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Break out the caviar and pop the champagne- this week Bad at Sports celebrates is 3rd anniversary with its 156th episode!
This week: Patrica hosts Brian, Christian Ehrentraut, and Martin Kobe for a conversation over blueberries, wine, and tea. They discuss the rise of Berlin as the new fashionable European art hot-spot, the Leipzig painter phenomenon, a German view of American cities, and and why it is important to promote quality painting in the face of the market. Christian Ehrentraut is a Berlin-based art dealer and director of Christian Ehrentraut Gallery. Martin Kobe is a painter whose architectural surfaces balance on the brink of collapse. [Read more]
THE AMANDA BROWDER SHOW: Amanda and Tom talk to artist William Powhida, about coke, naked girls, and even some talk of art. Bad at Sports get added to William’s enemies list.
Next: Duncan presents a lecture by Pete Fagundo at Dan Devening’s space.
THIS FRIDAY: GardenFresh closes their space at 119 Peoria with a final show//event, come check it out!
This week a fabulous crossover episode!
Amanda pops up in San Francisco to join Brian and Patrica in an interview of the rising star Leslie Shows. They discuss Leslie’s work in Bay Area Now 5, plate tectonics, landscapes in New York, film narrative, and Deluzian geography. The conversation climaxes with a spirited debate between geologic time vs. swirly time.
This one’s not to be missed. [Read more]
This week Duncan adventures beyond the known and takes on Philadelphia’s artworld with the Help of the crew at funnelpages.com and Flux Space. They check in with Flux Space, Little Berlin, Bambi Gallery, PIFAS, Art Making Machine, Vox Populi, Kelly and Weber Fine Art and 1026. The conclusion… Philadelphia is a magical land but don’t leave anything valuable in your car. [Read more]
This week: Duncan and Shannon Stratton talk to artist Anne Wilson.
From Anne Wilson’s website:
“My work evolves in a conceptual space where social and political ideas encounter the material processes of handwork and industry, where the organization of fields and the objects they help generate is constantly subverted by the swarming, anarchic energy of the objects themselves. Extrapolating from personal subjective rituals to observations of larger systems within the built environment, I investigate the micro- and macrocosms of networks and matrices through stitch, crochet, knot, net, animation, and sound. Using pixilation and projection, I de-materialize and re-animate work that began on the border between drawing and object making, and remains liminal in whatever new medium it enters. My source materials – hair, linen, lace, pins, wire, and thread – are the props of both domestic culture and larger social systems. I join together the points where these systems overlap, and where issues of sexuality and decorum, vitality and death construct meaningful relationships, and find release.”
ALSO: Mike Benedetto and Guest reviewer Tony Fitzpatrick review The Dark Knight, and some naughty things are said! [Read more]