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 213: Rob Davis and Michael Langlois This week we return to Chicago's magic love and check in with a few local
heroes, Rob Davis and Michael Langlois. Fresh from shows in New York and
Berlin, they have returned home to a run of great exhibitions starting with
the Cultural Center in January and rolling up to the current 12 x 12 at the
MCA. They join us to chat about painting, perspectives on art history,
collaboration and show making in the contemporary context, while always
draping one hand back to tradition.

The outro has a guest commentator with a message for Joseph Mohan. After that
there is a special surprise for those who hang about for end of the credits.
Or maybe not. I thought it was funny.
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_213-Davis_and_Langlois.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 212: Jay Wolke This week: Duncan and guest interviewer (who really does most of the interviewing while Duncan slumbers) Anna Kunz talk to artist and educator Jay Wolke! This entertaining and at times wacky interview is not to be missed. As you listen to this you can think to yourself; "I wonder what general zaniness was in the 10 minutes Richard chopped out of this show for the purposes of brevity and flow", but you can rest comfortable that most of it consisted of Anna giving Duncan a hard time.

Do not miss the longest, most unfocused and rant laden outro/credits in the history of the show, where Richard and Duncan are interrupted by Buses, the El, a panhandler, and Richard's spontaneous rant about a cop on a Segway smoking a cigarette. This spawns a discussion about the ascendancy of "douchebag" in the contemporary lexicon.

Wow. That is a lot of quality show!

Lifted shamelessly for somewhere else:

Jay Wolke is professor and chair of the department of art and design at Columbia College Chicago, and the author of All Around the House: Photographs of American-Jewish Communal Life. Dominic A. Pacyga is a professor at Columbia College Chicago, and the author and editor of numerous books on Chicago's history, including Polish Immigrants and Industrial Chicago and Chicago, both published by the University of Chicago Press.
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_212-Jay_Wolke.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 211: Helidon Gjergji This week Tom and Amanda talk to artist Helidon Gjergji!

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_211-Helidon_Gjergji.mp3
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Bad at Sports Episode 210: Madeleine Grynsztejn  This week: Duncan and Richard talk to Madeleine Grynsztejn, the new Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago!

Stolen liberally from the MCA website, with a bit of BAS embellishment:


Grynsztejn was born in Lima, Peru, and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, and London, England. She studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and received her BA in art history and French from Newcomb College of Tulane University, and her MA in art history from Columbia University. She is a former Helena Rubenstein Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and a 2007 graduate of the Getty Foundation’s Museum Leadership Institute. Grynsztejn has written, lectured, and taught extensively on contemporary art. She served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Galeria de Arte Nacional in Caracas, among other agencies. She acted as a juror for the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the American Academy in Rome, the Munich

Kunstpreis in Germany, and the Tiffany Foundation Biennial Awards. She has also served on the advisory committees for the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the American Center in Paris. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and French. Her husband, Tom Shapiro, is a marketing consultant and a damn nice guy. Yes, Bad at Sports added the “damn nice guy” part, the MCA would never be so inappropriately casual in a blurb! How dare us. The nerve! It's true though, he really is nice.

Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_210-Madeleine_Grynsztejn.mp3
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