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#18 - Brooke Devenney on Fundraising

Director of Individual Giving at MOCA, Brooke Devenney gives us some proper behind the scenes information about the role of fundraising at a large museum. She talks about different layers of engagement with the museum. How the museum invite individuals and companies to become a part of the community. We learn that she works closely with the curatorial team and the importance of a strong mission statement. MOCA is the only collection institution in Los Angeles that completely rely on private...


#17 - Brian Chambers on Glaze

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.


#16 - Todd Lerew on Specific Museums

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...


#15 - Chris Kraus on Film

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.


#14 - William Zaluski on the Getty

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...


#13 - Tracy Kinnally on Frieze LA

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?


#12 - Justin Jorgensen on Dapper Day

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. There’s soft piano playing in the background. Sit back and enjoy - this is an uncut conversation.


#11 - Ellen Donnelly on Wellness

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. The video Call Me A Rabbit, available on Vimeo: Actual Size Gallery, Los Angeles


#10 - Hailey Loman on LACA

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.,


#9 - Jeffrey Alan Scudder on Radical Digital Painting

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? Our conversation took place in Los Angels, outside LACMA on a semi sunny day in December...


#8 - Chase Hall on The Mountain School of Arts

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.


#7 - Michael Shaw on Made in L.A.

Every other year, the Hammer museum organises a major survey of contemporary art from the greater LA area. Michael Shaw went back on multiple occasions. We talk about his experience of the show, and that he noticed an unusual high number of visitors. Michael Shaw is an artist and maker of the The Conversation Art Podcast. Jenny has been on his show, in episode 214.


#6 - Lisa Wade on Collateral Events

The Collateral Events and the 5x5x5 program are parallel events to the art biennale Manifesta 12, in Palermo, until November 4, 2018. Curator Lisa Wade talks about these events, the vibrant and welcoming Sicilian art scene, and the basics for the many start-ups growing around the island.


#5 - Mark Thomas Gibson on Disaster

Mark Thomas Gibson (b. 1980) is an American artist. The conversation revolves around disaster, including the moment that occurs after the rupture. A moment of clarity and forward motion, at the point where choices can be made on what to do next. About current affairs, his work process that starts with a proposition and how drawing helps to work something out.


#4 - Emanuel Röhss on Architecture and Time

Artist Emanuel Röhss grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden. Today he lives in Los Angeles. We talk about the differences between the two cities, aspects of sculpture and architecture and his site-specific outdoor sculpture installation De-Ruining, on view at The Thiel Gallery (Thielska Galleriet) in Stockholm, until October 7, 2018.


#3 - Constance Tenvik on Narration

“Drawing is something I just do every day”, says multi-disciplinary Norwegian artist Constance Tenvik. Finding a mood and to pay attention to detail are vital components within her art practice. She talks about a trip to Scotland, to reenact a grand vision for a video, and the unexpected result. We also talk about nature and Scandinavian children’s litteratur, like Astrid Lindgren, Roald Dahl and Mumin.


#2 - Kate Sutton on National Identity in a Global Art World

American writer and curator Kate Sutton has been regular contributor to for a decade. For a long period of time she lived in Moscow and today she is based in Zagreb. Consequently, she has written about many artists located outside of places oftentimes describe as art centres, like London and New York. She mentions a couple of artist, among them Taus Makhacheva from Dagestan.


#1 - Yves Scherer on Money

Yves Scherer is an artist living in New York. Speaking on his phone, driving and arriving at his studio, we talk about the necessity of money. Furthermore, how his car is an important asset, and the struggle of keeping thing together. Energy levels are high, the artworld might be a bit at the centre stands the urge to create the most beautiful works. Scherer was born in Switzerland in 1987. He attended Royal College of Art, London, graduating with a MA in Sculpture in 2014. He is...