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Art Historian Playlist: Deborah Barkun Listens to Joana Choumali

5/13/2019
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Today’s conversation continues our Playlist series. We’re inviting artists, curators, architects, writers, filmmakers, cultural producers and other listeners to introduce episodes from our archive. Based in the United States, art historian and curator Deborah Barkun is Chair of the Department of Art and Art History and Director of Museum Studies at Ursinus College, outside Philadelphia. Her research centers on the social dynamics of artistic collaboration. Barkun is contributing to our...

Duration:00:22:17

Curator Playlist: Sasha Dees Listens to Remy Jungerman

5/6/2019
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Today’s conversation is the first in our new Playlist series. We’re inviting artists, curators, architects, writers, filmmakers and cultural producers to introduce their favorite episodes from our archive. From the Netherlands, curator, writer and arts producer Sasha Dees works internationally. An advisor to numerous festivals and arts venues, she’s known for encouraging artists to experiment with classical art forms. Her practice centers on creating new dialogues and forging collaborations...

Duration:00:20:02

Public Art Meets Poetry in O, Miami

4/29/2019
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Public art meets poetry in the month-long festival known as O, Miami. We sit down with visual artists Najja Moon and Michelle Lisa Polissaint and O, Miami's managing director Melody Santiago Cummings to talk about their work and introduce the spectrum of site-specific projects that bring poetry to communities. Who’s The Fool? How To Patch A Leaky Roof: Moon and Polissaint create a Little Haiti Cultural District version of the blue umbrellas distributed for free in the Design District, a...

Duration:00:57:16

A Creative Hive Transforms Contemporary Art in Tampa

4/22/2019
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Today, we take you to meet the creative hive that's transforming the cultural landscape of Tampa, Florida. While the coastal city may still be best known for its cigar-making history and vulnerability to rising sea levels, we discover an animated art scene. This is where new and established studios, public art projects, dynamic DIY galleries, avant-garde festivals, and networked community hubs are inventing fresh opportunities for public engagement with contemporary art. Voices (alpha...

Duration:01:09:12

Art and the Climate Crisis with IKT Miami

4/15/2019
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Globally engaged curators introduce IKT, the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, and talk about themes we'll explore during the 2019 IKT Congress in Miami. Ground zero for sea level rise, Miami is the ideal context for our conversation on how art and visual culture are changing public perception of today's climate crisis. Recorded in the studio of Jolt Radio, Miami, on April 10, 2019, during our weekly web streaming radio show. Voices: (alpha order) Daniela Arriado,...

Duration:00:52:36

Sound Art and Contemporary Culture in Norway with IKT

4/8/2019
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This flashback to Norway 2017 features our sonic encounters and conversations with artists, curators and cultural producers in the capital city of Oslo and in Tromsø, a small town north of the Arctic Circle. In 2017, Fresh Art International founder and artistic director Cathy Byrd traveled to Norway as a new member of the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art (IKT), an organization designed to support and connect curators in our global community. The Office for...

Duration:00:59:40

Live from the Everglades, Part Two

4/1/2019
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South Florida’s subtropical wilderness inspired us to stage a remote radio broadcast from the Everglades. On February 24, 2019, we brought live and pre-recorded conversations with artists, scientists, rangers, educators and Miccosukee activists to a live audience on the porch of the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center. Voices in Part Two (alpha order): Warren Abrahamson, Miguel Alejandro Castillo, Robert Chambers, Houston Cypress, Jose Elias, Nathan Fox, Ellen Harvey, Jenny Hipscher, Lori Marois,...

Duration:01:07:00

Live from the Everglades, Part One

3/18/2019
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South Florida's subtropical wilderness inspired us to stage a remote radio broadcast from the Everglades on February 24, 2019. We brought live and pre-recorded conversations with artists, scientists, rangers, educators and Miccosukee activists to a live audience on the porch of the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center. This episode is Part One of our two-hour program. Voices in Part One: AIRIE Creative Director Deborah Mitchell, Miccosukee activist Betty Osceola, Celeste DePalma of Audubon Florida,...

Duration:00:55:41

Filmmaking in Pahokee Holds Hope for the Future

3/11/2019
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The 2019 documentary Pahokee is a landmark project for filmmakers Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan and a sign of hope for the rural South Florida community whose story they tell. An official selection in 2019 Sundance and South by Southwest Film Festivals, Pahokee won the Miami Film Festival’s 2019 Knight Made in Miami Award. Perched on the Southeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades, forty miles west and a world apart from affluent West Palm Beach, Pahokee is named after the...

Duration:00:13:25

Robert Chambers on Art, Ancient Plants, and New Technologies

3/4/2019
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Miami-based sculptor Robert Chambers lived in Everglades National Park for one month in 2018, as a Fellow in the Artist in Residence in Everglades program. In the darkness outside his studio one night, the artist tripped on the roots of an ancient plant: The Saw Palmetto (in Latin, Serenoa repens), That’s when a hidden world began opening up to him. In fact, the small palms are everywhere you look, native to the subtropical wilderness. The leaves are woven into the thatched roofs of...

