It's an artful life!

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Today's conversation touches on the music industry and how the experience is pushing people to perform and sing live. My guest is Agata Dutkiewicz Sultan, a Polish teacher and photographer living in Pakistan. You can see her work (photos and
As positive as this time can be for some artists, there is a certain heaviness in the air. How does it affect us and our art? That's the discussion for today. My guest is Sarah Mumtaz, a visual and performing artist. Follow Sarah on instagram
In today's conversation we talk more about the film industry as opposed to performing arts and how it is more affected. My guest is Hashim Khan, filmmaker and director. To see some of Hashim's work, check out the following links: https://www.
A lot of our conversations thus far have been very positive, but there is a great deal of anxiety in the world, which today's interview touches on. We also discuss the deep impact that this 'morphic resonance' will have not only on our future b
Today's conversation revolves around the digital revolution of the arts going on and what of that will continue after this crisis is over. We also touch on the potential impact of racism on the arts. My guest is Vicky Zhuang Yi-Yan, co-founder
In this episode, our conversation centers more around the economic impact and challenges facing artists during this time. My guest is Saad Sheikh, founder of Sway Dance Project and The Colony Lahore. The Colony;
In this episode, we talk about how the quarantine has inspired more collaborations and the responsibility of the artist not just now, but after this is over. My guest is Affan Alam, a designer and founder of Duck. Find him on Facebook; https:
How is the arts industry shifting during this time? What opportunities and challenges are there for artists and how are they dealing with it? Should we rush to social media, or not? I talk about all this and more with storyteller, writer, and t
To some outsiders, it seems like art is something to be consumed. But it's more than that - it's something to be lived, to be experienced. Jackie Hurwitz, who works in VR filmmaking in Brooklyn, talks about her life surrounded by and immersed i
We've all heard the expression that success is not the destination, it's the journey. But it also applies to art -- art is as much about the process as it is the result. Most of the time, we aren't aware of that process, and deal only with the
Even though the arts are everywhere, the imagined barriers to being able to experience and participate with them - especially the fine arts - are strong. Today, I chat with Oh-So-Arty founder Sarah Peguine on how she breaks down these walls by
Art in itself is something beyond language, but describing it often requires many words. Sometimes we can lose ourselves in words, and forget what they actually mean. I Today’s interview is a good reminder of the pure energy and joy we can find
In a world that ever seeks to define things, arts is one of the few places where things are allowed to be contradictory, and not seem so. It is one of the few places where complexity can be a value, and indeed, it can frame complexity in a way
There are a thousand ways to view art - as intentional acts of creation, as beauty, as a way of seeing, as nature. Many of these different perspectives, and how they might interact, came up in today's interview with visual and performing artist
Just barely forty years ago, thousands of years of Cambodia's artistic and cultural history were almost destroyed during the Pol Pot Regime. Since then, one of the most influential organizations in restoring and regrowing the traditional arts i
When you think of culinary arts, you might think of Michelin star chefs and beautiful, painting like creations that may or may not fill your belly. But that's not the only way art and food collaborate. Nutrition and wellness, and the art of cre
As co-founder of the Avenir Institute ( and having worked all around the world as a curator and analysis, Denis Maksimov has an incredibly deep perspective on the interchange of politics and art, as well as the
"Wake up and smell the roses." It might seem naive, but at the end of the day, it's a good reminder that sometimes we need to shake off the daily routines and engage with the world around us. Today, with service designer and movement enthusiast
It's an artful life returns for season 2 with a special interview with Angel Vigil, who recounts many of his adventures and thoughts from over four decades of living and working as an artist. From "a little brown boy" from whom nobody expected
Innovative design, stunning graphics...these commonplace descriptions of new technology hint at a deeper collaboration with the arts, but how deep does it really go? What have the arts brought to technology, and what could they bring -- not jus
Is creativity a talent or a skill? Most people view creativity as something they have or something they don't. That's often why art is viewed as something most people can't understand. But perhaps the problem is simply exposure. That's what Mar
Dystopian futures are often portrayed as artless, or at the very least, emotionless -- and many times, whether or not the arts are named as such, this is the reason these fictional societies fail. It seems impossible to imagine a world in which
In the world of modern art, high intellectual discussion and its exclusive nature causes many people to feel frustrated or uninterested in it. It tends to reinforce the idea that art is exclusive to all but those who are deeply integrated in th
Sometimes the only way to begin is to end, and sometimes the end is the inspiration for a beginning. Today's interview spans from this idea of finding beginnings in ends to the art of living well. My guest, Ryeon Hwa Mok is a young Korean woman
Is living artfully an art form in itself? From family businesses to the moment of learning what art can mean, this interview with Orbis Terrae media head Ramia El Agamy Khan spreads over a wide range of perspectives on living artfully. To learn
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