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Art Monthly Talk Show 12th May 2014

 

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Daniel Miller, Paul O’Kane and Stephen Wilson discuss their features and reviews from the May issue of Art Monthly. Daniel discusses he is Polemic piece entitled  Against Political Art, Paul O’kane discusses his feature New Romatic(ism) and Stephen discusses his report on Art Taipei.

The show is hosted by Chris McCormack the Assistant Editor of Art Monthly.

Previous episodes are available on Art Monthly’s website www.artmonthly.co.uk/events.htm

Art Monthly magazine offers an informed and comprehensive guide to the latest developments in contemporary art.Fiercely independent, Art Monthly’s news and opinion sections provide regular information and polemics on the international art scene. It also offers In-depth interviews and features; reviews of exhibitions, performances, films and books; art law; auction reports and exhibition listings

 

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Art Monthly Talk Show 9th December 2013

All Clear

Paul O’Kane sees through the rhetoric of transparency

Recent claims that transparency – particularly the kind heralded by online technologies – is a panacea for democracy veil the fact that, in terms of power relations, these technologies often function more like the one-way mirrors of interrogation rooms. Perhaps artists ought to look back to the radical repurposing of mainstream culture in the tumultuous 1970s for inspiration as to how to reveal the unseen.

‘Can we complacently claim that the will of the people is the rule of the people by the people while we enthusiastically give our time and agency over to commodified wizardry whose complex algorithms keep us “sitting in a room, by ourselves, staring at a chunk of plastic”, as a recent Facebook post confessed.’

The programme is hosted by Matt Hale who has worked at Art Monthly since 1991.

Previous episodes are available on Art Monthly’s website www.artmonthly.co.uk/events.htm

Art Monthly magazine offers an informed and comprehensive guide to the latest developments in contemporary art.Fiercely independent, Art Monthly’s news and opinion sections provide regular information and polemics on the international art scene. It also offers In-depth interviews and features; reviews of exhibitions, performances, films and books; art law; auction reports and exhibition listings

Art Monthly magazine is indispensable reading!

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www.artmonthly.co.uk

Art Monthly Talk Show 8th April 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul O’Kane, Mark Harris and Reuben Fowkes discuss their texts in the April 2013 issue of Art Monthly

Life and Death- Paul O’Kane on art and being. If art in secular societies plays some part in defining humanity, how have artists such as John Akomfrah, Nick Broomfield and Patrick Keiller met the challenges laid forth by globalisation’s increasingly pervasive and invasive brand of technocapitalism?

‘When, occasionally, the shameful excesses, inadequacies and inequalities underpinning consumerism are glimpsed in news media, these “shocking facts” become yet more fleeting images, commodified emotions of momentary indignation and injustice.’

Maja & Reuben Fowkes on the return of the East European. When the coalition government recently proposed running an anti-UK advertising campaign in Eastern Europe with the aim of discouraging immigration, it brought an outmoded cultural categorisation back to life. Perhaps Number 10 might have looked at the work of Adam Chodzko, Roman Ondák, Dan Perjovschi and Nedko Solakov before returning the generic ‘East European’ to the discourse around identity.

‘In the 2000s these artists were likely to feel at home in the post-identitarian circuits of a globalised art world which abandoned the cult of origins in favour of a universalist outlook, but now they are faced with the return of the East European.’

Mark Harris on  The Bride and the Bachelors: Duchamp with Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns at the Barbican, London in Spring 2013

The programme is hosted by Matt Hale who has worked at Art Monthly since 1991.

Previous episodes are available on Art Monthly’s website www.artmonthly.co.uk/events.htm

Art Monthly magazine offers an informed and comprehensive guide to the latest developments in contemporary art.Fiercely independent, Art Monthly’s news and opinion sections provide regular information and polemics on the international art scene. It also offers In-depth interviews and features; reviews of exhibitions, performances, films and books; art law; auction reports and exhibition listings

Art Monthly magazine is indispensable reading!

Special magazine subscription offer  £29 .

www.artmonthly.co.uk

Art Monthly Talk Show on Resonance104.4 FM, 12th October 2012

Paul O’Kane and Sophie J Williamson discuss their features in the October 2012 issue of Art Monthly-

On Making Art by Paul O’Kane on the act of making and the making of the act The notion of creativity has been subjected to rigorous critique in the postmodern era but the act of making – the business of negotiating the idiosyncracies of the artist’s chosen medium – still remains central. In the digital age, however, the media of mundane labour and creative expression are often the same, so is it time for artists to reconceive the act of making and the making of the act?

The Artist as Cynic by Sophie J Williamson writes in praise of shamelessness.The scandalous Cynics of ancient Greece lived a life free from social restraint, speaking their minds – and indeed performing their bodily functions – in public and thereby exposing the hypocrisy and political motivations underlying most social conventions. Many performance artists, such as Marina Abramović and Cosey Fanni Tutti, have utilised similar techniques, but in an age of voluntary and involuntary surveillance through social networks, how have artists such as Christoph Schlingensief and Ai Weiwei tapped into the spirit of the Cynics for political protest?

