The Modern Art Notes Podcast
Summary: The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a weekly, hour-long interview program featuring artists, historians, authors, curators and conservators. Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee called The MAN Podcast “one of the great archives of the art of our time.” When the US chapter of the International Association of Art Critics gave host Tyler Green one of its inaugural awards for criticism in 2014, it included a special citation for The MAN Podcast.
Episode No. 419 features artist Shirin Neshat and curator Melissa E. Buron. The Broad is exhibiting "Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again," a career-spanning survey. The exhibition was curated by Ed Schad and will remain on view through February 16, 2020. On the second segment, Melissa E. Buron discusses her exhibition "James Tissot: Fashion & Faith," which is on view at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco through February 9, 2020.
Episode No. 419 features artists Nayland Blake and Ann Hamilton. The ICA LA is exhibiting "No Wrong Holes: Thirty Years of Nayland Blake." Curated by Jamillah James, the exhibition is the most comprehensive survey of Blake's art. The exhibition is on view through January 26, 2020. On the second segment, Ann Hamilton talks about her recent work. She's included in "Here: Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin" at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus. It remains on view through December 29.
Episode No. 417 features artist Julie Mehretu and curator Jane Aspinwall. This weekend, LACMA opens "Julie Mehretu," a mid-career survey. The exhibition was curated by LACMA's Christine Y. Kim and the Whitney's Rujeko Hockley. On the second segment, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art curator Jane L. Aspinwall discusses her new exhibition "Golden Prospects: California Gold Rush Daguerreotypes." It's on view in Kansas City through January 26, 2020.
Episode No. 416 features artist Robyn O'Neil. It was taped before a live audience at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. MAMFW is showing a 20-year survey of O'Neil's work titled "Robyn O'Neil: WE THE MASSES." O'Neil's drawings address the landscape tradition and issues related to climate change, the human presence within nature, human struggles within nature, and the tenuousness and temporality of beauty. The exhibition was curated by Alison Hearst and will be on view through February 9, 2020.
Episode No. 415 features artist Lari Pittman. The Hammer Museum recently debuted "Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence," a retrospective of Pittman's nearly forty-year career. The exhibition reveals Pittman's engagements with America's history and with issues and subjects that have been core to our history and identity, including landscape, violence, citizenship, belonging and more. The exhibition was curated by Hammer chief curator Connie Butler. It is on view through January 5, 2020.
Episode No. 414 features curators Scott Allan and Emily A. Beeny and artist Xiaoze Xie. Along with Gloria Groom, Allen and Beeny are the co-curators of "Manet and Modern Beauty" at the J. Paul Getty Museum through January 12, 2020. It examines work Manet made near the end of his short life. Xie discusses his work on the occasion of "Xiaoze Xie: Objects of Evidence" at the Asia Society in New York. The exhibition, which was curated by Michelle Yun, is on view through January 5, 2020.
Episode No. 413 features artist Tiffany Chung and art historian Gary Tinterow. Chung is featured in "Unquiet Harmony: The Subject of Displacement" at the Sheldon Museum of Art. The exhibition spotlights how Carlos Alfonzo, SUPERFLEX and Chung have examined issues surrounding migration. It's on view through December 31. This episode was taped live at the Sheldon. On the second segment, MFAH director Gary Tinterow discusses Delacroix's Women of Algiers in Their Apartment, new to the MFAH.
Episode No. 412 features artist LaToya Ruby Frazier. The Renaissance Society in Chicago is showing "LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze." The exhibition features a new body of work that focuses on the United Auto Workers members at General Motors's Lordstown, Ohio plant. The facility, which had produced automobiles for over 50 years, was recently "unallocated" by GM -- a term-of-art that indicates the plant has been shut down. Until recently it produced the Chevrolet Cruze.
Episode No. 411 features curator Corey Keller and museum director Johanna Burton. Keller curated "Signs and Wonders: The Photographs of John Beaslsey Greene," at SFMOMA through January 5. Greene, an American who was raised in France, learned photography from Gustave Le Gray and took it to archaeology, melding the two fields when each was in its infancy. On the second segment. Wexner Center for the Arts director Johanna Burton discusses "Out of Bounds: The Collected Writings of Marcia Tucker."
Episode No. 410 features artist Susan Philipsz and art historian Matthew Simms. The Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis is showing "Susan Philipsz: Seven Tears," a semi-survey selected and installed in response to the Pulitzer's building and site. The exhibition is on view through February 2, 2020. On the second segment, art history Matthew Simms discusses "Robert Irwin: Untitled (Dawn to Dusk)," a new book detailing the Chinati Foundation's 1999-2016 Irwin commission of the same title.
Episode No. 409 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Andrew Butterfield and artist Stephanie Syjuco. Butterfield is the curator of "Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence." The exhibition opens at the NGA on Sept. 15 and continues through Jan. 12, 2020. Syjuco discusses her work on the occasion of "Stephanie Syjuco: Rogue States," which opens at the CAM St. Louis on Sept. 6. Syjuco is also in "Less is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design" at the ICA Boston through Sept. 22.
Episode No. 408 is a summer clips episode featuring a previously aired conversation with Stanley Whitney. The Saint Louis Art Museum will exhibit Whitney's work in "The Shape of Abstraction: Selections from the Ollie Collection," which opens next month. The show presents many of the 81 artworks by black abstractionists that Monique and Ronald Ollie recently gifted to the museum. Whitney is among the artists in the gift. "The Shape of Abstraction" will be on view from September 17 through March 8, 2020.
Episode No. 406 features curator Mia Fineman and artist Barbara Bosworth. Fineman is the curator of "Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography" at the Met. It surveys how artists have looked at and considered the moon. It's on view through September 22. The second segment features Barbara Bosworth, whose work is included in "Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum's Collection 50 Years after Apollo 11," at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. It's on view through September 2.
Episode No. 405 features curators Anna O. Marley and Kirk Nickel. Marley is the curator of "From the Schuykill to the Hudson: Landscapes of the Early American Republic" at PAFA. It wields PAFA's collection to consider Philadelphia as a locus of landscape painting in the early 19th-century. It's on view through December 29. The second segment features Legion of Honor curator Kirk Nickel discussing three major paintings in "Early Rubens." This segment previously ran, in extended form, in May.
Episode No. 404 features curator Michael A. Brown and choreographer William Forsythe. Brown is the curator of "Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain," at the San Diego Museum of Art. It joins the art of Golden Age Spain with art from Spanish-controlled centers such as Antwerp, and the Spanish imperial lands in the Americas and Philippines. It is on view through Sept. 2. On the second segment, Forsythe discusses "William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects," which is at the MFA Houston through Sept. 15.