Unencumbered Voices in Curated Spaces : Hauser & Wirth x Shade with Guest Silas Munro

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SILVER AWARD WINNER 'BEST ARTS & CULTURE' PODCAST - BRITISH PODCAST AWARDS 2021 Unencumbered Voices in Curated Spaces: Inspired by the life & work of Sir Frank Bowling - a three-part summer podcast series, investigating freedom of expression today and throughout art history. This first episode in a special series of conversations from Shade, supported by Hauser & Wirth, is with Silas Munro—LA-based critic, writer and partner of graphic design studio Polymode. Silas Munro’s past collaborations include the City of LA Mayor’s Office, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Mark Bradford at the Venice Biennale, and MoMA. Munro’s writing appears in the book, ‘W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America’ published by Princeton Architectural Press. He has been a visiting critic at MICA, RISD, and Yale. Munro is Founding Faculty and Chair Emeritus at Vermont College of Fine Arts.  Founded in 2014, Polymode is a studio that leads the edge of contemporary graphic design through poetic research, learning experiences, and making cool shit for clients in the cultural sphere, innovative businesses, and community-based organizations. ‘Frank Bowling. London / New York’ is on view Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street from 5 May and Hauser & Wirth London from 21 May 2021.  Shade Podcast is produced and hosted by Lou Mensah Editing and sound design by CA Davis Music by Brian Jackson Series supported by Hauser & Wirth

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