Franklin Sirmans: On the Transforming World of Art


On this episode of the Artmatcher podcast, Franklin Sirmans speaks with Michael Goodman about relevant transformations within the art industry. The duo discusses how Covid-19 has altered the way art is consumed by the public, and which effects will be permanent. Michael asks Franklin about recent technological shifts in the art world, like NFTs, and how he stays up to date with the fast-paced trends. They discuss how art may serve as a catalyst for difficult conversations pertaining to social justice and inclusivity, which Franklin is quite passionate about. They touch on accessibility to art, academia, and much more.

About Franklin Sirmans

Franklin is a curator, editor, writer, and art critic, hailing from New York City. He graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in English and the history of art, and has been an influential figure in the art world ever since.

He has been the director of the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) since October 2015. Prior to this appointment, he was the department head and curator of contemporary art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Find him on Twitter @mfsirmans or read more about his accomplishments.