September 20, 2019 - art-agenda - New podcast series
September 20, 2019

art-agenda / Art Basel

New podcast series

Hosted by Julieta Aranda, the new weekly podcast series focuses on some of today’s most important topics, intersecting art, politics, environmental action, and gender disparity. The podcast brings together the voices of highly respected experts and thinkers such as Benjamin H. Bratton, Coco Fusco, Stefanie Hessler, the Otolith Group, Otobong Nkanga, Trevor Paglen, and Lucia Pietroiusti, among many others, who jointly reflect on how art addresses issues including how to tackle and reduce the emission of carbon footprint, the challenges of being an artist and a mother, the persistence of surveillance states, and the rise of new nationalisms.

Recorded during Art Basel’s Conversations series in June 2019, the podcast will be available on and as well as on all major podcast platforms. A new episode will be released every Friday, on a weekly basis, from September 20 onward.

The series also represents the global launch of art-agenda’s podcasts, which further expand its engagement with contemporary art and criticism beyond the screen and the written form. 

Episode 00: Prequel
Friday, September 20

Episode 01: The Carbon Footprint of Contemporary Art
Friday, September 20
Andrew Stramentov, founder and CEO, Rokbox, London 
Lucia Pietroiusti, curator of General Ecology, Serpentine Galleries, London
Catherine Bottrill, head of the Creative Green program, Julie’s Bicycle, London 
Moderated by Chris Hampton, freelance journalist, Toronto

Episode 02: Let’s Talk about the Weather—Artistic Practice and Climate Change
Friday, September 27
Maria Thereza Alves, artist, São Paulo/Berlin 
Pedro Neves Marques, artist, filmmaker, and writer, New York
Markus Reymann, co-founder, TBA21–Academy, London
Kate MacGarry, founder, Kate MacGarry, London 
Moderated by Antonia Alampi, artistic co-director, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin

Episode 03: Between Production and Reproduction—Career and Motherhood in the Artworld
Friday, October 4
Chus Martínez, curator and head of the Art Institute HGK FHNW, Basel 
Coco Fusco, artist, New York 
Nadine Zeidler, co-founder, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin 
Moderated by Julieta Aranda, artist and editor, e-flux journal, Berlin/New York

Episode 04: Mechanisms of a Surveillance State
Friday, October 11
Benjamin H. Bratton, professor of visual arts and director, Center for Design and Geopolitics, University of California, San Diego 
Carmen Weisskopf, artist, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Berlin/Zurich 
Trevor Paglen, artist, Berlin 
Moderated by Doreen Mende, curator and theorist, associate professor and head of CCC Research-Based Master Program, HEAD Geneva, and co-director, Harun Farocki Institut, Berlin

Episode 05: Will Athens Become the New Art Capital of Europe?
Friday, October 18
George Vamvakidis, co-founder, The Breeder gallery, Athens 
Marina Fokidis, curator and writer, director of South as a State of Mind magazine, Athens 
Angelo Plessas, artist and founder of P.E.T Projects, Athens 
Moderated by Stefanie Hessler, director, Kunsthall Trondheim

Episode 06: New Nationalism(s)
Friday, October 25
Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar, artists, The Otolith Group, London
Zeynep Öz, founder, Bahar, Sharjah, and curator, Turkish Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2019
Nicolaus Schafhausen, strategic director, Fogo Island Arts/Shorefast, Canada
Moderated by Zdenka Badovinac, director, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana


Listen to art-agenda and Art Basel podcast on Soundcloud and Spotify.

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