Artists in the World

A new series that opens conversations between artists and their contemporaries.

Artists in the World uplifts artistic voices and explores multiple histories, geographies, and current events while creating space for new ideas and possibilities.

Hosted by Carnegie Museum of Art's director of education and public programs, Dana Bishop-Root, and WQED-FM's artistic director, Jim Cunningham, the new podcast series features cross-disciplinary conversations, artist talks, readings, and performances that position artists in conversation with individuals across disciplines, practice, and place.

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Negar Azimi  &  Solmaz Sharif

Episode One - October 27, 2022

In this first episode of Artists in the World, poet Solmaz Sharif opens with a reading from Customs (2022) and Look (2016). Then, writer Negar Azimi engages Sharif in a reflective conversation about their ever-changing relationship to find home in exile, the restlessness of language, and the ways poetry can direct our gaze.


Tishan Hsu & Ryan Inouye

Episode Two - November 17, 2022

Episode two explores the cognitive and physical effects of technology with Tishan Hsu, an artist whose work examines the implications of the accelerated use of technology and artificial intelligence, and Ryan Inouye, associate curator for the 58th Carnegie International.


James “Yaya” Hough & Let’s Get Free

Episode Three - December 15, 2022

Whose experiences are left out of the conversation about mass incarceration? How do we address topics of oppression, confinement, and racial and political violence in the United States? Artist James “Yaya” Hough and members of Let’s Get Free: The Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee discuss using art as an organizing and educational tool to shift cultural understandings around harm, healing, justice, and abolition.


Sohrab Mohebbi & Paul Seidler

Episode Four - January 12, 2023

Can an augmented forest own and utilize itself? Paul Kolling and Christopher Dake-Outhet, members of the artist collective terra0, and Talia Heiman, curatorial assistant for the 58th Carnegie International, respond to this question, dissecting NFTs (non-fungible tokens), autonomous nature, climate crisis, and radical economies of generative wealth.


Ignacia Biskupovic & Jennifer Josten

Episode Five - February 16, 2023

In episode five, we hear from Ignacia Biskupovic, a visual artist, educator, and head of community engagement at the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (MSSA), and Jennifer Josten, an associate professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of Pittsburgh. The two discuss resistance art and pedagogy, nomadic museums, and MSSA’s exile from and return to Santiago.


Zahia Rahmani and Sohrab Mohebbi

Episode Six - March 9, 2023

How does knowledge become democratized through transmission? In episode six of Artists in the World, writer, art historian, and curator Zahia Rahmani and Ryan Inouye, associate curator of the 58th Carnegie International, explore this question and more.


Episode Seven - Available April 12, 2023

Rights don’t make any sense unless we say we have them, but we don’t need to declare them unless we don’t have them. Artist Banu Cennetoğlu and Thomas Keenan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of Human Rights Program at Bard College, discuss the political dilemma of rights language.

Available April 12, 2023

Episode Eight - Available Early 2023

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Episode Nine - Available in Early 2023

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Episode Ten - Available Early 2023

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