CHANEL Connects, the acclaimed arts and culture podcast, returns for Season 3. Featuring global thought leaders, artists, and creators, this series of eight epi...
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Creative AI: Sarah Meyohas & Albert Read
What is the nature of authentic creativity in a world of artificial intelligence? In this episode, artist Sarah Meyohas, whose practice explores the technologies that are transforming society, speaks to Albert Read, the managing director of Condé Nast Britain and author of The Imagination Muscle. His brilliant book is a guide to honing our human skills of creation in a complex and increasingly automated world. Together, they discuss originality, authorship, and the enduring power of the artist.
Fact & Fiction: Sheila Heti & Amy Sillman
Artist Amy Sillman is renowned for her oil paintings that defy categorisation. She has been at the helm of a new wave of artists - most of them women - who over the last decade have reinvigorated abstraction. Amy connects with celebrated writer Sheila Heti, whose books, including Pure Colour (2022) and Motherhood (2018), blur the lines between fiction and memoir, creating new and original ways to understand lived experience: motherhood, art, and mortality. In this episode, they discuss how they each embrace ambiguity with purpose.
Epicurious Excellence: Jon Gray & Ruthie Rogers
In this episode, food visionaries unite: Ruthie Rogers, the legendary chef behind The River Café in London, talks to Jon Gray, Co-Founder of the Bronx-based collective Ghetto Gastro. They discuss their recent cookbooks which challenge accepted conventions - from photography and recipe instructions, to the availability and distribution of fresh ingredients. Both are committed to community and are champions of collaboration, focused on the intersection of culture and food, their legacies, and the power of partnership.
Filmed with Love: Penélope Cruz & Carla Simón
In this episode we bring together a cinematic legend and a rising star: the Academy Award-winning actor Penélope Cruz, whose performances in independent film and Hollywood blockbusters have been captivating audiences for more than three decades. She connects with Carla Simón, a director who has introduced Catalan cinema to new, global audiences by drawing on her rural upbringing. The duo connects in Madrid for the first time and discuss politics, parenthood, and the bravery of taking the space to breathe.
Architecture on Time: Frida Escobedo & José Esparza Chong Cuy
Two good friends are working at the intersection of art and architecture from very different angles. Award-winning architect Frida Escobedo is currently renovating the contemporary wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. José Esparza Chong Cuy, Chief Curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, is changing public engagement with both disciplines. The two of them discuss the magic of Lina Bo Bardi, the connections between art and architecture, and how Mexico has influenced both of their work.
CHANEL Connects, the acclaimed arts and culture podcast, returns for Season 3. Featuring global thought leaders, artists, and creators, this series of eight episodes released weekly, is devoted to the profound questions and conversations that shape culture today and define its tomorrow.CHANEL Connects pairs two visionaries in each 25-minute episode for an intimate conversation that interrogates: the intersection of technology and imagination, fact and fiction in autobiography, the power of collectives, cinematic inspiration, and more. Including actor and producer Penélope Cruz, architect Frida Escobedo, entrepreneur Jon Gray, designer Yinka Ilori, composer Kelsey Lu, and digital artist Sarah Meyohas, among others, CHANEL Connects fosters unscripted exchanges between brilliant minds at the edge of innovation on universal themes that touch us all.