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Art Against the World

by Liverpool Biennial

A contemporary art podcast for the socially engaged audience. We meet artists, curators, critics and thinkers, who do not just comment on the world but seek to change it. Hosted by Vid Simoniti. A Liverpool Biennial / University of Liverpool collaboration. www.biennial.com

Copyright: (c) Vid Simoniti

Episodes

What is a Biennial? · Liverpool Biennial Episode 6

26m · Published 11 Mar 15:00

How do biennial curators weave a narrative out of diverse artworks? Liverpool Biennial Director Sam Lackey shares her experience; curator Manuela Moscoso discusses the process behind Liverpool Biennial 2021. Presenter Vid Simoniti. Liverpool Biennial 2021 www.biennial.com

LINKS
Liverpool Biennial 2021: find out more about the artists and the exhibition
Twitter: Liverpool Biennial / Vid Simoniti
Instagram: Liverpool Biennial

Works mentioned:

Sam Lackey

Neo Muyanga – A Maze in Grace (forthcoming at Liverpool Biennial)

Anthony Gormley – Another Place (2005)

Koo Jeong A – Evertro (Everton Park Skatepark) (2015)

Teresa Solar – Osteoclast (forthcoming at Liverpool Biennial)

Linder Sterling – The Ultimate Form (2012) exhibition at the Hepworth Wakefield

Manuela Moscoso

Oswald de Andrade: Manifesto Antropófago (1928)

Jorge Manuela Barreto – Environmental Sculpture (forthcoming at Liverpool Biennial)

Neo Muyanga – A Maze in Grace (forthcoming at Liverpool Biennial)

Speculation · Liverpool Biennial Episode 5

29m · Published 11 Mar 14:45

Art that imagines alternative futures and pasts. Artist Larry Achiampong discusses the legacies of Afrofuturism today, while Luisa Ungar’s debates the role of fiction in the archive. We are joined by the critic Pablo Larios. Presenter Vid Simoniti. Liverpool Biennial 2021 www.biennial.com

LINKS
Liverpool Biennial 2021: find out more about the artists and the exhibition
Twitter: Liverpool Biennial / Vid Simoniti
Instagram: Liverpool Biennial

Larry Achiampong
Relic Traveller Phase 1 and 2 (2017-19)
https://www.larryachiampong.co.uk/projects/relic-traveller-phase-1

https://www.larryachiampong.co.uk/projects/relic-traveller-phase-2

Luisa Ungar
Guided Zoo Visits (2012)
Dominion of Extinction (2018)
Pavilion (2017)
https://issuu.com/deluxu/docs/ungar_portafolio_reciente

commentator Pablo Larios

The Port · Liverpool Biennial Episode 4

29m · Published 11 Mar 14:30

Art that portrays seas and migration. Alberta Whittle’s new video unearths links between climate change and colonialism. Invernomuto’s sound installation traces the influences of the Black diaspora on the Mediterranean culture. We are joined by curator Elvira Dyangani Ose. Presenter Vid Simoniti. Liverpool Biennial 2021 www.biennial.com

LINKS
Liverpool Biennial 2021: find out more about the artists and the exhibition
Twitter: Liverpool Biennial / Vid Simoniti
Instagram: Liverpool Biennial

Works featured

Alberta Whittle
between a whisper and a cry (2019)
https://www.biennial.com/2020/exhibition/artists/alberta-whittle

The opening of Alberta Whittle’s work contains a quotation from Christina Sharpe’s book In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Duke University Press) 2016

Invernomuto (Simone Bertuzzi and Simone Trabucchi)
Black Med (2018-)
https://blackmed.invernomuto.info/

commentator Elvira Dyangani Ose

Transitions · Liverpool Biennial Episode 3

29m · Published 11 Mar 14:15

On art that reflects our changing bodies. Pedro Neves Marques’ film raises the possibility of male pregnancies; Ane Graff’s sculptures show how our bodies adapt to pollution. We are joined by curator Chus Martinez. Presented by Vid Simoniti. Liverpool Biennial 2021 www.biennial.com

LINKS
Liverpool Biennial 2021: find out more about the artists and the exhibition
Twitter: Liverpool Biennial / Vid Simoniti
Instagram: Liverpool Biennial

Works featured

Pedro Neves Marques
A Mordida (The Bite) (2019)
http://www.pedronevesmarques.com/amordida_filminstallation.html

Becoming Male in the Middle Ages(2021)
This work is showing at the Liverpool Biennial. http://www.pedronevesmarques.com/becomingmaleinthemiddleages.html

Ane Graff
States of Inflammation (2019)
https://www.anegraff.com/

Commentator Chus Martinez

Forest · Liverpool Biennial Episode 2

28m · Published 11 Mar 13:48

How can art respond to ecological challenges? Jorge Menna Barreto relates how his “stomach sculpture” protects the Amazon rainforest, and video artist Bo Zheng discusses whether we can have sex with plants. We are joined by curator Margarida Mendes. Presenter Vid Simoniti.

LINKS
Liverpool Biennial 2021: find out more about the artists and the exhibition
Twitter: Liverpool Biennial / Vid Simoniti
Instagram: Liverpool Biennial

Works featured

Jorge Menna Barreto
Il Restauro (2016)
https://www.visibleproject.org/blog/project/restauro-environmental-sculpture-32a-bienal-of-so-paulo-brazil/

Bo Zheng
Pteridophilia (2016)
http://zhengbo.org/2018_PP3.html

commentator Margarida Mendes

Violence · Liverpool Biennial Episode 1

29m · Published 11 Mar 11:36

How can artists show violence with sensitivity? Painter Ebony G Patterson discusses her portraits of gang members in Jamaica. Photographer Sohrab Hura’s explains his response to social media violence in India. We are joined by curator Catalina Lozano.

LINKS
Liverpool Biennial 2021: find out more about the artists and the exhibition
Twitter: Liverpool Biennial / Vid Simoniti
Instagram: Liverpool Biennial

Works discussed:

Ebony G Patterson
Gangstas for Life Series (2007-)
http://ebonygpatterson.com/works.php

The Of 72 Project (2011)
http://www.theof72project.com/

Sohrab Hura

The Coast (2019)
https://www.sohrabhura.com/The-Coast

The Lost Head and the Bird (2017)
https://www.sohrabhura.com/The-Lost-Head-The-Bird

commentator Catalina Lozano

AATW Trailer Episodes 1-6: contemporary art and political change

1m · Published 03 Sep 18:27

Introducing Season 1 of Art Against the World.

In the next six episodes, we interview politically engaged contemporary artists, thinkers and curators. Produced in collaboration with Liverpool Biennial and the University of Liverpool.

Episodes released 25 October 2020

More info at www.biennial.com

Art Against the World has 7 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 2:54:13. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on July 28th 2022. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on March 28th, 2023 10:03.

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