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The art world and associated market are famously opaque and can at times be exclusive. Berlin based gallery director and educator Michael Dooney speaks with artists, curators and other professionals who share their personal experiences of this unique field. If you have ever felt unsure about walking into a gallery, wish to understand more about creativity or better understand how this complex industry works, then tune in every second Monday to hear the insightful conversations with these inspiring individuals.

Subtext & Discourse | Art World Podcast Michael Dooney

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The art world and associated market are famously opaque and can at times be exclusive. Berlin based gallery director and educator Michael Dooney speaks with artists, curators and other professionals who share their personal experiences of this unique field. If you have ever felt unsure about walking into a gallery, wish to understand more about creativity or better understand how this complex industry works, then tune in every second Monday to hear the insightful conversations with these inspiring individuals.

    Boris Eldagsen, visual artist | EP59 Subtext & Discourse Art World Podcast

    Boris Eldagsen, visual artist | EP59 Subtext & Discourse Art World Podcast

    Boris Eldagsen was born in Pirmasens, West Germany, in 1970.
    He studied media and drama, philosophy, and German studies at the University of Cologne (1991–92). From 1992 to 1998 he concurrently studied philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and visual art at Mainz Academy of Fine Arts. During that time, he also studied visual art at the Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication in the University of Hyderabad, India (1994); and conceptual art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Czech Republic (1995).
    He has presented nine solo exhibitions in Australia, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom including those at the Rencontres d’Arles, Edinburgh Art Festival, and the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.
    His work has featured in twenty-one group exhibitions and festivals in Asia, Europe, and South America including Chobi Mela in Bangladesh; Encontros da Imagem in Braga, Portugal; FestFoto in Porto Alegre, Brazil; FORMAT Festival in Derby, United Kingdom; and PhotoVisa in Krasnodar, Russia.
    He has won a number of awards including the Voies-Off Award, Arles (2014); best show at FORMAT festival, Derby (2015); and the Open Competition Creative prize at the Sony World Photography Awards (2023), which he declined to accept. Boris Eldagsen is a member of Deutsche Fotografische Akademie, responsible for their online activities, and, since 2019, a digital consultant to Roger Ballen.
    He lives and works in Berlin.
     
    Interview with Boris Eldagsen recorded by Michael Dooney on 6. July 2023 at the LUMA Foundation in Arles, France.
     
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    Boris Eldagsen
    Home Page: http://www.eldagsen.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boriseldagsen/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boriseldagsen
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/boriseldagsen/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJz2sAaos322wGsuCtNpZHg

    Trauma Porn
    Refusal of the 2023 Sony World Photography Awards
    Promptography Workshops
    Our podcast from 2020
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    • 38 min
    Stephanie O’Connor, photographer | EP58 Subtext & Discourse Art World Podcast

    Stephanie O’Connor, photographer | EP58 Subtext & Discourse Art World Podcast

    Stephanie O'Connor (she/her) is a Pākehā/tangata tiriti artist from Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (New Zealand). She is currently based in Berlin, Germany. Her work uses photography as a vehicle to rework memory through obsessive editing, rearranging and compositing.
    Interview with Stephanie O’Connor recorded by Michael Dooney on 29. June 2023 in Neukölln, Berlin.
     
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    Stephanie O’Connor
    Official Website: http://www.stephanieoconnor.co.nz/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steph_oconnor

    Lens Culture 2023 Emerging Talent Award Winners: https://www.lensculture.com/2023-lensculture-emerging-talent-award-winners
     
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    • 40 min
    Anne Schwanz, gallerist at OFFICE IMPART | EP57 Subtext & Discourse Art World Podcast

    Anne Schwanz, gallerist at OFFICE IMPART | EP57 Subtext & Discourse Art World Podcast

    Anne Schwanz co-founded OFFICE IMPART together with Johanna Neuschäffer in 2018.
    OFFICE IMPART is a multi-dimensional space and platform for contemporary art. Their activities take place on site in Berlin – or anywhere. The founders Anne and Johanna, are experts for (and on) changing the art world. They develop exhibitions on- and offline, with classically produced and digital works. They build bridges to art – and sell it.
    OFFICE IMPART recently received the 2023 VBKI Prize for Berlin Galleries with their exhibition Sandbox Mode, featuring the work of Mitchell F. Chan, Stine Deja, Andreas Gysin, Sara Ludy, Cezar Mocan, and The Roedalming Group.
    Interview with Anne Schwanz recorded by Michael Dooney on 29. June 2023 at OFFICE IMPART, Berlin.
    The artwork in the background of the portrait is by Jonathan Chomko 'Draw by Computer', 2022 Geometric primitives drawn by hand on a computer.
     
