Episode 65: Francesco Bonami

November 26, 2006 · Print This Article

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THIS WEEK: the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art’s Manilow Senior Curator Francesco Bonami interviewed live a Three Walls on Tuesday November 21, 2006. Francesco gives his frank and funny perspective on everything from: why Australian art is bad, compares Kentuckians to Europeans, and talks about the role of the curator as artist.

Well the residency is over. Thanks for coming. Thanks to Three Walls for all their help and patience. It was nice to meet so many of you and there was a minimum of rotting fruit thrown at us.

Hey! We need your help, yes you dammit. We crank out this show every week for you information and amusement, now it is time for your sorry butts to pitch in.

We need to hear your feedback, we are about to have our third formal staff meeting ever and would love to hear from you on what works, what doesn’t, who you’d like to hear interviewed (no, don’t say “me” unless you have a solid reason or are a superstar) and any other wit and wisdom you the loyal listener wishes to send our way. We are going to re-examine and re-evaluate the project to see where we go from here (if we go from here?) and would love to hear from people outside of our sad, insular, little bubble. Please e-mail us at badatsports@gmail.com, title your e-mail “Feedback”. Thanks!

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Episode 64: Europe, Portland, Miami

November 19, 2006 · Print This Article

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Reports galore!

Duncan talks to the crew from Bridge about the impending Miami madness. Newly knighted European bureau chief Mark Staff Brandl talks lots of shows across the pond. Mike Benedetto talks Kurosawa’s Rahomom. Brian Andrews on Portland.

Wow! That’s a whole lotta show.

Thanks to Mr. Moon for helping out with the intro.

We need an audio intern. E-mail us if you have a clue, and don’t mind somewhat dull technical work. Lots of gory, oh, my friend there is lots of glory. No money.

ALSO: BAS has an APB out for Phil Berkman. If anyone out there knows Phil Berkman we are trying to get ahold of him…

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Episode 63: Rhona Hoffman

November 11, 2006 · Print This Article

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Chicago gallerist and legend Rhona Hoffman recorded live in a discussion with Bad at Sports at Three-Walls, on November 7, 2006, election day… when happy days arrived again.

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BaS-Book Club Event

November 8, 2006 · Print This Article

Feeling consumed by your art? Contemplating selling your soul for fame? Take a breather from the back-breaking quest for immortality and join us November 14th at ThreeWalls (7pm) to talk about Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray – a tale of excess, indulgence, murder and art.

As part of their BASECAMP residency, Bad At Sports invites you to their first ever Book Club. Filled with sex, opium, and more dandies than you can shake a stick at, The Picture of Dorian Gray undertakes
a discussion of the relevance of art and the role it should play in daily life. People’s destinies are changed and characters are destroyed because a painter strays beyond aesthetics and puts too much
of himself into a painting. Another character is permanently “poisoned” by reading a book. So we must ask: Can one person’s artistic expression really alter the viewer/reader forever?

Come and join us as we share insights about art making, soul selling and, well, dandies.

The Picture of Dorian Gray is widely available. It is currently on sale at Barnes and Noble for 2.50 and available for free at Project Gutenberg

Event Details:
Tuesday, November 14, 7:00-9:00 PM
Three Walls
119 North Peoria Street #2A
Chicago, IL 60607
http://www.three-walls.org
Refreshments will be provided.




Episode 62: W.J.T. Mitchell

November 5, 2006 · Print This Article

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This week is an almost completely Richard free show! Duncan and Terri talk to giant of consciousness W.J.T. Mitchell about his book What Do Pictures Want? : The Lives and Loves of Images. Also, they discuss how kissing is sucking on a several hundred yard long tube with feces at the end.

Mike Benedetto gives us a 30 second movie review. Duncan talks to Vanessa Chafen about Bridge-Miami. Kathryn Born talks to Brian Shannon about the auction extravaganza coming up.

Also this week’s show answers the question, why name a dog Yummy?

DON’T FORGET: Events this week at Three Walls Gallery, Tuesday night 7:00 we record a live interview with Rhona Hoffman, come with your questions! Friday night 7:00, another fantastic panel discussion with Hamza Walker, Paul Klein, Lisa Dorin and Michelle Grabner!!!

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