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Centerfield | Fielding Practice Podcast #14: The New Art Examiner, Re-Examined

On this month’s edition of Fielding Practice, a special podcast produced by Bad at Sports exclusively for Art21, we switch up formats a bit to focus on a single topic: The Essential New Art Examiner (Northern Illinois University Press), edited by Kathryn Born, Janet Koplos and Terri Griffith, an anthology of writings from Chicago’s only major art periodical, which ran from 1973- 2002. Duncan MacKenzie, Dan Gunn and Claudine Ise sit down with Terri Griffith to get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this anthology and learn why the NAE still inspires impassioned discourse today, a decade after it folded. We wrap up with our monthly picks for events and exhibitions taking place in the Chicagoland area and beyond (see list below). As always, thank you for listening!

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Panelist’s Picks for April:

Dan: Matthew Woodward: View from the Birth Day at the Chicago Cultural Center, through July 15.

Duncan: Apex Art Residency series and residency talks series conducted by Bad at Sports (NYC; video excerpts available online by clicking link).

Claudine: Carrie Schneider: Burning House at Monique Meloche Gallery, through May 12.