Episode No. 135 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Luis Pérez-Oramas and artist Eva Struble.
The first segment spotlights Brazilian artist Lygia Clark and the Museum of Modern Art, New York retrospective of her work titled, “Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1949 to 1988.” It’s on view through August 24. The exhibition catalogue was published by MoMA.
The show includes nearly 300 works dating from the late 1940s through the early 1980s, including drawings, paintings, sculptures and Clark’s late participatory works. It looks at Clark’s paintings, her hands-on sculptures and her so-called abandonment of art.
The show was curated by Connie Butler, who is now the chief curator at the Hammer Museum and Luis Pérez-Oramas, this week’s first guest. Pérez-Oramas was the curator of the last Sao Paulo International Biennial. His recent MoMA exhibitions have included “Tangled Alphabets: Leon Ferrari and Mira Schendel” and “Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings.”
The second segment features painter Eva Struble, Her work is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s downtown Jacobs Building through June 22 in “Eva Struble: Produce.” Her paintings are landscapes rooted in research into California’s migrant agricultural labor sector.
Air date: June 5, 2014.