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Entries from June 2015

Fresh Talk: Tania Bruguera

June 18th, 2015 · Comments

Presidents of Cuba and the U.S. recently announced a rapprochement, but is the island country ready for free expression in the form of contemporary art activism? Recorded in Havana, this Fresh Talk episode features Cuban artist Tania Bruguera and her recent launch of a new initiative: the Hannah Arendt Institute for Artivism. Bruguera is moving ahead with her project despite the fact that she's been under city arrest and subject to government reprisals after her unauthorized public art performance on December 30, 2014, landed her in jail for three days.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie
Special Audio: May Day 2009, Plaza of the Revolution and Tania, Bruguera Tatlin's Whisper #6, 2009
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Tags: · Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · Havana · performance art · Plaza of the Revolution · Tania Bruguera

Fresh Talk: Cuban Art Awards

June 4th, 2015 · Comments

Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea and American art collectors Patricia and Howard Farber talk about the first-ever international Cuban Art Awards sponsored by the Farber Foundation. We recorded this conversation at the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center during the opening event of the 12th Havana Biennial art exhibition

 Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie | Music: Septeto Habanero

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Tags: · Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · Cuba · Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes · Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center