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Henri Matisse's cut-outs

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the exhibition of Henri Matisse’s cut-outs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

MoMA’s "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" is the most extensive presentation of Matisse’s cut-outs ever. It was organized by MoMA and the Tate Modern, where it was on view over the spring and summer. MoMA will offer it through February 8, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a stellar catalogue that is particularly rich with documentary photographs taken in and around the places where Matisse worked in cut paper. (It was published in the U.S. by MoMA and is available from Amazon for just $38.) The exhibition was curated by a bi-national team that included Nicholas Cullinan and Flavia Frigeri at the Tate and by MoMA conservator Karl Buchberg, curator Samantha Friedman and this week’s first guest, Jodi Hauptman. 

Hauptman is a senior curator at MoMA. Most recently she has organized exhibitions of Georges Seurat’s drawings and Odilon Redon. 

On the second segment, Washington University-based art historian John Klein, one of America’s top Matisse experts, discusses how Matisse migrated projects from cut-outs to decorative art installations. Klein is just finishing up a book titled “Matisse’s Late Decorations and the Essential Quality of Art,” which will be published by Yale. 

This is a detail of Matisse’s Large Decoration with Masks (Grande Décoration aux Masques) (1953), which is included in the MoMA exhibition. It’s in the collection of the National Gallery of Art (but is not online).

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Henri Matisse's cut-outs

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the exhibition of Henri Matisse’s cut-outs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

MoMA’s "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" is the most extensive presentation of Matisse’s cut-outs ever. It was organized by MoMA and the Tate Modern, where it was on view over the spring and summer. MoMA will offer it through February 8, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a stellar catalogue that is particularly rich with documentary photographs taken in and around the places where Matisse worked in cut paper. (It was published in the U.S. by MoMA and is available from Amazon for just $38.) The exhibition was curated by a bi-national team that included Nicholas Cullinan and Flavia Frigeri at the Tate and by MoMA conservator Karl Buchberg, curator Samantha Friedman and this week’s first guest, Jodi Hauptman. 

Hauptman is a senior curator at MoMA. Most recently she has organized exhibitions of Georges Seurat’s drawings and Odilon Redon. 

On the second segment, Washington University-based art historian John Klein, one of America’s top Matisse experts, discusses how Matisse migrated projects from cut-outs to decorative art installations. Klein is just finishing up a book titled “Matisse’s Late Decorations and the Essential Quality of Art,” which will be published by Yale. 

This is a detail of Matisse’s White Alga on Orange and Red Background (Algue blanche sur fond orange et rouge) (1947), which is included in the MoMA exhibition.

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Henri Matisse's cut-outs

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the exhibition of Henri Matisse’s cut-outs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

MoMA’s "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" is the most extensive presentation of Matisse’s cut-outs ever. It was organized by MoMA and the Tate Modern, where it was on view over the spring and summer. MoMA will offer it through February 8, 2015. The exhibition is accompanied by a stellar catalogue that is particularly rich with documentary photographs taken in and around the places where Matisse worked in cut paper. (It was published in the U.S. by MoMA and is available from Amazon for just $38.) The exhibition was curated by a bi-national team that included Nicholas Cullinan and Flavia Frigeri at the Tate and by MoMA conservator Karl Buchberg, curator Samantha Friedman and this week’s first guest, Jodi Hauptman. 

Hauptman is a senior curator at MoMA. Most recently she has organized exhibitions of Georges Seurat’s drawings and Odilon Redon. 

On the second segment, Washington University-based art historian John Klein, one of America’s top Matisse experts, discusses how Matisse migrated projects from cut-outs to decorative art installations. Klein is just finishing up a book titled “Matisse’s Late Decorations and the Essential Quality of Art,” which will be published by Yale. 

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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Alyson Shotz, Alessandra Comini on Schiele

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Alyson Shotz and curator and historian Alessandra Comini. 

