This week: We talk with Jason Salavon!
Born in Indiana (1970), raised in Texas, and based in Chicago, Salavon earned his MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his BA from The University of Texas at Austin. His work has been shown in museums and galleries around the world. Reviews of his exhibitions have been included in such publications as Artforum, Art in America, The New York Times, and WIRED. Examples of his artwork are included in prominent public and private collections inluding the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago among many others.
Previously, he taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was employed for numerous years as an artist and programmer in the video game industry. He is currently assistant professor in the Department of Visual Arts and the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago.
Keeping up with Paul Chan could be two peoples full time job. This time out he and Paul talk about the context of publishing, Documenta, and what Paul has been up to since 2010.
Check out Paul’s site here… http://www.nationalphilistine.com/
the followoing was borrowed from Paul. He really is a lovely fellow.
Paul Chan is an artist who lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited widely in many international shows including: Documenta 13, Kassel, 2012;Before The Law, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, 2011-12; Making Worlds, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, 2009; Medium Religion, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2008; Traces du sacrÃª, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2008 and the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, 2006. Recent solo exhibitions include Paul Chan: The 7 Lights, Serpentine Gallery, London and New Museum, New York, 2007â€“2008. In 2007, Chan collaborated with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and Creative Time to produce a site-specific outdoor presentation of Samuel Beckettâ€™s play Waiting for Godot in New Orleans. Chanâ€™s essays and interviews have appeared in Artforum, Frieze, Flash Art, October, Tate etc, Parkett, Texte Zur Kunst, Bomb, and other magazines and journals. Chan founded Badlands Unlimited, a press devoted to publishing artists writings and writings about art in paper and digital forms in 2010.
This week: Novelist Joe Meno!
Joe Meno is a fiction writer and playwright who lives in Chicago. A winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Great Lakes Book Award,Â and a finalist for the Story Prize, he is the author of five novels,Â The Great Perhaps, The Boy Detective Fails, Hairstyles of the Damned,Â How the Hula Girl Sings, andÂ Tender as Hellfire. His short story collections areÂ Bluebirds Used to Croon in the ChoirÂ andÂ Demons in the Spring. His short fiction has been published in the likes ofÂ McSweeneyâ€™s,Â One Story, Swink, LIT,Â TriQuarterly,Â Other Voices,Â Gulf Coast, and broadcast on NPR. He was a contributing editor toÂ Punk Planet, the seminal underground arts and politics magazine. His non-fiction has appeared inÂ The New York TimesÂ andÂ Chicago Magazine.
This week: Artist, founding member of Area Chicago, singer Daniel Tucker.
Also, after the show Duncan tries his hand at announcing top 40 radio.
This week: Ken Fandell and Christy Matson! Introduced by Duncan and Hologram Richard.