The Ultimate Art School Building

January 25, 2008 · Print This Article

The Best Art School Building Ever
The Ultimate Art School Building wasn’t built in NYC of course (space issues) or Chicago (would have to be built with cut stone) or Kansas City even (doesn’t have fountains in the design) no the Ultimate Art School building was built in none other then the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

The School of Art, Design and Media a 5-story facility nestled in the corner of the campus with a forest to it’s back blends the heart shaped grass and glass building amazingly with the surroundings, gives a relaxing cool demeanor and most importantly is now the best place in the world to play hacky sack (aka footbag).

Feel free to post photos of your Art & Design building (or barracks as the case may be).
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Episode 125: Tim Fleming/Art Reviews

January 20, 2008 · Print This Article

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Tim Fleming

100 minutes of raw power! Brian and Marc talk to Tim Fleming, Director of Art LA. If that weren’t enough for a whole show, we go that extra mile and knock your socks off!!!

Lori Waxman and Duncan check out the current batch of shows around the West Loop. Did they review your show, oh yes they did, you’d better listen.
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Chicago Mag names Bad at Sports one of the city’s top sites.

January 15, 2008 · Print This Article

Chicago Magazine names Bad at Sports on e of the city's top websites.
In February’s edition of Chicago Magazine ( soon to be on newsstands ) they rate the top websites that are Chicago focused and/or based.

Bad at Sports was kindly named and showcased in the Art & Culture category along with other Chicago resources as Sharkforum, Chicago Artists Resource & Paul Kline’s Artletter. Not to forget the personal writings of Edward Lifson, cough, cough.

We thank every listener that has made this possible for the last 2+ years & the editorial staff of Chicago Magazine for recognizing the hard work of a handful of Chicago street punks like us.

In true form we take the recognition with one hand and flip off the establishment with the other hand (minus a few fingers). At least thats what I think the artist handbook decrees, who knows we were never good with rules.
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Episode 124: Laura Letinsky/ Sabrina Raaf

January 13, 2008 · Print This Article

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FIRST: Duncan and Jeff Ward talk to photographer Laura Letinsky about her work and recent exhibition at Monique Meloche.

Laura Letinsky has exhibited her color photographs in numerous venues, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Casino Luxembourg; The Nederlands Foto Institute; the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. Her series of still-life photographs, Morning, and Melancholia, has been shown at Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York City, Copia, Napa Valley, and Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto. More recent and upcoming exhibitions include Time Was Away at the Art Institute of Chicago, I did not remember I had forgotten at the Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, and Hardly More Than Ever at the University of Chicago’s Renaissance Society and the Shine Gallery in London. Her work is collected by LaSalle Bank Photography Collection; Yale University Art Gallery; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Fine Art, Houston; and the San Francisco Museum of Art. Letinsky received her B.F.A. from the University of Manitoba in 1986 and her M.F.A. from Yale University 1991.

NEXT: Kathryn Born talks to sculptor Sabrina Raaf.

Sabrina Raaf is a Chicago-based artist working in experimental sculptural media and photography. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions at Mejan Labs (Stockholm), Stefan Stux Gallery (NYC), Ars Electronica (Linz), Opel Villas Foundation Art Center (Rüsselsheim), Museum Tinguely (Basel), Espace Landowski (Paris), Artbots 2005 (Dublin), San Jose Museum of Art, Kunsthaus Graz, ISEA (Helsinki), Klein Art Works (Chicago), The Lab (San Francisco) and Painted Bride Center (Philadelphia). She is the recipient of a Creative Capital Grant in Emerging Fields (2002) and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship (2005 & 2001). Reviews of her work have appeared in Art in America, Contemporary, Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, Leonardo,, The Washington Post, and New Art Examiner. She received an MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1999) and is currently Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The music in this week’s show is in honor of Duncan and the shady company he has been keeping.
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Informative Video of Duncan’s Homeland

January 7, 2008 · Print This Article

From everyone at BaS we all wish the King of Canada the best on now being part of North America and with his work to restore the National Parliament Igloo building.