Art Monthly Events

9-Jun-14
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Dave Beech & Colin Perry

Presented by Matt Hale

Dave Beech discusses what art schools should teach while Colin Perry examines Chris Marker's film work.

>>Play Dave Beech & Colin Perry

12-May-14
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Daniel Miller, Paul O'Kane & Stephen Wilson

Presented by Chris McCormack

Daniel Miller, Paul O'Kane and Stephen Wilson on political art, Romanticism and Taipei.

>>Play Daniel Miller, Paul O'Kane & Stephen Wilson

14-Apr-14
Talk Show on Resonance FM

John Douglas Millar, Morgan Quaintance & Virginia Whiles

Presented by Matt Hale

John Douglas Millar, Morgan Quaintance and Virginia Whiles discuss art writing, Cevdet Erek's sound art, David Joselit's recent book and new art from Iran and Iraq.

>>Play John Douglas Millar, Morgan Quaintance & Virginia Whiles

10-Mar-14
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Chris Fite-Wassilak, Larne Abse Gogarty & Omar Kholeif

Presented by Chris McCormack

Chris Fite-Wassilak, Larne Abse Gogarty and Omar Kholeif on art, technology and labour.

>>Play Chris Fite-Wassilak, Larne Abse Gogarty & Omar Kholeif

10-Feb-14
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Bob Dickinson

Presented by Matt Hale

Bob Dickinson on art’s relationship with unemployment, leftist politics and radical conservatism.

>>Play Bob Dickinson

13-Jan-14
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Laura McLean-Ferris & Morgan Quaintance

Presented by Chris McCormack

Morgan Quaintance and Laura McLean-Ferris on Kara Walker at Camden Art Centre, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave and the Lyon Biennale.

>>Play Laura McLean-Ferris & Morgan Quaintance

9-Dec-13
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Paul O’Kane

Presented by Matt Hale

Paul O’Kane on the rhetoric of transparency in an age of self-surveilling social media.

>>Play Paul O’Kane

11-Nov-13
Talk Show on Resonance FM

George Vasey & Maria Walsh

Presented by Matt Hale

George Vasey and Maria Walsh discuss feminist self-portraiture as well as art and the new objecthood.

>>Play George Vasey & Maria Walsh

14-Oct-13
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Dave Beech & Morgan Quaintance

Presented by Matt Hale

Morgan Quaintance and Dave Beech discuss post-racialism plus art as economic anomaly.

>>Play Dave Beech & Morgan Quaintance

9-Sep-13
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Dean Kenning, Margareta Kern & Sophie J Williamson

Presented by Chris McCormack

Dean Kenning, Margareta Kern and Sophie J Williamson discuss art’s collusion with unquestioned capital.

>>Play Dean Kenning, Margareta Kern & Sophie J Williamson

12-Aug-13
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Patricia Bickers, Daniella Rose King & Chris McCormack

Presented by Matt Hale

Patricia Bickers, Daniella Rose King and Chris McCormack discuss the real lines dividing art’s insiders and outsiders, with reference to the Venice Biennale exhibition ‘The Encyclopedic Palace’ and the Hayward Gallery’s ‘The Alternative Guide to the Universe’.

>>Play Patricia Bickers, Daniella Rose King & Chris McCormack

12-Jul-13
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Christopher Townsend

Presented by Matt Hale

Christopher Townsend on the legacy of the Pictures Generation and MTV.

>>Play Christopher Townsend

10-Jun-13
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Bob Dickinson, Jennifer Thatcher & George Vasey

Presented by Matt Hale

Bob Dickinson, Jennifer Thatcher and George Vasey discuss feminism and inequality in the art world, and also turn their attention to recent exhibitions in London and Manchester.

>>Play Bob Dickinson, Jennifer Thatcher & George Vasey

13-May-13
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Felicity Allen, David Barrett, Dave Beech & Patricia Bickers

Presented by Matt Hale

Felicity Allen, David Barrett, Dave Beech and Patricia Bickers discuss art education: the agenda behind funding cuts, the tension between creativity and bureaucracy, and the disruption of the higher education market.

>>Play Felicity Allen, David Barrett, Dave Beech & Patricia Bickers

8-Apr-13
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Reuben Fowkes, Mark Harris & Paul O’Kane

Presented by Matt Hale

Reuben Fowkes discusses the return of the East European; Paul O’Kane ponders art and being in an age of technocapitalism; and Mark Harris reflects on Duchamp et al at the Barbican.

>>Play Reuben Fowkes, Mark Harris & Paul O’Kane

8-Mar-13
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Sophie J Williamson

Presented by Matt Hale

Sophie J Williamson discusses the use of viral images within grassroots popular protests, with particular reference to the case of Khaled Mohamed Saeed, whose death in 2010 sparked the Egyptian revolution.

