In the Bardo
with John Killacky 

November 2nd, 2020

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Episode 50 of the podcast is here and it’s with artist, arts administrator, and legislator John Killacky. Feeling bogged down by existential malaise? Listener, this episode is for you. And that’s because John Killacky is fucking inspiration. We talk about the Culture Wars, pandemics, the role that taste plays in institutional programming, and more.

Show Notes

John Killacky
The Culture Wars
AIDS, activism and the arts
Dona Ann McAdams
New York
The Walker Art Center
The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Film making
elegies with Eiko Otake
Artists and arts workers as essential workers
Contemporary discourse
How to talk to your local legislator 


Portrait of John Killacky. Photo credit: Todd R. Lockwood Cinema Portraits, 2016

elegies: John Killacky and Eiko Otake. Photo credit: Jean Cross

3. ACT UP at the Waldorf Astoria, NYC, 1990. Photo credit: Dona Ann McAdams

4. John Killacky with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, 1973

5. John Killacky in 1973 in Jonathan Ned Katz’s “Coming Out” in New York City