VOICES OF DISSENT- ART AND POLITICS
Championing Environmental Advocacy Through Art: An Interview with Phil Barton
In the realm of Eco Art, Phil Barton stands as a dedicated practitioner, weaving a profound commitment to the natural and built environment into his creative endeavors. With a lifelong dedication to fostering collaboration across diverse communities and organizations, Phil Barton employs a hands-on approach to environmental issues, urging practical actions to address the pressing challenges faced by our planet.
This interview delves into Barton's unique approach, examining the intersection of art, science, and activism, and the pivotal role it plays in raising awareness and inspiring positive change.
20 de novembro de 2023
Disruptive Narratives: An Unconventional Odyssey with Dolly Sen
Welcome to an engaging conversation with Dolly Sen a working-class brown queer artist based in Norwich, UK. With a brain she humorously describes as having an "ill-repute," Dolly disrupts societal systems not through conventional means, but with a unique blend of My Little Ponies on acid and a touch of sadness. Boasting over 10 published books and a global presence in films, performances, and art, Dolly's work is subversive, humorous, and radical. From 'sectioning' government departments to confronting misogyny in a clitoris hat, Dolly Sen's artistic journey is a testament to her unconventional approach to challenging norms and sparking debates on madness, sanity, and acceptable behaviours.
13 de novembro de 2023
Working-Class Activism: An Interview with Helen Carr
Meet an artist whose work transcends boundaries and defies convention. Hailing from Lambeth, South London, and with roots in the North of England, she weaves a captivating narrative of social class, history, and activism into her art. Drawing inspiration from her family's strong tradition of political engagement, she explores themes as diverse as folk art, industry, and trade unions. Her unique creations feature a blend of materials and symbols, breathing new life into everyday objects. Join us as we delve into the world of this working-class artist whose work is a testament to the enduring power of art in addressing societal issues.
8 de novembro de 2023
Artistic Activism and Social Reflection: A Conversation with Pomidor Group
In this exclusive interview, we delve into the world of Pomidor Group, an artistic collective founded in Moscow in 2018 by Polina Egorushkina and Maria Sarkisyants. The group has made waves with its socially engaged projects, emphasizing themes of fellowship, community building, emigration, and a keen focus on socio-political matters. Recently, Pomidor Group relocated to the UK, where they continue to shape the discourse on critical analysis, community development, and pressing global issues.
9 de outubro de 2023
Exploring the Political Power of Kitschy Collages: an interview with Elleanna Chapman
In the world of art, one artist's canvas may be another's playground, and creativity knows no bounds. In today's interview we have a captivating conversation with Elleanna Chapman, who finds inspiration in the unconventional. This artist's medium of choice is collage, but not just any collage – collages that defy the norm. From prints to enlarged images, canvas-based paintings to collected objects, this creator's work embodies a blend of kitsch, cuteness, ugliness, and strangeness.
Join us as we delve into the mind of Chapman, exploring the intriguing fusion of art, kitsch, and politics that makes her work a unique and thought-provoking journey.
4 de outubro de 2023
Transcending Boundaries: An Interview with Aljohara Jeje
Meet Aljohara Jeje, the internationally acclaimed artist whose life journey has taken her from Europe to various corners of the world, ultimately leading her to settle in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Her work, born from keen observations across cultures, has garnered widespread recognition and commissions, both locally and globally. Aljohara's art encapsulates the essence of contemporary Saudi Arabia while honouring its rich history and traditions. In this interview, we delve into her unique perspective and award-winning creations Double Dutch and /pəˈfɔːm(ə)ns/.
2 de outubro de 2023
Bridging Art and Place: an Interview with STEWY
Step into the world of STEWY, a stencil-based street artist whose work transcends traditional boundaries. Through life-size 'ghost' images strategically placed in significant locations, STEWY explores psycho-geography, connecting place, history, and shared memories. In this interview, we dive into their artistic process and the powerful impact of their inclusive and thought-provoking street art.
20 de setembro de 2023
Unveiling Ancestral Threads: Interview with Suritah Wignall
In a world marked by division and uncertainty, Suritah Wignall has embarked on a deeply personal voyage over the past few years—one that centres around uncovering the untold stories of her family's past and celebrating the enduring strength of the women who came before her. Join us as we delve into her remarkable journey of self-discovery, resilience, and the power of ancestral connections.
18 de setembro de 2023
Art as Social Discourse: A Conversation with Sonia Rolak
Join us for a thought-provoking conversation with Sonia Rolak, a visionary artist whose four-decade-long journey has been driven by a deep commitment to exploring socio-political themes through art. From challenging gender inequality to shedding light on the plight of marginalized communities and the perils of financial speculation, Rolak has used her creative genius to raise critical questions about the world we inhabit. In this interview, we delve into her artistic evolution, the power of art to provoke change, and the vital role artists play in addressing societal issues that experts often overlook.