>>Play Sophie J Williamson

8-Feb-13
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Omar Kholeif & Morgan Quaintance

Presented by Matt Hale

Omar Kholeif and Morgan Quaintance discuss the culture of online curating and the phenomenon of virtual lives.

>>Play Omar Kholeif & Morgan Quaintance

11-Jan-13
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Christopher Townsend, Kate Villevoye & John Lowe

Presented by Matt Hale

Christopher Townsend, Kate Villevoye and John Lowe reflect upon the work of filmmaker Jonas Mekas, who celebrated his 90th birthday in December 2012 while exhibiting four retrospective exhibitions around the world. Mekas is interviewed in the February 2013 issue Art Monthly.

>>Play Christopher Townsend, Kate Villevoye & John Lowe

14-Dec-12
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Michael Hampton & Ajay Hothi

Presented by Matt Hale

Michael Hampton and Ajay Hothi discuss recent exhibitions that have presented art in pastoral settings and the influential 1960s magazine-in-a-box, Aspen.

>>Play Michael Hampton & Ajay Hothi

9-Nov-12
Talk Show on Resonance FM

John Douglas Millar & Colin Perry

Presented by Matt Hale

John Douglas Millar examines the literary form Conceptual Writing and its connection with visual art, while Colin Perry considers recent exhibitions that raise questions about art and its benefactors.

>>Play John Douglas Millar & Colin Perry

12-Oct-12
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Paul O’Kane & Sophie J Williamson

Presented by Matt Hale

Paul O’Kane discusses the act of making in the process of producing art and Sophie J Williamson argues that contemporary artists such as Christoph Schlingensief and Ai Weiwei tap into the spirit of the ancient Greek Cynics for political protest.

>>Play Paul O’Kane & Sophie J Williamson

14-Sep-12
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Jennifer Thatcher & Morgan Quaintance

Presented by Matt Hale

Jennifer Thatcher and Morgan Quaintance discuss Tino Sehgal's work for Tate Modern's Turbine Hall and Claire Bishop's book on relational aesthetics.

>>Play Jennifer Thatcher & Morgan Quaintance

10-Aug-12
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Nick Warner & Chris Fite-Wassilak

Presented by Matt Hale

Nick Warner and Chris Fite-Wassilak discuss recent exhibitions in London and Norwich including a collaborative gallery exhibition between two net artists who have not met each other in person.

>>Play Nick Warner & Chris Fite-Wassilak

13-Jul-12
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Cherry Smyth & Maria Walsh

Presented by Matt Hale

Maria Walsh discusses Jo Spence’s photography and Emily Roysdon’s online performance for Tate Modern, Cherry Smyth discusses Nancy Holt's earthworks and Mikhail Karikis’s film installation at Wapping Project.

>>Play Cherry Smyth & Maria Walsh

8-Jun-12
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Sophie J Williamson, Peter Suchin & Morgan Quaintance

Presented by Matt Hale

Sophie J Williamson discusses curating beauty after Gustave Flaubert, Peter Suchin on the collected writings of artist-educator Jon Thompson and Morgan Quaintance defends the term ‘practice’.

>>Play Sophie J Williamson, Peter Suchin & Morgan Quaintance

11-May-12
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Paul O’Kane & Omar Kholeif

Presented by Matt Hale

Paul O’Kane discusses the artwork as object in a world of immaterial labour and Omar Kholeif tracks the influences of Kraftwerk.

>>Play Paul O’Kane & Omar Kholeif

13-Apr-12
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Christopher Townsend

Presented by Matt Hale

Christopher Townsend discusses the physicality of drawing; even the most apparently hands-off of artists are drawn to reveal their corporeality through the medium – albeit at one remove.

>>Play Christopher Townsend

9-Mar-12
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Morgan Quaintance

Presented by Matt Hale

Morgan Quaintance makes the case for imaginative engagement as a form of participation, arguing that discussion around particpatory art has missed this important category of engagement: artwork that purposefully cues up and then directs the individual viewer’s imagination.

>>Play Morgan Quaintance

10-Feb-12
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Omar Kholeif & Paul O’Kane

Presented by Matt Hale

Omar Kholeif discusses western appropriation of art from the Arab world and Paul O’Kane redefines outsider art in an attempt decontextualise art as existing inside an ‘art world’.

>>Play Omar Kholeif & Paul O’Kane

13-Jan-12
Talk Show on Resonance FM

John Douglas Millar

Presented by Matt Hale

John Douglas Millar discusses the Gerhard Richter exhibition at Tate Modern: ‘As this exhibition well demonstrates, Richter’s work contains a dual critique that acts as a painterly plague on both houses of the Cold War divide. There is the desire, on the one hand, to suspend and/or indict ideological thinking, coupled with the will to mourn its effects on his country and his people.’

