Bad at Sports
Bad At Sports is a weekly podcast about contemporary art. Founded in 2005, badatsports.com focuses on presenting the practices of artists, curators, critics, dealers, various other arts professionals through an online audio format.

This week in conjunction with EXPO Chicago we welcome Pablo Helguera and Chistian Viveros-Faune! We chat Socially Engaged Art.

It is time for an app that helps us gallery goers and Threewalls has the answer, lets kickstart them!


This week Brian and Patricia sit down with curator Tanya Zimbardo during her residency at Krowswork, a center for Video and Visionary Art, in Oakland. Tanya is a San Francisco-based curator. Her research and writing is primarily centered on conceptual art and experimental media in California in the 1970s and 1980s. She is co-curating the group survey Public WorksArtists' Interventions 1970s - Now at Mills College Art Museum this fall. As the Assistant Curator of Media Arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, she curated select film and video screenings and co-organized the past two SECA Art Award exhibitions and overview Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards, among other exhibitions. She has contributed essays to several SFMOMA publications, most recently West Coast Visions(2015, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul). As a guest contributor to Open Space (2012‒14), Zimbardo highlighted various site works, public interventions, and artist-run spaces in the Bay Area, including Receipt of Delivery, her weekly series featuring exhibition mailers.
 
The Krowswork Residencies feature a diverse range of visionary artists and artwork—from graffiti to poetry and from elaborate sci-fi video installations to Kabalistic painting. These Krowswork Residents present their own work, host conversations and events, and in some cases present the work of others. Each Resident is implicitly or explicitly in conversation with those who come before and after, as well as in dialogue with the total arc of the year.
 
 
Kistin Lucas "Air on the Go" 
 
Caption:
Kristin Lucas, Air on the Go, 2014, multi-channel video on different size monitors with sound, 4 min., courtesy the artist; © Kristin Lucas
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In this episode we check in with NY artists Mamie Tinkler and Winslow Smith as they visit the Suburban and we find out what is happening with the same said Suburban from our soon to be departing Michelle Grabner. First we hear about Dr. Sketches Anti Art School’s Chicago branch.


This week we present the artist Mary Mattingly. We talk survival after the coming Robot wars, a life at sea, and how artists can relate to institutions while feeling the weight of being a human. 

Thanks to Cannonball, Pulse Miami, and Art Practical.

 

This interview was recorded in Miami, December 2013. 

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This week we present the artists Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt of R & R Studios. We talk displacement, Miami's writing of it's art history, and how artist reclaim and present public space. 

Thanks to Cannonball, Pulse Miami, and Art Practical.

This interview was recorded in Miami, December 2013. 

 

 

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This week: So long and thanks for all the fish.

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This week: The penultimate show of the Richard Holland era has arrived. There was only one person who could possibly have been the subject of this show and that, of course, is Richard's good friend, Bad at Sports co-host and all around awesome person Amanda Browder! They talk about Amanda's work, installation and site specific art and Duncan's creepy fixations.

Next week is episode 500! Duncan, Richard and Amanda gather at a non-ironic tiki bar. Rude jokes are told. It is a wacky mess. Don't miss it.

Check out Amanda's work at www.amandabrowder.com

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This week: A very brief interview with Doris Salcedo with special guests Sarah Guernsey, Executive Director of Publishing at the Art Institute of Chicago, and Hank Holland intern at Bad at Sports. Following the long intro and short interview we present courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Doris Salcedo's talk from February 22, 2015. Thanks MCA!

Only two more weeks of that Holland charm.

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This week: Duncan talks to Joe Zucker. His show opens March 15th at the Parish Art Museum.

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This week: This show has everything, the Amanda Browder Show, Justin Cooper, Richard finally records a new outro, and some of the most annoying music ever used on BAS!!

NYC/Browder talks to Brooklyn based artist Justin Cooper. Post a few deadpan jokes, and moments of spacing out...(edited of course)  we discuss his history of his work, and his installationSpreadsheet, and performance Mowers of Ten presented by the Art-In-Buildings program, and Monique Meloche Gallery. The project is in conjunction with The Armory Show that is going on next week. 

 

Employing a strategy of "endless introducing," Cooper plays both host and hosted, in an effort to eradicate the line between these two states. With the classic Charles and Ray Eames film, Powers of Ten, as inspiration, and Cooper's installation, Spreadsheet serving as a backdrop, the performance aggregates comedic bits, routines, acts, sound fragments, free floating signifiers, and chains of non sequitors systematized into miniature narratives, into a simulation of comedy. Like "Friends" minus the laugh track or AstroTurf as a surrogate for suburban lawn, Mowers of Ten, highlights the impossibility of reconciling the intellectual with the visceral. "I know this isn't funny...and yet." "I know this isn't grass...and yet."

http://moniquemeloche.com/artists/justin-cooper/

 

 

 

SHOUT OUT TO AMANDA: 

 

Art Fair weekend is next weekend in NYC! The Armory, VOLTA, Scope, etc. etc. 

 

BUT Time to go see the SPRING/BREAK Art Fair. Amanda Browder and a ton of very cool artists in NYC will be showing at this fair in the abandoned section of the Post Office on 33rd Street between 8th and 9th. It is a fair of guest curators who are bringing their collection of artists to each room in the massive office space. 

Look for her on the 4th floor with curators Jacob Rhodes of Field Projects and Jen Schwarting.  You can also find: Adam Parker Smith, ESP TV., Siebren Versteeg, Julia Oldham and Trish Tillman

 

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