The Apollo Podcast








November 2018
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With the artist Jasmina Cibic, who discusses the role of politics in culture, the advice she would give to emerging artists, and her past and future projects – including the exhibition ‘Everything That You Desire and Nothing That You Fear’ at DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art in Montreal.

The Apollo 40 under 40 podcast is presented by Gabrielle Schwarz

Direct download: ApolloJasminaCibic2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43pm EST

With arts and textiles teacher Andria Zafirakou. Zafirakou discusses the path that led her to teaching and her ideas about widening young peoples’ access to the arts – in particular through her charity Artists in Residence (AiR), which she founded this year after being awarded the Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize.

The Apollo 40 under 40 podcast is presented by Gabrielle Schwarz

Direct download: Apollopodcast2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21am EST

With the actor and writer Mark Gatiss, who talks about his film John Minton: The Lost Man of British Art. Gatiss discusses his first encounter with Minton’s work at the National Portrait Gallery, and how it led to a lifelong fascination with the artist – seeking out Minton’s paintings, collecting his works, and latterly, for this documentary, retracing his footsteps and talking to some of the artists and models who knew him.

Presented by Thomas Marks

Direct download: markgatissfinal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:37pm EST

With the artist William Kentridge, who talks about his performance project, The Head & the Load, as its world premiere takes place at Tate Modern. Kentridge discusses how the piece strives ‘to register and record’ the experience of Africa during the Great War, and to commemorate the African soldiers, carriers and civilians who lost their lives in the conflict.

Presented by Thomas Marks

Direct download: apollokentridgemp3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12am EST

The popularity of exhibitions such as ‘Charles I: King and Collector’ at the Royal Academy is a reminder of just how large and enthusiastic an audience still exists for Old Master paintings. But in the 21st century, when fewer people than ever can tell a Saint Roch from a Saint Augustine, or distinguish the period of a painting from its drapery alone, how many of us have the specialist knowledge that allows for a profound appreciation of the Old Masters? How would our understanding of paintings change if we knew more about their condition, or the history of their display, or how their market value has fluctuated historically? And how would we set out to gain such knowledge? 

Those are some of questions that Thomas Marks puts to Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe in a new podcast sponsored by Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Brotherton-Ratcliffe is an expert on Old Master paintings who has been teaching at Sotheby’s Institute of Art since 1989, and currently teaches on the MA Fine and Decorative Art and Design in London. In the podcast, she makes the case for how important it is to teach connoisseurial skills, and some of the more unusual methods that she has adopted for doing so. Listen to the podcast now to find out why ‘if you haven’t drawn it, you haven’t seen it’, and why you really ought to wear sunglasses next time you stand in front of a Caravaggio painting.

Presented by Thomas Marks

Direct download: apollosotherbysV3.mp3
Category:art -- posted at: 7:41am EST

With Ralph Taylor, Global Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Bonhams, who discusses recent trends for post-war art at auction and how the contemporary art market will develop in 2018 and beyond.

Presented by Thomas Marks

Direct download: apollobonhams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am EST

With the painter Jonathan Yeo, who discusses a new series of paintings based on digital scans of his body, and a sculpture designed in a virtual reality 'life room' and now on display in 'From Life' at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Presented by Thomas Marks

Direct download: jonathanyeo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:35am EST

With Rob and Nick Carter, who discuss the opening of their studio-viewing space RN at 5A in London and the launch of their 'Yoga Photograms' exhibition.

Presented by Thomas Marks

Direct download: apollofinishphotographms.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am EST

With Amanda Levete of Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A), who designed the Exhibition Road Quarter at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

Presented by Thomas Marks

Direct download: apollovanda.mp3
Category:art -- posted at: 3:59am EST

With Charles Saumarez Smith, Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and author of East London (Thames & Hudson) 

Presented by Thomas Marks

Direct download: apolloeastlondon.mp3
Category:art -- posted at: 6:13am EST