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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

Alba Triana on Experimenting with Sound and Light

November 22nd, 2017 · Comments

Alba Triana, a Colombian-born composer and sound artist based in Miami, Florida, introduces three of her exquisite sound and light installations: Music on a Bound String questions whether or not the act of listening is indispensable to the musical experience. Microcosmos animates a cymbal to create an immersive vibrational experience. The interactive Electronic Gamelan invites visitors to perform one of the artist's compositions. Listen to discover her trans-disciplinary approach to the ever-evolving field of sound art.


Tags: contemporary art · sound art · sonic environment · installation · music · art podcast · creativity · women · technology

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: Macedonia in Venice with Basak Senova, Yane Calovski, and Hristina Ivanoska

September 2nd, 2015 · Comments

Turkish curator Basak Senova, and Macedonian artists Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska talk about their project for the Pavilion of the Republic of Macedonia at the 56th Venice Biennale. Exploring the value of knowledge, faith, and art, their installation evokes an anonymous 12th century fresco in the historic Church of St. George in Kurbinovo, Macedonia.


Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · 56th Venice Art Biennale · international biennial · Artist · curator · installation · Macedonia

Fresh Talk: 13th Lyon Biennial Preview with Ralph Rugoff

August 19th, 2015 · Comments

Ralph Rugoff, London-based curator of the 13th Lyon Biennial, talks about La Vie Moderne, this year's biennial exhibition. The show in Lyon, France, brings together 60 artists from around the world. Their projects investigate how history informs contemporary life. Featured in our conversation: TJ Wilcox, Kader Attia, and Marinella Senatore. We'll be there for the press preview, so stay tuned, for more Fresh Talk!


Tags: contemporary art · art biennial · performance art · international biennial · curator · installation

Fresh Talk: Erika Hoffmann

August 13th, 2015 · Comments

In Berlin, contemporary art collector Erika Hoffmann talks about her love for artists who question traditional forms and take the risk of inventing new genres. For this conversation, we take you inside the famous Sammlung Hoffmann (Hoffmann Collection) to learn what compelled her to collect the work of Marcel BroodthaersJohn Cage, and Katharina Grosse.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie | Piano improv, courtesy free John Cage Prepared Piano app

Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · sound art · film · painting · installation · Erika Hoffmann · collection

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


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

Fresh Talk: Sarah Oppenheimer

November 19th, 2012 · Comments

Conversations About Creativity in the 21st CenturyCathy Byrd meets Sarah Oppenheimer at the Baltimore Museum of Art to talk about Sarah's stunning architectural interventions in the museum's renewed Contemporary Wing. Kristen Hileman, the BMA's contemporary art curator, creates unique relationships between Sarah’s newly commissioned projects and other work from the collection, including The Shallow Sea, a haunting sound art piece by Turner Prize winner Susan Philipsz. An ambient recording of the 2010 sound art work is a special feature of this podcast.

Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz 
Photographs: Sarah Oppenheimer. W-120301. 2012, and P-010100. 2012. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Nathan L. and Suzanne F. Cohen Contemporary Art Acquisitions Endowment; and gift of the Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art, BMA 2012.1. and BMA 2012.2. 
© Sarah Oppenheimer 
Sound Art: Susan Philipsz, The Shallow Sea, 2010

Special Thanks to Kristen Hileman, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, PPOW, Anne Mannix, Sarah Pedroni and Zachary Wade.


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

Fresh Talk: Christian Philipp Mueller

October 22nd, 2012 · Comments

In Kassel, Germany, Cathy Byrd meets Swiss artist Christian Philipp Müller to talk about Swiss Chard Ferry, his project for documenta (13). Christian lives in Berlin and Kassel, where since 2011, he's been Dean at the School of Art and Design. He has a history with the international exhibition, having participated in documenta 10 (1997) and is known for his interest in connecting art with the cultural history of plants.

Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz

Photos: Cathy Byrd and the artist, where noted

Music: Beach Boys, Vege-Tables, 1967


Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · public art · Artist · project · installation

Fresh Talk: Joan Jonas

June 4th, 2012 · Comments

In Austin, Texas, Cathy Byrd talks with seminal video and performance artist Joan Jonas about how context affects each presentation of The Shape, The Scent, The Feel of Things, a project commissioned by Dia Beacon in 2004. Joan considers the evolution of her transmedia process since the 1960s and the inspiration she gets from working with jazz improvisor Jason Moran. Joan's collaborator in The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things (2005-2006) and Reading Dante (2008), Jason will be featured in his own Fresh Talk episode. Jason and Joan will perform together this September in Kassel, Germany, during documenta 13.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz Photos: known credits notedMusic: Jason Moran, He Takes His Coat and Leaves

Tags: Fresh Talk · public art · performance art · Artist · Texas · installation