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
VERSION FESTIVAL ART PARTY
(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
Zeroth

DJs Liz Armstrong
and Rand Sevilla
VJ Ron MLF.

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.

NEXT WEEK: THE EFFING ART FAIRS

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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

2006 US Art Acquisitions:Listed by Museum

April 17, 2007 · Print This Article

The Art Newspaper has released it’s annual report of US Museum acquisitions. You can read a complete list broken down by location here. For Chicago here are the 2006 purchases for the Art Institute & (not listed in the article) MCA.

ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
Fang reliquary head, Gabon, mid to late 19th century,
wood and copper, P.

Triiptych icon with central image of the Virgin and Child,
Lasta, Ethiopia, late 17th century, reign of Iyassu I (1682-
1706), tempera on linen, mounted on wood and bound
with cord, P.

Tiffany Studios, designed by Clara Driscoll, hanging head
Dragonfly lamp on mosaic and turtleback-tile base, around
1906, G and P.

-Couch-bed, China, late Ming to early Qing dynasty, 17th
century, huanghuali wood with woven mat seat, P.

-Jeff Koons,Woman in Tub, 1988, porcelain, partial and
promised G of Stefan T. Edlis Trust.

-Salvador Dalí, Venus de Milo with Drawers, 1936, plaster,
metal knobs and fur drawers, G of Mrs Gilbert W. Chapman.

-Nan Goldin, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, 1981-87,
slideshow, P.
-Fireman’s coat, Japan, Early Meiji period (1868-1912),
late 19th century, cotton, plain weave, quilted and painted,
G of the James Tigerman Estate.

Museum of Contemporary Art


Bey, Dawoud
Carrie II

Cattelan, Maurizio
Felix

Elmgreen and Dragset,
Short Cut

Lockhart, Sharon
On Kawara: Whole and Parts, 1964 – 95, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, January 24 – April 5, 1998

Mik, Aernout
Refraction

Neshat, Shirin
Turbulent

Schutte, Thomas
Ganz Grosse Geister (Big Spirits XL)

Stingel, Rudolf
Untitled

Tan, Fiona
Correction

Episode 85: Art Schoolin’ Extravaganza!!

April 15, 2007 · Print This Article

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Art Schoolin’ Extravaganza!!

This week’s show is an f-ing masterpiece, miss this one at your peril.

This week we talk to in turn professors: James Elkins, Sarah Krepp (organizer of the New InSight exhibition), and Lane Relyea about the future of art education, art students, and the future of the art business among many other topics!

Mike and Richard have dueling reviews of Frank Miller’s 300!

BUT FIRST: In the expanded intro; There is a lot of talk about what Scott Speh can do with his opinion of how we do things.

As a BONUS this week we have for direct download…

Our Art School Confidential…
Meg Onli – bfa 2008, Jerome Acks – mfa 2008, Carrie Schneider – mfa 2007, Tim Ridlen – bfa 2007, and Duncan MacKenzie – mfa 2002 sit down to talk a little about why art school and how they see their futures.

Download it here

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Also please be sure to check out the follow video. Duncan can’t stop talking about it:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=fbGkxcY7YFU
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