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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

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: Creative Mornings Miami

April 7th, 2016 · Comments

Cathy Byrd talks about change as a creative opportunity when she makes an appearance at Creative Mornings/Miami. She recorded this Fresh Talk episode with rapt listeners in a secret garden at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan | Sound effects: Creative Mornings/Miami

Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · Miami · internet · Miami Beach · curator · podcast · writer · France · community · educator · Creative Mornings · Change

Fresh Talk: Hattie Mae Williams

February 11th, 2016 · Comments

American dancer and choreographer Hattie Mae Williams talks about how the abandoned Miami Marine Stadium at the edge of Biscayne Bay has become a mecca for graffiti artists, musicians, dancers, and photographers. Designed by Cuban-born architect Hilario Candela and built in 1963 as a venue for powerboat racing, the iconic stadium was an active community gathering place before Hurricane Andrew damaged its poured concrete structure in 1992. Christian Salazar shot the dance film titled Culture Concrete (2014) that Williams performed with The Tattooed Ballerinas inside the cultural landmark.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie | Culture Concrete soundtrack courtesy The Tattooed Ballerinas and Datamouth | Voice of Hilario Candela via the video featured in the exhibition Concrete Paradise: Miami Marine Stadium at the Coral Gables Museum. Produced by the curators Rosa Lowinger and Megan Schmitt together with exhibit designers Little Gables Group.

Tags: Fresh Talk · Miami · film · community · dance · Miami Marine Stadium

Fresh Talk: Cesar Cornejo

October 9th, 2015 · Comments

Peruvian artist Cesar Cornejo talks about how his project for the 12th Havana Biennial expands on a concept he first realized in Puno, Peru. In Cuba, the project site is a local family's home on the hillside of Casablanca, a neighborhood near the entrance to Havana Harbor. His unique sculptural intervention evokes both the family's history and the architectural design of the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, Spain.


Tags: · Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · Cuba · museum · community