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Alain Elkann Interviews

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Alain Elkann Interviews podcasts are an unprecedented window into the minds of some of the most well-known and -respected figures of the last twenty-five years. Alain Elkann has mastered the art of the interview, approaching the task as somewhere between snapping a photograph and writing a short story. With a background in novels and journalism, and having published over twenty books translated across ten languages, Alain infuses his interviews with innovation, allowing them to flow freely and organically. A small selection, to which we will gradually add, are presented here as podcasts for the first time.

Alain Elkann Interviews podcasts are an unprecedented window into the minds of some of the most well-known and -respected figures of the last twenty-five years. Alain Elkann has mastered the art of the interview, approaching the task as somewhere between snapping a photograph and writing a short story. With a background in novels and journalism, and having published over twenty books translated across ten languages, Alain infuses his interviews with innovation, allowing them to flow freely and organically. A small selection, to which we will gradually add, are presented here as podcasts for the first time.

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United Kingdom

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Alain Elkann Interviews podcasts are an unprecedented window into the minds of some of the most well-known and -respected figures of the last twenty-five years. Alain Elkann has mastered the art of the interview, approaching the task as somewhere between snapping a photograph and writing a short story. With a background in novels and journalism, and having published over twenty books translated across ten languages, Alain infuses his interviews with innovation, allowing them to flow freely and organically. A small selection, to which we will gradually add, are presented here as podcasts for the first time.

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@alainelkann

Language:

English


Episodes

Ruth Rogers - 53 - Alain Elkann Interviews

10/4/2020
Ruth Rogers started her celebrated London restaurant THE RIVER CAFE in 1987 with her partner Rose Gray. It is still going strong today.

Duration:00:43:42

Anand Menon - 52 - Alain Elkann Interviews

9/27/2020
THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE. Anand Menon is a Professor of European Politics at King’s College London and Director of the “UK in a Changing Europe”.

Duration:00:43:01

Joseph Dirand - 51 - Alain Elkann Interviews

9/13/2020
THE MINIMALIST WITH MAXIMUM EXPRESSION. Joseph Dirand is an architect and interior designer based in Paris. He started his own design firm in 1999.

Duration:00:33:02

Christian Louboutin - 50 - Alain Elkann Interviews

7/19/2020
THE ECLECTIC SHOEMAKER. Christian Louboutin is a designer whose work & creativity the Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris is presenting as a major exhibition.

Duration:00:58:04

Joseph Rykwert - 49 - Alain Elkann Interviews

4/6/2020
JOSEPH RYKWERT is one of the world's leading authorities on the history of art and architecture. We publish this interview to celebrate his 94 birthday. Born in Warsaw in 1926, he is currently Paul Philippe Cret Professor of Architecture Emeritus and Professor of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania. The author of numerous books, among his most celebrated are The Golden House, On Adam's House in Paradise and The Idea of a Town.

Duration:00:49:25

Damien Hirst - 48 - Alain Elkann Interviews

3/22/2020
CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN PARIS. Damien Hirst discusses his career and the new paintings on beauty, life and death that he plans to exhibit at Fondation Cartier.

Duration:00:39:17

Mario Testino - 47 - Alain Elkann Interviews

3/15/2020
CIAO! The photographer Mario Testino has created his personal love token for Italy’s people, art, food, and fashion in the form of a new book published by TASCHEN.

Duration:00:18:12

Berel Lazar - 46 - Alain Elkann Interviews

3/7/2020
REBUILDING THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN RUSSIA. Berel Lazar is a Jewish Orthodox, Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic rabbi. He became Chief Rabbi of Russia in 2000.

Duration:00:40:43

Carlo Clavarino - 45 - Alain Elkann Interviews

2/29/2020
RETURN TO GENOA. Carlo Clavarino is the Executive Chairman of AON insurance company’s EMEA region. He recently bought & restored the Palazzo Spinola in Genoa.

Duration:00:16:25

Paola D'Agostino - 44 - Alain Elkann Interviews

2/22/2020
THE IMPORTANCE OF FLORENCE. Paola D’Agostino is Director of the Musei del Bargello, a new five museum group put together in Florence after the 2014 reforms.

Duration:00:16:48

Marlene Taschen - 43 - Alain Elkann Interviews

2/8/2020
INDEPENDENT, INCLUSIVE AND INSPIRATIONAL. Marlene Taschen is the CEO of the international publishing house TASCHEN that was founded by her father Benedikt, who is also a collector of contemporary art.

Duration:00:47:05

Antony Gormley - 42 - Alain Elkann Interviews

2/1/2020
CONNECTING THE WORLD. The sculptor ANTONY GORMLEY is perhaps best known for his large installations in public space. A major exhibition of his work was recently held at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. His next exhibition is at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Marais.

Duration:00:54:32

Renzo Piano - 41 - Alain Elkann Interviews

1/25/2020
BUILDING VESSELS OF LIGHT. Renzo Piano is an Italian architect whose notable buildings include the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, The Shard in London, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens etc. Renzo Piano won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1998. In 2013 he was made a Life Senator in Italy.

Duration:00:51:34

Mary McCartney - 40 - Alain Elkann Interviews

1/18/2020
AN EYE FOR THE REAL. The London based photographer, filmmaker, and author Mary McCartney’s photographs have been shown at leading international institutions and galleries. Mary’s editorial work has featured in GQ, Vogue, and The Sunday Times, and she has been a guest editor of National Geographic Magazine. Mary McCartney was selected to take the official photograph of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2015 when she became the longest-reigning British monarch in history. ----- Facebook:...

Duration:00:48:23

Patrick Seguin - 39 - Alain Elkann Interviews

1/4/2020
A PASSION FOR PROUVÉ. Patrick Seguin is the founder of Galerie Patrick Seguin in Paris. He has a particular love for the work of the French designer Jean Prouvé.

Duration:00:43:37

Fabiola Gianotti - 38 - Alain Elkann Interviews

12/28/2019
DISRUPTIVE RESEARCH. Fabiola Gianotti is Director-General of CERN which works to uncover what the universe is made of & how it works by providing particle accelerator facilities.

Duration:01:25:42

India Mahdavi - 37 - Alain Elkann Interviews

12/21/2019
A COLOURFUL CONVERSATION. Paris based interior designer India Mahdavi is internationally known for her expressive mix of colours that argue with each other and for her furniture design.

Duration:00:45:36

Kimberley Motley - 36 - Alain Elkann Interviews

12/7/2019
A LAWYER IN KABULA LAWYER IN KABUL. Kimberley Motley a public defender from Milwaukee trained lawyers in war-torn Afghanistan, then represented prisoners in Afghani courts.

Duration:00:38:43

David Salle - 35 - Alain Elkann Interviews

11/3/2019
WHAT MATTERS MOST IS NOT THE WHAT BUT THE HOW. The artist David Salle was born in 1952. He divides his time between his studio in Brooklyn, New York City and his studio in East Hampton, Long Island. His eclectic talent encompasses being a painter, a photographer, a printmaker, a stage designer, and a writer.

Duration:00:47:30

Larry Gagosian - 34 - Alain Elkann Interviews

10/27/2019
GLOBAL ART. The art dealer Larry Gagosian has evolved his business into a global network of seventeen exhibition spaces with a vibrant contemporary program that features the work of leading international artists.

Duration:00:24:09