It’s the week before Labor Day, the week on the calendar during which we all wish the fall art season would hurry up and start so that we can have new exhibitions to look at and to think about. So in an effort to help you be ready for the big autumn shows, all week MANPodcast.com will feature programs that prepare you for what’s coming up over the next few weeks and months.
First up: The great Robert Irwin! In the spring, Irwin showed new work in the first of a two-part exhibition at New York’s Pace Gallery. The second part opens at both of Pace’s NYC locations — uptown and in Chelsea — on September 6. In its announcement of the shows, the gallery also released word that Irwin is working on a commissioned, permanent installation for Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
Irwin, who turns 85 just after the Pace shows open, was the guest on Episode No. 26 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast. Irwin doesn’t give a ton of interviews, but after talking with him I wondered why not: He was smart, energetic, witty and reflective about work from throughout his career.
Image: Robert Irwin, 1° 2° 3° 4° (detail), (1997). Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. A ‘NYC version’ of this piece will be on view at Pace’s 57th Street location in September.