Freelance, filmmaker Juan Botta’s inventive Instagram film series, empathizes with the challenges of living and working in Puerto Rico today.
Today, we bring you sound art, in our second guest-curated segment with Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong. CMHK is an incubator for cross-disciplinary practices in music, sound and technology. In July 2018, composer and sound artist Samson Young introduced the first Hong Kong Mixtape, a set of nine sound art compositions. One year later, musician Him Cheung takes us back to the former British colony to share five sonic responses to highly volatile current events.
These views reveal how the new Toronto Biennial of Art transforms the city with exhibitions and performances that engage with the urban landscape.
Philadelphia-based art historian Deborah Barkun talks about the pleasure and critical thinking that she discovers each time she explores the Venice Art Biennale and collateral events. Through her eyes, we understand that the venerated exhibition never fails to bring together a complex constellation of art encounters—always stimulating the senses and challenging the mind, always offering a glimpse into our contemporary psyche.
Nashville, Tennessee, Music City, U.S.A., aims to become known as the nation’s start up capital, too. Every year since 2012, Launch Tennessee hosts the 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival to encourage new business endeavors. In 2019, Festival organizers invited Fresh Art International to curate a presentation around building the creative economy.
For a live audience gathered inside the historic Acme Seed & Feed building, we bring to the stage Nashvillian Harry Allen, boutique banker, Emily Best, Los Angeles based filmmaker and film producer, and Andrea Zieher, director of Tennessee’s near future contemporary art triennial. Our conversation reveals how the same risk taking and innovation that drive all startups fuel the most impactful creative entrepreneurship.
Miami’s Commuter Biennial aspires to draw our gaze from the center to the fringe—suggesting that art belongs to everyone, everywhere, in this metropolis.