Duration:00:12:19

Creative Time Summit Miami 2018

2/25/2019
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In 2018, when the annual Creative Time Summit unfolds in Miami, we’re thrilled to participate. On Archipelagoes and Other Imaginaries: Collective Strategies to Inhabit the World brings together artists, thinkers, activists, and cultural producers whose practices stimulate change through planetary thinking. The nearby Caribbean Archipelago serves as the perfect context within which to question colonial and postcolonial ways of seeing and thinking. The Summit delves into Miami’s historical...

Duration:01:06:56

Bill Fontana: Sound & Space

2/18/2019
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Artist Bill Fontana has a long-time relationship with sound and space. He's known for relocating sounds to create site-specific installations around the world. Fontana describes his practice as "composition by listening." In this episode, we talk about what has inspired and informed his public art projects through the decades—from his 1981 Landscape Sculpture with Foghorns in San Francisco, to his 2018 Sonic Dreamscapes in Miami Beach. Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Special Audio: Bill...

Duration:00:14:55

Art with a Sense of Place - Part Two

2/11/2019
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Art with a Sense of Place considers creative projects that respond to a physical space and those that react to or embrace a historic moment, a cultural environment, a socio-political tension, or a psychological space. Emerging in the 1960s, site-specific art sought to transcend what was perceived as the over-curated, almost clinical context of the art museum. Artists rebelled by creating their own exhibition sites (Agnes Denes brought a Wheatfield to a New York City landfill). Some flaunted...

Duration:00:42:50

Art with a Sense of Place - Part One

2/4/2019
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Art with a Sense of Place considers creative projects that respond to a physical space and those that react to or embrace a historic moment, a cultural environment, a socio-political tension, or a psychological space. Emerging in the 1960s, site-specific art sought to transcend what was perceived as the over-curated, almost clinical context of the art museum. Artists rebelled by creating their own exhibition sites (Agnes Denes brought a Wheatfield to a New York City landfill). Some flaunted...

Duration:01:05:54

Rosario Marquardt and Roberto Behar on Creating Emotional Monuments

1/28/2019
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Argentine architects Rosario Marquardt and Roberto Behar share their passion for creating emotional monuments. Their billboard-size greetings of Peace and Love and Besame Mucho at the Miami International Airport, Supernova at the 2018 Coachella Music Festival, and WOW, a new skate-able sculpture for the Lauridsen Skatepark in DesMoines, Iowa, are just a few of the iconic landmarks they've produced. Founded in 1995 and based in Miami, R & R Studios is a multidisciplinary studio focusing on...

Duration:00:15:45

Public Art Hopscotches Across Buenos Aires

1/14/2019
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In 2018, a city-wide public art experience lures us to the capital of Argentina. Organizers of Art Basel Cities Week Buenos Aires, invited Cecilia Alemani, director of the public art program for New York City’s High Line park, to curate Rayuela (Spanish for Hopscotch). Crisscrossing Buenos Aires, we discover historic plazas, parks and museums, abandoned buildings, architecture and industrial sites. We meet artists whose projects connect contemporary art with urban space, civic history and...

Duration:00:30:01

Rodrigue Mouchez on Choreographing Art Encounters

1/7/2019
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Rodrigue Mouchez, founder of the artist-run curatorial platform known as AGUAS, talks about choreographing encounters with art. Mouchez introduces People Moving Through Space, an array of installations he created and staged with AGUAS collaborator Julie Escoffier and other artists for the seventh edition of Untitled, Miami Beach art fair. Based in Mexico City and Brussels, AGUAS seeks to establish dialogues and collaborations between artists from Europe and Latin America through...

Duration:00:24:00

Poetry, Art and Community Justice

12/24/2018
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In Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood, we meet poet Aja Monet, legal justice advocates Meena Jagannath and Alayah Glenn, and artist Eddie Arroyo to talk about how art and poetry are giving voice to urban communities fractured by gentrification. Arroyo's paintings reference photographs he takes to capture the character of vanishing cultural landmarks. Monet is founder of Smoke Signals Studio, a music space that's become a transformative gathering place in Little Haiti. Jagannath and Glenn are...

Duration:00:56:29

Joyce J. Scott on Craft in Contemporary Art

12/17/2018
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Artist Joyce J. Scott is a legend—among the first to reposition craft as social commentary. In 2016, a MacArthur Genius award recognized her vital creative force. For Art Basel Miami Beach 2018, Peter Blum Gallery presented rarely seen early works that reveal how the artist has always delved into the extremes of human nature—from humor to horror, and beauty to brutality. In her fusion of craft aesthetics and contemporary sculpture, performance art and cultural critique, Scott weaves a deep...

Duration:00:13:34

Miami Art Week 2018 Preview

11/30/2018
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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...

Duration:00:53:19