Discussions about art and culture with today's makers, curators, collectors and advisors. Hosted by Charlotte Burns, senior editor for Art Agency, Partners.
Discussions about art and culture with today's makers, curators, collectors and advisors. Hosted by Charlotte Burns, senior editor for Art Agency, Partners.
In each episode of Dialogues, from David Zwirner, the gallery brings together two extraordinary artists or cultural leaders for an open-ended conversation about art, culture, and the creative process. Featuring leading figures in the worlds of art, architecture, film, music, and beyond—from Jeff Koons to Lisa Yuskavage, Russell Tovey to Jason Moran—each unique pairing will explore how art shapes, elevates, and shifts our point of view.
Rank #1: Episode 11 | Chris Ofili and Emily Wilson.
An epic live episode of Dialogues. In journeying deep into Homer’s Odyssey in front of an audience at David Zwirner’s 69th Street gallery in New York, artist Chris Ofili and classicist Emily Wilson encounter religion, art, personal history, gender issues, Trinidad, Greece, truth, lies. Featuring a live reading from Wilson, the first woman to translate The Odyssey into English and a 2019 MacArthur Fellow
Rank #2: Episode 9 | Jordan Wolfson and Jeremy O. Harris.
When the artist Jordan Wolfson and the playwright Jeremy O. Harris get together, sparks fly. Wolfson’s art confronts intimacy, violence, and desire with sometimes shocking honesty. Likewise, O. Harris, whose buzzed-about and radical Slave Play comes to Broadway this fall, uses music and bodies to complicate themes of violence and sex—and perhaps most powerfully of all, race and history. O. Harris is able to dip in and out of absurdity even at his most serious, something that Wolfson has also mastered in his mysterious narratives. Here, they debate and cover everything from suppression and transgression, sexuality, Lady Gaga, porn, and more.Get tickets to Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play at the Golden Theatre on Broadway here.
From breaking news and insider insights to exhibitions and events around the world, the team at The Art Newspaper picks apart the art world's big stories with the help of special guests. Hosted by Ben Luke, the weekly podcast is brought to you in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Rank #1: David Hockney: exclusive interview with the world's most expensive living artist.
We talk to Hockney about Van Gogh, printmaking and the Bayeaux Tapestry but also about Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), which broke auction record this week. We also look at the personal heartbreak behind the painting with Lawrence Weschler and analyse the trends of the New York auctions so far with Melanie Gerlis.
Rank #2: The rise of the mega-dealers, plus artists take over the Guggenheim.
We talk to Michael Shnayerson about his book Boom, following the big art dealers from the 1940s to now. Plus, we speak to Nancy Spector, the organiser of Guggenheim in New York’s Artistic Licence: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection, and Paul Chan, one of the six artist-curators invited to mine the museum’s collection.
The Artelligence Podcast unpacks the mysteries of the global art market through interviews with collectors, dealers, auction house specialists, lawyers, art advisors and the myriad individuals who make the art market a beguiling mixture of sublime beauty and commercial acumen.
Rank #1: Hrag Vartanian of Hyperallergic, James Tarmy of Bloomberg and Brian Boucher of Artnet.
Hrag Vartanian of Hyperallergic describes his trip to LA for a series of art fairs including the LA Art Book Fair and ArtLA Contemporary; James Tarmy of Bloomberg and Brian Boucher from Artnet News talk about the New York Old Master sales.
Rank #2: Loretta Würtenberger.
Dr. Loretta Würtenberger of Fine Art Partners discusses her firm's role in providing financing to dealers for secondary market transactions and fabrication for the primary market. Dr. Würtenberger also explains how her firm works with artists estates.
Conversations and debates with leading figures from contemporary art, design, music, literature, activism and technology – taking place daily at Frieze Fairs and beyond.
Rank #1: Wolfgang Tillmans (Frieze Talks London 2010).
