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The VAN Podcast is a podcast series from Visual Artists Ireland.
Published every two months, The VAN Podcast comprises online conversations, recorded remotely, with various contributors to each issue of The Visual Artists’ News Sheet (VAN). This gives opportunities to discuss some of the ideas arising from published texts, while also offering insights into wider practice.
Episode 3 features an interview with Nathan O’Donnell and Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll, who developed a profile on their new publishing imprint, Numbered Editions, for VAN’s March-April 2021 issue, which had a loose thematic focus on artist publishing.
Nathan O’Donnell is a writer, researcher and a co-editor of Paper Visual Art Journal. He was previously an IRC Enterprise Postdoctoral Research Fellow, based between IMMA and Trinity College Dublin, and is currently Writer-in-Residence at Maynooth University. Nathan’s fiction and non-fiction writing has been widely published and he also teaches part-time on the MA Art in the Contemporary World programme at NCAD.
Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll is a writer, editor and independent curator based in Dublin. Marysia has organised a range of exhibitions and projects across Ireland and abroad, has worked as Assistant Curator at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, and is the founding director of the Berlin Opticians Gallery.
In December 2020, Nathan and Marysia published figure | ground – the first in an ongoing series of Numbered Editions, offering a rich set of visual and textual reflections on mapping and place.
Featured Image: figure | ground, Numbered Editions, 2021; photograph courtesy the designer and editors.
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