A (mostly contemporary) art podcast hosted by completely average human artists. We talk about art. We try to be interesting. For artists. And for people who want to know about art but might be intimidated (Trust me, we're right there with you!)
By The Way: A Contemporary Art News Podcast is a by weekly podcast where two artist friends irreverently discuss news from the art world. The show is co-produced and co-hosted by Eric Wall and Ando, and is written by Eric Wall. Eric is an artist and art professional with nearly 20 years of experience in the arts. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, he has also lived and worked in Germany, Denmark, and the US, which has given him some unique insights into the contemporary art world. Ando is the found ...
Unvarnished tales from the art world
Baffled by modern art and architecture? You’re not alone! This collection gives new insight into today’s shifting kaleidoscope of visual culture by placing it in the context of the developments of the 19th and 20th century. In the mid 19th century there was a growing realisation that everything had changed. Industry was booming, and the speed of life increasing. Artists, thinkers and architects strove to find new ways of encapsulating this new world … and modernism was born. The collection d ...
An update from the fabulous 2022 Venice Biennale!
Timmy toys with biblical studies in a tirade that trades in jeremiads.
The internet and social media have been maligned for too long. It's time to offer a clear rebuttal.
It's who you know, not necessarily what you do. In this episode, Timmy explains the fine art of networking.
Art as a form of mysticism has a new and unusual advocate as Timmy Black addresses the most comfortable environments for reading.
Good Times with Chris Burden. Known for his Performances, Installations and Sculptures. He crouches in lockers. Asks friends to shoot him and nail his hands to VW Bugs. Possibly throws bricks at things he doesn't like. Loves shooting guns and making people nervous. LA's iconic light installation at LACMA. He's truly amazing and makes everyone feel …
"Nothing is more disfiguring than insecurity"
Timmy finds a Los Angeles artist who doesn't have a driver's license.
Ai Weiwei. Chinese conceptual artist. Activist. Dissenting badass. We recorded on his ALLEGED birthday. Smashes Urns. Middle finger to everything (not everyone). He designed a building for the Olympics -- but then he forgot about it! Loves Blackjack and possibly cats. Middlebrow is hosted by Olive Moya and Lindsey Schulz You can find images from th…
Timmy Black would like you to know that he is sincerely sorry.
Timmy meets an old and dear friend. They go to a bar to have a drink. The old friend talks about art. Timmy stops and thinks ... but not for too long.
Artists need to set good examples for impressionable children. Unfortunately, podcaster Timmy Black is doing just the opposite.
Educators may be underpaid but that doesn't mean they're unsupervised. This episode looks into the rapidly changing teaching landscape. Two plus two has become a subjective hot button issue but leave it to Timmy to sort it all out.
How to impersonate a smart person is one indispensable skill in our age of relentless self-invention. In this episode, Timmy offers tips on how to punch above one's weight
It's almost impossible to keep up with the warp-speed developments in the world of contemporary art. In this episode Timmy takes a breath and reflects on a few of the exciting newly new trendy trends.
FINALLY!!! Timmy Black is sharing his professional secrets! Learn how to craft the perfect Artist Statement. 5 easy steps that can change your career!
The exciting rebound of the international art world is dominating the discourse in every corner of the mended world. In this fabulous preview, Timmy Black presents a few remarkable talents to look out for.
However difficult it is to be an artist it is infinitely more difficult admitting that you are not. A few essential career tips from Timmy Black.
With the ancient Mosaïc tradition comes great wisdom and worse moods.
As graduation time approaches, Timmy Black offers a few tips on the perfect commencement speech.
Deviating from his typical format, Timmy trips on the laces of propriety as he conducts a live interview with a famous European artist.
We've reached an auspicious milestone in this, our 100th episode! Join Timmy with his retrospective tribute to the lives and Lives of Contemporary Artists.
Yayoi Kusama. Japanese artist. Dots, Pumpkins, Infinity Nets and Mirror Rooms. (Don't ask her why she paints her infinity nets though). She got ripped off by basically all famous artists. Aggressive and blatant. Smitten boys do anything for her. Kimonos and red leotards. Shame of What, Matsumoto? *Trigger Warning: we discuss Suicide and Trauma in t…
Had he been enrolled Timmy Black would have surely been expelled from the Frankfurt School. Listen as Timmy gives corruption a good name.
