Interview with editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic, Hrag Vartanian

Interview with editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic, Hrag Vartanian

In this episode of "The Truth in This Art", host Rob Lee interviews Hrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic. With expertise in contemporary art and its intersection with politics, Hrag shares insights on his journey as an art critic, curator, and lecturer. He talks about his founding of Hyperallergic in 2009 and how it has grown to reach over a million readers and listeners a month through its award-winning reporting, informed opinions, and quality conversations about art. Hrag also discusses his interest in decolonization and shares details about some of his notable curatorial projects, including the world's first multi-disciplinary exhibition of social media-related art. Listeners will gain a deeper understanding of the power of journalism and the cultural and economic realities that shape the world of art, culture, and politics.

About Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic is an online arts magazine, based in Brooklyn, New York. Founded by the art critic Hrag Vartanian and his husband Veken Gueyikian in October 2009, the site describes itself as a "forum for serious, playful, and radical thinking".

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Rob Lee & The Truth in This Art present "Summer of Soul"

Attention all movie lovers and fans of "The Truth In This Art" podcast (! Host Rob Lee is thrilled to partner with Pratt Library for a four-part Black Cinema series at Pratt Library from March through June 2023, starting with Thompson’s 2022 Oscar-winning documentary, Summer of Soul. Summer of Soul reclaims the legacy of 1969’s Harlem Cultural Festival, which promoted Black pride and culture with musical performances by Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, the Chambers Brothers, Gladys Knight & the Pips, and Sly & the Family Stone.

Join Rob for a night of trivia and conversation as he breaks down movies connected to Black history, culture, music and cinema. The three other films in the series - all directed by Spike Lee -  include The BlacKKKlansman (April 26), Do the Right Thing (May 25) and He Got Game (June 22).

Thursday, March 9 at 5:30pm
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Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Hrag Vartanian
Hrag Vartanian
Critic, Curator, Editor-in-chief & Co-founder of Hyperallergic

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