In Fresh Art’s original 45-minute podcast episode “Where Art Meets Activism” (published 2018), we meet curators and artists whose creative work aims for real and lasting change. We interrogate the concept of “curatorial activism,” a term popularized by Maura Reilly’s 2018 book of the same name, extending the dialogue to curators and museum professionals who amplify the voices of emerging and established activist artists in a range of exhibitions. In 2020, curators can no longer merely perpetuate the status quo in the museums with which they work. These times compel certain curators to theorize their own modes of resistance, including collecting and curating the artifacts of contemporary protest.
Features: Ralph Rugoff, Catherine Morris, Andrea Bowers, Tania Bruguera, Maria Alyokhina
Issue 6 Cover Image: Andrea Bowers, Educate, Agitate, Organize, 2010. Low voltage LED lights, plexi-glass, aluminum; Edition 3/3. Image used with artist permission.
Publications Editor: Sarah Rovang
Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio
Designers: Julia Rudo, Freya Schlemmer, Mary Robnett
Issue 6 draws on original episodes produced by these sound editors:
Andrea Bowers on Art and Activism, October 2, 2014; Kris McConnachie
Ralph Rugoff on the 13th Lyon Biennial, August 19, 2015; Kris McConnachie
Catherine Morris and a Year of Yes, January 19, 2017; Guney Ozsan
Tania Bruguera on Art Activism, June 19, 2015; Kris McConnachie
Maria Alyokhina on Political Art, July 28, 2016; Guney Ozsan