Welcome to "Barbara London Calling." Join curator and author Barbara London as she explores the most innovative art of our time. Each episode features a conversation with a groundbreaking artist working at the forefront of technology and creativity.
2.12 | Lucy Raven
46:02In the twelfth episode of "Barbara London Calling" 2.0, Barbara speaks with Lucy Raven, an American artist who works with the moving image, light and sound to create majestic, immersive art. At Dia Chelsea in New York, Lucy's recent solo exhibition of kinetic sculptures and a short film occupied the entirety of a former marble-cutting factory.
2.11 | Aura Satz
46:26In the eleventh episode of "Barbara London Calling" 2.0, Barbara speaks with Aura Satz, an inspired artist who dives deep into the history of electronic sound. Born in Spain in 1974 and now based in London, Aura works with the moving image and sonic sculptural objects as she explores the complex marriage of human and machine, and the uncertainty it engenders in bodily awareness and human agency.
2.10 | Ken Okiishi
46:22In the tenth episode of "Barbara London Calling" 2.0, Barbara speaks with Ken Okiishi, an Iowa-born artist who comes from linguistically expressive family with roots in Hawaii and Japan. The simultaneity of those different cultures and identities help motivate Ken's interest in language as he explores image networks and media systems through art.
2.09 | Ed Atkins
35:37In the ninth episode of "Barbara London Calling" 2.0, Barbara speaks with Ed Atkins, an English artist whose lively practice revolves around writing, the moving image and installation. Death, loss, distemper and debility have been preoccupations in Ed's work, which shows a keen interest in the emotions our digital technologies are unable to contain.
2.07 | Nalini Malani
44:59In the seventh episode of "Barbara London Calling" 2.0, Barbara speaks with Nalini Malani, the versatile Indian artist easily moving between the mediums of painting and video, and between the worlds of Bombay (as she still prefers to call it) and Amsterdam. Probing the past and the present, Nalini explains how theater reaches an audience rarely found in elitist gallery spaces, and why "The compendium of all culture is a lexicon for all artists."
2.06 | Sondra Perry
43:16The sixth episode of "Barbara London Calling" 2.0 features one of today's bright, young stars: interdisciplinary artist Sondra Perry. Born in 1986 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Sondra creates insightful artwork using video, computer-based media, installation and performance. Highly respected as an innovator, Sondra uses wit and grace to investigate such timely topics as desire, race, power and gender.
2.05 | Amar Kanwar
42:00In the fifth episode of "Barbara London Calling" 2.0, Barbara speaks with Amar Kanwar, an Indian artist whose masterful films and multimedia work explore the politics of power, violence and justice. Born in 1964 in New Delhi, where he is still based, Amar was a researcher for occupational health and safety in the coal mining belt of central India. He turned to art making in 1990, with work that weaves together critical issues of indigenous rights, gender, religious fundamentalism and ecology.
2.04 | Tracey Moffat
33:32In the fourth episode of "Barbara London Calling" 2.0, Barbara speaks with Australian artist Tracey Moffat. A true innovator, Tracey began her career as an experimental filmmaker; she has since shown all over the world, including at the Venice Biennale. Her unflinching artwork is a mix of childhood memories, popular culture, history, film, television, literature and dreams, as she uses fiction to comment on her own personal history and on serious issues of social history and the volatile political landscape.