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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights two exhibitions that address Robert Smithson’s interest in specific places: The Dallas Museum of Art is showing "Robert Smithson in Texas," which explores work Smithson made and planned in Texas, including the 1966-67 Dallas-Fort Worth airport project and Amarillo Ramp. It’s on view through April 27. On February 23, the Montclair Art Museum will open "Robert Smithson’s New Jersey," which will examine how Smithson’s experience of his home state informed his work.

The guests are Leigh Arnold, who organized Dallas’ exhibition, and Phyllis Tuchman, who co-curated the Montclair show with Gail Stavitsky. The program was taped in front of a live audience at the Dallas Museum of Art.

The image above is Smithson’s Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport Layout Plan: Wandering Earth Mounds and Gravel Paths (1966), and a detail from the drawing. This is one of the ideas Smithson presented to the architecture firm that hired him to come up with ideas for what would become DFW airport. As you can see, one of Smithson’s suggestions was to create areas of topographical difference — “wandering earth mounds” — throughout the airport property, mounds broken up by only  runways and taxiways. This drawing is included in “Robert Smithson in Texas” at the DMA.

Arnold is a curatorial fellow at the Nasher Sculpture Center. She has previously held the position of research fellow at the DMA for the special project, DallasSITES:"Charting Contemporary Art, 1963 to Present." Arnold is a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas where she is writing on Robert Smithson’s relationship to Texas.

Tuchman is an art historian and critic. She has written for Artforum, Art in America, and for numerous other publications. She has taught at Williams College and Hunter College, and has written monographs on artists such as George Segal and Anthony Caro.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Erwin Redl. The Toledo Museum of Art is exhibiting Redl’s newest work, Floating, In Silence (2013) in its SANAA-designed Glass Pavilion. Redl developed Floating, In Silence as a resident artist in the TMA’s Guest Artist Pavilion Project. It is the first work he’s made that does not include rely upon electricity. While the work is installed out of doors and as a result there is no set close-of-exhibition date, it should be on view through next summer.

The two images above show the way in which Redl uses Floating to play with the idea of overlapping grids, a subject he and MAN Podcast host Tyler Green discuss on this week’s program. Click on the images above to expand them.

Redl was born in Austria, came to the United States on a Fulbright and now lives and works in Bowling Green, Ohio. He’s exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, including at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, in the Whitney Biennial, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, where he was in residence in 2003. Thorough documentation of Redl’s work is available on his website.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Erwin Redl. The Toledo Museum of Art is exhibiting Redl’s newest work, Floating, In Silence (2013) in its SANAA-designed Glass Pavilion. Redl developed Floating, In Silence as a resident artist in the TMA’s Guest Artist Pavilion Project.

This is a detail from one of Redl’s photos of Fetch, his 2010 installation at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University in Columbus. For that commission, Redl transformed architect Peter Eisenman’s building into an LED-powered sculpture. It’s pretty amazing, even trippy.

Redl was born in Austria, came to the United States on a Fulbright and now lives and works in Bowling Green, Ohio. He’s exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, including at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, in the Whitney Biennial, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, where he was in residence in 2003. Thorough documentation of Redl’s work is available on his website.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Erwin Redl. The Toledo Museum of Art is exhibiting Redl’s newest work, Floating, In Silence (2013) in its SANAA-designed Glass Pavilion. Redl developed Floating, In Silence as a resident artist in the TMA’s Guest Artist Pavilion Project.

This is a short video of Redl’s 2010 installation at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University in Columbus. For that commission, Redl transformed architect Peter Eisenman’s building into an LED-powered sculpture. It’s pretty amazing, even trippy.

Redl was born in Austria, came to the United States on a Fulbright and now lives and works in Bowling Green, Ohio. He’s exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, including at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, in the Whitney Biennial, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, where he was in residence in 2003. Thorough documentation of Redl’s work is available on his website.

