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Broad City's Abbi Jacobson to Host New Modern Art Podcast

A WNYC and MoMA collaboration, this ten-episode series will unpack Duchamp, Polloclk et al. with Questlove, Hannibal Buress and RuPaul.
By Marissa Ciampi
June 29, 2017
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Broad City's Abbi Jacobson to Host New Modern Art Podcast

A WNYC and MoMA collaboration, this ten-episode series will unpack Duchamp, Polloclk et al. with Questlove, Hannibal Buress and RuPaul.
By Marissa Ciampi
June 29, 2017
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With beloved cult series Broad City now entering its fourth season, co-creator Abbi Jacobson is taking on a new podcast project that could push My Dad Wrote a Porno off our daily hitlist. A Piece of Work delves into the enigma that is modern art and answers questions you may have been too afraid to ask — like what significance a bicycle wheel atop a stool could possibly have, or why Andy Warhol was so obsessed with soup cans. A collaboration with WNYC Studios and MoMA, the ten-episode series will premiere on July 10 and air twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Each episode focuses on a different theme, from everyday objects and pop art to abstraction, performance and text-based art. Jacobson will specifically discuss individual works by big name (and at times, especially confusing) artists including the above mentioned Warhol, along with Jackson Pollock, Yves Klein and Marcel Duchamp, whose noted Bicycle Wheel will be topic of discussion in the first episode.

Jacobson also welcomes a legendary roster of guests each episode, including musician Questlove, comedian Hannibal Buress, actress Tavi Gevinson and television personality RuPaul — who features in the not-to-be-missed episode six, in which they'll discuss Yoko Ono's provoking 1964 Cut Piece performance.

If you're wondering how Jacobson became an authority on modern art, she actually holds a degree from Maryland Institute College of Art and has also published a colouring book series, Color This Book, and a book of illustrations, Carry This Book — in which Jacobson imagines items found in the pockets and bags of celebrities like Oprah, historical figures like Amelia Earhart and artists like Frida Kahlo and Banksy.

A Piece of Work will be available on Apple Podcasts and WNYC, with a teaser and full list of themes, guests and artworks available on Entertainment Weekly.

Via Entertainment Weekly. Image: MoMA.

Published on June 29, 2017 by Marissa Ciampi

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