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July 15, 2009

Bad at Sports Podcast


Bad at Sports is an artist run podcast on contemporary art. Though the podcast is based in Chicago, contributions and topics come from around the world. There are interviews with curators, critics, and artists as well as reviews of exhibitions, movies, and books. All the content is kept somewhat informal, so it has a fresher, more spontaneous feel to it than some of the museum-led podcasts. One of the best features of the website is that in the podcast archive, each podcast has a list of links to artists, museums, curators and other items mentioned in that week's podcast. This way, it's easy to do more exploring after the show are learn about something you didn't quite understand while you were listening.

As an example of a typical show, this week's podcast is an interview of Manon Slome who is currently curating a project called No Longer Empty in New York. The project takes empty New York storefronts and connects them with artists for installations in these raw spaces. Not only does the project speak to the current economic times but it also incorporates the community in a way regular galleries and museums can't. To hear more, go listen at Bad at Sports or on iTunes.

Posted by hthrlowe at July 15, 2009 12:15 PM

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