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A podcast full of art. News stories, gossip, and revisiting history you thought you knew, or always wished you did. Brought to you by artist Elizabeth Power and writer Jessie Hillcox. New episodes out monthly.
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We kick off this episode with a fresh co-hort of artist recommendations and documentaries to check out, including Netflix’s hit ‘Made You Look: A True Story of Fake Art’. The tale of $80 million worth of art forgeries in New York in the 90s and 00s was truly gripping and pretty shocking. We also discuss writer Hettie Judah’s campaign for how the art world can avoid excluding artist parents, and the upcoming sale of Karl Lagerfeld’s art collection with Sotheby's. Before we weigh into our Artist Focus, we try and tackle the burgeoning NFT crypto art craze and what it will mean for the art world. Finally, our art crush this episode is American Neo-Conceptual and Feminist artist Jenny Holzer. The main focus of her work is the delivery of words and ideas in public spaces, and she often comments on war time controversies and violence against women. SHOW NOTESYulia Iosilzon ‘Fanfarria' at Huxley-Parlour Gallery: https://huxleyparlour.com/exhibitions/yulia-iosilzon-fanfarria/ @yuliusprimeTracey Slater @i_draw_linesBen Reeves: https://www.benreeves.org/ ’The Story of Welsh Art’ on BBC iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000st2g/the-story-of-welsh-art-series-1-episode-1 'Artforum at Sotheby’s: Grief and Grievance at the New Museum’: https://www.sothebys.com/en/series/sothebys-talks/museum-spotlight-grief-grievance-at-the-new-museum ‘Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America’ until 6th June 2021: https://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/grief-and-grievance-art-and-mourning-in-america-1 The obituary of Nigerian Curator, Okwui Enwezor: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/18/obituaries/okwui-enwezor-dead.html ‘Front Row Get Creative - Jadé Fadojutimi’: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0980wsn ‘Rita Duffy: Portrait of an Artist’ on BBC iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000rsjt ‘Made You Look: A True Story of Fake Art’ on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81406333 ‘Rob and Romesh vs Art’ on Sky One: https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/rob_and_romesh_vs/episodes/3/1/ Mary Cassatt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Cassatt Alice Neel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Neel Chantal Joffe: https://www.victoria-miro.com/artists/19-chantal-joffe/ Jenny Saville: https://gagosian.com/artists/jenny-saville/ Gustav Klimt ’The Three Ages of Woman’: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Ages_of_Woman_(Klimt) Nicky Arscott: http://www.nickyarscott.co.uk/ Ernst Neuschul ‘Black Mother’: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/lcahm/departments/historyofart/research/projects/map/issue3/arts-trail-pages/ernst-neuschul-black-mother.aspx Hettie Judah’s campaign ‘How Not To Exclude Artist Parents’: https://freelandsfoundation.co.uk/event/how-not-to-exclude-artist-mothers-a-conversation-about-artists-parenting-and-institutions Sotheby’s upcoming Karl Lagerfeld’s collection sale: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/sotheby-s-to-auction-karl-lagerfeld-s-collection-in-monaco https://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/karl-lagerfeld What the NFT crypto art craze means for artists: https://qz.com/1988524/can-more-artists-get-rich-in-the-nft-crypto-art-market/ Jenny Holzer: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/jenny-holzer-1307 https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/jenny-holzer-1307/jenny-holzers-inflammatory-essays
We kick off 2021 with Episode 2021! (Side note, we cancelled Episode 20 because we were getting 2020 bad vibes from it). We have a host of online exhibitions, events and documentaries to delve into whilst Lockdown and the wintry winds are keeping you house bound. They include: the RCA Work in Progress Show, Deborah Brown at Unit London, and documentary, Black Art: In the Absence of Light.In the news we discuss Jerry Saltz’s blooper tweet that claims critics ‘put more into writing’ than artists. It did not go down well. We’ll talk you through the outcry, and how Jerry tried to firefight it. Meanwhile art triumphs over the villagers of Kinderhook, N.Y. and FKA Twigs shines the light on Kara Walker’s Fons Americanus in her latest music video. Our Artist Focus is Alex Katz. Evading hype for the majority of his career, the now 93 year old American artist has defied categorisation and trends for decades. We discuss the role of his muse, wife Ada Del Moro Katz, who he has painted for over six decades, and the different epochs the Brooklyn-born artist has lived through and experienced, including Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism and Pop Art. SHOW NOTES: RCA Work in Progress Show 2021: https://wip2021.rca.ac.uk/ Sabine Moritz ‘Mercy’ at Pilar Corrias Gallery until 27 March 2021: https://www.pilarcorrias.com/news/19-sabine-moritz-mercy/ Richard Hamilton Respective at Pallant House Gallery: https://pallant.org.uk/whats-on/richard-hamilton-respective/ Deborah Brown Platform Exhibition at Unit London until 14 February 2021: https://unitlondon.viewingrooms.com/viewing-room/6-platform-deborah-brown Crystal Fischetti at Grove Square Galleries: https://www.grovesquaregalleries.com/artists/35-crystal-fischetti/exhibitions/ Anthony Cudahy at 1969 Gallery: http://www.1969gallery.com/anthony-cudahy Amy Beager https://www.amybeager.com/ Alexis Soul Gray https://www.alexissoulgray.com/about Anne Sophie Tschiegg https://www.instagram.com/tschiegg69/?hl=enZoe Buckman ‘Nomi’ at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery until 13 March: https://www.houldsworth.co.uk/exhibitions/45-zoe-buckman-nomi/press_release_text/'Black Art: In the Absence of Light’ HBO documentary: https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/black-art-in-the-absence-of-light Jerry Saltz blasted for tweet claiming critics ‘put more into writing’ than artists: https://pagesix.com/2021/01/25/jerry-saltz-blasted-for-tweet-about-critics-versus-artists/ Column: Why we need art critics, enthusiasts: https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/books/ct-books-biblioracle-0207-20210202-5dtgxwjcffhapdeddxybpq2teu-story.html In unanimous decision, Kinderhook zoning board recognises Nick Cave’s Truth Be Told is art not a sign: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/in-unanimous-decision-kinderhook-zoning-board-recognises-nick-cave-s-truth-be-told-is-art-not-a-signFKA Twigs' New Music Video Features Kara Walker’s ‘Fons Americanus’: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/unpacking-the-significance-of-fka-twigss-new-music-video-featuring-the-fons-americanus Alex Katz: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-alex-katzs-seven-decade-career-produced-masterpieces-hypehttps://www.shine.cn/feature/art-culture/2006200530/ ‘Looking at Art with Alex Katz’ book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38743218-looking-at-art-with-alex-katz
