Art Pod is a new art podcast with art critic and curator Mathias Kryger, who will take the listener into the intricate engine room of art.
Art Pod can, for example, react to the current news flow and the dominant thoughts and ideas of the day and ask what research is being done at universities when they say they are researching something with art.
Art Pod can go to an art fair and ask how the art market is doing and whether painting is still the most viable artistic investment. But Art Pod can also choose to stay at home and read a book instead, or invite representatives from some of the country’s museums into the studio and ask about the art objects that have arrived in the collection in a slightly dubious manner. Because how do Danish museums actually feel about repatriation requirements? And what about gender equality? And diversity in general?
And not least, Art Pod asks: Where does the money for art come from and where does it go?
Below you will find all episodes of Art Pod.
The first episode of Art Pod with Mathias Kryger is a conversation with the CEO of the Bikuben Foundation, Søren Kaare-Andersen. What is the Bikuben Foundation? Where does the money come from? Why and how does the Bikuben Foundation support art?
Published on Friday, June 2, 2023
Episode two of Art Pod with Mathias Kryger asks if the cultural elite really has any power, how the nepo-babies at the top of society are doing. And whether it’s too late to become part of the absolute top of society. Sociologist Christoph Ellersgaard has the answers.
Published on Friday, June 9, 2023
This episode is an art group critique of South Korean artist Kimsooja’s exhibition ‘Weaving the Light’ at Cisternerne in Frederiksberg. Does the experience economy add up? And are we a bunch of popular phenomenological sheep? With visual artists Anne Mette Schultz and Louis Scherfig.
Published on Friday, June 16, 2023
Art historian, cultural critic, activist and author T.J. Demos visits the studio. Demos visits the studio to talk about his new book Radical Futurisms (Radical Futurisms – Ecologies of Collapse, Chronopolitics, and Justice-to-Come), published in Danish as part of Informations Forlag’s translated series “Bibliotek for ny kunstteori”. The conversation is also about academic life and what it means to write in academia.
Published on Friday, June 23, 2023
Trampoline House is a community center that emerged from the art world out of frustration over the inhumane, deteriorating policies towards refugees and asylum seekers. In 2022, the house was at Documenta15, and now Trampoline House is moving to Roskilde – into another legendary building; the old psychiatric hospital St. Hans. Listen as the daily manager of the house, Nynne Roberta Pedersen Pedersen, talks about the next chapter in the house’s history. And at the end of the segment, there’s a small gift!
Published Tuesday, August 15, 2023.
Three gay men meet to discuss whether one can talk about gay art. And about representation and forgotten and hidden codes. And about the utopian feeling of freedom to not be anything at all, which might arise while one is creating their art. In the studio are visual artists Peter Voss-Knude and Rasmus Myrup.
Published Thursday, August 17, 2023.
In early summer, Arken announced a name change. Not a change of the first name, but of the last name. So now, Arken is no longer a museum of modern art, but of contemporary art. What does this mean and what else happens at the museum in Ishøj? Does it work to create a museum for contemporary art west of Copenhagen? And is it possible to disrupt models for how we have so far run art museums in this country? Museum Director of Arken, Marie Nipper, answers.
Published Friday, August 25, 2023.
Can one save the world with art when the art world is far from being the class’s goody-two-shoes? And when the art world largely appeals to the economic elite? Luise Faurschou from the non-profit organization Art 2030 – which links the UN’s global goals with art – talks about past projects and the future: A new international charter for sustainability in both public and private art institutions.
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
The podcast can be found on arthubcopenhagen.net/en/media/, Spotify and iTunes.
Art Pod on Instagram: @art__pod__
Art Pod is initiated by Mathias Kryger, who is also the host and organizer of the podcast, and it’s produced in collaboration with Art Hub Copenhagen, which finances the production.
Art Hub Copenhagen has given Mathias Kryger journalistic freedom of expression. Art Pod generally speaks Danish but sometimes English when it makes sense.