Fresh Art International

Series produced by Cathy Byrd

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Curator Cathy Byrd hosts the Fresh Art International podcast featuring conversations with contemporary artists, curators, architects, and filmmakers from around the world.

Fresh Art International with curator Cathy Byrd features more than 100 episodes recorded with artists, curators, architects, and filmmakers from around the world. Professionally scripted and edited, episodes range in length from 8 to 20 minutes. Subscribe to this signature audio podcast on, iTunes, Android, and SoundCloud.

195 Pieces

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Caption: Shadow Healer, #1, Credit: courtesy Morgan Coy
Cathy Byrd meets authors Morgan Coy and Karen Davidson to talk about Shadow Healer, the new age noir comic book they created with artist Chris Chalik.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2013
  • Length: 09:11
Caption: Stephen Vitiello, World Trade Center, Credit: Johnna MacArthur
Cathy Byrd meets sound artist Stephen Vitiello to talk about his work in the World Trade Center, on The High Line, in Australia and on Captiva.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2013
  • Length: 14:45
Caption: Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Credit: Courtesy Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
This Fresh Talk episode features Jean-Ulrick Désert and Trenton Doyle Hancock, two of the artists participating in the exhibition Radical Presence:...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2013
  • Length: 13:28
Caption: with Jean-Ulrick Désert, Negerhosen 2000, Credit: Courtesy the artist
Recorded in Berlin, on October 27, 2012, this unedited podcast features Cathy Byrd, Fresh Talk producer, in conversation with Jean-Ulrick Désert.

  • Added: Oct 24, 2013
  • Length: 34:36
Caption: Trenton Doyle Hancock, Devotion performance, Credit: Courtesy Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
In this unedited podcast, Cathy Byrd shares a conversation with artist Trenton Doyle Hancock, that she recorded in his Houston, Texas, studio.

  • Added: Oct 24, 2013
  • Length: 24:25
Caption: Antonia Wright, Suddenly We Jumped, 2013
Recorded in situ at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, this Fresh Talk episode features 3 of 8 projects presented at A Futurist Evening during Art ...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2013
  • Length: 08:36
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This episode of Fresh Talk features Cathy Byrd in conversation with Janet Biggs, a video artist whose work takes her to the ends of the earth.

  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 30:14
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Japanese artist Koki Tanaka meets Cathy Byrd to talk about his project for Frieze New York, introducing the invisible communities and histories of ...

  • Added: May 16, 2014
  • Length: 15:27
Caption: Naama Tsabar, Credit: Amy Sherald
Naama Tsabar and Mindy Abovitz talk about the music festival they produced on Randall's Island during Frieze New York.

  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 18:12
Caption: Kara Walker, A Subtlety, Credit: Amy Sherald
This episode features A Subtlety, the first ever public art project by American artist Kara Walker.

  • Added: May 29, 2014
  • Length: 14:53
Caption: Cathy Byrd with Sylvie Fortin, Credit: Amy Sherald
This episode features FAI's Cathy Byrd in conversation with Montreal Biennial Artistic Director Sylvie Fortin about the 2014 citywide exhibition.

  • Added: Jun 12, 2014
  • Length: 17:57
Caption: Irene Hofmann, Director, SITE Santa Fe
On Skype, Cathy Byrd speaks with Irene Hofmann, Director and Chief Curator of SITE Santa Fe, about radical changes in the way the contemporary art ...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2014
  • Length: 26:16
Caption: No Man's Land, Credit: Gianfranco Foschino
This episode features Unsettled Landscapes, the 2014 international art biennial at SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 12:53
Caption: Remy Jungerman
In this episode, Surinamese-Dutch artist Remy Jungerman talks about how European modernism and Afro-religious aesthetics influence his work.

  • Added: Sep 18, 2014
  • Length: 15:54
Caption: Andrea Bowers, Credit: Courtesy the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Projects
This episode features Los Angeles-based artist activist Andrea Bowers, whose vivid work is featured in two North American biennials this year.

  • Added: Oct 02, 2014
  • Length: 17:58
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In this Fresh Talk episode, Miami-based artist Jillian Mayer introduces 400 Nudes, a revealing found photo project that she presents online and in ...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2014
  • Length: 11:48
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Now in its third iteration, the city-wide international art exhibition known as Prospect New Orleans is beginning to feel at home. This Fresh Talk ...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 09:26
Caption: Lynda Benglis, Pink Lady, 2014, detail, Credit: Cathy Byrd
Lynda Benglis, an iconic figure in contemporary art, talks about her notoriety and her gestural sculptures. The New York-based artist pours, drips ...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 09:06
Caption: Tameka Norris, Credit: courtesy Tameka Norris
Tameka Norris talks about her first feature-length film—she plays a version of herself in Meka Jean: How She Got Good. The film debuted during Pros...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 12:07
Caption: Cheryl Pope, Up Against, Credit: Auto Body
Chicago-based artist Cheryl Pope talks about Up Against, a performance in which she boxes down 700 water-filled balloons suspended from the ceiling...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2015
  • Length: 10:10