15 de setembro de 2023
Threaded Narratives: An Interview with Caren Garfen
Meet Caren Garfen whose mastery lies in the delicate craft of textiles and meticulous hand-stitching, all driven by a profound commitment to extensive research. Through the fusion of these elements, her artwork emerges as accessible yet powerful narratives, delving into the heart of pressing societal issues. In this exclusive interview, we delve into the artist's transformative journey, from her exploration of women's issues and gender stereotypes to the artist's thought-provoking installations on dieting and the haunting legacy of the Holocaust. Join us as we unravel the threads of creativity and meaning woven into their captivating body of work.
13 de setembro de 2023
Unearthing Meaning: A Writer's Quest to Challenge, Heal, and Inspire with Erika Loch
Introducing an interview with a passionate and versatile writer who uses her craft to challenge censorship and inspire readers to explore the layers of meaning within words. With a wide-ranging exploration of themes and a focus on evoking emotions and new perspectives, this writer's work is a journey through the depths of human experience.
11 de setembro de 2023
Transforming Urban Spaces into Living Galleries- An Interview with Ruinbow
Introducing an interview with a unique and socially conscious artist whose work transforms the streets into an open-air gallery. With a passion for street art and a mission to make original art accessible to all, this artist's approach is both innovative and inspiring.
8 de setembro de 2023
Provoking contemplation and transformation - An interview with Orsina Pasargiklian
Orsina Pasargiklian is a remarkable artist, whose canvas not only reflects the world's complexities but also strives to shape a more conscious and empathetic future through the lens of creativity. Join us as we delve into her artistic journey, inspirations, and unwavering commitment to socially and environmentally conscious art.
6 de setembro de 2023
Artistic Alchemy: Exploring Color, Metacubism, and Creativity with Tomas Lagunavicius
Join us as we embark on a captivating conversation with Tomas Lagunavicius, a visionary artist who continually redefines the boundaries of artistic expression and thought.
4 de setembro de 2023
Exploring Liminal Realities: An Interview with Gillian Holding
Join us as we unravel the layers of ambiguity, power, and absurdity that define these mesmerizing paintings. Through this conversation, we'll gain insight into the artist's unique approach to capturing the essence of our ever-evolving world and the potent emotions it evokes.
31 de agosto de 2023
Capturing Resilience Amidst Destruction - A Conversation with Multidisciplinary Artist Camp 2.22
In a poignant exploration of human endurance amidst devastation, artist Camp 2.22 ventured into the heart of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic in 2022, documenting the aftermath of conflict in the war-torn city of Mariupol. Through their independent journey, the artist collected raw video material that forms the basis of a profound film project. This interview delves into Camp 2.22's immersive approach to storytelling, offering a glimpse into the lives of those who experienced the horrors of war firsthand. With a portfolio spanning performance art, installations, and graphics, their work delves deep into society's undercurrents, giving voice to the marginalized and reflecting the power of art to shape narratives.
29 de agosto de 2023
Unveiling Truths and Challenging Orthodoxy: A Conversation with Artist Martin Fowler
Within this interview, we will unravel the layers of Fowler's artistic philosophy, exploring his motivation to counter prevailing orthodoxies and his commitment to challenging cultural norms. Join us as we dive deep into the mind of a visionary artist who encourages us to rethink the stories we tell ourselves about our identity and society.
25 de agosto de 2023
Exploring Emotions and Change Through Art: an Interview with Sara Melly
In this interview, we delve into the mind and motivations of Sara Melly, gaining insights into the psychology of her art, the evolution of her creative path, and her unwavering commitment to sparking awareness and action. Join us as we explore the intricate interplay of emotions and change within the canvas of her artistic journey.
23 de agosto de 2023
Exploring Individual and Collective Trauma: an Interview with Peter Brandt
Welcome to this exclusive interview with Peter Brandt, a visionary artist whose work transcends boundaries and challenges conventional artistic norms. With a profound commitment to pushing artistic boundaries, Peter's innovative approach draws inspiration from diverse disciplines and historical contexts. His creations evoke a harmonious dialogue between tradition and modernity, inviting us to explore the intricate interplay of form, concept, and emotion. Join us as we delve into Peter Brandt's artistic journey, uncovering the influences, philosophies, and techniques that have shaped his captivating body of work.
21 de agosto de 2023
Resonating Narratives: an Interview with Elena Akaeva
This interview offers a captivating insight into the world of Elena Akaeva, a thought-provoking performative artist and photographer. Akaeva's unique perspective, shaped by her personal journey from Moscow to Venice and London, navigates themes of war, displacement, and identity with unwavering artistic dedication. Through profound discussions about her powerful performances, such as "A Year" and "Roads," Akaeva's connection to her subjects and her ability to convey deep emotions without words come to the forefront, showcasing the transformative potential of art to address pressing social issues and spark meaningful change.
18 de agosto de 2023
Resonating Narratives: Elena Akaeva's Fearless Artistry as an Agent of Transformation
Diving into the realms of contemporary art, this review delves into the captivating work of Elena Akaeva. A performative artist and photographer, Akaeva's creations emerge as a universal language, bridging personal history, politics, and societal critique.
18 de agosto de 2023
Bridging Art and Politics in Times of Crisis: a Conversation with Nic Galloro.