Alyson Shotz is the subject of three exhibitions this season. The Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY is presenting "Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature." The exhibition features several new and site-specific works, including a major wall drawing and a new sculpture called Lemniscate. The Wellin project was curated by Tracy L. Adler, and will be on view through April 5, 2015 before traveling to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston.

Meanwhile, in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, Shotz is showing more new work in two more shows, one at Derek Eller Gallery and the other at the Carolina Nitsch Project Room. The show at Derek Eller is called "Time Lapse." It opened on October 10 and it’ll be on view through November 8. "Topographic Iterations" will be at Carolina Nitsch through November 15. 

This is a detail of Shotz’s Standing Wave (2010), which she made for the Wexner Center for the Arts. See more images of Standing Wave here. She and host Tyler Green discuss it and Shotz’s use of dichroic film on this week’s program. 

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Alyson Shotz, Alessandra Comini on Schiele

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Alyson Shotz and curator and historian Alessandra Comini. 

Alyson Shotz is the subject of three exhibitions this season. The Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY is presenting "Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature." The exhibition features several new and site-specific works, including a major wall drawing and a new sculpture called Lemniscate. The Wellin project was curated by Tracy L. Adler, and will be on view through April 5, 2015 before traveling to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston.

Meanwhile, in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, Shotz is showing more new work in two more shows, one at Derek Eller Gallery and the other at the Carolina Nitsch Project Room. The show at Derek Eller is called "Time Lapse." It opens on October 10 and it’ll be on view through November 8. "Topographic Iterations" will be at Carolina Nitsch through November 15. 

This is Shotz’s Helix (2009), which she and host Tyler Green discuss on this week’s program. 

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Alyson Shotz and curator and historian Alessandra Comini. 

Alyson Shotz is the subject of three exhibitions this season. The Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY is presenting "Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature." The exhibition features several new and site-specific works, including a major wall drawing and a new sculpture called Lemniscate. The Wellin project was curated by Tracy L. Adler, and will be on view through April 5, 2015 before traveling to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston.

Meanwhile, in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, Shotz is showing more new work in two more shows, one at Derek Eller Gallery and the other at the Carolina Nitsch Project Room. The show at Derek Eller is called ”Time Lapse.” It opens on October 10 and it’ll be on view through November 8. "Topographic Iterations" will be at Carolina Nitsch through November 15. 

This are Shotz’s Topographic Iterations I, III and VI (2005), which she and host Tyler Green discuss on this week’s program. Carolina Nitsch describes them as: 

[A] high resolution photograph taken of a crumpled piece of white Japanese Masa paper, which is then printed on another sheet of Masa paper at the same scale, and then crumpled once more. The final object is an edition of 6 unique variants resulting in an interaction of printed (replicated) crumples and real crumples. Through this process, each print becomes its own unique work, extending from the wall like an abstracted topographic map. 

The 2014 MAN Podcast listener survey: Each fall we conduct a listener survey in an effort to learn a little bit more about our audience. Please help keep the MAN Podcast free to download by filling out this year’s survey. We need about 50 more responses. It shouldn’t take much more than three or four minutes, and it helps us out a lot. Thanks. 

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Alyson Shotz, Alessandra Comini on Schiele

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Alyson Shotz and curator and historian Alessandra Comini. 

Alyson Shotz is the subject of three exhibitions this season. The Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY is presenting "Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature." The exhibition features several new and site-specific works, including a major wall drawing and a new sculpture called Lemniscate. The Wellin project was curated by Tracy L. Adler, and will be on view through April 5, 2015 before traveling to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston.

Meanwhile, in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, Shotz is showing more new work in two more shows, one at Derek Eller Gallery and the other at the Carolina Nitsch Project Room. The show at Derek Eller is called "Time Lapse." It opens on October 10 and it’ll be on view through November 8. "Topographic Iterations" will be at Carolina Nitsch through November 15. 

