In this month’s Modern Painters magazine (for whom I’m the columnist), I examine the recent trend of artists not just making art about topical, even newsy subjects, but presenting publications and books that explicitly place their work in the context of recent science and policy discussions.
One of the books I discuss is the new Richard Misrach-Kate Orff project “Petrochemical America,” a superb art + landscape architecture + design look at the petrochemical industry along Louisiana’s infamous Cancer Alley. The book is published by Aperture. Amazon lists it at $30 off.
Misrach and Orff were the guests on Episode No. 46 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast. To download the program to your PC/mobile device, click here. Subscribe to The Modern Art Notes Podcast via iTunes or RSS. See images of art discussed on the program here.
Image: Richard Misrach, Sugar Cane and Refinery, Mississippi River Corridor, 1998.