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Intellectual Hoarding With Sarah Higgins | Episode 23

7/19/2017
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Joe and Matthew lead a group of arts patrons on a Brain Fuzz excursion in support of arts non-profit Burnaway. Sitting down for a discussion at the Zuckerman Museum of Art with curator Sarah Higgins, they discuss career trajectories for curators, how shows come together, titles, wall text, and more. Sarah recounts an impressive number of […] The post Intellectual Hoarding With Sarah Higgins | Episode 23 appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:45:25


Recapping On A Sunny Afternoon | Episode 22

7/1/2017
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On a sunny afternoon back at the studio complex, Joe and Matthew recap recent episodes including their conversation with artist Bojana Ginn. Topics include the compulsion to create, artist jobs, and managing expectations in the creative life. The Shins are mentioned. Jenny Holzer is referenced. A future episode is teasered. The post Recapping On A Sunny Afternoon | Episode 22 appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:20:18


A Cocktail of Contradictions With Bojana Ginn | Episode 21

6/16/2017
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Joe and Matthew join artist Bojana Ginn at her studio to explore her unique cross-disciplinary path. They examine her work and how she finds balance in the creative life. Sustainability, immigration, and communism are discussed. Richard Tuttle gets a mention. Finally, she reveals how she found her own personal Yoda. Who Is Bojana Ginn? […] The post A Cocktail of Contradictions With Bojana Ginn | Episode 21 appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:47:05


A Tricky Dance on a Slippery Slope | Episode 20

6/2/2017
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Back at Joe’s studio, Matthew is armed with a copy of Eric Maisel’s Mastering Creative Anxiety. The two explore coping (or not coping) with anxiety in the creative life. Another source of solace – Letters To A Young Artist – is also called upon. New theme music is introduced. Goal posts are shifted. It’s Matthew’s turn to […] The post A Tricky Dance on a Slippery Slope | Episode 20 appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:39:01


Marginalia With Lacey Haslam | Episode 19

5/15/2017
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An Airstream Argosy pulls up and parks. Joe and Matthew get in. The driver is Lacey Haslam, the Archive of Creative Culture’s Lead Organizer. Conversation ensues, centering on the creative minds that help populate the Archive. Airstream restoration, travel, and mobility are explored. David Salle is read aloud, and advice for art school graduates is offered […] The post Marginalia With Lacey Haslam | Episode 19 appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:56:01


Episode 18: . . . But, That’s Savannah

5/3/2017
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Back from a Deep Dive in Savannah, Joe and Matthew reflect on their visit and their conversation with curator Rachel Reese. Stops at The SCAD Museum of Art and the Jepson Center – part of the Telfair Museums – are included. Exhibitions by Jose Parla, Carlos Cruz-Diez, and Chiharu Shiota, are discussed. The day’s audio […] The post Episode 18: . . . But, That’s Savannah appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:29:14


Episode 17: The KCHUNG Simulcast With Rachel Reese

4/19/2017
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While on a Brain Fuzz Deep Dive in Savannah GA, Joe and Matthew are joined by curator Rachel Reese. In a first for Brain Fuzz, the conversation is simulcasted live from the Jepson Center on KCHUNG radio. More about that in the podcast. They discuss museums and the life of a curator. Along the way, […] The post Episode 17: The KCHUNG Simulcast With Rachel Reese appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:40:40


Episode 16: The Houston Round Up

4/13/2017
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Joe and Matthew review a trip to Houston. Recommendations are made – highlighting hotel, museum, and gallery stops. The occasion calls for a discussion of Cy Twombly and the symbology in his oeuvre juxtaposed with that found in Jackson Pollock‘s work. The First Official Brain Fuzz Audio Pick of the Day The trip review ushers in the […] The post Episode 16: The Houston Round Up appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:26:18


Episode 15: The High Life with William Downs

3/28/2017
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Joe and Matthew are joined by artist William Downs. They delve into art career paths and trajectories. Automatism and the practice of performative drawing are explored. Studio visits, critics, and the trials and tribulations of academic life are discussed. Along the way, numerous artists and luminaries are name-checked including: Eva Hesse Louise Bourgeois Philip Guston […] The post Episode 15: The High Life with William Downs appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:49:44


Episode 14: To Your Earlier Point . . .