How to listen: Download the show to your PC/mobile device. Subscribe to The MAN Podcast at: 


This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Erwin Redl. The Toledo Museum of Art is exhibiting Redl’s newest work, Floating, In Silence (2013) in its SANAA-designed Glass Pavilion. Redl developed Floating, In Silence as a resident artist in the TMA’s Guest Artist Pavilion Project. It is the first work he’s made that does not include rely upon electricity. While the work is installed out of doors and as a result there is no set close-of-exhibition date, it should be on view through next summer. Click on the images above to expand them.

Redl was born in Austria, came to the United States on a Fulbright and now lives and works in Bowling Green, Ohio. He’s exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, including at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, in the Whitney Biennial, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, where he was in residence in 2003. Thorough documentation of Redl’s work is available on his website.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Jason Middlebrook and art historian David Anfam.

This summer MASS MoCA is presenting the exhibition "Jason Middlebrook: My Landscape." Curated by Susan Cross, it will be on view through April 7, 2014. The show continues Middlebrook’s examination of the intersection between the man-built environment and nature, especially the incursion of one into what seems to be the domain of the other. The show includes a hanging, Fallingwater-recalling mobile made from discarded material and many of his painted planks, which juxtapose abstract natural forms against painted abstractions.

This is a detail from Jason Middlebrook’s Falling Water (2013), which he created for his ongoing exhibition at MASS MoCA. See more pictures from the work here.

On the second half of the show, art historian David Anfam returns to talk about "Memory, Myth and Magic," his latest installation at the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver. It’s on view through September 29. According to the CSM, the exhibition “explores these currents of imagery and ideas that surge through Still’s figurative and abstract compositions.” As with pretty much every CSM show, it presents never-before-seen Stills, helping to give us a more complete idea of the artist’s oeuvre. 

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Jason Middlebrook and art historian David Anfam.

The first two pictures here show Middlebrook’s Falling Water (2013), on view now at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. This summer MASS MoCA is presenting the exhibition "Jason Middlebrook: My Landscape." Curated by Susan Cross, it will be on view through April 7, 2014. The show continues Middlebrook’s examination of the intersection between the man-built environment and nature, especially the incursion of one into what seems to be the domain of the other. 

On this week’s MAN Podcast, Middlebrook and host Tyler Green discuss Falling Water, how Middlebrook made it, what it’s made of and its relationship to both Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater (third picture via Flickr user kevinq2000) and a piece Middlebrook made for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in 2010 (bottom picture). See more images of the MCA Chicago installation at the bottom of this page.

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Luisa Lambri. Her work is in several shows on view across the country, including "Looking Out and Looking In: A Selection of Contemporary Photography" at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and "When Attitudes Became Forms Become Attitudes," a Jens Hoffman-curated exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

Lambri is best known for photographs of and from the interiors of homes, pictures that use architecture to reveal light, space, detail and that refer to Lambri’s favorite bits of art history. 

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Image Luisa Lambri, Untitled (De La Warr Pavilion, #02) (detail), 2007.


This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Luisa Lambri. Her work is in several shows on view across the country, including "Looking Out and Looking In: A Selection of Contemporary Photography" at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and "When Attitudes Became Forms Become Attitudes," a Jens Hoffman-curated exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

Lambri is best known for photographs of and from the interiors of homes, pictures that use architecture to reveal light, space, detail and that refer to Lambri’s favorite bits of art history. This picture is a detail from a photograph Lambri took at the Barragan House in Mexico City, the home of architect Luis Barragan. 

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Image Luisa Lambri, Untitled (Barragan House #13) (detail), 2005.


This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Luisa Lambri. Her work is in several shows on view across the country, including "Looking Out and Looking In: A Selection of Contemporary Photography" at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and "When Attitudes Became Forms Become Attitudes," a Jens Hoffman-curated exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

Lambri is best known for photographs of and from the interiors of homes, pictures that use architecture to reveal light, space, detail and that refer to Lambri’s favorite bits of art history. This picture is a detail from a photograph Lambri took at the Barragan House in Mexico City, the home of architect Luis Barragan. 

To listen: Download the show to your PC/mobile device. Subscribe to The Modern Art Notes Podcast via iTunesSoundCloud or RSS. See more images of artworks discussed on the show.

Image Luisa Lambri, Untitled (Barragan House #32) (detail), 2005.