>>Play John Douglas Millar

9-Dec-11
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Colin Perry

Presented by Matt Hale

Colin Perry discusses the vexed relationship between art and TV – where are the activist video artists?

Correction: Artworks by David Hall are misattributed to Tony Hill in this broadcast.

>>Play Colin Perry

11-Nov-11
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Mark Prince

Presented by Matt Hale

Mark Prince discusses the resistance of objects in relation to his article on sculpture ‘The Made v The Readymade’.

>>Play Mark Prince

14-Oct-11
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Laura McLean-Ferris & Morgan Quaintance

Presented by Matt Hale

Laura McLean-Ferris discusses her essay on dissolution of the body in the internet age, and Morgan Quaintance follows up on his review of the book Digital and Other Virtualities.

>>Play Laura McLean-Ferris & Morgan Quaintance

12-Sep-11
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Christopher Townsend

Presented by Matt Hale

Christopher Townsend discusses how mid-century British modernism has become inaccessible to contemporary viewers since it can now only be viewed through contemporary culture's mythologising of late capitalism.

>>Play Christopher Townsend

9-Sep-11
Talk Show on Resonance FM

John Douglas Millar & Peter Suchin

Presented by Matt Hale

John Douglas Millar on why experimental writing thrives in the art world, and Peter Suchin on Focal Point Gallery's 'Tarot' exhibition.

>>Play John Douglas Millar & Peter Suchin

8-Jul-11
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Bob Dickinson & Paul O’Kane

Presented by Matt Hale

Bob Dickinson reports on the nuclear-bunker-based Time Machine Biennial in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Paul O’Kane discusses Gillian Whiteley’s book on assemblage, Junk: Art and the Politics of Trash.

>>Play Bob Dickinson & Paul O’Kane

10-Jun-11
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Stephanie Schwartz

Presented by Matt Hale

Stephanie Schwartz discusses her feature article ‘Photography as Work’, which questions the utopian potential of digital photography, with reference to the Jorge Ribalta-curated exhibition ‘A Hard, Merciless Light: The Worker-Photography Movement 1926-1939’ at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid.

>>Play Stephanie Schwartz

13-May-11
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Maria Walsh & JJ Charlesworth

Presented by Matt Hale

Maria Walsh discusses her interview with Mary Kelly, and JJ Charlesworth argues that theory’s current obsession with objective critique misses the mark in comparison with subjective criticism.

>>Play Maria Walsh & JJ Charlesworth

8-Apr-11
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Morgan Quaintance & Peter Suchin

Presented by Matt Hale

Critic, musician and curator Morgan Quaintance joins critic and artist Peter Suchin. They discuss General Idea’s ‘Haute Culture’ exhibition in Paris and Suchin’s ‘Rebel Without a Course’ article on practice-led PhDs, which questions the institutionalisation and professionalisation of artists.

>>Play Morgan Quaintance & Peter Suchin

11-Mar-11
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Dave Beech & Larne Abse Gogarty

Presented by Matt Hale

Dave Beech and Larne Abse Gogarty discuss ugliness, in relation to Beech's feature article 'On Ugliness', and Gregory Sholette’s book about guerilla activist art, Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture.

>>Play Dave Beech & Larne Abse Gogarty

11-Feb-11
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Patricia Bickers & Dean Kenning

Presented by Matt Hale

Art Monthly Editor Patricia Bickers discusses with Dean Kenning his report on art students’ recent direct-action campaigns, including occupation, teach-ins and protests. The pair also discuss Mike Watson’s polemic (AM342), which advocates that art schools become independent of the university system.

>>Play Patricia Bickers & Dean Kenning

14-Jan-11
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Zoë Shearman & Maria Walsh

Presented by Matt Hale

Zoë Shearman discusses the British Art Show 7: ‘In the Days of the Comet’, while Maria Walsh focuses on Berthold Brecht’s influence on artist filmmakers, who, she argues, should explore fiction and narrative rather than pure reflexivity.

>>Play Zoë Shearman & Maria Walsh

10-Dec-10
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Richard Hylton & Sophia Phoca

Presented by Matt Hale

Richard Hylton discusses two films by Ruth McClennan and is joined by Sophia Phoca who asks how might artist filmmakers might go about producing their films today when funding bodies are being forced to close and many support structures have disappeared.

>>Play Richard Hylton & Sophia Phoca

12-Nov-10
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Colin Perry & Klara Kemp-Welch

Presented by Matt Hale

Colin Perry and Klara Kemp-Welch discuss Manifesta 8 in Murcia and ‘Touched’, the Liverpool Biennial.

