The Art of Talking about Art

I was excited to hear Abbi Jacobson of Broad City fame was launching a podcast. I was even more excited to hear it was about art. Abbi is from a family of artists, went to art school, and is herself an illustrator.

Her podcast is called A Piece of Work. The podcast takes us into the MoMA to experience the art, talk to curators, and hang with Abbi’s celeb friends.

I listened to the first episode. It’s pretty good. Abbi knows her stuff, and more importantly, cares about her stuff. She cares about art.

Listening to A Piece of Work sent me looking for more art podcasts. Thin pickings!

State of the Arts was a good one. Two art historians talking in-depth about art (with almost no chitty chatty filler!) Alas, it is no longer producing new episodes. (For the old episodes, click here) 

Art History Babes seems more chat than in-depth discussion but it can be fun. Art Talk from radio station KRCW is good and blessedly brief.  I haven’t tried Dr. Great Art but I look forward to doing so. Maybe Jerry Saltz will jump in and do one?

Got an art podcast for me to try?

Podcasts for Creatives…

Suddenly, it seems like there are many podcasts for creative people, or people with creative interests. Yay! I’ll bring a few to you one at a time.

Your Creative Push is a podcast that interviews artists of all types about their creative process.  The podcast is fairly straightforward: intro of the artist, interview, then a last tip from the artist about pushing your creativity. The Diana Galbadon interview is excellent. Some of the others can get a bit long.  But all are good for inspiring us creative types, and the host does a good job of not inserting himself into the topic.

One nice thing about this podcast is its website. Here you find more information about the artists interviewed, including artwork if they are visual artists. What a great way to discover new art!

Go get pushed.