Our final attempt at a podcast for 2020, and we’re trying to keep it fun-filled and Covid-free! We kick procedures off in traditional form for Christmas with a mostly art-based quiz.As it’s a bit of a special episode we round up our favourite artist discoveries in 2020, we pin our hopes on new shows in 2021, and we couldn’t resist but stir up drama with some art-world stories. The controversial Mary Wollstonecraft statue, the soft-opening of the Humboldt Forum in Berlin, and the frustration of a Kandinsky restitution claim.We were both a bit giddy about our final Artist Focus of 2020: it’s the record-breaking Georgia O’Keeffe. Mother of American Modernism, she was plagued throughout her life by interpretations of her work as expressions of the female sex organ. But while she found success amongst the New York elite, she spent most of her life working in New Mexico, avoiding the city scene and the labels they attributed to her. Enjoy!SHOW NOTES:Salman Toor: https://www.salmantoor.com/ Hanna Hansdotter: https://www.instagram.com/hannahansdotter/ Daisy Parris: https://daisyparris.com/Hester Finch: http://www.hesterfinch.com/Doron Langberg: http://www.doronlangberg.com/Jules de Balincourt: https://julesdebalincourt.com/Oscar Murillo: https://www.davidzwirner.com/artists/oscar-murillo Sophie von Hellermann: https://www.pilarcorrias.com/artists/38-sophie-von-hellermann/Manon Steyaert: https://www.manonsteyaertart.com/Emin/Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000q5zn Beyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint: https://www.modernfilms.com/hilmaafklint Klaus on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80183187Happiest Season on Sky/Now TV: https://www.nowtv.com/watch/happiest-season-2020/A5EK5E17HwqyCtmaCdEkJJoana Vasconcelos 'Beyond' at Yorkshire Sculpture Park until 9 January 2022: https://ysp.org.uk/exhibitions/joanavasconcelosHenry Taylor at Hauser & Wirth Somerset 6 Feb - 6 June 2021: https://www.hauserwirth.com/hauser-wirth-exhibitions/30991-henry-taylor Bruce Nauman at Tate Modern until 21 February 2021: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/bruce-naumanCece Phillips: Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Rooms at Tate Modern 29 March 2021 - 27 March 2022: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/yayoi-kusama-infinity-mirror-roomsJohn Nash 'The Landscape of Love and Solace' at Towner Eastbourne 1 May - 26 September 2021: https://www.townereastbourne.org.uk/exhibition/john-nash-the-landscape-of-love-and-solace/ Bridget Riley 'Pleasures of Sight' at Lightbox Woking 13 February - 16 May 2021: https://www.thelightbox.org.uk/bridget-riley-pleasures-of-sight'Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser' at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 27 March 2021: https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/alice-curiouser-and-curiouser Helen Frankenthaler 'Radical Beauty' at the Dulwich Picture Gallery 27 May - 28 November 2021: https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/2021/may/helen-frankenthaler-radical-beauty/Paula Rego at the Tate Britain 16 June - 24 October 2021: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/paula-rego Maggi Hambling responds to statue critics: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/nov/14/i-need-complete-freedom-maggi-hambling-responds-to-statue-critics Humboldt Forum in Berlin Finally Opens (Sort of): https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/nov/14/i-need-complete-freedom-maggi-hambling-responds-to-statue-critics Disputed Kandinsky won't be returned to Jewish heirs: https://www.dw.com/en/nazi-looted-art-trial-disputed-kandinsky/a-55957434 The Real Meaning of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Flowers: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-real-meaning-of-georgia-okeeffes-flowers-1467394564Georgia O'Keeffe 'A Life in Art' documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UonkqMuOZgM
Bumped back into Lockdown in England we've been whiling away our time engrossed in art documentaries and wishing we were back in the galleries. Toyin Ojih Odutola at the Barbican and Tu Hongtao at Levy Gorvy Gallery particularly caught our interest, whilst the stories of Maggi Hambling, Artemisia Gentileschi and the world's biggest art theft have been on the small screen. Meanwhile, the news doesn't stop and we discuss misconduct allegations at Gagosian Gallery, the closure of Marian Goodman's London gallery, fresh criticism of the National Trust for its research into racism and slavery, and the anger at Grayson Perry's claim that Covid-19 will clear the arts of 'dead wood'. Our Artist Focus this episode is one of the leading surrealists: René Magritte. Instantly recognisable, the Belgian painter is synonymous with the surrealist period of the 1920s and 30s in Europe. We consider whether the mass distribution of his work has now lessened the impact of his work, and the influence Magritte has had on music, pop culture and conceptual art. SHOW NOTES:Toyin Ojih Odutola 'A Countervailing Theory' at the Barbican, until 24 January 2020: https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/toyin-ojih-odutola-a-countervailing-theoryToyin Ojih Odutola's tantalising drawings tell us stories about ourselves: https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/a-countervailing-theory-at-the-barbican-review-toyin-ojih-odutolas-tantalising-drawings-tell-us-stories-about-ourselves-a4521676.htmlInterview: Artist Toyin Ojih Odutola 'I'm interested in how power dynamics play out': https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/aug/01/artist-toyin-ojih-odutola-through-drawing-i-can-cope-with-racism-sexism-cultural-friction#img-1The Billion Dollar Art Hunt documentary: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000nnzl/the-billion-dollar-art-hunt 'The Art of Forgery' by Noah Charney: https://www.phaidon.com/store/art/the-art-of-forgery-9780714867458/Maggi Hambling: Making Love with Paint documentary: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000nx23Tu Hongtao 'Twisting and Turning' at Levy Gorvy until 24 November 2020: https://www.levygorvy.com/exhibitions/tu-hongtao-twisting-and-turning/Inside Museums: Artemisia Gentileschi: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000ng7w/inside-museums-series-1-4-artemisia-gentileschi Gagosian Gallery Director Sam Orlofsky Terminated Amid Misconduct Investigation: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/sam-orlofksy-terminated-gagosian-misconduct-investigation-1234574899/Anger after Grayson Perry claims Covid will clear arts of 'dead wood': https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/nov/02/grayson-perry-coronavirus-covid-19The interview originally appeared in The Arts Society Magazine: https://theartssociety.org/magazine Hundreds of arts organisations rejected for emergency funding: https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/hundreds-arts-organisations-rejected-emergency-fundingMarian Goodman on closing her London gallery: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/market/why-marian-goodman-closed-london-gallery-1234574818/Criticism of the National Trust reached a new low this weekend: https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/voices/the-telegraph-headline-about-the-national-trust-is-a-distraction-from-real-issues-and-that-is-a-big-problem.htmlThe Surreal Legacy of Adman-Turned-Fine-Artist René Magritte: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/rene-magritte-373310
