Radio Juxtapoz Podcast, ep 22: Drawing Blood with Molly Crabapple and the State of Art Activism
We have a wide-reach when it comes to the history of Juxtapoz Magazine. After 25 years, we have covered painters, graffiti and street artists, poster artists, designers, fashion people, sculptors, curators, musicians, musicians who want to be painters, actors who want to be painters... the list goes on. But rarely do we get a chance to talk to such an original spirit such as Molly Crabapple. The writer, illustrator, journalist, painter, social activist and all around, in our opinion, voice of reason and progress, has made a name for herself for such an incredible range of artistic output its hard to pinpoint one topic of conversation with her. So we didn't. We went for it all.
On Episode 022 of the Radio Juxtapoz Podcast, Molly Crabapple gives us a quite wonderful over-arching view of the current state of the art world, not so much from a nuts and bolts perspective of sales and shows, but what it means to create and be active in such an era of contradictions and much-needed nuance. We talk about climate change, the changing landscape of America's cities and her recent book collaboration and 2018 National Book Award long-listed, Brothers of the Gun, an illustrated collaboration with Syrian war journalist Marwan Hisham, and her own award-winning memoir, Drawing Blood. Of course we talk about her various art projects and journalistic works as well.
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