Alvaro Barrington & Teresa Farrell

Robert & Russell meet artists Teresa Farrell and Alvaro Barrington (Tt x AB) at their joint show at Emalin gallery, East London. Titled 'TALL BOYS & A DOUBLE ESPRESSO', the exhibition celebrates creative collaboration and the importance of friendships/conversation when making art. We discuss how the duo first met at Hunter college and the ways they continue to inspire, critique and challenge each other to grow as artists. We discuss being a contrarian, hosting live music, art performances and even dancing within the gallery context to build and expand community. We explore concepts within Alvaro's concurrent solo at Sadie Coles gallery, London 'GARVEY: SEX LOVE NURTURING FAMALAY' and how Teresa's advice helped Alvaro work out certain paintings for that exhibition. As well the extending future exhibitions at further galleries including Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris and Corvi Mora, London inspired by the writing of Marcus Garvey, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. Special thanks to Emalin gallery's Leopold Thun and Angelina Volk @emalinofficial. For images of all artworks discussed in this episode, please visit @talkart on Instagram. Follow Teresa @tuh_nesta and Alvaro @alvarobarrington.


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