Artfully is BACK after a hiatus and despite a summer dominated by Covid-19, there are still some juicy art world controversies to feast upon. We take on the controversial job losses at the Tate galleries, the drama at the Musee d'Orsay after they refused entry to a woman in a low-cut dress, and the new Mayfair gallery opened by Charles Saatchi's daughter, Phoebe Saatchi Yates. We also share some good news from Christie's, who held an auction of works by Black artists where collectors had to pledge not to flip the works. Finally, from the sublime to the ridiculous: is Art Attack's Neil Buchanan actually Banksy? Elsewhere we select our top tips for exhibitions this Autumn including Edmund de Waal at the British Museum and a girl power gang round-up of Cecily Brown, Chantal Joffe, Katherine Bernhardt, Jadé Fadojutimi and Flora Yukhnovich. Our Artist Focus this episode is British artist Sarah Lucas. Born out of a boozy, party-hard YBA art scene, her profile has continued to rise to meteoric heights. She represented her country at the Venice Biennale in 2015, and nabbed her first American museum retrospective in 2018. We discuss sex, body parts, and those famous fried eggs. SHOW NOTES: (For the dog and cat lovers, here are the documentaries suggested by Jessie: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000mf93)Cecily Brown exhibition at Blenheim Palace until 3 January 2020: https://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/cecily-brown-art-exhibition/ Chantal Joffe 'For Esme - with Love and Squalor' at the Arnolfini until 22 November: https://arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/chantal-joffe/Katherine Bernhardt and José Luis Vargas 'Voodoo Mayo Ketchup' at Carl Freedman Gallery until 25 October 2020: https://carlfreedman.com/exhibitions/2020/voodoo-mayo-ketchup/Grayson Perry 'The MOST Specialest Relationship' at Victoria Miro until 31 October 2020: https://online.victoria-miro.com/graysonperry-london2020/Flora Yukhnovich 'Barcarole' at Victoria Miro Venice until 24 October 2020: https://online.victoria-miro.com/florayukhnovich-venice2020/Jadé Fadojutimi 'Jesture' at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery until 31 October 2020: https://www.houldsworth.co.uk/exhibitions/12-jade-fadojutimi-jesture/press_release_text/'Alfred Wallis Rediscovered' at Kettle's Yard 24 October - 3 January 2021: https://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/events/alfred-wallis-rediscovered/Edmund de Waal 'library of exile' at the British Museum until 12 January 2021: https://www.britishmuseum.org/exhibitions/edmund-de-waal-library-exileMore than 300 artists sign letter in support of striking Tate workers: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/sep/15/more-than-300-artists-sign-letter-supporting-striking-tate-workersWhy Tate Staff Are on Strike: https://www.frieze.com/article/why-tate-staff-are-strikeMaria Balshaw, Desert Island Discs: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000lnld London’s Royal Academy of Arts plans to slash 40% of jobs: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/royal-academy-of-arts-announces-potential-40-jobs-cutsParis museum refuses entry to woman in low-cut dress: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/10/paris-museum-refuses-entry-woman-low-cut-dress-musee-dorsayKeeping it in the family: Charles Saatchi’s daughter to open huge London gallery: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/keeping-it-in-the-family-charles-saatchi-s-daughter-to-open-huge-london-galleryCollectors buying from a Christie’s exhibition of works by Black artists must pledge not to flip them: https://www.artsy.net/news/artsy-editorial-collectors-buying-christies-exhibition-works-black-artists-pledge-flipIs Neil Buchanan actually Banksy? https://www.dazeddigital.com/art-photography/article/50414/1/is-neil-buchanan-actually-banksy-an-expert-weighs-inSarah Lucas, Unmasked: From Perverse to Profound: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/arts/design/sarah-lucas-new-museum.htmlSarah Lucas: ‘I have several penises, actually’: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/may/06/sarah-lucas-venice-biennale-interview
Our slew of exhibition recommendations this month are inspired by luscious landscapes and a green palette, perhaps motivated by a Lockdown-enforced return to nature? Exhibitions include: Jules de Balincourt at Thaddaeus Ropac, Salman Toor at the Whitney, The Green Fuse at Frestonian Gallery, Rethinking Guernica at the Reina Sofia Museum, Lindsey Bull, Minyoung Choi, Nettle Grellier at bo.lee Gallery, and Daisy Parris at Sim Smith Gallery. In the news, we delve into what the new hybrid Sotheby's sale means to the art market post-Covid, and what it could signify for sales throughout the rest of 2020. Is this the renaissance of the online auction? We also discuss the slew of homophobic comments Pace Gallery received on Instagram after posting a photograph of two men kissing by US photographer, Peter Hujar, and the Gallery's strategy of how to respond to them. Our Artist Focus this month is the record-breaking African American artist Kerry James Marshall. Following a childhood in Birmingham, Alabama and Los Angeles, California, an exposure to the Black Power and Civil Rights movements had a significant impact on his paintings. Through a masterful control of colour and composition, Marshall sets out to portray central protagonists who are “unequivocally, emphatically black.”SHOW NOTES: Jules de Balincourt 'There are more eyes than leaves on the trees' at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, until 5 September: https://ropac.viewingrooms.com/viewing-room/ Salman Toor 'How Will I Know' at the Whitney: https://whitney.org/exhibitions/salman-toor 'The Green Fuse' at Frestonian Gallery, until 5 September: https://www.frestoniangallery.com/exhibitions/Rethinking Guernica: https://guernica.museoreinasofia.es/en Lindsey Bull, Minyoung Choi, Nettle Grellier at bo.lee Gallery on Artsy: https://www.artsy.net/show/bo-dot-lee-gallery-3-dot-3-lindsey-bull-minyoung-choi-nettle-grellier Daisy Parris 'Star Studded Canopy' at Sim Smith Gallery: https://www.sim-smith.com/node/84 Men at the Barre - Inside the Royal Ballet: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000jjjq Sotheby’s First-Ever Hybrid Contemporary Evening Sale Format Nets an Impressive $300.4 Million: https://news.artnet.com/market/sothebys-tests-auction-waters-contemporary-evening-sale-1890889Francis Bacon painting sells for $84M at first-of-its-kind virtual auction: https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/francis-bacon-sothebys-hybrid-auction/index.htmlPainting Reaps 6,700% Return Months After the Artist’s Death: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-01/painting-reaps-6-700-return-less-than-year-after-artist-s-deathPace Gallery shuts down homophobic slurs on Instagram over Peter Hujar photographs: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/pace-gallery-homophobia-instagram The World of Groundbreaking Artist Kerry James Marshall: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-how-kerry-james-marshall-became-a-superhero-for-chicago-s-housing-projects Kerry James Marshall Is Shifting the Color of Art History: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/17/t-magazine/kerry-james-marshall-artist.html
