Many of you remember our What Do Curators Want? series that aired last year, featuring insider conversations with people like Lisa Melandri from the Santa Monica Museum and Jeff Poe of Blum & Poe. Over 10,000 artists from all over the world devoured and raved about this series. The complete archive can be found on iTunes and in our podcast archive.
Our new series— Shop Talk — debuts today and features frank conversations with your favorite contemporary artists. Hosted by artist Bari Ziperstein, you can think of Shop Talk like that “Inside the Actor’s Studio” show on Bravo, except for visual artists. What are some misconceptions about being a contemporary LA artist? How do you juggle deadlines, personal life, and your day job? Has your life suffered because of art? These are tough questions, and Bari gets some very honest answers from some of LA’s most celebrated and respected artists.
We’re thrilled to launch this series with Olga Koumoundouros — a Los Angeles based sculptor whose work looks back to the very roots of the “American Dream,” as a way to decipher how, exactly, did we end up moving backwards and calling it advancement. This past June, Olga’s solo exhibition Demand Management opened at REDCAT in Los Angeles (visit the link & see pics of her REDCAT show before you listen). She is represented by Susanne Vielmetter in Los Angeles.
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About The Host
Bari Ziperstein, who lives and works in Los Angeles, is a site-specific sculptor, photographer, collage, and ceramic artist who is interested in the politics of space through intervention and organization. Her artistic practice is engaged with the architectural history of Los Angeles and can be read as an investigation of how urban landscapes are defined by consumerism. Ziperstein holds her MFA from CalArts and double majored at Ohio University to receive a BFA in painting and a Women’s Studies Degree. Since 2007, she has been an active member of the Board of Directors at Side Street Projects. Visit her website at www.bariziperstein.com/home.
Much thanks to the Tremaine Foundation and The Pasadena Art Alliance for their support of this series. Special thanks to Jonathan Stoffenmacher.
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Written on Sep 9