Wolfgang Tillmans (artist, London & Berlin) speaks at Frieze London 2010
Rank #2: Simone Leigh and Saidiya Hartman in conversation.
Simone Leigh (writer and scholar) in conversation with artist Saidiya Hartman.
A weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world with host Hrag Vartanian, cofounder and editor-in-chief of Hyperallergic.
Rank #1: Who Was Artist David Wojnarowicz?.
Last month, a dozen activists gathered at the Whitney Museum of Art to condemn the institution's lack of modern context about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in relation to Wojnarowicz's artwork. Their action was noticed by the art world and the museum, which is continuing to talk to the protesters after changing some of the labels to reflect on the fact that the AIDS crisis is not over. In this episode we talk to Wojnarowicz biographer Cynthia Carr, author of Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz, who helps narrate the complicated story of an artist who has become one of the luminaries of New York's East Village scene in the 1980s. I also invited two artists, Jean Foos and Frank Holliday, who knew Wojnarowicz during his lifetime, to help paint a picture of a scene that burned bright, but was eventually snuffed out by a commercial art world obsessed with novelty, and the looming disaster that was AIDS. A special thanks to Twig Twig for the music to this week's episode. You can listen to that and more at twigtwig.bandcamp.com and other streaming services.
Rank #2: A Conversation with Mega-collector Don Rubell.
Hyperallergic's Editor-in-chief Hrag Vartanian speaks to mega-collector Don Rubell of the Rubell Family Collection about decades of collecting and establishing one of the biggest collections of contemporary art in the world.
The ArtTactic Podcast, the leading podcast on the art market, covers a wide range of topics from art investment to general topics about the global art market industry. Each episode features an in-depth interview with a key art market figure.
Rank #1: Sotheby's Noah Wunsch on e-commerce growth in the art market.
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Noah Wunsch, global head of e-commerce at Sotheby's. First, Noah discusses the importance of brand innovation and how he has worked to bring that to Sotheby's, a firm that already possesses such a valuable and established brand. Then, he shares how much growth Sotheby's has had on the e-commerce platform over the past few years. Also, Noah touches on what it was like to incorporate such a large e-commerce platform to such a historic business like Sotheby's. Then, he identifies the top performing categories on the e-commerce platform and he reveals what he would say to a potential consignor who is reluctant to sell their art in an e-commerce sale.
Rank #2: Art advisor Maria Brito on the contemporary art market.
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Maria Brito, a New York based art advisor, curator and author. First, Marias offers advice to both new collectors who are building their collections as well as established collections seeking to refine their collections. Then, she comments on the strength of the art market at the moment and identifies which areas in particular are flourishing. Also, Maria names some emerging artists she feels are flying under the radar. Additionally, Maria discusses how she leverages Instagram to build her art advisory and make new contacts. Lastly, she tells us about her new #MBCultureFiles video series.
The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a weekly, hour-long interview program featuring artists, historians, authors, curators and conservators. Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee called The MAN Podcast “one of the great archives of the art of our time.” When the US chapter of the International Association of Art Critics gave host Tyler Green one of its inaugural awards for criticism in 2014, it included a special citation for The MAN Podcast.
Rank #1: Joan Miró, Pop América.
Episode No. 384 features curators Anne Umland and Esther Gabara. The Museum of Modern Art, New York is presenting "Joan Miró: Birth of the World." While most of the exhibition comes from MoMA's excellent Miró collection, it is augmented by several key loans, including the early The Table (Still Life with Rabbit) (1920-21). Umland curated the presentation with assistance from Laura Braverman. It is on view through June 15. On the second segment, Duke University professor Esther Gabara discusses her exhibition "Pop América, 1965-75," which is on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University through July 21. The exhibition examines how Latin American and Latinx artists engaged with pop art alongside their American and European peers. The exhibition is accompanied by a terrific catalogue published by the Nasher and distributed by Duke University Press. Amazon offers it for $29.
Rank #2: Twombly's Fifty Days at Iliam, Sadie Barnette.
