The Artword Podcast is a series of dynamic interviews with artists, curators and all of the inspiring people Jenny Danielsson find around the world. Each episode focuses around a particular theme. The conversations are edited by Eric Persson.
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The Mountain School of Arts is run by artists in California. Chase Hall is a self-taught artist living in New York. We met the day before he started this intendant arts program in LA. Now, some six months later, we catch up. As it turns out, his participation has made a huge impact on his trajectory as an artist. We conclude that it is important to create time for reflection.
Every other year, the Hammer museum organises a major survey of contemporary art from the greater LA area. Michael Shaw went back on multiple occasions. We talk about his experience of the show, and that he noticed an unusual high number of visitors.
The Collateral Events and the 5x5x5 program are parallel events to the art biennale Manifesta 12, in Palermo, until November 4, 2018. Curator Lisa Wade talks about these events, the vibrant and welcoming Sicilian art scene, and the basics for the many start-ups growing around the island.
Mark Thomas Gibson (b. 1980) is an American artist. The conversation revolves around disaster, including the moment that occurs after the rupture. A moment of clarity and forward motion, at the point where choices can be made on what to do next. About current affairs, his work process that starts with a proposition and how drawing helps to work something out.
Artist Emanuel Röhss grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden. Today he lives in Los Angeles. We talk about the differences between the two cities, aspects of sculpture and architecture and his site-specific outdoor sculpture installation De-Ruining, on view at Thielska in Stockholm, until October 7, 2018.
Finding a mood and to pay attention to detail are vital components within multi-disciplinary Norwegian artist Constance Tenvik practice. Here she talks about her daily drawing routine, and a trip to Scotland, to reenact a grand vision for a video, and the unexpected result. We also speak about nature and Scandinavian children’s litteratur, like Astrid Lindgren, Roald Dahl and Mumin.
American writer and curator Kate Sutton has been regular contributor to artforum.com for a decade. For a long period of time she lived in Moscow and today she is based in Zagreb. Consequently, she has written about many artists located outside of places oftentimes describe as art centres, like London and New York. She mentions a couple of artist, among them Taus Makhacheva from Dagestan.
Yves Scherer is an artist living in New York. Driving to his studio, we talk about the necessity of money. Money can buy the better material for a stretcher bar, money is at times hard to get. But at the centre of things stands the urge to create the most beautiful works.
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