12 episodes

Radio Resistance is a limited series produced by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in conjunction with the exhibition Stories of Resistance. Artists featured in the exhibition are paired with figures from the past, present, and future of St. Louis, coming together to transmit messages of dissent. Co-produced and hosted by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Michelle Dezember, and Misa Jeffereis.

Radio Resistance Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

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Radio Resistance is a limited series produced by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in conjunction with the exhibition Stories of Resistance. Artists featured in the exhibition are paired with figures from the past, present, and future of St. Louis, coming together to transmit messages of dissent. Co-produced and hosted by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Michelle Dezember, and Misa Jeffereis.

    Afterword

    Afterword

    In this bonus episode, co-producers Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Michelle Dezember, and Misa Jeffereis look back at Radio Resistance with Lara Hamdan, Producer of St. Louis on the Air, the noontime talk program hosted by Sarah Fenske on St. Louis Public Radio. The four trace connections between episodes, share behind the scenes insights, and celebrate the power of radio. -As a major component of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis's exhibition Stories of Resistance, Radio Resistance assembles the v...

    • 40 min
    Defiant Writing with Banu Cennetoğlu and Treasure Shields Redmond

    Defiant Writing with Banu Cennetoğlu and Treasure Shields Redmond

    What is the power of writing to carry a voice, or many voices, particularly defiant ones? In this final episode, we return to the impetus for this series, the exhibition Stories of Resistance, as an invitation to consider the medium of words and storytelling. Artist Banu Cennetoğlu and poet Treasure Shields Redmond discuss their work attending to the writings of American Civil Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer and Kurdish freedom fighter Gurbetelli Ersöz, respectively. They acknowledge the res...

    • 38 min
    Ancestors and Testimonies with Tuấn Andrew Nguyễn and Gwen Moore

    Ancestors and Testimonies with Tuấn Andrew Nguyễn and Gwen Moore

    How can we move beyond the dominant narrative, to hear stories that have been erased? Artist Tuấn Andrew Nguyễn and curator and public historian Gwen Moore find similarities in growing up in communities that were violently transformed or completely erased. Building on earlier discussions of trauma in this program, the two talk about how their practices of storytelling and public memory are a response to damage leveled on Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Mill Creek Valley in St. Louis. Their mu...

    • 43 min
    Forms of Liberation with Torkwase Dyson and Geoff Ward

    Forms of Liberation with Torkwase Dyson and Geoff Ward

    This episode explores historic and contemporary failures of infrastructure, racial capitalism, and climate change and how these current dysfunctions are intertwined. Our guests discuss ideas of spatial justice, St. Louis’s ongoing engagement with confronting its past, and how to work across disciplines to envision possible futures.Torkwase Dyson describes herself as a painter working across multiple mediums to explore the continuity between ecology, infrastructure, and architecture. Dyson’s a...

    • 54 min
    Women As Activists with Jen Liu and Candace Borders

    Women As Activists with Jen Liu and Candace Borders

    What would it mean to live out a fair and better future, right now? Join artist Jen Liu and scholar Candace Borders as they explore the complex role that women have played in labor rights and activism in both the US and China. This episode digs into the history of St. Louis’s Pruitt-Igoe housing project and the African American women who lived there, organized, and performed everyday acts of resistance. Our guests unpack the radical idea of building community and the immense possibilities tha...

    • 51 min
    Collective Healing with Guadalupe Maravilla and Dr. LJ Punch

    Collective Healing with Guadalupe Maravilla and Dr. LJ Punch

    What it would mean to reset our understanding of health and well-being as an entire community, especially now? In this episode, artist Guadalupe Maravilla and trauma surgeon Dr. LJ Punch speak to the effects of untreated, unhealed trauma in the body. They explore deep connections between the body and the mind, between physical and spiritual realities, and the power of ancient and traditional medicinal practices from across the world. Ultimately, they advocate for the importance of bringing he...

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

jiamirkh13 ,

Fantastic!

I learned so much, and the selection of artists, activists, educators, and agents of change were so powerful. Congratulations to this curatorial team!

MEW@@ ,

Have you heard of the 1811 slave rebellion?

Listen and expand you world view.

LK STL ,

Love it

So excited to hear these great conversations continue!

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