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Hans Haacke

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Hans Haacke.

Haacke’s work is included in two ongoing exhibitions: "Art of Its Own Making," which is on view at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts through August 20, and "Moving Parts: Time and Motion in Contemporary Art" at the Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis, which is up through August 31. “Art of Its Own Making,” which explores the way artworks evolve in response to their surroundings and interactions with viewers, was curated by Gretchen Wagner. “Moving Parts” was organized by Meredith Malone. Both exhibition feature ‘condendation’ works that Haacke made in the 1960s.

Haacke was recently awarded the Fourth Plinth commission for London’s Trafalgar Square. Haacke’s Gift Horse (2013) will go on view in 2015.

On this week’s program Haacke and host Tyler Green reference this catalogue for the 1969 “Earth Art” exhibition at the Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art at Cornell University.

The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. The program is edited by Wilson Butterworth. The MAN Podcast is released under this Creative Commons license. Special thanks to Kristen Hileman and to Paul Jackson and the rest of the communications team at the Museum of Modern Art, New York for their assistance with this week’s program.

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Sigmar Polke

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights "Alibis: Sigmar Polke, 1963-2010" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition is in member previews now, opens to the public on April 19 and will remain on view through August 3. The exhibition’s catalogue was published by MoMA.

Joining the program to discuss the exhibition is Kathy Halbreich, who curated “Alibis.” Halbreich is MoMA’s associate director and the former director of the Walker Art Center. Her last exhibition before “Alibis” was a 2010 installation of contemporary art from MoMA’s collection that was co-curated with Christophe Cherix.

The image above is a detail from Polke’s Supermarkets (1976), which Halbreich and host Tyler Green discuss on this week’s program.

On the second segment, Olaf Peters discusses "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937," which is on view through June 30. Peters is a professor at the Peters is a professor at the Institute for Art History and Archaeology in Europe at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg. He curated “Degenerate Art” and edited its excellent exhibition catalogue, which was published by Prestel.

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On the second segment, Olaf Peters discusses "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937," which is on view through June 30. Peters is a professor at the Peters is a professor at the Institute for Art History and Archaeology in Europe at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg. He curated “Degenerate Art” and edited its excellent exhibition catalogue, which was published by Prestel.
This is Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s 1934-37 self-portrait. Kirchner made the painting in 1934, and then modified it in 1937, the year of the Nazis’ “Degenerate Art” exhibition. Kirchner committed suicide in 1938. Peters and MAN Podcast host Tyler Green discussed this painting at length on this week’s program.
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On the second segment, Olaf Peters discusses "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937," which is on view through June 30. Peters is a professor at the Peters is a professor at the Institute for Art History and Archaeology in Europe at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg. He curated “Degenerate Art” and edited its excellent exhibition catalogue, which was published by Prestel.

This is Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s 1934-37 self-portrait. Kirchner made the painting in 1934, and then modified it in 1937, the year of the Nazis’ “Degenerate Art” exhibition. Kirchner committed suicide in 1938. Peters and MAN Podcast host Tyler Green discussed this painting at length on this week’s program.

Listen to or download this week’s program above, on SoundCloud (the Peters segment begins at 47:42), via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:


Sigmar Polke

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights "Alibis: Sigmar Polke, 1963-2010" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition is in member previews now, opens to the public on April 19 and will remain on view through August 3. The exhibition’s catalogue was published by MoMA.

Joining the program to discuss the exhibition is Kathy Halbreich, who curated “Alibis.” Halbreich is MoMA’s associate director and the former director of the Walker Art Center. Her last exhibition before “Alibis” was a 2010 installation of contemporary art from MoMA’s collection that was co-curated with Christophe Cherix.

On the second segment, Olaf Peters discusses "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937," which is on view through June 30. Peters is a professor at the Peters is a professor at the Institute for Art History and Archaeology in Europe at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg. He curated “Degenerate Art” and edited its excellent exhibition catalogue, which was published by Prestel.

The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. The program is edited by Wilson Butterworth. The MAN Podcast is released under this Creative Commons license.

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Hans Op de Beeck

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Hans Op de Beeck.

Op de Beeck’s Staging Silence (2) (2013, detail of a still is the image above) just concluded a run at MIT’s List Visual Art Center and opens next at MOCA Cleveland in June. Also in June, the Sammlung Goetz in Munich opens “Hans Op de Beeck,” an overview of Op de Beeck’s work from the last 15 years. Op de Beeck’s work is on view through July 6 at The Baker Museum in Naples, Fla. in "Museum to Scale 1:7."

