Radio Juxtapoz, ep 120: April Bey on Teaching and Creating the Way
When you walked through the prestigious Armory Show a few weeks ago, April Bey's solo booth with Bahamas-based Tern Gallery, was the standout. The fair itself was quite strong, but there was something about walking into a universe, the April Bey universe, that was transcendental and hypnotic, immersive. Bey is political and poignant, with a sense of humor and harsh social critique that has been honed by both being a professor at Glendale College in California and practicing fine artist with solo and museum shows on the CV. The works are wide-ranging: installation, printmaking, photography, mixed-media, and the Atlantica series has become one of Bey's defining bodies of work.
Bey grew up in The Bahamas, and on this episode of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, Evan Pricco and Doug Gillen speak to Bey about youth, moving to the USA, being educated in the States versus a commonwealth, where their art comes from and how Bey's dad helped create the Atlantica world. There might be a Beyonce story, too.
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The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 120 was recorded in September 2023 in Margate, NYC and Los Angeles. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz