Episode 180: Stephanie Brooks and Mess Hall

February 8, 2009 · Print This Article

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This week: Duncan acts like a lunatic in the intro, Richard gets annoyed. Duncan talks to Stephanie Brooks about poetry, her work and her show at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

Then Duncan talks to the fine folks at Mess Hall about their 5 year anniversary. [Read more]

Episode 179: SECA

February 1, 2009 · Print This Article

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SECATHIS WEEK: Patrica and Brian round-table with Apsara DiQuinzio and Alison Gass, Assistant Curators at SFMoMA about the 2008 SECA award. Apsara and Alison let us in on the unique curatorial process of the SECA award, including leading tour buses of museum patrons through rapid-fire studio visits.

SECA, the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art, is an auxiliary group of SFMoMA and has honored bay area contemporary artists since 1967. The 2008 winners are Tauba Auerbach, Desirée
Holman, Jordan Kantor, and Trevor Paglen, whose work will be on display at SFMoMA beginning February 12, 2009. [Read more]

Episode 178: Wu Hung and Dan S. Wang

January 25, 2009 · Print This Article

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This week we welcome Dan s. Wang as a new Chicago Correspondent! He sits down to talk with the University of Chicago’s Wu Hung about the Smart Museum show “Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art.”

It is an excellent and interesting interview, however and unfortunately the last 10 minutes or so of this interview has same sort of technical glitch that created noise on the audio and makes the dialog difficult to hear, Bad at Sports regrets the problems.

Wu Hung (as lifted from the U of C website)
Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, East Asian Languages & Civilizations, and the College; Director, Center for the Art of East Asia; Consulting Curator, Smart Museum of Art. Wu Hung specializes in early Chinese art, from the earliest years to the Cultural Revolution. His special research interests include relationships between visual forms (architecture, bronze vessels, pictorial carvings and murals, etc.) and ritual, social memory and political discourses. Also the consulting curator for the Smart Museum of Art, Hung is the author of Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century (University Of Chicago Press, 1999), Monumentality in Early Chinese Art (Stanford University Press, 1995), Three Thousand Years of Chinese Painting (Yale University Press, 1997), and the forthcoming Remaking Beijing: Tiananmen Square and the Creation of a Political Space. Hung grew up in Beijing and studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. From 1973 to 1978 he served on the research staff at the Palace Museum, located inside Beijing’s Forbidden City. He came to Chicago in 1994.

Dan S. Wang
Printer, artist, writer, activist who divides time between his old home in Chicago and his new home in Madison. [Read more]

Episode 177: Art Journalism

January 18, 2009 · Print This Article

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This week, Kathryn sits down with Olga Stefan, editor of CAC’s Prompt Journal, and Jason Foumberg, Art Editor of New City. Together, they discuss/debate/debunk the recent talk about the Chicago art scene being dead and accusations about a lack of discussion in this city. Kathryn whips out the math, proposing that if the Chicagoland population comprises 1/700 earthlings on the planet, aren’t we adequately represented in the global art world market?

Jason also discusses the Chicago Art Critics Association group project coming up at Ispace.

Richard continues the official campaign of contrition for Duncan’s crimes against Lauren Vallone.

Lastly, our low-impact pledge drive continues, please help out if you can!!! [Read more]

Episode 176: Southern Exposure

January 11, 2009 · Print This Article

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This week: Brian and Patricia sit down with Southern Exposure’s executive director Courtney Fink. Courtney describes how one of San Francisco’s oldest non-profit art spaces evolved during its many recent relocations around the mission district.

Southern Exposure is a 34 year old, non-profit, artist-run organization dedicated to presenting diverse, innovative, contemporary art, arts education, and related programs and events in an accessible environment. Southern Exposure reaches out to diverse audiences and serves as a forum and resource center to provide extraordinary support to the Bay Area’s arts and educational communities. Activities range from exhibitions of local, regional, and international visual artists’ work, education programs, and lectures, panel discussions, and performances. Southern Exposure is dedicated to giving artists—whether they are exhibiting, curating, teaching, or learning—an opportunity to realize ideas for projects that may not otherwise find support.

ALSO: Mike Benedetto reviews Twilight! Mike’s masterpiece of criticism. He imitates a werewolf. Not to be missed!

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