Op de Beeck has been the subject of dozens of solo shows in the United States, Europe and Asia, including at the Kunstverein Hannover, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Brussels’ ARGOS, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and dozens more.

See Op de Beeck’s work: All of Op de Beeck’s film installations, including Staging Silence (2), are on his website. Eight of them are available at 1080p on his YouTube channel. His Sea of Tranquility (2009), a still from which is above, is viewable in 1080p here.

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Hans Op de Beeck

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Hans Op de Beeck.

Op de Beeck’s Staging Silence (2) (2013) just concluded a run at MIT’s List Visual Art Center and opens next at MOCA Cleveland in June. Also in June, the Sammlung Goetz in Munich opens “Hans Op de Beeck,” an overview of Op de Beeck’s work from the last 15 years. Op de Beeck’s work is on view through July 6 at The Baker Museum in Naples, Fla. in "Museum to Scale 1:7."

Op de Beeck has been the subject of dozens of solo shows in the United States, Europe and Asia, including at the Kunstverein Hannover, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Brussels’ ARGOS, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and dozens more.

Among the works Op de Beeck and MAN Podcast host Tyler Green discuss on this week’s program is Op de Beeck’s installation Location (6) (2008), above.

See Op de Beeck’s work: All of Op de Beeck’s film installations, including Staging Silence (2), are on his website. Eight of them are available at 1080p on his YouTube channel. 

Listen to or download The MAN Podcast featuring Op de Beeck, on SoundCloudvia direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

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Hans Op de Beeck

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Hans Op de Beeck.

Op de Beeck’s Staging Silence (2) (2013, detail of a still is the image above) just concluded a run at MIT’s List Visual Art Center and opens next at MOCA Cleveland in June. Also in June, the Sammlung Goetz in Munich opens “Hans Op de Beeck,” an overview of Op de Beeck’s work from the last 15 years. Op de Beeck’s work is on view through July 6 at The Baker Museum in Naples, Fla. in "Museum to Scale 1:7."

Op de Beeck has been the subject of dozens of solo shows in the United States, Europe and Asia, including at the Kunstverein Hannover, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Brussels’ ARGOS, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and dozens more.

See Op de Beeck’s work: All of Op de Beeck’s film installations, including Staging Silence (2), are on his website. Eight of them are available at 1080p on his YouTube channel. Op de Beeck’s Sea of Tranquility (2009) is on MOCAtv.

On the second segment, Kimbell Art Museum director Eric Lee discusses the Kimbell’s recent acquisition of Jacob van Ruisdael’s Edge of a Forest with a Grainfield, which will go on view at the museum later this month. The painting is considered one of the finest Dutch landscapes in the world.

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Aperture #214: Documentary, Expanded

This week’s Modern Art Notes examines the new Aperture magazine (#214), which explores the growth and evolution of documentary photography.

The guests on this week’s program are:

Hito Steyerl, featured in Aperture #214 e-mailing with Bard professor Thomas Keenan about the role photographs play as a document of something that happened (or may have happened). Steyerl is a Berlin-based artist and filmmaker whose work often examines the mass proliferation of digital images. The Institute of Contemporary Arts London is showing her work in the exhibition “Hito Steyerl,” which runs through April 27. (In association with the exhibition, Steyerl has created a two-part edition for free download. Check it out.)

The image above runs with Steyerl’s conversation with Thomas Keenan. It shows Military police throwing gas bombs at protesters at Sé Church, in São Paulo, Brazil, on June 11, 2013. It was taken by Midia Ninja. Steyerl and MAN Podcast host Tyler Green discuss how images such as this function as a document of a moment — or if they don’t.

Emily Schiffer, whose "See Potential" project is featured in Aperture #214. She has received grants from the Open Society Foundation and the Magnum Foundation. "See Potential" was a project that used documentary photography to address the neglect of Chicago’s traditionally black neighborhoods. Working with Orrin Williams, the founder of the Center for Urban Transformation, Schiffer designed a project that identified community goals and that solicited community feedback on potential changes in those communities. During the program Schiffer mentions the work of Tonika Johnson and Carlos Javier Ortiz.

The image above is a detail of a 2006 picture taken by Dave Jordano, one of the “See Potential” photographers. It’s of Pastor John Anderson, of the New Faith in Christ Revival Center in Chicago and is part of Jordano’s investigation of small South Side churches. See more of his work at the “See Potential” website and at DaveJordano.com.

