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Raw and Radical Women in the Arts is a series of conversations with outstanding women in the arts who are striving to live bold, authentic, creatively-fulfilling lives. In these interviews, they explore the themes of identity, vulnerability, authenticity, loneliness, alienation, discrimination, inspiration, empowerment, and social change.

TRUE STORIES AND INSPIRATION FROM CREATIVE WOMEN CHALLENGING SOCIETY'S STATUS QUO

Let's get real about living a life in the arts and the multi-faceted roles of being a creative woman.

For more information, visit us at www.rawradical.com

Raw and Radical Women in the Arts Podcast | Conversations with extraordinary women in the arts Mauren Brodbeck

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    • 4.4 • 5 Ratings

Raw and Radical Women in the Arts is a series of conversations with outstanding women in the arts who are striving to live bold, authentic, creatively-fulfilling lives. In these interviews, they explore the themes of identity, vulnerability, authenticity, loneliness, alienation, discrimination, inspiration, empowerment, and social change.

TRUE STORIES AND INSPIRATION FROM CREATIVE WOMEN CHALLENGING SOCIETY'S STATUS QUO

Let's get real about living a life in the arts and the multi-faceted roles of being a creative woman.

For more information, visit us at www.rawradical.com

    Nathalie Herschdorfer | Raw and Radical Women in the Arts

    Nathalie Herschdorfer | Raw and Radical Women in the Arts

    Curator and art historian Nathalie Herschdorfer shares with us her wisdom and thoughts on the body and body-image, the influence of photography on the self-conception of the body, including its importance in the emergence of social media.



    Nathalie Herschdorfer talks about her journey of becoming an art historian, the experiences that have raised her awareness of the gender disparity in the art world, what this means for the industry, and for her research on the body and body-image. She speaks about several kinds of deconstruction and reflects on how the evolving photography practices have impacted these processes. Finally, she gives insightful thoughts on her book “Body” and the ‘feminist prism’, sculpting the landscape of art photography nowadays and how it has come to change through the emergence of social media. Nathalie closes the conversation with final reflections on the importance of women’s experience – as women – as they relate to their art.



    Conversation Highlights


    When it becomes clear that countless women were erased from Art History
    The challenge for women to make a living through art
    Nathalie’s book Body and the “feminist prism”





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    • 33 min
    Laia Abril | Raw and Radical Women in the Arts

    Laia Abril | Raw and Radical Women in the Arts

    In this episode, Laia Abril discusses the origins of her career, her methodology, the themes she explores in her work, often related to women, such as rape and abortion. She also shares her insights from creating art out of polarizing issues, and being a woman in the art world.



    Laia Abril traces back to what led her to study journalism, then end up doing art photography through a need to communicate about certain stories. She discusses the myriad ways in which to express a story, and the roadblocks she’s faced during her career in attempting to shed light on certain difficult stories and realities. Laia tells us how her work has naturally veered towards a central theme: being a woman. Moreover, she explores with us what this means in the art world, discusses the roles of our institutions and the paradoxical fact that these very creative institutions are sometimes averse to work that depicts themes that still create unease: abortion, rape. She shares with us the intricacies of her art and the challenges of working with subjects on such delicate issues.

    Conversation Highlights


    Laia’s methodology and the need to tell certain stories
    Womanhood in Laia’s work and in the art world
    Laia’s latest project: History of misogyny



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    • 36 min
    Violaine Lochu | Raw and Radical Women in the arts

    Violaine Lochu | Raw and Radical Women in the arts

    Violaine Lochu tells us about her fascination with voice, which led to her art, and how this materializes in her performances and installations. She also talks about her thoughts on being a woman in her field, her work process, and all the forms her art can take.



    Violaine Lochu shares her fascination on voice and how she uses it for her art, a transdisciplinary practice which takes its roots in encounters with humans and non-humans and voice recordings. She talks about her process, her discipline and emotional connection to her art, her views on being a woman artist, and speaks about her upcoming exhibition at the Galerie Analix Forever: MblaHah.



