July 21, 2021 - Art Basel - Art Basel launches Intersections: The Art Basel Podcast
July 21, 2021

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Art Basel launches Intersections: The Art Basel Podcast

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Intersections: The Art Basel Podcast, presented by UBS, will be hosted by Marc Spiegler, Art Basel’s Global Director, in conversation with a dynamic lineup of thought leaders across the fields of art, architecture, music, fashion, design, literature—culture in the broader sense. With each guest, the podcast takes a deep dive into the currents and topics shaping today’s artistic landscape.
The series launched with two episodes on Monday, July 19, featuring one-on-one conversations with renowned architect Sir David Adjaye and producer and collector Kasseem Dean, aka Swizz Beatz. New episodes will be released biweekly and are available to download free of charge across all streaming platforms and on Art Basel’s website. Later this summer, future episodes will feature gallerist Lisa Spellman and musician Kim Gordon, and businesswoman and art collector Pamela Joyner.

Every two weeks, listeners can tune in for in-depth conversations with some of the most influential minds of the creative sphere, as well as shorter segments focused on the timely artworks and behind-the-scenes discussions of must-see shows. On occasion, the regular podcast will be disrupted by special episodes centered on major art world events. The podcast will also present findings from the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report, bringing listeners the latest data, analysis, and insights.

Intersections: The Art Basel Podcast is the latest addition to Art Basel’s ongoing initiatives to engage global audiences year-round, offering a widely accessible terrain for cultural dialogue beyond Art Basel’s physical fairs and Online Viewing Rooms. Leveraging Art Basel’s international network and deep industry insight, the podcast offers audiences unique access to key voices and changemakers in the global creative and cultural industries—from artists and collectors to fashion designers, authors, architects, and music producers.

The series launched with two available episodes, co-hosted by renowned Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye and music producer and collector Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Daoud Dean), respectively. In the first episode, Sir David Adjaye talks about the power of architecture, Black artists’ work, race in the art world, and his current project, designing the Edo Museum of West African Art in Benin, which will house the Benin Bronzes. In the second available episode, Swizz Beatz discusses the meeting points between activism and collecting. Available from August 3, 2021, 303 Gallery founder Lisa Spellman will be joined by artist Kim Gordon to discuss the relationships between artists and musicians in the 1980s and 1990s New York City independent scene, the impact of gentrification and where things stand now. Later in August, businesswoman and art collector Pamela Joyner reflects on her collection of contemporary African American artists and the role of the collector as patron, as well as the larger topic of diversity in the artworld.

Further details can be found on artbasel.com/podcast

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