A Piece of Work

11 EpisodesProduced by WNYC Studios

A Piece of Work is everything you want to know about modern and contemporary art but were afraid to ask. Hosted by Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson, this 10-episode series explores everything from Pop Art to performance in lively conversations with curators, artists and Abbi’s friends, including Hannibal … read more

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The Writing on the Wall

August 9th, 2017


There are new paintings and drawings by Sol LeWitt being made all the time -- even though the artist died in 2007. That’s possible because LeWitt’s …

Questlove Hearts Emojis

August 7th, 2017


Emojis, video games, even the humble “@” symbol -- all these staples of digital life have been as carefully designed as the most sleek furniture or …

Andy Warhol’s Art of Self-Promotion

August 2nd, 2017


Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Cans” has got to be one of the most famous images of the 20th century. But at the time, Warhol’s use of advertising …

You’ve Got to Watch This!

July 31st, 2017


Way before viral videos, since the invention of the medium in the 1960s, artists have made video to critique the culture around them. Howardena …

If It’s Got Naked People, RuPaul Is In

July 26th, 2017


A dozen dancers rolling around in their underwear, rubbing raw chickens and fish on each other. No, it’s not some weird ‘60s porn, it’s a performance …

Minimalism to the Max

July 24th, 2017


Some artworks seem crazy simple -- like a stack of metal boxes or a group of white paintings. Minimalism rejected the idea that art should express …

Samantha Irby Gets High on Light

July 19th, 2017


Abbi brings her friend the hilarious essayist Samantha Irby to MoMA PS1 to see one of the trippiest works they’ve ever experienced: “Meeting” by James Turrell. Turrell’s work is immersive, mind-blowing, deeply moving -- …

How Questlove Learned to Love Silence

July 17th, 2017


Ahmir Thompson (a.k.a. Questlove of The Roots) is a very busy dude. He was feeling stretched thin, until he discovered the power of silence to let his creativity cut through the noise. To help him find that silence, …

Tavi Gevinson Wonders When It’s Done

July 12th, 2017


When you look at abstract art, what are you supposed to see among all those splatters and blobs? Abbi sorts out her feelings about Jackson Pollock’s …

Hannibal Buress Really Wants to Touch the Art

July 10th, 2017


Does art have to be beautiful, or can everyday stuff be made into art too? Abbi Jacobson brings her friend comedian Hannibal Buress to look at …

Presenting: A Piece of Work

July 6th, 2017


Yes, she’s the hilarious co-creator of Comedy Central’s “Broad City.” But before discovering her gift for comedy, Abbi Jacobson went to art school. …

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