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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Episode 61: Kerry James Marshall

October 29, 2006 · Print This Article

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Internationally renown, Chicago based, artist Kerry James Marshall talks to Bad at Sports live before a studio audience on October 24, 2006.

Mr. Marshall talks about his work, race, the art world, his career trajectory, and reveals that art school is the biggest fraud of all time! Also, audience participation!

This is a fantastic interview, don’t miss it.

UP NEXT!!! NOVEMBER 7:
Rhona Hoffman, interviewed live. 119 N. Peoria Street, 7:00 p.m.!!!

Thanks to all who came out for some pancakes on October 28!! Fun times.

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Episode 60: Hamza Walker

October 22, 2006 · Print This Article

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This week Richard, Duncan, Brian and Meg the-sexy-single-lesbian-intern talk to one of the Seven Most Important Curators, Hamza Walker. We talk about everything under the sun from Neal Adams to Duncan being a “dour Canadian”.

also:

Brian Andrews and Marc LeBlanc talk about galleries in San Francisco and make fun of us Midwesterners for living in the cold. Those assholes.

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Flavorpill’s bitesize coverage

October 19, 2006 · Print This Article

Bad at Sports Base Camp @ ThreeWalls

In addition to recasting creative types’ lack of ability (or interest, really) in athletics as an unassailably cool attribute, local artists and podcasters Amanda Browder, Richard Holland, and Duncan MacKenzie of Bad at Sports have galvanized the expansive Chicago art scene with their weekly interviews, reviews, ruminations, and shenanigans. In the first of an experimental series of residencies (Fri 10.20 – Fri 11.24) for “site-less” artists and projects, ThreeWalls gallery hosts the BaS team as it records live interviews with artist Kerry James Marshall, gallerist Rhona Hoffman, and MCA curator Franceso Bonami. The group also moderates salons on Chicago art and its place in the art world at large, kicking off the BaS Book Club with a discussion about Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and exhibiting a “map” of the local art scene, with all its eccentric and interconnected characters.

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BAS on Time Out Chicago

October 19, 2006 · Print This Article

Bad at Sports
Podcasters set up camp at ThreeWalls.
Time Out Chicago / Issue 86: Oct 19–Oct 25, 2006

The nonprofit ThreeWalls has been offering studio space to artists from around the world as part of its residency program since 2004. For the next six weeks, the artists-in-residence will be Bad at Sports, the year-old local art podcast hosted by Richard Holland, Duncan MacKenzie and Amanda Browder.

From their temporary “base camp” in the West Loop, the BASters will host panel discussions, record interviews before a live audience—and cook us pancakes.

For their first event on Friday 20, artists Tony Fitzpatrick, Bill Conger, Phyllis Bramson, and curators Mark Pascale and Gregory Knight will speak to this question: What the heck do you mean “Chicago art”? It’s what the trio refers to as the “James Yood challenge.” This all goes back to an early program when the Northwestern University art critic was asked if there was a “Chicago art” and responded, in short, that place matters. “It’s the ultimate question,” says Kathryn Born, who joined the group recently and proudly calls herself the “publicist.” BAS is about as grassroots as it gets. Born met cofounder Holland via the art listserv The Other Group. “We’ve been arguing for years,” she says. And Browder stumbled into BAS during an art stroll. “Amanda was walking down a street in the West Loop while Richard and Duncan were recording.”

The first live recording will be with artist Kerry James Marshall on Tuesday 24 at 7pm. Gallerist Rhona Hoffman will be November 7; curator Francesco Bonami will be on November 21. The pancake breakfast on October 28 at 10:30am is circled on our calendar.—Ruth Lopez

ThreeWalls is at 119 N Peoria St between Randolph Ave and Washington Blvd. For the complete schedule of BAS events, check out www.badatsports.com or www.three-walls.org.