Jamaican-born artist Nadine Hall, introduces Diaspora Vibe: Art with Caribbean Roots, a personally significant episode from her Fresh Art playlist. First published on July 26, 2017, this segment reveals the complexity and diversity of contemporary art with roots in the Caribbean.
Come with us on a road trip from Texas to New Mexico and back. We take to the highway to find out how remote wide open spaces of the American Southwest inform and inspire art and design, curating and filmmaking.
How do contemporary art and film illuminate the Black Imagination? This segment from our archive explores some of the issues and ideas behind creative practices that re-imagine the Black experience.
Conceptual artist Charles Gaines talks about how he has addressed politics and race since the 1970s, through philosophy, abstraction and mathematics. In August 2019, Gaines receives the prestigious 60th Annual Edward MacDowell Medal.
The Art of the Eclipse revisits our live studio show from 2017 on Jolt Radio, in Miami. We begin with a conversation recorded in the abandoned Templehof airport in Berlin, a few years earlier. German artist Agnes Meyer Brandis describes her gravity experiments and explains how she raises moon geese. On air, our attention shifts back to Miami, a city in evacuation mode, just days before Hurricane Irma hits Florida. As we await the storm’s landfall, we remember communal experiences from the August 2017 solar eclipse, and introduce a set of cosmic science art films.
To honor the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this July, we introduce Studio Drift, two artists whose poetic work points to the moon and stars. During NASA festivities, a special edition of their airborne art will lift off from the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center.
Today, we take you to Miami Beach, for a conversation with Brooklyn-based artist Ellen Harvey. Selected for a high profile public art commission at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Harvey seized the moment, to create what she calls “a hopelessly romantic call to action.” We sit down with her to talk about the endangered eco-system that informs Atlantis, her shimmering glass wall installation.
On a starry night in September 2015, we meet British sound artist Oliver Beer in Istanbul, for the acoustic experience of his composition Call to Sound, inside a 400-year old Turkish bath. In 2019, Beer brings a hybrid sound project to The Met Breuer, in New York. His Orchestral Vessel features an installation that summons sound from objects in the Museum collection and a program of live performances.
In The Art of Obsolete Media, four Miami-based artists represent a penchant for the pre-digital among creatives the world over. Their bygone tech-infused pursuits emphasize the ongoing relevance of obsolete media in the making and experience of contemporary art.
What does “creative resilience” mean for curators in the year 2019? One evening in April 2019, we decide to find out. Setting up a temporary recording studio in a poolside cabana, at a Miami Beach hotel, we sit down with a dozen curators and cultural producers to document their stories. In this marathon recording session, you’ll hear curatorial strategies for engaging new communities, increasing the visibility of underrepresented artists, and addressing some of today’s most pressing social, political and environmental challenges