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Talk Art

English, Arts, 19 seasons, 274 episodes, 6 days 3 hours 48 minutes
Actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament host Talk Art, a podcast dedicated to the world of art featuring exclusive interviews with leading artists, curators & gallerists, and even occasionally their talented friends from other industries like acting, music and journalism. Listen in to explore the magic of art and why it connects us all in such fantastic ways. Follow the official Instagram @TalkArt for images of artworks discussed in each episode and to follow Russell and Robert's latest art adventures.
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Jordan Eagles

We meet artist Jordan Eagles to mark World Aids Day 2023. For 25 years, Eagles (b. 1977) has been exploring the aesthetics and ethics of blood as an artistic medium since the late 1990s. He lives and works in New York City and we were lucky to visit his studio in Brooklyn and were lucky enough to have our portraits taken by Jordan, within one of his projections.Exploring the visual power, and cultural uses of blood, are the central tenets of Eagle's practice, which includes painting, sculpture, installation, photography and public programming. Created with animal blood from slaughterhouses, the work address themes of corporeality, spirituality, and regeneration. The preservation technique permanently retains the organic material’s natural colors, patterns, and textures. When lit, the works become translucent and luminous, reflecting the many layers suspended throughout the resin, revealing the blood’s visceral properties and energy. More politically motivated series, rend
01/12/20231 hour 22 minutes 53 seconds
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Navot Miller

We meet artist Navot Miller on the eve of his new solo exhibition at Carl Freedman Gallery, Margate, where Robert is the Director. We discuss his recent paintings, his journey since his last Talk Art episode one and a half years ago and his future plans - including a duo show with the work of late artist Patrick Angus, in Germany in April 2024.Enamored with life’s fleeting moments of passion, heartache, and banality, Navot Miller (b. 1991) positions his practice as a record of it all. Drawing from the flow of moments and memories in his own life, Miller records the landscapes, architecture, and people he sees with fresh, inquisitive eyes. To capture these moments, Miller takes hundreds of photos as they pass, revisiting them later as the source material for his paintings. This part of his process-the transfer of composition from screen to canvas-is crucial, as it lends itself to a flatness of form, which Miller enhances with a vibrant, highly contrasted palette of solid p
24/11/20231 hour 15 minutes 17 seconds
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Ginny on Frederick and Public Gallery, presented by Stone Island

Talk Art LIVE!!!! Special Episode presented by Stone Island. We talk to emerging galleries Ginny on Frederick and Public Gallery!!!As part of Stone Island's multi-year global partnership with Frieze, we speak to two emerging contemporary art galleriesfrom the recent London edition of Frieze art fair's Focus.We chat to two talented gallerists: Harry Dougall of Public and Freddie Powell of Ginny on Frederick to explore how they founded their art spaces,the journeys they've both been on since founding in the past few years and their experiences of exhibiting for the first time at Frieze Focus 2023.The section provides a platform for galleries aged 12 years and younger and Stone Island provide all galleries participating in Focus with a generous bursary, which is the equivalent of up to 30% of each exhibitor’s stand fee. This additional support, together with Frieze’s existing subsidisation of the section, will further aid young galleries
21/11/202352 minutes 26 seconds
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We meet American artist Tabboo! (Stephen Tashjian, b. 1959, Leicester, Massachusetts) at his apartment in the East Village.We discuss his love of painting, his collection of glitter, early friendships via Boston including Nan Goldin and Jack Pierson. We explore his 1980s move to NY inspired by Klaus Nomi and New Wave, which led to his own regular performances at the legendary Pyramid Club appearing next to other drag legends like Rupaul and Lady Bunny. Notably, Tabboo! also contributed graphic design for album covers such as Deee-Lite's World Clique. The curly lettering on the album cover became an iconic image for the band and the rave culture of the early 1990s.Tabboo! is a multidisciplinary artist and painter based in New York City. He renders his subjects in a direct, intuitive style, suspending figurative elements against dreamlike colorfields. Tabboo! often draws subjects from his surroundings, depicting expressive cityscapes, portraits of f
17/11/20231 hour 27 minutes 14 seconds
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Roberta Smith

Talk Art NYC special episode! We meet American art critic ROBERTA SMITH from her apartment in Greenwich Village. We explore her career over the past 50 years - Smith first began publishing art criticism in 1972. This epic feature-length conversation gets deep as we discuss visual literacy within education and the 'meaning' of art! In 2011, Smith became the first woman to hold the title of Co-Chief Art Critic of The New York Times.Roberta Smith regularly reviews museum exhibitions, art fairs and gallery shows in New York, North America and abroad. Smith began regularly writing for the Times in 1985, and has been on staff there since 1991. She has written on Western and non-Western art from the prehistoric to the contemporary eras. She sees her main responsibility as “getting people out of the house,” making them curious enough to go see the art she covers, but she also enjoys posting artworks on Instagram and Twitter. Special areas of interest include ceramics textiles, fo
10/11/20231 hour 23 minutes 40 seconds
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Sara Sadik, presented by BMW

New Talk Art! We meet artist Sara Sadik, presented by BMW.Sara Sadik (b. 1994, FR) is inspired by what she terms “beurcore”: the youth culture developed by working-class members of the Maghrebi diaspora. Her work brings together video, performance, installation and photography in order to explore beurcore’s manifestations, while her references span music, language, fashion, social networks and science fiction. These narratives, which the artist regularly features in, often document and analyse beurcore’s social and aesthetic symbols. Starting from a semiological and sociological analysis of the “beurness”, Sadik  goes on to hijack these social clichés by deconstructing and reintegrating them into fictions.For the seventh consecutive year, Frieze and BMW continue their long-term partnership with the art initiative BMW Open Work. French artist Sara Sadik worked closely wi
07/11/20231 hour 7 minutes 46 seconds
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Marina Abramović

It's the FIFTH ANNIVERSARY of TALK ART!!! And what better way to CELEBRATE than meeting one of our all-time favourite artists, the warrior of performance art, Marina Abramović. We meet in her hotel room in Green Park to discuss more than 5 DECADES of making art. An art world icon and a performance art pioneer – Marina Abramović has captivated audiences by pushing the limits of her body and mind, for the past 50 years. Marina Abramović Hon RA has earned worldwide acclaim as a performance artist. She has consistently tested the limits of her own physical and mental endurance in her work, subjecting herself to exhaustion, pain and even the possibility of death.In her early work Rhythm 0, Abramović invited audiences to freely interact with her however they chose – famously resulting in a loaded gun being held to her hea
03/11/202359 minutes 23 seconds