3/13/2017
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Joe and Matthew discuss the work of Lonnie Holley and recent guests Justin Rabideau and Michi Meko. Trends in art making and distribution are examined within the framework of John Berger’s Ways of Seeing, David Salle’s How To See, and selected criticism: No Paintings for Old Men: I’m Done with Amy Feldman (Art F City) […] The post Episode 14: To Your Earlier Point . . . appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:24:15


Episode 13: Gilding the Lily with Justin Rabideau

2/28/2017
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Sustainability – both in the sense of materials and in maintaining an art practice – is a central topic when Justin Rabideau joins Joe and Matthew for Brain Fuzz episode 13. Joe spots the connection with Gordon Matta-Clark’s work. Matthew recalls a studio visit and the challenges of scale. Accomplished in multiple aspects of professional […] The post Episode 13: Gilding the Lily with Justin Rabideau appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:59:06


Episode 12: The Ultimate Game of Chess with Michi Meko

1/27/2017
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Joe and Matthew join Michi Meko at his studio as he prepares for not one, but two exhibitions in the same week. The creative struggle and permanence versus impermanence in art are discussed. Sun Ra however is the catalyst for this gathering. And Sun Ra leads to an examination of Afrofuturism, altered destiny, jazz, and […] The post Episode 12: The Ultimate Game of Chess with Michi Meko appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:46:22


Episode 11: Art Speak Red Flags

1/17/2017
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Joe and Matthew take a few moments for a full accounting of their art speak red flags list. And, armed with some game show sound effects, they plot a path forward for policing art speak in conversation. In this episode, you will benefit from insights into such art speak terms as liminal, ontological, phenomenology, and […] The post Episode 11: Art Speak Red Flags appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:28:22


Episode 10: Fake News Edition

1/2/2017
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In a special fake news edition of the Brain Fuzz arts and culture podcast, Joe and Matthew myth bust caffeine in espresso versus drip coffee. Speaking of needing caffeine, Woody Allen’s Crisis in Six Scenes is discussed, and a related film recommendation is made. Joe and Matthew also reflect on a conversation with curator Daniel Fuller, […] The post Episode 10: Fake News Edition appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:26:25


Episode 9: Distillation with Daniel Fuller

12/2/2016
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Daniel Fuller joins Joe and Matthew at Joe’s studio for a lively discussion. Topics range from what it means to be a curator to the beauty of cheap baseball tickets. Just back from a road trip, Daniel shares his aggressive itinerary including a signless restaurant. The Artspeak Red Flags list is revisited with an addition from […] The post Episode 9: Distillation with Daniel Fuller appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:59:24


Episode 8: On Clean Grooves and Male Virility

11/18/2016
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Back at Joe’s Atlanta Contemporary studio, Matthew offers an update on his effort to make his vinyl collection great again. Following up on an earlier discussion regarding the cleaning of vinyl records with wood glue, the Spin-Clean record cleaning system is reviewed. The Rolling Stones’ Goats Head Soup is rediscovered. The origin story behind the […] The post Episode 8: On Clean Grooves and Male Virility appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:27:31


Episode 7: Meta Moments with Stuart Horodner

11/3/2016
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On a Brain Fuzz Deep Dive in Lexington, KY, Joe and Matthew are joined by Stuart Horodner. Recorded live from an Airbnb, the three start by discussing the sharing economy and its impact on how we experience travel. In this thoughtful discussion, Stuart shares unique insights from years of observation and curation. Topics include Félix González-Torres, […] The post Episode 7: Meta Moments with Stuart Horodner appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:40:38


Episode 6: Making Vinyl Great Again (With or Without Wood Glue)

10/21/2016
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Joe and Matthew begin their discussion in episode 6 with a continuation of the seagull curation idea from episode 5. Beware of Seagull Criticism Seagull criticism happens when an art critic flies into an environment and quickly judges the exhibition and/or locals. He or she then quickly flies away, leaving a mess of feathers and poop. Making a Vinyl Collection […] The post Episode 6: Making Vinyl Great Again (With or Without Wood Glue) appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:22:34


Episode 5: Flight of the Seagull

10/15/2016
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Joe and Matthew’s conversation continues at Joe’s studio on the campus of Atlanta Contemporary. Art stops in Denver are recommended. Another stop – a Mexican restaurant with a dive show – is described and deemed a must-see. The accompanying images should whet your appetite (note that no food is pictured). A term is added to […] The post Episode 5: Flight of the Seagull appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:21:02


Episode 4: I’m Gonna Make An Espresso For This

10/6/2016
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Episode 4 of the Brain Fuzz arts podcast begins mid-conversation: Joe and Matthew are discussing social media and the real value of social proof in the arts. The importance of authenticity is highlighted. A Tom Waits anecdote is brought to mind. The two then dig into the topic of artist-run spaces, requiring an espresso for Joe. Some pros […] The post Episode 4: I’m Gonna Make An Espresso For This appeared first on Brain Fuzz.

Duration: 00:23:33

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