Emily and I discuss what makes a finished performance piece, what aspects of performance art can be problematic for a viewer, supporting yourself as an artist, and why she takes issue with the notion of absolute truth.
Diana C. Betancourt is a Los Angeles-born curator based in Mumbai who has been working across South Asia since 2010. She is the Artistic Director of the Samdani Art Foundation in Dhaka and the Chief Curator of the Dhaka Art Summit. We speak about her entrance into the art world, the influence of arts within South Asia, and the important role of expanding artistic relationships inside and outside of the region.
Adam, Timo, and Thomas discuss the logistics of opening a gallery, how the gallery programming reflects their studio practices, and the difficult choices that are made for their own artistic endeavors.
John discusses how he creates questions within his artwork for the viewer, when his sculpture informs his paintings, and asks the question of why what we make matters beyond the art world.
Ragen talks about the friction between text and sculpture, commitment to ones craft, and the perception and realities of an artists life.
Nancy details the process of running her business, from the initial clothing design, production of samples and final garments, quality control, and sales and distribution. She discusses her inspirations and what drives her to make the work.
Jake speaks about his studio practice and the role of fear in the modern psyche, his mistrust of corporate media, manifest destiny, and his love for the city of Los Angeles.