Pictorial

Pictorial

www.relay.fm/pictorial
Quinn and Betty are two non-professional art enthusiasts who love art and want to share it with you. They get together to discuss interesting aspects of art history and culture, spanning anything and everything that can be remotely considered as art. Hosted by Quinn Rose and Betty Chen.


24: Indigenous Artists (Part 2)
Oct 20 • 37 min
As a follow-up to our last episode, we talk about some contemporary Indigenous artists, including Carl Beam and Dyani White Hawk.
23: Indigenous Artists (Part 1)
Oct 6 • 41 min
We dive into a (very) brief history of Indigenous people in the United States and Canada in order to place contemporary Indigenous artists in context.
22: Mail Art
Sep 22 • 26 min
Quinn loves to talk about art that can be sent through the mail, and Betty has seen an exhibit about this at the Art Gallery of Ontario, so this just might be the quintessential Pictorial topic. We also look at the history of mail as an art movement.
21: Museum Architecture
Sep 8 • 37 min
Betty and Quinn talk about the goals of museum architecture and share their favorite examples of creative buildings.
20: Returning to Art Museums
Aug 25 • 34 min
What do art museums look like during COVID-19? Quinn and Betty discuss their recent visits to art museums in their respective cities, the new safety measures in place, and some general tips on how to engage with art.
19: Chaédria LaBouvier & the Guggenheim
Aug 11 • 29 min
In the conclusion to a two-part series, Betty and Quinn look into the curator Chaédria LaBouvier and the racism she experienced at the Guggenheim.
18: Jean-Michel Basquiat & Defacement
Jul 28 • 27 min
In 2019, Chaédria LaBouvier curated the exhibit “Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story”, centered around Basquiat’s response to the 1983 murder of Michael Stewart. In part one of a two-part series, Quinn and Betty focus on Basquiat’s work.
17: William Kurelek
Jul 14 • 41 min
Betty and Quinn dive into the Canadian art icon William Kurelek: his upbringing in a Ukrainian immigrant family, the mental illness that affected his life and art, and why he represents a part of Canada.
16: Animal Crossing (with T.H. Ponders)
Jun 30 • 40 min
Ponders from the Accession podcast joins Quinn and Betty to talk all things art and design in Animal Crossing: Redd, the museum, custom clothes, and why we love this pastel world so much.
15: Looting & The British Museum
Jun 16 • 41 min
Powerful art museums are full of art and artifacts stolen from all over the world. Betty and Quinn examine some of the most famous stolen pieces of art that reside in the British Museum, how they were looted, and the calls for repatriation.
14: Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera
Jun 2 • 33 min
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were an iconic, revolutionary, and troubled couple. Quinn and Betty dig into their history as a couple, Kahlo’s visceral art depicting her experience, and their ongoing legacy.
13: Banksy
May 19 • 45 min
Betty and Quinn discuss the famously anonymous graffiti artist Banksy. Is he overrated? Hypocritical? Brilliantly subversive? They puzzle out their thoughts on his complicated public image by examining several prominent art pieces.
12: You Are An Artist (with Sarah Urist Green)
May 5 • 44 min
Quinn and Betty talk to The Art Assignment’s Sarah Urist Green about about her new book, “You Are an Artist: Assignments to Spark Creation.”
11: Squares. Thoughts?
Apr 21 • 29 min
Why do we like abstract squares so much? Betty and Quinn attempt to answer that question by examining color field painting and examples of rectangles throughout modern art history.
10: Google Arts & Culture
Apr 7 • 23 min
Quinn and Betty virtually visit the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea and explore the art exhibit features of Google Arts & Culture.
9: Ai WeiWei
Mar 24 • 42 min
Betty and Quinn discuss the complicated life and work of the legendary contemporary Chinese artist Ai WeiWei.
8: Video Games as an Art Form
Mar 10 • 36 min
What makes a video game artistic? Quinn and Betty talk about the history of the video game vs. art debate and their favorite artistic games.
7: Favorite Art Museums
Feb 25 • 46 min
Betty and Quinn take a break from philosophical questions and tell you all about their favorite art museums. Quinn talks about things that aren’t actually art museums, Betty talks about buildings, both have tips on how to visit museums for free.
6: Artist Couples: Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz
Feb 11 • 30 min
Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz are two of the most successful artists in United States history. Quinn and Betty talk about why they love O’Keeffe, the complicated dynamic between the two artists, and how their lifestyles led to a fundamental clash.
5: What is an Art Museum?
Jan 28 • 25 min
When the age of art is linked to its value, the lines between art and history museums get blurred. Betty and Quinn discuss the formal differences between art and history museums and why objects are placed in one or another.
4: Sonia Delaunay
Jan 14 • 34 min
Betty and Quinn focus in on the Ukrainian-French artist Sonia Delaunay, co-founder of the Orphism movement and brilliantly stylish designer.
3: Follow the Money
Dec 31, 2019 • 39 min
Wealth and art have been linked virtually forever, but what does that relationship look like today? Betty and Quinn dive into the way different generations buy art and the almost comical number of ways art can be used for tax evasion.
2: Postcards as Art
Dec 17, 2019 • 26 min
Cheap souvenir or art piece? Betty and Quinn discuss “The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard,” a recent exhibit at the British Museum, and the broader use of this cheap and accessible medium as distribution for all kinds of artists.
1: Can Artificial Intelligence Make Art?
Dec 3, 2019 • 33 min
Betty and Quinn jump into the first episode of Pictorial with a discussion of what art is, if computers can make it, and all the art that robots and humans have made together already.