Episode No. 113 features curators Catherine Hess and Paula Nuttall, and artist Scott Hocking.
The program considers The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Gardens exhibition “Face to Face: Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting.” The exhibition demonstrates how ideas about painting traveled from northern Europe to southern Europe during the 15th-century and how Flemish innovations worked their way into Florentine art. The exhibition is on view at the Huntington through January 13.
Each of the show’s curators, Catherine Hess and Paula Nuttall, discuss the exhibition. Hess is the chief curator of European art at the Huntington. Nuttall is the author of “From Flanders to Florence: The Impact of Netherlandish Painting, 1400–1500” (2004, Yale University Press), which tracked the impact of northern European painting on Italian art.
On the second segment, artist Scott Hocking discusses his interest in America’s industrial might. Hocking’s work is included in two current exhibitions: “The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and in a show of Detroit-based artists in residence at Pittsburgh’s Mattress Factory. Hocking has exhibited at the Venice architecture biennial, Kunsthalle Wien, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and at The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands. He received a 2011 Kresge fellowship.
Air date: Jan. 2, 2014.