A practical guide to grant writing is offered here with a haunting musical soundtrack written and performed by Timmy Black's youngest offspring, Fat Tony Black.
The reservoirs of untapped art scavenged from unsung streams is the subject of Timmy Black's nearly incoherent soliloquy. You might have to listen to it twice just to make sure you weren't hallucinating.
Podcaster Timmy Black posts a lengthy, discursive 'Help Wanted' ad and pretends it's an episode.
One wonders how someone as singularly untalented as Timmy Black managed to elbow his way into the cauldrons of high culture. The answer lies in the verbs.
Disheveled values, fluid priorities and the fear of finding himself on the business end of a severe professional backlash, Timmy Black proposes incoherence as the safest route for artistic commentary.
Simone Leigh. Goddess and American artist. Mostly ceramic, bronze and raffia. Venice Biennale 2022! Zendaya. 4 Non Blondes and lots of submissive peeing. Middlebrow is hosted by Olive Moya and Lindsey Schulz You can find images from this episode on our instagram HERE
Lorna Simpson. LORNA! Photographer and Multi-media artist. Wigs. Creepers stalking people having sex in bathrooms. Film Noir. Blind Tom. Olive finally watches video art. Beautiful color palettes. Lindsey finds her soulmate. Glaciers and ice. Ebony magazine. How to tell your significant other you're done cuddling. Middlebrow is hosted by Olive Moya …
As we all start to grapple with the serious consequences of reckless disinformation, Timmy Black makes a heartfelt confession and an emotional pledge towards truth.
Arts podcaster Timmy Black offers a few discordant notes on the meaning of Christmas during these difficult yet hopeful times.
Even hardened, cynical, grizzly artists types can appreciate a perfumed scrub now and again. Timmy tells of his own creature consolations during this umbered times.
Recognizing our collective need to escape from the constant din of political hyperbole, Timmy now offers the ultimate in escapist content. This week it's all Art For Art's Sake!
In a rare departure from his traditional bailiwick, Timmy pays a small tribute to Democracy.
Minisode turned into MAXI-sode, so settle in! Olive's Artist: Jammie Holmes. Painter. Good at posing for photos in his Al Green chair. Memories. Family. Lindsey's Artist: Toyin Ojih Odutola. Painter. Perfect jawline. Storyteller. Best friends with Solange. Loves Timon (no one chooses Simba except Olive). Also, we teach you about Religion and Ghosts…
It's good advice to avoid all talk of politics and religion. That's why Timmy has devoted this latest episode to a casual discussion on politics and religion.
Looking at the work of Philip Guston, Timmy examines the fine threaded line between sensitivity and sensibility.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Painter. Collager. Nigerian Born. Mark Bradford wants to be her best friend. Yale graduate (good choice). Actual Genius (with award to prove it). Her mother was a courageous badass. And most importantly, the nicest and funniest person you'd ever be lucky enough to meet! Middlebrow is hosted by Olive Moya and Lindsey Schulz …
When a Slovenian conceptual artist captures perfectly the 'spirit of the age' Timmy Black takes notice and as soon as he gets over his natural professional jealousy, he offers a summery to his devoted listeners.
After some informal market research, Timmy takes a new, livelier approach to podcasting and goes after some low hanging fruit in the process.
Los Angeles podcaster Timmy Black takes a deep dive into what it's like to be an artist during the pandemic.
We are either at the end or the beginning of a truly momentous era. Timmy hedges his bets and in this episode explains why he no longer cares.
Timmy rudely awakens to the yoke of woke with a worldly adventure on Zoom.
Timmy tackles then fumbles the important issues regarding arts education.
All cattle and no mask, Timmy pretends to to be a pundit.
James Turrell. Light and Space Artist. WWII Baby. CIA. Celestial event planner. Sandy Claus. Quaker. Pilot. Starbucks in his crater? Kanye loves him (and Kendall too). James Turrell was chosen by our Unibrow Curator (and Lindsey's partner), George / Joji San. Middlebrow is hosted by Olive Moya and Lindsey Schulz You can find images from this episod…
We take a moment to acknowledge whats happening in the world and how we plan to do more going forward. Love you all!
Major world events have caught up with Timmy Black. He can no longer continue to indulge in irrelevant irreverence. Here's a temporary hiccup addressing some issues that really, really only slightly almost matter.