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 Episode 82: David Robbins

This week Duncan and Richard talk to David Robbins.

David Robbins has had 30 solo exhibitions of his work internationally and has recently been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France. He has published four books, including a novella, The Ice Cream Social (1998), and his essays and satires have been published in Artforum, Parkett, Art Issues, and numerous other magazines and catalogs. He received his degree in American Studies from Brown University. He currently lives in Milwaukee. 

His forthcoming book on concrete comedy sounds like one of the most interesting things ever and I personally have pre-ordered 400 copies on Amazon.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_82_Robbins.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 81: Joseph Ketner II and Christopher Kennedy

This week's show is a cavalcade of amazing-ness. Duncan and Richard talk to Joseph Ketner II, Chief Curator at the Milwaukee Art Museum where we ask the question "did Francis Bacon simply need a hug?". Next, there is an excerpt from a lecture by Christopher Kennedy, President, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., on the future of the Art Fair here in Chicago which is not to be missed as we move ever closer to the 2007 fair and away from the 2006 debacle. Christian Kuras guest stars in the expanded intro and Amanda is back from her travels to say all sorts of funny and possibly offensive things!

Be sure to buy your Pitchfork Festival tickets! Sonic Youth is performing Daydream Nation in its entirety. Hot damn.

Holy Guacamole the new Chicago Reader art listings (if you can even call them that) suck like space. For shame Reader, for shame. This is one of the biggest slaps to the art community in some time. Rise up!!!

Lastly, PLEASE vote in this week's poll as we need your input on what might be changes to the format of the show.

Planned for next week, artist and author David Robbins!!!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_81_Ketner-Kennedy.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 80: Berin Golonu & Erik Wenzel

This week: Marc LeBlanc and Brian Andrews talk to Berin Gonlonu, Associate Visual Arts Curator at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Mike Benedetto makes his fabulous return. Nathan Rodgers-Madsen interviews Erik Wenzel of the Art or Idiocy? blog and numerous other artistic and journalistical type projects.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_80_Gonolu-Wenzel.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 79: Reviews

In this episode Bad at Sports welcomes guest reviewers... Boston up  and comer Liz Nofziger and Columbia College's Neysa Page-Lieberman.  They join Bad at Sports locals Terri Griffith, Serena Worthington,  Joanna Topor, and Duncan MacKenzie as we shake up and shake down shows in the west loop. Tune in as they struggle to come to terms with Gescheidle's two new shows, Drew Beatie and Chris Verene whose name Duncan butchers repeatedly), GARDENFresh's first show in their new digs, and 40000's two new offerings Thomas Rapai and Amy Vogel.

All that and Brian Andrews talks politics and art!

ALSO A BRAND NEW CONTEST: The first Bad at Sports Essay Contest is announced in the outro this week. We need you to write a speculative essay of 100 words or less on why Edward Lifson dislikes us. These can be as speculative and fictitious as possible. The winner will have their essay read on the air by Book Guru Terry Griffith!!!

On that note don’t forget to e-mail Hello Beautiful and tell them about our project!!!

ALSO you can contact them via the following (lifted from their site)

Whether you're an artist or enthusiast, musician or muse, Chicago Public Radio's arts desk wants your thoughts on where to go and what to see in Chicagoland. Share your ideas one of two ways:



Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_79_reviews.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41pm EST