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Where Art Meets Activism

June 25th, 2018 · Comments

Activism has long been a way for artists and curators, writers and filmmakers to engage with global flashpoints, inspiring new perspectives on visible and unseen causes. Over the last century, public interventions, performative protests, and works created for public marches and events have led communities to participate in art experiences and make art themselves.

The Me Too Movement, Black Lives Matter, Dreamers and Climate Change Activists expose sexual harassment and assault, race-based violence, immigrant rights violations, and the impact of sea level rise. The issues have energized today’s culture production. Contemporary artists and curators increasingly lead and invite calls to action in response to these vital concerns.

Voices in this conversation: Andrea Bowers, Ralph Rugoff, Catherine Morris, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Manolis D. Lemos, Tania Bruguera, Maria Elena Ortiz, Maria Alyokina

Sound Editor: Julien Borrelli | Special Audio: Andrea Bowers, Manolis D. Lemos, Pussy Riot | Photography: Credits in captions

Related episodes: Andrea Bowers on Environmental ActivismRalph Rugoff on the 13th Lyon BiennialCatherine Morris and A Year Of YesTania Bruguera on Art ActivismMaria Aloykhina on Political Art

Related links: Agora, The Highline, New YorkElizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminism Art, Brooklyn MuseumSongs for Sabotage, New MuseumSala de Arte Público Siquieros

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Fresh Talk UNCUT: Trenton Doyle Hancock

October 24th, 2013 · Comments

This is the launch of Fresh TalkUNCUT, a new series of unedited podcasts. In February 2013, Fresh Talk producer Cathy Byrd recorded a conversation with artistTrenton Doyle Hancock, in hisHouston, Texas, studio. Trenton talks about the mythology he created to filterhis artmaking and about the personal histories that lie beneath his work.

 

Sound Editor: EricSchwartz            Episode Sound: TrentonDoyle Hancock, performing Devotion at CAMH

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Tags: Fresh Talk · black art · Museum of Contemporary Arts Houston · NYU Grey Gallery · Papo Colo · Radical Presence · Studio Museum · Trenton Doyle Hancock · Valerie Cassel Oliver · William Pope.L

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

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

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
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