Three artists who break down walls and transgressing borders, question divisions between insiders and outsiders, us and them, self and other, to propose an alternative politics of radical inclusion.
Philadelphia-based art historian Deborah Barkun talks about the pleasure and critical thinking that she discovers each time she explores the Venice Art Biennale and collateral events. Through her eyes, we understand that the venerated exhibition never fails to bring together a complex constellation of art encounters—always stimulating the senses and challenging the mind, always offering a glimpse into our contemporary psyche.
Artist Regina Frank introduces our conversation with renowned video and performance artist Joan Jonas, an episode first released on June 5, 2012.
Conceptual artist Charles Gaines talks about how he has addressed politics and race since the 1970s, through philosophy, abstraction and mathematics. In August 2019, Gaines receives the prestigious 60th Annual Edward MacDowell Medal.
We revisit sonic encounters at the 57th Venice Art Biennale, when Italy was the first stop on our six-week Fresh Art International field expedition. In May 2017, preview days for the global exhibition presented an ephemeral opportunity to record the voices of curators, artists, and sounds of installations, performances and events. This episode features our experiences in the pavilions of France, Germany and Nigeria, and our walk through Egyptian artist Hassan Khan’s outdoor sound environment.
In this photo gallery, Philadelphia-based art historian and curator Deborah Barkun shares her discoveries at the 58th Venice Art Biennale.
Today’s conversation is the first in our new Playlist series. We’re inviting artists, curators, architects, writers, filmmakers, cultural producers and other listeners to introduce episodes from their playlists. Here, curator Sasha Dees introduces Surinamese-Dutch artist Remy Jungerman.
The whole pavilion is a play between artificial and organic…It’s a fantastic metaphor for the question of belonging to the land in Israel. Who is…
American virtuoso Jason Moran is a genius jazz pianist known for performing experimental compositions in collaborative projects with visual artists—among them, Joan Jonas, Lorna Simpson, Glenn Ligon and Adrian Piper. For the 56th…