Episode 62: W.J.T. Mitchell

November 5, 2006 · Print This Article

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This week is an almost completely Richard free show! Duncan and Terri talk to giant of consciousness W.J.T. Mitchell about his book What Do Pictures Want? : The Lives and Loves of Images. Also, they discuss how kissing is sucking on a several hundred yard long tube with feces at the end.

Mike Benedetto gives us a 30 second movie review. Duncan talks to Vanessa Chafen about Bridge-Miami. Kathryn Born talks to Brian Shannon about the auction extravaganza coming up.

Also this week’s show answers the question, why name a dog Yummy?

DON’T FORGET: Events this week at Three Walls Gallery, Tuesday night 7:00 we record a live interview with Rhona Hoffman, come with your questions! Friday night 7:00, another fantastic panel discussion with Hamza Walker, Paul Klein, Lisa Dorin and Michelle Grabner!!!

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Barbara Kruger
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Gustav Klimt
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Andy Warhol
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Roy Lichtenstein
Mark Rothko
Carl Andre
Richard Prince
Cecily Brown
Jenny Saville
Yoshitomo Nara
Martin Eder
Francis Bacon
Chuck Close
Brett Gorvy
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17 thoughts on “Episode 62: W.J.T. Mitchell”

  1. Ann Onymous says:

    Well crap, now that the auction market is gone up I need to dump my art collection and get out while the getting is good.

  2. BillDolan says:

    I haven’t listened to this weeks show yet, but the comment about kissing makes me wonder if someone is listening to The Show with Ze Frank as he made this observation a few weeks ago. Either way, his daily video blog is worth a viewing.


  3. Bill Dolan says:

    …or maybe Ze read the book.

  4. Amy T says:

    Great interview! I think Duncan did a really good job interviewing W J T Mitchell. It was really insightful and interesting to hear Mitchell’s ideas, and the conversation that developed around the ideas was great too.

  5. Duncan says:

    I love you. Never leave me again.


  6. This guy gets paid to spout such drivel?

  7. Strong Bad says:

    Why does this guy sound like me!?

  8. Strong Bad says:

    This guy Mike Benedetto that is.

  9. The sandwoman says:

    There are no end of people who get paid to spout drivel. Phyllis what is your objection to this particular bunch of “drivel”?

  10. It’s low-brow, 2nd graders’ pabulum dispersed as wisdom for a supercilious audience. How indulgent.

  11. Jackson Parker Jones Smith says:

    What does kissing entrails have to do anything with looking at a pictures (besides the only example of icons)? Mitchell sounds more like an artist than a historian. Which is fine – it’s fun to make things up. It just requires an appropriate context.

    art theory is an aborted middle-aged dinosaur (see picture).

  12. Duncan and Terri did a great job! WJTM’s books can be quite stimulating. He is also one of the few “Theorists” (with a capital T), who has evolved away from the “linguistic turn” into a “pictorial” one — hence perhaps the first edge of the wave which will undue the (now superficially accepted consensus) theorists of word-over-visuality. That is to be applauded.

  13. Strong Bad, I am honored. I am a big fan.

  14. Wondering says:

    Can anyone tell me what the name of the song played for the intro to this episode is? Also, why don’t you guy give credit to the bands who’s music you use?

  15. Shannon says:

    Hmm… sweet! [*../nice_site2.txt*]

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