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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

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

Tags: · contemporary art · art biennial · Cuba · identity · Havana · Artist · Jazz · podcast

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

Fresh Talk: Mary Mattingly

September 10th, 2015 · Comments

Environmental artist Mary Mattingly talks about Pull, the project she created with local partners in Havana. Her artist residency is part of Wild Noise, thefirst in a series of exhibition exchanges between the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana.  


Tags: · Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · Cuba · artist residency · Havana · environment

Fresh Talk: Cuban Art Awards

June 4th, 2015 · Comments

Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea and American art collectors Patricia and Howard Farber talk about the first-ever international Cuban Art Awards sponsored by the Farber Foundation. We recorded this conversation at the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center during the opening event of the 12th Havana Biennial art exhibition

 Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie | Music: Septeto Habanero


Tags: · Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · Cuba · Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes · Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center