‘Intersections: The Art Basel Podcast’, presented by UBS, brings together leading artists, architects, gallerists, designers, musicians, and collectors to dive deep into their passion for art. Intersections is hosted by Marc Spiegler, who covered the art world for fifteen years as a journalist before becoming global director of Art Basel. New episodes are released every two weeks.
Businesswoman and art collector Pamela Joyner tells Marc Spiegler that she is surprised at the analogies she sees between art collecting and her career in finance. ‘Both environments are very relationship oriented, they're reliant on individuals having confidence in each other's integrity,’ she explains. Described as an ‘activist collector’ by ArtReview magazine for promoting and collecting the work of contemporary African-American artists, as well as artists of African descent in Brazil and the UK, Joyner reflects on the collector as patron and the work she believes in. Our correspondent Stephanie Bailey interviews artist and filmmaker Wu Tsang on her new commission, Anthem (2021). The piece conceived in collaboration with the legendary singer, composer, and transgender activist Beverly Glenn-Copeland and is currently filling the Guggenheim museum’s rotunda.