Episode 88: Art Fair Part Deux!

May 6, 2007 · Print This Article

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This week Art Fair Part Deux. In response to blog comments I am attempting something
new, and listing the times of the bits. Which I must say is one more damn task
to complete for the show, but I’ll try it and see if it drives me insane.

0:00-11:25 Intro, overall recap and lots of snotty commentary by Duncan, Amanda,
and Richard.

11:40-22:10 Team Browder (Amanda and Dolly Browder) with Susan Hobbs on the
Susan Hobbs Gallery.

22:20-29:05 Team Queer Ghetto Bus (Terri, Serena and Meg) talk to folks from
the Thomas Robertello Gallery: guests Thomas Robertello , Adam Ekberg ,Lily
McElroy, Hybinette + Richards

29:10-34:00 TB talks to artist David Opdyke with Roebling Hall Art Gallery
and Dolly gives some of the best insight ever!

34:10-37:38 TQGB talks to the Williamsburg based Eyewash Gallery and Larry
Walczak and Paul Kurman.

37:50-46:05 TB talks to Santiago Cucullu with High Point Press about his work.

46:20-49:55 TQGB talks to the delightful artist Anni Holm with Orleans Street
Gallery and the art scene in St. Charles Illinois.

50:05-58:40 Joel Beck Who runs Roebling Hall Gallery who curated the video
installation spectacle in the lobby along with Steven Levy.

58:45-1:05:35 TQGB talks about Brittany’s va-jay-jay and with the fine folks
from the Capla Kesting Gallery: David Kesting, John Leo, Daniel Edwards, Martina

1:05:45-1:14:00 TB Talks to Steve Zavvatero and Heather Marx of The Heather
Marx Gallery from San Francisco. Amanda tries to start a knife fight.

1:14:20-1:19:30 The Team Browder wrap up which is a delightful conversation
between Amanda and Dolly recapping Dolly’s first Art Fair experience. This is
my personal favorite moment in the show.

1:19:30-1:22:45 Closing credits and quips, never to be missed.

Whew! That was some serious typing for 6 a.m. on a Sunday.

Lastly, while looking for a picture for this weeks show, I stumbled upon this
link on Anni Holm’s site, check out the story and help if you can. Anni should
e-mail us so we can have them both on to talk about it.

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Episode 87: Art-ver-bridge-opolis part 1

April 29, 2007 · Print This Article

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As we recover from Sharkstock 2007 we diligently post Episode #87 the first installment of our team coverage of Artropolis, Version, Bridge, Sharkstock and a bunch of other cool stuff we went to in the last few days. Also prior to our soiree at Sonotheque we it Tony Fitzpatrick’s kickass opening at Architrove which was so crowded I nearly had a panic attack, I got to meet his Mom, who was utterly delightful. Paul Klein spent most of the fair weekend worried that we were stalking him as we were oddly on the exact same schedule at all times.

This weeks installment consists of a mix of stuff, next week we focus on interviews with gallerists and artists.

To top it all off special guest star Dolly Browder joins in!!!

The intro has a name mysteriously bleeped out. Cast your vote on our blog on who you think it was.

Team Browder reviews New InSight the exhibition of fancy-pants fresh young MFA’s curated by Susanne Ghez who, despite being a perfectly lovely person, steadfastly refuses to be on the show. C’mon Susanne we don’t bite!

Our first team coverage event: Team Queer (Terri, Serena, and Meg the war correspondent) and Team Fat White Guy (Duncan, Richard, Christopher Hudgens) get in the midst of combat with the “Carnival of art on the river” AKA “Art War 2007”. A member of the team is wounded in the line of duty. We intend to sue. Everyone. Edmar you are on notice.

Terri and Meg talk about Symposium C6 The Art World is Flat and how weirdly classist it seemed to be.

Duncan and Richard talk to William Dolan and Mark Staff-Brandl about The Artist Project and Bill makes a sale during our bit with him.

Richard talks to Michael Workman about being guillotined in effigy. Tom Burtonwood mourns the loss of his good friend Michael, but has already planned his ascendancy to the leadership of Bridge.

We wrap it all up with a discussion of Canadians drinking too much.

And this is just week 1. You should be paying us.
“This video is for Chris Sperandio Only”

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This just in: Merchandise Mart to purchase Armory show in New York.

April 28, 2007 · Print This Article

Still too early to tell the details but the talk at Art Chicago today has been circling the possible purchase of the New York Armory Show by the Merchandise Mart. More details to come as they arrive, stay tuned.

Episode 86: Hindman-Kimler-Workman

April 22, 2007 · Print This Article

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THIS WEEK: Interviews with Leslie Hindman, Wesley “The Shark” Kimler, and Michael “Makes icky noises into the mic which I need to edit out” Workman.

Marc LeBlanc and Brian Andrews talk Los Angeles Galleries at 95 miles per hour.
ATTENTION ALL BAD AT SPORTS LISTENERS: Amanda’s Mom will be in Chicago next week! When you are at the various and sundry art fairs BE SURE to keep an eye out for Amanda and her Mom. She apparently has re-upped her restraining order against Duncan. YOU CAN MEET AMANDA’S MOM (who will autograph any body part you’d like) and meet us at the following shindig:

April 27, 2007
(Special guest starring Bad at Sports-we’d better be on the damn list)
Join Version and Lumpen and a cabal of artists and weirdos at
Sonotheque for an afterparty and celebration of our victory over the
forces of Artropolis.

9 pm – 2 am.
Performances by
Skarekrau Radio
Lemon Pretend

DJs Liz Armstrong
and Rand Sevilla

Free Svedka vodka drinks til 10 pm. $10 cover.

NOTE: I was contacted via e-mail (sent what is essentially a cease and desist) by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. I was informed that as Duncan is a Canadian artist and is working in the media, he, and thereby Bad at Sports are governed by the standards and practices of Section 3 of the Canadian National Broadcasting Act and we were deficient in our quota of MAPL (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_content#How_the_MAPL_system_works I had to look it up) based Canadian content in the program. Hence this week’s music cues, in case you were wondering.


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Claude’s BS Artist Statement of the Week

April 20, 2007 · Print This Article

New York artist, Wangechi Mutu, says:

“My work embodies the questions beneath identity ‘loss’ and crisis; origin and ownership of cultural signifiers become unsettling and dubious terrain. The work describes the beauty and survival capabilities of the human imagination which outlives assaulted cultures, transplantation, exile and shifts in philosophical paradigms.”

-Claude Willey