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Lisa Reihana on Reversing the Colonial Gaze

October 18th, 2017 · Comments

Today, we take you to the Arsenale, a historic shipyard and main venue for the 57th Venice Art Biennale. In the New Zealand pavilion, we hear artist Lisa Reihana speak on reversing the colonial gaze in her work Emissaries. http://www.freshartinternational.com

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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

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

Fresh Talk: Athi Patra Ruga

March 24th, 2016 · Comments

South African artist Athi Patra Ruga talks about the fantastical multi-media performance project that the Bass Museum of Art invited him to present on Miami Beach.  Performed with local dancers, The Future White Women of Azania addresses human rights issues through a jubilant unveiling ceremony that invites us all to celebrate our true identities.

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan
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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · identity · Miami Beach · performance art · Artist · invisible communities · performance · dance · South Africa · Apartheid · drag · avatar

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

Fresh Talk: Jillian Mayer

October 23rd, 2014 · Comments

Miami-based artist Jillian Mayer introduces 400 Nudes, a revealing found photo project to debut at the Montreal Biennial. Mayer's work examines the nude selfie phenom on the Internet to comment on information sharing, privacy, the manipulation of identity, and the body politics of revenge porn.


Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie
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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · Miami · photography · Montreal · internet · identity

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: radiobooks.com

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

Fresh Talk: Sarah Hobbs

December 11th, 2012 · Comments

Cathy Byrd speaks on Skype with photographer Sarah Hobbs on a night when Sarah is testing materials she collected for Overpacked, a set of site-specific installations to be on view in Midtown Atlanta for a few days next week. Sarah's interest in human obsessions has led her to depict a range of neuroses and human foibles. Known for immersing her viewers in large scale photographs staged in familiar domestic interiors, this time, Sarah invites us into an experiential space: three hotel rooms that appear to be occupied by individuals trying very hard to make themselves feel at home.

Sound Editor and Signature Sound Designer: Eric Schwartz

Photographs: Sarah Hobbs

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Tags: Fresh Talk · photography · identity · performance art · Artist · installation