 

The programme is hosted by Matt Hale who has worked at Art Monthly since 1991.

 

Previous episodes are available on Art Monthly’s website www.artmonthly.co.uk/events.htm

 

Art Monthly magazine offers an informed and comprehensive guide to the latest developments in contemporary art.Fiercely independent, Art Monthly’s news and opinion sections provide regular information and polemics on the international art scene. It also offers In-depth interviews and features; reviews of exhibitions, performances, films and books; art law; auction reports and exhibition listings

 

Art Monthly magazine is indispensable reading!

 

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Art Monthly Talk Show 11th May 2012

Two features from the May 2012 edition of Art Monthly are discussed with writers Paul O’Kane and Omar Kholeif.

Omar Kholeif is a writer and curator at FACT, Liverpool, a visiting curator at Cornerhouse, Manchester, and is associate curator at the Arab British Centre, London. Paul O’Kane is an artist, writer and lecturer based in London.

The Thing- Do you believe in things? asks Paul O’Kane

In a western world dominated by immaterial labour, and where scientists and philosophers have thrown into doubt our understanding of physical objects, how have artists – from John McCracken and John Hilliard to Wood & Harrison and Andrew Dodds – questioned and defended the nature of things?

‘Sculpture, of all the arts, must surely be responsible for mapping the various journeys of thinghood. “What is a Thing?” – the question Heidegger asked in the 1920s – turns out to be a question that we have to keep asking.’

Man Machine- Omar Kholeif tracks the influences of Kraftwerk

With a recent move into exhibition making, German ‘robot pop’ group Kraftwerk has crossed disciplines into the visual arts. But which are the artists that the group borrowed from and who are the current artists, such as Jill Magid and Wafaa Bilal, that exemplify Kraftwerk’s man-machine ethos?

‘Kraftwerk’s evocation of the cyborg has been discussed within academic music circles but rarely has its influence been positioned alongside contemporary visual art. For example, the work of infamous Cypriot-Australian performance and media artist Stelarc, who has used medical instruments, prosthetics and robotics to explore and alter how his body interfaces with its surroundings.’

The programme is hosted by Matt Hale who has worked at Art Monthly since 1991.

Previous episodes are available on Art Monthly’s website www.artmonthly.co.uk/events.htm

Art Monthly magazine offers an informed and comprehensive guide to the latest developments in contemporary art.

Fiercely independent, Art Monthly’s news and opinion sections provide regular information and polemics on the

international art scene. It also offers In-depth interviews and features; reviews of exhibitions, performances, films and books; art law; auction reports and exhibition listings

Art Monthly magazine is indispensable reading!

Special magazine subscription offer for Resonance 104.4 listeners.Subscribe now and save 40% on the cover price at

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Art Monthly Talk Show 10th February 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omar Kholeif discusses his feature on western appropriation of art from the Arab world entitled Arabic Agendas and Paul O’Kane redefines outsider art discussing his feature Out of this world.

The programme is hosted by Matt Hale who has worked at Art Monthly since 1991.

Previous episodes are available on Art Monthly’s website www.artmonthly.co.uk/events.htm

Art Monthly magazine offers an informed and comprehensive guide to the latest developments in contemporary art.

Fiercely independent, Art Monthly’s news and opinion sections provide regular information and polemics on the

international art scene. It also offers In-depth interviews and features; reviews of exhibitions, performances, films and books; art law; auction reports and exhibition listings

Art Monthly magazine is indispensable reading!

Special magazine subscription offer for Resonance 104.4 listeners.Subscribe now and save 40% on the cover price at

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Art Monthly July 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Dickinson, writer and BBC broadcaster discusses his visit and review of  Time Machine Biennial: No Network  in Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina with Paul O’Kane, writer, lecturer and artist, who discusses his review of the book by Gillian Whiteley entitled Junk: Art and Politics of Trash

Art Monthly magazine’s talk programme on Resonance FM started in February 2009 and is broadcast on the second Friday of each month at 5pm. In each show Art Monthly critics discuss their writing in the latest issue.

The programme is hosted by Matt Hale who has worked at Art Monthly since 1991 and produced by Frederika Whitehead.

Previous episodes are available on Art Monthly’s website www.artmonthly.co.uk/events.htm

Art Monthly magazine offers an informed and comprehensive guide to the latest developments in contemporary art.

Fiercely independent, Art Monthly’s news and opinion sections provide regular information and polemics on the

international art scene. It also offers In-depth interviews and features; reviews of exhibitions, performances, films and books; art law; auction reports and exhibition listings

Art Monthly magazine is indispensable reading!

Special magazine subscription offer for Resonance 104.4 listeners.Subscribe now and save 40% on the cover price at

www.artmonthly.co.uk