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Fresh Talk: Franklin Sirmans 2014

April 17th, 2014 · Comments

Recorded in New York during Armory Arts Week 2014, this episode features Franklin Sirmans, a curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. We’re talking about Prospect New Orleans, an exhibition the size of a city. Franklin is artistic director of this year’s U.S. Biennial, AKA Prospect.3, or P.3. With the biennial now 6 months away, Franklin shares his vision—a curatorial concept that spans decades and oceans.

To set the stage, Franklin talks about books, the City of New Orleans, and two historically important figures: French artist Paul Gauguin and Brazilian artist Tarsila Do Amaral. The P.3 curator explains the ideas behind several 2014 projects and introduces the participating artists whose work is represented in this week’s photo gallery: Los JaichackersTheaster GatesMary Ellen CarrollGlenn Kaino, and Hayal Pozanti. Click on the artists’ names to learn more about their projects.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie | Episode Sound: Los Jaichackers, A Fuego Lento/Slow Burn II

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Tags: Fresh Talk · curator · Franklin Sirmans · LACMA · Mary Ellen Carroll · Paul Gauguin · Prospect New Orleans · Theaster Gates

Fresh Talk: Franklin Sirmans

May 13th, 2012 · Comments

Cathy Byrd talks on the phone with Franklin Sirmans, curator of contemporary art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Their conversation considers the essential role of public art at LACMA, covers the latest news on Michael Heizer's Levitated Mass installation and previews upcoming LACMA exhibitions to feature the Broad Collection (2012) and the work of Noah Purifoy (2014). Recently appointed Artistic Director for Prospect.3 New Orleans, Franklin also shares some of this thoughts about the 2014 exhibition.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz

Photos: Courtesy of LACMA, except where noted.

Episode Sound: Excerpt of audio recorded while moving Michael Heizer's 340-ton rock from Riverside to Los Angeles, CA. Courtesy of LACMA

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Tags: Fresh Talk · project · curator · Franklin Sirmans · LACMA · Prospect New Orleans