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Our home for archival recordings of some of the most significant conversations, lectures, and panels to happen in the world of ideas over the past 50 years. This is where you will find Nobel laureates, acid-tripping poets, cult legends, and curatorial heavy-hitters. Rare audio you won’t find anywhere else.
Rank #1: Tennessee Williams: Outcry (1975).
Charles Ruas sits down with Tennessee Williams and the director of Williams' later plays, Bill Lynch, to talk about the meaning of success, the zeitgeist of the era, and the arc of Williams' career. A unique and legendary voice in American theater, Williams describes what he sees as the problems in the 1970s, namely, a general withdrawal from responsibility and society. In response, according to Williams, his plays became increasingly dark and solitary, a vision not well received by the theater-going public, but one now recognized as ahead of its time.
2MF is a series of community meetings – open and participatory experiences – organized by artists Sonya Derman and Maria Stabio. Collaborating with selected New York City thinkers, 2MF aims to encourage pro-emotive and ante-academic conversation among artists in New York City. All meetings are free and open to the public. Follow us on instagram at 2__m__f
Rank #1: 2MF with Sister.
This episode of 2MF features a conversation with artists Jenny Lee and Zuriel Waters of Sister Gallery following a meeting at Knockdown Center on November 20, 2016. The artists speaks with hosts Sonya Derman and Maria Stabio about how the structure of the office informs artists practices. We discuss the increasing professionalization, advanced degrees, and bureaucracies in the art world(s), and the benefits and downfalls from internalizing these structures. How do New York City artists, particularly with a studio-based practice, navigate, use, or subvert these systems while maintaining a sense of authenticity and purpose?Music on this episode is “Sixteen Tons” by Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Rank #2: 2MF with Nate Heiges.
Mr. Heiges speaks with Maria Stabio and Sonya Derman about domestic spaces and living with art over time. Comparing Donald Trump and Jackie Kennedy’s publicized tours of their homes, we reflect on the ways that people’s relationship with objects and interior architecture promote value systems as well as political myth-making.
WXW ON AIR is a pop up radio lounge exploring storytelling and creativity in sound. The inaugural sessions at Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn led to the creation of a fully formed culture festival, On Air Fest.
Rank #1: Clocktower Radio: Preserving Culture Through Vinyl.
Take an auditory journey with these global recordings you won’t find anywhere else. In an exclusive showcase, Clocktower Radio features artist, writer and documentarian Richard Fleming with art director of Howl! Ted Riederer--the artist behind Never Records, the nomadic pop-up record store / recording studio devoted to global experimental sounds. Listen as these audio innovators share personal stories and honor vinyl as the most organic and lasting medium for preserving culture.
Rank #2: Radio Diaries: The Art of Audio Storytelling.
RADIO DIARIESTHE ART OF AUDIO STORYTELLINGJoe Richman, producer and host of Radio Diaries, leads work x work Creative Director, Scott Newman, through a discussion about experience, craft, and audio storytelling. Drawing from his experience of “being in front of the mic as opposed to behind the mic,” Richman began as a reporter and producer before switching to the other side to pioneer his own form of immersive journalism. Taking the interviewer out of the narrative, he hands the storytelling directly to the characters themselves—creating audio diaries. There’s something about audio that really allows people to relax and be themselves.” Listen to examples of Radio Diaries’ award-winning documentaries, including their most recent series, “working,” based on newly discovered tapes recorded in the 70’s by author Studs Terkel.
The Review Panel is a regular discussion forum founded and moderated by David Cohen, publisher and editor of the online magazine artcritical.com. Each time Cohen is joined by three guests, who include leading American critics, as they debate the merits of current shows of contemporary art before a live audience.The series has been hosted in New York by the National Academy Museum since 2004 and in Philadelphia by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts since 2012.
Rank #1: 2019 Invitational Panel Discussion.
Sunday, April 7, 2019Panel discussion led by David Cohen of artcritical featuring five of theAcademy’s art award winners:Judith BernsteinCharlotte de LarminatInka EssenhighAlain KiriliDoron Langberg
Rank #2: The Review Panel #57 - Ellie Bronson, Jonathan Goodman and John Yau with moderator David Cohen.
