take it or leave it, chump

take it or leave it, chump

A current exhibition at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology, is a deft rebuttal of Institutional Critique that mashes a variety of well-known works by well-known IC artists together in a confused jumble of brands intelligible only if viewed in the same spirit as one views a shoe rack at a department store. The message, delivered through the cunning mess organized by curators Anne Ellegood, senior curator at the Hammer Museum, and Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum, seems to be: Institutional Critique, and by extension most current critical art, is irrelevant. Take it or leave it. I am tempted to agree.

Episode 392: Anna Halprin

Episode 392: Anna Halprin

http://traffic.libsyn.com/badatsports/Bad_at_Sports_Episode_392-Anna_Halprin.mp3 download This week: San Francisco checks in with dance legend Anna Halprin!!! Anna Halprin (b. 1920) is a pioneering dancer and choreographer of the post-modern dance movement. She...
From the Bad at Sports Archives: Mark Dion

From the Bad at Sports Archives: Mark Dion

  This week, I’ve delved into the Bad at Sports archive and pulled an especially interesting interview with Mark Dion, conducted by Duncan and Brian in June of 2010. Below, excerpts from Mark’s discussion of the joys of being a dilettante: “I...
Episode 251: Mark Dion

Episode 251: Mark Dion

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Tuesday’s Video Pick

I wasn’t very familiar with Mark Dion’s Travels of William Bartram – Reconsidered until about a month ago. For this week’s video pick Dion returns to Bartram Gardens to install the objects he collected while on his journey. “Travels of...