The Conversation: an Artist Podcast
By Michael Shaw
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A podcast featuring both one-on-one and three-way roundtable conversations with contemporary artists, dealers, curators, and collectors--based in Los Angeles, but reaching nationally and internationally.
||ExplicitEpisode #110: Carolina Miranda of the L.A. Times- covering art & culture, high & low||Carolina Miranda covers art both high and low, as well as writing the occasional piece about arch...||7/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #109: Marco Rios, artist, curator, artist-curator...||Conceptual, video and installation artist Marco Rios is also the curator of the Luckman Gallery a...||7/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #108: Carrie Paterson- sculptor, aeronauticist, fragrance maker, writer, polymath...||In an exceptionally wide-ranging conversation, we talk with Carrie about: her experience of disp...||6/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #107: Christian Viveros-Faune - the King of The Conversation returns||Christian Viveros-Faune, art writer for the Village Voice and ArtNet, returns to The Conversation...||5/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #106: The Crit -- the legacy of Michael Asher's Post-Studio class at CalArts||For this episode, we reunite several members of the late Michael Asher's Post-Studio seminar clas...||5/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #105: Los Angeles artist Liat Yossifor||Liat Yossifor along w/co-host Jen Collins talks about: her recent solo show in New York; her big ...||5/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #104: Sarah Thornton, author of 7 Days in the Art World and 33 Artists in 3 Acts||Art world ethnographer, author, and art writer for The Economist Sarah Thornton talks about memor...||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #103: Los Angeles Times art critic David Pagel (w/co-host Deb Klowden Mann)||An especially fun conversation with the Times' David Pagel, in which he talks with us about: the ...||3/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 102: Kelsey Lee Offield, owner of Gusford gallery in Hollywood||Kelsey Lee Offield, who runs the two-year-old Gusford gallery, talks about: her passion for spor...||2/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #101: L.A. artist Joshua Dildine (when your kid paints on your painting)||Along with new co-host JEN COLLINS (see Conversation 3-Way Episode 3: http://www.theconversationp...||1/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLester Monzon, The Conversation's 100th Episode (!)||The Conversation's 100th Episode (!), with Los Angeles abstract painter Lester Monzon. With co-ho...||1/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitArt advisor Lisa Schiff (the 99th episode of The Conversation)||Art advisor Lisa Schiff discusses the art market, working with collectors (and building their col...||1/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitWilliam Powhida||New York artist William Powhida talks about: his transition from writing about artists to making ...||12/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Explicitsculptor Kristen Morgin||Kristen Morgin talks about: working in unfired clay; resisting showing her work commercially as l...||12/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitCharlie James of the Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown||Charlie James talks about opening a gallery at the start of the market crash; what's involved in ...||11/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPaddy Johnson of Art F City||Paddy Johnson, the creator and editor of the art blog Art F City, talks about: rookie mistakes; h...||11/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChristian Viveros-Faune, art critic of the Village Voice||Christian Viveros-Faune, art critic for the Village Voice and ArtNet News, and also former dealer...||11/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief of Hyperallergic||Hrag Vartanian, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the NY-based art website/blog Hyperallergic...||10/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJohn Melick of Blue Medium, a PR firm for Arts & Culture||John Melick of Blue Medium talks about how to grow your product and/or brand with proper PR strat...||10/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAdam Sheffer - partner and sales director at Cheim & Read gallery, NYC||Adam Sheffer of Cheim (that's pronounced "Chime")& Read gallery talks about his various duties as...||10/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
I've always wanted an interesting artist podcast by artists for artists so I was thrilled to find The Conversation. So many great interviews conducting in an intimate, informal setting. Subscribe now!
Direct and relatable
Michael Shaw's conversation style is friendly, but get to the core of an issue when one is at hand. At times it might not work with certain personalities in the art world who attempt to cloak themselves in mystery, but Michael rarely interviews that type of person. This is a great podcast especially those in Southern California or if you just want to know what is going on in that area.
One of the best art podcasts
Great guests as a start. The relaxed but probing interview style seems to bring up lots of interesting insights and ideas. I really enjoy this podcast.