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The Carla Podcast is brought to you by Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (Carla), a quarterly print magazine and online journal dedicated to expanding critical dialogue in Los Angeles’s contemporary art community. We release a new podcast every month in addition to the essays, reviews, and interviews published in the magazine and online. Each episode of the podcast contains three sections—Writer’s Room, LA-at-Large, and Dear Carla—where we elaborate on topics discussed in the magazine, survey local artists, curators, and gallerists about their current projects, and ask experts around the country art-related questions supplied by readers and listeners like you.

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The Carla Podcast is brought to you by Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (Carla), a quarterly print magazine and online journal dedicated to expanding critical dialogue in Los Angeles’s contemporary art community. We release a new podcast every month in addition to the essays, reviews, and interviews published in the magazine and online. Each episode of the podcast contains three sections—Writer’s Room, LA-at-Large, and Dear Carla—where we elaborate on topics discussed in the magazine, survey local artists, curators, and gallerists about their current projects, and ask experts around the country art-related questions supplied by readers and listeners like you.

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Very insightful content!

By Jim in Del Mar - May 08 2020
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Very interesting, deep thinking, and insightful. Keep up the good work.

💯👌

By JeremyESteinke - Sep 24 2019
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The art world is lucky to have CARLA! We only need more. 🙏 Bravo! 👏

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41 Ratings
Average Ratings
38
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Very insightful content!

By Jim in Del Mar - May 08 2020
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Very interesting, deep thinking, and insightful. Keep up the good work.

💯👌

By JeremyESteinke - Sep 24 2019
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The art world is lucky to have CARLA! We only need more. 🙏 Bravo! 👏
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The Carla Podcast

Latest release on Sep 03, 2020

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Rank #1: Episode 13: Trulee Hall

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1. Writer's Room

In this last episode of Season 2 of The Carla Podcast, host Lindsay Preston Zappas is joined by Carla contributor Catherine Wagley and artist Trulee Hall to collapse all segments into one conversation on Hall’s recent exhibition The Other and Otherwise, which Catherine wrote about in our forthcoming issue 16 of Carla.

2. L.A. at Large

The three discuss Hall’s life and background, the presence of Americana, the female body, and sexuality in her work, and how she navigates working across multiple mediums. They also talk about the importance of timing in an artist’s career, and some of Trulee’s experiences that allowed her to build her voice.

3. Dear Carla

Hall also weighs in on the importance of choosing a gallery carefully.

You can submit a question to Dear Carla by emailing us at podcast@contemporaryartreview.la or DM us on Instagram @contemporaryartreview.la

May 07 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #2: Episode 12: Dianna Molzan, Catherine Wagley

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Dianna Molzan discusses her recent show Fizzz, and generating joy amidst political chaos — Vanessa Place’s Rape Jokes — Understanding how art might open up space to communicate about the #MeToo Movement — Do artists need to be good at writing about their own work?        

1. L.A. at Large

Host Lindsay Preston Zappas is joined by artist Dianna Molzan. We discuss her recent show Fizzz at Kristina Kite Gallery, as well as what drew her to the L.A. art world. Molzan shares her thoughts on the medium of painting, and her desire to generate joy through her work amidst so much political chaos. 

2. Writer's Room

Lindsay is joined by contributing editor, Catherine Wagley, to discuss her article from Carla Issue 15, “Laughing in Private,” which centers around the artist Vanessa Place’s Rape Jokes performance, and subsequent book. They discuss the function of these jokes in Place’s work, how they function in culture, and art’s ability to open up space to communicate about the #MeToo Movement.

3. Dear Carla

Dianna Molzan returns to discuss a listener-submitted question: “Do artists need to be good at writing about their own work?” 

You can submit a question to Dear Carla by emailing us at podcast@contemporaryartreview.la or DM us on Instagram @contemporaryartreview.la

Apr 16 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #3: Episode 11: Kelly Akashi, Christina Catherine Martinez

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Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto, in relation to the subjectivity of the body, Hollywood, and politics — Kelly Akashi discusses her art practice and recent show — What makes a good press release?

