Matthias Wivel

Art Irrepressible: Titian, Comics & Hip hop: a wide-ranging conversation with Matthias Wivel, the Aud Jepsen Curator of 16th-century Italian Paintings at The National Gallery, about what it’s like to look after one of the world’s most celebrated collections, the challenges of mounting international exhibitions and the power of art. 

Release date on the Ideas Roadshow podcast: September 29, 2021. 

Talking to Howard was not only a pleasure, it helped me connect some of the dots of my own professional formation and particular interests as they inform my work. In other words, I learned things about myself from the conversation. His ability to engage an unusually wide variety of subjects with curiosity and with a sense of what’s important is extraordinary and encouraged me — and, as far as I can tell, most of his interlocutors — to the kind of frankness and unobtrusive structure that makes for interesting listening.” — Matthias Wivel