This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Catherine Yass.

Her large-screen projection Lighthouse (2011) is on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the exhibition “Fluid Motion.” The installation, which will remain on view through June, was curated by Al Miner. Later this year Lighthouse will go on view at the Museum of Modern Art, Vienna. 

These two images both relate to Yass’ 2006 film installation Lock. The picture at top is of a film still from Lock of a ship moving through a lock at China’s Three Gorges Dam. The image below is a view of how Yass installed the work, with one camera pointing in front of the ship, and another pointing behind it. 

Yass’ exhibition credits include a 2011 mid-career retrospective at De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea, England and presentations at Washington’s Phillips Collection, the Stedelijk-Hertogenbosch Museum and the Saint Louis Art Museum. Her work is in the collections of the Tate, The Jewish Museum, New York, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, and the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. She was short-listed for the 2002 Turner Prize.

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