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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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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.

    Episode 9: Christmas Crossover Special Edition

    Episode 9: Christmas Crossover Special Edition

    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 Instagram
    ArtProof Podcast: @artproofpodcast on Instagram
    Mizog Podcast: @mizogart on Instagram

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 8: the art of drawing, Louise Bourgeois and the Turner Prize split

    Episode 8: the art of drawing, Louise Bourgeois and the Turner Prize split

    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!


    Mollie Barnes: @mollieebarnes
    Art Proof podcast: @artproofpodcast
    Delphian podcast: @delphiangallery
    Mizog podcast: @mizogart
    Bridget 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: a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/02/danish-artist-tal-r-paris-chic-watches"...

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 7: Robert Rauschenberg, the AI in art, and Lucian Freud at the Royal Academy

    Episode 7: Robert Rauschenberg, the AI in art, and Lucian Freud at the Royal Academy

    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.


    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-women
    Kara 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/507
    Lucian Freud 'The Self-portraits' until 26 January 2019: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/lucian-freud-self-portraits
    Forget 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-emergency
    Banksy 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: @Dynamisk
    Abstract: The Art of Design: https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80057883
    Another Instagram profile: @aidarobot
    Robert Rauschenberg: https://www.rauschenbergfoundation.org/

    • 52 min
    Episode 6: Ai Weiwei, Edinburgh's art galleries, the Da Vinci Loan, and Yayoi Kusama

    Episode 6: Ai Weiwei, Edinburgh's art galleries, the Da Vinci Loan, and Yayoi Kusama

    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.

    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-art
    Michael 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-roots
    Michele 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.html
    Kusama's autobiography 'Infinity Net': https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00B3MB76K/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 5: Anselm Kiefer, the $50 Million Art Swindle and who stole the gold toilet?

    Episode 5: Anselm Kiefer, the $50 Million Art Swindle and who stole the gold toilet?

    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!


    The 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-villes
    V&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: a...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 4: Olafur Eliasson, Lee Krasner, the daily routine of Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Bridget Riley

    Episode 4: Olafur Eliasson, Lee Krasner, the daily routine of Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Bridget Riley

    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.

    Lee 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-watch
    Visit the Art Newspaper podcast episode on 26 July 2019 that includes an interview with Eliasson.
    Instagram recommendations: @campbell.hector
    Sky 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/0745335977
    Hans 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-gallery
    Bridget Riley's exhibition coming to Hayward Gallery 23 October 2019 - 26 January 2020: a href="https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/bridget-riley"...

    • 1 hr 11 min

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