February 12, 2019
We cover a lot of ground in this episode of Explain Me. That ground looks something like this:
September 29, 2018
It's been a rough news week. Between Thursday's testimonies of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Kavanaugh's near appointment to the Supreme Court Friday, many of us are exhausted. We would like a win for women.
Sometimes the quickest way to achieve that is to do it yourself. As such, this episode of Explain Me celebrates women who have made waves in the world of art and activism, through a series of interviews with four major figures—Mia Pearlman, Jenny Dubnau, Nancy Kleaver, and Mira Schor.
In the first half of the show, Mia Pearlman and Jenny Dubnau talk about their work pushing for changes at the city and state level and how being an artist makes that job easier. In the second half, Paddy Johnson and Nancy Kleaver talk about their new public art organization, PARADE, and Mira Schor talks about the history of feminism in art from the 1970's through to today, and her contributions. Stream it. Download it. Listen to it. This one's important.
August 21, 2018
In this episode we talk with LoVID's Tali Hinkis about the challenges of being a mid-career artist outside of New York. We discuss how to engage a general audience to getting grants and networking. A refreshingly frank talk about what mid-career actually looks like for artists and what it takes to even get there.
July 16, 2018
In this episode of Explain Me William Powhida and Paddy Johnson discuss the horrific business practices of Peter Brant and Interview Magazine, a fundraising campaign at University of North Carolina so misguided that firing is in order, and the latest headscratching Creative Time project. To help us discuss all of this, and how the new tax code will affect artists accountant and painter Hannah Cole joins us.
June 6, 2018
In this episode we discuss how the Frieze Art Fair's failing air conditioning units won't help global warming, sales strategies for emerging artists, and galleries that have come and gone.
May 1, 2018
This week on Explain Me, William Powhida and Paddy Johnson talk with artist Kevin McCoy about Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Monegraph. This episode is your ultimate bitcoin/blockchain/monegraph explainer.
Seven on Seven, 2014
Public Key/Private Key
Hito Steyerl - If you don’t have bread, eat Art!
Does Digital Culture Want to be Free?
How blockchains are transforming the economy of cultural goods
April 17, 2018
In this episode of Explain Me, Paddy Johnson and William Powhida discuss the New Museum Triennial "Songs for Sabotage". Both Johnson and Powhida agree this show has more of its fair share of bad art but only Powhida sees this as a dealbreaker. Debate ensues. The ad in which Pepsi and model Kendall Jenner create world peace gets a mention.
All images discussed can be viewed on Art F City.
Thanks to Explain Me sponsor, Superfine
March 10, 2018
In part two of Explain Me William Powhida and Paddy Johnson discuss at the following exhibitions:
“Secret Identities” The Amazing Blackman and other comics by Kumasi J Barnett. Curated by Jac Lahav
"Freedom School" by Elektra KB
"A Pressing Conference" by Macon Reed. Curated by Helen Toomer
"Bobby’s World" by Bobby Anspach
"Psychic Pharmacy" by Howard Hurst curated by Helen Toomer
"Hard or Soft Option" by Fall on Your Sword. Curated by Amber Kelly and Andrew Gori
“Ours” co-curated by Dominic Nurre and Lynn Sullivan
"Goodbye Columbus" a group show curated by Isaac Aden and Joseph Ayers
"The Last Equestrian Portrait" a group show curated by Amanda Nedham and Kyle Hittmeier
Images will appear on Art F City.
Correction: In this episode we incorrectly identified a series of protest signs titled "You'll Never Know We Were Here"
as the work of Sarah Walko. The piece was done by Fernando Orellana.