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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.

Holy SHIT! Janine Antoni!

shamelessly lifted from Art 21...

Janine Antoni was born in Freeport, Bahamas, in 1964. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. Antoni’s work blurs the distinction between performance art and sculpture. Transforming everyday activities such as eating, bathing, and sleeping into ways of making art, Antoni’s primary tool for making sculpture has always been her own body. She has chiseled cubes of lard and chocolate with her teeth, washed away the faces of soap busts made in her own likeness, and used the brainwave signals recorded while she dreamed at night as a pattern for weaving a blanket the following morning. In the video, "Touch," Antoni appears to perform the impossible act of walking on the surface of water. She accomplished this magician’s trick, however, not through divine intervention, but only after months of training to balance on a tightrope that she then strung at the exact height of the horizon line. Balance is a key component in the related piece, "Moor," where the artist taught herself how to make a rope out of unusual and often personal materials donated by friends and relatives. By learning to twist the materials together so that they formed a rope that was neither too loose nor too tight, Antoni created an enduring life-line that united a disparate group of people into a unified whole. Antoni has had major exhibitions of her work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; S.I.T.E. Santa Fe; and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. The recipient of several prestigious awards, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship in 1998 and the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award in 1999, Janine Antoni currently resides in New York.

from Art 21

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On December 12, 2014, the Second Kochi-Muziris Biennale, curated by artist Jitish Kallat, opened in Kerala, India. The second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale built upon the themes from the first Kochi-Muziris Biennale. So, before we dive into the second edition, let’s first revisit Indian’s inaugural international Biennale.

 

The first edition opened on December 12, 2012. It was a huge event and by all accounts, a success. In this podcast, Tanya Gill puts together a collection of artist interviews and viewer reactions from the first Biennale’s opening week in 2012, including celebrated artists Nalini Malani, Vivan Sundaram, Tallur L.N., Rohini Devasher, as well as Australian street artists Daniel Connell and Vextra, independent curator Amit Kumar Jain, and filmmaker Hatti Bowering.

 

Please stay tuned for the forthcoming second Kochi-Muziris Biennale podcast. This podcast, as well as photographs of the http://magnificentdewdrops.blogspot.com/2014/12/backbone-sculptural-installation-by.html and additional interviews, can be found at zacii.com. Additional information on the Kochi-Muziris Biennale can be found at http://kochimuzirisbiennale.org.

 

Tanya Gill is a visual artist who lives between Chicago, USA and Chandigarh, India.

 

A special thank you to everyone who took the time to talk in December 2012! It was amazing to witness this groundbreaking event.

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Tanya Gill interviews Mumbai artist Manish Nai at Kavi Gupta’s Elizabeth street space as he prepares for his June 6th opening. This is Manish Nai’s debut solo exhibition in the United States. He is using this opportunity to create wall murals and a compressed jute sculpture just for the space. The media used in Nai’s work are both humble and quintessentially Indian. He transforms everyday materials, such as newspapers or clothes, through labor-intensive processes. The result is a very personal translation of time. For more information on the exhibit visit www.kavigupta.com.

 

Manish Nai

Kavi Gupta

219 North Elizabeth Street

June 6, 2015 - August 1, 2015

 

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This week Art Practical and Bad at Sports combined to produce audio that astounds! Listen as our hosts taken on wild ideas like “twitter” and “Christopher Knight’s paternalism." Laugh along with them as they celebrate and demonize their brothers and sisters at #superscript15.

 

Thanks again to the Walker and MNArtists.org for making our dreams a reality.

Critics roll out. We be unpacking this shit left and right! And hell yes, I'll check that privilage.

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This week Christopher Sperandio and Duncan MacKenzie get down and dirty with Paul Krainak. They try and get to the bottom of wtf the Inland Visual Arts Center at Bradley University is and wrestle with the possibility that the Midwest has an art history all its own. Learning happens.

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This week: We talk to Carl Baratta and Oli Watt and we actually run this interview unlike when we did this last year.

Also:

 

Big news! ACRE is moving to a bigger and better location!

As you may
know, ACRE has been operating out of my storefront apartment since its inception in 2010. I started searching for a new home for ACRE last spring and found a building in Pilsen that is absolutely perfect for us. A former funeral home, large enough for us to expand into over time and featuring remarkable restored historic elements, the building is an ideal base of operations for our growing organization.

 

You are among the first to know, and I am reaching out to you for help making our ambitious vision a reality. ACRE has already received a generous donation to cover a portion of the building renovation cost. In addition, we are launching a Kickstarter Campaign to raise the remaining $20,000 needed to realize our plans for the new space. We are hopeful that our campaign, which was specially selected by Art Basel’s Crowdfunding jury, will garner both financial and community support for the project. We softly launched our fundraiser today and will begin promoting the campaign publicly on May 25th.

Due to your valuable and continued support of our organization, I am hoping that you may be able to make a contribution of at least $100 during the lead up to our public launch. If you are able, I ask that you please contribute between now and the 25th. Your contribution will make an even greater impact if made at this time, as it will help us to build momentum for the campaign’s launch and indicate to future donors that there is enthusiasm for the project.

Here’s a direct link to ACRE’s Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1569629484/help-build-acres-new-home-in-chicago

 

I sincerely hope you will consider helping ACRE take this crucial step in our development. I’ve always felt that ACRE has an uncanny knack for being able to accomplish a lot with very little. I can’t wait to show you what we are capable of with a new and improved home base.

 

Sincerely and With Great Excitement,
Emily

PS- If you are interested in making a significant contribution outside of the campaign please feel free to contact me.



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This week we chase down the beauty of drawing, the perils of the 501c3, the question of economy and the base matter of humor, all with the brilliant Edgar Arceneaux. Duncan Mackenzie is joined Amanda Browder, Amy Mooney, and Abigail Satinsky live from inside a tent at Open Engagement 2014. Why did it take so long to post? Because it did.

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This week we bring together artist who work with war, teaching, and infrastructure for a discussion about what the hell we think we are doing when we blend art and politics. We welcome Michael Rakowitz, Abigail Satinsky, and Jim Duignan! Thanks to EXPO Chicago for handing us the space and context for having the discussion live in 2014 and now brought to you via tape or more correctly, silicon.

 


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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