The Artword Podcast is a series of podcasts hosted by Jenny Danielsson. Each episode offers a dynamic interview, focusing on a specific topic, with an artist, curator and other inspiring people around the art world. The conversations are skilfully edited by Eric Person.
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Basically, glaze is a glass made out of three elements applied to a ceramic form. Ceramists Brian Chambers put the surface in focus, and we learn everything we ever wanted to know about contemporary glaze. Varieties and mixes of glaze have changed over the centuries, adjusted to geographical differences. But, without vessels to hold liquids our history on Earth would look different.
Todd Lerew, program manager for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, speak about his book Specific Museums of Greater Los Angeles. How Google Maps has been a surprising, but significant help to find the over 600 museums in the area. He has been hunting for sites on a mission to visit each an every one. We speak about a specific Fire Lookout Tower in San Bernardino and the variety of museums. Also, an interest in hyper local history seems to have something to do with age.
In this episode writer and filmmaker Chris Kraus speak about the difference between writing and film making, her influences and of the summer she got her first camera. The Los Angeles-based writer and I met in Stockholm a couple of days before the opening of her show at Index, which coincided with the launch of her book Summer of Hate in Swedish.
Gallery educator William Zaluski talks about the imaginative experience of visiting a museum and the fabulous tram ride up the hill to the Getty Center. We discuss contemporary panel conservation, a typical tour of the museum for students, and a couple of objects that were once in Sweden, a stolen painting gifted to Christina, queen of Sweden in 1649 and a brilliant allegorical painting by Titian. Apparently, 4 hours is a typical time to stay at this massive art institution. Aside the many galleries I recommend the garden tour.
Tracy Kinnally is an art advisor practicing in New York City and internationally. After the first edition of Frieze Los Angeles, we sat down to discuss the fair. Covering what was special about it and the art on display. Tracy also talks about the world of art collecting and the role of an art advisor. Do you have to be super rich to collect art?
Dapper Day is an organization celebrating refined style by organizing social events with various locations. The founder Justin Jorgensen tell us all about the first outing at Disneyland. We discuss life and art and what a good party must include.
In this episode I speak with the artist Ellen Donnelly. A conversation about wellness evolving from her immersive video installation Call Me A Rabbit, on display at Actual Size Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA), a hidden gem in Chinatown, is an artist-run repository archive. Director Hailey Loman and I sit down to speak about how the archive came about, what you can find there and what makes the value of residue.
Jeffrey Alan Scudder is a contemporary artist who travels and spends his time performing, programming and making pictures. In this episode we discuss Jeffrey’s lecture performances on Radical Digital Painting. A conversation around technologies, media and the history of painting. When has a digital painting found its final form? Can we understand systems by thinking about them as musical scores?
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.
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