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Lives of the most Excellent Artists, Architects, Curators, Critics, Theorists and more, like Vasari’s book updated. (Interviews with over 650 artists and others about practice and lifestyle from Yale University radio WYBCX)

Lives of the most Excellent Artists, Architects, Curators, Critics, Theorists and more, like Vasari’s book updated. (Interviews with over 650 artists and others about practice and lifestyle from Yale University radio WYBCX)
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Lives of the most Excellent Artists, Architects, Curators, Critics, Theorists and more, like Vasari’s book updated. (Interviews with over 650 artists and others about practice and lifestyle from Yale University radio WYBCX)

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English


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Frankie Toan

8/23/2019
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Based in Denver, Frankie Toan (they/them/theirs) is an artist working mostly with craft and DIY materials and techniques to create large plush sculptures, interactive works, and immersive installations. Frankie holds a BFA in Craft/Material studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, with a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s studies. Their current body of work consists of elongated or engorged body parts tied, arranged, and installed in conversation with each other, creating fantasy...

Duration:00:17:00

Scott Dolan

8/19/2019
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Scott Dolan started making Slight Headache comics in Iowa City in the summer of 1992 as a combination diaristic notetaking/money-making scheme. The small zines were quickly filled with images and text with the thought that any idea can be a seed for another idea, none too big, none too small. The original comics were sold at a few stores in town and traded widely through the mail with mail artists, zinesters and other collaborators and supporters. The comics were non-linear in layout, more a...

Duration:00:19:54

Brian Guidry

8/16/2019
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Photo credit: Cedric Angeles Reoccurring themes of technology and the manipulation of nature can be found in Brian Guidry’s paintings and installations. Guidry's paintings range visually from compressed lines of color to abstract eruptions. The artist synthesizes color, sound and texture to create “digitized” or “dissolved landscapes,” using a specific color palette sampled from a variety of natural sources. The injection of these “natural” colors into geometric planes and constructions...

Duration:00:22:48

Tony Conrad

8/16/2019
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Tony Conrad’s pattern-centric paintings and drawings are the result of an ongoing interest in various cultural and historical movements including Persian textiles, Tibetan Buddhism, psychedelic rock culture, and meditative states. Conrad received his MFA degree in painting and drawing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2009. Currently, Conrad is a Visiting Professor of Art at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Conrad’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States...

Duration:00:16:23

Kemi Adeyemi

8/16/2019
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Kemi Adeyemi is assistant professor of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and Director of The Black Embodiments Studio, an arts writing residency, at the University of Washington. Her book manuscript on black queer women’s geographies of neoliberalism, and her co-edited volume Queer Nightlife, are currently in development. Adeyemi’s has forthcoming writing in GLQ: a journal of lesbian and gay studies, and has published in Women & Performance, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Gulf Coast: A...

Duration:00:19:12

Roy Scranton

8/15/2019
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photo: Ola Kjelbye Roy Scranton is the author of I ♥ Oklahoma! (Soho Press, 2019), Total Mobilization: World War II and American Literature (University of Chicago Press, 2019), We’re Doomed. Now What? (Soho Press, 2018), War Porn (Soho Press, 2016), and Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization (City Lights, 2015). He has written for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Nation, the New Republic, The Baffler, Yale Review, Boston Review, and elsewhere, and...

Duration:00:30:23

Maimuna Adam

8/14/2019
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Maimuna Adam in front of "(M)atrimony", VI São Tomé Bienal, CACAU. Curator: Adelaide Ginga. São Tome, 2011. Maimuna Adam grew up in Sweden and Mozambique. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2008. She creates mixed-media paintings on paper, book sculptures and video artworks using materials such as coffee, ink, banana fibre paper, charcoal, acrylic paint, canvas, found books and objects. As an artist, she enjoys exploring notions of...

Duration:00:15:46

Andre Bagoo

8/14/2019
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photo by Marlon James Andre Bagoo is a Trinidadian poet and writer, author of Trick Vessels (2012), BURN (2015), Pitch Lake (2017) and The City of Dreadful Night (2018). They served as a judge in the 2018 Small Axe Literary Competition and the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. They will read at Carifesta XIV on August 17, and conduct a poetry workshop at the National Library, Port of Spain, on August 23. Their new film poem, ‘Langston Dreams of Fancy Sailors’ will screen at the...

Duration:00:22:51

Simonetta Moro

8/9/2019
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Simonetta Moro is a visual artist, scholar, and educator whose work focuses on painting, drawing, and mapping practices. Through the interpretation of the phenomenological world, places become repositories of memory, points of departure for imaginary journeys, vectors of time and space, and sites of exploration and intervention. Moro’s research in cartographic aesthetics informs many of her artworks and academic papers, including a book she is currently writing, Cartographic Paradigms in...

