17 episodes

CHANEL CONVENES LEADING CULTURAL VOICES TO LAUNCH THE SECOND SEASON OF “CHANEL CONNECTS” PODCAST SERIES.
Contributors including Maisie Williams, Grimes, Kehinde Wiley, Lil Buck, Honey Dijon, Anicka Yi, G Dragon and Misan Harriman present what’s new and next in arts and culture.
Inspired by the heritage of the House to play a role in “what happens next”, CHANEL is bringing together some of the most celebrated talent from film art, dance, and music to focus on what matters most and what’s coming next. Some are old friends and collaborators. Others are meeting for the first time.
Launching today, CHANEL Connects pairs cultural innovators and creative game-changers, together, as they explore fresh ideas and new points of view.

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CHANEL CONVENES LEADING CULTURAL VOICES TO LAUNCH THE SECOND SEASON OF “CHANEL CONNECTS” PODCAST SERIES.
Contributors including Maisie Williams, Grimes, Kehinde Wiley, Lil Buck, Honey Dijon, Anicka Yi, G Dragon and Misan Harriman present what’s new and next in arts and culture.
Inspired by the heritage of the House to play a role in “what happens next”, CHANEL is bringing together some of the most celebrated talent from film art, dance, and music to focus on what matters most and what’s coming next. Some are old friends and collaborators. Others are meeting for the first time.
Launching today, CHANEL Connects pairs cultural innovators and creative game-changers, together, as they explore fresh ideas and new points of view.

    Sampling the Culture: Kennedy Yanko & Honey Dijon

    Sampling the Culture: Kennedy Yanko & Honey Dijon

    Artist Kennedy Yanko makes visceral abstract sculptures from paint skin and scrap metal. In 2021, she was an artist in resident at the Rubell museum in Miami, where she presented her latest exhibition, White Passing, a reference to her biracial heritage. Kennedy connects with DJ and producer, Honey Dijon known for her high energy sets, fusing classic disco with techno and house. In this episode, Diane Solway, Head of Arts & Culture Programs at CHANEL, moderates a conversation between both as they discuss how they got started in their creative industries, community, collective energy, and the craziest nights they’ve ever had.

    • 41 min
    Into the Metaverse: Maisie Williams & Grimes

    Into the Metaverse: Maisie Williams & Grimes

    Actor Maisie Williams is best known for her portrayal of Arya Stark in the television series Game of Thrones, which earned her two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Maisie connects with the musician Grimes whose daring, category-defying work blends pop, electronica, and the avant-garde. She describes her latest album, Book 1, as her “greatest work” to date. Both have a keen interest in technology and the way it can be harnessed to support the arts. In this episode, Yana Peel, Global Head of Arts and Culture at CHANEL, moderates a conversation between both as they discuss The Metaverse, and whether the future of performance is virtual.

    • 46 min
    Transforming Dance: David Hallberg & Lil Buck

    Transforming Dance: David Hallberg & Lil Buck

    Dancer David Hallberg was once described by the New Yorker as the most exciting male dancer in the Western world and worked his way up through the American ballet theatre to become the first American principal dancer at the Bolshoi ballet in Moscow. David connects with dancer and actor Lil Buck. Buck specializes in an altogether different kind of dance, Jookin, which originates in Buck’s hometown of Memphis. In this episode, Yana Peel, Global Head of Arts & Culture at CHANEL, moderates a conversation between both as they explore transforming dance, who inspired them both to pursue careers in dancing, what makes Jookin so innovative and unique, and find out if anyone can learn how to dance.

    • 39 min
    More Than Human: Anicka Yi & John Akomfrah

    More Than Human: Anicka Yi & John Akomfrah

    Artist Anicka Li expands the boundaries of art with work that explores biology, technology, and the merging of the two. Anicka connects with pioneering artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah whose latest film was described by critics as “the most haunting, wrenching new work of art I’ve seen so far this decade…”. In this episode, Diane Solway, Head of Arts and Culture Programs at CHANEL, moderates a conversation between both artists as they explore if we are more than human, how artists can contribute to important societal issues, the meaning behind John’s film Five Murmurations, major disasters when preparing exhibitions, and what TV shows they binged watched during the pandemic.

    • 38 min
    Mythmaking: Kehinde Wiley & Misan Harriman

    Mythmaking: Kehinde Wiley & Misan Harriman

    Artist Kehinde Wiley’s portraits have been compared to a long line of past masters including Reynolds, Gainsborough and Titian. In 2017 he became the first Black artist to paint an official portrait of a President of the United States when he was commissioned to paint Barack Obama. Kehinde connects with the photographer and activist Misan Harriman, whose photographs of the Black Lives Matter movement are some of the most iconic and shared images of the digital age. In this episode, Yana Peel, Global Head of Arts & Culture at CHANEL, moderates a conversation between both as they discuss everything from painting presidents to photographing royals, myth making and the people who have transformed their lives and careers.

    • 45 min
    The Comedy in Tragedy: Emerald Fennell & Gillian Flynn

    The Comedy in Tragedy: Emerald Fennell & Gillian Flynn

    Filmmaker, writer, and actor Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman, Killing Eve) connects with novelist Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Sharp Objects) to ask: Why do women have to be good? And what happens when they aren’t? In this episode, moderated by Diane Solway, Head of Arts and Culture Programmes at Chanel, they talk about the comedy in tragedy, new kinds of -anti-heroines, the female characters they long to write, and how they “keep the crazy” of their work from colouring their own lives.

    • 39 min

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