I ART New YorkHosted by Rebecca Major and Izabela Gola.
I ART New York podcast is a guide into the NYC Art Apple. Released bi-weekly on every 1st and 15th day of the month, 60 min episodes grapple with the question: How to love art in the big city, why to pay attention to it, and how to relate to it? Hosts of the show, Rebecca and Izabela in the first half of the “art hour” offer an alternative review of the large NYC museum retrospectives and selected gallery shows, soaked in candid criticism and diffused by humor. In the 2nd part of the hour, they host noteworthy guests from the art world for interviews asking questions relating to the shows but also the tricky question of a hands-on experience in the arts as a profession in practice. I ART New York’s critical insight focus on selected exhibitions, and consider concepts and narratives as told through the various forms within Contemporary art. Rebecca and Izabela take on large museum retrospectives at first and move onto the various exhibitions in different parts of NYC, galleries in Chelsea, LES, Williamsburg and Bushwick. Through emotional and considered reactions to artworks, Rebecca and Izabela attempt to unpack the work of iconic, established, and less known artists. They discuss the mediums and concepts and compare and contrast the aspects and characteristics of the art, the practice, and artists’ lives. Tune in for the alternative art tour in the Big Apple.
Category: Arts, Talk, Visual Arts
About Rebecca Major and Izabela Gola
Izabela Gola is a visual artist and an independent curator who works in the field of cultural diplomacy. Izabela’s art practice encompasses multimedia narrative environments exploring ideas revolving around memory and identity associated with a relationship between a figure and a landscape. Izabela works for the Polish Cultural Institute New York overseeing visual arts and design programming of exhibitions, art and design focused events in collaboration and partnership with the major NYC art institutions and art fairs, like The New Museum, Hudson Valley MOCA, The Kitchen, Frieze, Armory, and NYC Parks, among others. Izabela holds an MFA degree from Hunter College. www.izabelagola.com
Rebecca Major is a mixed media artist creating installation, video, and sculpture, investigating notions of identity and the body. These themes are often melded with allusions to history and investigations on social discourse. Rebecca was born in Budapest, Hungary and grew up in the experimental theater group, Squat Theatre, where she was a frequent performer. Her work has been exhibited at Grace Space (NYC), Cynthia Broan Gallery (NYC), Ludwig Museum (Budapest), and the Mai Mano House of Hungarian Photography (Budapest), among others. She currently assists as a curatorial researcher while completing her MA degree in Art History. She holds a certificate of curatorial studies and an MFA from Hunter College. www.rebeccamajor.com