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The Apollo magazine podcast takes a monthly look at international art news, including major stories from the museum world and art market and discussion of the best exhibitions worldwide. Guests include artists, museum directors and curators, writers and art world specialists.

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The Apollo magazine podcast takes a monthly look at international art news, including major stories from the museum world and art market and discussion of the best exhibitions worldwide. Guests include artists, museum directors and curators, writers and art world specialists.

    The Masterpiece podcast: episode one

    The Masterpiece podcast: episode one

    Presented by Masterpiece London in partnership with Apollo, this three-part series of podcasts provides an insight into the works on show at this year’s Masterpiece fair. In the first episode, Sophie Barling talks to Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha about her attention-grabbing installation for Masterpiece Presents, at the entrance to this year’s Masterpiece London fair; to Errol Manners of ceramics specialists E & H Manners; and to James Brett, director of the Gallery of Everything, about two intriguing pieces on his stand at the fair this year.
    Masterpiece London is at the Royal Hospital Chelsea from 30 June–6 July.

    • 35 min
    The Apollo Awards podcast: Sofia Garcia on the NFT market

    The Apollo Awards podcast: Sofia Garcia on the NFT market

    In this episode of the Apollo Awards podcast Gabrielle Schwarz speaks to Sofia Garcia about the market for NFTs. Garcia is the founder of ARTXCODE, a digital gallery supporting algorithmic artists through exhibitions, special projects and private sales. She is also on the curatorial board of Art Blocks, a platform where artists can create generative art that lives on the Ethereum blockchain. She discusses different types of NFT art, the minting process and the role of the curator within the NFT space. 
    Presented in partnership with Close Brothers Asset Management, this three-part series takes a focused look at NFTs, featuring interviews with experts about different aspects of the technology from making to selling to collecting on the blockchain.

    • 20 min
    The Apollo Awards podcast: Sam Spike on digital collectibles

    The Apollo Awards podcast: Sam Spike on digital collectibles

    In this episode of the Apollo Awards podcast Gabrielle Schwarz speaks to art historian Sam Spike about how non-fungible tokens have transformed collecting. Spike is the co-founder of JPG, an NFT curation platform, as well as the Creative Director of Fingerprints DAO, a collection of work that uses the blockchain as an artistic medium. He discusses issues of ownership and security, and why not everything needs to become an NFT. 
    Presented in partnership with Close Brothers Asset Management, this three-part series takes a focused look at NFTs, featuring interviews with experts about different aspects of the technology –from making to selling to collection on the blockchain.

    • 25 min
    The Apollo Awards podcast: Rafaël Rozendaal on internet art

    The Apollo Awards podcast: Rafaël Rozendaal on internet art

    In this episode of the Apollo Awards podcast Gabrielle Schwarz speaks to the New York-based artist Rafaël Rozendaal, who has been using the internet as his canvas for almost two decades. His websites along with other media have been exhibited and can be found in collections around the world from the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam to The Whitney Museum of American art in New York. The artist reflects on his artistic processes, the freedom of creating art on the web and the accessibility of NFTs.
    Presented in partnership with the Close Brothers Asset Management, this three-part series takes a focused look at NFTs, featuring interviews with experts about different aspects of the technology – from making to selling to collecting on the blockchain.
     

    • 22 min
    The Apollo 40 under 40 podcast: Mohamad Hafez

    The Apollo 40 under 40 podcast: Mohamad Hafez

    In this episode of the Apollo 40 under 40 podcast (recorded at the Apollo offices in London in February 2020) Gabrielle Schwarz speaks to the artist Mohamad Hafez, who is also a trained and practising architect. The Syrian-born, US-based artist discusses his diorama-like sculptures and installations that bring together his memories of his homeland and its rich cultural heritage with the tragedy of its recent devastation. He reflects on the personally therapeutic nature of his work – and his wider mission to humanise the stories of people who have been displaced around the world.
    The second series of the Apollo 40 under 40 podcast features short interviews with the talented individuals celebrated in this year’s Apollo 40 under 40 Middle East

    • 29 min
    The Apollo 40 under 40 podcast: Mahmoud Khaled

    The Apollo 40 under 40 podcast: Mahmoud Khaled

    With the artist Mahmoud Khaled. Khaled discusses his work on the themes of gender, queer desire, politics and power – and also talks about how his own experiences, including growing up in Egypt, have shaped his approach.
    The Apollo 40 under 40 podcast is presented by Gabrielle Schwarz

    • 26 min

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