Artist Perspectives: A Podcast by ArtTable – Episode 5

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Eden Deering is the Artist Liaison at PPOW gallery, a contemporary art gallery in New York City. Here, Eden talks with friend and artist Judith Linhares, who, in Judith’s words, “came of age in the socially turbulent “take-it-to-the-streets” days of feminism, underground comics, and poetic reverie in Northern California.” We hear Judith talk about her process, the hallelujah moment found in her vibrant color schemes, being a fourth generation Californian, mythology, flowers and more. This conversation leads to a reflection of Judith’s early practise and what it means to be a young artist working in New York City today and the ever evolving relationship between gallerist, artist and art market.


The Artist Perspectives Podcast features ArtTable members in conversation with women artists at the forefront of their practice. Through these intimate conversations, ArtTable aims to share insights, strategies, and practical advice in public dialogue. The show offers a snapshot of the art world today, as well as the tools needed to produce meaningful work in an institution, gallery, public, or private setting. The results are a series of meaningful conversations spotlighting how women working in the art world advocate for one another. Thank you to the Pollock Krasner Foundation for making this series possible.

Artist Perspectives: A Podcast by ArtTable – Episode 4

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Samantha De Tillio is a curator, art historian, and writer of modern and contemporary art made from glass, fibers, clay, wood, and metals, and is committed to illuminating feminist histories and critically subverting the art historical canon. She is currently an assistant curator at The Museum of Art and Design in New York. Beth Lipman is a contemporary artist working in glass. She is best known for her glass still-life compositions which reference the work of 16th- and 17th-century European painters.

Samantha DeTilio and Beth Lipman are working together on Beth’s exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design, where Samantha is a curator. In this episode, you’ll hear the Samantha and Beth talk through the artist and curatorial process of creating an institutional exhibition. This discussion leads to an honest reflection and critique of each other’s practise and the ethics of producing resource heavy duty artworks that employ industrial techniques in a way that is sustainable and climate conscious. Image Caption: Beth Lipman. Laid (Time-) Table with Cycads. 2015, 92″ x 57″ x 192″, glass, adhesive, wood, paint, permanent collection of the Museum of Art and Design.


The Artist Perspectives Podcast features ArtTable members in conversation with women artists at the forefront of their practice. Through these intimate conversations, ArtTable aims to share insights, strategies, and practical advice in public dialogue. The show offers a snapshot of the art world today, as well as the tools needed to produce meaningful work in an institution, gallery, public, or private setting. The results are a series of meaningful conversations spotlighting how women working in the art world advocate for one another. Thank you to the Pollock Krasner Foundation for making this series possible.

Artist Perspectives: A Podcast by ArtTable – Episode 3

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Jean Shin is an artist nationally recognized for her monumental installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. Shin’s site specific work fills a gap- her process consisting of a thoughtful analysis of the community in which the art work is to be situated and the everyday lives of individuals. In this recording, you’ll hear about Shin’s often funny or unpredictable stories of collaboration, which lead to meaningful works with monumental impact. Shin’s work has been exhibited in over 150 major museums and cultural institutions, including solo exhibitions and in 2017 she completed a landmark commission for the MTA’s Second Ave Subway at the 63rd Street Station in New York City. Here’s Shin speaking at our monthly Artist Breakfast meeting, alongside the work included in the exhibition, Sedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair at The 8th Floor.

Inspired by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, The 8th Floor gallery is committed to broadening the access and availability of art to New York audiences. Seeking to foster cultural exchange, The 8th Floor explores the potential of art as an instrument for social change in the 21st century, through an annual program of innovative contemporary art exhibitions and an events program comprised of performances, salon-style discussions, and those organized by external partners.


The Artist Perspectives Podcast features ArtTable members in conversation with women artists at the forefront of their practice. Through these intimate conversations, ArtTable aims to share insights, strategies, and practical advice in public dialogue. The show offers a snapshot of the art world today, as well as the tools needed to produce meaningful work in an institution, gallery, public, or private setting. The results are a series of meaningful conversations spotlighting how women working in the art world advocate for one another. Thank you to the Pollock Krasner Foundation for making this series possible.

Artist Perspectives: A Podcast by ArtTable – Episode 2

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Born in Santiago, Chile in 1954, artist Soledad Salamé, currently lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2017, Soledad’s print series, Women’s March, captured the sentiments and scenes of the Women’s March in Washington DC, archiving the witty and powerful visual language of protest signs like “Now you’ve upset grandma,” and “Drain the cabinet.” These works were carefully constructed and printed to be distributed widely and displayed poignantly.

You’ll hear Soledad’s interview with Jennie Hirsh, scholar and former professor of modern and contemporary art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Jennie has written extensively about Soledad’s practise and the two have a long standing friendship. Here, Jennie and Soledad consider her work as an important documentation of underrepresented issues. The conversation reveals Soledad’s status as an artist’s artist and her impact and influence on the practises of Baltimore based artists, notably through her print studio, Sol Print Studios.


