Episode 146: Art Basel

June 15, 2008 · Print This Article

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Art Basel

A Bad at Sports Basel Art Fair Overdose!

The intro and outro are extra creepy this week. Highlights(?) include Duncan talking about some fantasy involving wearing tight short shorts and Teena McClelland!!! Tom Burtonwood interrupts the recording by shooting rubber bands. Chaos!

After Richard and Duncan are done making a mess of things, the real pros come in and present a fantastic report from Basel.

Lamis El Farra, emerging artist, and the EuroShark Mark Staff Brandl, seemingly perennially emerging black sheep artist, traverse and discuss the entirety of the King of Art Fairs, Art Basel. Yes: the Fair Itself, Art Statements, Art Unlimited, Scope, and the Solo Project. They only missed Liste and Print Basel. Sorry, but all the rest was already enough. Of course they were at the VIP opening (ahem) and managed to talk to more people than you can shake a stick at: artists, gallerists, museum directors, curators, critics, art magazine editors, fair organizers, all the hangers-on, …er…, important elements of the international artworld.
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Episode 145: Proximity Magazine/ Spudnik Press

June 8, 2008 · Print This Article

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This Week: Duncan and Amanda (from the Amanda Browder Show) talk to Rachel and Ed “Edmar” Marszewski about Proximity Magazine, fried chicken meals, sperm banks and much more. Max interrupts.

Also, Philip von Zweck talks to Angee Lennard about Spudnik Press! Be sure to check out their website for info on classes.

Sadly the excellent Cheryl Donegan exhibition at He Said-She Said has closed, but be sure to check out the space’s website at http://hesaid-shesaid.us.

This episode is Mohan free. No Mohans were harmed in the making of this episode.

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Episode 144: Lisa Wainwright on Robert Rauschenberg

June 1, 2008 · Print This Article

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Robert Rauschenberg
Robert Rauschenberg passed away on May 12, 2008 at age 82. The Art Institute of Chicago’s own Rauscheberg expert Lisa Wainwright joins us to discuss his life and legacy.
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Episode 143: Roundtable fun!

May 25, 2008 · Print This Article

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Highlander

Who is the hell doesn’t know what Highlander is? For shame. All of you, add it to your netflix queue pronto!

This week: Duncan, and a panel of superstar critical thinkers, Lori Waxman, Kathryn Hixson and James Yood discuss, Highlander, Artropolopolopolis, Robert Storr vs. the universe, and regionalism in an action packed, smack down of art critical smartness.

To digress for a moment, in googling everyone’s name to minimize errors I was astonished to find that there once was a Chicago Art Critics Association. Sadly their website was last updated in 2006. It seems to have died of disinterest. I wonder if the meetings entailed “Beat-it” style knife fights, alas Bad at Sports missed the boat there.

Only Duncan will be amused by the opening song, as he knows there can be only one, and only Kaveh Soofi and Dominic Molon by the closing song.

Joseph Mohan. There Duncan, I said it.
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Episode 142:Three for one!

May 18, 2008 · Print This Article

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WTF? this weeks show is as long as your arm and brimming with what you need to
know about the art world around you…

It’s a three shows for the price of one deal!!!

First Duncan takes on the Chicago Artist Coalition to find out, what they do and
what business they have publishing a magazine.

Next,Terri and Serena talk to David Adjaye and Cydney Payton at The Museum of Contemporary Art: Denver
and figure out how you go about building a museum.

As if that was not enough, Mark Staff Brandl our European Chief checks in to remind us
how important it is to be a member of a community.

The show closes with a tribute to the Birthday of Joseph Mohan.
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