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.
Today’s conversations expand on the definition of the word “artist.” Hear how today’s culture makers are engaging in practices outside their studios in order to live and sustain creative lives.
Artist Regina Frank introduces our conversation with renowned video and performance artist Joan Jonas, an episode first released on June 5, 2012.
We introduce you to five artists whose primary medium is sound. Their diverse techniques and concepts demonstrate the versatility and power of sonic art.
New York-based artist Allison Zuckerman explains what drives her desire to distort conventions of female beauty and push art appropriation to a new high. In bright, bold collages, she mixes paint with pixels to create absurd and exaggerated hybrids—women claiming their presence and power in the world.
What will be the cultural impact of the new Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art when it premieres in 2021? Prospect New Orleans is a model for Tennessee, revealing what an expansive triennial art exhibition could mean for the State.
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.