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

Fresh Talk: Koki Tanaka

May 16th, 2014 · Comments

To record this episode, we headed to Frieze New York 's tented art fair on Randall's Island. We were looking for Japanese artist Koki Tanaka to learn more about his interest in the island’s invisible communities. An array of picnic tables from a nearby park defined the space where Koki told a different Randall’s Island story each day, introducing communities and histories that lay outside the art fair’s reality. 


Our Fresh Talk includes voices—Koki Tanaki and local firefighter Michael Gallo, and music—a vintage recording of  Count Basie and his band playing at the Carnival of Swing that took place on Randall's Island in 1938, and a song recorded just last week with whistling sax0phonist Bill Todd!
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Tags: Fresh Talk · Artist · invisible communities · Japan · Jazz · Koki Tanaka · LA · project · Randall's Island