Thursday, 2 July 2015

Michael Williams

Listen in to CKUT today for the July edition of ASAH. 

Michael Williams is a New York-based painter who has an exhibition up at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: Yard Salsa is a collection of large-scale works in which the digital collides with the painterly. 

Williams, Man, 2015

I spoke with Michael on the eve of the show's opening, so we'll here our chat.

Also on the program today: Naum Gabo and The Realistic Manifesto. And more!

A Roundup

While the blog lay dormant, Art Scene and Heard has continued to air monthly on CKUT 90.3FM. Since April of this year, the program expanded to a duration 1 hour.

A few highlights from the past few months of broadcasts:

In December, we aired a lecture given by photographer Jamel Shabazz at McGill University earlier in the fall.

In March, we dug up interviews from around the web: one with painter Kerry James Marshall and another with photographer Benoit Aquin.

In April, we had artists Edith Brunette and François Lemieux live in studio to discuss their exhibition Cuts Make the Country Better.

In May, we heard an archival recording of Georg Baselitz performing The Painter's Equipment.

In June, we played an interview I recorded with artists Bismark Villacrés and Danielle Matte, participants in cultural mediation project Tandem Créatif.


Baselitz, Rebel, 1965