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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.

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

Fresh Talk: Sanford Biggers

May 5th, 2016 · Comments

American artist Sanford Biggers has a lot to say about time and the human condition. We meet in New York where Chicago gallerist Monique Meloche is presenting an exhibition of his current projects during the Armory Show. I’m here to find out more about the ideas behind the work. What's motivating him to radically alter old quilts and African sculptures?

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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · video · Africa · sculpture · New York · Artist · black culture · black art · podcast · Asia

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

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