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November 10 2013

14:52

Art of Manliness : Experimenting With Your Life With A.J. Jacobs

November 09 2013

22:50

BBC - Reith Lectures Grayson Perry: I Found Myself In The Art World 5 Nov 2013

4/4. Grayson Perry discusses his life in the art world and assesses the role of the artist in society.

November 08 2013

16:00

Nazi Treasure Trove Discovered

The story behind the amazing, newly-revealed trove — Matisse, Chagall, Picasso, Renoir — of Nazi-plundered art.

It’s no secret that the Nazis stole, looted, a mountain of art in World War II.  Huge quantities of priceless paintings, cultural artifacts, trucked and trained and hidden all over Europe by Adolf Hitler’s men, looking to remake European culture in the image of the Third Reich.  The Allies fought back on this front too, sending in units of their own to find and save the treasures of Europe.  But they missed a lot.  This week, news out of Munich of a newly-revealed trove.  Matisse, Chagall, Renoir, Picasso.  Up next On Point:  the story behind the amazing newly-revealed trove of Nazi-plundered art.

– Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Thomas Röll, one of two reporters who first the story for the German weekly magazine Focus.

Jonathan Petropoulos, professor of European History and chair of the history department at Claremont McKenna College. Author of “The Faustian Bargain: The Art World in Nazi Germany” and “Art as Politics In the Third Reich.”

Robert Edsel, founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, co-producer of the documentary, ‘The Rape of Europa.” Author of “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History,” Rescuing Da Vinci: Hitler and the Nazis Stole Europe’s Great Art, America and Her Allies Recovered It” and “Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation’s Treasures From the Nazis.” (@RobertEdsel)

David Rowland, partner at the New York City law firm Rowland & Petroff, which specializes in art recovery representation.

From Tom’s Reading List

Wall Street Journal: Cache of Nazi-Seized Art Discovered in Munich Apartment– “The works, by artists including Picasso, Matisse and Chagall, are estimated to be worth about €1 billion ($1.35 billion), according to a preliminary analysis for authorities undertaken by an expert at Berlin’s Free University. German authorities made the discovery more than two years ago but kept the finding a secret, they say, pending the completion of their investigation.”

New York Times: In a Rediscovered Trove of Art, a Triumph Over the Nazis’ Will — “Among the very first goals of the Nazis was to purge German museums and ransack private collections. Perversely, they stockpiled the modern art they hated, some to sell abroad in exchange for hard currency. Hildebrand was one of the dealers whom Joseph Goebbels picked for this task. Some art they paraded in an exhibition of shame. The show ended up a blockbuster, infuriating the Führer. After that, thousands upon thousands of confiscated works disappeared.”

Los Angeles Times: George Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men’ pushed to 2014 — “George Clooney’s World War II drama ’The Monuments Men’ will not arrive in theaters this year as planned because the film’s visual effects could not be completed in time, the actor and director said. The tale of a ragtag band of art historians, museum curators and academics racing to rescue paintings and sculptures looted by the Nazis — slated to open Dec. 18 — now will be released by Sony Pictures early next year.”

Gallery Of Looted Art Discovered In Munich

Likely List Of Art Included In Stash

October 30 2013

06:28

Grayson Perry: Nice Rebellion, Welcome In!

The award-winning artist Grayson Perry presents the 2013 BBC Reith Lectures, titled Playing to the Gallery. Across four programmes he discusses what makes him an artist, the limits of contemporary art, how to gauge the quality of new artworks and the future of the avant-garde. Can art still shock us or have we seen it all before? Speaking to an audience at The Guildhall in Londonderry, the artist Grayson Perry asks if revolution is a defining idea in art, or has it met its end? http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/reith

October 29 2013

16:29

5by5 | On Taking Pictures #35: Justification After the Fact

It's the last episode of 2012 so we conquer comment trolls, Fuji's lack of auto-focus, and whether historical artistic perspective matters at all anyway. http://5by5.tv/otp/35
16:28

5by5 | On Taking Pictures #74: Self-Deluding Defense Mechanism

This week, we’re chewing on the the idea of you as your brand and we’re talking blogs, logos, portfolios and more. http://5by5.tv/otp/74
16:28

5by5 | On Taking Pictures #42: That’s Just Going to the Driving Range

Style vs Fashion and How do you develop a style anyway? http://5by5.tv/otp/42

October 25 2013

04:50

Grayson Perry: Beating the Bounds

The award-winning artist Grayson Perry presents the 2013 BBC Reith Lectures, titled Playing to the Gallery. Across four programmes he discusses what makes him an artist, the limits of contemporary art, how to gauge the quality of new artworks and the future of the avant-garde. Grayson Perry questions the often-heard assertion that anything can be art, in a lecture recorded at St. George's Hall in Liverpool. http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/reith
04:48

