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Fresh Talk: Ola Kolehmainen

June 2nd, 2016 · Comments

Finnish artist Ola Kolehmainen talks about his large-scale photographs of imperial Turkish architecture from the 16th century. Turkish collector Ahmet Kocabiyik–chairman of Borusan Holding company and owner of a significant contemporary art collection—made the project possible by commissioning the artist to photograph buildings designed by the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. Prior to this commission, Kolehmainen’s work featured abstractions and reflections of contemporary and modern architecture. A six month residency in Turkey was a chance to explore the legendary architect's expansive design history.

Sound Editor: Guney Oszan | Sound performance audio courtesy Oliver Beer 


Tags: · Fresh Talk · artist residency · photography · Artist · podcast · art collection · collection · Istanbul · international art fair · Sinan

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

Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · Miami · photography · Montreal · internet · identity

Fresh Talk: Adam Schreiber

February 4th, 2013 · Comments

Cathy Byrd meets Chicago-based photographer Adam Schreiber at an outdoor coffee house on East 5th Street in Austin,Texas. Adam talks about the sense of place that influenced his 2010 residency project at ArtPace San Antonio and how spatial dynamics affected the way he photographed the contemporary art collection of philanthropist and artist Linda Pace in her San Antonio residence.


Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · photography · Artist · Austin

Fresh Talk: The MacDowell Colony

January 28th, 2013 · Comments

Cathy Byrd recorded this Fresh Talk episode when she visited The MacDowell Colony, a New Hampshire retreat for artists, writers and composers. Hundreds of visitors gathered at MacDowell on Medal Day, August 12, 2012, to honor contemporary photographer Nan Goldin. After a picnic under the sun on the great lawn, the afternoon was spent following forest trails to the cabin studios of summer Fellows. Kyla Chevrier (artist); West Moss (writer); Bettina Johae (architect); and two composers: Kate Moore and Sebastian Currier describe the MacDowell experience.


Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · artist residency · photography · Artist · curator

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: Charles Guice

July 22nd, 2012 · Comments

Conversations About Creativity in the 21st Century Cathy Byrd telephones Charles Guice, owner/director of Charles Guice Contemporary, to talk about his passion for contemporary art and his commitment to participate in the international scene. Pivotal in the careers of leading contemporary artists, including Hank Willis Thomas and Carrie Mae Weems, Charles represents some exceptional talent, including Max de Esteban and Erika Diettes, artists featured in Buenos Aires' Festival de la Luz 2012 this summer.Of note: Charles works with Chicago-based artist Jefferson Pinder, who appeared on an earlier Fresh TALK episode. 

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz 
Photos: courtesy Charles Guice 
Music: ChocQuibTown, San Antonio

Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · photography · painting · project

Fresh Talk: Land Arts 2011

July 9th, 2012 · Comments

Cathy Byrd drives to Lubbock, Texas, to meet with Chris Taylor and students who participated in Land Arts of the American West 2011, an experiential program taught in the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University. An amazing road trip of some 6,000 miles culminated in the exhibition that was on view this spring.Students: Alexander Bingham, Luis Bustamante III, Will Cotton, Winston Holloway, Richard Klaja, Celeste Martinez, Zachary Mitchell, Carl Spartz, Rachael Wilson, Bethany Wood. Program Assistant: Adrian Larriva. Program Director: Chris Taylor.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz Photos: Chris Taylor, Cathy Byrd and Joe DeMarco Episode Sound: 45 rpm record found by Land Arts 2011 participants

Tags: Fresh Talk · public art · photography · project · Texas

Fresh Talk: ARCO Madrid

February 28th, 2012 · Comments

Cathy Byrd shares her first encounter with Spain's annual contemporary art fair, ARCO Madrid 2012.
Conversations: Suzanne Rietdijk,curator, ZINGERpresents, Amsterdam;Voluspa Jarapa, artist, Galeria Isabel Aninat, Santiago; and Anna Pahissa, owner/director, múltiplos, Barcelona
Sounds: Fernando Gutierrez +.tape., Rapsodia; Jonathan Harker + Donna Conlon: Tapitapultas; Karl Holmqvist: Old News; Laia Estruch: Jingle

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz

Photos: Cathy Byrd


Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · public art · photography · painting · performance art · Artist · project

Fresh Talk: Frédéric Nauczyciel

January 1st, 2012 · Comments

In this episode, Paris-based artist Frédéric Nauczyciel describes an elusive subculture that he explored in Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City, and introduces his new photo series: Men In Heels. 

Sound Editor: Ira Kip 
Photos: Fred Nauczyciel 
Music: DDM!, Legendary

Tags: Fresh Talk · film · photography · New York · Artist

Fresh Talk: Janet Biggs

November 20th, 2011 · Comments

New York-based video artist Janet Biggs makes an extreme sport of her creative expression. In this conversation, Janet considers the psychological and physical challenges behind the video projects on view in No Limit, her current mid-career survey organized by the Tampa Museum of Art. The exhibition runs from October 8, 2011 through January 8, 2012.

Sound Editor: Jeff T. Byrd
Photos Courtesy Janet Biggs and Cathy Byrd

Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · film · photography · Artist