19 episodes

Bow Down is a podcast about significant women artists from the past, hosted by Jennifer Higgie, editor at large at Frieze.

Women have been expressing themselves since the beginning of time. Yet, ask around and you’ll find that most people struggle to name even one non-male artist from before the 20th century. For each 20-minute episode, Jennifer invites an artist, writer, historian or curator to nominate an artist to whom we should all … well, bow down.

Subscribe to learn more about these radical women, all of whom made – and continue to make – the world a more interesting place.

Bow Down: Women in Art Frieze

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 79 Ratings

Bow Down is a podcast about significant women artists from the past, hosted by Jennifer Higgie, editor at large at Frieze.

Women have been expressing themselves since the beginning of time. Yet, ask around and you’ll find that most people struggle to name even one non-male artist from before the 20th century. For each 20-minute episode, Jennifer invites an artist, writer, historian or curator to nominate an artist to whom we should all … well, bow down.

Subscribe to learn more about these radical women, all of whom made – and continue to make – the world a more interesting place.

    Lianne La Havas on Frida Kahlo

    Lianne La Havas on Frida Kahlo

    For this special episode of Bow Down, Jennifer Higgie talks to the brilliant singer and songwriter Lianne La Havas about the influence of art – and in particular, Frida Kahlo – on her life and work.

    • 13 min
    Dame Magdalene Odundo on Ladi Kwali

    Dame Magdalene Odundo on Ladi Kwali

    The renowned ceramic artist Dame Magdalene Odundo discusses the life and work of the influential Nigerian potter Ladi Kwali, who taught Odundo in the early 1970s and who face adorns the Nigerian 20 Naira bill.

    • 18 min
    Sally Smart on Bessie Davidson

    Sally Smart on Bessie Davidson

    The artist Sally Smart discusses the life and work of the Australian post-Impressionist artist Bessie Davidson – Smart’s great, great aunt – who migrated to Paris from Adelaide in the early 20th-century.

    • 19 min
    Duro Oluwo on Emma Amos

    Duro Oluwo on Emma Amos

    The fashion designer and curator Duro Olowu discusses the life and work of the American artist and activist Emma Amos, who was the only woman to join the radical African American art collective, Spiral, which was co-founded by Romare Bearden in 1963.

    • 21 min
    Alison Goldfrapp on Leonora Carrington

    Alison Goldfrapp on Leonora Carrington

    The musician and artist Alison Goldfrapp discusses the life and work of the trailblazing British / Mexican surrealist painter and author, Leonora Carrington, who was born in 1917 in the UK and emigrated to Mexico in the 1940s.  

    • 19 min
    Amalia Pica on Lola Mora

    Amalia Pica on Lola Mora

    The artist Amalia Pica discusses the life and work of the 19th-century Argentinean neo-classicist sculptor and inventor, Lola Mora, who trained in Rome and created one of the best-known fountains in Buenos Aires.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

msabods ,

Great content!

This podcast was just what I was looking for on my quest to learn more about women artists. The episodes were informative without getting dry and the length was just enough to be engaging. I liked the diversity of artists chosen as well as the presenters the host picked. I learned about artists I never knew before and with every new episode I googled the artist to find out more! I would definitely recommend.

Joy Hanford ,

Fantastic

Wonderful, binge worthy format. Can’t wait for more episodes.

NeniMaruLena ,

I’m in love with this podcast

I found out about this podcast through a Twitter rabbit hole. I feel like I just found a lost treasure.

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