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Live from Dakar 2018-Jolt Radio-16May2018

May 21st, 2018 · Comments

Today, we bring you Fresh Art International LIVE from Dakar, Senegal. We made the journey to West Africa in May 2018, to capture sounds of local art and culture and to document our first encounter with the biennial of contemporary African art known as Dak'Art.

In the first of our two live streaming broadcasts, you'll hear Marisol Rodríguez (Mexico City/Paris), one of the biennial's guest curators, talk about her work with a team of creatives based in the Hurricane Zone (Mexico's Yucatàn Peninsula, Central America and the Caribbean).

Also LIVE: our show from la Boite à Idée, or Idea Box, a cultural hub in Dakar's Mermoz district. In the garden of this space is where cultural activist Ken Aicha Sy, founder of Wakh'Art Music introduces us to a few of the creatives engaging in the local art and music scene. You'll hear from Ms. Sy, along with Franco-Senegalese artist Gabriel Dia, jazz guitarist Paride Pagnotti, I Science vocalist Corinna Fiore, and composer Nathan Fallou Fuhr. A modest local songwriter introducing himself simply as "Jean-Pierre," steps up to the microphone with his guitar to voice our melodic good-bye-for-now.

Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Special audio courtesy ZAM ZAM, Paride PagnottiI ScienceNathan Fallou Fuhr and Jean-Pierre 

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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · Africa · artist residency · international biennial · Artist · curator · Mexico · black culture · black art · podcast · community · international art fair · music · political art · art podcast · biennial · creativity · history · exhibition · Live Radio

Miami’s Caribbean Arts Remix-Jolt Radio-2May2018

May 7th, 2018 · Comments

Today’s conversations on Miami’s Caribbean Arts Remix reveal the genesis and goals of the three-year old Third Horizon Film Festival and the first-ever Tout-Monde (all the world) Festival. Both initiatives aim to introduce some of the boldest of today’s emerging Caribbean-born artists, filmmakers and musicians in Miami, a portal to the international contemporary art and culture scene.
 
Sound editing: Anamnesis Audio
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Joana Choumali Embroiders Empathy

April 30th, 2018 · Comments

We follow artist Joana Choumali from the Ivory Coast Pavilion at the 57th Venice Art Bienniale to Dak'Art 2018, as she explores the shared experience of migration and violence in her birth country. Her embroidered photographs trace stories of loss and longing—depicting lone figures disappearing from home and reappearing in foreign environments, and giving shape to the emptiness left by the casualties of terrorism. Needle and thread express Choumali's empathy with the fraught human condition.

Sound Editing: Anamnesis Audio | Photography: Joanna Choumali and Fresh Art International

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Tags: contemporary art · art biennial · Africa · Miami · photography · identity · international biennial · Artist · invisible communities · black art · podcast · feminism · political art · art podcast · biennial · creativity · women's rights · feminist art · venice · venice art biennale · women

Fresh Talk: Sanford Biggers

May 5th, 2016 · Comments

American artist Sanford Biggers has a lot to say about time and the human condition. We meet in New York where Chicago gallerist Monique Meloche is presenting an exhibition of his current projects during the Armory Show. I’m here to find out more about the ideas behind the work. What's motivating him to radically alter old quilts and African sculptures?

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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · video · Africa · sculpture · New York · Artist · black culture · black art · podcast · Asia

Fresh Talk: Yvette Mutumba and Julia Grosse

April 22nd, 2016 · Comments

Yvette Mutumba, a curator based in Frankfurt, and Julia Grosse, an art critic and journalist based in Berlin, talk about how Contemporary And, the international online art platform they launched three years ago, led to the invitation to curate the African Perspectives section at the 2016 Armory Show in New York.

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan
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Tags: Fresh Talk · Africa · New York · curator · writer · international art fair

Fresh Talk: New POV at the Venice Art Bienniale

May 21st, 2015 · Comments

Nigerian-born curator Okwui Enwezor, director of the 56th Venice Art Biennale, sparked this conversation about the expanded black presence in the global contemporary art scene. Recording in Venice, during preview days the international exhibition, Cathy Byrd connects with Canadian curators Camille TurnerAndrea FatonaSally Frater, and Pamela Edmonds to speak about this new development


Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie
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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · Africa · Okwui Enwezor

Fresh Talk: Andrea Bowers

October 2nd, 2014 · Comments

Andrea Bowers, an artist from Ohio who's based in Los Angeles, connects with Cathy Byrd in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Their conversation reveals the depth of Bowers's interest in addressing social and political issues globally. Curators of two international biennials in North America selected her work for their 2014 exhibitions. Her Courtroom Drawings appear in l'Avenir, the inaugural Montreal Biennial. Two of Bowers's projects concerning environmental activism are on view in Unsettled Landscapes at SITE Santa Fe.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie | Episode Sound courtesy Andrea Bowers: I Plan to Stay a Believer#sweetjane, & The Weapon of a Princess

Special feature performance by Malian singer and women's rights activist, Fantani Touré: L'arme d'une princesse / The Weapon of a Princess, 2014 Video, 24min53, With the support of the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton

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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · Africa · Montreal · activism · SITE Santa Fe