Glasstire

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Expanding the conversation about art in Texas.

Episodes

  • Artist On Artist: Riley Holloway

    Artist On Artist: Riley Holloway

    12/11/2020 Duration: 34min

    Christopher Blay and Riley Holloway talk about painting, family, politics, "Home," and recognizing ourselves in the people and culture that make up the Black experience. “I wanted to highlight those moments that made me, literally — you know, right — like I'm in some of these images.”  If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: glasstire.com/donate

  • Art Dirt: Is Philip Guston Right for Now?

    Art Dirt: Is Philip Guston Right for Now?

    08/11/2020 Duration: 34min

    Christopher Blay, Christina Rees, and Brandon Zech talk about what the recent postponement of a show of works by Philip Guston says about museums and culture today.  "If museums continue their history of being traditionally white spaces, then when you put a painting of the KKK in them, it will be reinforcing that white space. If you have the diversity of a great multitude of art and artists in those spaces, then they become true places for dialogue and learning." If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

  • Artist On Artist: Bernardo Vallarino

    Artist On Artist: Bernardo Vallarino

    06/11/2020 Duration: 28min

    Christopher Blay and Bernardo Vallarino discuss Vallarino's work which addresses the hollow sentiments of "Thoughts and Prayers" in the face of violence in society. Blay's conversation with Vallarino took place at the Nasher Sculpture Center where Vallarino is the inaugural artist for Nasher Public, a new initiative at the Nasher. "The ribbons [central to Vallarino's installation at the Nasher] became a physical manifestation of this very hollow action that, without any real action behind it, has no effect on the violence that exists out there." If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: glasstire.com/donate

  • Art Dirt: Berlin Museums Vandalized Gallery  Nonprofit Closures

    Art Dirt: Berlin Museums Vandalized; Gallery & Nonprofit Closures

    25/10/2020 Duration: 23min

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss the implications of closures of a blue-chip London gallery and a storied NYC nonprofit, and tackle recent vandalism at three German museums.   "I don't think damaging art is performance, but using a clown flower to squirt liquid onto antiquities to deface them is one of the most absurd things I've heard." If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

  • Art Dirt: How Do We Judge Texas Cities “Cultural Vibrancy”

    Art Dirt: How Do We Judge Texas Cities' “Cultural Vibrancy”

    11/10/2020 Duration: 39min

    Christopher Blay and Christina Rees discuss how a recent national report about culturally vibrant cities, which only counted one Texas region among its top 40 places, impacts our ideas about the state and its artists. “I still don’t know how this report necessarily reflects the real, on-the-ground working lives and experiences of the people who make these places ‘culturally vibrant.'” If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

  • Art Dirt: Is Virtual Reality the Future of Art?

    Art Dirt: Is Virtual Reality the Future of Art?

    27/09/2020 Duration: 44min

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss the art world's (still nascent) use of virtual and augmented reality, how VR undercuts traditional art experiences, and its real potential in the hands of artists.  "For somebody who has so many doubts about where the digital revolution is taking us, I'm actually quite excited about virtual reality in art, because I do think that artists will continue to push the boundaries of what it can be ... I do think a lot of artists are capable of doing something that we haven't imagined yet." If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

  • Art Dirt: The Death of Art Fairs

    Art Dirt: The Death of Art Fairs

    13/09/2020 Duration: 34min

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss the good, the bad, and the future of in-person art fairs. "I’m a person who loves art, and I found Art Basel Miami to be a draining and kind of frightful experience." If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

  • Art Dirt: Nature Unleashed: Art  Disasters

    Art Dirt: Nature Unleashed: Art & Disasters

    30/08/2020 Duration: 33min

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss how hurricanes, fires, floods, earthquakes, tornados, and other disasters impact art, artists, and the ethos of cities. "Texas in and of itself is a dramatic and exciting place to live, and it can also be a heartbreaking place to live." If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

  • Art Dirt: Make Art with Purpose  Janeil Engelstad

    Art Dirt: Make Art with Purpose & Janeil Engelstad

    16/08/2020 Duration: 31min

    Christopher Blay talks with Janeil Engelstad about the history and current projects of her organization, Make Art with Purpose. "MAP gives local artists a platform and funding and a space to do [work] that addresses something politically or socially."

  • Art Dirt: Gavin Brown, Barbara Gladstone  the Future of Galleries

    Art Dirt: Gavin Brown, Barbara Gladstone & the Future of Galleries

    02/08/2020 Duration: 37min

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss a recent shakeup in the New York gallery scene and how the pandemic will affect art galleries in the long term.  "It’s hard not to believe that about 30% or more of galleries will be gone by this time next year." "They’ll either be gone, or they’ll be some sort of shell of their former selves."