>>Play Colin Perry & Klara Kemp-Welch

16-Oct-10
Talking Art at Tate Modern

Marina Abramovic

Interviewed by Iwona Blazwick

Arguably contemporary art’s most significant performance artist, the Belgrade-born, New York-based Marina Abramovic has produced provocative and compelling live work for almost 40 years. Her unrelenting focus on the body and the limits of the performer has resulted in some of the canon’s seminal works, from Rhythm 10, 1973, in which the artist duplicated a recording of herself stabbing knives between her fingers, through to her three-month endurance work The Artist is Present, 2010, which was part of her solo exhibition at New York MoMA – the museum’s largest ever exhibition of performance art. Abramovic won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1997, has been included in Documenta three times, and has exhibited in numerous museums internationally. In 2012 she will open the Marina Abramovic Institute, dedicated to the preservation of performance art.

>>Play Marina Abramovic

11-Oct-10
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Andrew Hunt on Cuts to the Arts

Presented by Matt Hale

In this 15-minute Talk Show extra, Matt Hale and Andrew Hunt discuss the likely impact of forthcoming government spending cuts on the arts. Andrew Hunt, who runs Focal Point Gallery in Southend, reports back from a meeting at Tate Modern attended by the heads of over 70 public galleries from across the country to discuss the cuts and the fightback.

>>Play Andrew Hunt on Cuts to the Arts

8-Oct-10
Talk Show on Resonance FM

John Douglas Millar & Andrew Hunt

Presented by Matt Hale

John Douglas Millar discusses the ethics and aesthetics of docu-art as practised by artists such as Renzo Martens, Harun Farocki and Aernout Mik, and asks: does art’s subjectivity give it a unique angle on the exploitation of tragedy? Andrew Hunt, meanwhile, suggests that optimism and humour are intelligent alternatives to the cynicism of postmodern irony.

>>Play John Douglas Millar & Andrew Hunt

25-Sep-10
Roadshow

For and Against the Interview

Chaired by Sally O’Reilly at the Whitechapel Gallery

The interview: an invaluable historical tool or a perpetuation of the cult of celebrity? The first in the Whitechapel Gallery’s Banjos at Dawn series of duelling debates sees Art Monthly contributors Gilda Williams and Julian Stallabrass take up opposing positions, while Sally O’Reilly ensures etiquette is observed.

>>Play For and Against the Interview

10-Sep-10
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Andrew Hunt & Jennifer Thatcher

Presented by Matt Hale

Andrew Hunt and Jennifer Thatcher discuss new trends and approaches to gallery design, and a new book, Curating and the Educational Turn, which suggests that a shift towards education pervades current curatorial practice.

>>Play Andrew Hunt & Jennifer Thatcher

13-Aug-10
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Coline Milliard & Mark Prince

Presented by Matt Hale

Coline Milliard and Mark Prince discuss the the literary tendency in contemporary art, and the recent Falmouth Convention where the keynote speech was by Lucy Lippard.

>>Play Coline Milliard & Mark Prince

9-Jul-10
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Dan Smith, John Jordan & JJ Charlesworth

Presented by Matt Hale

Theorist Dan Smith talks to host Matt Hale about current use of the spiritual in art, and artist and activist John Jordan discusses Liberate Tate’s recent protest against BP sponsorship at Tate’s summer party while critic JJ Charlesworth argues that the activists oversimplified the issue.

>>Play Dan Smith, John Jordan & JJ Charlesworth

11-Jun-10
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Dean Kenning & Cherry Smyth

Presented by Matt Hale

Artist Dean Kenning and poet Cherry Smyth join Matt Hale to discuss Kenning’s feature on relational, collaborative artwork in the public realm – in particular projects by David Collins and Emma Hart in Morpeth School, Bethnal Green, London – and Smyth’s review of Rachel Harrison’s exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery.

>>Play Dean Kenning & Cherry Smyth

14-May-10
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Gilda Williams & Maria Walsh

Presented by Matt Hale

Gilda Williams and Maria Walsh join Matt Hale to discuss ways in which artists utilise the difference between ruined buildings and the merely derelict, and how Hannah Sawtell’s films analyse entropy in the age of the digital.

>>Play Gilda Williams & Maria Walsh

24-Apr-10
Talking Art at Tate Modern

Tatsuo Miyajima

Interviewed by Marcus Verhagen

Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima rose to prominence in the late 1980s with his distinctive use of glowing LED numerical counters, with later works seeing these counters attached to moving devices or embedded in natural materials, such as piles of coal or submerged underwater. Miyajima describes his practice as addressing humanist ideas within a Buddhist philosophy: ‘keep changing, connect with everything, continue forever’. He has work in the Tate Collection, has twice exhibited in the Venice Biennale and presented a solo show at London’s Lisson Gallery earlier this year.

