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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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33rd São Paulo Biennial Pays Attention to Art

11/12/2018
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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...

Duration:00:19:25

Mapping Caribbean Cultural Ecologies

11/5/2018
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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...

Duration:00:54:40

Where Art Meets Sand and Social Behavior

10/29/2018
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What does it mean to make art collectively? How does art speak to our shared destiny? Where does sand intersect with art and community? In the studio at Jolt Radio, with Miami-based curators and artists, we speak of art at the intersection of sand, smells and social behavior. Curator Quinn Harrelson and artist Troy Simmons introduce Collectivity, a site-specific exhibition at the Bakehouse Art Complex that explores the power of the individual and the collective. Curator Marie Vickles and...

Duration:00:54:46

Creative Time Summit 2018 to Explore Miami Culture

10/22/2018
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Creative Time, the force behind ambitious public art projects in New York City and beyond, takes its annual summit to Miami in 2018. We invite Creative Time director Justine Ludwig to talk about the focus of this year's convening. On Archipelagos and Other Imaginaries—Collective Strategies to Inhabit the World is the poetic title and subject of the 2018 Summit, with the idea of coalition as a central theme. Thinkers, dreamers and doers working at the intersection of art and politics gather...

Duration:00:20:10

Live from Trinidad: Where Digital Culture Thrives

10/15/2018
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From Port of Spain, Trinidad, we live stream a special radio program about the significance of digital media as a contemporary cultural space in the Caribbean. Joining us in our pop up studio are artist and writer Christopher Cozier, architect Sean Leonard, writer and media producer Janine Mendes-Franco, journalist and podcaster Franka Philip, and artist designer Kriston Chen—all based in Trinidad. Listen to find out when the internet begin playing a vital connective role in the region and...

Duration:00:57:41

The Art of Breaking the Bank

10/8/2018
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In the world today, many consider capitalism a fraught economic system. Some believe that capitalism is the cause current international trade wars, accelerating student debt, the bankruptcy of entire countries, the growth of virtual currencies and the reason for coded security systems. Artist Hilary Powell and filmmaker Dan Edelstyn, an inventive couple based in London, have decided to wreak a bit of havoc with the capitalist system in their home country by opening their own bank. Hoe...

Duration:00:15:40

Staging Complex Art

10/1/2018
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Today, we invite artists, curators, a media specialist, and an invigilator to talk about complex art that challenges the resources of traditional exhibition spaces. Their backstories reveal how building relationships—through eco-systems, architecture, choreography, media archaeology and virtual community engagement – make exceptional art encounters possible. Featured voices: Brian Sonia-Wallace, Sarah Oppenheimer, Dara Friedman, Rene Morales, Kevin Arrow/Obsolete Media Miami, María José...

Duration:01:08:09

Mark Bradford Connects Art with the Real World

9/24/2018
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We meet Los Angeles based artist Mark Bradford—known for connecting art with the real world—when he represents the United States in the 57th Venice Art Biennale. While preparing for Tomorrow is Another Day, an exhibition of his signature layered abstractions, he launched a small business venture with members of the island city's hidden prison culture. His six-year collaboration with Venice social cooperative nonprofit Rio Terà dei Pensieri offers employment opportunities to men and women...

Duration:00:09:01

Whithervanes: The Art of Anxiety

9/17/2018
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In 2018, Locust Projects invited the Detroit-based design duo known as root of two to bring three headless chickens to roost in Miami. For six months, Cezanne Charles and John Marshall embellish the Magic City skyline with their public art and digital engagement project. Previously presented in France and the United Kingdom, Whithervanes translate the traditional weathervane into a 21st century radio transmitter. Mounted on rooftops in downtown, the Design District and Biscayne Boulevard,...

Duration:00:11:53

Process, Experimentation and Action in Dak'Art 2018

9/10/2018
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In 2018, seventy-five artists from thirty-three countries came together for the contemporary African art biennial known as Dak’Art. The offsite program featured more than 200 autonomous artist-organized exhibitions and events across Dakar and on the island of Gorée. The projects we share in this episode explore ideas of freedom and responsibility as they investigate colonial histories, politics, and the economy, migration and the environment. Often achieved collectively and always...

Duration:00:51:04

Black in America

9/3/2018
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What does it mean to be Black in 21 century America? The expression of Blackness in art has a history of intricate connections to civil rights and social movements. In the United States and abroad, painting and drawing, filmmaking and photography, performance and protest have long represented diverse creative perspectives on the volatile subject of race and identity in this country. Today, we hear from curators and artists whose work directly engages with race and American identity....

Duration:01:02:22

The BLCK Family of Miami on Collective Creativity

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

The 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

Turning Analog Technology into Sound Sculpture

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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At the 57 Venice Art Biennale, Miami-based curator Tami Katz-Freiman guides us through 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 the context of a high...

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. “In the winters up in the arctic when there’s no sunlight and no snow to reflect the moon, all that’s left is darkness. It’s a scary thought, these weather changes…” Born in Sweden and based in Miami, Larsson is artistic...

Duration:00:13:12