A Piece of Work
A Piece of Work
WNYC Studios
How Questlove Learned to Love Silence
23 minutes Posted Jul 17, 2017 at 9:00 am.
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Ahmir Thompson (a.k.a. Questlove of The Roots) is a very busy dude. He was feeling stretched thin, until he discovered the power of silence to let his creativity cut through the noise. To help him find that silence, he’s got one of Yves Klein’s Blue Monochrome prints on his wall at home. Abbi gets up close to one of Klein’s blue paintings and Kazimir Malevich’s “Suprematist Composition: White on White” and discovers how deep a single color can get -- if you just give it some time.

Also featuring: Ellen Davis and Anne Umland

View the artwork from this episode at wnyc.org/monochromes

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About the podcast: 

From WNYC Studios and MoMA, A Piece of Work is everything you want to know about modern and contemporary art but were afraid to ask. Hosted by "Broad City"’s Abbi Jacobson, this 10-episode series explores everything from Pop art to performance in lively conversations with curators, artists, and Abbi’s friends, including Hannibal Buress, Tavi Gevinson, RuPaul, and Questlove.

Produced by WNYC Studios. www.wnycstudios.org