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Sounds of Contemporary Art in Norway

June 22nd, 2017 · Comments

Our field recordings of conversations, performances and sound art in Oslo and Tromsø, Norway, during the 2017 International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art (IKT) Congress hosted by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) and OSLO PILOT.

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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · sound art · Norway · performance art · curator · art podcast · exhibition

Martha Wilson on Political Performance Art

November 2nd, 2016 · Comments

Artist Martha Wilson talks about her political performance art and why she took on the guise of Republican candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 United States Presidential election season. Wilson is a pioneering feminist artist known for her politically charged photography, video and performance work. She’s also founder of Franklin Furnace, an artist-run performance and exhibition space in New York City. Listen to this episode to learn how America's Culture Wars* have sparked her political satire for decades and hear the artist's impersonations of Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Tipper Gore, and Donald Trump.

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan
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Tags: contemporary art · performance art · political performance art · political satire · Martha Wilson · Franklin Furnace

Amanda Sanfilippo on Public Art

August 12th, 2016 · Comments

Amanda Sanfilippo talks about public art and Miami’s Fringe Projects, an independent public art agency that commissions temporary art and performance projects in connection with the Miami’s annual Downtown Art Days. Ever since she became curator four years ago, Amanda has been expanding on the potential for temporal public art to make a lasting impression on Miami’s cultural landscape. Listen to this episode to hear the stories behind 2016 projects by Siebren VersteegCara DespainJohn Patrick Walsh III, and Alan Gutierrez

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan | Cara Despain "Sea Unseen" sound effects courtesy the artist

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Tags: Fresh Talk · Miami · public art · performance art · performance

Maria Alyokhina on Political Art

July 28th, 2016 · Comments

Maria Alyokhina, a member of the Russian punk performance group Pussy Riot, talks about the political actions she's been involved in since she and band member Nadia Tolakonikova were released from prison in late December 2013. Only days after they were freed, the two artists announced their founding of Justice Zone, an organization that provides legal support to political prisoners in Russia, and MediaZona, an online publication that spotlight incidents of political injustice in their home country. In 2014, they were awarded the Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought. Now in London, Maria is preparing to make her theater debut in Burning Doors, with the independent Belarus Free Theatre company.

Listen to our podcast episode with filmmakers of the documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer to learn more about the arrests and televised trial that followed Pussy Riot's two-minute performance in a Moscow cathedral on February 21, 2012.

Read English versions of MediaZona coverage published in Vice and the Guardian.

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan | Episode Sounds: Pussy Riot performance of “Virgin Mary, Redeem Us of Putin, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Moscow

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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · activism · performance art · Artist · podcast · Pussy Riot · political art · punk performance · Russia

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: Micol Hebron

September 23rd, 2015 · Comments

Los Angeles-based artist Micol Hebron is inspired by the work of Carolee Schneemann, a feminist artist that madeart history in 1975 by performing naked to protest gender inequality in the art field. Today, Hebron invites other women artists to spotlight this ongoing concern.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie
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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · activism · Miami Art Week · Miami Beach · performance art · feminism

Fresh Talk: Buskerfest with Justin Trieger and Amy San Pedro

August 26th, 2015 · Comments

Buskerfest Miami's Justin Trieger and Amy San Pedro have joined other local musicians to begin creating aconnected, thriving urban core for Miami. They stage street performances along the stops of the city's Metromover, a free downtown transit system. Listen to our conversation and hear a selection of live music from the annual festival and other Buskerfest events.

We recorded this conversation during FEAST Miami, a people's choice fundraising dinner for artists.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie | Sound effects courtesy Buskerfest and the artists

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Tags: Fresh Talk · Miami · performance art · music festival · Jazz

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!

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

Fresh Talk: Tania Bruguera

June 18th, 2015 · Comments

Presidents of Cuba and the U.S. recently announced a rapprochement, but is the island country ready for free expression in the form of contemporary art activism? Recorded in Havana, this Fresh Talk episode features Cuban artist Tania Bruguera and her recent launch of a new initiative: the Hannah Arendt Institute for Artivism. Bruguera is moving ahead with her project despite the fact that she's been under city arrest and subject to government reprisals after her unauthorized public art performance on December 30, 2014, landed her in jail for three days.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie
Special Audio: May Day 2009, Plaza of the Revolution and Tania, Bruguera Tatlin's Whisper #6, 2009
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Tags: · Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · Havana · performance art · Plaza of the Revolution · Tania Bruguera

Fresh Talk: Rijin Sahakian

June 9th, 2013 · Comments

Via Skype, Cathy Byrd speaks with international curator and producer Rijin Sahakian in Beirut, Lebanon. Rijin describes how the American invasion in 2003 impacted Iraq's cultural scene and introduces SADA, the experimental new media project she created to support the creative practices of emerging Iraqi artists.

Sound Editor: Eric Schwartz

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Tags: Fresh Talk · public art · performance art · iraq