Episode No. 106 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Erwin Redl and curator John Marciari.
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 his trademark use of LEDs. 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.
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.
On the second segment, art historian John Marciari discusses “Francesco Vanni: Art in Late Renaissance Sienna,” which is on view at the Yale University Art Gallery through January 5, 2014 . Marciari co-curated the exhibition with YUAG’s Suzanne Boorsch. “Vanni” is accompanied by an excellent catalogue published by the Yale University Press. Vanni was Siena’s most important artist at the turn of the 17th century and a key figure in Counter-Reformation painting. This is the first monographic Vanni exhibition. It was motivated by YUAG’s 2003 acquisition of a major Vanni, The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, known as the Madonna della Pappa (ca. 1599).
As Marciari and host Tyler Green discuss, Vanni’s work is closely related to the painting of Federico Barocci, who happens to be the subject of the last major American monographic Old Master exhibition. The St. Louis Art Museum presented “Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master” in 2012 and the exhibition traveled to London’s National Gallery earlier this year. “Barocci” curator Judith Mann discussed her exhibition on Episode No. 59 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast. The Mann/Barocci segment begins at 45:00, and is marked in the file here.
Air date: Nov. 14, 2013.