The Modern Art Notes Podcast

Episode No. 421 is a holiday weekend clips episode featuring a clip from the Getty's "Recording Artists" podcast series, and artist Robert Pruitt.

The program first features a clip from the Betye Saar episode of the six-part "Recording Artists" podcast series recently released by the Getty. The series, which is hosted by art historian Helen Molesworth, builds on collections at the Getty Research Institute.

On the second segment, a re-air of host Tyler Green's January conversation with Robert Pruitt. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is exhibiting three large-scale Pruitt works as the inauguration of its Banner Project. Pruitt's work depicts members of the Boston community wearing and interacting with works from the MFA’s collection, including an ancient Egyptian beadnet dress, 20th-century Yoruba wrappers, and an American pictorial quilt by Harriet Powers. The exhibition will be on view through the end of 2020.

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Episode No. 420 features the second part of a two-part conversation with artist Lari Pittman, and curator George Shackelford.

The Hammer Museum recently debuted "Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence," a retrospective of Pittman's nearly forty-year career. The exhibition reveals Pittman's engagements with America's history and with issues and subjects that have been core to our history and identity, including landscape, violence, citizenship, belonging and more. The exhibition was curated by Hammer chief curator Connie Butler. It is on view through January 5, 2020.

Along with Esther Bell, Shackelford is the curator of "Renoir: The Body, The Senses." The exhibition focuses on Renoir's art about the human form, and features the work of artists at whose art Renoir was looking intently, as well as art by early modern artists who were looking at Renoir. It's at the Kimbell Art Museum through January 26, 2020.

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Episode No. 419 features artist Shirin Neshat and curator Melissa E. Buron.

The Broad is exhibiting "Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again," a career-spanning survey that places special emphasis on Neshat's address of her home country of Iran and her 2010s turn toward addressing the United States and the ways in which the United States has come to resemble Neshat's theocratic homeland. The exhibition was curated by Ed Schad and will remain on view through February 16, 2020. The excellent catalogue was published by The Broad and DelMonico Prestel. Amazon offers it for $45.

Neshat was previously a guest on The MAN Podcast in 2012 and 2013.

On the second segment, Melissa E. Buron discusses her exhibition "James Tissot: Fashion & Faith," which is on view at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. The exhibition examines Tissot's career, his engagement with and distance from impressionism, his multi-national career, and his late-in-life turn toward Biblical subjects (in part to attract American patronage). The exhibition is on view through February 9, 2020. The beautifully designed, smart exhibition catalogue was published by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and DelMonico Prestel.

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Episode No. 419 features artists Nayland Blake and Ann Hamilton.

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is exhibiting "No Wrong Holes: Thirty Years of Nayland Blake." Curated by Jamillah James, the exhibition is the most comprehensive survey of Nayland Blake's art. The exhibition spotlight's Blake's interest on feminism and queer liberation and their investigation of subcultures ranging from punk to the BDSM and leather communities. The exhibition, which is on view through January 26, 2020, will be accompanied by a forthcoming catalogue.

On the second segment, Ann Hamilton talks about her recent work. She's included in "Here: Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin" at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus. The exhibition presents work by three Ohio-born artists whose careers have overlapped with the Wexner's own thirty-year history. Elements of the exhibition extend beyond the Wexner and across The Ohio State University campus and Columbus. It was curaetd by Michael Goodson with Lucy I. Zimmerman and Kristin Helmick-Brunet, and remains on view through December 29.

Hamilton also discusses this recent installation at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute.

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