    Conversation Highlights


    How Violaine uses voice in her art
    The role of improvisation, and an improvised performance night
    Being a woman in the arts for Violaine
    Violaine’s upcoming exhibition at Galerie Analix Forever: MblaHah



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    This podcast is supported by Pro Helvetia the swiss arts council, The city of Lancy, and the Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland


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    • 28 min
    Olivia Fahmy | Raw and Radical Women in the arts

    Olivia Fahmy | Raw and Radical Women in the arts

    Olivia Fahmy tells us about her background as an art historian in relation to her curatorial work, the co-founding and running of the independent art space Tunnel Tunnel, and the question of heritage, particularly attached to her recent curation of African contemporary art.



    Show summary

    Olivia Fahmy begins by tracing back to her roots: how she developed an interest in art history which propelled her to current career, explaining that she initially didn’t have encouraged exposure to the art world. She goes on elaborating on the question of heritage and legitimacy, having Egyptian parents. She co-founded an independent art space, Tunnel Tunnel, and talks about the experience of this collective and what they strive to achieve through their projects, with a highlight on diversity and multiplicity. She speaks about the relation between curatorial work and societal changes, being a woman in her field of work, the reshaping of education, discrepancies in matters of equality and identity, the panel discussions on photography she has created, and women photographers. She mentions artists such as Sim chin Yin, Leobang Thlako and Sabine Weiss. Finally, Olivia ends off with a word of advice for artists to fight against inequality and to be empowered.



    Conversation Highlights


    Origins, heritage, legitimacy
    Tunnel Tunnel and how curating exhibitions contributes to changes in society
    Intersectionality, identity and diaspora art



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    This podcast is supported by Pro Helvetia the swiss arts council, The city of Lancy, and the Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland


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    • 31 min
    Nadine Wietlisbach | Raw and Radical Women in the arts

    Nadine Wietlisbach | Raw and Radical Women in the arts

    Nadine Wietlishbach talks about her career as a curator and her philosophy in relation to exhibitions and art, and insights on being a woman in her environment.



    Nadine Wietlishbach has an unusual background for her career as a curator and museum director: she has no formal education or background in arts history. But her immense curiosity and interest for visual arts in all its mediums has propelled her to her current standing. In this episode we discuss the catalyst of her interest in visual arts, where she draws inspiration from, her approach and vision on exhibition creation and the space that surrounds it, the reality of contemporary photography being a medium of exclusion, and her punk attitude coasting through her career.



    Conversation Highlights


    Nadine’s background and inspiration
    The art of making exhibitions
    Photography: a medium of exclusion
    On Institutions’ social responsibilities & the punk attitude



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    This podcast is supported by Pro Helvetia the swiss arts council, The city of Lancy and the Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland


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    • 30 min
    Aldeide Delgado | Raw and Radical Women in the Arts Podcast

    Aldeide Delgado | Raw and Radical Women in the Arts Podcast

    Founder of the Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA), Aldeide Delgado comes in to talk about her organization, the ongoing research project that unveiled the work of past generations of women artists/photographers in Cuba, leading to a career defined by her contributions to photography, empowering women and gender equality through establishing meaningful connections and threads across multiple organizations, eventually redefining art history.



    Show Summary

    Aldeide Delgado has been on a mission to uncover lost art and artists, particularly women photographers, particularly in Cuba, where she started out. She founded the Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA). While studying art history she noticed a gap in the curriculum that had failed to notice women in the history of Cuban Photography before the 90s. This has led to her ongoing research that aims to uncover some of this lost art and forgotten women photographers. This in turn led to the creation of WOPHA – Women Photographers International Archive, a rising non profit, and the first edition of a free international congress that gathers artists and numerous organizations with similar interests. She discusses the challenges of the research, the “Fast Forward Manifesto”, and the highlights of the Congress.



    Conversation Highlights


    Redefining art history by unveiling lost photography of women in Cuba and its challenges
    WOPHA and the first Congress
    The Fast Forward Manifesto



    To learn more about our guests and our podcast, please visit rawradical.com

    This podcast is supported by Pro Helvetia the swiss arts council, The city of Lancy and the Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland


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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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This is a great podcast about women in art. Very different perspectives and approaches to the creative process with the feminine world in common. Very Interesting and necessary in todays world

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