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Fresh Talk: Franklin Sirmans 2014

April 17th, 2014 · Comments

Recorded in New York during Armory Arts Week 2014, this episode features Franklin Sirmans, a curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. We’re talking about Prospect New Orleans, an exhibition the size of a city. Franklin is artistic director of this year’s U.S. Biennial, AKA Prospect.3, or P.3. With the biennial now 6 months away, Franklin shares his vision—a curatorial concept that spans decades and oceans.

To set the stage, Franklin talks about books, the City of New Orleans, and two historically important figures: French artist Paul Gauguin and Brazilian artist Tarsila Do Amaral. The P.3 curator explains the ideas behind several 2014 projects and introduces the participating artists whose work is represented in this week’s photo gallery: Los JaichackersTheaster GatesMary Ellen CarrollGlenn Kaino, and Hayal Pozanti. Click on the artists’ names to learn more about their projects.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie | Episode Sound: Los Jaichackers, A Fuego Lento/Slow Burn II

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Tags: Fresh Talk · curator · Franklin Sirmans · LACMA · Mary Ellen Carroll · Paul Gauguin · Prospect New Orleans · Theaster Gates

Fresh Talk: Theaster Gates

November 7th, 2012 · Comments

In this Fresh Talk LIVE feature, Cathy Byrd meets Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates in Washington, DC, on Election Night 2012. Theaster is the featured speaker in the second annual Kinetic: Conversations in Contemporary Art lecture series at American University. Wilmer Wilson, an alumnus of Howard University, American University graduate students Emily Fransisco and Heather Ravenscroft, and University of Mary Washington senior Sidney Mullis join the conversation.

Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz

Photos: Cathy Byrd unless otherwise noted

Music: Theaster Gates + The Black Monks of Mississippi, Shine, 2011

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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · Artist · project · Theaster Gates