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The Conversation Art Podcast

A podcast that goes behind the scenes and between the lines of the contemporary art worlds, through conversations with artists, dealers, curators, and collectors--based in Los Angeles, but reaching nationally and internationally.
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Apr 10, 2015
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Art world ethnographer, author, and art writer for The Economist Sarah Thornton talks about memorable moments from her research and reporting, involving some big art world names (as guided by the host). She addresses questions about transitioning from art world outsider to insider, how she came to choose the artists she chose, how she structured her books, and how the massively ambitious task of completing her most recent book -- 33 Artists in 3 Acts -- has left her exhausted and still regaining her feet. The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 http://instagram.com/artistpodcast Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.
Mar 6, 2015
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An especially fun conversation with the Times' David Pagel, in which he talks with us about: the relative influence of the L.A. Times stamp of approval as an art review; the correspondences and relations with those he's reviewed; the value and relevance of really going after an artist critically in a review, as opposed to positive reviews; the trouble with the appropriation and use of the words "curating," "practice" and "criticality;" any conflicts of interest he may face as a critic; and his experiences as a teacher at Claremont, and the inhabiting the various roles of art critic, professor, and curator. he Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 http://instagram.com/artistpodcast Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.
Feb 14, 2015
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Kelsey Lee Offield, who runs the two-year-old Gusford gallery, talks about: her passion for sports; growing up on Catalina Island as a child; her path away from sports medicine and toward art, first in galleries, then as a collector, an artist, and finally a dealer; being part of the Wrigley family; the state of being a young dealer who also collects, specifically a young woman dealer. he Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 http://instagram.com/artistpodcast Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.
Jan 30, 2015
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Along with new co-host JEN COLLINS (see Conversation 3-Way Episode 3: http://www.theconversationpod.com/conversation-3-way-episode-3/), we talk with JOSHUA DILDINE, who makes paintings on photographs. We discuss: his large family and growing up in Fresno, CA (the armpit of California); his starting a family at a young age, and negotiating his young son's time in his studio, and limiting his son's time painting on his dad's paintings); his relationship with his students at Pepperdine; and his younger life driving a raised truck. The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 http://instagram.com/artistpodcast Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.
Jan 17, 2015

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The Conversation's 100th Episode (!), with Los Angeles abstract painter Lester Monzon. With co-host Deb Klowden Mann, we talk about: Lester's intense childhood in Queens, and his being picked on as a chubby pubescent; his beginnings as an artist, including his uneasy relationship with art institutions; his challenging work in customer service; the ontology of being an abstract painter; the battlefield between abstractionists and its skeptics; and a great Don't Call Us story that Lester experienced at the opening of his first gallery group show. The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 http://instagram.com/artistpodcast Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.

Jan 3, 2015

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Art advisor Lisa Schiff discusses the art market, working with collectors (and building their collections), doing the Miami fairs, and what it is that a (high-end) art advisor does. The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 http://instagram.com/artistpodcast Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.

Dec 11, 2014


New York artist William Powhida talks about: his transition from writing about artists to making work about artists and the art world; his minor art celebrity; the Miami art fair scene, and what it's like being an artist who does Miami; his installation at Marlborough Gallery in which he created the character of "Powhida," his alter ego who ruled over the show...and which made up all of the 'work' in the show. The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 http://instagram.com/artistpodcast Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.

