Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Sat 21 Oct - GREEK ART: debt and visual media with Vicky Zigras

Artist and media archivist Vicky Zigras reflects on the visual arts and how these are being affected by the economic situation and government debt-crisis in her home country of Greece. She follows in the footsteps of an artistic family and discusses the work of her mother Dora Zigras alongside that of well-known contemporary artists such as Theodoros Stamos, Miltos Manetas, Lydia Venieri and the filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos. With Hellenic-inspired sounds from rembetiko to reflective composition.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Sat 14 Oct - LAKE TWINS: Mirror Twins

Mirrors and Twins. The Lake Twins discuss their practice collaboratively and the presence of twins in art and the media, in particular monozygotic sororal siblings. With two younger twins  the Thompsons coincidentally also from SE London, the sisters share their own feelings about reflected asymmetry of their own biology Phoebe and Lydia explore the unspoken intimacy they experience as mirror twins and what they perceive to be a unified consciousness.

Mirrors and Twins and Art : The Lake Twins - Sat 14 Oct

Sat 7 Oct - CHANGE AND HARVEST: Sarah Pager and Rebecca Feiner

Change, a programme marking the seasonal shift. Rebecca Feiner talks to Sarah Pager before the opening of 'Harvest' on 13 October, her solo show at the Elements Gallery at Lubomirov Angus-Hughes in East London. Author Ian Sinclair creates a musical and spoken word collaboration with saxophonist Bill Parry Davies, and the founder and editor of Artlyst, Paul Carter Robinson, discusses happenings in the art world this autumn.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Sat 30 Sept - KOESTLER AWARDS with artist Lee Edwards

Lee Edwards, one of the judges of the Koestler Trust Awards for arts by offenders, secure patients and detainees, discusses the scheme, his impressions of this year's work and the current exhibition curated by Anthony Gormley at the Southbank. Lee also discusses aspects of his own work which takes a long hard look at everyday detritus.

Listen Again - Koestler Art Trust with Lee Edwards

Sat 23 Sept - ALARME ROSSO, Art in the Apennines - Chris Simpson, Poppy Whatmore, Lauren Cannell and Clio Thomas

Experiments in news and arts with Jude Cowan Montague. This week: Alarme Rosso, Art in the Apennines. Poppy Whatmore, Lauren Cannell and Clio Thomas join curator Chris Simpson to discuss intervention, installation and making art in the ancient towns of central Italy. How to channel diverse inspiration including sheep-farming and painting the town red. Plus, what happens when a mountain art installation goes wrong and the emergency rescue is called to the scene.

Listen Again - Atina Residency 2017

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Sat 16 Sept - SHABSI MANN - Nomads, music and sleeping rough

Artist/musician Shabsi Mann discusses news stories of homelessness and refugees. Talking about music including folk, pop, rop, nomadic sounds, Qawwali and Bollywood. With live improvisation. www.shabsimann.com


Listen Again - Shabsi Mann

Monday, 24 July 2017

Sat 29 July - MITCH FRIEDMAN on the popular art of America, comedy and commercials


The writer and musician speaks from his home town of New York about the state of the nation, his memoir about wearing a hairpiece for a year, Hell Toupee. Much of Mitch's work is a commentary on American commercialism and how it feels to be an avid consumer of pop art. With tracks from Mitch's albums including his latest release 'Breaking Muse'.

Listen Again - Mitch Friedman - New York, Music and Hair