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

21:09

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

20:00

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

22:15

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

22:00

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

26:18

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

16:42

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

19:00

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

23:35

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

14:56

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

18:02

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

2:56

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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