>>Play Tatsuo Miyajima

9-Apr-10
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Sally O’Reilly & Mark Prince

Presented by Matt Hale

Sally O’Reilly and Mark Prince join Matt Hale to discuss the work of John Smith and the idea of artists as curators of the self.

>>Play Sally O’Reilly & Mark Prince

12-Mar-10
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Patricia Bickers & Alex Coles

Presented by Matt Hale

Patricia Bickers and Alex Coles discuss the work of artist Sturtevant, appropritation in both visual art and advertising, and the failure of ‘designart’.

>>Play Patricia Bickers & Alex Coles

20-Feb-10
Talking Art at Tate Modern

Kimsooja

Interviewed by Maxa Zoller

Born in South Korea, New York-based artist Kimsooja is renowned for her performative video works and sculptural installations. Meditating on the crossover between cultural, social and personal identity, her work has previously been selected for the Venice Biennale ? 2001, 2005 and 2007 ? as well as the Whitney Biennial and the Yokohama Triennial. She currently has a solo exhibition at the Baltic in Gateshead.

>>Play Kimsooja

12-Feb-10
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Colin Perry & Gavin Grindon

Presented by Matt Hale

Matt Hale talks to Colin Perry and Gavin Grindon. Perry has written about artists who use the law as an artistic medium; something that can be manipulated and tested. He is joined by Grindon who writes about art and activism. Grindon has recently returned from the Climate Conference in Copenhagen and he tells us about the new forms of art and activism he saw out there.

>>Play Colin Perry & Gavin Grindon

8-Jan-10
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Dave Beech, Colin Perry & Peter Suchin

Presented by Matt Hale

Host Matt Hale talks to Peter Suchin about Terry Smith’s show at The Foundling Museum and Colin Perry about Chen Chieh-jen’s exhibition at Iniva, while Dave Beech scrutinises the face of Conservative cultural policy in the form of Roger Scruton’s new book on beauty.

>>Play Dave Beech, Colin Perry & Peter Suchin

11-Dec-09
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Patricia Bickers & Jennifer Thatcher

Presented by Matt Hale

Patricia Bickers and Jennifer Thatcher discuss the convergence of artistic and entrepreneurial values, and the ‘Pop Life’ exhibition at Tate Modern.

>>Play Patricia Bickers & Jennifer Thatcher

14-Nov-09
Talking Art at Tate Modern

Harun Farocki

Interviewed by Sophia Phoca

The highlight of Documenta 12 was Harun Farocki?s 12-screen video installation Deep Play, 2007, which analysed the football World Cup final from different perspectives. Born in the German-annexed Czechoslovakia and now living in Berlin, Farocki has produced over a hundred film and video works for art galleries, cinema and TV. He is also a lecturer and theorist, and for a decade from 1974 he was the editor of Filmkritik magazine.

>>Play Harun Farocki

13-Nov-09
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Rachel Garfield & Mark Prince

Presented by Matt Hale

Matt Hale discusses Modern and Conceptual Art with Rachel Garfield and Mark Prince.

>>Play Rachel Garfield & Mark Prince

9-Oct-09
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Alex Coles & Rikke Hansen

Presented by Matt Hale

Matt Hale in conversation with Alex Coles and Rikke Hansen discussing art criticism.

>>Play Alex Coles & Rikke Hansen

8-Oct-09
Talking Art at Tate Modern

John Baldessari

Interviewed by Simon Patterson

John Baldessari was one of the founders of Conceptual Art in the 1960s and has gone on to become a giant of the West Coast art scene in the US, both as an artist and highly influential lecturer at CalArts. At this year?s Venice Biennale he was awarded the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award. He has exhibited in major museums globally and this talk coincides with the launch of his major retrospective at Tate Modern.

>>Play John Baldessari

11-Sep-09
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Dave Beech & Paul Usherwood

Presented by Matt Hale

Matt Hale in conversation with Dave Beech and Paul Usherwood discussing the fall of public art.

>>Play Dave Beech & Paul Usherwood

14-Aug-09
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Maxa Zoller & Colin Perry

Presented by Matt Hale

Matt Hale in conversation with Maxa Zoller and Colin Perry discussing the history of artists’ films.

>>Play Maxa Zoller & Colin Perry

10-Jul-09
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Patricia Bickers & Lisa Le Feuvre

Presented by Matt Hale

Matt Hale in conversation with Patricia Bickers and Lisa Le Feuvre discussing the 53rd Venice Biennale.

