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The Private Life of Public Art-Jolt Radio-21Mar2018

April 2nd, 2018

Today's conversation reveals the role of private investment in temporary and permanent public art across the U.S. Contemporary art collector Cricket Taplin, who with her husband Martin Taplin once owned the legendary Sagamore Art Hotel on Miami Beach, explains her philosophy on collecting as a mode of civic engagement. Curators Claire Breukel and Dina Mitrani tell how they introduce the work of local and international artists through public art. Miami-based artists Rosario Marquardt and Roberto Behar of R&R Studios share stories behind their privately sponsored and public-funded projects from Florida to California. In a special Fresh Art International flashback, Dejha Carrington talks about the waterfront intervention she realized in 2016, through the Miami Foundation's Public Space Challenge.

Sound Editing: Anamnesis Audio | Special Audio courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery: Hiraki Sawa’s Hidden Tree, 2007 

Related links: Cricket Taplin and the Sagamore Art HotelUnscripted Bal HarbourR&R Studios