Episode 136: Ampersand International

April 6, 2008 · Print This Article

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Lori Gordon
Spring break 2008 sweeps across Chicago with a vengeance. The freshly brewed warm weather brings Brian back to the midwest to help Duncan with hosting duties.

This week Marc and Brian head down to Ampersand International Arts to check out “How Fast is your World Changing”.

They talk with curator/artist Lori Gordon as well as participating artists Hope Hilton and Markuz Wernli-Saito about lying to curators and the strange effects of silence.

Next week: Bad at sports takes on the Armory in NYC…
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Episode 135: Melanie Schiff

March 30, 2008 · Print This Article

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Local up and coming Chicago Art starlet Melanie Schiff is quizzed about what it is like to be curated into the 2008 Whitney Biennial, her work and WTF is up with contemporary Photography. Oak Park correspondent/Chicago Art Star Tony Tasset co-hosts.
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Episode 134: Tony Wight and John Phillips

March 23, 2008 · Print This Article

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This week Caleb Lyons, one of the directors at Chicago curious space “Old Gold,” drops in to interview John Phillips and Tony Wight about the current changes at Bodybuilder and Sportsman/Tony Wight Gallery, John and Caleb’s exhibitions, contemporary abstract painting, and we once again tackle the topic of what is a hipster?.

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Episode 133: Boston AICA

March 17, 2008 · Print This Article

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Sorry. We were a little slow due to power outages and the mediocre AT&T.

Art Critic Greg Cook (The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix) joins Matt Nash, James Nadeau and Christian Holland of Big RED & Shiny to discuss
the 2008 AICA New England Awards.

Using the list of winners as a starting point, they discuss the state of the arts in New England and what they thought was great, mediocre and terrible. Disappointment in the new Institute of Contemporary Art is expressed; AICA is scrutinized; and conclusions are elusive.

And the magic of Mike Benedetto.
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Episode 132: Review-arama: SF vs. Chi – a showdown – a throw down

March 9, 2008 · Print This Article

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This week the show is Co-hosted by Lori Waxman, recorded live in coffee shop on a Saturday night during dinner.

She and Duncan check out what is going on in the Chicago Alternative spaces. San Francisco beats down Eli Broad/LACMA and it turns out Marc LeBlanc is part of the oppressive white male hegemony.

Ah, Bad at Sports is “sweet as pie.” Let the hate mail flow freely.
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