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Fresh Art International is the Voice of Contemporary Art: Designed for the curious and the cognoscenti, our conversations with today's artists and curators, filmmakers and writers, architects and designers make art and culture more relevant, fresh, exciting and educational than ever before.

Fresh Art International is the Voice of Contemporary Art: Designed for the curious and the cognoscenti, our conversations with today's artists and curators, filmmakers and writers, architects and designers make art and culture more relevant, fresh, exciting and educational than ever before.
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Fresh Art International is the Voice of Contemporary Art: Designed for the curious and the cognoscenti, our conversations with today's artists and curators, filmmakers and writers, architects and designers make art and culture more relevant, fresh, exciting and educational than ever before.

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English

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BLCK Family Miami

8/13/2018
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The BLCK Family, a Miami-based creative collective, fosters opportunities for individual artists to share their original music and poetry in intimate settings. They organize roving cultural experiences that range from occasional ‘family dinners’ to the monthly performance events they call Freedom Sessions. Motivated by the desire to connect communities, The BLCK Family manifesto is to encourage collaboration, foster creativity and manifest love—giving artists the chance to use sound to set...

Duration:00:13:07

Art of Capitalism

8/6/2018
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Today, capitalism, aka the free market, is linked to trade wars, suffocating student debt, entire countries gone bankrupt, burgeoning virtual currencies and coded security systems. What role can art and artists play in this wildly unbalanced economy? In abandoned bank buildings, failed urban development projects and public squares, we discover artists and their communities in the U.S., Western Europe, South America and Greece, taking on the challenge—as whistle blowers, catalysts, educators,...

Duration:01:06:53

Magdi Mostafa: Turning Analog Technology into Vibrating Sound Sculptures

7/30/2018
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Egyptian artist Magdi Mostafa’s interactive environment for the 2018 Dakar Biennial of Contemporary African Art turns the sounds of analog technology into a vibrating aesthetic force. Acting like tiny radio receivers, his handmade electronics make audible the otherwise silent electro-magnetic fields emanating from today’s myriad digital devices. He exposes the reverberations of energy emission and loss in our battery powered, wi-fi connected contemporary communications. In “Transmission...

Duration:00:10:01

Samson Young Presents Hong Kong Mixtape

7/23/2018
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Hong Kong Mixtape introduces our first guest producer: composer and artist Samson Young, and the sound art community of Southeastern China. Young orients us to a set of nine compositions with sonic program notes. Hong Kong—a vibrant, densely populated urban center, a major port and a global financial hub—offers rich source material. Artist composers take us to the heart of student-led street protests during Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement*, invite us to feel the vibrations of traffic...

Duration:01:01:22

Monument to Decay: Israeli Pavilion in Venice

7/16/2018
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During opening days of the 57 Venice Art Biennale, I meet Miami-based curator Tami Katz-Freiman to explore the multi-media installation that artist Gal Weinstein created for the Israeli Pavilion. The artist used glue, mold, metal, and felt to transform the shining white cube into a monument to decay. As you listen the conversation we recorded in 2017, keep in mind the mounting tensions in the Middle East today. Consider the larger question of how nations choose to represent themselves in...

Duration:00:15:36

Art of the Everyday

7/9/2018
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What happens outside the art scene inspires many of today’s curators, filmmakers and artists. They mine the conceptual depth of personal and communal rituals and routines. Community gardens, shared ride systems, public processionals, weathervanes, home improvement projects, live streaming radio and selfies on the internet are just a few of the subjects and sites of their research, commentary and engagement. Projects that elevate our view of the everyday reveal life as an art...

Duration:01:02:13

Miami Art and Culture Podcasts

7/2/2018
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Around the world, a growing number of listeners are falling in love with internet radio on-demand. Audio programs on a range of subjects are easy to access on laptops, computers and mobile devices. You can listen for free to podcasts in more than 100 languages. Among early adopters of the medium (we’ve been podcasting since 2011), Fresh Art International is one of 500,000 shows in this growing field. We launched Fresh Art International to fill the gap in public awareness of contemporary art...

Duration:00:56:40

Where Art Meets Activism

6/25/2018
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Activism has long been a way for artists and curators, writers and filmmakers to engage with global flashpoints, inspiring new perspectives on visible and unseen causes. Over the last century, public interventions, performative protests, and works created for public marches and events have led communities to participate in art experiences and make art themselves. The Me Too Movement, Black Lives Matter, Dreamers and Climate Change Activists expose sexual harassment and assault, race-based...

Duration:00:42:33

Jenny Larsson: Searching for Arctic Winter

6/18/2018
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Dancer choreographer Jenny Larsson enlivens our understanding of how the Far North’s deep cold is essential to the balance of the Earth’s biosphere. With the group known as Wild Beast Collective, she creates the interpretive dance performance Searching for Arctic Winter. Born in Sweden and based in Miami, Larsson is artistic director of the multidisciplinary international collective that hosts an annual residency in Florida. Wild Beast’s mission is to explore, stretch and deepen the...

Duration:00:13:12

LIVE from Dominican Republic with Tilting Axis

6/11/2018
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From inside Centro Léon, Santiago, Dominican Republic, we introduce Tilting Axis, a roving arts initiative that aims to bridge the geopolitical gap between Caribbean territories by sparking creative collaborations and cultivating cultural connectivity. Organizers Annalee Davis, Natalie Urquhart, Sara Hermann and Joel Butler talk about the genesis of Tilting Axis, why they’re here and what will unfold during the fourth annual gathering. About Tilting Axis 4: The 2018 convening in the...

Duration:00:57:30

Deborah Mitchell: The Artist as Guide to The Everglades

6/4/2018
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Today, we take you to meet to artist Deborah Mitchell in her studio on Miami Beach, to talk about the ways that Florida’s southwest coast inspires her. The contested landscape, endangered by encroaching urban development and sea level rise, is where she engages as an artist and an advocate for North America’s only subtropical wilderness: The Everglades. Mitchell’s mindful practice expresses her affinity for this fragile ecology, and her desire to learn, share and preserve its science and...

Duration:00:20:46

Art Sparking Social Engagement

5/28/2018
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Today, we take you to a place where art meets the world. We delve into art that connects with communities and environments, introducing curators and artists whose passion is social engagement. Their experiments in relational aesthetics—participatory performances, interactive installations, community events, and inside/outside exhibitions—invite viewers to become co-creators, to take ownership in the creative process. Curators Jochen Volz (São Paulo Biennial, Live Uncertainty, 2016), Susan...

Duration:01:09:00

Live from Dakar 2018-Jolt Radio-16May2018

5/21/2018
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Today, we bring you Fresh Art International LIVE from Dakar, Senegal. We made the journey to West Africa in May 2018, to capture sounds of local art and culture and to document our first encounter with the biennial of contemporary African art known as Dak’Art. In the first of our two live streaming broadcasts, you’ll hear Marisol Rodríguez (Mexico City/Paris), one of the biennial’s guest curators, talk about her work with a team of creatives based in the Hurricane Zone (Mexico’s Yucatàn...

Duration:01:07:17

Modern Portrait of Black Florida

5/14/2018
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Trinidad-born photographer Johanne Rahaman shares hope for a better world in her Black Florida project—a modern archive of images that tell the story of Blackness in America today. Follow our Sunday morning drive to Perrine where we visit Flavas, the town’s favorite breakfast spot, and stop by the House of God, home of the sacred steel ensemble known as The Lee Boys. Find out why Rahaman is taking the time to dignify the character of rural and urban black communities across the state. Keep...

Duration:00:18:15

Miami’s Caribbean Arts Remix-Jolt Radio-2May2018

5/7/2018
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Today’s conversations on Miami’s Caribbean Arts Remix reveal the genesis and goals of the three-year old Third Horizon Film Festival and the first-ever Tout-Monde (all the world) Festival. Both initiatives aim to introduce some of the boldest of today’s emerging Caribbean-born artists, filmmakers and musicians in Miami, a portal to the international contemporary art and culture scene. Sound editing: Anamnesis Audio

Duration:01:06:00

Joana Choumali Embroiders Empathy

4/30/2018
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We follow artist Joana Choumali from the Ivory Coast Pavilion at the 57th Venice Art Bienniale to Dak’Art 2018, as she explores the shared experience of migration and violence in her birth country. Her embroidered photographs trace stories of loss and longing—depicting lone figures disappearing from home and reappearing in foreign environments, and giving shape to the emptiness left by the casualties of terrorism. Needle and thread express Choumali’s empathy with the fraught human...

Duration:00:19:16

Key West: Creativity at the end of the Road-Jolt Radio-18Apr2018

4/23/2018
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Come with us to the legendary Key West for conversations about creativity on two live streaming Fresh Art International radio shows. This cultural outpost sits quite literally at the end of the road, Mile 0 of U.S. Route 1, the highway that runs up the Atlantic Coast, from Florida to Canada. At the Studios of Key West, you’ll find out what inspires the Studios’ director, why a painter who came to visit never left, and how three artists in residence have fallen in love with the island...

Duration:01:00:59

Franklin Sirmans on the Art of Fútbol

4/16/2018
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Art and Sports? Curator Franklin Sirmans brings them together in The World’s Game exhibition at the Perez Art Museum, Miami. Immersive installations, paintings, sculptural objects, photographs and videos by forty artists reveal how the universal language of this transnational game can define beauty, make social statements, create a sense of community and express a shared passion. Timed to coincide with the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the exhibition celebrates soccer as the portal to a...

Duration:00:18:58

Concrete Dream: Miami Marine Stadium-Jolt Radio- 04Apr2018

4/9/2018
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Miami Marine Stadium inspires this tale of modernist architecture and Biscayne Bay, of speedboats and rock stars, of skateboarding, street art and a storm named Andrew. Advocates and artists, architects and restoration specialists tell the story. We begin with a flashback to our 2016 episode with dancer choreographer Hattie Mae Williams. Her creative intervention at the stadium is just one example of how the site has beckoned artists for decades. Fast forward to 2018. Miami’s...

Duration:00:52:07

How Jason Moran Amplifies Art and Jazz

3/26/2018
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American virtuoso Jason Moran is a genius jazz pianist known for performing experimental compositions in collaborative projects with visual artists—among them, Joan Jonas, Lorna Simpson, Glenn Ligon and Adrian Piper. For the 56th Venice Art Biennale, artistic director Okui Enwezor invited Jason to stage and animate [...]

Duration:00:21:49