BaS Adopt-a-Kitty

February 18, 2008 · Print This Article

Bad at Sports Kitty....... Yea we said kitty not Pu...

Bad at Sports brings an opportunity to get a nice stray kitty from nice people.

If this darling cat appeals to you and you live in the Chicago area please contact mfairb@gmail.com and let them know that you are interested.

The hope is to find it a good long term home asap. That and get the catnip away from Duncan. It’s the cats plaything, let him have it back Duncan…. Read more




Episode 129: Hou Hanru

February 16, 2008 · Print This Article

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Hou Hanru
This week Brian, Marc, and Patrica sit down with Hou Hanru for a conversation over wine and olives.

Currently the Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at SFAI, Hanru has curated a number of major international exhibitions including the Istanbul Biennale, Guangzhou Triennale, and 50th Venice Biennale.

The interview spans from Hanru’s education in china after the cultural revolution, globalism, principles of self organization, and what its like to curate both internationally and locally.
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Colorful artspace breaks from moorings, kills two

February 15, 2008 · Print This Article

Dreamspace by Agis
“Dreamspace” the explorable artspace with connected cells of color and shape broke away from it’s moorings in July of 2006 and the company that made it [Brouhaha International] and it’s Artist Maurice Agis, 76, are being charged with gross negligence manslaughter by Durham [British] police.

After slipping it’s moorings and rearing up vertically visitors Claire Furmedge, 38, from Chester-le-Street, and Elizabeth Collings, 38, from Seaham were killed, another 13 injured.

Both parties will all appear at Peterlee magistrates’ court on February 26. Read more here




Happy Valentines Day to our readers

February 14, 2008 · Print This Article

Yea we’re late and the virtual equivalent of knocking on your door late at night to remind you that we care and haven’t forgotten this special holiday.

Thats why you love us, we’re goofy that way. Well in the spirit of St. Valentines Day and the preoccupation art has with science since the 90′s here are some cards telling you how much we all care for you.

From everyone at BaS we wish you all a happy Valentines day and promise not to drunk dial you anymore.
Loving it beagle style
Our love never SaganFalling for you is easy cause your beautiful
I glow with love for youI dont play dice with our love
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Two artworks alike in dignity, but are they too alike?

February 14, 2008 · Print This Article


THE ARTWORKS Details from The Internal Slipping Out into the World at Large by Mariele Neudecker and Arrival at 2AM by Lead Pencil Studio (top left, top right); Lequita Faye Melvin by Roy McMakin and Without Room by Lead Pencil Studio (bottom left, bottom right).

The short of it (and trust me this is hard to boil down) is that a art duo out of Seattle by the name Lead Pencil Studio had been accused of “copycatting” other Seattle and International artist’s work.

As can be seen in the photos two of their pieces have similar themes and executions. Does this imply intelectual theft, plagiarism, imitation, adaptation, or pastiche. How far can a work go in copying, what is original thought and more importantly (albeit I am sure more inflammatory in art circles to ask) which executed the concept better?

There is an ever increasing news article and discussion on the topic that can be found here what do you think?