This week we corner MCA Chicago Curator and generally popular guy, Dominic Molon. We ask him about Wolfgang Tillmans and what the MCA thinks it’s doing for Chicago Art. Joy Division! Photography! The Challanges of the ’12×12′ project! What is wrong with the 12 x 12 series?
Dominic explains whose fault it really is that Chicago Artists are not getting out there. We also discuss the latest installment of the Focus series: Maureen Gallace.
Duncan and Richard again “shit” the bed with formal and public apologies to Museum Curators and please, let this stand as our apology to the little people out there: We meant no disrespect. Your size is just… just… just… funny?
Is it OK to admit that in this sort of thing? Duncan and Richard are stupid, is that OK? Amanda is lovely, so it’s OK if she is occasionally slow. Oh yeah, and Duncan grossly miscalculates his role at Bad at Sports and tries to fire everyone. He is still begging to get back on the show and we’ll have to see about that.
Next Week: it is Angry Letter time as The Boys and Girl hit the streets for a review frenzie.
For some reason there is lots of naughty language in this show, not for the sensitive listeners, as if we had them.
Lane Relyea is back for more mirth, music, and mayhem
What is the future of art criticism? What is wrong with art students today?
Are we too hung up on artist from the 80′s?
Are you wrong for holding a day job? Is Pollock mainstream?
Is Death Cab for Cutie lame compared to the Postal Service? Why is Lane so hung up on ties?
Is Amanda pregnant? Does Richard have three weeks to live? Will Duncan ever be allowed to use the mic?
All of these questions and so much more talked about in this action packed sequel to Episode 32.
Richard, Duncan and Amanda venture off to the lovely home of James Yood, critic of Artforum, and professor at SAIC. We talk about the raw humorless power of the Chicago art scene and reminice about days gone by…..oh boy. Houston checks in!
Reviews of loads of shows from Chicago, New York, LA, and Boston. bigredandshiny.com checks in from Boston, Nathan Rogers-Madsen reviews the Whitney Biennial, The BAS crew talks about LA, Art School Confidential, and the current crop of shows here in Chicago. Plus talk about pirates!
Raymond Pettibon! We talk to art star and punk legend Raymond Pettibon, for those of you who went to his lecture I guarentee this is peppier and more concise. This is a shorter show than usual this week as we recover from the Art Fair Madness.
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports__Episode_36_Pettibon.mp3