Contemporary art is having a breakthrough moment, thanks in part to recent celebrity cross-overs (Lady Gaga, James Franco, Jay-Z), ubiquitous fashion collaborations and record-setting auction returns. So why is it still so difficult to talk about? Comedian and artist Casey Jane Ellison wades into this conversational quagmire in Ovation's new original web talk show, Touching the Art.
As host, Casey's blunt, reductive line of questioning takes aim at the barriers between the uninitiated viewer and the contemporary art world, and the show creates a platform for her panel of art world professionals to demystify, in their own words, the most fundamental issues surrounding art and its place in broader society. And as a meta critique of the perceived gender imbalance of panel shows, all the show's guests will be female.
Discussion topics range from art and celebrity to gender politics to the art market.
Step into one of the world's premier dance centers, and meet the colorful characters who make Pineapple Dance Studios the training ground for huge West End shows, famous pop acts, and now... riveting TV.
Watch a new episode of Pineapple Dance Studios on Sunday at 7ET/4PT.
Step inside the fast-paced and competitive world of high fashion in Ovation's new original series, The Fashion Fund. Follow Vogue magazine's legendary editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, as she and the Council of Fashion Designers of America take aspiring designers on the journey of a lifetime—the competition for Fashion Fund Designer of the Year.
Each week, designers from 10 emerging labels are put to the test through increasingly challenging steps of the competition. Judges like Diane von Furstenberg and top-level executives from Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and more, determine who wins the ultimate prize of $300,000 and a one-year mentorship with an industry expert. It will take every ounce of vision, skill and savvy to make one winner's fashion dreams come true.
Watch a new episode of The Artful Detective every Saturday at 8pm ET.
It's 1890s Toronto, and Detective William Murdoch cracks the toughest cases using Steampunk technology in this weekly Ovation mystery series. Follow Murdoch as he employs unorthodox methods of detection to solve the most intricate mysteries.
Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Million Dollar Arm) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Kill Your Darlings) return for Season Two of A Young Doctor’s Notebook, the critically-acclaimed black comedy series based on the memoirs of a young doctor’s life in a remote village in early 20th century Russia.
Season Two picks up in 1935 with the older doctor returning to his former infirmary to collect the pieces of his shattered life. Reliving his battle with morphine addiction, and his doomed romantic choices, Hamm’s character watches his younger self struggle to survive against the backdrop of the Bolshevik Revolution. Based on a collection of short stories by celebrated Russian playwright Mikhail Bulgakov.