Welcome to our second Lockdown episode, which we recorded a couple of weeks ago. As the world slowly starts to reawaken from the grasps of Covid-19, we're still tasked with consuming the majority of our art digitally. In this episode we review a selection of virtual viewings from around the world, which include: Josh Smith at David Zwirner (via a New York rooftop); Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Victoria; Marlene Dumas at Xeno X Gallery in Antwerp; a Google tour of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo; a documentary of David Hockney exhibitions at the Royal Academy; and London's first dedicated public art walk 'The Line'. Despite Lockdown, we still live in a fast-paced world, and both of the news stories we discuss have advanced and developed since recording, so we urge you to follow the show notes below for up-to-date coverage. With this podcast we focus our gaze on the art world, but it was important to us to talk about Black Lives Matter and specifically about how the museum and gallery world has responded to it this month. Museums have widely been criticised for a predominantly hollow response to it. We hope to keep our eye on this important topic and observe how the art world sticks to its pledges over time. Elsewhere in the art world we've been following the search for renegade art dealer Inigo Philbrick who sold artworks to multiple buyers, and then fled. (Since recording, Philbrick has now been arrested on the Pacific Island of Vanuatu.)Focusing on American-born artist Chantal Joffe this episode, we discuss her depictions of women, motherhood, and pornography. Working in East London, Joffe relies on self-portraiture, and depicting the women around her, including her teenage daughter. We wonder how her daughter will look back at her time as her mother's muse!SHOW NOTES:Josh Smith 'High as Fuck' at David Zwirner, ongoing: https://www.davidzwirner.com/news/jos-high-as-fuck-exhibition'Marking Time: Indigenous Art from the National Gallery of Victoria', ongoing: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/virtual-tours/marking-time/ Marlene Dumas 'Double Takes' at Xeno X Gallery, Antwerp: http://www.zeno-x.com/newsletters/2020MD_vimeo.htmlGoogle Arts and Culture Tour of Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/maspThe David Hockney Royal Academy Documentary: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/article/exhibition-on-screen-documentary-david-hockneyThe Line: https://the-line.org/Black Lives Matter - what art museums did next: https://makingamark.blogspot.com/2020/06/black-lives-matter-what-art-museums-did-next.htmlArtists, Curators, and Dealers Launch Initiatives to Support Black Lives Matter Movement: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/art-world-black-lives-matter-protests-repsonse-1202689676/Here is an up-to-date story that scopes out British museums too: Controversy Over Museums’ Black Lives Matter Statements Continues as Critics Pillory British Institutions: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/british-museums-black-lives-matter-statements-controversy-1202690203/Alex Greenberger at Art News has widely covered this: https://www.artnews.com/author/alex-greenberger/In search of Inigo Philbrick, the disappearing art dealer: https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/inigo-philbrickThe Art World’s Mini-Madoff and Me - Boozy nights and high-stakes art trades with Inigo Philbrick: https://www.vulture.com/2020/03/inigo-philbrick-art-dealer.htmlInigo Philbrick, art world prodigy, is arrested months after fleeing the US in multimillion-pound art scam: https://www.tatler.com/article/inigo-philbrick-art-dealer-arrested-vanuatu-south-pacific-art-fraudChantal Joffe on painting, pastel and parenthood: https://www.apollo-magazine.com/chantal-joffe-artist-interview/
Welcome to our first lockdown podcast! And forgive us for our imperfect audio sins, but boy do we have a bumper catch up on our hands. We kick off with some virtual viewing reviews: Picasso on Paper, Andy Warhol at the Tate Modern, Quentin Blake at Hastings Contemporary, Google Arts and Culture Tours, and the Virtual Viewing Rooms at Frieze New York. And to feed the lockdown boredom, we have a feast of documentary suggestions, and some creative inspiration courtesy of the The Artist Support Pledge and The Isolation Art School. Believe it or not, but there are news stories in the art world that have nothing to do with Covid-19, and we found two of them. We discuss the controversial plans to demolish the buildings that host Picasso's murals in Oslo, and reviews of the 2020 BP Portrait Award winner and why people fixate on her label as a 'self taught' artist. This episode's Artist Focus is war artist Paul Nash. Best known for his striking modernist landscapes of the trenches, Nash was an official war artist in both World Wars. We discuss the changes in his works between the two wars, how witnessing death and destruction influenced his work, and his inter-war experimentation in Surrealism. SHOW NOTESPicasso on Paper at the Royal Academy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOOY6GbV9KsAndy Warhol at the Tate Modern: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjgAd6Z-dd0Quentin Blake ‘We live in worrying times’ at Hastings Contemporary: https://www.hastingscontemporary.org/exhibition/quentin-blake-we-live-in-worrying-times/Google Arts and Culture Tours: https://artsandculture.google.com/story/10-top-museums-you-can-explore-right-here-right-now/igKSKBBnEBSGKgThe Virtual Viewing Room at Frieze New York: https://frieze.com/fairs/frieze-viewing-roomBecoming Matisse documentary: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000hqt7Lee Miller - A Life on the Front Line documentary: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000hy2pThe Artist Support Pledge: visit @artistsupportpledge on Instagram The Isolation Art School: visit @isolationartschool on Instagram Grayson's Art Club on Channel 4: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/graysons-art-club The Cel del Nord Virtual Residency: https://celdelnord.com/virtual-residencyPicasso's Murals in Oslo are at the Centre of a Major Controversy: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/picasso-murals-oslo-major-controversyJiab Prachakul - Will Gompertz reviews BP Portrait Award Winner: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52592969Paul Nash, The Landscape of Modernism, film: https://henitalks.com/talks/paul-nash-the-landscape-of-modernism/Review: Propaganda, Power and Persuasion at the British Library: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/reviews/exhibition-review-propaganda-power-and-persuasion-british-library-london-8632201.html
