As we recover from Sharkstock 2007 we diligently post Episode #87 the first installment of our team coverage of Artropolis, Version, Bridge, Sharkstock and a bunch of other cool stuff we went to in the last few days. Also prior to our soiree at Sonotheque we it Tony Fitzpatrick’s kickass opening at Architrove which was so crowded I nearly had a panic attack, I got to meet his Mom, who was utterly delightful. Paul Klein spent most of the fair weekend worried that we were stalking him as we were oddly on the exact same schedule at all times.
This weeks installment consists of a mix of stuff, next week we focus on interviews with gallerists and artists.
To top it all off special guest star Dolly Browder joins in!!!
The intro has a name mysteriously bleeped out. Cast your vote on our blog on who you think it was.
Team Browder reviews New InSight the exhibition of fancy-pants fresh young MFA’s curated by Susanne Ghez who, despite being a perfectly lovely person, steadfastly refuses to be on the show. C’mon Susanne we don’t bite!
Our first team coverage event: Team Queer (Terri, Serena, and Meg the war correspondent) and Team Fat White Guy (Duncan, Richard, Christopher Hudgens) get in the midst of combat with the “Carnival of art on the river” AKA “Art War 2007”. A member of the team is wounded in the line of duty. We intend to sue. Everyone. Edmar you are on notice.
Terri and Meg talk about Symposium C6 The Art World is Flat and how weirdly classist it seemed to be.
Duncan and Richard talk to William Dolan and Mark Staff-Brandl about The Artist Project and Bill makes a sale during our bit with him.
Richard talks to Michael Workman about being guillotined in effigy. Tom Burtonwood mourns the loss of his good friend Michael, but has already planned his ascendancy to the leadership of Bridge.
We wrap it all up with a discussion of Canadians drinking too much.
And this is just week 1. You should be paying us.
“This video is for Chris Sperandio Only”
THIS WEEK: Interviews with Leslie Hindman, Wesley â€œThe Sharkâ€ Kimler, and Michael â€œMakes icky noises into the mic which I need to edit outâ€ Workman.
Marc LeBlanc and Brian Andrews talk Los Angeles Galleries at 95 miles per hour.
ATTENTION ALL BAD AT SPORTS LISTENERS: Amandaâ€™s Mom will be in Chicago next week! When you are at the various and sundry art fairs BE SURE to keep an eye out for Amanda and her Mom. She apparently has re-upped her restraining order against Duncan. YOU CAN MEET AMANDAâ€™S MOM (who will autograph any body part youâ€™d like) and meet us at the following shindig:
April 27, 2007
VERSION FESTIVAL ART PARTY
(Special guest starring Bad at Sports-we’d better be on the damn list)
Join Version and Lumpen and a cabal of artists and weirdos at
Sonotheque for an afterparty and celebration of our victory over the
forces of Artropolis.
9 pm – 2 am.
DJs Liz Armstrong
and Rand Sevilla
VJ Ron MLF.
Free Svedka vodka drinks til 10 pm. $10 cover.
NOTE: I was contacted via e-mail (sent what is essentially a cease and desist) by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. I was informed that as Duncan is a Canadian artist and is working in the media, he, and thereby Bad at Sports are governed by the standards and practices of Section 3 of the Canadian National Broadcasting Act and we were deficient in our quota of MAPL (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_content#How_the_MAPL_system_works I had to look it up) based Canadian content in the program. Hence this week’s music cues, in case you were wondering.
NEXT WEEK: THE EFFING ART FAIRS
Art Schoolin’ Extravaganza!!
This week’s show is an f-ing masterpiece, miss this one at your peril.
This week we talk to in turn professors: James Elkins, Sarah Krepp (organizer of the New InSight exhibition), and Lane Relyea about the future of art education, art students, and the future of the art business among many other topics!
Mike and Richard have dueling reviews of Frank Miller’s 300!
BUT FIRST: In the expanded intro; There is a lot of talk about what Scott Speh can do with his opinion of how we do things.
As a BONUS this week we have for direct download…
Our Art School Confidential…
Meg Onli – bfa 2008, Jerome Acks – mfa 2008, Carrie Schneider – mfa 2007, Tim Ridlen – bfa 2007, and Duncan MacKenzie – mfa 2002 sit down to talk a little about why art school and how they see their futures.
Also please be sure to check out the follow video. Duncan can’t stop talking about it:
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.