Episode 57: Chicago Artists Month and more.

October 1, 2006 · Print This Article

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Chicago Artists Month kicks off! Amanda and Richard go to the opening shindig at the Cultural Center and review the shows there-in, Richard confirms his lack of interest in photography, Amanda says “Op-Art” 92 times, everyone loves Ukrainian Modernism! Woo Hoo!

In memory o….I mean in the absence of Duncan we pulled an archival book review, Joanna Topor and Book Guru Terry Griffith discuss Duncan’s love of “Witchy Librarians” and the iconoclastic book WINKIE by Clifford Chase, an Orlando-esque tale of a stuffed bear accused of crimes he/she did not commit.

Superstar Brian Andrews hums Randy Newman and goes and checks out art in Los Angeles(where oddly enough we have a solid listener base).

Tom Scharpling from The Best Show on WFMU makes a guest appearance.

What happened to Duncan? Who knows.

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Shear art attack

September 29, 2006 · Print This Article

By Holly Byrnes: The Daily Telegraph

September 30, 2006 12:00

AN iconic Australian painting has been given a metrosexual makeover to flog a local brand of mens’ underwear.

Tom Roberts’ famous Shearing the Rams canvas has been reworked to feature musclebound Aussie blokes shearing sheep in just their undies.

The AussieBum campaign is set to take the 100-year-old artwork to the world next week but is sure to outrage conservative art lovers.

Designer Sean Ashby defended his new take on the traditional impressionist piece as “promoting Australia’s past and what it means to be an Australian today”.

“More of our iconic businesses and traditions like shearing are either being sold overseas or dying off,” he said.

“This way we wanted to remind people to value their heritage and buy Australian in a cheeky way.”

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Is it art? Teacher strips in class

September 29, 2006 · Print This Article

BEIJING, China (Reuters) — A Chinese culture ministry official has denounced a university professor who stripped naked in front of students and teachers during an art class, a Chinese newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Mo Xiaoxin, a 56-year-old assistant professor at a university in Changzhou, in eastern Jiangsu province, shocked students by stripping during a lecture on “body art” to emphasize the “power” of the body and to “challenge taboos,” the Beijing News said.

“There are no taboos in the field of research, but to do this directly in the course of teaching is obviously not appropriate,” the paper quoted Tian Junting, a culture ministry official, as saying.

The lecture was part of a course within a newly established “human body art and culture” research institute — China’s first — at Jiangsu Teachers University of Technology, the paper said.

Mo arranged for four other models, including a man and woman in their 70s or 80s, and a younger couple, to strip naked in front of the class while he lectured, the paper said.

During the nearly hour-long class, Mo also invited students to take their clothes off.

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Episode 56: Curt and Jennifer Conklin

September 25, 2006 · Print This Article

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Amanda, Duncan and Richard talk to Collectors and swell hosts Curt and Jennifer Conklin. Rapping! Ranting!!

The Residency is coming soon!

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Episode 55: Gregory Knight and so so much more

September 17, 2006 · Print This Article

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On this week’s show Duncan and Richard talk to Gregory Knight Deputy Commissioner/Visual Arts of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Kathryn Born interviews Brian Shannon on the wild and wacky world of insuring art collections. Big Red and Shiny checks in from Boston. Brian Andrews talks about the East Bay. Jason Dunda is on for a minute or so to make fun of incoming art undergrads and Duncan and Richard as they played docent for his first year students! It’s like 8 shows rolled into one!

NOTE: Duncan loves the US of A and doesn’t really want to relive the war of 1812, it’s just that Richard’s Canada bashing hurts his soft dandy-ish soul.

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