Out There Atlanta: Alex Kvares

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Alex Kvares.
Alex Kvares.

Out There Atlanta has switched its focus to Southern transplants living in the New York area. In these interviews, we reestablish connections with these artists and talk about their backgrounds, artistic journeys, what brought them to the South, and what took them away.

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Alex Kvares is an artist who primarily uses drawing in his works. He was born in the Ukraine, studied art in Kansas and Texas, and spent about a decade in Atlanta before moving to Brooklyn, where he currently lives. His current body of work deals with themes of failure and hope, particularly in a political context. In this podcast, we discuss his recent work and ideas of framing one’s work within personal and global histories.

Topics include: drawing as a finished product versus drawing as a means to an end, stabilizing an art practice, and ideas of political and artistic legacy.


Alex Kvares, The Day I Became Men, 2011.
Alex Kvares, The Day I Became Men, 2011.


Hussars' Picnic 2, 2014.
Hussars’ Picnic 2, 2014.


Holy Mountain, 2009.


66, 2013.
66, 2013.


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BURNAWAY Radio sponsors Out There Atlanta, by Lilly Lampe. Out There Atlanta is a podcast and online platform for interviews with artists. The intention is to create an archive of informal conversations with artists in Atlanta or who have an Atlanta connection. Conducted in the spirit of a coffee meet-up, Out There Atlanta offers a more relaxed and personal dialogue, allowing artists to get a little more “out there” with the online audience.

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Music for Out There Atlanta is provided by M.S.I.F.

BURNAWAY Radio is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.



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