Artists in the World

A new series that opens conversations between artists and their contemporaries.

Artists in the World uplifts artistic voices and explores multiple histories, geographies, and current events while creating space for new ideas and possibilities.

Hosted by Carnegie Museum of Art's director of education and public programs, Dana Bishop-Root, and WQED-FM's artistic director, Jim Cunningham, the new podcast series features cross-disciplinary conversations, artist talks, readings, and performances that position artists in conversation with individuals across disciplines, practice, and place.

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Negar Azimi  &  Solmaz Sharif

Episode One - October 27, 2022

In this first episode of Artists in the World, poet Solmaz Sharif opens with a reading from Customs (2022) and Look (2016). Then, writer Negar Azimi engages Sharif in a reflective conversation about their ever-changing relationship to find home in exile, the restlessness of language, and the ways poetry can direct our gaze.

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Tishan Hsu & Ryan Inouye

Episode Two - November 17, 2022

Episode two explores the cognitive and physical effects of technology with Tishan Hsu, an artist whose work examines the implications of the accelerated use of technology and artificial intelligence, and Ryan Inouye, associate curator for the 58th Carnegie International.

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James “Yaya” Hough & Let’s Get Free

Episode Three - Available December 15, 2022

Whose experiences are left out of the conversation about mass incarceration? How do we address topics of oppression, confinement, and racial and political violence in the United States? Artist James “Yaya” Hough and members of Let’s Get Free: The Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee discuss using art as an organizing and educational tool to shift cultural understandings around harm, healing, justice, and abolition.

Available December 15, 2022

Sohrab Mohebbi & Paul Seidler

Episode Four - Available January 5, 2023

Can an augmented forest own and utilize itself? Paul Seidler, co-founder of Berlin-based terra0, and Sohrab Mohebbi, the Kathe and Jim Patrinos Curator of the 58th Carnegie International, respond to this question, dissecting NFTs (non-fungible tokens), autonomous nature, climate crisis, and radical economies of generative wealth.

Available January 5, 2023

Ignacia Biskupovic & Jennifer Josten

Episode Five - Available February 9, 2023

In episode five, we hear from Ignacia Biskupovic, a visual artist, educator, and head of community engagement at the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (MSSA), and Jennifer Josten, an associate professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of Pittsburgh. The two discuss resistance art and pedagogy, nomadic museums, and MSSA’s exile from and return to Santiago.

Available February 9, 2023

Sophie Kier & Katherine Hubbard

Episode Six - Available February 23, 2023

Episode six explores the life of feminist, activist, writer, visual artist, filmmaker, teacher, and human rights advocate Kate Millett. Hear from Sophie Kier, director of the Millett Center for the Arts, and Katherine Hubbard, an artist using photography as a mimesis of the body, as they discuss Millett’s work during her lifetime as a sculptor, writer, activist, and scholar, well as her continuing scholarship, language, and legacy.

Available February 23, 2023

Zahia Rahmani & Laurence Glasco

Episode Seven - Available March 9, 2023

How does knowledge become democratized through transmission? Writer, art historian, and curator Zahia Rahmani and Larry Glasco, an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, respond to this question.

Available March 9, 2023

Episode Eight - Available March 30, 2023

Rights don’t make any sense unless we say we have them, but we don’t need to declare them unless we don’t have them. Artist Banu Cennetoğlu and Thomas Keenan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of Human Rights Program at Bard College, discuss the political dilemma of rights language.

Available March 30, 2023

Episode Nine - Available in Early 2023

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Episode Ten - Available Early 2023

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