With his visual language, Nic Galloro channels ongoing concerns into a realm where creativity is both a mirror and a conduit. The interview uncovers the threads that intertwine art, activism, and personal experience, revealing the profound impact of artistic expression on raising awareness, fostering change, and inviting viewers to engage with the urgent matters that define our world.
14 de agosto de 2023
Redefining Context and Reality: Conversation with Patrick Lowry
Discover the intricate layers of art that incite contemplation, challenge preconceptions, and spark a profound dialogue on the intricate relationship between appearance and authenticity.
11 de agosto de 2023
Eclectic Odyssey: Unraveling Artistry and Eco-Feminism with Claudi Piripippi
Claudi Piripippi artistic journey began in Germany and flourished amidst the cultural tapestry of London, Los Angeles and Italy. Their experiences have spanned idyllic rural landscapes to bustling cityscapes, weaving together a narrative of artistry and passion. Claudi's evolution into a radical eco-feminist artist has seamlessly blended multimedia and performance, while their hands remain rooted in repurposed materials and a profound connection to the natural world. Their work stands as defiance against consumerism, challenges patriarchal paradigms, and inspires transformative conversations.
9 de agosto de 2023
The captivating narrative behind iconic women: an Interview with Stephanie Jaffe
Stephanie Jaffe is an impressive mixed-media assemblage and mosaic artist, whose latest body of work creates a discourse around the captivating world of iconic women. Through her stunning portraits, she weaves narratives about historic figures who have left an indelible mark on our world.
4 de agosto de 2023
Peter D'Alessandri: A Journey from Catharsis to Social Commentary
Today, we delve into the artist's unique creative process, the driving forces behind their powerful commentaries, and how their art continues to engage audiences, initiating meaningful conversations about the complex world we inhabit.
1 de agosto de 2023
Exploring Societal Boundaries: Interview with Romeo Gómez López
Diving into the depths of provocative creativity and fearless exploration, join us for an illuminating conversation with Romeo Gómez López.
28 de julho de 2023
Welcome: An Artistic Odyssey Reflecting Society and Identity - A Conversation with Philip Vaughan-Williams
Join us as we embark on a captivating discussion with this visionary artist, as he shares their insights and experiences while celebrating the 20-year milestone of the 'Welcome' project. Witness the power of transitory installations that leave an indelible mark on both the artist and their audience, inviting us all to ponder the complexities of our shared human experience.
27 de julho de 2023
Brushstrokes of Emotion: Interview with O. Yemi Tubi
In this interview, we'll delve into O. Yemi Tubi's artistic journey, exploring his inspirations and the profound messages he conveys through his extraordinary artistic expression.
24 de julho de 2023
Intersecting of Art, Myth, and History: Interview with Gen Doy
Come along as we delve into a captivating dialogue with Gen Doy, delving into her artistic journey, deep ties to history and myth, and the empowering impact of her politically-charged artistic expression. Brace yourself to be enthralled by the sheer artistic brilliance of Gen Doy, whose creative pursuits profoundly echo the core of human existence and the intricate fabric of our shared narrative.
21 de julho de 2023
Exploring Social and Political Consciousness: An Interview with Letian Qu
In this interview, we will delve into Letian Qu's creative process, motivations, and the profound themes that underpin his artistry. Join us as we embark on a journey through his artistic world, where vibrant hues, evocative lines, and symbolic imagery intertwine to evoke introspection and provoke thoughtful contemplation on the human condition.
18 de julho de 2023
The Transformative Potency of Satire: Interview with John Hogan
We have the pleasure of speaking with an artist who skillfully employs the codes of satire to evoke profound meaning and ignite contemplative discussions. Their artistic practice takes inspiration from a world plagued by perpetual crisis, focusing on the dysfunction of society, the cruelty humans inflict upon each other, and the pervasive inequality perpetuated by multinational entities.
12 de julho de 2023
Illuminating Individuals Perspectives: An Interview with Sean Alistair
Today, we have the privilege of delving deeper into Sean Alistair's artistic journey, gaining insight into the intersection of his personal experiences, mental health, and creative expression. Let us explore the profound narratives woven into his artwork and the impact it has on both himself and his audience.
6 de julho de 2023
Unleashing the Unconscious Mind - Interview with Marco Riha
With a creative journey spanning nearly three decades, Marco Riha has discovered his artistic home in Surrealist Automatism. From art therapy to surrealism, Riha's creative process has evolved, pouring colors onto surfaces, revealing a surprising evolution.
27 de junho de 2023
Culinary as a Political Statement - Interview with Sijia Chen
A journey into the artistic world of Sijia Chen, where cultural heritage, cuisine, and identity converge, revealing new narratives that transcend borders and inspire profound conversations. Immerse yourself in this exclusive interview to witness the captivating power of her work and the transformative journey it unfolds.
20 de junho de 2023
Culinary as a Political Statement - a Review of Sijia Chen's Art
Unveiling the power of cultural heritage and cuisine, artist Sijia Chen sparks new dialogues at the intersection of art, identity, and globalized economies. Discover her captivating work and journey in this exclusive review.
18 de junho de 2023