This is Shotz’s Mirror Fence (2003), which she and host Tyler Green discuss on this week’s program. It’s at Storm King Art Center. See more of the work here.

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Alyson Shotz, Alessandra Comini on Schiele

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Alyson Shotz and curator and historian Alessandra Comini. 

Alyson Shotz is the subject of three exhibitions this season. The Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY is presenting "Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature." The exhibition features several new and site-specific works, including a major wall drawing and a new sculpture called Lemniscate. The Wellin project was curated by Tracy L. Adler, and will be on view through April 5, 2015 before traveling to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston.

Meanwhile, in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, Shotz is showing more new work in two more shows, one at Derek Eller Gallery and the other at the Carolina Nitsch Project Room. The show at Derek Eller is called ”Time Lapse.” It opens on October 10 and it’ll be on view through November 8. "Topographic Iterations" will be at Carolina Nitsch through November 15. 

This is Shotz’s Angle of Incidence (2010) at the Ohio University Academic and Research Center.

On the second segment, Alessandra Comini discusses early twentieth -century Vienna and her Neue Galerie exhibition "Egon Schiele: Portraits." The show is on view in New York through January 19. The catalogue, published by Prestel, is the latest in a long line of exceptional Neue Galerie publications. 

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Sheila Hicks

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Sheila Hicks.  

This week the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston opened "Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present." The exhibition, curated by Jenelle Porter, examines abstraction in fiber-based art from the mid-twentieth century to the present. The show includes 50 works by 34 artists. It’ll be on view in Boston through January 4, 2015. 

In the excellent catalogue, which was published by Prestel, Porter says, “Few artists have played as significant a role in the development of postwar fiber art as Sheila Hicks, and yet, to define her solely in relation to this medium would greatly undervalue her contribution to twentieth-century sculpture.” Hicks’ many exhibition credits include major exhibitions at the Stedelijk and at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, and, most recently, a 2011 retrospective organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art and curated by Joan Simon and Susan Faxon. (Porter coordinated the ICA Philadelphia installation of that show.) 

Hicks isn’t just a star of “Fiber.” Hicks recently completed conservation work on one of her most significant pieces, a 1966-67 commission for the Ford Foundation headquarters in New York. And The Drawing Center’s "Thread Lines" exhibition, which was curated by Joanna Kleinberg Romanow and is on view through Dec. 14, features Hicks’ work as well.

The image above is Hicks’ Wow Bush/ Turmoil in Full Bloom (1977) from the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Sheila Hicks

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Sheila Hicks.  

This week the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston opened "Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present." The exhibition, curated by Jenelle Porter, examines abstraction in fiber-based art from the mid-twentieth century to the present. The show includes 50 works by 34 artists. It’ll be on view in Boston through January 4, 2015. 

In the excellent catalogue, which was published by Prestel, Porter says, “Few artists have played as significant a role in the development of postwar fiber art as Sheila Hicks, and yet, to define her solely in relation to this medium would greatly undervalue her contribution to twentieth-century sculpture.” Hicks’ many exhibition credits include major exhibitions at the Stedelijk and at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, and, most recently, a 2011 retrospective organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art and curated by Joan Simon and Susan Faxon. (Porter coordinated the ICA Philadelphia installation of that show.) 

Hicks isn’t just a star of “Fiber.” Hicks recently completed conservation work on one of her most significant pieces, a 1966-67 commission for the Ford Foundation headquarters in New York. And The Drawing Center’s "Thread Lines" exhibition, which was curated by Joanna Kleinberg Romanow and is on view through Dec. 14, features Hicks’ work as well.

The image above is Hicks’ Squiggle (1962-63).

The 2014 MAN Podcast listener survey: Each fall we conduct a listener survey in an effort to learn a little bit more about our audience. Please help keep the MAN Podcast free to download by filling out this year’s survey. We need about 75 more responses. It shouldn’t take much more than three or four minutes, and it helps us out a lot. Thanks. 

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