Episode No. 378 features historian Richard Fletcher and artist Sadie Barnette. Yale University Press has just published "Cy Twombly: Fifty Days at Iliam," a monograph about Twombly's famed 1978 paintings series at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The book features the paintings and related works, as well as a conversation with Annabelle D‘Huart and essays by Carlos Basualdo, Emily Greenwood, Olena Chervonik, and Nicola Del Roscio and this week's guest, Richard Fletcher. Amazon offers it for $32. Over the course of the ten paintings of "Fifty Days at Iliam," Twombly addresses the Trojan War through Alexander Pope’s 18th-century translation of Homer’s Iliad. Fletcher is a professor at The Ohio State University. His previous work has examined how contemporary artists have engaged with classical antiquity. On the second segment, Sadie Barnette discusses her Dear 1968… on the occasion of an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego last year. The installation was the result of Barnette’s research into her family history, specifically her father’s participation in the Black Panther Party and the FBI’s surveillance of him. For images, please see the show page for Episode No. 350. Barnette is an Oakland-based artist whose work often explores urbanity, architecture, resistance and survival. "Phone Home," an exhibition of Barnette's recent work, is on view at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco through April 14.
Politics, art, and a general disappointment with how things are going.
Rank #1: Gentrification, Income Inequality and Donald Trump Baby Turds.
In this episode of Explain Me William Powhida and Paddy Johnson talk about the 450 million dollar Leonardo Da Vinci of disputed authenticity and the Boyle Heights activists who follow artist Laura Owen's from L.A. to New York to protest her non-profit 365 Mission while she visited The Whitney. Activists believe the presence of her gallery will lead to displacement. Additionally, we discuss the following exhibitions: Tiger Strikes Asteroid: Didier William, "We Will Win" The Museum of Human Achievement (in Austin TX) Five Miles: Nicholas Cueva, "The People Games Play" Trestle Projects: Tracing Trajectories/Selections from the Hoggard/Wagner Collection Microscope Gallery: Anita Thacher, “Anteroom” Signal Gallery: Rachel Rossin, "Peak Performance" Present Company: Myeongsoo Kim and Jessie Rose Vala, "Dusk to Dust" Denny Gallery: Future Retrieval, Permenant Spectacle Derek Eller Gallery: Whiting Tennis
Rank #2: An Interview with Kenny Schacter: There's No Bubble in the Art Market and No Solution for Struggling Artists.
Hosts Paddy Johnson and William Powhida talk to art advisor Kenny Schacter about the art market at the upper levels and the art market in the middle and emerging tiers. Our central question: How Trumpian is the Art World. We learn about that, plus Schacter's great love for art and dealers. A word of warning though: some of Schacter's conclusions for struggling artists are bleak at best.
Bad At Sports is a weekly podcast about contemporary art. Founded in 2005, the series focuses on presenting the practices of artists, curators, critics, dealers, various other arts professionals through an online audio format.
Rank #1: Bad at Sports Episode 513: Janine Antoni.
Holy SHIT! Janine Antoni! shamelessly lifted from Art 21... Janine Antoni was born in Freeport, Bahamas, in 1964. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. Antoni’s work blurs the distinction between performance art and sculpture. Transforming everyday activities such as eating, bathing, and sleeping into ways of making art, Antoni’s primary tool for making sculpture has always been her own body. She has chiseled cubes of lard and chocolate with her teeth, washed away the faces of soap busts made in her own likeness, and used the brainwave signals recorded while she dreamed at night as a pattern for weaving a blanket the following morning. In the video, "Touch," Antoni appears to perform the impossible act of walking on the surface of water. She accomplished this magician’s trick, however, not through divine intervention, but only after months of training to balance on a tightrope that she then strung at the exact height of the horizon line. Balance is a key component in the related piece, "Moor," where the artist taught herself how to make a rope out of unusual and often personal materials donated by friends and relatives. By learning to twist the materials together so that they formed a rope that was neither too loose nor too tight, Antoni created an enduring life-line that united a disparate group of people into a unified whole. Antoni has had major exhibitions of her work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; S.I.T.E. Santa Fe; and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. The recipient of several prestigious awards, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship in 1998 and the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award in 1999, Janine Antoni currently resides in New York.
