In 1994 Paul Morris, Matthew Marks, Pat Hearn and Colin De Land had a vision. That vision was that New York City would have an art fair. What began as the Gramercy International Contemporary Art Fair has become the the Armory fair, the jewel in the art fair empire the Merchandise Mart has amassed over the last 3 years; Art Chicago, The Armory, Art Toronto, Volta Basel, Next, and Volta NYC.
This week, Paul “the ‘marts Art Czar” Morris and Tony “Boss of Art Chicago” Karman break down why the Art Fair future is the future. Kathryn Born and Duncan MacKenzie listen with slack jaws and open minds.
The weird thing that happened is that Duncan actually started to get behind Art Chicago and the ‘marts future in the Art Business? WTF? Did he drink the Kool Aid? Was he bought off? Or is there reason to believe? Listen and find out… [Read more]
The Bad at Sports Art Explosion rolls on.
This week: Duncan and Britton Bertran talk to Kavi Gupta and Christian Viveros-Faune from Next Art Fair.
Much fun is had by all.
This week, the New York Art Fair explosion.
John Waters v. Amanda Browder, Amanda and Tom get kicked out of Armory, Christopher Hudgens on mic. WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED!!!
Amanda and Tom talk to just about everyone, well not really, but they do talk to loads of interesting collectors, gallerists, artists, Europeans, and other assorted folk as they barnstorm the fairs.
And the return of Amanda’s Mom wisecracks, no not really, but this show has an intro guaranteed to piss of Brian and Marc.
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_137-NYC_Art_fair_madness.mp3
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…
Direct download: 136ampersand.mp3
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.