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Cultural Complexity in Little Haiti-Jolt Radio-21Feb2018

March 2nd, 2018 · Comments

In this conversation, we talk about how the island country of Haiti has long inspired contemporary art, books and films and how the cultural complexity of immigrant communities is a creative force in South Florida. Come with us to the heart of Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood for a walk about with Carl Juste, a local cultural activist, photojournalist and artist whose family comes from Haiti and Cuba. Haitian-born writer Edwige Danticat introduces Foreigner's Home, a new film to premiere at the 35th Miami Film Festival. Miami-based curators Marie VicklesEdouard Duval-Carrié and Tosha Grantham (with family ties to Greece and Africa, Haiti, Asia and America, respectively) talk about connecting cultural history to contemporary art in exhibitions at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex and share what sparked Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom, the traveling exhibition that recently premiered in Miami. Cuban-born Lissette Mendez and Carl Juste share some of the stories behind the collective exhibition and book project Havana, Haiti and the annual Little Haiti Book Festival.

Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · Cuba · film · identity · Havana · invisible communities · curator · black culture · black art · podcast · museum · community · educator · political art · art podcast · history · exhibition · film festival · Live Radio

Prospect.4 New Orleans: The Lotus In Spite of the Swamp-Jolt Radio-24Jan2018

February 9th, 2018 · Comments

Come with us to explore Prospect New Orleans, the Crescent City’s triennial of contemporary art. Titled The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, the fourth iteration evokes the musical character of New Orleans and the surrounding natural environment—the bayous, lakes and wetlands near the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Voices in this episode: Prospect.4’s artistic director Trevor Schoonmaker, former executive director Brooke Davis Anderson, artists Quintron and Miss PussycatPaulo NazarethSonia Boyce, Rusty LazerDarryl MontanaDavia Nelson of the Kitchen Sisters, and more!


Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · New Orleans · international biennial · Artist · curator · Prospect New Orleans · black culture · black art · installation · community · international art fair · music · art podcast · biennial · creativity · spoken word · art fair · exhibition · Live Radio

Contemporary Black Art in Miami-Jolt Radio-02Nov2016

November 2nd, 2016 · Comments

Bringing local creatives into the studio at Jolt Radio, Miami, we dig into the world of contemporary black art and the black imagination. Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver sets the tone in a conversation we recorded about her exhibition project: Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art. We expand the dialogue to include introduce artists, filmmakers and curators working with black art, film and collecting in Miami.

In the Studio: Filmmakers Jamilah Sabur, Founding Director of Prizm Art Fair Mikhaile SolomonArtCenter/South Florida Artistic Director Natalia Zuluaga and Artist Domingo Castillo. Call in: Amir George, filmmaker and co-founder of Black Radical Imagination.

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan


Tags: Fresh Talk · black culture · black art · Live Radio

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


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

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?


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

Fresh Talk: Art x Hip-Hop

February 13th, 2014 · Comments

On Skype with Cathy Byrd, Atlanta-based artist and scholar Fahamu Pecou introduces his brand, explains why he's working toward a doctoral degree at Emory University and describes what it means to curate an art magazine at the intersection of art and hip-hop.

Sound Editor: Jeff T. Byrd | Episode Sound: Fahamu Pecou and Killer Mike


Tags: · Fresh Talk · Art Papers · Atlanta · black culture · black masculinity · Fahamu Pecou

Fresh Talk: Radical Presence

October 22nd, 2013 · Comments

This Fresh Talkepisode features Jean-Ulrick Désert and Trenton Doyle Hancock, two of the artists participating in Radical Presence:Black Performance in Contemporary Art. Curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver for the Museum of Contemporary Arts inHouston (CAMH), the exhibition is now appearing in New York City. Some of theshow’s performance art events will be featured in New York’s Performa 13 this November.


To hear CathyByrd’s unedited recording sessions with Jean-Ulrick and Trenton, go to the newFresh Talk UNCUT podcast series.


Sound Editor: EricSchwartz

Episode Sound: TrentonDoyle Hancock, performing Devotion at CAMH


Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · public art · Artist · curator · black culture · black masculinity · black art · Radical Presence

Fresh Talk: Rashid Novaire

January 21st, 2013 · Comments

While in residence at Open Ateliers Zuidoost, in Southeast Amsterdam, Cathy Byrd meets Dutch novelist Rashid Novaire. Of Dutch and Moroccan descent, Rashid is an author whose heritage is intrinsic to his imagination. Rashid started penning stories when he was in elementary school. Hubris, his fourth novel, will be published in February 2013.Sound Editor: Eric Schwartz | Photos: courtesy Rashid Novaire| Episode Sound:


Tags: Fresh Talk · identity · project · black culture · black masculinity