>>Play Patricia Bickers & Lisa Le Feuvre

12-Jun-09
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Michael Corris & Richard Grayson

Presented by Matt Hale

Matt Hale in conversation with Dave Beech and Jennifer Thatcher discussing the economy of art..

>>Play Michael Corris & Richard Grayson

6-Jun-09
Talking Art at Tate Modern

Pipilotti Rist

Interviewed by Patricia Bickers

Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist won the Premio 2000 prize at the 1997 Venice Biennale for her subversive video Ever is Over All in which a young woman strolls down a Zurich street casually smashing the windows of parked cars with a fake tropical flower. She has been included in four Venice Biennales and had solo exhibitions at MoMA New York and FACT, Liverpool.

>>Play Pipilotti Rist

9-May-09
Talking Art at Tate Modern

Anri Sala

Interviewed by Sally O?Reilly

The video artist interviewed by Sally O?Reilly.

8-May-09
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Sally O'Reilly & Rikke Hansen

Presented by Matt Hale

Matt Hale in discussion with Sally O’Reilly and Rikke Hansen talking about themed group exhibitions.

>>Play Sally O'Reilly & Rikke Hansen

10-Apr-09
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Jamie Wagg, Jon Rees & Jessica Scott

Presented by Matt Hale

Matt Hale discusses the student occupation of Byam Shaw School of Art with Jamie Wagg, Jon Rees and Jessica Scott.

>>Play Jamie Wagg, Jon Rees & Jessica Scott

13-Mar-09
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Peter Suchin & Colin Perry

Presented by Matt Hale

Matt Hale in conversation with Peter Suchin and Colin Perry discussing Nicolas Bourriaud‘s exhibition ‘Tate Triennial: Altermodern’ and A Brief History of Curating by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

>>Play Peter Suchin & Colin Perry

7-Mar-09
Talking Art at Tate Modern

Lorna Simpson

Interviewed by Alison Green

New York-based African-American artist Lorna Simpson came to prominence in the 1980s with challenging work that dealt with issues surrounding race, gender and sex. Though deceptively simple and extremely elegant, her juxtapositions of text and image pack a powerful punch, as in Untitled (2 necklines) of 1989, in which the text between two circular photographs of necklines reads: ?ring, surround, lasso, noose, eye, areola, halo, cuffs, collar, loop?, ending with the phrase, ?feel the ground sliding from under you?.

>>Play Lorna Simpson

13-Feb-09
Talk Show on Resonance FM

Dave Beech & Jennifer Thatcher

Presented by Matt Hale

Matt Hale in conversation with Dave Beech and Jennifer Thatcher discussing critical art after Postmodernism.

>>Play Dave Beech & Jennifer Thatcher

6-Dec-08
Talking Art at Tate Modern

Christian Boltanski

Interviewed by Rikke Hansen

French artist Christian Boltanski thinks of himself as a painter but is best known for his photographic installations. A photographer who often re-photographs found images, including family snapshots, he associates photography with death and describes himself as a ?cadaver merchant?. For the inaugural Folkestone Biennial of 2008, Boltanski created a moving sound piece, Whispers, comprising readings from the private love letters of soldiers and their lovers from the First World War.

>>Play Christian Boltanski

25-Oct-08
Talking Art at Tate Modern

Dennis Oppenheim

Interviewed by Lisa Le Feuvre

Dennis Oppenheim’s practice has taken in actions, performances, installations, sculptures, film, architecture and everything in between. Seminal early works include Cancelled Crop, 1969, a field was harvested in the form of an X, and Reading Position for Second Degree Burn, 1970, a photographic diptych of Oppenheim lying on Jones Beach in New York, one with an open book (titled Tactics) face down on his chest, and one without showing the void created after five hours exposed to the sun. In recent years he has returned to the object and created installations including the Garden for the Accused in New York.

>>Play Dennis Oppenheim

6-Oct-08
Roadshow

What is the Future of Art Education? Part 2

Chaired by Patricia Bickers at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

What is the Future of Art Education?

In response to demand, Art Monthly organised two public debates: one in London in September and one in Birmingham in October. At these events readers were given the opportunity to question educational professionals and policy makers.

The panels debated the motion: ‘Is further privatisation, corporatisation and instrumentalism inevitable or are there alternatives?’ and responded directly to the question ‘What is the Future of Art Education?’

Panel:

Pavel Büchler, artist and research professor at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Phyllida Barlow, artist, professor of fine art and director of undergraduate studies at Slade.

Michael Corris, writer and professor of fine art at the Art & Design Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University.

Vaughan Grylls, artist and former director of Kent Institute of Art and Design.

