‘Artworlds’ – a podcast in which art students interview artists to learn the tips and tricks of the artworld.
Becoming an artist is not easy. In fact it can seem almost impossible. Beyond the lifelong task of honing your craft and shaping your creative practice, being an artist often seems like an obstacle course of pragmatic challenges. How to describe your work? How to get your work exhibited? And how to sell it?
This podcast brings you stories from the front line of art practice. We hear from established artists about how they started out, what went wrong and what went right, the mistakes they made and the lucky break that made a difference. We learn not about one artworld but about various different artworlds.
This podcast is scripted, recorded and edited by students for students (or anyone who is a budding artist). It is a collaboration between the School of Creative Media at the Technical University of Kenya (TUK) and Netze/Black Mirror at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM).
Artworlds is supported by Jenga CCI
Episode 1 – Syowia Kyambi
“Art is about relationships and networks” In this episode Syowia Kyambi gives a frank account of what it means to be an artist. Of how you need to really love what you do, to take all the opportunities that you can and to ask yourself which ones you might be missing. And about using your … Continue reading "Episode 1 – Syowia Kyambi"
Episode 2 – Paul Onditi
“Art is an experience with no formula” In this episode Paul Onditi reflect and meditates on some big questions in the field of art. He talks about the encouragement he received from his mother in his early painting experiments (his first curator) and about how, many years later, his professors at art school didn’t show … Continue reading "Episode 2 – Paul Onditi"
Episode 3 – Beatrice Wanjiku
“There is never the feeling of I’ve arrived, only the need to keep making it better day by day.” In this episode Beatrice welcomes us Magdalene into her studio (in the pouring rain) and takes us through her journey from Buruburu Insitute of Fine Art until where she is today. She talks about the influence … Continue reading "Episode 3 – Beatrice Wanjiku"
Episode 4 – Brush Tu
“Know the difference between dreams, fantasy and reality” In this episode Michael Musyoka and Emmaus Kimani give us an insight into their own personal practice, and into the dynamics and workings of the Brush Tu artist collective. Speaking from their studio in Buruburu they talk frankly about a whole range of emotions and experiences they … Continue reading "Episode 4 – Brush Tu"