Podcasts

Max speaks about artists shedding ideas of ideology in their work and the importance of Socratic conversations on social media. We also discuss his successful show “Riffin” on KCHUNG Radio, and the challenges of an interviewer in todays media landscape.

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PublisherSeeing is Forgetting2016
Jennifer breaks down the Canadian arts community in geographic and economic terms.  We discus alternative funding models and artist run centers, as well the balance between being a parent and an artist.

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Colleen discusses equal representation of sex and gender within the arts; also taking measure of sexism and class structures, and the value of loving what you do on a daily basis.

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Claire delves into the focus of her dissertation, collage and narrative in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s, and its relationship to contemporary art, as well as her work as a curator and writer. As an accomplished musician, she regularly performs throughout Los Angeles, and we discuss her participation earlier this year as a singer in Yael Salomonowitz’s performance project at Paramount Ranch III.

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LA based artist duo Chris Adler and Ali Edmark are the co-directors and curators behind the collaborative exhibition space VACANCY. Chris discusses the balancing act of maintaining an art practice and running a gallery, having a full time job to pay the bills, and his relationship with Ali, his partner in life and work.

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Khalil speaks about racism in the art world, his life as an artist and poet, microaggressions within society, and creating opportunity for people of color within the arts.

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Jake speaks about his studio practice and the role of fear in the modern psyche, his mistrust of corporate media, manifest destiny, and his love for the city of Los Angeles.

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Nancy details the process of running her business, from the initial clothing design, production of samples and final garments, quality control, and sales and distribution. She discusses her inspirations and what drives her to make the work.

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Ragen talks about the friction between text and sculpture, commitment to ones craft, and the perception and realities of an artists life.

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John discusses how he creates questions within his artwork for the viewer, when his sculpture informs his paintings, and asks the question of why what we make matters beyond the art world.

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Adam, Timo, and Thomas discuss the logistics of opening a gallery, how the gallery programming reflects their studio practices, and the difficult choices that are made for their own artistic endeavors.

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Diana C. Betancourt is a Los Angeles-born curator based in Mumbai who has been working across South Asia since 2010. She is the Artistic Director of the Samdani Art Foundation in Dhaka and the Chief Curator of the Dhaka Art Summit. We speak about her entrance into the art world, the influence of arts within South Asia, and the important role of expanding artistic relationships inside and outside of the region.

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Emily and I discuss what makes a finished performance piece, what aspects of performance art can be problematic for a viewer, supporting yourself as an artist, and why she takes issue with the notion of absolute truth.

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Lazaros discusses avoiding the dogmatic nature of religion, cults and religious movements, origins of faith speaking to society, magic, and Mormonism.

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Soo speaks about her life as an artist and educator, the lack of equivalency in teaching standards, the role art schools in Los Angeles play in creating community, and the pressures artists deal with in producing work for commercial spaces.

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Emily speaks to her role as a Curatorial assistant at MOMA, and her work on the Robert Rauschenberg retrospective Among Friends. We also discuss the work of Eleanor Anton and the exhibition Multiple Occupancy: Eleanor Antin’s “Selves”, curated by Emily in 2013.

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Mohammed speaks about opening the Institute of Arab & Islamic Art(IAIA) and the important role it plays in helping to foster conversation and understanding between cultures. We speak about social responsibility to affect change and breaking stereotypes, as well as the need for collaboration with the intent of helping to shape the future.

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PublisherSeeing is Forgetting2017
This special five part series has been commissioned by Flag Art Foundation for their exhibition “The Times”. The exhibition uses The New York Times as its point of departure and features over 80 artists, artist duos, and collectives who use the “paper of record” to address and reframe issues that impact our everyday lives. The interviews are with current and former editors and writers who speak about their experiences working for The New York Times, including David Colman, contributing writer, ‘Style Section’; Andrea Kannapell, Briefings editor; Randy Kennedy, writer, ‘Arts section’; Michael Owen, Editor of the News Desk; and Rick Rojas, writer, ‘Metro Section.’

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This special five part series has been commissioned by Flag Art Foundation for their exhibition “The Times”. The exhibition uses The New York Times as its point of departure and features over 80 artists, artist duos, and collectives who use the “paper of record” to address and reframe issues that impact our everyday lives. The interviews are with current and former editors and writers who speak about their experiences working for The New York Times, including David Colman, contributing writer, ‘Style Section’; Andrea Kannapell, Briefings editor; Randy Kennedy, writer, ‘Arts section’; Michael Owen, Editor of the News Desk; and Rick Rojas, writer, ‘Metro Section.’

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This special five part series has been commissioned by Flag Art Foundation for their exhibition “The Times”. The exhibition uses The New York Times as its point of departure and features over 80 artists, artist duos, and collectives who use the “paper of record” to address and reframe issues that impact our everyday lives. The interviews are with current and former editors and writers who speak about their experiences working for The New York Times, including David Colman, contributing writer, ‘Style Section’; Andrea Kannapell, Briefings editor; Randy Kennedy, writer, ‘Arts section’; Michael Owen, Editor of the News Desk; and Rick Rojas, writer, ‘Metro Section.’

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This special five part series has been commissioned by Flag Art Foundation for their exhibition “The Times”. The exhibition uses The New York Times as its point of departure and features over 80 artists, artist duos, and collectives who use the “paper of record” to address and reframe issues that impact our everyday lives. These interviews are with current and former editors and writers who speak about their experiences working for The New York Times, including David Colman, contributing writer, ‘Style Section’; Andrea Kannapell, Briefings editor; Randy Kennedy, writer, ‘Arts section’; Michael Owen, Editor of the News Desk; and Rick ...

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This special five part series has been commissioned by Flag Art Foundation for their exhibition “The Times”. The exhibition uses The New York Times as its point of departure and features over 80 artists, artist duos, and collectives who use the “paper of record” to address and reframe issues that impact our everyday lives. These interviews are with current and former editors and writers who speak about their experiences working for The New York Times, including David Colman, contributing writer, ‘Style Section’; Andrea Kannapell, Briefings editor; Randy Kennedy, writer, ‘Arts section’; Michael Owen, Editor of the News Desk; and Rick Rojas, writer, ‘Metro ...

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Janet speaks about the living archive of the Martha Graham Dance Company and its evolving legacy, keeping new classics relevant for a contemporary audience, and engaging a new generation in collaboration.

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Christina speaks about life as a stand-up comedian after coming from the art world, parallels between writing for comedy and writing for art, and how good comedic material provides flexibility so the audience can engage.

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Karl discusses issues of creating narratives and dialogues between the personal and social aspects of life, challenging the expectations of an audience, and how he navigates the business side of the art world.

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