Art Attack with Lizy Dastin and Justin BUA is a new kind of art podcast—engaging, informed, accessible and raw. Join artist BUA and art historian Lizy as they debate topical artworld happenings, bringing their unique—often contradictory—perspectives to the conversation.
BUA is an internationally distinguished painter, television personality, writer, entrepreneur and teacher. He is perhaps best known for his renderings of often-overlooked characters that define the urban landscape; for instance, his iconic image, The DJ, has become one of the most celebrated and reproduced prints of all time. BUA has roots in the graffiti scene in New York City, co-created and hosted the Street Art Throwdown competition series for the Oxygen Network, and has published two acclaimed books, The Beat of Urban Art and The Legends of Hip Hop, through Harper Collins.
Lizy Dastin is an Art History instructor at UCLAx and Santa Monica College with a focus on contemporary art and urban practice. She has previously taught at Chapman University, The American Jewish University, Mercy College and the School of Visual Arts and has worked on curatorial projects at the Metropolitan Museum, the International Center of Photography and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Lizy, founder of street art information hub Art and Seeking, is a passionate advocate of street art and its makers and is committed to creating a digital archive of this otherwise ephemeral practice.
Art & Addiction
Across the art spectra, there is unfortunately a correlative connection between artists and addiction or addictive behavior. From Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, to Mark Rothko to Nan Goldin, some of the most insightful creatives have suffered from addictions that not only affected them personally, but also informed the aesthetic of their art. Join our hosts, and their special guest, licensed therapist and expert in addition, Marnie Zang Katularu, as they try and unravel the relationship between art and addiction.
The Ballad of Yoko Ono
Biography often plays an integral role in how any given artist is historicized; however, in the case of Yoko Ono, that biography hasn't done her much service. Credited with breaking up the Beatles, Ono's relationship with John Lennon has unfortunately eclipsed her prolific, provocative and profound career as a conceptual artist. Join our hosts as they discuss and debate Ono's work and legacy.
Que Serra, Serra
The sculptures and public artworks of post-Minimalist Richard Serra are dazzling in their massive scale and quietly contemplative in their aesthetic simplicity. Join our hosts as they discuss Serra's sculptural innovations, public art controversies and the ways in which he activates viewers through an experiential design.
Art in the Wake of Pandemics
With the terrifying outbreak of COVID-19, we're all living in a new reality. Pandemics; however, are not new and have, throughout history, generated hopeful, helpful and life-saving artistic responses. Join our hosts as they discuss a panoply of art that has emerged from pandemics ranging from the Bubonic Plague to the Spanish influenza to the HIV/AIDS epidemic to the Ebola virus.
Photography: the Real Beginnings
It's widely written that photography was "invented" by Louis Daguerre in 1839; however, nothing has such a clear or clean origin story. Join our hosts as they dissect the very beginnings of photography: how it was invented when it was, who used this new medium, why that matters and who actually invented it.
Down for Dali
Salvador Dalí is one of history's most iconic, ironic, illogical, irreverent, and integral artists. Best known for his melting clocks and curvy mustache, Dalí created masterful surrealistic landscapes that unlock the collective unconscious and speak to our most intimate and vulnerable anxieties. Join our hosts as they attempt to decode the ultimately unknowable paintings and persona of Dalí.
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Can’t Stop Listening to Episodes
I love listening to this podcast and was looking for an informative art podcast that was still lighthearted and entertaining. I keep coming back for more!
I LOVE Lizy and can’t get enough of her knowledgeable, passionate discussions. Justin gets a bit dismissive at times, but I still love what he has to say, his insight as an artist, and the majority of the dialogue/banter between the two
I would love to hear an episode on Méret Oppenheim and women in Surrealism and how they balance the roles of muse/subject and artist.
By far my favorite podcast (which I listen to while making art)! I’ve learned so much from Lizy and Bua - really appreciate Lizy’s contemporary/feminist perspective and focus on context. And Bua’s (often dissenting) viewpoint and humor! Great chemistry between the two. Please do more episodes as I’ve almost gone through all of them! (One on Marisol Escobar - or just feminist art from the 70s -would be awesome!!). Keep it up, y’all.
The sexism is out of control.
Lizy is great, and I would happily take a course or listen to a podcast from her. BUA’s bullying sexism about female artists that he won’t even try to understand makes this a very difficult listen. When the artist is an immigrant, woman of color, and you dismiss her as just the attention seeking lover of a British man. Come on. You were just piling on with your misogynistic xenophobia.