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Making a Mountain in Miami: Ugo Rondinone’s Bright Boulders

February 1st, 2018 · Comments

Today, we take you to South Florida, for a conversation about public art with Swiss born artist Ugo RondinoneMiami Mountain is the latest in his iconic Mountain series. The North American Badlands inspire the towering stack of five brightly colored neon stones that he designed to hold sway over the palm trees in Collins Park on Miami Beach. The Bass Museum of Art’s 2016 public art acquisition arrived in pieces. The boulders came from a quarry in Nevada, making their way to the beachfront park on flatbed trucks. A professional installation crew was ready and waiting. With industrial lifts and cranes, they erected the stone monument in a carefully calculated process that took just over 13 hours.


Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · sculpture · public art · podcast · environmental installation · art podcast · creativity

Public Art and the Underline-Jolt Radio-11Jan2017

January 11th, 2017 · Comments

Listen to this conversation to learn about public art and The Underline. Visionary Ryan Gravel introduces the Atlanta Beltline, a pioneering urban design project that transformed an abandoned railway into a parkscape at the heart of the city. Founder of The Underline, Meg Thomson Daly explains how the land below Miami’s Metrorail will evolve into a 10-mile linear park and urban trail.  Curator Amanda Sanfilippo talks about the public art in Fringe Projects Miami, and artist Agustina Woodgate invites listeners to tune in to the latest project: a bike-powered mobile internet radio station that will explore the future path of The Underline.

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan


Tags: Fresh Talk · public art · Live Radio

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


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

Fresh Talk: Lynda Benglis

December 18th, 2014 · Comments

New York-based artist Lynda Benglis has been pouring, dripping, and splattering her way through unexpected media, color, and texture for decades. Her work sometimes shocks, and always surprises. Forty years after posing nude with a dildo for the photo that appeared in a full-page ArtForum advertisement, Lynda is at last being recognized for her significant impact on contemporary art. In this episode, we talk about her passion for creating and resurrecting fountains.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie | Sound effects courtesy Dylan Farnum, Walla Walla Foundry

Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · Art Basel Miami Beach · sculpture · public art

Fresh Talk: Prospect New Orleans

November 20th, 2014 · Comments

Prospect New Orleans, a city-wide international art exhibition in its third iteration, is starting to feel at home. This episode features two project sites where we found a deep connection between art and community. In the order of their appearance, Timothy LevitchTavares StrachanMargaret Thomas, and Gary Simmons reveal why Prospect makes perfect sense for the Crescent City.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie 

Episode sound: The Roots of Music Brass Band's performance of “Go to the Mardi Gras” by Professor Longhair during the live WWOZ broadcast from Jazz Fest on May 1, 2014; and Beans performing for Gary Simmons “Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark,” 2014, at Tremé Market Branch on the occasion of the opening of Prospect.3: Notes for Now, New Orleans, October 25, 2014.


Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · New Orleans · public art

Fresh Talk: Remy Jungerman

September 18th, 2014 · Comments

Surinamese-Dutch artist Remy Jungerman talks about how European modernism and Afro-religious aesthetics influence his art, and describes the recent public art project he created back in Morengo, his home town in Suriname. Selected for inclusion in Prospect.3, the 2014 contemporary art biennial in New Orleans, Remy's work will be on view in an exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center from late October 2014, to January 2015.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie | Episode sound effects: Chris Quinlan, drum set and Evan Dyson, toad mating call

Related podcast: Fresh Talk: Franklin Sirmans


Tags: · Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · sculpture · public art · painting · Suriname

Fresh Talk: Radical Presence

October 22nd, 2013 · Comments

This Fresh Talkepisode features Jean-Ulrick Désert and Trenton Doyle Hancock, two of the artists participating in Radical Presence:Black Performance in Contemporary Art. Curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver for the Museum of Contemporary Arts inHouston (CAMH), the exhibition is now appearing in New York City. Some of theshow’s performance art events will be featured in New York’s Performa 13 this November.


To hear CathyByrd’s unedited recording sessions with Jean-Ulrick and Trenton, go to the newFresh Talk UNCUT podcast series.


Sound Editor: EricSchwartz

Episode Sound: TrentonDoyle Hancock, performing Devotion at CAMH


Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · public art · Artist · curator · black culture · black masculinity · black art · Radical Presence

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


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

Fresh Talk: CatVidFest

April 29th, 2013 · Comments

The renowned Walker Art Center in Minneapolis staged a one-night Internet Cat Video Festival in August 2012 that drew an astounding 10,000 people to the Center’s Open Field. During South By South West 2013, Cathy Byrd meets curators Scott Stulen and Katie Hill in the KUT/NPR studios to talk about the legendary project.

Sound Editor: Eric Schwartz | Episode Sound courtesy Walker Art Center


Tags: Fresh Talk · film · public art · project

Fresh Talk: Valerie Cassel Oliver

February 25th, 2013 · Comments

In Houston, Cathy Byrd meets Senior Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver at the Contemporary Arts Museum to tour Valerie’s latest exhibition project: Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art. Recipient of the 2011 David C. Driskell Prize for her contribution to the field of African American art history, Valerie talks about what it means to be a curator and how everything starts with a question.

Sound Editor: Eric Schwartz | Photos: Joe DeMarco and CAMH | Episode Sound: Excerpts of performance art projects in this order: Ben Patterson, Pond, 1962; Shaun El C. Leonardo, The Arena, 2012; Trenton Doyle Hancock, Devotion, 2013; Ben Patterson, Ant, 1960-2010

Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · public art · Radical Presence · Valerie Cassel Oliver