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Entries from November 2015

Fresh Talk: Oliver Beer

November 26th, 2015 · Comments

British artist Oliver Beer talks about how he explores the acoustical character of Kiliç Ali Paşa Hamam, a stunning Turkish bath designed more than 400 years ago by the legendary architect Sinan. Inside the hot, steamy, inner chamber of this historic space, a small group of young Turkish opera singers rehearse Beer's composition "Call to Sound.Their public performance will take place for one night only, on the eve of the 14th Istanbul Biennial.

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Fresh Talk: Felipe Dulzaides

November 19th, 2015 · Comments

Cuban artist Felipe Dulzaides talks about FD Plays FD, the multi-media installation he created in memory of his father for the 12th Havana Biennial. For more than four decadesbefore and after Fidel Castro established his revolutionary government in 1959, the highly regarded jazz musician was active on the Cuban music scene. Our conversation takes place in a penthouse apartment of Edificio FOCSA, the tallest building in Havana.


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Fresh Talk: Poland Takes Haiti to Venice

November 12th, 2015 · Comments

Artist Joanna Malinowska talks about Halka/Haiti, the panoramic film project she and her partner CT Jasper produced for the Polish Pavilion at the 56th Venice Art Bienniale. Inspired by a little known chapter in Polish history and Werner Herzog's film Fitzcarraldo, they brought the Polish national opera company to the mountain village of Cazale, in Haiti. With Polish performers, and local musicians and dancers, they presented Poland's national opera Halka to the town's Polish descendants. The film of the performance on view in the biennial effectively brings Haiti to Venice.

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Fresh Talk: Anish Kapoor

November 5th, 2015 · Comments

In France, renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor presents his singular work in two landmark settings—the Dominican convent of Sainte Marie de la Tourette and the royal palace of Versailles. He talks about his experiences during the press preview for Lyon's 13th Contemporary Art Biennial.

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