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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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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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.

-AM