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Actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament host Talk Art, a podcast dedicated to the world of art featuring exclusive interviews with leading artists, curators & gallerists, and even occasionally their talented friends from other industries like acting, music and journalism. Listen in to explore the magic of art and why it connects us all in such fantastic ways. Follow the official Instagram @TalkArt for images of artworks discussed in each episode and to follow Russell and Robert's latest art adventures.

Talk Art Russell Tovey and Robert Diament

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Actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament host Talk Art, a podcast dedicated to the world of art featuring exclusive interviews with leading artists, curators & gallerists, and even occasionally their talented friends from other industries like acting, music and journalism. Listen in to explore the magic of art and why it connects us all in such fantastic ways. Follow the official Instagram @TalkArt for images of artworks discussed in each episode and to follow Russell and Robert's latest art adventures.

    Jeffry Mitchell

    Jeffry Mitchell

    Season 7 continues!!! For episode 3, Russell & Robert meet Jeffry Mitchell a "gay folk artist" (as he describes himself) whose primary mediums are ceramic and drawing. Well versed in ceramic's traditions around the globe (references to Early American glazes, Pennsylvania Dutch pickle jars, asymmetrical Japanese aesthetic decisions and Chinese Foo Dogs abound), Mitchell takes a very direct approach to working, often eschewing refinements that commonly accompany many ceramic processes. The resulting pieces radiate an exuberant, unbridled immediacy. He feels that this unfettered approach is essentially relatable to our shared human experience. To explain this idea Mitchell talks about a fundamental familiarity with clay that we all carry with us from our formative years. Perhaps we came to it through playing as children making mud pies or maybe it was making pinch pots in elementary school, regardless he feels that clay is a material that is universally relatable at a very basic level.


    The imagery that he uses is also very accessible. Bears, elefants (he prefers ‘f’ to ‘ph’), bunnies and flowers appear over and over in his work and though they can be definitely be related to his own personal story he feels that these too spring from an early and universally familiar place. Throughout the work Mitchell seeks to tap into and broadcast a sense of vitality whether it be joyful or colored with more a complex mix of emotions. This throughline can been seen in the thick, dripping glazes, the unabashed appropriation of decorative motifs and an unmistakeable suffusion of playfulness.


    This special episode was recorded in London on Friday 6th September 2019. Follow Jeffry's artworks on Instagram @JeffryMitchell and visit his galleries PDX CONTEMPORARY ART in Portland Oregon and Ting Ying projects in Dehua, China and London. Plus, you can see more works at his page at Mark Moore gallery.


    For images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. Talk Art theme music by Jack Northover @JackNorthoverMusic courtesy of HowlTown.com We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us your feedback and maybe 5 stars if we're worthy in the Apple Podcast store. Thank you for listening to Talk Art, we will be back very soon. For all requests, please email talkart@independenttalent.com
     
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    Cassi Namoda (QuarARTine special episode)

    Cassi Namoda (QuarARTine special episode)

    Season 7 continues!!! For episode 2, Russell & Robert chat to Cassi Namoda (b. 1988, Maputo, Mozambique), a painter and performance artist who explores the intricacies of social dynamics and mixed cultural and racial identity. Capturing scenes of everyday life, from mundane moments to life-changing events, Namoda paints a vibrant and nuanced portrait of post-colonial Mozambique within an increasingly globalised world. Namoda is interested in conveying the dualities between sacrifice, pain and happiness in her social and familial networks, an acceptance of the balance between suffering and joy which she perceives as fundamental to her community’s way of life. Her paintings portray the importance of family, the remnants of colonial control and the physical fatigue of working life as narrative vignettes, inspired by her studies in film and literature.


    This special episode was recorded online during lockdown on Tuesday 9th June 2020. We explore themes within Cassi's forthcoming solo exhibition at Goodman Gallery, South Africa and her other recent show for Nina Johnson gallery in Miami.