  • Art Dirt: The Weirdest Things About the Art World

    Art Dirt: The Weirdest Things About the Art World

    19/07/2020 Duration: 43min

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss all of the weirdness we love (and hate) about the art world. "When you hear about stolen artwork you may as well grieve the death of that work because you may never see it anywhere again."

  • Art Dirt: The Spaces We Live In and the Pandemic

    Art Dirt: The Spaces We Live In and the Pandemic

    05/07/2020 Duration: 47min

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss what makes our homes homey, the overwhelming sameness of airbnbs and other urban spaces, and how the pandemic is affecting our view of home life. "I think a lot of these conversations address the question: is there a way to make spaces more flexible, versatile and humane?"

  • Art Dirt: Racism, Art, and the Last Few Weeks

    Art Dirt: Racism, Art, and the Last Few Weeks

    21/06/2020 Duration: 36min

    Christopher Blay and Christina Rees talk about the events of the last few weeks, and whether black artists are holding out hope that this moment will move the needle on racial violence and injustice. “I think artists aren’t waiting for museums and galleries to create a response to what’s happening in the world. I think it's either something that infects you and invades your work, or something that’s always a part of who you are and you can’t make anything else.“

  • Art Dirt: We Went to the MFAH Yesterday — a Conversation About Reopenings.

    Art Dirt: We Went to the MFAH Yesterday — a Conversation About Reopenings.

    24/05/2020 Duration: 39min

    Brandon Zech and Christina Rees talk about their visit to the newly reopened Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "My whole point in visiting the museum was to answer the questions ‘Can I enjoy the art?' Can I get through the distraction of the sense of being out in public?"

  • The Top Five Tips For Buying Art Online

    The Top Five Tips For Buying Art Online

    21/05/2020 Duration: 15min

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech walk you through the surprisingly unstressful process of buying excellent art online, at all price points. “Have fun with it. Buying art online is an interesting adventure, and right now it’s going to a very good cause. Artists and galleries are hurting and it’s a good idea to support them if you can.” Watch the video version of this conversation: https://glasstire.com/2020/05/21/top-five-may-21-2020-tips-for-buying-art-online/

  • The Top Things We Don’t Miss About the Art World

    The Top Things We Don’t Miss About the Art World

    17/05/2020 Duration: 16min

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech have an honest conversation about some realities they’re happy to get a break from. “It’s terrific that we’re getting a vacation from these things.” Watch a video version of this conversation: https://glasstire.com/2020/05/14/top-five-may-14-2020-things-we-dont-miss-about-the-art-world/

  • Art Dirt: The Intersection of Art and Conspiracy Theories

    Art Dirt: The Intersection of Art and Conspiracy Theories

    10/05/2020 Duration: 37min

    Brandon Zech and Christina Rees talk about Marina Abramović, the Kennedy assassination, and why conspiracy theories and art don't tend to mix. "People in the art world are kind of Teflon about this. There's a lot of skepticism. It just doesn't tend to circulate in the industry that we work in. So when it happens it's really strange." If you like Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor by visiting https://glasstire.com/donate

  • Art Dirt: Is it Time for Texas Art to Get Hyperlocal?

    Art Dirt: Is it Time for Texas Art to Get Hyperlocal?

    26/04/2020 Duration: 30min

    Brandon Zech and Christina Rees take an optimistic view of a more collaborative future for Texas art, artists, and institutions, and their more appreciative audiences. "There’s a lot of sweat equity that artists are willing to put into their own shows if you give them the space in a museum."

  • Art Dirt: What is the Future of Art?

    Art Dirt: What is the Future of Art?

    12/04/2020 Duration: 38min

    Brandon Zech and Christina Rees discuss how artists and arts workers will adapt to and navigate our new landscape. "The only people who are going to be making art are people who really are artists and really want to make art. And they'll have to do it without thinking that they're going to make a living off of it."

  • Art Dirt: An Update on COVID-19  the Arts

    Art Dirt: An Update on COVID-19 & the Arts

    29/03/2020 Duration: 22min

    Brandon Zech and Christina Rees discuss the difficulties faced by museums and nonprofits, the government stimulus bill, and the possible closure of art schools as a result of the pandemic. "This is still early days. I was talking to somebody on the phone who knows a lot about higher education, and he was sounding the alarm, essentially saying that he thinks a number of universities are going to shut because of this." This week’s podcast is supported in part by The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and their program 'Being There: Revisiting Tuesday Evenings' at the Modern, a rebroadcast of past Tuesday Evenings lectures on YouTube. Terri Thornton, Curator of Education, will introduce each presentation, with an online chat to follow. Join the museum, as usual, on Tuesdays from 7-8 PM for the program. For more information, go here: bit.ly/2UJaOoD

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