We explore some prominent themes, from performance to figurative painting, and think about why certain mediums and subjects are getting particular attention at the moment. We also delve into an interesting dialogue to emerge from the list—that between Mario Pfeifer
and EJ Hill
, two artists whose recent projects approach the subject of race in America from different positions and through different mediums. (Both were profiled at length by Artsy’s Alexander Forbes and Tess Thackara, respectively.)
This podcast is hosted by Artsy Editorial Associate Isaac Kaplan, joined for this edition by Deputy Editor Alexander Forbes and Senior Editor Tess Thackara. It was produced by Joe Sykes, with production assistance provided by Abigail Cain.
Intro Music: “Something Elated” by Broke For Free
Cover image: Portrait of Jesse Mockrin in her L.A. studio by Emily Berl for Artsy.