The Artist Perspectives Podcast features ArtTable members in conversation with women artists at the forefront of their practice. Through these intimate conversations, ArtTable aims to share insights, strategies, and practical advice in public dialogue. The show offers a snapshot of the art world today, as well as the tools needed to produce meaningful work in an institution, gallery, public, or private setting. The results are a series of meaningful conversations spotlighting how women working in the art world advocate for one another. Thank you to the Pollock Krasner Foundation for making this series possible.

Artist Perspectives: A Podcast by ArtTable – Episode 1

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Kristen Accola is an art dealer, curator and ArtTable member. Nancy Cohen is an artist whose work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States and is represented in important collections, such as The Montclair Museum, The Newark Public Library, The Weatherspoon Art Gallery, and The Zimmerli Museum.

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of artist, Nancy Cohen and Kristin Accola’s intertwining careers and friendship. As you’re about to hear, this relationship has taken many forms: artist and curator, artist and gallerist and now artist and dealer. Kristin Accola is an art dealer, a curator and a long term ArtTable member. In fact, Kristin met her long time business partner Kat Griefen, at an ArtTable Salon dinner. Together the two run Accola Griefen, which represents artists, like Nancy, and other modern and contemporary artists, with a primary focus on important American and Native American women artists. Nancy Cohen’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is represented in important collections. Additionally, Cohen has completed numerous large-scale, site-specific projects, many of which Kristin helped to curate. Here, Kristin and Nancy discuss the challenges they’ve encountered creating site specific work for collectors and institutions, the shift of Accola Griefen from gallery to private dealer and everything in between.


The Artist Perspectives Podcast features ArtTable members in conversation with women artists at the forefront of their practice. Through these intimate conversations, ArtTable aims to share insights, strategies, and practical advice in public dialogue. The show offers a snapshot of the art world today, as well as the tools needed to produce meaningful work in an institution, gallery, public, or private setting. The results are a series of meaningful conversations spotlighting how women working in the art world advocate for one another. Thank you to the Pollock Krasner Foundation for making this series possible.

AT CONNECT: Klaudia Ofwona Draber

The AT CONNECT program series presents intimate online discussions open to members nationally across chapters. Originally designed to further encourage one-to-one networking amongst its members in DC, CONNECT transitioned to a virtual lunch hour conversation series designed to allow members to ask questions outside their day-to-day areas of expertise.

This week we heard from Klaudia Ofwona Draber, the Executive Director and Curator at ​​KODA, on residency building and supporting the work of artists. KODA’s focus is on supporting the professional and artistic growth of mid-career artists, who create conceptual and social justice related work.

 

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AT Connect | Naomi Baigell

During this session we heard from Naomi Baigell, Managing Director, Marketing and Client Relationships at Athena Art Finance. Naomi gave an introduction to art finance and art lending and discussed Athena’s unique approach as a specialized, independent firm that provides financial solutions to private collectors, galleries, family trusts, and artist foundations and estates who want to access the value of the works of art they hold, but do not wish to sell them.

Naomi has 30+ years of experience in the art and finance industries and as a leader in identifying and crafting proactive business development opportunities. As Managing Director at Athena Art Finance, Naomi works with clients to develop art-secured loans and financial strategies, cultivates and maintains partnerships, and creates strategic business opportunities for Athena’s clients.

 

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Virtual Pecha Kucha!

The Pecha Kucha format highlights members’ projects and initiatives across different visual arts professions. Creative and fast-paced, each presentation provides an opportunity to share and learn more about what have been working on during and the evolution of projects during our current crisis.

Participants + Topics: 

Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah: Drawing Out the Artist in Everyone: Creating Accessible Art Education Opportunities in the Online Space

Ilaria Conti: Labor, Art, and Auratic Conditions

Susan Power: Cuban Sculptor Agustín Cárdenas: Expanding the Canon

Masha Turchinsky: Small Museum, Big Footprint

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RE/ VIEW | Navigating Public Defunding

ArtTable’s Philadelphia chapter brings together our city’s female arts leaders to discuss strategizing the future of Arts and Culture in the wake of drastic public budget cuts of the city’s arts programs. Earlier in May, Mayor Jim Kenny introduced a 2021 budget proposal that eliminates both the Philadelphia Cultural Fund and the Office of Arts and Culture and Creative Economy. We discussed this industry-threatening cut, the potential impact, and the organizational efforts taken by arts communities to stay afloat during this crisis.

Participants:

Valerie Gay, Deputy Director for Audience Engagement & Chief Experience Officer, Barnes Foundation

Jane Golden, Founder and Executive Director Mural Arts Philadelphia

Liz Grimaldi, Executive Director, Fleisher Art Memorial

Christina Vassallo, Executive Director of the Fabric Workshop and Museum

Rachel Zimmerman, Founding Artistic and Executive Director, InLiquid

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BreakfastTable Special: Setting the Table with the DC Faith Flanagan Fellows

ArtTable East Coasters, joined us for a special BreakfastTable program celebrating the launch of “Setting the Table,” a page that highlights the stories of thirteen trailblazing women, all early members of ArtTable DC Chapter, who had each been instrumental in shaping the DC art community. The website was created by ArtTable DC’s 2019-2020 Faith Flanagan Fellows and is based on interviews conducted over several months.

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