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 174: Lawrence Rinder This week Patricia and Brian chat with Lawrence Rinder, currently the director of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Previously he was the Dean at California College of the Arts, curated for the Whitney Museum of American Art, and founded the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art at CCA. He has curated numerous exhibitions including the 2002 Whitney Bienial. In this conversation, they discuss BAMPHA's new building, arts education, the future of the museum, and the Bay Area art community. At the end Larry agrees to come back on the show in the future to discuss all the curatorial projects in his past thay didn't have time to discuss.
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Bad at Sports Episode 173: Holiday show 2008 It's our annual Holiday extravaganza. Now with even more Hanukkah content than ever before! Enjoy the show, have a safe and happy holiday!

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Bad at Sports Episode 172: John Jennings and Damian Duffy Mark Staff Brandl, the Central European Bureau and EuroShark, is in Central Illinois this time, interviewing Prof. John Jennings and Damian Duffy, curators of the traveling exhibition "Out of Sequence: Underrepresented Voices in American Comics," which originated at Krannert Art Museum in Champaign. Jennings and Duffy discuss their curation of several shows, their own art and writing such as the graphic novel The Hole, their teaching, the extension of sequential art beyond the "Masters of American Comics" notion, theory, the socio-political, African-American culture, impurity, art history and more. Hey Kids, Comics, Fine Art and Filosofizing! Big fun for one and all

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Bad at Sports Episode 171: Mark Napier and Dirty Words This week a sick Duncan MacKenzie bumbles his way through a dramatic and sweeping discussion with Mark Napier.  They speak of "Net Art," its less then stellar critics, and how we think about these new kinds of cultural products.

Napier was an early pioneer of net art and is still charting it's future at  His interview is followed by Terri and Joanna discussing the new book "Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex" by Ellen Sussman.  

The intro is a gem.
Direct download: Bad_At_Sports_Episode_171_Mark_Napier.mp3
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