The Modern Art Notes Podcast

Artist Martha Rosler, recorded with a live audience at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

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Artist Robert Irwin, who is showing new work at New Yorks' Pace Gallery, is this week's guest.

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This week's program features artists Cory Arcangel and Zoe Strauss.

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This week's Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Andrea Zittel. A survey of Zittel's work, titled "Lay of the Land," is on view now at the Baltic Center for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England. Zittel lives and works at A-Z West outside Joshua Tree, Calif., an enterprise that encompasses "all aspects of day to day living, [in which] home furniture, clothing, food all become the sites of investigation in an ongoing endeavor to better understand human nature and the social construction of needs." Zittel also operates High Desert Test Sites, a series of experimental art sites in the California desert.

In  the show's second segment, Katherine Ball, the first artist to live on Zittel's Indy Island, joins me to discuss her residency at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

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In celebration of National Architecture Week, this week's program features architecture critic Paul Goldberger and artist Sarah Morris.

Goldberger is the Pulitzer Prize-winning former architecture critic of The New York Times and The New Yorker. He's now with Vanity Fair magazine and is working on a biography of Frank Gehry.

"Points on a Line," Morris's film-installation examination of Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson is now on view at the Wexner Center for the Arts. It was just acquired by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

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Mitch Epstein is one of America's most prominent and most honored photographers. His work is in the collection of virtually every major museum in the world and has been exhibited recently at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson and at the Kunstmuseum Bonn. His most recent work, an examination of the trees of New York City, is on view now at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. gallery in Chelsea.

In the second segment, Denver Art Museum photography curator Eric Paddock joins me to discuss Epstein's teacher Garry Winogrand, fifty of whose "Women are Beautiful" pictures are on view now in Denver.

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This week's show features painter Lari Pittman, whose The Veneer of Order (1985) is one of the most important works in the MCA Chicago exhibition "This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s."  

The second segment features Crown Point Press founder Kathan Brown talking about the prints Richard Diebenkorn made with her at Crown Point. Many of them are included in "Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series" at the Orange County Museum of Art.

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This week's Modern Art Notes Podcast is devoted to Jan van Eyck, the greatest painter of the northern Renaissance.

Remarkably, there's only one English-language monograph on van Eyck's art. Titled "Jan Van Eyck: The Play of Realism," it was written by my first guest, Craig Harbison. A revised, expanded version of the book is just out from Reaktion Books.

My second guest, Ron Spronk, coordinated the "Closer to van Eyck: Rediscovering the Ghent Altarpiece" web project. This new website is remarkable for many reasons. First: It's difficult to see the Ghent Altarpiece in any detail in person: Many of the panels are 15 feet off the ground, leaving them impossible to examine closely. Now anyone can examine high-resolution, digital versions of them in never-seen-before quality.

But the site is much more than that: Unlike popular macrophotography sites such as the Google Art Project, "Closer to van Eyck" offers four layers of technical documentation of the Ghent Altarpiece: The straightforward macrophotographic image, but also infrared macrophotography, infrared reflectography and x-ray images.

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This week's Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Mark Bradford. A mid-career survey of his artwork is on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

This week's program also features something new: Sound! Over the course of today's program and each MAN Podcast, you'll hear the entire piece artist Steve Roden made for the show. Roden joins me in the second segment to discuss the show's new sound and what he's working on now.

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This week's Modern Art Notes Podcast features Richard Serra, our greatest living sculptor. A retrospective of his drawings has just opened at its originating institution, The Menil Collection. It will be on view through June 10. 

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