This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Larry Bell, who joins me to discuss his career as one of the foremost sculptors of the post-war period. Bell, 72, was a key pivot between California hard-edge painting, light-and-space, and minimalism, which Bell anticipated in his sculptural work of the late 1950s. Bell’s work is in the collection of virtually every major museum of modern and contemporary art.
To see images of the works discussed in this week’s show — many of which haven’t been published in years, even decades — visit Modern Art Notes.
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features New York-based artist Shirin Neshat, who joins me to discuss the art she’s made in response to Iran’s Green Revolution and to the Arab Spring. “The Book of Kings,” an exhibition of Neshat’s work is on view at Barbara Gladstone Gallery in New York through February 11.
This week’s program also features Museum of Fine Arts Houston curator and MFAH International Center for the Arts of the Americas director Mari Carmen Ramirez. Today the ICAA launches a new digital project: Documents of 20th-century Latin American and Latino Art, a major online archive that will include 10,000 primary source documents about Latin American and Latino modern and contemporary art.
“The striking, sad irony of the exhibition “Zoe Strauss: 10 Years” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is that the people Strauss photographs cannot afford to go see the museum’s exhibition of her work.”—Tyler Green (via conscientious)
On this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, artist Zoe Strauss talks about picking art over motherhood, a double murder that happened on her block this week, and her new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. On this week’s draft, artist Kianja Strobert joins me to talk about Clyfford Still and his impact on her work.
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight talking about the Pacific Standard Time series of exhibitions on view now in southern California. Click to hear Knight explain why a series of 60+ shows between Santa Barbara and San Diego is of international importance.