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Viewpoints

A PODCAST

Galerie Lelong & Co. is pleased to announce its new podcast series, “Viewpoints, with Galerie Lelong & Co.” The premiere episode—available now on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn and Google Play—features a conversation between artist Petah Coyne and Mary Sabbatino, Vice President/Partner at Galerie Lelong & Co.

‚ÄčOver the next several months, this podcast series will explore new stories and start new conversations with the artists, curators, and thought leaders who inspire us at Galerie Lelong & Co. Averaging 15 to 30 minutes in length, forthcoming episodes will include discussions with artists from the gallery’s roster, behind-the-scenes details on new exhibitions, and conversations related to the past, present, and future of Galerie Lelong & Co. and its artists.

Podcast

Episode 4

Episode 4

Samuel Levi Jones x Pamela Joyner

October 3, 2019

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"San Francisco-based collector Pamela Joyner, together with her husband Fred Giuffrida, has amassed what has been called the most important collection of African American art in private hands," says Mary Sabbatino, Vice President/Partner at Galerie Lelong & Co. The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection includes several works by Samuel Levi Jones, who "unmakes and remakes objects to question their moral and ethical implications," Sabbatino says.

Recorded in Chicago during the week of EXPO Chicago 2019, Jones and Joyner's conversation centers on the formation of their fruitful artist-collector relationship and the background of Jones's pulping and repurposing of authoritative textbooks, plus their shared interest in deconstructing the cultural and political systems at work in society.

"When I make the work, I deconstruct it, thinking about how the system should be deconstructed and remade, rather than doing the same thing and continuing to expect a new result," Jones says.

When Jones admits his perspective could be seen in a pessimistic light, Joyner disagrees: "I don't think of you as a pessimistic person at all. I think of you as something like a sponge: You absorb the environment, and then you do the best of what the best artists do...You reframe important questions in a way that we might have a prospect for coming to better and clearer answers."

Episode 3

Episode 3

Leonardo Drew x Larry Ossei-Mensah

July 26, 2019

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“In this episode of the 'Viewpoints' podcast, we'll hear from artist Leonardo Drew and curator Larry Ossei-Mensah, two link-minded voices in contemporary art," says Mary Sabbatino, Vice President/Partner at Galerie Lelong & Co. "Drew is a Brooklyn-based sculptor known for transforming and assembling varied material in an attempt, as he says, to make chaos legible."

Their in-depth conversation touches on Drew's ever-changing art practice, his growing up in the P.T. Barnum apartments, and the connection Drew found with an older generation of artists including Jack Whitten and Joe Overstreet. Larry Ossei-Mensah, the Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), examines Drew's current solo exhibition at Galerie Lelong in New York as well as his first public-art project, a monumental work now on view in Madison Square Park.

Episode 2

Episode 2

Michelle Stuart x Hans Ulrich Obrist
May 10, 2019

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“In this episode of the 'Viewpoints' podcast, we'll hear a conversation between artist Michelle Stuart and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, two friends who share an interest in nature, memory and extinction," says Mary Sabbatino, Vice President/Partner at Galerie Lelong & Co. "They spoke on an early morning in April at Stuart’s studio in New York, joined throughout by her bull terrier, Luna."

Their in-depth conversation surveys Stuart's beginnings in art—including her experiences in Mexico with Diego Rivera—as well as her early feminist works, earthworks and later photography and sculpture, as seen in "Flight of Time," Stuart's recent solo exhibition at Galerie Lelong & Co. in New York.

Episode 1

Episode 1

Petah Coyne x Mary Sabbatino
October 18, 2018

Click here to listen in SoundCloud.

Galerie Lelong & Co. is pleased to announce its new podcast series, “Viewpoints, with Galerie Lelong & Co.” The premiere episode features a conversation between artist Petah Coyne and Mary Sabbatino, Vice President/Partner at Galerie Lelong & Co. Their far-ranging conversation covers Coyne’s use of color, her literary inspirations, and her place in the pantheon of female artists, including her solo exhibition Having Gone I Will Return, which is currently on view at Galerie Lelong & Co. in New York.

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