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Entries from November 2012

Fresh Talk: Luci Westphal

November 26th, 2012 · Comments

In Berlin, Cathy Byrd meets Luci Westphal, a German filmmaker based in New York and Berlin, to talk about Luci's love for street art, music, film and the D.I.Y. style. Luci shares the inside story on her moving postcard series In A Berlin Minute and her latest documentary All's Well and Fair.

Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz

Photographs courtesy the artist

Music: "Frogfly Buzzing," by Dioxin Dolly (Rachel Iannelli, Margaret Briggs, Tina Bushnell), 1996, from Luci Westphal, All's Well and Fair, 2012.

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Tags: Fresh Talk · film · public art · New York · project

Fresh Talk: Sarah Oppenheimer

November 19th, 2012 · Comments

Conversations About Creativity in the 21st CenturyCathy Byrd meets Sarah Oppenheimer at the Baltimore Museum of Art to talk about Sarah's stunning architectural interventions in the museum's renewed Contemporary Wing. Kristen Hileman, the BMA's contemporary art curator, creates unique relationships between Sarah’s newly commissioned projects and other work from the collection, including The Shallow Sea, a haunting sound art piece by Turner Prize winner Susan Philipsz. An ambient recording of the 2010 sound art work is a special feature of this podcast.

Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz 
Photographs: Sarah Oppenheimer. W-120301. 2012, and P-010100. 2012. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Nathan L. and Suzanne F. Cohen Contemporary Art Acquisitions Endowment; and gift of the Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art, BMA 2012.1. and BMA 2012.2. 
© Sarah Oppenheimer 
Sound Art: Susan Philipsz, The Shallow Sea, 2010

Special Thanks to Kristen Hileman, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, PPOW, Anne Mannix, Sarah Pedroni and Zachary Wade.

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Tags: · Fresh Talk · contemporary art · Artist · installation

Fresh Talk: Yane Calovski

November 12th, 2012 · Comments

In Istanbul, Cathy Byrd meets Yane Calovski, a transmedia artist and curator based in Skopje, Macedonia. Since 1998, his research-based works have been exhibited at Tate Britain, Manifesta 7, European Kunsthalle, Baltic Art Center, and Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, among other venues. Yane is the artistic director of Press to Exit, an organization founded in 2004 as a special program-based artist initiative for research and production in the field of visual arts and curatorial practices. 

Sound Editor: Jeff T. Byrd, with Leonardo Madriz 
Photos, courtesy the artist except where noted. 
Sound: Yane Calovski,Everything is after something, 2004. Produced by Baltic Art Center as part of the Production-in-Residence program 2003/04. 
Music made in collaboration with Tobias Sjoberg and Sebastian and Sebastian. Courtesy the artist.
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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · Artist · curator · Macedonia

Fresh Talk: Theaster Gates

November 7th, 2012 · Comments

In this Fresh Talk LIVE feature, Cathy Byrd meets Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates in Washington, DC, on Election Night 2012. Theaster is the featured speaker in the second annual Kinetic: Conversations in Contemporary Art lecture series at American University. Wilmer Wilson, an alumnus of Howard University, American University graduate students Emily Fransisco and Heather Ravenscroft, and University of Mary Washington senior Sidney Mullis join the conversation.

Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz

Photos: Cathy Byrd unless otherwise noted

Music: Theaster Gates + The Black Monks of Mississippi, Shine, 2011

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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · Artist · project · Theaster Gates