21 episodes

We all love art! We love to watch our favourite singer performing on stage or looking at the details of a famous painting in gallery. But could we do all of this without the so-called 'invisible'? Without all the people who make endless efforts to bring talented artists together and make their art come to light? If you are curious about the hidden „managerial backstage“ of art and cultural organizations of today, join me on the journey. Together we will discover the untold stories and roles of people from this sphere. Each episode brings an interview with expert or professional focusing on topics such as funding, audience development, importance of collaboration and competition between cultural institutions, etc. // Music: Autumn Keys. // Logo: @sysakostolanska

The Art of the Invisible Zuzana Morvayova

    • Arts

We all love art! We love to watch our favourite singer performing on stage or looking at the details of a famous painting in gallery. But could we do all of this without the so-called 'invisible'? Without all the people who make endless efforts to bring talented artists together and make their art come to light? If you are curious about the hidden „managerial backstage“ of art and cultural organizations of today, join me on the journey. Together we will discover the untold stories and roles of people from this sphere. Each episode brings an interview with expert or professional focusing on topics such as funding, audience development, importance of collaboration and competition between cultural institutions, etc. // Music: Autumn Keys. // Logo: @sysakostolanska

    21. Sabatini: Back to the future strategy

    21. Sabatini: Back to the future strategy

    What do inflatable crocodiles, opera staged in Erasmus house and opening a bar in theatre have in common? The guest of this episode – Francesca Sabatini – the PhD candidate in Cultural Economics. The first two lines confuse you? Then tune in and relax while listening to a very interesting experiment from the world of Italian opera that we have discussed or what are the problems possibly arising when we concentrate all cultural venues in the city centre. Last but not least, if you get to the second half of this interview, you will also hear us talking about how opera and classical music can become much more familiar to each of us (even if it´s not your cup of tea). Ready? Steady… PLAY!

    • 33 min
    20. Robertson: Translation is a thin ice

    20. Robertson: Translation is a thin ice

    So intensively present in our everyday lives, yet not a single episode dedicated to this topic – literature! Let’s reverse this situation by asking Peter Robertson – writer and literary translator – about the stereotypes and romanticised images we keep in our minds about the world of books and authors. What is literature to him? What gives a critic the right to criticise or the editor to correct the writer?
    Join us in this episode and apart from answers to these questions, you will also find out more about Peter’s cultural review called InterLitQ (link below).
    By the way, if your favourite book is translated from an original version, have you ever thought about the person who did that? Did he translate word by word or rather captured the nuances of those words?
    OK, enough questions, let’s now dive in!

    http://interlitq.org

    • 34 min
    19. Boari: How to find opportunity in crisis

    19. Boari: How to find opportunity in crisis

    What did the pandemic bring us apart from uncertainty, challenges and changes?
    Business Strategy professor at The University of Bologna – Cristina Boari – will make us re-evaluate the current crisis not only as a disaster, but rather as an opportunity for change, adaptation and creating new partnerships. Why are cultural organisations able to benefit from collaborations and how to ensure we have chosen the right partner? How did Covid-19 speeded up the transition of cultural institutions to online presence & communication? Apart from these topics, we will also touch on digitalization, entrepreneurship and networks. Tune in and enjoy this interview with a lot of first-hand examples!

    • 29 min
    18. Tahhan: Fashion as a way to reconnect with your history

    18. Tahhan: Fashion as a way to reconnect with your history

    Once upon a time, there was a fashion designer based in Jerusalem, taking the Art of The Invisible’s listeners into the magical world of fashion.
    Whether it’s magic or rather a variety of skills and years of experience that makes you a well-rounded professional in this field, will be discussed with Natalie Tahhan. This inspiring young woman will tell us if running a business collides with her creativity as a designer, but also how understanding the meaning of local cultural heritage helps her create such beautiful collections (natalietahhan.com). Lastly, we will also discuss the topic of unconventional models and if you are hungry for more, we added a few bonus points on the IGTV videos at the accounts below:

    @the_art_of_the_invisible
    @zuzana.morvayova

    • 30 min
    17. Štasselová: Garden as a community-building tool

    17. Štasselová: Garden as a community-building tool

    Urbanism. What hides behind this word? Sandra Štasselová from the Metropolitan Institute Bratislava (Slovakia) will takes us on a journey into places we know very well, yet can be seen from different perspectives – urban spaces. How life in city gets influenced by architects, sociologists, environmentalists, public bodies and others? Did pandemic crisis change our perception on public spaces in towns? Sandra does not only provide eye-opening answers to these questions but also ‘walks the talk’ by working on her own project of mobile community gardens. To find out how it works, hit the play button and let’s get started!

    • 29 min
    16. Baker: People are inherently lazy

    16. Baker: People are inherently lazy

    Welcome to Hollywood! The place where American dreams come true and you become filthy rich.
    Ehm, do you?! Isn’t just the idea that the films produced there create in our minds? Let’s look at it from a perspective of Jonathan Baker, an independent film maker and founder of JB Productions, Inc. based in LA. Apart from revealing his winding road to the career of a producer, Jonathan will take us also through the whole process of making a movie, what are the various budget ranges and genres available. By the way, do you know what is the difference between producer and director or why is movie industry so powerful nowadays? Tune in and you will find out!
    Ou, and don’t forget to check JB Productions’ newest movie – Sylvie’s Love (available on Amazon) – totally recommended! To get in touch with Jonathan and find out more, click the website or Instagram account -->

    jbprodinc.com
    @jbstudiola

    • 35 min