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Centerfield | Fielding Practice Podcast #16: Review-o-Rama

Bad at Sports is back with another “Fielding Practice” podcast produced especially for the Art21 Blog! We’ve been away for a couple of months working on a series of projects, most notably our summer residency/exhibition at Columbia College’s A+D Gallery (click here for details). If you’re in Chicago, come by the A+D Gallery tonight for our CLOSING FESTIVITIES and RECORD RELEASE PARTY! July 19, 5-8pm, 619 South Wabash Avenue.

On this month’s podcast, Duncan MacKenzie and Claudine Isé are joined by Bad at Sports co-founder Richard Holland. We discuss three exhibitions on view in Chicago this summer: Peripheral Views: States of America, at the Museum of Contemporary Photography;  “Color Jam,” a summer-long, outdoor public installation by Jessica Stockholder (who is featured in the Season 3 episode “Play” of the Art in the Twenty-First Century series); and we also take a look at “Zachary Cahill: USSA 2012, The People’s Palace’s Gift Shop,” an exhibition-cum-intervention in what was once the giftshop at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Doug Rickard. "#82.948842, Detroit, MI.," 2009. On view in the exhibition "Peripheral Views: States of America" at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.

"Color Jam," a public art installation by Jessica Stockholder at the corner of State and Adams in Chicago.

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And as always, our panelists’ picks for the events we’re most looking forward to seeing in the coming months:

Richard HollandSic Transit Gloria Mundi: Industry of the Ordinary, a mid-career survey of the Chicago artists’ collective held in the main exhibition hall at the Chicago Cultural Center, August 17, 2012 – February 17, 2013.

Duncan MacKenzie: Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity, at the MCA Chicago, June 30-September 23, 2012.

Claudine Isé: Places for the Spirit: Traditional African American Gardens at the DuSable Museum of African American History and the Chicago Botanic Garden, July 14-September 30, 2012.

Thanks so much for listening!