Hi, how are you? On this month’s episode of Calling in a Favour, Julian is joined by visual artist Adam Helms. His work explores the history and archetypes of violence and rebellion, and can be found in the permanent collections of the MoMA, the Whitney, the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum, and other major art institutions. Adam recently relocated to Cologne, and he invited Julian to his new studio to discuss American largesse, Mark Fisher, capitalist critique, hypes and trends in the art world and much more.
Plus: A tribute to late master songwriter Daniel Johnston by author Scott McClanahan (“The Sarah Book”, “The Incantations of Daniel Johnston”) and tracks by Silver Jews, Japan, Tim Hecker, Lightning Bolt, John Carpenter, and more.
Daniel Johnston – Some Things Last A Long Time
Daniel Johnston – Held the Hand
Silver Jews – Dallas
Dead Kennedys – California Uber Alles
John Carpenter – Chariots of Pumpkins
The Caretaker – All You Are Going To Do Is Go Back There
Japan – Ghosts
Lightning Bolt – Assassins
(Soundbetten: Tim Hecker – Ravedeath, 1972)
“Calling In A Favour” is a platform for friendship, music and art, anti-algorithmic behaviour, and community building. Once a month, Cologne-based writer and cultural critic Julian Brimmers welcomes bright minds and kind souls doing their bit to make the world of arts & culture more complex, confusing and overall exciting.
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