Office Hours: Montez Press, Art Book Publisher (audio)
Montez Press Radio inspired us to start Food Radio. After a day-long takeover, they spoke to us about running an art book publisher, pirate radio and inspiring more independent ways for artists to share their work.
A. M. BANG, Thomas Laprade, Stacy Skolnik and Thanh Nguyen's interview originally aired on November 5, 2018.
Envisaged as the third iteration of the spirit of Lola Montez (Lola, Maria, Mario), Montez Press was formed in 2012 and has since worked to publish texts writing against current critical modalities and theoretical dogmas which inform the workings of the contemporary knowledge economy.
Food Radio is a radio station started by Food New York. For season one, Office Hours, we took over a storefront in Chinatown and interviewed over 50 artists, designers, chefs, architects, entrepreneurs, and one politician, all to find out how they managed to make money doing what they love. The space was open for anyone to visit, hang out, attend workshops and ask questions. All of the interviews were recorded live. A special thanks goes out to Jelisa Blumberg, Wave Farm, Montez Press Radio and Patrick Nininger.