*Episode 13 was recorded in March before the UK-wide lockdown began. We've been battling with disruptions caused by the Coronavirus and therefore the release of this episode was delayed.*Whilst stuck at home, and hopefully staying safe, we offer a glimpse at exhibitions of the pre-lockdown era including: the early works of Alan Davie and David Hockney at the Towner Gallery, a slightly-problematic experience of Cao Fei at the Serpentine Galleries, and Aubrey Beardsley at the Tate Britain.New developments at the US Supreme Court mean that the restitution of art looted by the Nazis during the Holocaust is back in the news again. In particular we discuss the appeal over the ownership of Picasso's The Actor, which is currently hanging at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. And we've gone back in history further than we've ever gone before for our Artist Focus, as we discuss the life and work of Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Unknown to many, the 17th century painter will be the subject of her own eponymous solo exhibition at the National Gallery in London later this year. As the world wakes up to her legacy, we celebrate her unique contribution to women artists, and her incredibly dramatic life. SHOW NOTES: Alan Davie and David Hockney: Early Works until 31 May 2020 at the Towner Gallery: https://www.townereastbourne.org.uk/exhibition/alan-davie-and-david-hockney-early-works/ BRINK: Caroline Lucas curates the Towner Collection until 10 May 2020: https://www.townereastbourne.org.uk/exhibition/caroline-lucas-curates-the-towner-collection/Cao Fei 'Blueprints' until 17 May 2020 at the Serpentine Galleries: https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/cao-feiAubrey Beardsley, until 25 May 2020 at the Tate Britain: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/aubrey-beardsleyThe US Supreme Court's silence on Nazi art theft fails Holocaust survivors: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/the-us-supreme-court-s-silence-on-nazi-art-theft-fails-holocaust-survivors We also refer to the 2015 movie 'The Woman in Gold' starring Helen Mirren. Get to know the Baroque painter, Artemisia Gentileschi: https://www.thegallyry.com/post/rachael-siddall-on-artemisia-gentileschi Artemisia Gentileschi at the National Gallery: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/exhibitions/artemisia
Before we get started with Episode 12, please note this was recorded before the Coronavirus situation escalated in the UK. This will explain our proximity to each other, and the journeys around the UK to visit exhibitions. We plan to address how the art world can support itself and others in the face of this pandemic in future episodes. Please everyone, take care. But before all the galleries did close, we were able to get in front of James Turrell at Pace Gallery, Among the Trees at the Hayward Gallery, and 'Friends of Derek' at the Lucy Bell Gallery.We couldn't discuss art world news without touching on the impact of Coronavirus on the art world community. Since recording, the impact has increased further and has almost shutdown daily life. Now we turn to the digital realm in order to keep our cultural fix!Episode 12's Artist Focus is Jean-Michel Basquiat. The American artist, of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent, used social commentary in his paintings to take on his experiences in the black community in 1980s New York. Well known for both his graffiti and his later neo-expressionist work, he is synonymous with a generation of New York celebrity creatives and for his relationships with fellow artists, Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. SHOW NOTES:(Note most galleries are now temporarily closed)James Turrell at Pace Gallery, until 23 May 2020: https://www.pacegallery.com/exhibitions/james-turrell-9/Among the Trees at Southbank Centre, until 17 May 2020: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/among-the-trees'Friends of Derek' at Lucy Bell Gallery, until 31 March 2020: https://www.lucy-bell.com/exhibition/friends-of-derek-fodVietnamese curator dropped because of Coronavirus prejudice: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/05/vietnamese-curator-dropped-because-of-coronavirus-prejudiceWhat toll will COVID-19 take on Europe's arts? A letter from Italy: https://frieze.com/article/what-toll-will-covid-19-take-europes-arts-letter-italyBasquiat and Haring: unprecedented art show revives the 'manic draughtsmen' of 80s New York: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/nov/30/basquiat-and-haring-unprecedented-art-show-revives-the-manic-draughtsmen-of-80s-new-yorkBlack Art after Basquiat - Is Past still Present in the Art World?: https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/basquiat-impact-on-black-art-world/
Finishing February on a high, we're back with another art-filled episode. Exhibition highlights include France-Lise McGurn at Simon Lee Gallery, '9th St. Club' at Gazelli Art House, and a sculptural double-billing at Lisson Gallery in the form of Richard Deacon and Tony Cragg. We were saddened to hear of the closure of commercial power-house Blain Southern. Known for representing the likes of Jake and Dinos Chapman, Mat Collishaw, and Sean Scully, the gallery announced its closure of all three spaces this month following the departure of co-founder Graham Southern in late 2019. We dissect what went wrong and what it means for the art world. And from the sad to the ridiculous, we couldn't pass by the story of the disgruntled art critic who accidentally destroyed an artwork she openly disliked at Zona Maco fair in Mexico. Finally, breaking from tradition our Artist Focus is actually a group: the Women Impressionists. We welcome the long-overdue attention given to the female artists who contributed to famous art movements, and this episode we celebrate two key Impressionists: Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt. SHOW NOTES: France-Lise McGurn 'Percussia' at Simon Lee Gallery: https://www.simonleegallery.com/exhibitions/176/ France-Lise McGurn 'Sleepless' at Tate Britain: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/france-lise-mcgurn'9th St. Club' at Gazelli Art House: https://gazelliarthouse.com/exhibition/9th-st-club/ Richard Deacon 'Deep Space' at Lisson Gallery until 29 February 2020: https://www.lissongallery.com/exhibitions/richard-deacon-deep-stateTony Cragg 'Stacks' at Lisson Gallery until 29 February 2020: https://www.lissongallery.com/exhibitions/tony-cragg-stacksBlain Southern closes all three galleries: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/blain-southern-shuts-all-three-galleries $20,000 artwork destroyed by a critic in Mexico: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/feb/10/gabriel-rico-a-20000-artwork-has-been-destroyed-by-a-critic-thats-nothing7 Female Impressionists every Art History Lover should know: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-7-female-impressionists-art-history-lover The women impressionists forgotten by history: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180807-the-women-impressionists-forgotten-by-history
We're back! Following an Artfully hiatus at the start of the year, we're one month late, but our new year has officially begun. We've kicked off with gallery trips to Dora Maar and Kara Walker at the Tate Modern, a double-billing at Pilar Corrias, and Gill Button at James Freeman Gallery. We've got the Tate on our mind this episode as we return to the controversial Head of Coffee job position at the Tate Britain that has sparked a lot of discussion in the art world this month. It's an unsurprising story for the pair of us, but we welcome the attention it has raised as to how badly paid museum curatorial positions can be. Our first artist focus of 2020 goes to the major figurative painter Egon Schiele. Ever the figure of controversy we try and balance his art alongside his contentious personal life, but can you ever completely separate the two? SHOW NOTES: Dora Maar at the Tate Modern until 15 March 2020: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/dora-maar Kara Walker 'Fons Americanus' at the Tate Modern until 5 April 2020: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/hyundai-commission-kara-walker Sofia Mitsola 'Darladiladada' at Pilar Corrias: https://www.pilarcorrias.com/exhibitions/condo-2020-sofia-mitsola-sedrick-chisom/ Sedrick Chishom 'Westward Shrinking Hours' at Pilar Corrias: https://www.pilarcorrias.com/exhibitions/condo-2020-sofia-mitsola-sedrick-chisom/ Gill Button at James Freeman Gallery: https://www.jamesfreemangallery.com/artist/gill-button Tate defends job ad for £40k 'head of coffee': https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51310516Five things to know: Egon Schiele: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/life-motion-egon-schiele-francesca-woodman/five-things-know-egon
