The Modern Art Notes Podcast

Episode No. 600 features artist Anna Tsouhlarakis and curator Michael Hartman.

Anna Tsouhlarakis is in several exhibitions around the United States. A solo presentation of her "The Native Guide Project" (2019-present) is at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University through July 9. The indoor-outdoor exhibition presents the Wexner's commissioning of "The Native Guide Project: Columbus," which includes boldface phrases such as "I LIKE HOW YOU SEE NATIVE AMERICANS AS YOUR INTELLECTUAL EQUAL" both within and around the Wexner's famed Peter Eisenman-designed building. The presentation was curated by Kelly Kivland with Bethani Blake.

Tsouhlarakis is among the artists included in the second edition of the St. Louis triennial Counterpublic, which weaves contemporary art into the fabric of St. Louis. Counterpublic's curatorial ensemble included Allison Glenn, Diya Vij, NEw Red Order, and Risa Puleo. Counterpublic is on view through July 15.

At the Scottsdale Museum of Art through August 27, Tsouhlarakis is in "Language in Times of Miscommunication," an exhibition of artworks that use language to critically examine the complexities of social reality. It was curated by Lauren R. O’Connell with Keshia Turley.

Next month the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver will present a survey of Tsouhlarakis's Indigenous Absurdities sculptures which center Indigenous knowledge and systems as ways of teaching starting points. Curated by Leilani Lynch, the exhibition will be on view from June 14 to September 10.

Tsouhlarakis, who is Navajo, Creek and Greek, often challenges and stretches the aesthetic and conceptual boundaries of Native art, often with humor and even sarcasm.

Michael Hartman discusses "Historical Imaginary," at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. The exhibition pairs an unfinished study for Emanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware with other works to explore how artists have constructed American memory. It's on view through November 11.

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