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Entries from November 2018

Miami Art Week 2018 Preview

November 30th, 2018 · Comments

This year, tons of inventive projects unfold during Miami Art Week 2018 outside the established and emerging art fairs. Individuals and collectives passionate about public art and performance, film, video, music and social engagement will animate an upscale development on the beach, a luxury mall in Miami’s business district, the former Gold Dust Motel on Biscayne Boulevard, and an Asian bodega, an abandoned mall and a by-gone department store Downtown.

Art Week has come to this city every December since 2002, when the premiere art fair from Basel, Switzerland launched Art Basel Miami Beach. Since then, the year-round art scene has grown tremendously. Creatives from around the world are calling Miami home. When they come together at the intersection of art and life, it gets very exciting!

Voices in our conversation: Zoe Lukov/Faena Festival, Isabel Lewis/Classic Occasions, Tschabalala Self/Lee's Oriental Market and Free Range Miami, Tanya Bravo/Juggerknot Theater and Miami Motel Stories, and Octavia Yearwood/Spinello Projects and FREE! Art Fair

Related Episodes: Paola Pivi on Art with a ViewMiami Art Week 2018 PreviewReport from Miami Art Week 2017Lynda Benglis on Creating Fountains

Related Links: Faena FestivalIsabel LewisFringe Projects MiamiTschabalala SelfFree Range MiamiRAW Pop UpJuggerknot Theater's Miami Motel StoriesFREE!Octavia Yearwood

Tags: Fresh Talk

Paola Pivi on Art with a View

November 26th, 2018 · Comments

Italian artist Paola Pivi takes us on a tour of Art with a View, her latest solo exhibition at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach. Pivi is a nomad. Cultural references in her projects are so diverse that they might seem to come from more than one creative mind. Our first stop is a massive, minimalist installation that dominates a large gallery on the museum’s second floor. The work titled World Record invites us to enter a surprising interstitial space, or space between. We take off our shoes, don booties and climb into the opening between two horizontal planes, each made of 40 white mattresses.

Sound Editor: Matt Hodapp | Photographs courtesy Bass Museum of Art and Fresh Art International

Related Episodes: Miami Art Week Preview 2017, Athi Patra RugaUgo Rondinone

Related Links: Paola PiviThe Bass Museum of Art

Tags: installation · museum · art podcast · exhibition

Inside Miami’s Sound Chamber

November 19th, 2018 · Comments

Inside Miami's sound chamber, sound artist, designer and composer Gustavo Matamoros introduces to his latest creation: four audible experiences of sound moving through space. Legendary artists inspired Small Sounds Up the Wall (for Alison Knowles), Everglades (for Charles Recher), String Solo (for Vito Acconci) and Eighty-Five Audible Moments (for Pauline Oliveros). Venezuela born Matamoros made this sonic dive possible when he transformed Studio 201 at ArtCenter/South Florida into a 30-channel sound environment.

Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Special Audio: John Cage interview; Alison Knowles, Paper Weather; Vito Acconci, American Gift, via UbuWeb; Pauline Oliveros, via UbuWeb; Russell Frehling, Mapping; Gustavo Matamoros, Small Sounds Up a Wall, Everglades, String Solo, Eighty-Five Audible Moments; Julio Roloff, Naturaleza Viva; Wolfgang Gil, Aural Fields Test; Rene Barge, Prism Break | Photographs courtesy Gustavo Matamoros, Subtropics

Related Episodes: Stephen VitielloAlba TrianaMagdi MostafaDak'Art 2018Staging Complex ArtSounds of Summer in Miami

Related Links: SubtropicsFrozen Music, Canal, 2009

Tags: Fresh Talk · sound art · sonic environment · art podcast

33rd São Paulo Biennial Pays Attention to Art

November 12th, 2018 · Comments

For the 33rd São Paulo Biennial, curator Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro challenges the norm. Rather than explore an overarching theme, he invited seven artists to curate exhibitions featuring their own art. Likewise, the twelve solo projects that he curated suggest we look closely at individual creative practices. Purposefully choosing not to direct our gaze, this biennial allows us to explore freely, to discover for ourselves the power of contemporary art.

Biennial programming builds on this notion in a free audio guide, a digital publication that proposes viewing exercises and an international, public symposium. The three-day event brings together artists, scientists, critics, writers, and scholars for a deep dive into one of the major issues of our time: attention. Who controls it, why and how are just a few of the questions to be considered…

Voices: Claudia Fontes, Sofia Borges, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro

Sound Editor: Laura Spencer-Morris | Special Audio: Sebastián Castagna, Ex Situ, Tal Isaac Hadad, Récital pour un masseur, Mame-Diarra Niang, 11:11, Tamar Guimarães, The Rehearsal

Related Episodes: Live from 32nd São Paulo Biennial, Sep 6, Sep 7, Sep 8, Anawana Haloba on Vanishing Cultures, Donna Kukama on Unfinished Stories, William Pope.L on Endurance, Jochen Volz on Living Uncertainty

Related Links: 33rd São Paulo Biennial, Claudia Fontes, Sofia Borges, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Mário Pedrosa, Goethe

Tags: art podcast · brazil

Mapping Caribbean Cultural Ecologies

November 5th, 2018 · Comments

In 2018, Fresh Art International broadens engagement in the Caribbean, traveling to the Dominican Republic for Tilting Axis 4, the fourth annual meeting of the roving arts program that brings together artists, curators, and culture makers from across the region. This year’s theme was Caribbean Cultural Ecologies: Connecting Pasts, Presents and Futures.

The artists, curators, writers and educators we meet reveal what it means to work at the fringe of the global art scene. They describe isolated artistic practices, emerging and recovering culture spaces, experiments in community engagement and visions of possible futures. Advocates and provocateurs working in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Barbados, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and Puerto Rico share their perspectives on political realities, postcolonial economies, and environmental vulnerability.

Voices: Fermin Ceballos, Jorge Pineda, Louise Perrichon, Sandra Vivas, Monica Marin, Priscilla and David Knight, Sasha Dees, Suzanne Burke, Amy Hussein and Luis Graham Castillo, Lise Ragbir, Alex Martinez Suarez, Marina Reyes Franco

Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Special Audio: Sandra VivasSofia Gallisa MurienteCaroline GilAimbot

Related Episodes: Live from Dominican Republic with Tilting AxisLive from Trinidad: Where Digital Culture ThrivesMiami's Caribbean Arts RemixDiaspora Vibe: Art with Caribbean RootsArt of the EverydayCreative Time Summit to Explore Miami Culture

Related Links: Tilting AxisLe Centre d'Art, HaitiMario BenjaminCentro Léon and Centro Culturel d’EspanaCasa Quien, Carifesta 2019Black Studies at The University of Texas at AustinBeatriz Santiago Muñoz

 

Tags: Fresh Talk · art podcast · Caribbean