Episode 9 is a special one, a very different sound to usual - so you’re in for a treat. We joined the guys from the Delphian, ArtProof and Mizog podcasts to discuss art, our backgrounds and share some industry insights. It’s a fun introduction to a larger world of art podcasts, so delve right in: The Delphian Podcast: @delphiangallery on InstagramArtProof Podcast: @artproofpodcast on InstagramMizog Podcast: @mizogart on Instagram
It’s December, nearly the end of the year and we’re in a reflective mood. We take a moment to think of what art we’d like to unwrap on Christmas Day, and ponder our New Year art resolutions. Back to 2019, our gallery visits took us to Bridget Riley at the Hayward Gallery, the Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery, and the End of Year show at The Royal Drawing School.It’s been a big month of news for the art world, what with the Turner Prize nominees sharing the final prize, which of course we had to discuss. And one of the artists we’ve previously mentioned, Tal R, has been to court to try and stop his artwork being cut up to make watches. Yes we know, it’s a bonkers story. And, Liz wouldn’t let us finish the year without discussing ‘unseen’ artist Eric Tucker. We all need some feel good stories after all!Our Artist Focus this episode is French-American artist Louise Bourgeois. Jessie enjoyed a 1989 feisty video interview with the artist and Tate Modern Director, Frances Morris, and we’re struck by the multiple similarities between Bourgeois and Yayoi Kusama. Finally, a big MERRY CHRISTMAS to our listeners, and remember to look out for us once more before the end of the year: we have a Christmas Special podcast that comes out on 23rd December, where we sit down with fellow podcasters: Art Proof, Delphian and Mizog. It’ll be a Christmas Mash Up!SHOW NOTESMollie Barnes: @mollieebarnes Art Proof podcast: @artproofpodcast Delphian podcast: @delphiangalleryMizog podcast: @mizogartBridget Riley at the Hayward Gallery, until 26 January 2020: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/bridget-riley Olafur Eliasson ‘In Real Life’ at Tate Modern, until 5 January 2020: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/olafur-eliasson Delphian Gallery x Guts Gallery: https://delphiangallery.com/portfolio/delphian-x-guts/ Richard Woods ‘Door and Window Paintings’ at Albion Barn, by appointment only: http://www.albionbarn.com/currentexhibitions.php Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery until 6 February 2020: https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/taylor-wessing-photographic-portrait-prize-2019/exhibition/ Snezhana von Buedingen: @snezhana_von_buedingen End of Year Exhibition at the Royal Drawing School, until 15 January 2020: https://www.royaldrawingschool.org/exhibitions/drawing-year-2019-end-year-exhibition-gallery/ Turner prize awarded four ways after artists’ plea to the judges: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/dec/03/turner-prize-2019-lawrence-abu-hamdan-helen-cammock-oscar-murillo-and-tai-shani-shared Are award winners and losers going out of fashion? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50651827 Danish artist seeks to stop his work being cut up to make watches: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/02/danish-artist-tal-r-paris-chic-watches Eric Tucker: exhibition fulfils ‘unseen’ artist’s final wish: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50500885 Louise Bourgeois Tate Shot: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/louise-bourgeois-2351/louise-bourgeois-transform-hate-love Louise Bourgeois and Pablo Picasso ‘Anatomies of Desire’ at Hauser and Wirth: https://www.hauserwirth.com/hauser-wirth-exhibitions/24525-louise-bourgeois-pablo-picasso-anatomies-desire ‘This Be The Verse’ by Philip Larkin: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/48419/this-be-the-verse
We're ending November on a podcast high! Welcome to Episode 7, and sit back as we talk you through our exhibition highlights. This includes Liz's trip to Lucian Freud's Self-portraits at the Royal Academy. This inspired some further reading into the Guardian's article on the discovery of Freud's plant paintings, and why plants have always ranked lowly in the art hierarchy. Another month and another Banksy publicity stunt; we discuss his new online shop and who he really is trying to target with this new platform. We also check in on a previous news story that piqued our interest, as Instagram have recently held a round table with artists to discuss their censorship of art nudity on the platform. And the creepily beautiful AI robot artist Ai-Da has caught Jessie's attention. AI might be the future of art, so if you want to know what the future will look like, take a glimpse at her profile. Our Artist Focus this episode is Robert Rauschenberg, a man that cannot be defined by one artistic movement. We start in Pop Art, but then his art transports across styles, mediums and with a variety of different collaborators. SHOW NOTES Song Dong 'Same Bed Different Dreams' at Pace Gallery: https://www.pacegallery.com/exhibitions/song-dong/Claire Tabouret 'Portraits' at Almine Rech Gallery: https://www.alminerech.com/artists/4769-claire-tabouret Tai-Shan Schierenberg 'Men Without Women' at Flowers Gallery, Cork Street: https://www.flowersgallery.com/exhibitions/view/men-without-womenKara Walker 'Black and White to Living Colour: The collected motion pictures and accompanying documents of Kara E. Walker, Artist.' at Sprueth Magers until 21 December 2019: http://www.spruethmagers.com/exhibitions/507Lucian Freud 'The Self-portraits' until 26 January 2019: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/lucian-freud-self-portraitsForget Lucian Freud's nudes - he was a magnificent painter of plants: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/oct/24/lucian-freud-nudes-magnificent-painter-of-plants-climate-emergencyBanksy Online Shop: https://shop.grossdomesticproduct.com/Instagram Holds Closed-Door Roundtable with Artists on Art and Nudity: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/instagram-censorship-roundtable-13431/Instagram profile recommendation: @DynamiskAbstract: The Art of Design: https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80057883Another Instagram profile: @aidarobotRobert Rauschenberg: https://www.rauschenbergfoundation.org/
