This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Michael Snow, one of the greatest and most influential artists and filmmakers of the last half-century.
This is Michael Snow’s 1970 photographic installation Crouch, Leap, Land from the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. It’s installed at about chest height so that a viewer has to crouch down and look up to have this view. Crouch is a particularly dramatic example of Snow’s interest in playing with the picture plane, one of the subjects that Snow and MAN Podcast host Tyler Green discuss on this week’s show.
Over the last 45 years Snow has made not just groundbreaking films, but also important paintings, photographs and sculpture. In those works he’s been particularly interested in the contradictions in sight and reality, in the materiality of artworks and in when the representation of an object in an artwork becomes its own object.
See more images of art discussed on this week’s program.