This weekâ€™s show is top notch, grade A stuff, Jack, and you sure donâ€™t want to miss it. Art, religion, smurfs, Dungeons and Dragons, Duncan rattling on like an old man about how kids today just donâ€™t understand punk rock, AND the show closes with Richardâ€™s favorite music cue in the entire run of the program, a little pop diddy on Marx and Mao. A show with something for everyone.
Duncan and Terri talk to James Elkins and David Morgan about the forthcoming roundtableâ€¦
On April 17, SAIC professor and critic James Elkins reignites the discussion with the
provocative Re-Enchantment Roundtable. The roundtable and associated events gather
together secular and religious thinkers who rarely share discourse: artists, scholars and
art criticsâ€”and religionists interested in art. Panelists will include Thierry de Duve,
Gregg Bordowitz, David Morgan, Kajri Jain, Tomoko Masuzawa, and Wendy Doniger.
The day long discussion is intended to span the full diversity of opinions, from those
who think contemporary art is already â€œreligious,â€ to those who believe art should have
nothing to do with religious faith.
Duncan and Edmar discuss the Lumpen Juggernautâ€™s new building project and HQ, the Version festival, art madness on the river and Half-Elves that are chaotic good.
This week Brian and Marc talk to Mary Leigh Cherry is co-owner of Cherry and Martin gallery in Los Angeles and works with the Artist Pension Trust.
Nathan Rogers-Madsen reviews PS-1!
Richard ends the show with a plea and a funny song.
This week Duncan and Richard talk to David Robbins.
David Robbins has had 30 solo exhibitions of his work internationally and has recently been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France. He has published four books, including a novella, The Ice Cream Social (1998), and his essays and satires have been published in Artforum, Parkett, Art Issues, and numerous other magazines and catalogs. He received his degree in American Studies from Brown University. He currently lives in Milwaukee.
His forthcoming book on concrete comedy sounds like one of the most interesting things ever and I personally have pre-ordered 400 copies on Amazon.
David Robbin’s most recent book “The Velvet Grind: Selected Essays,
Interviews, Satires (1983-2005)” comprises the last 22 years of his
imaginative and challenging departures from the conventional Art
Book Description (Borrowed from Amazon.com)
Asked to contribute to Artforum’s “Top Ten” column, David Robbins used
one of his entries for “Electricity: That we don’t annually celebrate
Electricity Day is unfathomable.” That sense of whimsy, even amid an
advanced critical sensibility, makes this collection of essays from
the past quarter century a great read. A regular contributor to
magazines such as Real Life (in the 1980s), Purple Prose (in the
1990s), and Artforum, Robbins is one of the first artists and critics
to investigate the art world’s entrance into the culture industry. His
work reflects on the spectacle, the transformation of the position of
the artist in the visual system, and the future role of the spectator
in art. This publication also brings together his key interviews with
Richard Prince, Allan McCollum, and Clegg & Gutman; his writings on
television, Hollywood, and Warhol; and contributions to his “Institute
for Advanced Comedic Behavior.”
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This week’s show is a cavalcade of amazing-ness. Duncan and Richard talk to Joseph Ketner II, Chief Curator at the Milwaukee Art Museum where we ask the question “did Francis Bacon simply need a hug?”. Next, there is an excerpt from a lecture by Christopher Kennedy, President, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., on the future of the Art Fair here in Chicago which is not to be missed as we move ever closer to the 2007 fair and away from the 2006 debacle. Christian Kuras guest stars in the expanded intro and Amanda is back from her travels to say all sorts of funny and possibly offensive things!
Be sure to buy your Pitchfork Festival tickets! Sonic Youth is performing Daydream Nation in its entirety. Hot damn.
Holy Guacamole the new Chicago Reader art listings (if you can even call them that) suck like space. For shame Reader, for shame. This is one of the biggest slaps to the art community in some time. Rise up!!!
Lastly, PLEASE vote in this week’s poll as we need your input on what might be changes to the format of the show. www.badatsports.com
Planned for next week, artist and author David Robbins!!!
This week: Marc LeBlanc and Brian Andrews talk to Berin Golonu, Associate Visual Arts Curator at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Mike Benedetto makes his fabulous return. Nathan Rodgers-Madsen interviews Erik Wenzel of the Art or Idiocy? blog and numerous other artistic and journalistical type projects.