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Curating Art in a Time of Global Change: IKT Norway

March 1st, 2018 · Comments

What does it mean to be a contemporary art curator in the 21st century? Perhaps subconsciously, it's about living up to the legacy of Harald Szeemann, a legendary art historian—acting on the impulse to experiment and introduce new ways of engaging with art. Follow us to Norway, where you'll meet a few of the curators gathering for the 2017 Congress of the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, also known as IKT (Szeemann was a founding member in 1973). In conversations on how the environment, design technology, consumer culture and geopolitical histories inspire art, they reveal a shared interest in exposing artists’ site specific perspectives through collective exhibitions and publications.

Thale Fastvold and Tanja Thorjussen, the two Norwegian artist curators of Locus Publishing in Oslo tell us about a collective artist book project that investigates how we relate to nature. They introduce their newest venture: “Concerning the Spiritual in Art.” Freek Lomme, director of Onomatopee Projects explains why he stages public interventions in the shopping district of Eindhoven, in The Netherlands. The sonic thread that connects these voices is the sound art of Norwegian artist Margrethe Pettersen.

Sound Editing: Anamnesis | Special Audio: Margrethe Pettersen, Living Land—Below as Above 


Tags: Fresh Talk · sound art · Norway · sonic environment · curator · podcast · design · environment · political art · environmental installation · art podcast · creativity · history · exhibition

Fresh Talk: Rachel Armstrong

February 25th, 2016 · Comments

Rachel Armstrong, scientific curator of the IDEA Laboratory in the Azerbaijan Pavilion where the exhibition Vita Vitale took place during the 56th Venice Biennale, talks about a set of surprising experiments designed to resolve the island city's environmental challenges. Listen to this conversation to learn about artists, scientists, and architects creating models for living architecture. Also featured, Davide de Lucrezia, Explora Biotech, Venice.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie

Tags: · Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · 56th Venice Art Biennale · international biennial · invisible communities · curator · design · environment · Azerbaijan

Fresh Talk: Roman Mars

April 8th, 2013 · Comments

At South By South West Interactive, in Austin, Texas, Roman Mars speaks with Cathy Byrd about what inspired him to create 99% Invisible, a radio show and podcast series featuring architecture and design. Based in San Francisco, Mars is a super hero in a world of passionate and mostly bootstrapped podcasters. Last year, the 99% Invisible Kickstarter campaign was the most successful journalism project ever funded. This recording session takes place inside the SXSW Interactive presenters' lounge, a room buzzing with creative energy.


Tags: Fresh Talk · roman mars · podcast · design

Fresh Talk: Tara Gentile

April 30th, 2012 · Comments

In this episode, professional consultant Tara Gentile talks about what it takes for creatives to thrive in the new economy, challenging the assumptions we have about work/life balance, the starving artist mythos, and true personal success.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz 
Photos courtesy Tara Gentile 
Music: Aretha Franklin, Soulville, 1968

Tags: · Fresh Talk · contemporary art · Artist · design

Fresh Talk: João Paulo Feliciano

March 15th, 2012 · Comments

A visual artist, musician, music producer and event designer based in Lisbon, João Paulo Feliciano talks about how he manages to fit all those elements into his creative practice. 

Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz 
Images: Cathy Byrd 
Sound: courtesy of Feliciano’s dance orchestra Real Combo Lisbonense, a group dedicated to exploring the heritage of early Portuguese pop music.

Tags: Fresh Talk · Artist · project · design

Fresh Talk: Martí Guixé

February 23rd, 2012 · Comments

Ex-Designer Martí Guixé talks to Cathy Byrd about his concepts for Camper pop-up shops, food design and work as a recreational activity. 

Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz 
Photos: Imagekontainer/Knölke, except where noted. 
Music: Rechenzentrum, the John Peel Session

Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · design · installation