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Episode Five: Katie Lee!! and Mickalene Thomas and Kent Monkmon

Paint on Canvas on Tape

Thanks for listening! This week our friend and talented film lady, Katie Lee, guest stars to tell us about the Italian Bienalle Del Arte in 2019: May We Live in Interesting Times. Katie specifically tells us about the fascinating piece "L'Ange du Foyer" by Max Ernst and its new video adaptation. Sinclaire brings us the fantastic queer, Black artist, Mickalene Thomas, and her twist on Manet's "Le Déjeuner sur L'Herbe" by the same title. Kendal shows us Kent Monkmon, a contemporary, indigenous, queer artist, specifically, she discusses "The Resurgence of the People" a piece that lives in the Met lobby currently. Max commentates as usual and will soon be doing museum reviews! POCOT Instagram: @paint_on_canvas_on_tapeEmail: paintoncanvasontape@gmail.com

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21 Jun 2021

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Mickalene Thomas | ArteDonna | ArteCONCAS


Artista e Filmmaker newyorkese, Mickalene Thomas è nota per i suoi dipinti e le sue fotografie che esplorano la forza e l'estetica delle donne di colore. L'articolo Mickalene Thomas | ArteDonna | ArteCONCAS proviene da Andrea Concas - Il mondo dell’arte che nessuno ti ha mai raccontato.

9 Apr 2021

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Inside The Arts: New Orleans French Film Festival, Mickalene Thomas | Femmes Noires

Inside The Arts

This week on Inside the Arts, the 23rd New Orleans French Film Festival gets underway right after Mardi Gras. It’s one of the longest-running foreign language festivals in the country. We talk with the festival’s artistic director emeritus John Desplas. And, the Contemporary Arts Center continues its run of a series of exhibits highlighting women artists, headlined by internationally acclaimed Brooklyn painter Mickalene Thomas. We caught up with Thomas who will join us in our studio. Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m.


18 Feb 2020

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Mickalene Thomas

Art Matters

New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas talks with BMA Director Chris Bedford about the recent national and international recognition for black women artists are getting and A Moment’s Pleasure, her new immersive new commission that has transformed the BMA’s East Lobby into a living room for Baltimore.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


9 Dec 2019

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Mickalene Thomas – A Little Taste Outside of Love

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Do I exist? Am I important? Am I beautiful? Find validation in the art of Mickalene Thomas.Mickalene Thomas redefines female physical perfection in a collage-inspired painting of a nude woman with a gaze that transfixes her audience.


24 Sep 2019

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Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont

The Thing About France

Visual artist Mickalene Thomas seems to have artwork everywhere, from the Moody Arts Center in Houston to the Brooklyn Museum and Paris. One morning in June, Mickalene and her partner and muse, Racquel Chevremont, joined me at Albertine, the French bookstore on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The three of us talked at length about how Mickalene reinterprets famous French paintings; about the visibility of black women in the arts; Mickalene and Racquel’s love for Dior and French butter; and the role that Paris plays for African-American artists.


21 Jun 2019

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#53: The "Daft Punk of Contemporary Painting”: Artist Mickalene Thomas

In Other Words

In the words of the Los Angeles Times, the artist Mickalene Thomas “is to contemporary painting what Daft Punk is to music: acclaimed as one of the more original remix artists working today.” Her genre-busting work takes many forms, and grapples with bodies and their desires, with power, equity and identity. In today’s episode, she talks about community and collaboration—both essential to her practice—in a conversation with her partner and muse, the art consultant Racquel Chevremont, the cultural critic Antwaun Sargent and Charlotte Burns, the host of In Other Words. Thomas and Chevremont recently launched “Deux Femme Noires”, an organization focused on mentoring emerging artists of color. “The more of us that come up, the better," Chevremont says "We want the room to be filled with us.”  Thomas was studying to be a lawyer when a chance encounter with the photographs of Carrie Mae Weems inspired her to change direction and become an artist herself. “Whatever that power is, or mystery one may feel when they’re excited by or inspired by particular art—I knew that’s what I wanted to do with images," Thomas says. "And I knew I wanted to create that space for others.” Tune in for more from the artist, the muse and the writer in today's episode. Transcript: http://www.artagencypartners.com/transcript-community-collaboration-and-sisterhood-with-mickalene-thomas-racquel-chevremont-and-antwaun-sargent-on-creating-change/ “In Other Words” is a presentation of AAP and Sotheby’s, produced by Audiation.fm.


28 Feb 2019

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Mickalene Thomas (Part Two)


In the second part of this two-part conversation, Mickalene Thomas talks about "creating space," what she brings to her craft that a man could not, and why “tete-a-tate” is an important aspect of how she fosters context and dialogue with other artists and their work. Finally, Thomas details her collaboration with singer Solange Knowles, and what motherhood has taught her.Image: © Lyndsy Welgos


3 Mar 2017

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Mickalene Thomas (Part One)


Mickalene Thomas joins the #BeYourOwnMuse podcast to discuss her latest exhibition, "Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities", on view at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art February 9th - May 20th, 2017.In the first part of this two-part conversation, Mickalene Thomas discusses her earliest muses, her mother as an important source of creative inspiration, and why she reveres female comediennes. She also explains her approaches video versus photography and her thoughts on creating a sense of invitation for the viewer and the subjects of her work.Image: © Lyndsy Welgos


3 Mar 2017

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One on one with choreographer Akram Khan, artist Mickalene Thomas and Techstyle at The Mills

The Works

RTHK' s The Works focuses on Hong Kong's arts and cultural scene. The Works features news and reviews of visual and performing arts, design, literary and other “ works ” . Added illumination comes from interviews with leading performers and produc...


6 Dec 2016