Podcast

Profiles on Practice

Profiles on Practice: A Panel Discussion

Check out the pre-recorded panel discussion with the participants of the Profiles on Practice Podcast, including artists Christina Battle, Yen-Chao Lin, Meera Sethi, Soheila Esfahani, host Nadia Kurd, and FAR editor Adi Berardini. The panel will be available to view until December 3rd.

+Soheila Esfahani: Third Space

Hosted by curator and art historian Nadia Kurd, The Profiles on Practice podcast is a five-part podcast spotlighting the practices of women of colour artists in Canada. In the fifth episode, Kurd speaks to interdisciplinary artist Soheila Esfahani, who speaks of her inspiration of Homi Bhabha’s concept of third space, Islamic art, in between-ness, and cultural production. Esfahani discusses her conceptual move from painting to using found objects to create large-scale sculptures and her large installation work The Immigrants.

The Profiles on Practice podcast was generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts through the Digital Originals initiative.

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+Shawna Davis: Beadwork and Cultural Appropriation

Hosted by curator and art historian Nadia Kurd, The Profiles on Practice podcast is a five-part podcast spotlighting the practices of women of colour artists in Canada. In the fourth episode, Nadia Kurd speaks to Gitksan Nisga’a artist Shawna Davis, whose beading practice is under the name Striking Stick, the translation of her hereditary Gitksan name, Hayatsgan. Davis speaks more about her inspiration and journey of becoming an artist and beader, the Gitksan clans and Indigenous laws, as well as the harms of cultural appropriation.

The Profiles on Practice podcast was generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts through the Digital Originals initiative.

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+Meera Sethi: Fashion Capitalism

Hosted by curator and art historian Nadia Kurd, The Profiles on Practice podcast is a five-part podcast spotlighting the practices of women of colour artists in Canada. In the third episode, interdisciplinary artist Meera Sethi speaks more about her practice and her inspiration of textiles and fashion and how it relates to migration, South Asian culture, gender expression, and capitalism. She discusses her painting series Begum, Firangi Rang Barangi, and Upping the Aunty, as well as her works Outerwear and Unskilled.

The Profiles on Practice podcast was generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts through the Digital Originals initiative.

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+Christina Battle: Disasters and Collaborations

Hosted by curator and art historian Nadia Kurd, The Profiles on Practice podcast is a five-part podcast spotlighting the practices of women of colour artists in Canada. In the second episode, artist Christina Battle discusses her background working in environmental biology and how she shifted her focus to experimental film. Battle speaks more about how her work addresses the economic, social, and political factors that influence how people experience disaster. Additionally, she discusses her collaborative process in art and curating and creating a film collective called ‘The League.’

The Profiles on Practice podcast was generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts through the Digital Originals initiative.

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+Yen-Chao Lin: Spirituality

Hosted by curator and art historian Nadia Kurd, The Profiles on Practice podcast is a five-part podcast spotlighting the practices of women of colour artists in Canada. In the first episode, Nadia Kurd speaks to interdisciplinary artist Yen-Chao Lin about her art practice, influenced by spiritual practices including dowsing, occult sciences, divination arts, religion, and alchemy. Lin speaks more about her path to becoming an artist, her process, and her work, specifically the installations Under the Seventh Sun and The Eroding Garden and film The Spirit Keeper of Makuta’ay.

The Profiles on Practice podcast was generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts through the Digital Originals initiative.

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