The Modern Art Notes Podcast

Episode No. 604 features artist Lotus Laurie Kang and curator Apsara DiQuinzio.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is presenting "Atrium Project: Lotus Laurie Kang," a large-scale installation in the MCA's two-story entrance lobby. Kang's work, Molt (New York-Lethbridge-Los Angeles-Toronto-Chicago- ) (2018–2023), hangs from the atrium ceiling. To make it, Kang exposed to natural light lengths of light-sensitive, unfixed photographic film, resulting in colors that evoke the body and landscape. Lotus root-shaped chimes made of cast aluminum and bronze hang alongside these light-sensitive surfaces. Curated by Jack Schneider, the work will be on view through February 11, 2024.

Kang's work is also at London's Chisenhale Gallery in a solo presentation titled "In Cascades." It's up through July 30.

Kang's work often blends sculpture, photography and installation in address of bodies, memories, and histories change over time. Kang has been featured in exhibitions at the Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, and in the 2021 triennial at New York's New Museum.

On the second segment, DiQuinzio discusses "Adaline Kent: The Click of Authenticity," the artist's first retrospective. Kent (1900-1957), was a leading modernist sculptor whose work addressed nature and the drama of the Sierra Nevada, especially within the context of narratives promoted by the Sierra Club and the nascent second-generation environmental movement. "Kent" is at Reno's Nevada Museum of Art through September 10. The show's fine catalogue was published by Rizzoli Electa. Amazon and Bookshop offer it for about $45-60.

Instagram: Lotus Laurie Kang, Apsara DiQuinzio, Tyler Green.

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