1. Writer’s Room

Host Lindsay Preston Zappas is joined by Carla contributor Christina Catherine Martinez to discuss her article from Carla Issue 15, “Eyes Without a Voice,” which considers Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto, an immersive video installation starring actress Cate Blanchett that was recently on view at Hauser & Wirth. We discuss Christina’s take on Manifesto and how issues of celebrity, politic, Hollywood production value, and the subjectivity of bodies play out (or don’t) in the work. 

2. L.A. at Large

Lindsay is joined by LA-based artist Kelly Akashi to discuss her experience growing up in LA, her current show, Figure Shifter, on view at Ghebaly Gallery, the intricacies of her detailed process, and the importance of community. 

3. Dear Carla

Lindsay continues the conversation with Stuart Krimko (Editorial Director, David Kordansky Gallery) to answer a listener-submitted question: “How do you write a good press release?” Stuart has almost 20 years of experience writing press releases, and gives his take on how to do it well. To submit your questions to Dear Carla, email us at podcast@contemporaryartreview.la. 

Mar 08 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #4: Episode 6: Micol Hebron, Angella d'Avignon

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Florals and feminism — the historical, political, and gendered uses of floral imagery — Call out culture and Instagram feminism — Has female representation in the art world made any progress?

Hosted by Lindsay Preston Zappas

Writer’s Room:
Lindsay is joined by Carla writer Angella d’Avignon to discuss Angella’s recent article, “Perennial Bloom,” which discusses California’s super bloom in late 2016 as it coincided with stark political events such as the presidential election and Women’s March. We talk about the trend of florals in contemporary art, some of the historical and feminist roots of floral imagery, and the gendered associations that are tied to the flower.

L.A.-at-Large:
Artist and teacher, Micol Hebron—who founded the Gallery Tally project—joins Lindsay to discuss the gender disparity that exists in the art world, what led her to begin the Gallery Tally project, and the issues at force behind call out culture, and gender-based oppression.

Dear Carla:
Lindsay continues the conversation with Micol Hebron to answer a listener-submitted question about what progress we’ve made in the art world regarding gender equality, and what we can do to prevent this progress from regressing under the Trump administration.

Links:
http://contemporaryartreview.la/perennial-bloom/
http://gallerytally.tumblr.com/

Sep 05 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #5: Episode 8: Made in L.A. 2018 curators and writers

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Looking Back on Made in L.A. 2018— What does it mean for an artist to be political? — How are artists responding to our time?—How do young artists connect with curators?

Writer's Room:

Lindsay is joined by the three Carla writers who reviewed Made in L.A. 2018 for Carla issue #13: Jennifer Remenchik, Aaron Horst, and Claire de Dobay Rifelj. Hear about the hits (and misses) from three of our very own critics. They also discuss how politics were interpreted across the exhibition, and how nuance can play a role in political work. You can read each of their Made in L.A. 2018 reviews here: 

Precarious Healing, Jennifer Remenchik

Unfinished Finish Fetish, Claire de Dobay Rifelj

Loose Aesthetics and Agreeable Politicking, Aaron Horst

L.A. at Large:

Lindsay speaks with the curators of Made in LA 2018, Erin Christovale and Anne Ellegood. They discuss the process of choosing artists for the show, what it means for an artist to be political, and the responsibility the curators felt in making the exhibition a reflection of our surreal historic era.

Dear Carla:

The Hammer curators stay on to weigh in on this listener submitted question: How does an artist ask a curator for a studio visit? There are unwritten rules for example about not asking gallerists unsolicited for studio visits..so how does an artist crack into the curatorial view.