March 1st, 2013Joined moderator David Cohen to discuss Tam Van Tran at Ameringer, McEnery, Yohe, Shinique Smith at James Cohan, Ragnar Kjartansson at Luhring Augustine, and Bernard Frize at Pace GalleryMore at:http://www.artcritical.com/2013/03/01/march-2013/
Politics, art, and a general disappointment with how things are going.
Rank #1: Explain Me: The New Museum Triennial—Two Critics Perform Their Own Acts of Sabotage.
In this episode of Explain Me, Paddy Johnson and William Powhida discuss the New Museum Triennial "Songs for Sabotage". Both Johnson and Powhida agree this show has more of its fair share of bad art but only Powhida sees this as a dealbreaker. Debate ensues. The ad in which Pepsi and model Kendall Jenner create world peace gets a mention. All images discussed can be viewed on Art F City. Thanks to Explain Me sponsor, Superfine
Rank #2: Related Utopias: Bitcoin Economies and the Art World.
This week on Explain Me, William Powhida and Paddy Johnson talk with artist Kevin McCoy about Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Monegraph. This episode is your ultimate bitcoin/blockchain/monegraph explainer. Links: Monegraph Seven on Seven, 2014 Public Key/Private Key Reading List: China, Crypto-Currency, and the World OrderTribute and Tribulations - http://wdwreview.org/desks/china-crypto-currency-and-the-world-order/Digital Denominations - http://wdwreview.org/desks/china-crypto-currency-and-the-world-order-part-2/Clone Wars - http://wdwreview.org/desks/china-crypto-currency-and-the-world-order-part-3/A modern classicHito Steyerl - If you don’t have bread, eat Art!http://www.e-flux.com/journal/76/69732/if-you-don-t-have-bread-eat-art-contemporary-art-and-derivative-fascisms/ Does Digital Culture Want to be Free? How blockchains are transforming the economy of cultural goodshttp://www.academia.edu/33838249/Does_digital_culture_want_to_be_free_How_blockchains_are_transforming_the_economy_of_cultural_goodsThanks to Explain Me sponsor, Superfine
Weekly cultural nourishment with Monocle 24’s international critics in the fields of art, music, theatre, literature, film and television. Enjoy conversations with the directors, artists, authors and musicians and minds behind it all.
Rank #1: Live music: Sunflower Bean.
We welcome the best new band in the world: Sunflower Bean. Pretenders and The Cure. In one of our loudest ever Sessions at Midori House, Sunflower Bean play tracks from their brand new album ‘Human Ceremony’.
Rank #2: Tim Robey, Pete Naughton, Jane Morris and SXSW.
We get this week’s film, podcast and art picks from critics Tim Robey, Pete Naughton and Jane Morris, and we head to Austin, Texas, to find out the music acts to watch at this year’s SXSW showcase.
Subscribe for art and ideas. We host conversations with artists, architects and other leading creatives – and we've just posted podcasts from recent Festival of Ideas. Enjoy.
Rank #1: From Beyoncé to the Barbican: Es Devlin on designing kinetic sets.
Experimental artist and designer Es Devlin provides an insight into her process for creating unique kinetic sculptures for theatre, opera and pop concerts, museums and galleries at the Festival of Ideas. With clients ranging from Beyoncé and Kanye West to the Barbican, Devlin is an expert at creating a stage to enhance any performance.Look out for details of the next Festival of Ideas line-up, coming soon: https://roy.ac/FOI2019
Rank #2: Joseph Cornell, creativity and the mind.
Joseph Cornell is one of the most famous yet mystifying characters in modern American art. Cornell scholar Lynda Roscoe Hartigan explores what recent studies in creativity and cognition have contributed to understanding his distinctive constructions, collages and films.
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.
DEEP COLOR is an oral history project and podcast that features long-form conversations with artists and art professionals as they discuss their work, ideas and lives--offering listeners a unique understanding about the process, experiences and people behind the artwork. DEEP COLOR is independently produced by Joseph Hart.
Rank #1: Katherine Bradford - Episode 13.
Katherine Bradford makes paintings that often feature groups of people congregating around an impressive element, such as a massive bonfire, or scenes of swimmers floating and wading in water. Katherine talks about entering the atmosphere of her work, an urge to distance herself from old master oil painters, making epic versus intimate statements, and loving the overall intensity of being an artist.
Rank #2: Eddie Martinez - Episode 4.
Eddie Martinez makes large-scale oil paintings that are full of movement, curiosity and joyful color. Eddie discusses his early days as a Boston-area graffiti enthusiast, self-producing his first gallery show in New York City, art as obsession and therapy, and much more...
A Canadian conspiracy theory podcast taking on the best and worst in conspiracies, unsolved mysteries, paranormal events, and cryptids with a comedic approach to all things weird and unknown.
Rank #1: E68: The Highway of Tears.
The Highway of Tears is a 724 km stretch of road that runs between the cities of Prince George and Print Rupert, British Columbia. Since 1969, dozens of women and children have been murdered or gone missing on or near the highway, often leaving law enforcement dumbfounded. Many serial killers and opportunists have made their long-lasting mark on the highway, unintentionally aided by government and law enforcement institutions that refuse to take action. On this episode of the podcast, we cover the highway's many tragedies, its origins, and the people who have attempted to address the problems that have led to so many tragic deaths and ruined lives. If you have any information regarding any of the women or girls who have been murdered or gone missing on the Highway of Tears, call the E-PANA tip line at 1-877-543-4822, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Read more about Ray Michalko's book "Obstruction of Justice: The Search for Truth on Canada's Highway of Tears" here. Support Big, If True on Ko-fi at www.ko-fi.com/bigiftrue or on Bandcamp at bigiftruepodcast.bandcamp.com. Subscribe to Big, If True on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts - while you're at it, leave us a rating or review telling us what you love about the show! Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on:Twitter: bigiftruecastInstagram: bigiftruecastFacebook: bigiftruecastTumblr: bigiftruecast.tumblr.comMinds: bigiftrueGab: bigiftrue Intro/Disclaimer: Josh McLellan (http://www.fiverr.com/joshmclellan) Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
Rank #2: E49: Death of JFK Jr..
John F. Kennedy Jr. was at one time one of the most popular men in Manhattan, working his way through law school and beginning a career as an Assistant District Attorney before launching the groundbreaking George magazine. Unfortunately for a city who couldn't get enough of young "John John", JFK Jr., his wife Carolyn, and her sister Lauren were killed in a tragic plane crash near Martha's Vineyard in 1999. In the last part of our Kennedy family series, we take a look at the life and death of JFK Jr., discussing a number of conspiracy theories along the way. Support Big, If True on Ko-fi at www.ko-fi.com/bigiftrue or on Bandcamp at bigiftruepodcast.bandcamp.com. Subscribe to Big, If True on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts - while you're at it, leave us a rating or review telling us what you love about the show! Email us at: email@example.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Minds, and Gab. Intro/Disclaimer: Josh McLellan Music: Many Rivers to Cross by Jimmy Cliff
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: Women of Abstract Expressionism.
Why were women excluded from the art movement that has come to represent some of the best of 20th century American art? The answer may be rather complicated and Hyperallergic’s editor-in-chief Hrag Vartanian interviews “Women Of Abstract Expressionism” exhibition curator Gwen Chanzit, Abstract Expressionism artist Judith Godwin, feminist art historian Linda Nochlin, and critic/curator Karen Wilkin to understand the issue.
Rank #2: Marilyn Minter and Xaviera Simmons Talk Art, Sex, and American Democracy.
Artists Marilyn Minter and Xaviera Simmons both have solo shows up in New York this month. We invited them to chat with Hyperallergic's editor-in-chief Hrag Vartanian about sex, art, gender inequality, Planned Parenthood, and the election.
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: 'On Hating On...' (Frieze Talks New York 2016).
Art-historian and critic Hal Foster and poet and novelist Ben Lerner discuss the use of artifice versus reality in recent art and fiction, and their hatred of poetry and painting.
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: Late Manet, Xiaoze Xie.
Episode No. 414 features curators Scott Allan and Emily A. Beeny and artist Xiaoze Xie. Along with Gloria Groom, Allen and Beeny are the co-curators of "Manet and Modern Beauty," on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum through January 12, 2020. It is the first exhibition to examine the work Manet made near the end of his short life (he died at 51), including portraits, still-lifes, watercolors, cafe and garden scenes and even his correspondence. The excellent exhibition catalogue was published by the Getty. Amazon offers it for $43. On the second segment, Xiaoze Xie discusses his paintings, video and more on the occasion of "Xiaoze Xie: Objects of Evidence" at the Asia Society Museum in New York City. The exhibition, which was curated by Michelle Yun, is on view through January 5, 2020. Xie was born in Guangdong Province, China before moving to the United States for graduate school at the University of North Texas in the mid-1990s. His work is in the collections of the MFA Houston, the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin, the Oakland Museum of California and more.
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.
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 477: Rirkrit Tiravanija.
This week: We talk to artist Rirkrit Tiravanija
Rank #2: Bad at Sports Episode 370: Andrea Fraser.
This week: San Francisco checks in with a great interview with the legendary Andrea Fraser!
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. #223: NYC-based artist Joshua Cittarella.
In the part 1 of 2 episodes, NYC artist Joshua Citarella talks about: Why he grew disillusioned with the art world vis-à-vis the art market, including his having early success but also being part of the ‘pump-and-dump’ market rise and fall between 2012 and 2015; his collaborations with artist Brad Troemmel - who was profiled in a New Yorker article by Adrien Chen, and in which Citarella was also featured – particularly their online marketplace project UV Production House; his thoughts on social media, particularly his wisdom about Instagram, and how artists should aim to be tastemakers rather than following trends that the algorithms like; his hope in using social media (via Meme culture and more) to take down established structures of the art world, and the subsequent hard dose of reality that followed; untangling the concept, or the presumption even, that an artist is a progressive; and navigating the roles of artist and activist, and where an artist can be most productive.
Rank #2: Ep.#166: Mat Gleason, Part 2: on 'punching up,' gallery visitor etiquette, takes on the CAM St. Louis scandal and Boyle Heights' gentrification, and more.
In the 2nd half of our conversation with Los Angeles-based provocateur Mat Gleason of Coagula and Coagula Curatorial, he talks about: The benefits of having interns, and people he didn't hire because he knew they'd graduate too quickly to even have them start; how he 'punches up, not down,' meaning going attacking bigger fish, not smaller ones (MFA shows); why gallery staff at the desk act the way they do, and how Mat trains his staff to act towards visitors, while Deb argues that it's a service to their community, but that visitors have misconceptions about what gallery staff are doing (not just greeting), and Mat refers to the 'bozos' and 'yahoos' who come into the gallery and how inappropriately they act; he talks about his litmus for leverage (at openings/parties), the 'Peter Frank' point; the obscurity of artists in relation to celebrities (and which Mat put in context of the pyramidal hierarchy); speaking of celebrities, Mat shares a great anecdote eavesdropping on Loni Anderson talking to Burt Reynolds at an art opening (at maybe Ace gallery); his most recent episode of getting in trouble for writing in a recent Coagula issue, and how he needs to report significant episodes even though now that he's known he's more likely to be heard from by his subjects; who he's against in the art world, in particular those who are pretentious, social 'practicers,' people who speak to you as a child, and academia; how he taught at Claremont Graduate School not having a college degree himself, to many students' chagrin, and yet years later students told him how much he told them how it is in the art world; how he realized he was a Foucault-ian after years railing against him; the controversy around the Kelley Walker show at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, which Mat has very strong opinions about, including his analysis of the repercussions of the botched artist talk, his hope for change in a private club-culture art world as well as his vehement disapproval of the artist and curator in question; and lastly we discuss the gentrification scenario in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, particularly the area where galleries have moved into commercial spaces (around Mission and Anderson Streets)…Mat, having been a lifelong Angeleno and having friends who have galleries in the neighborhood, offers various provocative but thoughtful angles on the situation, including that the protesters won't go after the government entities that have brought on the gentrification –that would be biting the hand that feeds them – or big businesses like Warner Bros., which is moving into a big building nearby, so they go after galleries, the easiest target, and how the protesters started getting media attention by doing so, what Mat calls 'gold' for their cause.