Artpop Talk

Artpop Talk

Sisters Bianca (MA in art history) and Gianna (BFA in studio art) Martucci-Fink host conversations that connect the world of art history to our present popular culture. With hot topics, and even hotter guests, they’ll tell you why and how visual culture continues to inform our daily lives–while keeping you up to date on the latest global art and pop news. New episodes are out twice a month. Join them every first and third Tuesday for an art-pop talk!

Episodes

August 2, 2022 56 min


APT is finally back from Summer Break and ready to get into everything we missed while we were away. This episode is  MEGA ART NEWZ as we dive into the hot topics of the summer from climate change protests in museums, to being teased by the British Government over the repatriation of the Parthenon Sculptures, replica making robots, and a bit of light art trafficking. We've also got some big housekeeping updates. We're so ...

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Hot girl summer is out, coastal grandmother summer is in! ☀️👩‍🌾 In our last episode of the season, we look at the Nancy Meyers inspired aesthetic trend to prepare you for summer! We discuss the trend’s origins and it’s connection to fantasy environments in rom coms.

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We love a good part 2! In this Artpop Talk we are diving back into THE momentous moment of the 2022 Met Gala where Kim Kardashian wore Marilyn Monroe’s actual dress. The water is a little frigid🥶 now that pop culture, museums, and private institutions are speaking about the use of this historic garment. We highly recommend staying with us for this wildly fascinating conversation on the second APT appearance of this iconic d...

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You guys, this is the BIG ONE! We are very excited to announce our special guest Beatrice Levine, Creator of @culturequota! In this interview of our APT DREAMS, we speak with Beatrice about her art history thesis “Visual Culture of 21st Century Pop and Hip-Hop” which started her art and pop journey on social media, lead her to create her apparel line @glamourandhoney, and dive into her expanding research currently focusing ...

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This week Bianca and Gianna recap this year's Gilded Glamour theme at The Met Gala! Plus we throw in a little art news update, because you know APT loves a good part II.

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In addition to this artful personal advice episode, in our CHITTY CHATTY segment we talk about the new Netflix Documentary “White Hot— The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch” and Hulu’s The Kardashians.

For ART NEWSSS we take a look at the board members at James Madison’s Montpelier who are stripping power-sharing status from the Montpelier Descendants Committee, a group representing African Americans who trace their roots to ...

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April 12, 2022 58 min

This week's episode is all about eggs! That’s right.. eggs! From Fabergé and pysanky to folklore, children’s books, and memes!

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April 5, 2022 62 min

Florals…for Spring….. groundbreaking? Who is the villain, Miranda Priestly or APT sisters for doing such a basic episode?! Find out in this episode where we talk about florals in cinema, fashion, and art history!

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This week we're continuing the conversation from our "She's Not Well" episode about job hunting in the arts. We brought on two of our personal favorite art and life friends who have some amazing thoughts on making a major transition such as this.

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March 22, 2022 75 min

Gianna has come back from Greece  and is ready to talk about all the fun visual / art history easter eggs she came across while traveling! This episode is a fun filled mess to welcome you back from spring break! We are looking at extra airplane safety videos, Minecraft and death trees, asking the question “what is authentic?” AND MORE!

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March 15, 2022 61 min

While our dear Gianna is returning from her Greece trip, we have a reissue of our Great Women Artists episode from March of 2021 in celebration of Women's History Month. In this week's episode, we are highlighting and celebrating five iconic women that we haven’t talked about on the pod yet: Shirin Neshat, Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, Juliana Huxtable, Empress Theodora, and Rokudenashiko.

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March 1, 2022 57 min

We all know there's so much going on in the world at this moment. It's difficult to be feeling so many feelings all at the same time, and this episode speaks to Bianca's feelings about switching careers. The job hunt (on top of our state of the world) is causing your girl to crack, and we just wanted to talk to our closest friends about it. We love all of you, and appreciate everything you do for us, including just list...

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You might think this episode is your art influencer summit, but we call it trivia with Women's Art Wednesday. Writers and account creators of Women’s Art Wednesday, Paloma and Jane, sit down with APT to tell us about the origin of their project and their new book launching March 9th! Plus they school the APT sisters in a wicked game of women's art and pop trivia.

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February 15, 2022 66 min

This week's episode is a special surprise, with the Boys of APT hosting a talk all about the labors of love. They think about love as both a philosophical and financial phenomenon.

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February 8, 2022 55 min

If you liked last week's episode, we’re keeping the thematic ball rolling with a conversation on Mascots! (Did you like our spots pun). Where did they come from? Why are they a thing? And why do they have such a distinct look about them? Hint hint, wink wink, it’s capitalism central station. All aboard!

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February 1, 2022 64 min

We can all agree, way too much ART NEWS happened last week… So in this episode, we are bringing you MEGA ART NEWS—giving you our hot takes on three stories including, M&M’s and Mini Mouse’s new looks and the new gaming phenomenon Wordle.

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January 25, 2022 48 min

Did anyone else notice the lamp in Ned’s grandma’s house in the new Spider-Man Movie?? We ask Boy of APT Andrew James all the obscure pop-culture questions in this TRIVIA episode.

A note that the first section of audio is not up to our usual standards. The audio does improve at the 30.45 mark. We appreciate your patience and we're sorry if this listening experience isn't as fun as usual. 

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January 18, 2022 63 min

We owe this episode to the Spotify curated playlist, y2k, where music and nostalgia work in tandem to uncover unconscious memories!  Get ready to explore modes of expression through narratives of sound art and visuals!

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With great power comes great responsibility, which is why we are back and sober with an episode on image rights. We’re looking at the most interesting cases of image controversy, and ending with an artpop talk on the new spider-man movie– its image rights on the character as it relates to the new Marvel film.

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January 4, 2022 68 min

We are back with the episode you’ve been waiting for… Drunk Art History! You can watch us try to answer your questions on our YouTube channel, or listen like normal anywhere you get your podcasts!

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