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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