Fresh Art International

Fresh Art International header image 1

Entries Tagged as 'Artist'

Maria Alyokhina on Political Art

July 28th, 2016 · Comments

Maria Alyokhina, a member of the Russian punk performance group Pussy Riot, talks about the political actions she's been involved in since she and band member Nadia Tolakonikova were released from prison in late December 2013. Only days after they were freed, the two artists announced their founding of Justice Zone, an organization that provides legal support to political prisoners in Russia, and MediaZona, an online publication that spotlight incidents of political injustice in their home country. In 2014, they were awarded the Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought. Now in London, Maria is preparing to make her theater debut in Burning Doors, with the independent Belarus Free Theatre company.

Listen to our podcast episode with filmmakers of the documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer to learn more about the arrests and televised trial that followed Pussy Riot's two-minute performance in a Moscow cathedral on February 21, 2012.

Read English versions of MediaZona coverage published in Vice and the Guardian.

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan | Episode Sounds: Pussy Riot performance of “Virgin Mary, Redeem Us of Putin, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Moscow

00:0000:00

Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · activism · performance art · Artist · podcast · Pussy Riot · political art · punk performance · Russia

Fresh Talk: Amy Sherald

July 14th, 2016 · Comments

Fresh Art International presents a live podcast event with American artist Amy Sherald at moniquemeloche gallery in Chicago. Recorded on July 9, 2016, at a moment in American history marked with killings that accentuate deep racial issues in this country, our conversation verges on joy and sadness. The timeless sense of black identity described in Amy Sherald’s figurative paintings reminds us how art can be both transcendent and aspirational.

Sound Editor: Jesse McQuarters

00:0000:00

Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · identity · painting · Artist · black culture · black art · podcast · art collection · collection · community · #blacklivesmatter · Chicago · portraiture · figurative painting

Fresh Talk: Ola Kolehmainen

June 2nd, 2016 · Comments

Finnish artist Ola Kolehmainen talks about his large-scale photographs of imperial Turkish architecture from the 16th century. Turkish collector Ahmet Kocabiyik–chairman of Borusan Holding company and owner of a significant contemporary art collection—made the project possible by commissioning the artist to photograph buildings designed by the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. Prior to this commission, Kolehmainen’s work featured abstractions and reflections of contemporary and modern architecture. A six month residency in Turkey was a chance to explore the legendary architect's expansive design history.

Sound Editor: Guney Oszan | Sound performance audio courtesy Oliver Beer 

00:0000:00

Tags: · Fresh Talk · artist residency · photography · Artist · podcast · art collection · collection · Istanbul · international art fair · Sinan

Fresh Talk: Franky Cruz

May 19th, 2016 · Comments

Artist Franky Cruz talks about how Miami, and the art space known as Spinello Projects, became the laboratory for his creation of Sistema, an uncommon butterfly experience.

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan | Sound Effects: Franky Cruz and Cathy Byrd
00:0000:00

Tags: contemporary art · Miami · Artist · podcast · installation · environment

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?

00:0000:00

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

Fresh Talk: Athi Patra Ruga

March 24th, 2016 · Comments

South African artist Athi Patra Ruga talks about the fantastical multi-media performance project that the Bass Museum of Art invited him to present on Miami Beach.  Performed with local dancers, The Future White Women of Azania addresses human rights issues through a jubilant unveiling ceremony that invites us all to celebrate our true identities.

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan
00:0000:00

Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · identity · Miami Beach · performance art · Artist · invisible communities · performance · dance · South Africa · Apartheid · drag · avatar

Fresh Talk: The Origin Story

January 21st, 2016 · Comments

Curator Cathy Byrd and architecture historian Sarah Rovang talk about the origins of Fresh Art International—what sparked the launch of our website, our Fresh Talk podcast and our digital guide to contemporary art, Fresh Art International NOW.

Rovang, a PhD Candidate in Brown University’s History of Art and Architecture Department, is a contributing editor for Fresh Art International NOW.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie

00:0000:00

Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · internet · Artist · curator · podcast · writer · educator

Fresh Talk: Laurie Anderson

December 25th, 2015 · Comments

Artist Laurie Anderson talks about her new film Heart of a Dog in this episode recorded at The Wolfsonian museum on Miami Beach. The film brings together everything we love about Anderson’s experimental music, visual art, poetry, film, and photography: in her own voice, with her own artwork, animation and 8mm home video, and a score made of her own compositions, she tells an exquisite, heartbreaking story about her little dog Lolabelle.

00:0000:00

Tags: contemporary art · film · Miami Beach · Artist · Laurie Anderson · music

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.


Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie
00:0000:00

Tags: contemporary art · art biennial · Cuba · identity · Havana · 12 Bienal de la Habana · Artist · Jazz · podcast

Fresh Talk: Macedonia in Venice with Basak Senova, Yane Calovski, and Hristina Ivanoska

September 2nd, 2015 · Comments

Turkish curator Basak Senova, and Macedonian artists Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska talk about their project for the Pavilion of the Republic of Macedonia at the 56th Venice Biennale. Exploring the value of knowledge, faith, and art, their installation evokes an anonymous 12th century fresco in the historic Church of St. George in Kurbinovo, Macedonia.

00:0000:00

Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · 56th Venice Art Biennale · international biennial · Artist · curator · installation · Macedonia