RESET THE ALGORITHM

Season 1 Episode 7

In the debut episode of the Artist2Artist and Reset the Algorithm Collaboration, our NEW host Patrisse Cullors sits down with Lumi Tan for a conversation about the importance of art in today’s world with the backdrop of Lumi’s most recent curatorial project Luna Luna. Luna Luna is an art amusement park, lost after its initial run in 1987. The project was dreamed up by Austrian Pop musician André Heller, whose interest in interdisciplinary art allowed him to explore many mediums beyond music and bring prolific artists of the century together to build something truly revolutionary. From Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring to Salvador Dali, Arik Brauer, David Hockney, and Roy Lichtenstein, the works of Luna Luna are large-scale masterpieces by prolific artistic giants that the world has not seen in nearly 4 decades. With the direction of Lumi Tan, this lost fantasy has been brought back to life. In this interview, we learn that Heller’s experiences as a child in Europe after WWII and his desire to build a space for children to discover and explore art and joy was a direct result of his experience as part of a generation of children who survived the war, but missed out on vital childhood experiences. His goal with Luna Luna as the team puts it was to “use art and imagination to survive and fight back against an endangered world”. There has never been a better time than now for Luna Luna to be rediscovered by new audiences. At a time of global trauma and war, André Heller and the artists who brought Luna Luna to life in 1987, are again bringing art, joy, and imagination to a new generation who desperately needs it in 2024.

6.4.2024
23 MIN
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Working closely with Patrisse Cullors, and seeing her work on her show Artist2Artist, I couldn’t help but envision collaboration. Starting at the beginning of March, Patrisse and I joined forces via the Reset the Algorithm platform to bring you a weekly podcast that focuses on topics you care about, with guests who can speak to them. 

In her debut episode of the collaboration, Patrisse really set a high standard, sitting down with the amazing Lumi Tan to talk through her latest curatorial project Luna Luna. 

Luna Luna is an art amusement park, lost after its initial run in 1987. The project was dreamed up by Austrian Pop musician André Heller, whose interest in interdisciplinary art allowed him to explore many mediums beyond music and bring prolific artists of the century together to build something truly revolutionary. From Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring to Salvador Dali, Arik Brauer, David Hockney and Roy Lichtenstein, the works of Luna Luna are large-scale masterpieces by prolific artistic giants that the world has not seen in nearly 4 decades.

With the direction of Lumi Tan, this lost fantasy has been brought back to life. And in the episode, Patrisse and Lumi connect on the importance of art as a way of bringing us back to our humanity, The  goal with Luna Luna as the team puts it was to “use art and imagination to survive and fight back against an endangered world”, and that is exactly what we hope Artist2Artist does for our audience too!

Watch the Episode here or listen wherever you get your podcasts!

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5.28.2024
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Season 1 Episode 20

This week on Artist 2 Artist, Patrisse Cullors joins a discussion of heritage, art and the resistance of reimagination with artists and mother-son duo, Shahla Dorriz and alexandre ali reza dorriz. "You're the only person in the world who could get my mom and I in a room together to do a podcast of all things”, ali reza says to Patrisse… and while that may be true, we are so grateful they came to chat. This episode is an authentic reminder of the importance of personal expression in conjunction with legacy, and how the representation of heritage can transform future generations through art. Shahla, a fashion designer and creative consultant, shares her journey to finding her most authentic artistic medium through fashion, and the importance of the multi-generational approach to her work that centers the inclusion of her Iranian heritage, often in collaboration with her son. Ali Reza, an artist with a research-based practice, sheds light both on his own work with Crenshaw Dairy Mart in Los Angeles, and his work in creating localized hubs for economic, artistic and agricultural autonomy for his community, but on the awe and inspiration instilled in him through both his own experience of his artistic practice and in the one that has been nurtured between himself and his mother. In conversation, the trio explore the waters of storytelling through fabric, the influence of the duo's Iranian heritage on their work, and both the challenges and rewards that arise when one sets an intention to preserve cultural design and promote diverse, unique perspectives within the fashion industry. This mother-son duo are an impactful showcase of how divergent ideas can curate something beautiful, created through that unique channel that each of us has access to; of how that channel becomes ever more powerful the more honest and collaborative we open ourselves to be. This episode reminds us all that artists have the ability to challenge oppressive systems, to create in a way that reminds consumers of times past from which they have the opportunity to learn, and that in embracing ourselves and the roots from which we grew, we become unshakably planted in our identity. "Value your work. If you know what you're working on and if you see that work as valuable, it is valuable."