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We’re starting a weekly podcast called Art Movements.

We’ll be bringing you the latest news, commentary, and interviews directly from our new podcast studio in Brooklyn to keep you up-to-date with art, culture, and the internet.

In our inaugural episode, we discuss the top art news headlines from the week, including how New Yorkers can use their library cards to visit 33 of the city’s museums, an unlikely museum in Thailand, how a Stolen Arab Art exhibition is exactly as advertised, and I talk to emoji activist Jennifer 8 Lee and journalist Zachary Small.

Our guest this week is renowned journalist Jennifer 8 Lee. Not only is she a successful author (Fortune Cookie Chronicles) and film producer (The Search for General Tso), but Lee is a driving force behind Emojination, the people’s voice of the Emoji Consortium. We talk to her about how she helped bring the dumpling emoji ? into the world.

Then we talk to Hyperallergic’s Zachary Small, who tells us about the four queer performance festivals happening in New York this month.

We want to give a special thanks to Tiernan Morgan, who helped steward the Art Movements report every week (Friday mornings) and build it to what it is today (the series will continue under the direction of Hyperallergic staff).

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Hrag Vartanian

Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic. You can follow him at @hragv.

3 replies on “Announcing Hyperallergic’s New Weekly Podcast, Art Movements”

  1. OMG, this was so fascinating! I am over the moon that Hyperallergic is taking this on. It’s so great to listen to this while at work.

    So amazing to ponder those crazy contexts with emojis. the fact a falafel cut in half could look like a kiwi had me giggling. Also, so funny to hear that fortune cookie wouldn’t have made it in on its own. so funny to think about the soup dumpling lover at facebook who went rogue.

    can I say I also love the musical transitions? so good and way better than most podcast transitions. if we all hate elevator music, then why do you put it on a podcast?

    yeah everyone is too busy partying and hooking up during pride month for performance art. all my peeps are like, sorry I can’t make it to the museum, I have a sailor / European / otter that I met at Pride that I am having some moment with.

    I also think that during Pride, people get woke up about queer culture, so it’s a prime time to ask people to come to your show in July and to step deeper into the vortex. When I was in the Hot festival a few years ago. I did a lot of asks during Pride Month and it just felt right to a lot of people to buy a ticket to a drag queen talking about art history.

    The Hot Festival is totally amazing. it’s been really fun to work with Ellie Covan in in work at Materials for the Arts and to help them get chairs for their lounge, and various other materials for their work.

    My favorite part of Dixon Place is taking artistic risks and going to shows by people I have never heard of before. My friends and I have some great stories about that night we went to dixon place and saw that crazy thing.

    There is a lot of wild stuff I’ve done guys whose name I don’t know. I know I’m not the only one. So why not go see some art by a queer person you don’t know? I’m always selling my friends to get more into the idea of taking risks on artists or performer they don’t know.

    So excited about this new podcast. Makes me feel excited! XOXO

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