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Bad at Sports : Episode 15




Holy crap did we have a hard time posting this!
Libsyn is giving me a rash, it shouldn't take 8 f-ing hours and 29 tries to upload a file.


THIS WEEK:


Britton Bertran (head honcho at 40000) and Brian Andrews (mean listener, etc.) talk to Duncan and Richard about Brian's new show. Britton throws down the gauntlet to the world at large, proclaiming that he is in Chicago to stay. Brian talks about being delighted to be back in Chicago to trudge through 6 inches of gray slush.

Reviews! Duncan, Richard, and Amanda Browder review Michelle Faust at 65 Grand,...more

People unclear on the concept




Okay, so we here at Bad at Sports get some weird mail. BUT this one is worth posting, it is from some guy who runs a sports blog, who linked to us because he seemingly thought we were a sports podcast. I just tried to pull it up and it wasn't working, but if it comes up, it is pretty funny to see us amongst the sports fan sites.

FROM: Drew Blake
Dec 2

hey, just thought i'd let yall know that your blogs are sweet and i linked them to my new one, The Land of...more

Bad at Sports : 14 REVIEWORAMA





THIS WEEK:

Reviews, reviews, reviews!!! Our London correspondents Ben Tanner and Christian Kuras make their fabulous debut and review the UK version of "Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist's Eye," which began its life on this earth at our very own MCA. Brian Andrews, our West Coast rep, is back to tell us what is wrong with the art scene in San Francisco. Duncan and Richard review "On the Scene: Jessica Rowe, Jason Salavon, Brian Ulrich," and then they check out The Museum of Contemporary Photography's new shows "Jeffrey A. Wolin: Inconvenient Stories" and "Stages of Memory: The...more

Bad at Sports : Lucky 13!




THIS WEEK:

Reviews, reviews, reviews!!! Tropicalia at the MCA, the non-art art show at Loyola, A bunch of stuff at the Cultural Center and more!

Singing hosts, great music cues, mirth, mayhem, and music. Special guest, writer, critic, and giant of consciousness Joanna Topor mocks "author" Rick Moody's talk at the MCA and suffers the slings and arrows of my comedic editing. Styx!!! Holy guacamole! Who could ask for anything more?

Museum of Contemporary Art
Tropicalia
Water Tower of Art
Cultural Center Chicago
LUMA or Loyola University Museum of Art

NEXT WEEK:

...more

Bad at Sports : Episode 12 Michelle Grabner!





Michelle Grabner! We show up with bagels and coffee to interview artist, critic, gallerist, teacher, and writer Michelle Grabner in her Oak Park Studio.

Michelle has written criticism for more magazines than I can comfortably count, and shown her work internationally. We talk about her career, the't find a decent solo show to review for Art Forum.

The Suburban
244 West Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
tel: 708.763.8554
Hours Saturday: 12-5

And as if that discussion isn't enough to fuel thoughtful conversation for weeks and provide enough grist for the intellectual mill, Duncan and I review current shows. And,...more

Bad at Sports : Episode 11 Lou Mallozzi and Jonathan Rhodes




Libsyn, who hosts our stuff has really been a pain in our collective Bad at Sports ass this week, so many of you tried to download last weeks show had trouble, we're sorry, they suck, we will beat them up as soon as we can find their offices. Don't forget to download Episode #10, good stuff!

THIS WEEK:

We really will get back to reviews at some point, but there is just too much to talk about in the interview department! Lou Mallozzi, Executive Director of the Experimental Sound Studio, artist, and educator, talks about the Open Ear...more

Bad at Sports : Episode 10 Pentaphilic and more!




Terror! Mayhem! Plagues! Fires!!!

This week's show had to endure horrors beyond description, those of you conversational with me know what woe has befallen the kingdom, but dammit, the show goes on!


This week: The Alliance of Pentaphilic Curators! Duncan reviews a book! 10 seconds of Shannon Stratton! A whole interview got cut because the artist didn't like what they had to say!!! A record review I recorded a month ago!!!!!! Wow, that's a lot of show for your podcasting dollar.

Gallery 400
MASS MOCA
Nato Thompson
Ted Hiebert's Post Human suggestion


LASTLY, yeah yeah I'm a jackass and I screwed up...

Contrary...more

Bad at Sports : Episode 9 Paul Klein




Holy guacamole it's my freaking birthday, my landlord is making me move my studio, and we STILL get the show out early. That's quality people, trauma, mirth and on time. When choosing podcasts remember who loves ya baby, we don't make you wait three weeks between shows like lots of the other bush league podcasters out there in I-pod land. Duncan and I sit, huddled under a bare bulb, humming "working in a coal mine" and get our shit out in short order. Golly.


Okay, anyway. This week, Chicago art legend Paul Klein, Duncan reviews a book and rants about the...more

Bad at Sports : Episode 8 Edward Lifson



We interview Edward Lifson, host of Chicago Public Radio's weekly Arts program Hello Beautiful


Also: Bill Gross of 65 Grand returns to discuss the tone of the lecture at the Three Arts Club a few weeks back. AND Amanda Browder and Richard review a plethora of shows! Rhona Hoffman, Monique Meloche, and the ever bad-assed Gallery 40000. Wow!

Early Adopters
Hello Beautiful
Rhona Hoffman
Monique Meloche
Gallery 40000

Bad at Sports: Show #7 Bill Gross, Duncan's Show, Depart-ment and more!!!




TEMP SHOW NOTE:

Bill Gross, Depart-ment, Duncan MacKenzie and Shannon Stratton at Fraction, and Michael Asher reviewed at last.

Okay so this show was edited in a Toyota and in a Holiday Inn in Port Washington Wisconsin.

Not our tightest work and we had WAY too much material.

Things edited out and that will be worked into future shows include: Bill, Duncan and Richard discussing the current show at the Three Arts Club and the discussion that followed the opening that was lots of complaining, Amanda and Richard discussing a whole bunch of shows and why Gordon Matta-Clark's used Kleenex...more

Bad At Sports: Episode 6 Scott Speh and Philip von Zweck interviewed




We interview Scott Speh at Western Exhibitions, he talks about the current show, 5 Solo Exhibitions (Mike Andrews, Jimmy Baker, Carl Baratta, Paul Fuchs and Ben Stone), and about running a gallery space in the contemporary Chicago art scene.

Next we talk to Philip von Zweck, artist, radio show producer and host, artist, project coordinator, and now gallery owner about his work and his new gallery.

This show is a must for a great state of the union of the Chicago art scene and making it as an artist here.


Scott Speh
Philp Von Zweck and Associates
Fraction Workspace

The...more


Musicircus and the Pentaphilic! Maybe some reviews as well.




Meet a plethora of people from the Musicircus at the MCA including Eric Leonardson, Chris Preissing, Peter Rosenbloom, Robb Drinkwater and Jesse Seay. Also we review Michael Goro at ARC and we talk about a zillion painters in the Everybody Paints! show at Parlour. Duncan interviews Jason Dunda of Pentaphilic Curatorial Projects. There is some Canada bashing and we decide to pick a fist fight with Art News Magazine's editorial staff.

Chris Preissing and the Chicago Composers Forum
Robb Drinkwater
Eric Leonardson and Peter Jones Gallery
Jesse Seay and Likes To Do Other Things Podcast
Peter...more


Bad at Sports Podcast : Amanda Browder




We talk to Chicago Artist Amanda Browder about her current local and international projects, and about the meaning of Career Day.

The three of us discuss the Bruce Nauman show at theDonald Young Gallery Gallery and we look at the Nevin Tomlinson show at Gallery 40000.

Also...

Anyone interested in show opportunities that exist in Canada should check out these websites.

Akimbo
Instant Coffee

Closer to home...

The Illinois Arts Council
The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Grant Opportunities

Richard Interviews everyone he can at the Chicago Composers Forum: John...more


Thanks for the plug!


Much gratitude to art impresario Paul Klein (nee of Klein Art Works) for mentioning us on his fantastic ArtLetter website (the 9/16/05 edition). A great source of news and reviews. Be sure to check it out!

ArtLetter (current issue)

Also be sure to listen to next weeks show where we are interviewing Amanda Browder, one of my favorite artists, we talk about her forthcoming public art works, her international project and more. Amanda joins us for reviews of the Bruce Nauman show at Donald Young and the Nevin Tomlinson at Gallery 40000!


Coming Soon!


Howdy, Thanks for listening/reading. We have all sorts of new and exciting features coming to the show in the near future! More record reviews! Duncan's Book Review Corner! Information on art opportunities! If there are things you'd like to hear as a part of the show let us know. We are also interested in contributors. If you would like to add your voice to Bad at Sports, contact us! Richard

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