In mid-November the Art Life's Andrew Frost spoke with US artist Nick Cave in front of a live audience of 800 people at Carriageworks, Sydney. Cave speaks on his background, inspirations and working methods, the connection of music to his practice and his philosophies as a teacher.
On January 9, 2014 The Art Life's Andrew Frost spoke with Christian Boltanski in front of a live audience at Carriageworks. The celebrated French artist was in Sydney for the opening of his installation Chance and talked about the evolution of his work, his inspirations and his unshakeable belief in an indifferent God. The works discussed in the podcast include Altar to the Chases High School , Dog in the Street, Toys, Bath Time and Children Playing [each 1991], Monument to The Children of Dijon , No Mans Land , Life of CB  and Chance [2011-14]. Images of these works can be found on the web.
The Art Life contributing editor Carrie Miller talks to Cementa 13 directors Alex Wisser and Georgie Pollard about the philosophy behind their upcoming event. In part 2 of our art publishing series, we speak with Amelia Barikin, author of 'Parallel Presents: The Art of Pierre Hughye', and to Jane Raffan, author of 'Power + Colour', a book on the contemporary Indigenous painting collected by Pat Corrigan. Emails from listeners and news on the next TV project. PLUS: Gut Feeling.
The Art Life joins with Cementa 13, a biennale made of cement: Art Life contributing editor Carrie Miller discusses the nature of power in the Australian art world, Nietzsche and Kelly Clarkson; art publishing special part one features interviews with Blurb's Robin Goldberg and Nicky Garner of Das Superpaper: and John A. Douglas talks about his work, the cinema and setting rules for performance art. Plus: You Only Live Twice. Pic: John A Douglas, Body Fluid - Ascent (detail), 2012. Courtesy the artist and Chalk Horse.
Bumper episode featuring interviews with Marisa Purcell on her recent exhibition, drawing inspiration from the classics and the health of abstract painting; Simon Sellars discusses editing 'Extreme Metaphors: Interviews with JG Ballard' and the late author's connections with visual art; PLUS a feature interview with William Wright AM on expat life in London in the early 60s, curating the '82 Biennale of Sydney, why most curators are lazy, and much more. Plus: early nominations for our secret project, news and YMO's 'Behind the Mask'. Pic: Marisa Purcell's 'Punctuated'.
Interviews with Darren Sylvester on sadness, nostalgia and his latest show at Sullivan & Strumpf: Anna Davis on curating Primavera 2012 and the infinitely knotted conundrum - what is an emerging artist: and Sebastian Goldspink talks about Alaska Project's first year and the yellow dividing line. PLUS: Eurocool, the next Art Life TV project and an exciting announcement. Plus: I'm In Love With A German Film-star.
The return of the podcast! Featuring interviews with artist/curator Tom Polo about his show 'There's A Hole In The Sky' at Campbeltown City Gallery - gallerist Amanda Rowell and The Commercial Gallery - and a rumination on the history of the blog, blogging and the crisis of old media. Also featuring 'Cheese'.