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Dec 5, 2014
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Kristen Morgin talks about: working in unfired clay; resisting showing her work commercially as long as possible; rebelling at a small ceramics-specialized graduate school; and loving her work - especially her unfired clay car - to the point of co-habitating with it in her live-work space. Deb Klowden Mann co-hosts w/Michael Shaw. The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 http://instagram.com/artistpodcast Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.
Nov 22, 2014
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Charlie James talks about opening a gallery at the start of the market crash; what's involved in making a gallery stay afloat, including doing the art fairs, and which one is the next target; and how the trend of market-based abstract painting offends his intellectual sensibilities. The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 http://instagram.com/artistpodcast Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.
Nov 8, 2014
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Paddy Johnson, the creator and editor of the art blog Art F City, talks about: rookie mistakes; her approach of applying thorough interrogation to exhibitions they cover; what she's doing to help keep artists in New York, and whether it's a battle that can be won; and her rather visceral travel story. The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 http://instagram.com/artistpodcast Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.
Nov 1, 2014
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Christian Viveros-Faune, art critic for the Village Voice and ArtNet News, and also former dealer and co-owner of Roebling Hall, talks about Christian-gate, which got him fired and re-hired at the Voice; Damien Hirst's obituary; the state of the art world, in New York in particular; and the life of a critic. The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 http://instagram.com/artistpodcast Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.
Oct 18, 2014
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Hrag Vartanian, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the NY-based art website/blog Hyperallergic talks about: covering the Egyptian uprisings; Occupy Wall Street; Hyperallergic's Powerless List; and how to bring more justice and equity to the art world. The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.
Oct 11, 2014
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John Melick of Blue Medium talks about how to grow your product and/or brand with proper PR strategies, including social media how-tos and how-not-tos... The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.
Oct 1, 2014
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Adam Sheffer of Cheim (that's pronounced "Chime")& Read gallery talks about his various duties as sales director and partner, including discussing work with current and potential collectors, supporting his artists at home and on the road, doing regular business dinners, and walking artists in crisis back from the cliff's edge...just kidding--rather, making his artists feel safe. The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.
Sep 19, 2014
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Jerry Saltz talks about: his TV appearances; being a 'public' art critic; his online persona and the immense comment threads his articles have incited; what critics should/need to do; what artists should/need to do; life with wife and fellow critic Roberta Smith; getting to work! The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.
Sep 12, 2014
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Kate Wolf talks about: her L.A. Magazine article on the Mountain School; her 5 Points Reading Series at Workspace; Night Papers; the at-times complicated dynamic between writer and subject; and the pros and cons of reading your work. (photo credit: Robert Alexander (right) officiating a hot tub wedding ceremony in Venice, 1978. Photo: Lyle Mayer.) The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.
Aug 25, 2014
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Walter talks about: being an artist in the East Village scene of the 80s; what it's like being an art critic, including the responsibilities of an art critic/journalist vs. being an artist; selling off some of his own collection; and his own work over the years, including his successful show this past spring at LynchTham on the Lower East Side (http://www.lynchtham.com/walter-robinson--figure-studies.html) The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.
Aug 15, 2014
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Tom Muller talks about: having a studio visit in which a dealer told him he wasn't properly branded for his type of work; growing up in South Africa, Switzerland, and Seattle; managing time as an artist with a kid; and showing outside of L.A., including Denver and D.C. Deb Klowden Mann co-hosts with Michael Shaw. The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.
Aug 8, 2014
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Charlie White on Larry Clark; his project Casting Call; the image(s) of adolescence, from Dana Plato's Kimberly Drummond to Brooke Shields; on working with institutions instead of galleries; and his willingness to talk about ANYTHING- as long as it's in the objective. With Karl Haendel as guest host. The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated- donations can be made via the website, and help keep the show going.
Jul 21, 2014
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Sharon Louden is a Brooklyn as well as a Minneapolis-based artist behind the much-talked about book, "Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists." She can be followed via @loudenstudio The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ If you would like to help The Conversation's Michael Shaw participate in one of Sharon's upcoming New York Academy of Art lectures, you can help by donating to the show via PayPal thru the podcast's homepage: http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated.
Jul 14, 2014
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Los Angeles-based painter Cole Case talks about his youth as a political cartoonist; his struggles transitioning to become a fine artist; going back to school at 35; and overcoming scathing critiques in finding his voice as an artist...and so much more. The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ Support the show by donating via PayPal on http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated.
Jul 10, 2014
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Smilee Barnacle talks about running an art fabrication company--working with clients including Mike Kelly and Alejandro Diaz, growing the business, ungrowing the business...and how he got into via reality show roots. The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ Support the show by donating via PayPal on http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated.
Jun 17, 2014
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Max Presneill talks about being a roadie for some big English bands; moving to the States; his evolution as a curator, thru pop-up shows and club nights; doing studio visits in his role as curator/museum director; and his entrance interview for Goldsmiths College that went horribly wrong. The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ Support the show by donating via PayPal on http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated.
Jun 6, 2014
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Karl Haendel and co-host Margie Schnibbe discuss Karl's Whitney Biennial experience, the Biennial itself, studio visits, and more. The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ Support the show by donating via PayPal on http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 Twitter: @artistpodcast Your support of the podcast is very much appreciated.
May 27, 2014
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Sam Fields on airbrushing, Sam's Charm School, and a series of studio visits that launched her career. The Conversation's website: http://theconversationpod.com/ Your support of the podcast in one or more of the following ways is very much appreciated: A donation via PayPal on http://theconversationpod.com/ The Conversation on Stitcher (the alternative to iTunes): http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wwwstitchercompodcasttheconversation/the-conversation-art-podcast?refid=stpr The Conversation on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/conversation-artist-podcast/id481461646 The Conversation on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conversation-An-Artist-Podcast/254884424579431 Twitter: @artistpodcast
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