Welcome to the pilot episode of Momus: The Podcast! For our first broadcast, we focus on the historic Venice Biennale. As the 57th edition opens to the public, we air a conversation on its history, its institution, its relevance, and its potential, with insight arriving from a group of critics, curators, artists, and gallerists speaking to us from around the world. In this vibrant and myriad discussion, we question this event’s potential for political comment; its profile amid a “festivalist” biennial culture; its emphasis on nationalism; and the latest edition’s success.
Momus: The Podcast is co-produced by Angela Shackel, and Sky Goodden, Momus‘s founding publisher and editor. Thanks to our Assistant Producer, Mitra Shreeram. Original music is composed and edited by Kyle McCrea. Additional field recordings from Venice were produced by artist Judy Radul. And many thanks to Momus Senior Editor Casey Beal for his additional oversight.
Our pilot contributors include Morgan Quaintance, Andrew Berardini, Kimberlee Córdova, Saelan Twerdy, Sandra Paikowsky, Catherine G. Wagley, Alison Hugill, Mitch Speed, and your host, Sky Goodden. Thanks to this amazing band of contributors and producers, we have our first piece of criticism – in conversation.
Momus thanks the Ontario Arts Council for their support in making this pilot episode.