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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

Art and Our Uncertain Future - Jolt Radio - 07Feb2018

February 14th, 2018 · Comments

Are we the last real humans? We consider this question in a conversation about art as a speculative science. Join us to ponder our uncertain future.
Laura Randall, scholar in residence at the Rubell Family Collection, shares the dark side of the exhibition Still Human, introducing artists who imagine a world where we never die and wonder if mayonnaise is alive. With curator Joey Orr (now at the Spencer Museum of Art), artist Andrew Yang contemplates our place in the cosmos and talks about how much sand it takes to build an homage to Carl Sagan inside the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Listen for the sound of your possible future in audio tracks from projects by artists Jon RafmanCécile B. Evans and Andrew Yang.
Related exhibitions: Post Human, 1992, Deitch Projects; In the Holocene, 2012, MIT List Center, What Absence Is Made Of, 2017-2018, Hirshhorn
Featured Sound: Jon Rafman, Poor Magic, courtesy the artist and the Rubell Family Collection; Cécile B. Evans, What the Heart Wants, courtesy the artist and Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark; Andrew Yang, White Noise, courtesy the artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Tags: contemporary art · internet · identity · Artist · curator · podcast · environment · avatar · political art · environmental installation · art podcast · creativity · technology · art tech · Live Radio

Art and the Rising Sea-Jolt Radio-10Jan2018

January 20th, 2018 · Comments

On this live streaming radio program, we consider how artists, curators, architects and writers are responding to climate change in South Florida. King tides, flooding and eroding beaches are now part of everyday life. Our guests reveal how the rising sea has inspired two artist residency programs and an upcoming exhibition.

Natalia Zuluaga, Artistic Director at ArtCenter/South Florida, introduces the Center’s new Art in Public Life residency, a year-long opportunity for the selected artist to participate in shaping in the City of Miami Beach resiliency plan. She also talks about the exhibition Intertidal that imagines Miami's intertidal zone future, as a city above water at low tide, and flooded at high tide. 

 Also in studio, Ombretta Agro, Simon Faithfull, Will Rey, and Gustavo Oviedo share their roles in ARTSail, an ArtCenter residency exploring the Miami waterways, the South Florida coastline and the Keys. Our field recordings with recent ArtSail residents Blanca de la Torre and Mark Lee Koven to complete the picture of the floating residency's first year.

Special audio features: Archival Feedback, Stormtrack and Gustavo Oviedo, Boatski Tours


Tags: contemporary art · artist residency · Miami · Miami Beach · curator · environment · Live Radio

Art Activism in South Florida and Beyond-Jolt Radio-16Oct2016

October 16th, 2016 · Comments

Enter the world of art activism through the recent Rauschenberg Residency on Rising Water, listen to conversations recorded on Captiva Island in Florida, and learn about Activating Democracy with artist Sheryl Oring, about her I Wish To Say project. Finally, hear about Miami’s very own Common Field convening.
In the Studio: Artist Naomi Fisher, Director of DimensionsVariable Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, and Stephanie Sherman.
Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan

Tags: Fresh Talk · environment · Change · Live Radio

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

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

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: 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