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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the exhibition of Henri Matisse’s cut-outs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

MoMA’s "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" is the most extensive presentation of Matisse’s cut-outs ever. It was organized by MoMA and the Tate Modern, where it was on view over the spring and summer. MoMA will offer it through February 8, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a stellar catalogue that is particularly rich with documentary photographs taken in and around the places where Matisse worked in cut paper. (It was published in the U.S. by MoMA and is available from Amazon for just $38.) The exhibition was curated by a bi-national team that included Nicholas Cullinan and Flavia Frigeri at the Tate and by MoMA conservator Karl Buchberg, curator Samantha Friedman and this week’s first guest, Jodi Hauptman. 

Hauptman is a senior curator at MoMA. Most recently she has organized exhibitions of Georges Seurat’s drawings and Odilon Redon. 

On the second segment, Washington University-based art historian John Klein, one of America’s top Matisse experts, discusses how Matisse migrated projects from cut-outs to decorative art installations. Klein is just finishing up a book titled “Matisse’s Late Decorations and the Essential Quality of Art,” which will be published by Yale. 

This is a detail of Matisse’s White Alga on Orange and Red Background (Algue blanche sur fond orange et rouge) (1947), which is included in the MoMA exhibition.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Alyson Shotz and curator and historian Alessandra Comini. 

Alyson Shotz is the subject of three exhibitions this season. The Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY is presenting "Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature." The exhibition features several new and site-specific works, including a major wall drawing and a new sculpture called Lemniscate. The Wellin project was curated by Tracy L. Adler, and will be on view through April 5, 2015 before traveling to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston.

Meanwhile, in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, Shotz is showing more new work in two more shows, one at Derek Eller Gallery and the other at the Carolina Nitsch Project Room. The show at Derek Eller is called "Time Lapse." It opened on October 10 and it’ll be on view through November 8. "Topographic Iterations" will be at Carolina Nitsch through November 15. 

This is a detail of Shotz’s Standing Wave (2010), which she made for the Wexner Center for the Arts. See more images of Standing Wave here. She and host Tyler Green discuss it and Shotz’s use of dichroic film on this week’s program. 

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Alyson Shotz and curator and historian Alessandra Comini. 

Alyson Shotz is the subject of three exhibitions this season. The Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY is presenting "Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature." The exhibition features several new and site-specific works, including a major wall drawing and a new sculpture called Lemniscate. The Wellin project was curated by Tracy L. Adler, and will be on view through April 5, 2015 before traveling to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston.

Meanwhile, in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, Shotz is showing more new work in two more shows, one at Derek Eller Gallery and the other at the Carolina Nitsch Project Room. The show at Derek Eller is called "Time Lapse." It opens on October 10 and it’ll be on view through November 8. "Topographic Iterations" will be at Carolina Nitsch through November 15. 

This is Shotz’s Helix (2009), which she and host Tyler Green discuss on this week’s program. 

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Alyson Shotz and curator and historian Alessandra Comini. 

Alyson Shotz is the subject of three exhibitions this season. The Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY is presenting "Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature." The exhibition features several new and site-specific works, including a major wall drawing and a new sculpture called Lemniscate. The Wellin project was curated by Tracy L. Adler, and will be on view through April 5, 2015 before traveling to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston.

Meanwhile, in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, Shotz is showing more new work in two more shows, one at Derek Eller Gallery and the other at the Carolina Nitsch Project Room. The show at Derek Eller is called "Time Lapse." It opens on October 10 and it’ll be on view through November 8. "Topographic Iterations" will be at Carolina Nitsch through November 15. 

This is Shotz’s Mirror Fence (2003), which she and host Tyler Green discuss on this week’s program. It’s at Storm King Art Center. See more of the work here.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Sheila Hicks.  

This week the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston opened "Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present." The exhibition, curated by Jenelle Porter, examines abstraction in fiber-based art from the mid-twentieth century to the present. The show includes 50 works by 34 artists. It’ll be on view in Boston through January 4, 2015. 

