The Art of Persona

What role does a persona play in the lives we lead and the art we make? We speak to artists, performers and DJs who use a form of persona in their work. Experimenting with our persona can be a way to learn about ourselves and the world. But do we always know where the performance starts and when it stops?


The podcast is presented by Sandra Jean Pierre. Featuring artist Rosa Johan Uddoh, performer and activist Lewis G Burton, Scary Things hosts DJ Bempah & JK, choreographer and performer Holly Beasley Garrigan and magazine editor Bob Colacello.


The Art of Persona is a Falling Tree production for Tate, produced by Hannah Dean and Sandra Jean Pierre. With additional music by Sleep Eaters, Keel Her and Black Manila. Special thanks for Snaketown Records.


To explore the role of persona in Andy Warhol’s work visit the exhibition at Tate Modern from the 12 March – 6 September 2020.


This exhibition is in partnership with Bank of America, with additional support from the Andy Warhol Exhibition Supporters Circle, Tate America’s Foundation, Tate International Council, Tate patrons and Tate members.


Photo: ​​© Rikard Österlund


 

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