You can submit your question on Instagram (DM us) or write to us at podcast@contemporaryartreview.la

Nov 05 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #6: Episode 9: Bettina Korek, Hamza Walker, Sam Parker, Catherine Wagley

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Hosted by Lindsay Preston Zappas

Writer’s Room:

Lindsay is joined by Carla contributor, Catherine Wagley to discuss her article from Carla Issue 14 called “Celeste Dupuy-Spencer And Figurative Religion,” which discusses Dupuy-Spencer’s recent show The Chiefest of Ten Thousand at Nino Mier Gallery. We talk about figurative art in Christianity, the subjectivity of figuration, and how Dupuy-Spencer straddles these lines within her work. 

L.A. at Large

Lindsay is joined by Frieze L.A.’s executive director Bettina Korek, and the Talks and Music curator Hamza Walker. Here, we discuss what to expect from the upcoming art fair, why it’s coming to L.A., and ways they hope the fair engages the art community in Los Angeles. 

Dear Carla:

Lindsay continues the conversation with Sam Parker (Parker Gallery) to answer a listener submitted question about how to price an artwork. 

Dec 06 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #7: Episode 7: Amanda Ross Ho, Norm Laich, Matt Stromberg

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Whose work is it anyways? — Norm Laich’s world as a brush for hire — The art of the collaboration — Is there a viable way to share your work on social media?

Hosted by Lindsay Preston Zappas

Writer’s Room:
Lindsay is joined by Carla contributor, Matt Stromberg to discuss his article from Carla issue 13 called “The Collaborative Art World of Norm Laich,” which discusses Norm’s recent show Brush for Hire at ICA, and his role as a fabricator over the years. We talk about Norm’s work as it pertains to questions of authorship, fabrication, and the role of artist assistants.

L.A. at Large
Lindsay is joined by the man himself, Norm Laich, as well as artist Amanda Ross-Ho—Norm and Amanda are long-time friends, and have worked on a number of projects together. We discuss how they met, the process behind art making, and their experiences as artists living and working in Los Angeles.

Dear Carla:
Lindsay continues the conversation with Amanda Ross-Ho to answer a listener submitted question about posting work on social media, fears of being copied or ripped-off, and the viability of Instagram to reach new audiences or galleries. 

Oct 04 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #8: Episode 10: Travis Diehl on David Lynch, Jim Walters on Art Taxes

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Writer's Room

Host Lindsay Preston Zappas is joined by Carla contributor, Travis Diehl to discuss his article from Carla Issue 14 called “Lynch in Traffic,” which discusses David Lynch’s transition from painter to filmmaker. They talk about the deskilled style of his painted works, where the resolution of his paintings is left unanswered in his films, and how his depiction of '50s-style clichés and traditional gender roles land in 2019. 


L.A. at Large

Lindsay is joined by L.A. art accountant Jim Walters to discuss all things taxes. Here, we discuss the complicated task of doing taxes as an artist, break down deductions, art trades, filing statuses, and common tax rules that artists unknowingly break.


Dear Carla

We need your questions about the art world. Ask us anything: Are you confused about gallery rosters or representation? How artists make a living? Certain trends you are seeing in artwork in LA? Write to us at podcast@contemporaryartreview.la or DM us at @contemporaryartreview.la and we’ll pick a batch of questions to answer this season on the podcast.

Feb 07 2019

55mins

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Rank #9: Bonus: Selections From The Archives #4

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This summer, we are taking a break from our regular monthly podcast to present a series of bonus episodes, featuring selections from the Carla archives. This week, Lindsay reads "MEAT PHYSICS/Metaphysical L.A." by Travis Diehl and "SOGTFO at François Ghebaly" by Jonathan Griffin.

Jul 19 2018

22mins

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Rank #10: Bonus: Selections From The Archives #3

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This summer, we are taking a break from our regular monthly podcast to present a series of bonus episodes, featuring selections from the Carla archives. This week, Lindsay reads "Kanye Westworld" by Travis Diehl and "Generous Structures" by Catherine Wagley.

Jul 05 2018

30mins

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