In the excellent catalogue, which was published by Prestel, Porter says, “Few artists have played as significant a role in the development of postwar fiber art as Sheila Hicks, and yet, to define her solely in relation to this medium would greatly undervalue her contribution to twentieth-century sculpture.” Hicks’ many exhibition credits include major exhibitions at the Stedelijk and at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, and, most recently, a 2011 retrospective organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art and curated by Joan Simon and Susan Faxon. (Porter coordinated the ICA Philadelphia installation of that show.) 

Hicks isn’t just a star of “Fiber.” Hicks recently completed conservation work on one of her most significant pieces, a 1966-67 commission for the Ford Foundation headquarters in New York. And The Drawing Center’s "Thread Lines" exhibition, which was curated by Joanna Kleinberg Romanow and is on view through Dec. 14, features Hicks’ work as well.

The image above is Hicks’ Squiggle (1962-63).

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Jack Whitten and was taped in front of a live audience at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. 

MCASD just opened the first Whitten retrospective. Titled "Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting," and curated by MCASD’s Kathryn Kanjo, the exhibition features 60 canvases from the early 1960s through this year. The show reveals how, at a time when so many artists shrugged off painting, Whitten intensified his interest in the medium by marrying acrylic and canvas to conceptual strategies in an effort to address key issues in art and American society. After it closes in San Diego on January 4, 2015, it will travel to the Walker Art Center and the Wexner Center for the Arts. 

This is the second time Whitten has been on The MAN Podcast. Last year he talked with host Tyler Green on the occasion of an exhibition at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. 

The image above is a detail of Whitten’s Pink Psyche Queen (1973), in the collection of the MCA Chicago. It’s one of the ‘squeegee’ paintings that Whitten and Green discuss on this week’s program. 

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Jack Whitten and was taped in front of a live audience at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. 

MCASD just opened the first Whitten retrospective. Titled "Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting," and curated by MCASD’s Kathryn Kanjo, the exhibition features 60 canvases from the early 1960s through this year. The show reveals how, at a time when so many artists shrugged off painting, Whitten intensified his interest in the medium by marrying acrylic and canvas to conceptual strategies in an effort to address key issues in art and American society. After it closes in San Diego on January 4, 2015, it will travel to the Walker Art Center and the Wexner Center for the Arts. 

This is the second time Whitten has been on The MAN Podcast. Last year he talked with host Tyler Green on the occasion of an exhibition at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. The image above is a detail from Whitten’s E Stamp II (The Black Butterfly: For Bobby Short) (2007).

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.

Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is published by Yale University Press. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 

This is a detail from Bingham’s Fur Traders Descending the Missouri (1845) from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

On the second segment, Sonya Clark talks about work included in "State of the Art" a large survey exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It was organized by Don Bacigalupi and Chad Alligood and is on view through January 19, 2015 . Clark is the chair of the department of craft and material studies at VCU. She has exhibited widely across the United States received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Pollock-Krasner Award, a Rockefeller Foundation residency and in 2011 she was named a United States Artists fellow. 

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In celebration of the first day of fall, Hiroshige Utagawa’s Autumn Foliage on the Takino river, Oji (Oji Takinogawa koyo fukei), 1853.

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In celebration of the first day of fall, Hiroshige Utagawa’s Autumn Foliage on the Takino river, Oji (Oji Takinogawa koyo fukei), 1853.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.

Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is published by Yale University Press. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 

This is Bingham’s Raftsmen Playing Cards (1847, with detail below) from the collection of the Saint Louis Art Museum. It will be included in the Amon Carter Museum exhibition. Click on the images to expand them.

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“Not only does art have the power to shape thoughts and change hearts, art also has the ability to shape our laws, change society, and speak truth to power.”

Meet Creative Time Summit: Stockholm presenter Favianna Rodriguez, an interdisciplinary artist, cultural organizer, and political activist based in Oakland, California. Known for her vibrant prints and multicolored posters, Rodriguez uses both artwork and collaborative projects to tackle a range of themes including migration, economic injustice, and global politics.

Learn more about the #CTsummit presenters.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.

Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is published by Yale University Press. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 

On the second segment, Sonya Clark talks about work included in "State of the Art" a large survey exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It was organized by Don Bacigalupi and Chad Alligood and is on view through January 19, 2015 . Clark is the chair of the department of craft and material studies at VCU. She has exhibited widely across the United States received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Pollock-Krasner Award, a Rockefeller Foundation residency and in 2011 she was named a United States Artists fellow. 

