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 91: Gregg Bordowitz and David Getsy on “queer?

This week Terri talks to Gregg Bordowitz and David Getsy about queer art, queer theory and what it means to be queer in 2007.  Duncan and Meg were there too, but it is mostly Terri, Gregg and David’s show.

Gregg Bordowitz is a writer, AIDS activist, and film-and videomaker. His work, including Fast Trip, Long Drop (1993) and Habit (2001), documents his personal experiences of testing positive and living with HIV within the context of a personal and global crisis. His writings are collected in The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous and Other Writings:1986-2003. He is currently on faculty in the Film Video and New Media department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

David Getsy is an author, theorist and Assistant Professor of 19th and early 20th Century Art Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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Special Correspondent Tony Fitzpatrick interviews Time Out Chicago's Ruth Lopez about just about everything. It's an engaging and insightful conversation. Duncan and Richard chime in now and again.

The show closes with further proof that if there is an obscure musical tidbit in Tony's past, we can find it.



Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_90_Lopez-Fitzpatrick.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 89: The Collective Foundation/Miranda July reviewed

This week Book Reviews and West Coast News! Terri Griffith and Joanna Topor review Miranda July’s book No One Belongs Here More Than You. Worked in to the commentary is discussion of the Mackenzie’s sex life and Oprah’s use of the phrase Vah-Jay-Jay.

Brian Andrews and Marc LeBlanc talk to curator Joseph del Pesco and artist Scott Oliver about the Collective Foundation. 

The Collective Foundation (CF) is a temporary organization. The concept of curator Joseph del Pesco and artist Scott Oliver, CF relies on the contributions of numerous people who are working to advance art in the Bay Area. During the organization's launch at YBCA, The Foundation will set up temporary headquarters in our galleries. They will hold think-tank discussions, how-to sessions for navigating the CF Web interface, and Shotgun Review Second Saturdays where participants will review as many Bay Area art shows as possible. The furniture for the Foundation’s headquarters will be borrowed from local individuals, modified for the exhibition, and returned at the close of the show—a generous illustration of the benefits of networking. Find out more at

Duncan makes a funny noise at the end of the show.


Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_89_Collective_Foundation-books.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 88: Art Fair Part Deux!

This week Art Fair Part Deux. In response to blog comments I am attempting something new, and listing the times of the bits. Which I must say is one more damn task to complete for the show, but I'll try it and see if it drives me insane.

0:00-11:25 Intro, overall recap and lots of snotty commentary by Duncan, Amanda, and Richard. 

11:40-22:10 Team Browder (Amanda and Dolly Browder) with Susan Hobbs on the Susan Hobbs Gallery.

22:20-29:05 Team Queer Ghetto Bus (Terri, Serena and Meg) talk to folks from the Thomas Robertello Gallery: guests Thomas Robertello , Adam Ekberg ,Lily McElroy, Hybinette + Richards

29:10-34:00 TB talks to artist David Opdyke with Roebling Hall Art Gallery and Dolly gives some of the best insight ever!

34:10-37:38 TQGB talks to the Williamsburg based Eyewash Gallery  and Larry Walczak and Paul Kurman.

37:50-46:05 TB talks to Santiago Cucullu with High Point Press about his work.

46:20-49:55 TQGB talks to the delightful artist Anni Holm with Orleans Street Gallery and the art scene in St. Charles Illinois.

50:05-58:40 Joel Beck Who runs Roebling Hall Gallery who curated the video installation spectacle in the lobby along with Steven Levy.

58:45-1:05:35 TQGB talks about Brittany's va-jay-jay and with the fine folks from the Capla Kesting Gallery: David Kesting, John Leo, Daniel Edwards, Martina Kubinyi

1:05:45-1:14:00 TB Talks to Steve Zavvatero and Heather Marx of The Heather Marx Gallery from San Francisco. Amanda tries to start a knife fight.

1:14:20-1:19:30 The Team Browder wrap up which is a delightful conversation between Amanda and Dolly recapping Dolly's first Art Fair experience. This is my personal favorite moment in the show.

1:19:30-1:22:45 Closing credits and quips, never to be missed.

Whew! That was some serious typing for 6 a.m. on a Sunday.

Lastly, while looking for a picture for this weeks show, I stumbled upon this link on Anni Holm's site, check out the story and help if you can. Anni should e-mail us so we can have them both on to talk about it.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_88_Art_Fair_part_2.mp3
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