Episode 152: Anne Wilson

July 27, 2008 · Print This Article

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This week: Duncan and Shannon Stratton talk to artist Anne Wilson.

From Anne Wilson’s website:

“My work evolves in a conceptual space where social and political ideas encounter the material processes of handwork and industry, where the organization of fields and the objects they help generate is constantly subverted by the swarming, anarchic energy of the objects themselves. Extrapolating from personal subjective rituals to observations of larger systems within the built environment, I investigate the micro- and macrocosms of networks and matrices through stitch, crochet, knot, net, animation, and sound. Using pixilation and projection, I de-materialize and re-animate work that began on the border between drawing and object making, and remains liminal in whatever new medium it enters. My source materials – hair, linen, lace, pins, wire, and thread – are the props of both domestic culture and larger social systems. I join together the points where these systems overlap, and where issues of sexuality and decorum, vitality and death construct meaningful relationships, and find release.”

ALSO: Mike Benedetto and Guest reviewer Tony Fitzpatrick review The Dark Knight, and some naughty things are said! [Read more]

Episode 151: Connie Wolf

July 20, 2008 · Print This Article

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Connie Wolf
Patricia Maloney in her first solo outing talks to Connie Wolf Director and CEO of the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Since its founding in 1984, the Contemporary Jewish Museum has engaged audiences of all ages and backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. Throughout its history, the Museum has distinguished itself as a welcoming place where visitors can connect with one another through dialogue and shared experiences with the arts.

Richard and Duncan rattle on for an eternity during the intro, but there is the singing of some Queen as they discuss being named Chicago Magazine’s podcast of the year.

ALSO THE RETURN OF MIKE BENEDETTO!!! [Read more]

Episode 150: René de Guzman

July 13, 2008 · Print This Article

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Rene de Guzman

Recorded live in front of a studio audience at Triple Base Gallery on July 10th, 2008 as a part of the exhibition “Open for Business”. In this raw interview Brian and Patricia talk to René de Guzman about the cultural origins of art, how museums can be relevant in the 21st century, and Oakland’s future as an art center.

René de Guzman is the senior curator of art at the Oakland Museum of California. Previously, he was the director of visual arts at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA).
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Episode 149: Elkins on the Stone Summer Theory Institute

July 6, 2008 · Print This Article

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James Elkins
This week: First we had James Elkins and the raiders of the lost ark, then James Elkins and the temple of doom, next James Elkins and the last crusade….now.

James Elkins and the crystal something-or-other.

No, no, But James Elkins is back to talk with Duncan about the Stone Summer Theory Institute, the Art Phd. and why your sorry ass is going to be in school forever.
Stone Summer Theory Institute at SAIC: What Is an Image?

From July 13-19, the second annual Stone Summer Theory Institute at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will present a forum for some of the world’s foremost art theoreticians to address unsolved issues in the field.

This year’s Institute is focused on three fundamental questions: What is the nature of the visual? What are images? What are pictures?

A combination of public events and private discussions, the Summer Theory Institute invites fifteen young scholars to explore issues in art conceptualization with renowned international scholars, artists, and authors, this year including Gottfried Boehm, W.J.T. Mitchell, Jacqueline Lichtenstein, and Marie-Jose Mondzain.

ALSO: WEST COAST PEOPLE READ AND OBEY!

In conjunction with “Open for Business”, Brian and Patrica will interview René de Guzman live in public at Triple Base Gallery on Thursday, July 10th at 5:00 PM. The raw interview will then be posted to the site as that week’s show.

René de Guzman is the senior curator of art at the Oakland Museum of California. Previously, he was the director of visual arts at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA).
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Episode 148: Mary Rachel Fanning/ Diane Grams

June 29, 2008 · Print This Article

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Mary Rachel Fanning

This week:

First, some generally embarrassing banter, Duncan discusses his dance career, we talk about Richard’s terminal nerd-dom, and eventually introduce the show. Brian and Richard have announcements

Second, Terri and Serena interview artist Mary Rachel Fanning about her many and varied projects.

Third, Duncan talks to Diane Grams about her book “Entering Cultural Communities: Diversity and Change in the Nonprofit Arts”.

Next, more silliness in the closing, and then, you sit and wait until next Sunday where we send more wackiness your way. [Read more]