    Special thanks to Nina Johnson Gallery and Joanna Stella-Sawicka & Justin Davy at Goodman Gallery. Follow Cassi's via artworks on Instagram @cass_amandaa and visit her page at Goodman Gallery's official website https://www.goodman-gallery.com


    For images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. Talk Art theme music by Jack Northover @JackNorthoverMusic courtesy of HowlTown.com We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us your feedback and maybe 5 stars if we're worthy in the Apple Podcast store. Thank you for listening to Talk Art, we will be back very soon. For all requests, please email talkart@independenttalent.com
     
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    • 1h 30 min
    Marianne Berenhaut

    Marianne Berenhaut

    Talk Art returns for Season 7! Russell and Robert meet Marianne Berenhaut, the Belgian-born artist (b. 1934) who for almost 50 years has been gathering, curating and transforming objects found in her immediate surroundings. Her powerful yet delicate sculptures and installations address themes of longing, trauma, absence and memory. Through her vast body of work, spanning five decades, Marianne Berenhaut has created a unique and idiosyncratic visual language.


    We discuss numerous artworks including her 1960s ‘Maison’ or ‘House’ sculptures and her 1970s series ‘Poupées-Poubelles’ or ‘Dustbin Dolls’ which were most recently presented within the group show Gossamer, curated by Zoe Bedeaux, at Carl Freedman Gallery in Autumn 2019. We discover why she chose to relocate to London at the age of 80 and look back to her childhood and the trauma of losing her parents and brother who were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust in Auschwitz-Birkenau.


    Berenhaut divides her time between Brussels and London. Having graduated the Académie du Midi and Atelier de Moeschal in the sixties, she had various solo exhibitions in different art spaces and institutions like La Maison des Femmes (Brussels), Island Brussels, Musée Juif de Belgique (Brussels), MAC’s Grand Hornu (Belgium) as well as in Isy Brachot Gallery (Brussels), Nadja Vilenne Gallery (Liège) and Bureau des Réalités, Brussels. Marianne is part of brand new exhibition opening 3rd September - 24th October 2020 in Brussels titled ‘Lacrimae Rerum’ – Homage to Gustav Metzger, alongside Metzger, Miroslaw Balka and Latifa Echakhch. #MarianneBerenhaut #DvirGallery


    This special episode was recorded in London on Sunday 5th January 2020. With thanks to Barbara Cuglietta and Dvir Gallery. Follow Marianne's via DVIR gallery on Instagram @dvir_gallery and visit their official website http://dvirgallery.com/


    For images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. Talk Art theme music by Jack Northover @JackNorthoverMusic courtesy of HowlTown.com We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us your feedback and maybe 5 stars if we're worthy in the Apple Podcast store. Thank you for listening to Talk Art, we will be back very soon. For all requests, please email talkart@independenttalent.com
     
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    • 1h 9 min
    Kenny Schachter (QuarARTine special episode)

    Kenny Schachter (QuarARTine special episode)

    Russell & Robert meet Kenny Schachter for Talk Art's Season 6 Finale... and what better way to close this special quarantine season than with art world ROYALTY!!!! Kenny is truly a polymath - dealer, artist, writer, collector, curator, lecturer and all-round LEGEND!!! We admire his deep love of art, the way he champions artists but also how he speaks truth to power, never afraid to call out bad behaviour or corruption.


    For this feature-length episode, we discuss Kenny's lifelong passion for art, his provocative column for Artnet and his favourite artists including Paul Thek, Tracey Emin, Robert Gober and hosting early exhibitions of now-leading artists including Katherine Bernhardt, Joe Bradley, Wade Guyton, Cecily Brown, Kembra Pfahler and many more! We explore teaching at School of Visual Arts in NY, his recent exhibition of Eva Beresin's paintings (a great artist he met via Instagram), 30 years of collecting art, his Hoarder sale at Sotheby's in December 2019 and numerous art world controversies (and punch-ups) including the most recent fraud scandal involving Inigo Philbrick.


    Follow Kenny on Instagram @kennyschachter and visit his official website www.kennyschachter.art For images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us your feedback and maybe 5 stars if we're worthy in the Apple Podcast store. Thank you for listening to Talk Art, we will be back very soon. For all requests, please email talkart@independenttalent.com
     
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    • 1h 41 min
    Jennifer Gilbert (QuarARTine special episode)

    Jennifer Gilbert (QuarARTine special episode)

    Russell & Robert meet Jennifer Gilbert, leading curator, gallerist and champion of Outsider Art!