27-Sep-08
Roadshow

What is the Future of Art Education? Part 1

Chaired by Patricia Bickers at the ICA, London

What is the Future of Art Education?

In response to demand, Art Monthly organised two public debates: one in London in September and one in Birmingham in October. At these events readers were given the opportunity to question educational professionals and policy makers.

The panels debated the motion: ‘Is further privatisation, corporatisation and instrumentalism inevitable or are there alternatives?Æ and responded directly to the question ‘What is the Future of Art Education?’

Panel:

Michael Corris is a writer and professor of fine art at the Art & Design Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University.

Lisa Le Feuvre is a writer, curator and lecturer on the curatorial programme at the Department of Art, Goldsmiths.

Paul Gough is chair of the art and design group of the Research Assessment Exercise and pro-vice chancellor at University of West of England in Bristol.

Irit Rogoff is an art historian and professor of visual cultures at Goldsmiths.

Paul Wood is the author of ‘Between God and the Saucepan’, a study of English art education from the 18th century to the present day, which will be published in the History of British Art in November 2008.

14-Jun-08
Talking Art at Tate Modern

Susan Hiller

Interviewed by Richard Grayson

Susan Hiller is renowned for making works that investigate everyday phenomena that are often overlooked. Previous subjects have included UFO sightings (Witness, 2000), horror movies (Wild Talents, 1997), near-death experiences (Clinic, 2004), Punch and Judy shows (An Entertainment, 1990) and dreams (Dream Mapping, 1974). She uses sound, video, text and photography, often creating large-scale installations. She has been described as a feminist, a conceptualist and a para-conceptualist.

>>Play Susan Hiller

31-May-08
Talking Art at Tate Modern

Cornelia Parker

Interviewed by Lisa Le Feuvre

?My work is all about the potential of materials ? even when it looks like they?ve lost all possibilities.? In the course of making her work, Cornelia Parker has shot at objects, thrown them from cliffs, blown them up and rolled over them with a steam roller. Her sculptural processes have been described as ?mimicking cartoon deaths?. Parker?s work is both dramatic and delicate, powerful and intricate ? out of destruction she creates tragedy and beauty.

>>Play Cornelia Parker

24-Apr-08
Talking Art at Tate Modern

Glenn Ligon

Interviewed by Patricia Bickers

I went to see, I went to see Logan?s Run,? right?
They had a movie of the future called Logan?s Run
There ain?t no niggers in it!
I said ?Well white folks ain?t planning for us to be here!?

[Text work by Glenn Ligon]

New York-based artist Glenn Ligon is renowned for works across a variety of media including sculpture, neons, drawing and painting that explore issues surrounding race, sexuality, identity, representation and language.

>>Play Glenn Ligon

29-Mar-08
Talking Art at Tate Modern

Gustav Metzger

Interviewed by Andrew Wilson

Gustav Metzger, born 1926, is the renowned artist and political activist who developed the concept of Auto-Destructive Art and co-organised the Destruction in Art Symposium in London in 1966. Metzger was also involved in the Fluxus movement and famously declared an Art Strike from 1977 to 1980. Concerned with environmental issues in art already in the 1970s, many of his projects are now seen as astonishingly prescient. After a career spanning decades, he is now in greater demand than ever, generating new projects as for Münster Sculpture Projects 2007 or realising earlier ideas, as with Project Stockholm, originally conceived in 1972 for the UN Environmental Conference in Stockholm. Now produced for the Sharjah Biennale (2007), the huge installation consists of 120 cars that discharge their exhaust fumes into a plastic structure.

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2-Feb-08
Talking Art at Tate Modern

Lawrence Weiner

Interviewed by John Slyce

In 1968 Lawrence Weiner formulated his famous ?Declaration of Intent? which became a manifesto of Conceptual Art:

  1. The artist may construct the piece.
  2. The piece may be fabricated.
  3. The piece need not be built. Each being equal and consistent with the intent of the artist the decision as to condition rests with the receiver upon the occasion of receivership.

After a prolific career of more than forty years, his art remains singularly relevant today. Following his highly acclaimed retrospective As far as the eye can see (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York), Lawrence Weiner discusses his work with art historian and critic John Slyce.

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24-Nov-07
Talking Art at Tate Modern

Christian Marclay

Interviewed by Gilda Williams

Artist Christian Marclay is renowned for his collages of music, sculpture, film and image. Marclay?s best-known works include Recycled Records, 1980-86, collages of broken and reassembled vinyl record still playable on the turntable; the video Guitar Drag, 2000, which features an amplified Fender guitar attached to a rope being pulled behind a pick-up truck; Video Quartet, 2002, a five-screen montage of great and/or obscure musical moments and The Sounds of Christmas shown at Tate Modern in 2004. Marclay, who is now based in Britain, recently had a solo show at White Cube.