Duration:00:16:52

Emmy Thelander

8/9/2019
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Emmy Thelander was raised in Massachusetts and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. As an artist, she devises idiosyncratic systems that give rise to drawings, paintings, video and sculpture. Emmy received her MFA in Painting from Yale University in 2014 and a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010. She has been awarded fellowships including the Lighthouse Works, the Fountainhead at Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Alice Kimball English Traveling grant in addition to...

Duration:00:18:10

Dan Paz

8/6/2019
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Dan Paz is a Latinx visual artist and scholar. Dan's research into histories and processes of image-making explores queerness, racialized identities, the complications of nationality, and the impact of migration in the Global South. Paz’s research encompasses image technology, the performance of representation, and the relationships inspired by the pursuit of making art. Their overall creative practice is invested in curatorial, educational, and community-building practices, working towards...

Duration:00:23:09

Renee Luna Bebeau

8/2/2019
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Renee Luna Bebeau is a versatile artist who cannot be pinned down to one medium as variety drives her practice. As a henna artist, she engages with the community and uses art as a way of connecting. As a painter, she is focused on the impermanence of life and of appreciation for the present moment through wilting bouquets or compost scraps. Luna is also a curator and instructor who lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She shares a studio with her husband, Todd Mrozinski in The Nut...

Duration:00:15:44

Nissa Nishikawa

8/2/2019
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photo by Cat Stevens Nissa Nishikawa works with performance, ceramics, painting, glass, and film. Her practice interprets traditional forms of dance, ritual and craft in ways that illuminate the current crisis in ecology and community. She engages with alchemical and animistic practices through the use of elemental base materials, forging processes of transformation that are intuitively informed by a close observation of the intelligence of nature and the non-human as systems of navigation....

Duration:00:25:43

Sheila Pepe

8/1/2019
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Photo Credit: Rachel Stern Sheila Pepe is a cross-disciplinary artist employing conceptualism, surrealism, and craft to address feminist and class issues. Her most recent solo exhibition, Hot Mess Formalism, organized by the Phoenix Art Museum, traveled 2017 - 2019 to the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha; and the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA. A book with essays by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Elizabeth Dunbar, Lia Gangitano, and...

Duration:00:31:43

Hoàng Hưng

7/31/2019
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Born in 1942 into an intellectual family with Western influence. Teacher of literature in high school since 1965. Journalist since 1973. Imprisoned for 39 months (1982-1985) for keeping poems in manuscript considered “anti-revolutionary”. After the “Renewal Policy” of the Communist Party of Vietnam (1986-1987), resumed journalist job and publishing poetry & translation, poems of prison experience excepted. Poems translated into French, English, Swedish and published in France, the US and...

Duration:00:25:42

Alison McNulty

7/29/2019
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Alison McNulty is a multidisciplinary artist whose work engages the fragile, entangled nature of our relationship to the material world through a practice rooted in spatial and material poetics. She excavates and examines ubiquitous traces to speculate on the constructs underlying how we make meaning, assign value, and participate in social and ecological systems. McNulty often works with ordinary, but ontologically specific, reclaimed materials like brick, dust, hair, spider webs,...

Duration:00:26:22

Garth Amundson & Pierre Gour

7/29/2019
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Garth Amundson & Pierre Gour have lived and worked together for over thirty years. Their projects incorporate found and archival imagery, physical and digital manipulation, collage, installation, and their own photographs. They have participated in dozens of residencies across the globe. Their work has been exhibited internationally, and has been recognized with awards including a Santa Fe Art Institute Residency (2016), Rockefeller Foundation Award, Bellagio, Italy (2014), Fundación...

Duration:00:29:37

Sarah Anne Carter

7/25/2019
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Sarah Anne Carter is the Visiting Executive Director of the Center for Design and Material Culture (CDMC) and Visiting Assistant Professor in Design Studies in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She previously served as the Curator and Director of Research at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While at Chipstone, she collaboratively curated many innovative exhibitions, including Mrs. M.-----‘s Cabinet at the Milwaukee Art Museum and Florence...

Duration:00:20:05

Kamilah Aisha Moon

7/25/2019
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The author of Starshine & Clay (2017), featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" as a collection that captures America in poetry, and She Has a Name (2013), a finalist for both the Audre Lorde and Lambda Literary Awards, Kamilah Aisha Moon's work has been published widely, including in Best American Poetry, Harvard Review, Poem-A-Day, PBS Newshour, Buzzfeed and elsewhere. A 2015 New American Poet who has received fellowships to MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center and Hedgebrook, she has...

Duration:00:22:41

Philip Matthews

7/24/2019
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photo by Carly Ann Faye Philip Matthews is a poet from eastern North Carolina. He is the author of Witch, forthcoming from Alice James Books in April 2020, and Wig Heavier than A Boot, a collaboration with photographer David Johnson, forthcoming from Kris Graves Projects in October 2019. Anchored by site-specific meditation and performance, his practice investigates spiritual, queer power, ecological shift, and questions of home. Philip is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from...

Duration:00:20:33