Charlotte Dutoit is an entrepreneur and curator, founder of Justkids a women-led company that collaborates with artists (like Shepard Fairey, Vhils, Camille Walala, Felipe Pantone, or Frank Stella…) to make public art, and curate festivals like Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas. Charlotte Dutoit also connects brands with artists for successful collaborations. In this episode, we will discuss how a company that makes outdoor exhibitions can deal with the pandemic situation. What is it to be a woman entrepreneur and how public art can be more inclusive. We also try to clear the debate about the use of art by brands and artists’ integrity.
The Thai visual artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul is better known as a director. Considered the most brilliant of his generation in his country, he is internationally recognized after winning multiple awards including the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film festival in 2010 for Uncle Boonmee. We discover here how, born to two doctors in a small city in northern Thailand, he was able to find his way. He explains why, wanting first to become a veterinarian, he studied architecture before becoming the artist and filmmaker we know today. Apichatpong Weerasethakul shares also the doubts in his career, even after winning the Jury Prize in the Cannes Film Festival. He then explains how he came to video art, which ultimately took more volume than cinema. He ends by giving advices on how to find his way as an artist. And finally explain why he decided to shoot his upcoming movie, Memoria, outside of Thailand.
For 25 years, Cornell DeWitt has been at the forefront of connecting audiences and art. Since co-founding one of the first online art galleries in 1995, he has also owned and operated an eponymous gallery in New York, acted as director of Yvon Lambert gallery in New York, curated exhibitions and advised private collectors. His senior leadership roles have included director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Miami and New York, Vice President of Business Development at Artnet, and Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at Collectrium, a Christie’s company. Among his current projects, Cornell DeWitt is the Publisher and Co-founder of Daily Plinth – the first platform dedicated to discovering and promoting video content produced by the art world, and Acting Managing Director of Bower Blue – a digital strategy and content production agency for the visual arts.
In this episode we will talk about the art market, art fairs and galleries under the lockdown and the role of digital or viewing rooms in this situation. He will share his love for art and precisely Jasper John’s American Flag.
Todd Hido is an American photographer known for his pictures of suburban landscapes taken during solitary, long drives. He also produced interior photos and portraits using a wide range of pros and amateur cameras. His style is summed up in one of his famous quotes “I shoot like a documentarian, but I print like a painter.”His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Getty, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, New York amongst many more. We’ll discuss here about his creative process in general and under the lockdown as well as his experience with the situation. Moreover he Todd Hido will talk about his vision of photography and today’s society using the examples of Walker Evans or Dorothea Lange.
Jason Bailey is the founder of Artnome.com which is one of the best information source on art and technology. Artnome is the ultimate destination to understand the art world and the art market when they are associated with the words digital, data, blockchain, crypto, generative and artificial intelligence. In the second part, we’ll try to have a look at it from the point of view of the artist, the market and the audience.