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7-Nov-07
Roadshow

Fair’s Fair: Why do we love to hate art fairs?

Chaired by David Barrett at the ICA, London

Love them or loathe them Art Fairs are here to stay. Part of the art market, art fairs don’t just benefit dealers and collectors but artists too, so why do so many art critics despise them? Isn’t it time to move the debate along from the default position of ‘museum shows good: art fairs bad?’

Panel: Pryle Berhman, Lisa Le Feuvre, Peter Suchin

27-Oct-07
Roadshow

Seth Siegelaub & Pavel Büchler

Chaired by Ian Hunt at Spike Island, Bristol

The two artists in conversation.

20-Oct-07
Talking Art at Tate Modern

Joep van Lieshout

Interviewed by Marcus Verhagen

In 2001 Atelier Van Lieshout realised AVL-Ville, a ?free state? in the port of Rotterdam, the biggest work of art by Atelier van Lieshout to date. This free state is a mix of art environment and sanctuary, full of well-known and new works by AVL, with the special attraction that everything is fully operational. Not art to simply look at, but to live with, to live in and to live by. In 2002 AVL has recently located its first AVL-Ville export product in Park Middelheim in Antwerp: the AVL Franchise Unit. One of the most recent projects of AVL is SlaveCity, an up-to-date concentration camp, a sinister disutopian project which is very rational, efficient and profitable. The inhabitants of the city work in vast patterns of seven hours; they work in the CallCenters and also labour to maintain the city. SlaveCity is the first ?zero energy? town of this size in the world and functions without imported mineral fuel or electricity.

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29-Sep-07
Talking Art at Tate Modern

Martha Rosler

Interviewed by Iwona Blazwick

The influential American artist interviewed by Iwona Blazwick.

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10-Aug-07
Roadshow

Art, Music, Performance

Chaired by Sally O’Reilly at Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

David Ryan and Kirsten Norrie are both artists and both musicians, Sally O’Reilly is a critic and curator of performance events and all three write for Art Monthly. They discussed the crossovers between music, performance and other art forms and tried to address some of problems of definition that arise as a result. They tackled the common questions about interdisciplinarity such as how do you critique or react to a work which combines more than one art form? How context affects the work – when music is played within an art context and vice versa? What difference can the audience make if the work is ‘participatory’, ‘interactive’, or ‘transactive’?

15-Jul-07
Roadshow

Institutionalisation for All

Chaired by Patricia Bickers at Cornerhouse, Manchester

Worlds within Worlds: The Institutions of Art

‘If institutionalisation once lurked ominously in the distance for the avant-garde radical, today it is instantaneous, ubiquitous and unexceptional.’ – Dave Beech

Are today’s artists powerless to resist institutionalisation?

The Art Monthly panel will attempt to define the concepts of ‘institutionalisation’ in art and ‘the institutions of art’ and debate the changing practice of institutional critique, including the phenomenon of self-institutionalisation which, arguably, has superseded it.

23-Jun-07
Talking Art at Tate Modern

Hans Haacke

Interviewed by Patricia Bickers

Hans Haacke, known for his incisive, unflinchingly political works exposing systems of power and influence both within and without the art world, gives his first interview in this country since his two major retrospectives in Germany earlier this year.

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30-Nov-05
Roadshow

The Camera Never Lies?

Craig Burnett, Alison Green, Axel Lapp & Julian Stallabrass at Camden Art Centre, London

The Camera Never Lies?

Despite the crimes committed in the name of photographic truth are photographs themselves innocent? With Art Monthly critics Craig Burnett, Alison Green, Axel Lapp and Julian Stallabrass.

8-Oct-05
Roadshow

Art’s Debunkers: The Judgement

At the Whitechapel Gallery, London

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Judging the Value of Art

How is art judged in the present anti-aesthetic, yet post-theoretical times? Who judges the value of art – the collector, the dealer, the curator or the critic? Art Monthly critics Dave Beech, JJ Charlesworth, Jonathan Harris and Sarah James met to debate the relationship between criticism and the art market and what this means for the formation of critical judgements about art.

1-Feb-03
Roadshow

Crisis What Crisis? Are we facing a crisis in art Criticism?

Chaired by Alex Coles at Tate Britain, London

The State of Art Criticism

Following a seminar convened by Alex Coles and held at Tate Britian on the theme of the state of Art Criticism a series of features were published in Art Monthly. Michael Archer’s riposte to Coles’s ‘The Bathroom Critic’ provoked other writers and critics to reply, their responses in the form of features, letters and polemics continued to be printed in Art Monthly across five issues.

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