Rank #2: Bad at Sports Episode 477: Rirkrit Tiravanija.
This week: We talk to artist Rirkrit Tiravanija
A podcast featuring both one-on-one and three-way roundtable conversations with contemporary artists, dealers, curators, and collectors--based in Los Angeles, but reaching nationally and internationally.
Rank #1: Ep. # 203: MRS. - the rise of a young gallery in Queens, NYC, with Sara Maria Salamone and Tyler Lafreniere.
Co-owners Sara Maria Salamone and Tyler Lafreniere of MRS. Gallery in Queens, New York, talk about: The origin behind MRS.’s concise and memorable name; what it’s been like running their gallery in the relatively off-the-beaten-path neighborhood of Maspeth,Queens, and how they get consistent traffic despite their location; their rising success at the start of their 2nd season with Genesis Belanger’s show; their slower-paced five shows per season schedule, which is both more manageable and potentially a model that other galleries are considering using as well; sales, and all the things that go into maintaining and growing them as a small, young gallery; why Sara loves art fairs (and Tyler enjoys them as well) and how important they are at this stage for the gallery’s business, since despite being in NYC, their Maspeth location limits turnout, which they make up for at the fairs (they’re doing NADA Miami this Dec.); the importance of social media, specifically Instagram, for their acquiring new collectors, several of whom are buying works virtually, unseen in person; and Sara’s level of connectivity (as the gallery “mama bear”), and to what extent she feels it’s healthy vs. necessary.
Rank #2: Epis. # 240: "Art After Money, Money After Art".
Lakehead University professor and Art after Money, Money After Art author Max Haiven talks about: the ‘Dark Matter’ of the art world (coined by Gregory Sholette); the myth of meritocracy in the art world, as well as in his own academia, and the myth that money follows a logic that it always lands in the right places; how he uses art and the art world as a hieroglyph to understand a broader societal set of trends; how he, both as a critic and activist and a private citizen finds artworks with a political, often radical bent, most compelling (and which inform the curation of the work in the book); how some art as we know it is bleeding into forms of activism or agitation that has potential to resist oligarchical politics and economics that are destroying our world and most people’s lives; how art and money (especially finance) have always been connected; how the corrosive results of ‘finacialization’ includes the sense of competition individuals have towards their fellow citizens, leading to a sense of alienation and loathing the Max things we’re only beginning to understand; the way that critics legitimate works as ‘art,’ for better or worse, and his contention that art has the ability to get under the skin of the economy in ways that almost no other approach does; and how artists can make their most important contributions to social movements and social change not as artists, but as citizens.
Raw Material is an arts and culture podcast from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Each season focuses on a different topic, featuring voices of artists working in all media and exploring the inspiration and stories behind modern and contemporary art.
Rank #1: Landfall Episode 1: Mounds, Jetties, Trails.
“As long as you’re going to make sculpture, why not make one that competes with a 747, or the Empire State Building, or the Golden Gate Bridge?” Discover artists who did just that by creating monumental works meant to withstand time or succumb to its passage. Reflect on your own relationship to the land with a post-apocalyptic tale that might dig up more than you expect.Artists featured in this episode: Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer, Walter de Maria
Rank #2: Raw Material Season 5: San Francisco— Stories From The Model City.
Season 5 of Raw Material takes inspiration from a 41 x 37-foot scale model of the city that was recently unearthed, refurbished, and distributed in pieces to neighborhood libraries. Listen in as residents tell stories of life in this vibrant, diverse, and ever-changing frontier city. Produced by award-winning radio documentarians the Kitchen Sisters, this season examines themes of urban development and identity in a city poised on the edge of the continent and built on landfill, steep hills, and the dreams of immigrants and pioneers. From memories of the luminous Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island to recollections of the freaky fun house at Playland, from North Beach to the Mission, Stories from the Model City brings to life the fascinating and troubled evolution of San Francisco.
