MA Contemporary Art Theory

MA Contemporary Art Theory

Re-imagining the Art School Since 2001

‘Artist Assistant’ | Episode 2 of Taxi Drivers

Episode 2 of Taxi Drivers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00145lc

The late painter Lucian Freud once referred to himself as the passenger who knows where he wants to go and his printmaker as the taxi driver who knows how to get him there. In this episode, the artist, performer and broadcaster, Scottee learns more about that important but sometimes mysterious role of ‘artist assistant’ and discovers that some relationships are more intimate than others. He visits the studio of Turner Prize nominated artist Angela de la Cruz and meets some of her studio team (Mariana Lemos, Demetrius Georghiou and Maisie Maris) who are currently working towards an exhibition of Angela’s work in Madrid. He also has conversations with Jerry Gorovoy, long-time assistant to Louise Bourgeois, and artist and former assistant Rebecca Partridge. We also hear more an artist assistant who’d prefer to remain anonymous and from contemporary art historian Dr Danielle Child.

Produced by Hannah Dean
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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