenny Taylor, the all important Bob's Donut Shop in San Francisco, CA, and more, more, more


Reviews from London, Gallerist Wendy Cooper, maybe some reviews, c'mon I just finished this damn show do I really need to dish about what we have for next week. Sheesh.

Cecilia Edefalk
Stan Douglas
Anne Goldstein
James Coleman
Michael Asher
Madeleine Grynsztejn
Jeremy Strick
Claude Monet
A. James Speyer
Philip K. Dic
Robert Gober
Francesco Clemente
Robert Ryman
Sean Scully
Buzz Spector
Suzanne Ghez
Francesco Bonami
Thomas Hirschhorn

Lisa Dorin
Charles Stuckey
Neal Benezra
Anne Rorimer

James Cuno
Wendy Cooper

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports__Episode_23_James_Rondeau.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43am EST