This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Jennifer Steinkamp.
Steinkamp was the subject of a 2006 mid-career survey organized by the San Jose Museum of Art and she’s exhibited all over the world, including in the Corcoran, SITE Santa Fe, Gwangju and Istanbul Biennials. Her work is on view now at the New Orleans Museum of Art as part of Prospect 2, the New Orleans-based biennial organized by curator Dan Cameron. The work will be at NOMA through January 29. Madame Curie (2011), a commission that she created for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, is on view at the museum’s downtown Jacobs Building through January 2. A detail from that piece is in this week’s banner.
In our conversation, Steinkamp and I discuss:
- How she works, including how she tests her projections;
- Three major works: Madame Curie, The Vanquished (2011), her contribution to Prospect 2, and Dervish (2004);
- Her work for a U2 concert tour; and
- The commercial work she did in her pre-artist life.
There are images of all the works Steinkamp and I discuss at Modern Art Notes, but you can also see QuickTime video of all of Steinkamp’s installations at her website, under “installations.” Dig the old-school animated gif there, too!
In this week’s draft, School of the Art Institute of Chicago professor and chair of art history, theory and criticism David Raskin and I discuss artworks in the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago exhibition “The Language of Less (Then and Now).” Raskin wrote an essay for the show’s catalogue. The show was curated by Michael Darling. It’s on view through April 8.
The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. It is released under this Creative Commons license.
RSS feed: http://3rdofmay.tumblr.com/rss