This year’s MAN Podcast survey: Finally, later this fall The MAN Podcast will begin its fourth season. Each fall we conduct a listener survey in an effort to learn a little bit more about our audience. Please help keep The MAN Podcast free to download by completing this survey. It shouldn’t take more than about five minutes. Thanks.

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September 21, 2014 11:29am  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1RKsQNW
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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast — our 150th show! — features curator and historian Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and artist Sonya Clark.

Luarca-Shoaf is one of the curators of "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River," which opens at the Amon Carter Museum on October 2. Bingham was the first great American artist to take the newly opened trans-Appalachian West as his subject. A Missourian, Bingham paintings of waterways, typically presumed to be those in his native state but in reality images that filled in for the river culture that dominated trade and the movement of people through the Ohio, Missouri and Mississippi River valleys, represent America’s first major visual grappling with the enormity and variety of our continent. ”Navigating the West” examines how Bingham both created his art and some of America’s first ideas about the West. The show will travel to the St. Louis Art Museum and to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is published by Yale University Press. Luarca-Shoaf is one of the half-dozen or so curators and conservators who worked on the exhibition. 

On the second segment, Sonya Clark talks about work included in "State of the Art" a large survey exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It was organized by Don Bacigalupi and Chad Alligood and is on view through January 19, 2015 . Clark is the chair of the department of craft and material studies at VCU. She has exhibited widely across the United States received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Pollock-Krasner Award, a Rockefeller Foundation residency and in 2011 she was named a United States Artists fellow. 

This year’s MAN Podcast survey: Finally, later this fall The MAN Podcast will begin its fourth season. Each fall we conduct a listener survey in an effort to learn a little bit more about our audience. Please help keep The MAN Podcast free to download by completing this survey. It shouldn’t take more than about five minutes. Thanks.

The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. The program is edited by Wilson Butterworth. The MAN Podcast is released under this Creative Commons license. 

How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features George Herms.

Herms’ work is presented in a new, two-volume monograph called “George Herms: The River Book.” The book includes new pictures of Herms’ work, photographs as well as texts by both Herms and Dave Hickey. It was just published by Hamilton Press. Amazon offers it for under $60 — a 40 percent discount.

Herms is also the subject of a new exhibition presented by Fluent Collaborative and testsite in Austin, Texas. Titled "LOVE George Herms," the exhibition includes a selection of Herms’ found-object suclptures and more recent collages. It was curated by Sarah Bancroft and will be on view through October 19.

Herms came to prominence in California in the 1950s, one of a group of artists who accumulated found objects into wondrous sculptures. Herms work has been the subject of numerous retrospectives, including at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (1979) and at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (2005). Herms has been awarded three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Prix de Rome from the American Academy in Rome and a Guggenheim fellowship. 

This is Herms’ Coffee Table Book with Blue Marble (1990) from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It’s an example of how Herms uses rust as ‘patina,’ a subject he discusses with host Tyler Green on this week’s MAN Podcast.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features George Herms.

Herms’ work is presented in a new, two-volume monograph called “George Herms: The River Book.” The book includes new pictures of Herms’ work, photographs as well as texts by both Herms and Dave Hickey. It was just published by Hamilton Press. Amazon offers it for under $60 — a 40 percent discount.

Herms is also the subject of a new exhibition presented by Fluent Collaborative and testsite in Austin, Texas. Titled "LOVE George Herms," the exhibition includes a selection of Herms’ found-object suclptures and more recent collages. It was curated by Sarah Bancroft and will be on view through October 19.

Herms came to prominence in California in the 1950s, one of a group of artists who accumulated found objects into wondrous sculptures. Herms work has been the subject of numerous retrospectives, including at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (1979) and at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (2005). Herms has been awarded three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Prix de Rome from the American Academy in Rome and a Guggenheim fellowship. 

This is Herms’ Coffee Table Book with Blue Marble (1990) from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It’s an example of how Herms uses rust as ‘patina,’ a subject he discusses with host Tyler Green on this week’s program.

How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

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September 13, 2014 4:35pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZK7Y6y1Qk9Beb
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