    As founder of the Jennifer Lauren Gallery, her aim is to champion and exhibit international self-taught, disabled and overlooked artists who create works outside the mainstream art world and art history. Jennifer works closely with UK organisations, studios and communities supporting disabled artists, in order to promote new, unique artists and creators. She is passionate about being a voice and platform for under-represented artists, allowing their voices and talent to shine through. Through her work Jennifer hopes to: demystify what is regarded as art and who can be an artist; stimulate audiences; and continue to challenge the stigma surrounding this field of art. Jennifer is also a Freelance Producer and Curator, often working with and supporting disabled artists, organisations and galleries but also as an access support writer for funding applications for people with access needs. She's a trustee of the Barrington Farm Trust in Norfolk - an organisation supporting learning disabled artists to achieve more in life.


    Artists mentioned in this episode include Nek Chand, Shinichi Sawada, Madge Gill, Pradeep Kumar, Bill Traylor, James Alison, Henry Darger, Davood Koochaki, Gerry's Pompeii, Misleidys Castillo Pedrosa, William Edmondson and MANY more! We also discuss Jennifer's recent curated group show in London titled 'Monochromatic Minds' and the current group show at Turner Contemporary in Margate called 'We Will Walk' which is free to visit and runs until 6th September 2020.


    Follow Jennifer on Instagram @j_lgallery and visit her official website www.jenniferlaurengallery.com/ For images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us your feedback and maybe 5 stars if we're worthy in the Apple Podcast store. Thank you for listening to Talk Art, we will be back very soon. For all requests, please email talkart@independenttalent.com
     
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    • 1h 28 min
    Wolfgang Tillmans (QuarARTine special episode)

    Wolfgang Tillmans (QuarARTine special episode)

    Talk Art exclusive!!! For this very special, feature-length episode, Russell & Robert speak to legendary artist Wolfgang Tillmans. We discuss growing up in Germany, his move to the Bournemouth, UK to study art, his collaboration with gallerist Maureen Paley and how he went on to become the first photographer to win the Turner Prize in 2000. We explore some of our favourite works including his portraits of Concorde airplanes, his unique approach to installing work, his passion for making music, his non-profit exhibition space Between Bridges which has included live concerts by artists such as No Bra (who he recently shot album artwork for). We learn of the impact having HIV has had on his life and how it has affected his work and activism. Plus we discuss a recent poster project 2020Solidarity which offers posters by leading artists for £50 each to raise funds to assist cultural venues, projects, spaces and publications that are existentially threatened by the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more at http://www.BetweenBridges.net/


    "Few artists have shaped the scope of contemporary art and influenced a younger generation more than Tillmans. Since the early 1990s, his works have epitomized a new kind of subjectivity in photography, pairing intimacy and playfulness with social critique and the persistent questioning of existing values and hierarchies. Through his seamless integration of genres, subjects, techniques, and exhibition strategies, he has expanded conventional ways of approaching the medium, and his practice continues to address the fundamental question of what it means to create pictures in an increasingly image-saturated world." Text courtesy of @DavidZwirner, his New York gallery.


    Follow @Wolfgang_Tillmans on Instagram and official website https://Tillmans.co.uk/. You can also view images at his London gallery @MaureenPaley. For images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us your feedback and maybe 5 stars if we're worthy in the Apple Podcast store. Thank you for listening to Talk Art, we will be back very soon. For all requests, please email talkart@independenttalent.com
     
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    • 1h 39 min

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Mightyman ,

Brilliant performance 😍

I discovered this podcast 1 month ago and I was immediately seduced by the quality of the exchanges between Russel, Robert and the various speakers. I recommend TalkArt for this beautiful way of approaching art!
Congratulations to both of you guys 🤩🤩🤩

Franfran_cdl ,

🥰

Ce sont des podcasts plutôt calmes, drôles et qui mettent de bonnes humeurs. En gros je recommande :)
Das sind ruhige und lustige Podcasts, sie beschwingen mich einfach. Ich empfehle sie ;)

Cristobal Pedro Maria ,

Podcastastic!

How refreshing it is to listen to these two friends, very different in the approach they adopt and yet they complement each other quite remarkably. Talking about art through the experiences and lives of their guests, whether professional artists or not, is wonderfully inspiring, informative and down to earth.
Well done boys!

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