Grayson Perry: Democracy Has Bad Taste

The award-winning artist Grayson Perry presents the 2013 BBC Reith Lectures, titled Playing to the Gallery. Across four programmes he discusses what makes him an artist, the limits of contemporary art, how to gauge the quality of new artworks and the future of the avant-garde. In his first Reith Lecture the British artist Grayson Perry explains the process of assessing quality in contemporary art. Recorded in front of an audience at Tate Modern in London, Perry argues that there is no empirical way to judge quality in art. Instead the validation of quality rests in the hands of a tightknit group of people at the heart of the art world including curators, dealers, collectors and critics who decide in the end what ends up in galleries and museums. Often the last to have a say is the general public. http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/reith

October 23 2013

01:39

Giant Size #32: No Better Than Boomerang

Villains show! We dig into Forever Evil/Villains Month from DC, the Thanos Rising/Infinity/Hunger trio and Nick Spencer's outstanding work on both Superior Foes of Spider-Man and Bedlam. We close with a look at DC classic Underworld Unleashed.

October 15 2013

21:50

5by5 | On Taking Pictures #77: Knowing Which Mistakes To Keep

This week, we talk about the creative work we do and why we do it. http://5by5.tv/otp/77
08:53

Austin Kleo: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (MY INTERVIEW WITH CHASE JARVIS)

A few weeks ago I flew up to Seattle to film an interview with photographer Chase Jarvis. We talked a lot about my books (including the new one) and art and creativity in general. We also took a lot of questions from the live and online audience.

September 30 2013

08:27

Echoes of moral panic in art controversies - Books and Arts Daily

Artistic freedom and the threat of censorship are again dominating debate in the art world. Several controversial artworks have been removed or censored, so are we experiencing moral panic in the arts? http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandartsdaily/moral-panic-in-the-arts/4988246

September 19 2013

01:49

5by5 | Giant Size #31: Lying Cat is My Spirit Animal (Reprint)

Variant Second Printing of Comic Shack #23: Merlin Mann joins Moisés to talk about Saga while Dan screens live calls. http://5by5.tv/giantsize/31

September 09 2013

23:43

5by5 | Giant Size #30: Not the Saga Episode

Moisés and John discuss and recommend a wide swath of books from Image Comics, covering everything from launch titles to brand-new series only a couple of issues in. We also touch on John's now-viral DC Timeline article. http://5by5.tv/giantsize/30

August 20 2013

23:45

Nga Pakiwaituhi: New Zealand Comics and Graphic Novels

Nga Pakiwaituhi presents a diverse selection of work by some of the most powerful voices in contemporary New Zealand comics, from established, internationally-acclaimed professionals to underground artists and emerging talents. In recent years, New Zealand comics creators have achieved unprecedented visibility and success, both here and overseas. A growing number of New Zealand graphic novels, comic books, webcomics and zines are helping to establish the local comics scene as one of the liveliest corners of our cultural landscape Panel Discussion: 6pm Wednesday 10 April, 2013. Featuring Dylan Horrocks, Adrian Kinnaird, Sarah Laing and Sam Orchard. http://stpaulst.aut.ac.nz/2013/nga-pakiwaituhi
05:49

5by5 | The Cocktail Napkin #21: Creative Modality

Merlin Mann and I cover a lot of territory, from creative failure to creative modality and how being in the wrong mode at the wrong time might bring on that failure. http://5by5.tv/tcn/21

August 14 2013

03:22

Radio New Zealand : Upbeat : 05 Feb 2010 : Bruce Russell

Christchurch sound artist and writer whose book 'Left Handed Blows:Writing on Sound' is being launched in Auckland tomorrow. http://www.radionz.co.nz/concert/programmes/upbeat/audio/2204559/bruce-russell
00:19

5by5 | The Cocktail Napkin #21: Creative Modality

Merlin Mann and I cover a lot of territory, from creative failure to creative modality and how being in the wrong mode at the wrong time might bring on that failure. http://5by5.tv/tcn/21

August 12 2013

00:35

Radio New Zealand : Beyond Jerry's Map

Gregory Whitmore is a photographer, cinematographer and media archivist for projects such as Kabul Transit and Biosphere 2, but then there is the story of Jerry Gretzinger and his map. http://uppercasemagazine.com/blog/2012/10/2/jerrys-map https://vimeo.com/13596774 http://jerrysmap.blogspot.com http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nights/20110921
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