It's gunpowder, treason and plot season. And we're pleased to announce that from November onwards, following demand, we'll be coming at you with two episodes a month now. Kicking November off, Jessie has tasted some of the top artistic sites in Edinburgh, including the Ingleby Gallery and highlights from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Meanwhile, back in London, Liz has visited Lisa Brice at Stephen Friedman, Adam Lee at Beers London, and Ai Weiwei's exhibition at Lisson Gallery causes us to ruminate over the question of originality in this world of unceasing creative output. Leonardo da Vinci is rarely out of the news, and this Autumn Italian groups have tried and failed to block the loan of the Vitruvian man to the Louvre for the 500 year anniversary exhibition. Meanwhile, in Isleworth a couple have a stake in, what has been called, the 'early version Mona Lisa'. Will the academics bet their reputation on its authenticity? This episode's artist focus is Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. We explore her tumultous life and career, including the important periods in New York and Japan. And we bask in the glory of her success today, and why she deserves it. SHOW NOTES: Garry Fabian Miller 'Midwinter Blaze' at the Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, until 20 December 2019: https://www.inglebygallery.com/exhibitions/7133-garry-fabian-miller-midwinter-blaze/overview/ Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art: https://www.nationalgalleries.org/visit/scottish-national-gallery-modern-artMichael Armitage: https://whitecube.com/artists/artist/michael_armitage Lisa Brice at Stephen Friedman Gallery: https://www.stephenfriedman.com/exhibitions/current/lisa-brice/Adam Lee 'My Thousand Sounds' at Beers London, until 23 November 2019: https://beerslondon.com/exhibitions/forthcoming-adam-lee-my-thousand-sounds/Ai Weiwei 'Roots' at Lisson Gallery: https://www.lissongallery.com/exhibitions/ai-weiwei-rootsMichele Oka Doner: http://www.micheleokadoner.com/#/ Vitruvian Man: Da Vinci piece to go on display in Louvre: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50073099 Leonardo da Vinci until 24 February 2019: https://www.louvre.fr/en/expositions/leonardo-da-vinci Salvator Mundi absent, but Louvre still hope world's most expensive painting will turn up: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/18/salvator-mundi-absent-major-leonardo-show-louvre-still-hope/London couple claim they own a stake in an 'early version Mona Lisa': https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7587367/London-couple-claim-stake-early-version-Mona-Lisa-sold-4-000-1964.htmlKusama's autobiography 'Infinity Net': https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00B3MB76K/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1Yayoi Kusama in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: https://www.davidzwirner.com/news/yayoi-kusama-macy%E2%80%99s-thanksgiving-day-parade-2019
We're serving BACK to BACK exhibition content for our listeners this month. It's October, when the art world wakes up in London and we've been running around soaking up as much content as our beady eyes can take in. Art from emerging megalopolises at the Palais de Tokyo, art in skips, William Blake at the Tate Britain, Tim Walker at the V&A and much more. We then dissect the documentary that shook the art world: The $50 Million Art Swindle, and keeping our art detective hats on we ruminate over who stole Maurizio Cattelan's gold toilet, and where is it now? Stolen artworks lead us into our October Artist Focus, Anselm Kiefer. Join us as we attempt to summarise an artist who has captured the holocaust through painting, sculpture and photography, but if you didn't think he had anything in common with the sitcom Will and Grace, think again!SHOW NOTESThe Art Gorgeous September 'Sheroes': https://theartgorgeous.com/september-art-sheros/Palais de Tokyo 'Prince/Princesses de Ville': https://www.palaisdetokyo.com/fr/evenement/princesses-des-villesV&A LGBTQ Monthly Tours: https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/96W7yE6o/lgbtq-tour-2019 After Jessie's tenuous knowledge of Britain's gay kings, here's a more informative guide: https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/12/19/the-gay-royals-you-arent-taught-school/ Skip Gallery: https://www.skipgallery.com/ Clare Woods 'Doublethink' at the Simon Lee Gallery: https://www.simonleegallery.com/exhibitions/168/press_release/ Jasmine Thomas-Girvan & Chris Ofili 'Affinities' at David Zwirner: https://www.davidzwirner.com/exhibitions/affinities Tim Walker 'Wonderful Things' until 8 March 2020 at the V&A: https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/tim-walker 'It's Her Factory: Helen Beard' at Unit London: https://theunitldn.com/whats-on/44/ Peter Doig 'Paintings' at Michael Werner, until 16 November 2019: http://michaelwerner.com/exhibition/5790/ Rhiannon Salisbury 'Habitual Submission' at Delphian Gallery: https://delphiangallery.com/portfolio/habitual-submission/ William Blake at the Tate Britain until 2 February 2020: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/william-blake-artist Bored Panda's A Silly But Accurate Guide on How to Recognize Famous Painters by Their Art: https://www.boredpanda.com/famous-paintings-artists-how-to-recognize/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic The $50 Million Art Swindle on BBC2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008rt3 and disclaimer, yes we know Steinbeck is the novelist, and Steinway is the piano! Slight slip of the tongue there. The stolen golden toilet: the perfect punchline to an 18-carat joke: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/sep/16/maurizio-cattelan-solid-gold-toilet-america-stolen-blenheim-palace A group of thieves bungled a break-in at Anselm Kiefer's studio when trying to steal one of his sculptures: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/anselm-kiefer-stolen-sculpture-1649026 Paul Celan 'Death Fugue': https://poets.org/poem/death-fugue Lost in the terrain: Anselm Kiefer: http://www.artnet.com/magazine_pre2000/features/schjeldahl/schjeldahl2-12-98.asp Inside Anselm Kiefer's astonishing 200-acre art studio: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/sep/12/anselm-kiefer-royal-academy-retrospective-german-painter-sculptor
Got them back to school blues? Not us, we love September and we've got some tasty art treats to placate you with this autumn: Lee Krasner at the Barbican, Olafur Eliasson at the Tate Modern, and the BP Portrait Award. We then get into the nitty gritty of who is Super-Curator HUO (Hans Ulrich Obrist) and his insane work ethic and distaste for sleep. We ponder if creatives are now expected to be working to such extreme levels of productivity, and what do we lose because of this? Our September artist focus is the queen of the line, Bridget Riley. Now in her 88th year, this British artist hasn't stopped teasing our optic nerves since the 1960s. Ahead of a major retrospective exhibition coming to the Hayward Gallery this autumn, we've taken a moment to reflect on her epic career. SHOW NOTESLee Krasner at the Barbican (sadly now closed): https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/lee-krasner-living-colour Olafur Eliasson 'In Real Life' until 5 January 2020 at the Tate Modern: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/olafur-eliasson Will Gompertz's review of 'In Real Life': https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48965313 Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing 'Ice Watch': https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/olafur-eliasson-and-minik-rosing-ice-watchVisit the Art Newspaper podcast episode on 26 July 2019 that includes an interview with Eliasson. Instagram recommendations: @campbell.hectorSky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-qiang: https://www.netflix.com/title/80097472 Bauhaus 100: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0007trf Bauhaus Rules with Vic Reeves: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0007tqs 'Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else' by David Balzer: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Curationism-Curating-Took-World-Everything/dp/0745335977Hans Ulrich Obrist's morning ritual on Nowness: https://www.nowness.com/story/hans-ulrich-obrist-morning-ritual and via the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/aug/28/hans-ulrich-obrist-tastemakers-maria-balshaw-fabien-riggall-inspirations BP Portrait Award until 20 October 2019 at the National Portrait Gallery: https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/bp-portrait-award-2019/exhibition/Vanessa Garwood: http://www.vanessagarwood.com/about/ 'Messengers' by Bridget Riley at the National Gallery: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/messengers-by-bridget-riley-a-new-work-at-the-national-galleryBridget Riley's exhibition coming to Hayward Gallery 23 October 2019 - 26 January 2020: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/bridget-rileyBridget Riley: Learning from Seurat: https://courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/what-on/exhibitions-displays/archive/bridget-riley-learning-from-seurat London Sinfonietta are commissioning a piece of music inspired by Bridget Riley: https://www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk/homage-bridget-riley A Financial Times interview with Riley: https://www.ft.com/content/aac6af02-deb4-11e8-b173-ebef6ab1374a
Summer isn’t over yet! There’s still a wealth of summer blockbuster exhibitions to feast your eyes on: Keith Haring at Tate Liverpool, Tal R at the new Hastings Contemporary, and Faith Ringgold at the Serpentine - which brings us to the controversy around the Serpentine Pavilion this year, including art's recurring problem of unpaid interns.And over in Hollywood, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio have been making ceramics together late into the night at Pitt’s studio. And we feel unsettled.But meanwhile our August artist focus has us chilled out and happy once again. Thank you Richard Long for introducing us to Land Art and your serene, poetic works. Take a listen to how we try and describe Land Art and Walk Art, be patient with us. Don’t go yet summer, we love looking around galleries all sweaty and flustered… SHOW NOTES:Keith Haring at Tate Liverpool, until 10 November 2019: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/keith-haring Three exhibitions at the brand new Hastings Contemporary: https://www.hastingscontemporary.org/ The Art Gorgeous: https://theartgorgeous.com/ and on Instagram: @the_art_gorgeousThe Abstract Duke: @abstractdukeStill Life With Toddler: @stilllifewithtoddler_The Rebel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rebel_(1961_film) Faith Ringgold at the Serpentine, until 8 September 2019: https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/faith-ringgold Alan Yentob interviews Faith Ringgold, on BBC iplayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006wh6/imagine-2019-5-faith-ringgold-tell-it-like-it-is Junya Ishigami’s Serpentine Pavilion: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/jun/23/serpentine-pavilion-antepavilion-colour-palace-dulwich Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio Have Been Making Ceramics Together Late Into the Night at Pitt’s Studio: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/brad-pitt-and-leo-dicaprio-making-art-1608823 Richard Long: http://www.richardlong.org/ Videos of Richard Long at work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPHL4JjKXyg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD2Ai_BECbg https://www.houghtonhall.com/art-and-exhibitions/past-exhibitions/richard-long-at-houghton-hall/
What else to do on the hottest day of the year so far but record a podcast! With a bumper crop of exhibitions, galleries, competitions and fairs to tackle, settle into our second Artfully podcast: Van Gogh in Britain, FOOD at the V & A, Beatrix Potter, Masterpiece, and a trio of women artists at Victoria Miro born out of the meteoric rise of social media profile @thegreatwomenartists. And on that note we discuss the high price artists pay when social media censors nudity in artworks. Finally, this episode's artist focus is on the grande dame of the YBA: Tracey Emin. We discuss why she continues to challenge audiences, Liz shares her own Emin story, and Jessie manages to compare her to Maggie Thatcher. You'll have to listen to find out why.... Show Notes: Van Gogh in Britain, until 11 August 2019: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/ey-exhibition-van-gogh-and-britain FOOD: Bigger than the Plate, until 20 October 2019: https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/food-bigger-than-the-plateAlice Robinson: https://www.rca.ac.uk/showcase/show-2018/schoolofdesign/fashionwomenswear/alice-robinson/Beatrix Potter's house, Hill Top: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hill-topWalter Bertram Potter's paintings: https://artuk.org/discover/artists/potter-walter-bertram-18721918 Hastings Contemporary: https://www.hastingscontemporary.org/Masterpiece Fair: https://www.masterpiecefair.com/Phyllida Barlow: https://www.hauserwirth.com/artists/2826-phyllida-barlowLouise Bourgeois: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/louise-bourgeois-2351Piano Nobile's Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2019: https://ruthborchard.org.uk/self-portrait-prize/Cherry Pickles: https://ruthborchard.org.uk/events/cherry-pickles-series-of-six-self-portraits-currently-included-in-total-eclipse-of-the-heart-paintings-about-women/Brid Higgins Ni Chinneide: https://www.piano-nobile.com/exhibitions/55/works/artworks2827/Brid Higgins Ni Chinneide Instagram: @bridhcKaty Hessel's instagram: @thegreatwomenartistsMaria Berrio, Caroline Walker, Flora Yukhnovich at the Victoria Miro, until 27 July: https://www.victoria-miro.com/exhibitions/545/Caroline Walker Instagram: @carolinewalkerartistFlora Yukhnovich Instagram: @flora_yukhnovichMaria Berrio Instagram: @mariaberriostudioSocial Media's censorship of artworks: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/artists-take-stand-against-social-media-censorshipBetty Tompkins: https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/culture/longform/a40061/betty-tompkins-feminist-art/Betty Tompkins Instagram: @bettytompkinsartThe Fear of Loving. Orsay through the eyes of Tracey Emin, until 29 September: https://m.musee-orsay.fr/en/exhibitions/article/the-fear-of-loving-orsay-through-the-eyes-of-tracey-emin-49288.htmlTracey Emin's Commission in Oslo: https://www.artlyst.com/news/tracey-emin-wins-commission-seven-metre-high-sculpture-oslo/A fortnight of tears: https://whitecube.com/exhibitions/exhibition/tracey_emin_bermondsey_2019
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