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Centerfield | Fielding Practice Podcast #13: “Feast” (or Famine?)

We just realized that this is Fielding Practice Podcast #13, posted on the 13th of March–is that a bad omen? At least today’s not Friday. On this month’s podcast, produced exclusively for the Art21 Blog, our panelists review the group exhibition Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art on view at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, and we also talk about the pleasures and perils of making art in a city that is not New York. Plus, our monthly picks of the art stuff we’re most looking forward to in the coming weeks, courtesy of our panelists Dan Gunn, Duncan MacKenzie and Art21 Blog editor Claudine Isé. Thanks for joining us!

[audio:]Click here to listen (approximately 35 minutes).

Mella Jaarsma, photo documenting performance of "I Eat You Eat Me," 2002. Courtesy the artist and the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago.

Michael Rakowitz serving Iraqi cuisine from the "Enemy Kitchen (Food Truck)." Courtesy the artist and Lombard-Freid Projects. Photo courtesy the Smart Museum of Art.

Links to references made during the podcast:

Barry Schwabsky interviews Michelle Grabner in The Brooklyn Rail

Click here to follow the Smart Museum’s Twitter feed and get up-to-the-minute information on Feast-related events and the current location of @EnemyKitchen, Michael Rakowitz’s roving Iraqi food truck.

Nicole Caruth interviews artist Michael Rakowitz in Gastro-Vision on the Art21 Blog

Mess Hall in Chicago

Incubate, Chicago

Artist-Run Spaces: A Brief History Since 1984, by Dan Gunn

Panelist’s Picks for March and beyond:

Dan Gunn: Write Now: Artists and Letterforms at the Chicago Cultural Center through April 29; also Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection at the CCC through July 8.

Duncan MacKenzie: Summer residency programs to check out: Oxbow (see also “Summers at Oxbow” on the Art21 Blog); Harold ArtsSummer Forum in New Harmony, Indiana (topic: “Community, Utopia and the Individual”); ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions); Poor Farm.

Claudine Isé: R&D, group exhibition at the newly-opened Manifold Gallery, curated by Britton Bertran and featuring artists  Mike Andrews, T.J. Donovan, Ben Foch, Karolina Gnatowski and Heather Mullins, Geoffrey Todd Smith, and Thornberry. Through May 26.