April 9: Ann Landi interviewed me for her weekly Vasari21 podcast. Here we discuss, as she puts it, "the differences between art criticism and art reporting, the difficulties of interviewing Gerhard Richter and formidable dealer-doyenne Marian Goodman, and how long it takes to pull together a well-researched story for top-flight publications. We also examine the possibilities of a nascent art explosion in San Francisco and why people really like to talk to her." Ann's a great interviewer and it was a really fun conversation. I learned a lot from her technique!
January 18: Brainard Carey interviewed me for his wonderful program, "Lives of the Most Excellent Artists, Curators, Architects, Critics and more," on Yale University Radio. We talked about the difference between critics and journalists (I initially used a very old-fashioned, purist, newspaper kind of definition of critic, mea culpa) and segued to the future for journalism and cultural journalism in the age of Trump.
August 29: A story about the deal between philanthropists Don and Doris Fisher and SF MoMA, celebrated by the SF Chronicle as a major scoop, turns out to reveal information I'd covered six years earlier in the New York Times. The resultant flap was covered by Lee Rosenbaum in CultureGrrl.
October 22: I appeared on "Dr. Lisa Gives a Sh*t," a weekly radio show hosted by my good friend Lisa Levy–aka Dr. Lisa Levy S.P (Self-Proclaimed), which airs on Radio Free Brooklyn. She analyzed my issues with my accent (slightly English) and I analyzed her issues interviewing male artists of a certain age and stature.
October 10: I participated in an ArtDesk Conversation called Understanding the New Shape of Sculpture: from Robert Smithson and Michael Heizer to Rick Lowe. My fellow conversationalist was Leigh Arnold, assistant curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. Our moderator was ArtDesk Associate Editor (and rocker chick mom) Alana Ruiz Salisbury. The place was Marfa Contemporary in the legendary Marfa, Texas.