Episode No. 13 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Mark Handforth, and curator and historian Sofía Sanabrais.
Handforth’s work is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami in the survey exhibition, “Mark Handforth: Rolling Stop.” It is on view through Feb. 19 and is accompanied by a handsome catalogue. (The catalogue Q&A between Handforth and Tom Eccles, the executive director of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, is particularly good.)
Handforth’s work has been exhibited all over the world, including this past summer at the MCA Chicago and before that at the Hirshhorn, the Whitney, theDallas Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hammer, in New York’s Central Park and in France, Norway, Ireland and Switzerland. A Brit who came to the United States and immediately found himself awed by our urban and freeway infrastructures, his work is big, often funny, and is thoroughly informed by an outsider’s experience of America.
In the second segment, LACMA curator Sofía Sanabrais and discusses the seemingly unlikely story of how exactly Japanese screen painting came to influence Mexican painters during the Spanish colonial period. Sanabrais wrote her PhD dissertation on the subject and contributed to “Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World,” a recent LACMA exhibition. That exhibition opens at the Museo Nacional de Historia in Mexico City this summer.
Air date: Feb. 2, 2012.