EVA LAURA MADAR – Matt’s Art Chat #28 (PODCAST)

This week’s Matt’s Art Chat is a conversation with French-born Tango dancer Eva Laura Madar about the Tango culture and the different kinds of Tango. Here, we also talk about her experience of living ten-years in Argentina, which she calls her second home, as well as her time in Patagonia and her connection with nature, among other things.

To find out more about Eva Laura Madar, visit her website: https://evalauramadar.wixsite.com/mad-art.

MATT’S ART CHAT is a series of podcast conversations about the arts with creators, curators and art lovers from all over the world. The series is hosted by arts presenter Matt Micucci.

CHRIS CRAIG – Matt’s Art Chat #28 (PODCAST)

Matt’s Art Chat returns with a podcast conversation with Chris Craig, director of London’s BASTIAN Gallery. Here, we talk about the gallery’s upcoming exhibition, Atelier Picasso, which reimagines Pablo Picasso’s Cannes Studio as an immersive experience within the gallery, using a treasure trove of objects including furniture, sculptures, ceramics, drawings and prints.

Atelier Picasso is set to open at BASTIAN on September 3. For more information, go to https://www.bastian-gallery.com/en/news/atelier-picasso/

Listen to the podcast conversation via the player below

THE ART MOVEMENT – Episode 20 (RADIO SHOW)

Welcome to THE ART MOVEMENT, a radio show about the arts and culture, where all art forms and free thoughts are allowed. The show is hosted by globe-trotting art presenter Matt Micucci, featuring plenty of music, interview clips and thoughts on current events.

Listen to episode 20 via one of the players below.

Download the full show here.

In this episode:

  • Alfons Mucha and art nouveau;
  • Venice International Film Festival 2020 program announced;
  • Orson Welles and Dennis Hopper: unruly geniuses;
  • Thelonious Monk lost album release indefinitely called off.

and more, plus lots of music.

Click here to buy my book of thoughts on film, Eye of the Beholder, on Amazon!

5 CLIPS FROM THE ART MOVEMENT – Episode 15 (RADIO SHOW)

Here are five clips from the latest episode of my radio show, THE ART MOVEMENT, the weekly radio show hosted/produced by arts presenter Matt Micucci. The show revolves around art and culture, and where all art forms and free thoughts are allowed.

(To listen to the full show, scroll to the bottom of the page.)

A short history of the myth of the Stonewall Riots

Ancient Greek warriors Achilles and Patroclus are said to have been gay lovers. Why?

Yes, Leonardo had a quick eye. But he also had a queer eye.

My reading of Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art”

A short history of the LGBTQ+ movement of the early ’90s, known as New Queer Cinema.

Lots more where that came from! You can listen to the full epsiode of THE ART MOVEMENT (including the music) via one of the players below.

THE ART MOVEMENT – Episode 15 (RADIO SHOW)

Welcome to THE ART MOVEMENT, a radio show about the arts and culture, where all art forms and free thoughts are allowed. The show is hosted by globe-trotting art presenter Matt Micucci, featuring plenty of music, interview clips and thoughts on current events.

In this episode: Stonewall Riots, Achilles & Patroclus, Elizabeth Bishop, Leonardo Da Vinci & more.

Also available on IHeartRadio and Podbean.

5 clips from The Art Movement – Episode 14 📻

Here are five clips from the latest episode of my radio show, THE ART MOVEMENT, the weekly radio show hosted/produced by arts presenter Matt Micucci. The show revolves around art and culture, and where all art forms and free thoughts are allowed.

(To listen to the full show, scroll to the bottom of the page.)

Information overload causes free-floating anxiety.

The lesson of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Othello.

What did William Shakespeare sound like?

Mary Bauermeister and the Fluxus art movement.

Why are artists considered non-essential workers during a pandemic?

Lots more where that came from! You can listen to the full epsiode of THE ART MOVEMENT (including the music) via one of the players below.

5 clips from my podcast interview with interior designer Nora Voon

Last week, I interviewed interior designer Nora Voon for Matt’s Art Chat — my weekly series of podcast conversations about the arts with creators, curators from all over the world. Here are five clips from our conversation. (To listen to the full podcast, scroll to the bottom of the page.)

A definition for the term “design.”

Why Nora believes that interior designers are like psychiatrists.

The importance for an interior designer to define and promote a distinctive, personal style.

How will the coronavirus pandemic influence trends in interior design?

The challenge of balancing business and art in interior design.

Check out the full podcast conversation with Nora Voon via one of the players below. To find out more about her work with Noda Designs, visit https://nodadesigns.com/.

THE ART MOVEMENT – Episode 14 (RADIO SHOW)

Welcome to THE ART MOVEMENT, a radio show about the arts and culture, where all art forms and free thoughts are allowed. The show is hosted by globe-trotting art presenter Matt Micucci, featuring plenty of music, interview clips and thoughts on current events.

In this episode: William Shakespeare, information overload, design, the Fluxus Movement, Anthony Burgess, artists as non-essential workers and more.

Also available on Podbean and IHeartRadio.

5 clips from THE ART MOVEMENT – Episode 13

Here are five clips from the latest episode of my radio show, THE ART MOVEMENT, the weekly radio show hosted/produced by arts presenter Matt Micucci. The show revolves around art and culture, and where all art forms and free thoughts are allowed.

My reading of Shel Silverstein’s epic poem, “The Devil and Billy Markham.”

Why “All Lives Matter” is always wrong.

Why destroying monuments and cultural heritage is counter-productive.

Matt’s thoughts on the Gone with the Wind controversy.

Why the Cannes Film Festival’s 2020 initiative is raising highbrows everywhere.

Lots more where that came from! You can listen to the full epsiode of THE ART MOVEMENT (including the music) via one of the players below.

Also available on Podbean and IHeartRadio.

Click here to buy my book of thoughts on film, Eye of the Beholder, on Amazon!

5 clips from my podcast interview with multi-disciplinary artist Kristine Schomaker

Last week, I interviewer multidisciplinary artist Kristine Schomaker, who also defines herself as a dedicated conceptual autobiographer. In addition to making her own artworks, she is also an arts promoter, curator and collector. Here are five clips from that podcast conversation (scroll to the bottom of the page to listen to the full podcast).

How art evokes thoughts on looking, the gaze and perspective.

What does it mean to be a “dedicated conceptual autobiographer”?

Schomaker on making art that deals with such themes as self-esteem, perception and body image.

Are we comfortable in our own skin?

Thoughts on how education can open the mind.

You can watch or listen to the full podcast with Kristine Schomaker via one of the players below. And you can also find out more about her via her website, https://www.kristineschomaker.net/.