The Modern Art Notes Podcast

Episode No. 569 features curator Stephanie Weissberg and artist Rosamond Purcell.

Weissberg is the curator of "Barbara Chase-Riboud Monumentale: The Bronzes," the artist's first retrospective in 40 years and the largest exhibition of her work to date. In addition to sculptures, such as from Chase-Riboud's "Malcolm X," "Zanzibar," and "La Musica" series, the exhibition includes nearly two dozen works on paper and a selection of Chase-Riboud’s poetry. "Chase-Riboud Monumentale" is on view through February 5, 2023. A catalogue will be available in January 2023.

Purcell discusses her work on the occasion of "Rosamond Purcell: Nature Stands Aside" at the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. The retrospective exhibition examines how Purcell has collaborated with paleontologists, anthropologists, historians, curators, and more in exploration of the shifting lines between art and science. The exhibition was curated by Gordon Wilkins and is on view through December 31. The museum has published an excellent catalogue in collaboration with Rizzoli Electa. Amazon and Indiebound offer it for $45-65.

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Audio from Session Two of The Darkwater Project's 2022 digital colloquium, "Historical American Art, Whiteness, and the Idea of the American Nation." 

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Episode No. 568 features curators Anthony Graham and Brian Piper.

Graham is the curator of the retrospective "Alexis Smith: The American Way." Across Smith's career she has used collage and installation to explore how we are shaped by the culture and media around us.  The exhibition is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's new La Jolla building through January 29, 2023. The excellent exhibition catalogue was published by Scala. Indiebound and Amazon offer it for about $50.

Piper discusses his exhibition "Called to the Camera: Black American Studio Photographers," which is at the New Orleans Museum of Art through January 8, 2023. The show examines how Black photographers have worked to produce beautiful portraits, while also engaging in a range of other photographic work. "Called to the Camera" also reveals how Black studio photographers engaged movements such as pictorialism, modernism, and abstraction. The museum will publish the exhibition catalogue next month; Amazon offers it for $50.

Instagram: Anthony Graham, Brian Piper, Tyler Green.

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Episode No. 567 features artist Rose B. Simpson and author Brent Martin.

The Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston is showing "Rose B. Simpson: Legacies," an exhibition of 14 sculptures Simpson has made over the last eight years. It was curated by Jeffrey De Blois and is on view through January 29, 2023.

Rose B. Simpson is included in two other New England presentations: her Counterculture is installed at Field Farm, a Trustees property in Williamstown, Mass.; and in "Ceramics in the Expanded Field," at MASS MoCA. Counterculture was organized by Jamilee Lacy and will be on view through April 30, 2023. "Ceramics," which is up until early March 2023, was curated by Susan Cross.

This fall The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia will feature "Rose B. Simpson: Dream House." The exhibition opens October 7.

Across ceramic sculpture, performance, installation, and more, Simpson's work addresses ideas as far ranging as resistance, apocalypse, spirituality, and automobile design. Museums such as the University of New Mexico Art Museum (Simpson lives in Santa Clara Pueblo), Nevada Museum of Art, the Savannah College of Art and Design's SCAD Museum of Art, and the Pomona College Museum of Art have all presented solo exhibitions of her work, and Simpson has been in group shows at the Henry Art Gallery, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Denver Museum of Art, and plenty more.

Martin discusses his new book "George Masa's Wild Vision," which was recently published by Hub City Press. Masa was an Asheville, North Carolina-based photographer who had a significant impact on the establishment of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and on determining the Southern route of the Appalachian Trail, the two crown jewels of the eastern United States' natural infrastructure. Amazon and Indiebound offer the book for around $25.

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Audio from Session One of The Darkwater Project's 2022 digital colloquium, "Historical American Art, Whiteness, and the Idea of the American Nation." 

Watch the session on YouTube.

Follow The Darkwater Project on Instagram. 

Sign up for Session Two (September 22, 3:30 pm ET).

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Episode No. 566 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist B. Ingrid Olson and curator Idurre Alonso.

The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University is presenting two concurrent B. Ingrid Olson exhibitions, "History Mother," and "Little Sister" through December 23. Each exhibition is on a separate floor of CCVA's building. Olson's exhibitions feature site-specific presentations that engage with doubling and mirroring, gendered forms, the interplay between photography and sculpture, and between the body and the built environment. The exhibitions were curated by Dan Byers. A catalogue will be available.

This week, the Secession in Vienna closed an exhibition of Olson's work titled "Elastic X." In addition, Olson's work has previously been featured in solo presentations at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY and at The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago.

Alonso discusses her new exhibition "Reinventing the Américas: Construct. Erase. Repeat" at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. The exhibition considers the ways in which artists have helped construct ideas about the Western Hemisphere, particularly in the decades after the arrival of Europeans. It is on view through January 8, 2023.

Instagram: B. Ingrid Olson, Idurre Alonso, Tyler Green.

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