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Center Field | Fielding Practice Episode 5: Open Engagement, William J. O’Brien at The Ren

On this month’s episode of Fielding Practice, Bad at Sports’ co-founder Richard Holland joins Duncan MacKenzie, Dan Gunn and Ime for our regular roundtable discussion about art, culture, and related happenings in Chicago. Duncan provides a brief report on this year’s  Open Engagement, an annual conference addressing current issues in art and social practice; and we discuss the current survey of William J. O’Brien’s ceramic sculptures at The Renaissance Society (May 15-June 26, 2011). The discussion is a little more rowdy than usual, so hang on and hang in there and as always, thanks so much for listening!

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William J. O'Brien at The Renaissance Society, installation view.

William J. O'Brien, "Untitled," 2010. Ceramic. 19 1/2 x 18 x 6 1/2 inches.

William J. O'Brien, "Untitled," 2008. Ceramic. 7 x 6 x 5 1/2 inches.

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