Hosted by curator, Zeren Oruc.
We sit down with and dissect the minds of the overlooked artists & art professionals who create in, or have called Eastern Europe home.
Ep. 10 - Anna Jarosz - Photography is not enough to express what I want to say
Anna Jarosz is a Polish artist who focuses on gendered trauma and abjected bodies. By investigating these issues through the lens of a still and moving camera but also by building spatial installations that combine sculptural objects, sound, video, and other media, she focuses on trauma, trauma being a very personal experience to an individual or as a collective experience shared by many.
In this episode, we talked about how she found the right medium for her artistic expression and the challenges she faced due to peer pressure and the self-invented misconception that photography is the only medium she can do. We also go deeper into her subject matter collective trauma and explore what it really means for her, why she is working on this topic, and how it's perceived by the public.
Anna's website: www.annajarosz.com
Anna's Vimeo: vimeo.com/anaofeliona
Anna's Instagram: instagram.com/ofelionka/
Ep. 9 - David Pujado - Whatever you start to do new, you need the time
David Pujado is a Belgrade-based photographer, organizer/producer, and curator from Barcelona. He's also the founder of Bartcelona Gallery and Belgrade Photo Month Festival.
In this episode, David appeases my curiosity and talks about how he moved to Belgrade, gives valuable insight into starting a festival out of starch and the dynamics of local exhibitions.
Ep. 8 - Erick Sanchez - Nothing is greater than the bird, but you can never understand it
Erick Sanchez is a painter from Los Angeles, currently based in Buenos Aires. He was traveling in the Balkans when we met and his bird-house people captured my attention, leading me to want to learn more about him and his work.
In this episode, Erick explains the story behind his imagery, how he started using plasma as a medium and his view on collaboration, finding kismet when he started traveling, and the difficulties of being an artist on the road. Sitting down with him for this conversation was a fascinating and thought-provoking experience!
Erick's website: http://napsanchez.com
Erick's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erick.sanchez.75457081
Erick's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/napoleon.75
Ep. 7 - Mabel Vicentef - I'm not pretending to change the world
I met Mabel Vicentef, during the 5th edition of Zen Opuzen Festival. She was there to paint one of her beautiful murals on her away back to Argentina. She primarily describes herself as a mural artist and travels all around the world to paint! I felt really lucky to spend a few days with her prior to recording this episode.
This was an insightful conversation for me to find more about her past in set design, how she likes big and open spaces, the social interaction she receives from painting murals, and the intimacy of her one-line drawings. Listening back to this episode, I can't put into words how much I appreciate her outspokenness about being a female mural artist, the gender gap in Argentina, and sustaining a living as a mural artist.
Thanks, Mabel for being so frank with me! 😘
Mabel's website: http://mabelvicentef.com/
Mabel's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mabelvicentef/
Mabel's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mabelvicentef/
Ep. 6 - Danilo Stojanović - A lot of time in the studio can play tricks on your mind
Danilo is a Croatian painter, based in Venice. He was in Belgrade for his solo exhibition at U10, named "Be careful what you wish for". The cover image for the exhibition arose some questions somewhere deep in my mind and I took advantage of the free day he had and invited him for an episode.
During the recording, Danilo mentioned the influences he had and explained his reason for painting from small to medium-sized works, as well as his choice of colors. We talked about the difficulties and benefits of being part of a collective and sharing a studio space, living in Venice, having day jobs to create, his family's support for him to study art, and the general feeling he gets from the artworks created by Balkan artists.
Ep. 5 - Jovana Banović - Bringing nature into home
Jovana Banović is a Serbian-born artist and archaeologist based in Munich. Through contemporary herbariums and analog photography, she researches mutual observation and admiration between humans and nature.
Jovana contact me right after our Kickstarter campaign ended and expressed her interest in collaborating with iksvy art. Her herbariums were speaking to me and I was able to see what we could do in the future. I invited her to the studio to talk about our new project "Montemero Art Residency" and record an episode for the podcast. As it went on, we started to discover how similar we really were and the episode turned into a cross-interview. :D
On a personal level, this was an interesting episode listen to. Not just because we had a lot in common but also our sprouting friendship was documented on the spot.
As an artist myself I love this show! Great content fun and very informative!
With so many other podcasts out there, I'm glad that one has finally made it to Serbia! So many great artists here and even greater stories!
Keep it up
I've listened to most of the art podcasts that are available at this point, and I really like this one. Sometimes it gets a little off topic, but I think that's something that many other miss. The host and guests are real people, and while they do talk about art, you get a feeling and connect with them as such. Keep it up, it's off to a good start!