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. 343 features artists Carrie Moyer and Aram Han Sifuentes. Painter Carrie Moyer is included in "Inherent Structures" at the Wexner Center for the Arts. The exhibition was curated by Michael Goodson and is on view through August 12. On the second segment, Aram Han Sifuentes discusses her Protest Banner Lending Library, which she's organizing during a summer-long residency at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis.
Episode No. 342 is a holiday weekend presentation of previously recorded interview with curator and historian Ilona Katzew. Along with Jaime Cuadriello, Paula Mues Orts, and previous MAN Podcast guest Luis Elena Alcala, LACMA curator Ilona Katzew is a co-curator of "Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790: Pinxit Mexici." The exhibition is a broad survey of many kinds of 18th-century Mexican painting. It is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through July 22.
Episode No. 341 features artist Inka Essenhigh and curator Kenneth Myers. The Virginia MOCA in Virginia Beach is showing "Inka Essenhigh: A Fine Line," a mid-career survey of Essenhigh's work. It is on view through August 19. Concurrently, The Drawing Center is showing Essenhigh's Manhattanhenge, a commission. It's on view through August 4, 2019. On the second segment, DIA curator Kenneth Myers discusses his exhibition "Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage." It opens at the Wadsworth Atheneum on June 2
Episode No. 340 features author Daniel E. Sutherland and artist Otobong Nkanga. With Georgia Toutziari, Sutherland is the co-author of "Whistler's Mother: Portrait of an Extraordinary Life." The book, a biography of Anna Whistler, explains both the austere woman in James Abbott McNeill Whistler's famed 1871 painting, and Anna Whistler's involvement in her son's career. Otobong Nkanga discusses her work on the occasion of "Otobong Nkanga: To Dig a Hole That Collapses Again" at the MCA Chicago.
Episode No. 339 features artist John Akomfrah. The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is presenting John Akomfrah's three-channel video installation Precarity (2017-18), a work that it commissioned for its collection and that debuted in the recent Prospect 4 triennial in New Orleans. On the second segment, we'll hear host Tyler Green's March conversation with Akomfrah, taped when SFMOMA presented the U.S. debut of John Akomfrah’s Vertigo Sea in “Sublime Seas: John Akomfrah and J.M.W. Turn
Episode No. 338 features artist Terry Winters and art historian Stefanie Heckmann. The Drawing Center is showing "Terry Winters: Facts and Fictions," a nearly four-decade survey. It was curated by Claire Gilman. Next month, New York's Matthew Marks Gallery will show Winters's recent paintings. Stefanie Heckmann discusses "Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s" at the Neue Galerie. The show was curated by Olaf Peters; Heckmann wrote for the catalogue. It is on view through May 28.
Episode No. 337 features artists Kamrooz Aram and Matthew Angelo Harrison. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is showing "FOCUS: Kamrooz Aram," an installation of Aram's recent sculpture, collage and painting. Curated by Andrea Karnes, the exhibition is on view through June 17. On the second segment, Matthew Angelo Harrison discusses his recent work. It's included in "Songs for Sabotage," the New Museum triennial, and in a solo exhibition at Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco.
Episode No. 336 features curator and author Colta Ives, and artist Anne Appleby. Ives is the author of "Public Parks, Private Gardens: From Paris to Provence," and the co-curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition of the same title. The show looks at how developments in landscape design, horticulture and the opening of royal property focused (mostly) 19thC French artists on parks and gardens. Artist Anne Appleby discusses "We Sit Together the Mountain and Me" at the Tacoma Art Museum.
Episode No. 335 features artists Mary Reid Kelley & Patrick Kelley, and Aïda Muluneh. The Baltimore Museum of Art is exhibiting "Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: We Are Ghosts" through August 19. On the second segment Aïda Muluneh discusses her work, which is included in "Being: New Photography 2018" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The exhibition, which was curated by Lucy Gallun, is on view through August 19.
Episode No. 334 features curators Frederick Ilchman and Scott Shields. Ilchman, a curator at the MFA Boston, is the co-curator of “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe,” a look at the luxury of European art and decorative arts before the French Revolution. It is at the Legion of Honor in SF through May 28. Shields discusses “Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942-1955,” which the Crocker co-organized with the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation. It is at the Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University
Episode No. 333 features curators Emma Acker and Nathaniel Silver. Acker curated "Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art." It opens at the de Young Museum in San Francisco this weekend, and remains on view through August 12. On the second segment, Nathaniel Silver returns to the program to discuss "Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth," which is at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston through May 20. For images of art, see MANPodcast.com.
Episode No. 332 features artists Fazal Sheikh and John Akomfrah. The Portland (Ore.) Art Museum is exhibiting "Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013," a 25-year survey of Sheikh's work. It is on view through May 20. SFMOMA is presenting the U.S. debut of John Akomfrah's Vertigo Sea in "Sublime Seas: John Akomfrah and J.M.W. Turner." It will be on view at SFMOMA through September 16.
Episode No. 331 features artist Senga Nengudi. Senga Nengudi came to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s with abstract sculpture made from common materials, work that was often fused with a performative element. Her work is the subject of two ongoing solo exhibitions (at the USC Fisher Museum and at the Baltimore Museum of Art), and her work is in an ongoing group exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. See images of work discussed on the program at http://manpodcast.com.
Episode No. 330 features artist Jill Magid and archaeologist Thomas Wynn. Magid is included in "Stories of Almost Everyone," which is at the Hammer Museum through May 6, and "Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today," at the ICA Boston through May 20. Magid's work often examines questions around surveillance, permission and consent. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs archaeologist Thomas Wynn discusses "First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone," at the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Episode No. 329 features curators Lynette Roth and Mazie Harris. Roth is the curator of "Inventur -- Art in Germany, 1943-55," which is at the Harvard Art Museums through June 3. It is the first exhibition to examine art made in Germany by artists who stayed in Germany throughout World War II. On the second segment, Getty Museum curator Mazie Harris discusses "Paper Promises: Early American Photography," which is at the Getty from Tuesday, February 27 through May 27.