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Women Writers on Cuba in Film-Jolt Radio-07Mar2018

March 19th, 2018 · Comments

Today, we invite three women writers to talk about Cuba as a character in newly released films. Our portal to the Cuban psyche is the 35th Miami Film Festival that brings diverse cultural perspectives to the big screen in theaters across Miami, Florida. Sharing their expertise and personal knowledge of Cuba's socio-political landscape are two sisters born in Miami, to Cuban parents: writer and filmmaker Carmen Peláez and food writer Ana Sofia Peláez. New York based journalist and filmmaker Michelle Memran joins us to remember her own encounters with the culture while making a documentary film with Cuban American playwright María Irene Fornés.

In this conversation, we consider the value of creativity, resilience, family and friendship in Cuba. The country’s historic relationship and chaotic rupture with the Soviet Union is the backdrop for the three stories we introduce. (The 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of the Soviet Union catapulted Cuba into a life-changing economic crisis from which Cubans around the world are still recovering.) The films: Cuban Food Stories, director Asori SotoThe Rest I Make Up, director Michelle Memran; and Sergio and Sergai, director Ernesto Daranas.


Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Featured Sound Tracks courtesy of Miami Film Festival:  Cuban Food StoriesThe Rest I Make UpSergio and Sergai

Tags: Fresh Talk · Cuba · Miami · film · identity · Havana · Artist · writer · theater · political art · Russia · art podcast · creativity · history · film festival · women · Live Radio

Kurt Andersen on How America Got Trumped

March 15th, 2018 · Comments

On Miami Beach, we meet American writer Kurt Andersen to talk about the role of creativity in the Trumping of America. Besides writing novels, he has opined on America’s political landscape for The New York TimesThe New Yorker, and his own Spy Magazine. Kurt Anderson is host and co-creator of Studio 360, a New-York based culture magazine show. His latest books explore a certain peculiarity in America’s DNA: a deep passion for fiction and fantasy. He delves into the complexities of this unshakeable character trait in Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire and You Can't Spell America Without Me, a book he co-wrote with actor Alec Baldwin, our favorite Trump impersonator. Read these books and you will understand the United States in the age of the country’s 45th president.

Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Featured audio track, You Can't Spell America Without Me via Penguin Press 

Tags: Fresh Talk · identity · writer · art podcast · creativity · history

Fresh Talk: Yvette Mutumba and Julia Grosse

April 22nd, 2016 · Comments

Yvette Mutumba, a curator based in Frankfurt, and Julia Grosse, an art critic and journalist based in Berlin, talk about how Contemporary And, the international online art platform they launched three years ago, led to the invitation to curate the African Perspectives section at the 2016 Armory Show in New York.

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan

Tags: Fresh Talk · Africa · New York · curator · writer · international art fair

Fresh Talk: Creative Mornings Miami

April 7th, 2016 · Comments

Cathy Byrd talks about change as a creative opportunity when she makes an appearance at Creative Mornings/Miami. She recorded this Fresh Talk episode with rapt listeners in a secret garden at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan | Sound effects: Creative Mornings/Miami

Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · Miami · internet · Miami Beach · curator · podcast · writer · France · community · educator · Creative Mornings · Change

Fresh Talk: The Origin Story

January 21st, 2016 · Comments

Curator Cathy Byrd and architecture historian Sarah Rovang talk about the origins of Fresh Art International—what sparked the launch of our website, our Fresh Talk podcast and our digital guide to contemporary art, Fresh Art International NOW.

Rovang, a PhD Candidate in Brown University’s History of Art and Architecture Department, is a contributing editor for Fresh Art International NOW.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie


Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · internet · Artist · curator · podcast · writer · educator

Fresh Talk: Sarah Lewis

August 26th, 2012 · Comments

In this episode, Sarah Lewis, a scholar, writer and curator, talks with Cathy Byrd about issues and ideas that inform her curatorial practice. Sarah's latest project involved selecting artists Leslie Hewitt, Jacco Olivier and Mike Osborne for the Artpace San Antonio 12.2 International Artists in Residence program. Active internationally, Sarah has held positions at the Tate Modern and the Museum of Modern Art, and was a co-curator of the 2010 SITE Santa Fe Biennial exhibition the dissolve.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz

Photo credits noted in captions

Music: Esperanza Spaulding, Cuerpo y Alma


Tags: Fresh Talk · SITE Santa Fe · curator · MoMA · writer

Fresh Talk: Danny Simmons

January 29th, 2012 · Comments

Danny Simmons, a high profile Brooklyn-based artist, shares the essential elements of his creative practice—writing, painting, collecting and, most of all, philanthropy. 

Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz
Photos: Mark Blackshear

Tags: Fresh Talk · painting · Artist · project · writer