Artsy's team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the art world, talking everything from art history to the latest market news.
Rank #1: No. 25: Making It in the Art World If You’re Not a Rich Kid.
This week, we’re rebroadcasting a favorite episode from earlier this year.As the New York Times recently reported, twenty-somethings pursuing a career in art and design are the most likely to receive financial assistance from parents; they also receive the largest sums.On this episode, we’re joined by Sandra Jackson-Dumont, chair of education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Naiomy Guerrero, creator of GalleryGirl.nyc, to discuss the role money plays in art world careers.How does the plethora of unpaid internships and low-paying jobs limit inclusivity? And what steps can we take to change the system?
Rank #2: No. 44: Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?.
On this episode, curators Jessica Cerasi and Kyung An walk us through the ABCs of contemporary art. Each chapter of their new book, Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?, is devoted to a different question about this thorny (and often alienating) segment of the art world.When did contemporary art start—and when will it end? Why was the art world split over Jay-Z’s show at Pace Gallery? And why are exhibition press releases so hard to understand?
Conversations with some of the most engaged artists and thinkers working today.
Rank #1: Franco “Bifo” Berardi on the future possibility of living well.
e-flux journal editorial assistant Andreas Petrossiants speaks to Franco “Bifo” Berardi following his recent texts “(Sensitive) Consciousness and Time: Against the Transhumanist Utopia” in issue 98, and “Game Over” in issue 100. Franco Berardi, aka “Bifo,” founder of the famous Radio Alice in Bologna and an important figure in the Italian Autonomia movement, is a writer, media theorist, and social activist. His most recent books are Breathing: Chaos and Poetry (Semiotexte, 2018) and The Second Coming (Polity, 2019).
Rank #2: Elizabeth A. Povinelli on the four axioms of critical theory.
Elizabeth A. Povinelli discusses four axioms of critical theory in response to her presentation, "Toxic Assets the the Extimacy of Existence," from Frontier Imaginaries Ed.No3 at e-flux. In conversation with journal editor Stephen Squibb. Read Elizabeth A. Povinelli in e-flux journal: "Geontologies: The Concept and Its Territories" from issue 81, April 2017 "Geontologies: The Figures and the Tactics" from issue 78, December 2016
Art Monthly's regular visual art discussion programme presented by Matt Hale and Chris McCormack broadcast by Resonance FM. Each month writers from the London-based contemporary art magazine discuss topics featured in the current issue.
Rank #1: Tom Snow, Maja and Reuben Fowkes & Matthew Bowman.
Tom Snow, Maja and Reuben Fowkes & Matthew Bowman discuss activism as art, the ‘Southern Constellations’ exhibition in Ljubljana and Cory Arcangel’s show at Firstsite in Colchester.
Rank #2: Adam Heardman, Adam Hines-Green & Lauren Houlton.
Adam Heardman, Adam Hines-Green & Lauren Houlton discuss Petra Bauer’s socially engaged art practice, Richard Billingham’s film ‘Ray & Liz’ and the ‘Workforce’ exhibition at NewBridge Project in Gateshead. Presented by Alexandra Hull.
This podcast presents highlights from Tate's wide-ranging programme of talks, symposiums and live events at all four Tate galleries.
Rank #1: Inside/outside: materialising the social: Part 2.
The ritual encounter with an artwork – be it in a museum, gallery, private or public space – has evolved dramatically over the last century: from the contemplation of an object, to immersive installation, performance or participation.
Rank #2: Show Time: Curating contemporary art.
What are the exhibitions that truly changed the course of the discipline, provoked public reactions and contributed to a more complex understanding of what exhibition-making means today?