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    OFFICE IMPART
    Official Website: https://officeimpart.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/office_impart/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/office-impart/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/office_impart
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF0z3enlSNI4CDA3RlQdMKg

    OFFICE IMPART awarded 2023 VBKI Prize for Berlin Galleries with the exhibition Sandbox Mode.
    Anne Schwanz (Instagram) - https://www.instagram.com/anne.schwanz/
    ART+TECH Report: https://www.arttechreport.com/
    NODE Platform: https://node-officeimpart.com/
     
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    • 36 min
    Alessa Widmer, curator | EP56 Subtext & Discourse Art World Podcast

    Alessa Widmer, curator | EP56 Subtext & Discourse Art World Podcast

    Alessa Widmer is a young curator, PhD candidate and photography enthusiast based in Zurich, Switzerland. She is currently the artistic director of Photo Basel, Switzerland’s first and only international art fair dedicated to photography based art.
    Interview with Alessa Widmer recorded by Michael Dooney on 23. June 2023 in Zurich, Switzerland.
     
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    Alessa Widmer
    Official Website: https://www.alessawidmer.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alessawidmer/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alessa.widmer
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alessa-widmer-6713aab9/

    Photo Basel
    Official Website: https://www.photo-basel.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/photobasel/
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/photobasel
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/photo-basel/

    Kein Musuem
    Official Website: https://www.keinmuseum.ch/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keinmuseum/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kein_museum/

    Fundkunst
    Official Website: https://www.fundkunst.ch/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fundkunst.ch/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fundkunst.ch/

    Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie
    Official Website: https://fabian-claude-walter.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fabian-Claude-Walter-Galerie-167827779938268/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fc_walter_galerie/

     
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    • 27 min
    Hannah Watson, gallerist & publisher | EP55 Subtext & Discourse Art World Podcast

    Hannah Watson, gallerist & publisher | EP55 Subtext & Discourse Art World Podcast

    Hannah Watson is the co-founder and director of contemporary art gallery TJ Boulting, as well as the director of independent art publisher Trolley Books.
    TJ Boulting was founded in 2011 by current director Hannah Watson and the late Gigi Giannuzzi, taking its name from the landmark Grade II* listed Arts & Crafts building it inhabits in Fitzrovia, central London. The gallery represents a dynamic group of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists across all mediums, and introduces more established and historic artists through thematic group shows. These are often collaborations with invited curators, such as In The Company Of in 2018 with Katy Hessel, Birth in 2019 with Charlotte Jansen and The Gaze in 2021 with Louis Wise.
    TJ Boulting is also the home of independent publisher Trolley Books. Established in 2001, Trolley publish a diverse range of titles presenting unique stories in photography, photojournalism and contemporary art. In 2005 Trolley received a special commendation from the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards for its outstanding contribution to photography book publishing. Recent awards for the books include at the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards for Siân Davey's Looking For Alice (2016) and Maisie Cousins's Rubbish, Dipping Sauce, Grass Peonie Bum (2019).
    Interview with Hannah Watson recorded by Michael Dooney on 23. July 2022 at TJ Boulting, Fitzrovia London.
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    TJ Boulting
    Official Website: https://www.tjboulting.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tjboulting/

    Trolley Books
    Offical Website: https://trolleybooks.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trolleybooks/
    Trolleyology - The First Ten Years of Trolley Books

    Fitzrovia Chapel
    Official Website: https://www.fitzroviachapel.org/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fitzroviachapel/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fitzroviachapel

     
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    • 46 min
    Laura Noble, artist, writer & curator | EP54 Subtext & Discourse

    Laura Noble, artist, writer & curator | EP54 Subtext & Discourse

    Laura Noble is the Director of L A Noble Gallery (LANG) in London. The gallery focuses on contemporary positions and features a majority female representation. Laura is also a writer, author of The Art of Collecting Photography, founder of FIX Photo Festival, a multidisciplinary artist, as well as being a judge on many photographic competitions and residency programmes, running workshops, participating on portfolio reviews and more.
    Interview with Laura Noble recorded by Michael Dooney on 21. July 2022 at The Nags Head, Walthamstow London.
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    Laura Noble
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lauraannnoble/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraannnoble

    Laura Noble Gallery
    Offical Website: https://www.lauraannnoble.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lanoblegallery
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/LANobleGallery

    Laura Noble Artist
    Official Website: https://www.lanoble.art/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lanobleartist/

    FIX Photo Festival
    Website: https://www.lauraannnoble.com/fixphotofestivalawards
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fixphotofestival
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/fixphotofest

    Occupy the Void - Photo50 - London Art Fair
    London Art Fair: https://www.londonartfair.co.uk/photo50-2020/
    Feature on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-51047597
    Exhibition tour on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_ip9T8xKWI

    Roy Mehta Revival, London 1989-1993
    Official Website: https://roymehta.com/projects/revival-london-1989-1993.aspx
    Book from Hoxton Mini Press: https://www.hoxtonminipress.com/products/revival
    Roy Mehta on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roymehta/

     
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