Radio Juxtapoz, ep 106: Àsìkò and the Rites of Passage
The rules of fine art have finally, and for the better, been bended and broken and destroyed. What used to be just some white walls in a white cube has now become a bit of a evolution and revolution: film, digital art, tech, digital collage.. its all on the board, all here, and all here to stay.
In today's episode of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, our Doug Gillen sits down with London-based Nigerian visual artist, Àsìkò, who used digital art, photography and mixed media to construct a narrative that straddles between "fantasy and reality as a response to his experiences of identity, culture and heritage." On the eve of Rites of Passage, a group show at Britannia St Gagosian Gallery in London opening on the 16th of March of which Àsìkò will be in, we speak about the ever-evolving possibilities of fine art, identity, immigration, migration and the evolution of what art can be.
The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 106 was recorded in March 2023 in London by Gillen at the MT Art Agency. Big thank you for letting us use the office! Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz