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Open Engagement Interviews on Bad at Sports

Here are the Bad at Sports interviews conducted at the Open Engagement conference as part of a series on social practice. Two interviews are with 127 Prince editors (Ted Purves and Jen Delos Reyes) and four of them are co-hosted by another editor (Randall Szott).

Episode 249: Ted Purves
Episode 250: Nato Thompson
Episode 251: Mark Dion
Episode 253: Nils Norman
Episode 254: Jen Delos Reyes and Harrell Fletcher

A Conversation with Nato Thompson – By Chelsea Haines

The creation of a journal, such as 127 Prince, on social art practice speaks to some larger issues not only about art but also about its presentation. For the inaugural issue of 127 Prince, I interviewed Nato Thompson, Chief Curator at Creative Time in New York City, NY. Via email, we discussed the issues as he sees them, specifically his views on the field and its relationship to larger cultural production, and focusing on The Creative Time Summit: Revolutions in Public Practice, which Thompson organized October 23-24, 2009. This interview is set against a backdrop of inquiry about how we, as arts practitioners, claim legitimacy in the academic and artistic fields while also trying to build a sense of community?
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