Sun, 31 December 2006
Duncan and Terri talk to James Elkins about his books, criticism and more! Mike Benedetto provides an utterly hilarious movie review and public service announcement.
From Mr. Elkins' web site:
James Elkins grew up in Ithaca, New York, separated from Cornell University by a quarter-mile of woods once owned by the naturalist Laurence Palmer.
He stayed on in Ithaca long enough to get the BA degree (in English and Art History), with summer hitchhiking trips to Alaska, Mexico, Guatemala, the Caribbean, and Columbia. For the last twenty years he has lived in Chicago; he got a graduate degree in painting, and then switched to Art History, got another graduate degree, and went on to the PhD in Art History, which he finished in 1989. (All from the University of Chicago.) Since then he has been teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently E.C. Chadbourne Chair in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism. He also teaches in the Department of Visual and Critical Studies, and is Head of History of Art at the University College Cork, Ireland.
His writing focuses on the history and theory of images in art, science, and nature. Some of his books are exclusively on fine art (What Painting Is, Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles?). Others include scientific and non-art images, writing systems, and archaeology (The Domain of Images, On Pictures and the Words That Fail Them), and some are about natural history (How to Use Your Eyes).
Current projects include a book called Success and Failure in Twentieth-Century Painting, another called Writing about the World's Art, and several edited books: a series called "The Art Seminar," one called "Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Art.," and edited books on W.G. Sebald, representations of pain in art, and the university-wide study of images.
He married Margaret MacNamidhe in 1994 on Inishmore, one of the Aran Islands, off the West coast of Ireland. Margaret is also an art historian, with a specialty in Delacroix. His interests include freshwater microscopy (with a Zeiss Nomarski differential interference microscope), optics (he owns an ophthalmologist’s slit-lamp microscope), stereo photography (with a Realist camera), playing piano, and winter ocean diving
Sun, 24 December 2006
Duncan and Richard interview art superstar Gavin Turk!!!
As set forth in Wikipedia:
Gavin Turk (born 1967) is a British artist and one of the Young British Artists (YBAs). He often uses his own image in life-size sculptures of famous people.
He was born in Guildford, near
His work often involves his own image disguised as that
of a famous person. He has cast himself in a series of detailed life sized
sculptures as different romantic heroes, including Sid Vicious, Jean-Paul Marat
and Che Guevara. Pop, a waxwork model of Turk as Sid Vicious, in white jacket
and black trousers, pointing a handgun (appropriating the stance of Andy
Warhol's painting of Elvis Presley as a cowboy), was part of the 1997 Sensation
exhibition which toured
Ambiguity features throughout his work. What appeared to
be a discarded plastic rubbish bag was in fact a bronze sculpture of one. A
large industrial skip (normally yellow, battered and with rust) was painted an
immaculate gloss black. He turned up at the private view of the Sensation
exhibition at the solemn
Sun, 17 December 2006
People who had something to say this show include:
Lisa Boyle: Head Honcho Lisa Boyle Gallery, Bird-Horse-Muffin
Michael Workman: Bridge guy
Vanessa Chafen: Michael Workman herder.
Jodie Jacobi: Artist
Susan Gescheidle: Gescheidle gallery. She gives us breaking news.
Noah Lang: Trillium Press.
Maura Thompson: Artist
And so much more, lots of talk about hotels and alcohol.
Sun, 10 December 2006
This week Duncan and Richard talk to Tony Feher about his
work and installation at The Suburban in
Next, Terri and Serena talk to Larry Shure about his blisteringly kickass project Ultra Local Geography a zine focused on the microcosm.
Then, Christian and Emily talk about the galleries in the East End of London.
Hey, we know you are an opinionated bastard, go post on the Blog www.badatsports.com.
Sun, 3 December 2006
This week we talk to Susan F. Rossen, Executive Director of
Publications at the Art Institute of Chicago about the new show at Corbett vs.
Dempsey: Joseph Friebert, Fred Berman, & the
Also Mike Benedetto has his first Superstar Special movie
And, Brian Andrews and Marc LeBlanc talk to Joyce Grimm and Dina Pugh about Triple Base gallery, and creating a
space for emerging artists and curators. All you bright young upstarts, you
need to listen to this interview.
We promise we will never record the intro and outro in a Dunkin Donuts again, sorry.