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Entries from October 2014

Fresh Talk: Jillian Mayer

October 23rd, 2014 · Comments

Miami-based artist Jillian Mayer introduces 400 Nudes, a revealing found photo project to debut at the Montreal Biennial. Mayer's work examines the nude selfie phenom on the Internet to comment on information sharing, privacy, the manipulation of identity, and the body politics of revenge porn.


Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie

Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · Miami · photography · Montreal · internet · identity

Andrea Bowers on Art and Activism

October 2nd, 2014 · Comments

We meet Andrea Bowers, an artist from Ohio who's based in Los Angeles, to talk about her passion for addressing social and political issues. Curators of two international biennials in North America selected her work for their 2014 exhibitions. Her Courtroom Drawings appear in l'Avenir, the inaugural Montreal Biennial. Two of Bowers's projects concerning environmental activism are on view in Unsettled Landscapes at SITE Santa Fe.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie | Episode Sound courtesy Andrea Bowers: I Plan to Stay a Believer#sweetjane, & The Weapon of a Princess

Special feature performance by Malian singer and women's rights activist, Fantani Touré: L'arme d'une princesse / The Weapon of a Princess, 2014 Video, 24min53, With the support of the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton

Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · Africa · Montreal · activism · SITE Santa Fe