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.


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).

James Elkins
Stone Summer Theory Institute
Irit Rogoff
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Penn State Press
Nelson Goodman
Ferdinand de Saussure
Gottfried Boehm
Martin Heidegger
Rosalind Krauss
Jean-François Lyotard
Sigmund Freud
Ann Hamilton
Hans Haacke
Jacques Derrida
Meyer Schapiro
WJT Mitchell
Joel Snyder
Critical Art Ensemble
Jacques Rancière
Proximity Magazine
Joseph Koerner
Pepe Karmel
Errol Morris
Ryerson University
Sigmar Polke
Go. Go now.
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_149-Stone_Summer_Institute.mp3

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