Teru Kuwayama, who discusses his 2010-11 project “Basetrack” in Aperture #214. Kuwayama has received fellowships from the Hoover Institution, TED, the Dart Center at Columbia University and at Stanford. ”Basetrack” embedded five photographers embed within a Marine battalion in Afghanistan that was focused on counterinsurgency. The project documented the battalion’s work through photography and a specific, targeted use of social media platforms such as Flickr and Facebook. While the project is no longer on line in its original form, it is residually available at FacebookFlickrVimeo and especially at Kuwayama’s Instagram page. See the project "30 Mosques."

Talia Herman, a California-based journalist and photographer. Herman is a graduate of the International Center of Photography’s Documentary and Photojournalism Program and has worked on projects for The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Google and Men’s Journal. Last week Al Jazeera America featured Herman’s work in "Getting By," part of the organization’s ongoing examination of poverty in America. As part of “Getting By,” AJAM asked people living below the federal poverty line to share their stories. Russ Bowers of Guerneville, Calif., wrote in, and AJAM selected his story to tell through his own words and through Herman’s pictures. Herman and host Tyler Green also discussed this image of the California drought. 

Aperture #214: Check out the table of contents for Aperture #214, and purchase a copy for under $20. Subscribe to a full year of the magazine for $75.

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Aperture #214: Documentary, Expanded

This week’s Modern Art Notes examines the new Aperture magazine (#214), which explores the growth and evolution of documentary photography.

The guests on this week’s program are:

Hito Steyerl, featured in Aperture #214 e-mailing with Bard professor Thomas Keenan about the role photographs play as a document of something that happened (or may have happened). Steyerl is a Berlin-based artist and filmmaker whose work often examines the mass proliferation of digital images. The Institute of Contemporary Arts London is showing her work in the exhibition “Hito Steyerl,” which runs through April 27. (In association with the exhibition, Steyerl has created a two-part edition for free download. Check it out.)

Emily Schiffer, whose "See Potential" project is featured in Aperture #214. She has received grants from the Open Society Foundation and the Magnum Foundation. "See Potential" was a project that used documentary photography to address the neglect of Chicago’s traditionally black neighborhoods. Working with Orrin Williams, the founder of the Center for Urban Transformation, Schiffer designed a project that identified community goals and that solicited community feedback on potential changes in those communities. During the program Schiffer mentions the work of Tonika Johnson and Carlos Javier Ortiz.

The image above is a detail of a 2006 picture taken by Dave Jordano, one of the “See Potential” photographers. It’s of Pastor John Anderson, of the New Faith in Christ Revival Center in Chicago and is part of Jordano’s investigation of small South Side churches. See more of his work at the “See Potential” website and at DaveJordano.com.

Teru Kuwayama, who discusses his 2010-11 project “Basetrack” in Aperture #214. Kuwayama has received fellowships from the Hoover Institution, TED, the Dart Center at Columbia University and at Stanford. ”Basetrack” embedded five photographers embed within a Marine battalion in Afghanistan that was focused on counterinsurgency. The project documented the battalion’s work through photography and a specific, targeted use of social media platforms such as Flickr and Facebook. While the project is no longer on line in its original form, it is residually available at FacebookFlickrVimeo and especially at Kuwayama’s Instagram page. See the project "30 Mosques."

Talia Herman, a California-based journalist and photographer. Herman is a graduate of the International Center of Photography’s Documentary and Photojournalism Program and has worked on projects for The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Google and Men’s Journal. Last week Al Jazeera America featured Herman’s work in "Getting By," part of the organization’s ongoing examination of poverty in America. As part of “Getting By,” AJAM asked people living below the federal poverty line to share their stories. Russ Bowers of Guerneville, Calif., wrote in, and AJAM selected his story to tell through his own words and through Herman’s pictures. Herman and host Tyler Green also discussed this image of the California drought. 

Aperture #214: Check out the table of contents for Aperture #214, and purchase a copy for under $20. Subscribe to a full year of the magazine for $75.

Listen to or download The MAN Podcast on SoundCloud, via direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at:

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Barkley L. Hendricks

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Barkley L. Hendricks.

Hendricks is included in the Brooklyn Museum exhibition "Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties," which examines how 66 artists addressed the civil rights struggle in their work. Curated by Teresa Carbone and Kellie Jones, the show is on view through July 6. The exhibition’s handsome catalogue is available from Amazon for under $30.

This is Hendricks’ 1972 Sir Charles, aka Willie Harris, which Hendricks and host Tyler Green discuss on this week’s program. It’s in the collection of the National Gallery of Art and will be included in the forthcoming exhibition "Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction" at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

In 2008 Hendricks was the subject of a major retrospective organized by Trevor Schoonmaker for the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The exhibition traveled to Houston, Philadelphia, New York and Santa Monica.  His work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Tate, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Harvard Art Museums.

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