No. 206: Emily Braun, Abby Subak

Episode No. 206 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator and historian Emily Braun and art administrator Abby Subak.

Braun is the curator of “Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting,” a retrospective of the artist’s career at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Burri, who was trained as a medical doctor, was a leader of a generation of Italian artists who emerged in the wake of World War II. This is the first survey of his work in the United States in 40 years. It’s on view through January 6, 2016. The exhibition’s tremendous catalogue was published by the Guggenheim.

Braun is a distinguished professor at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of “Mario Sironi and Italian Modernism: Art and Politics under Fascism,” which was published in 2000 by Cambridge University Press.

On the second segment, Arts Gowanus executive director Abby Subak discusses this weekend’s Gowanus Open Studios. At a time when art fairs, essentially mobilized shopping malls of luxury goods, focus on commodifying art, events that open artists’ studios to an interested public are increasingly popular.

Air date: October 14, 2015.

Alberto Burri, Nero 1 (Black 1), 1948.

Alberto Burri, Nero 1 (Black 1), 1948.

Alberto Burri, Catrame 2 (Tar 2), 1949.

Alberto Burri, Catrame 2 (Tar 2), 1949.

Alberto Burri, Grande bianco (Large White), 1952.

Alberto Burri, Grande bianco (Large White), 1952.

Alberto Burri, Lo strappo (The Rip), 1952.

Alberto Burri, Lo strappo (The Rip), 1952.

Alberto Burri, Sacco e oro (Sack and Gold), 1953.

Alberto Burri, Sacco e oro (Sack and Gold), 1953.

Alberto Burri, Nero bianco e sacco (Black White and Sack), ca. 1954.

Alberto Burri, Nero bianco e sacco (Black White and Sack), ca. 1954.

Alberto Burri, Legno e bianco I (Wood and White I), 1956.

Alberto Burri, Legno e bianco I (Wood and White I), 1956.

Alberto Burri, Combustione legno (Wood Combustion), 1957.

Alberto Burri, Combustione legno (Wood Combustion), 1957.

Alberto Burri, Grande ferro M 4 (Large Iron M 4), 1959.

Alberto Burri, Grande ferro M 4 (Large Iron M 4), 1959.

Alberto Burri, Sacco e rosso (Sack and Red), ca. 1959.

Alberto Burri, Sacco e rosso (Sack and Red), ca. 1959.

Alberto Burri, Ferro SP (Iron SP), 1961.

Alberto Burri, Ferro SP (Iron SP), 1961.

Alberto Burri, Rosso plastica (Red Plastic), 1961.

Alberto Burri, Rosso plastica (Red Plastic), 1961.

Alberto Burri, Grande bianco plastica (Large White Plastic), 1964.

Alberto Burri, Grande bianco plastica (Large White Plastic), 1964.

Alberto Burri, Grande cretto nero (Large Black Cretto), 1977.

Alberto Burri, Grande cretto nero (Large Black Cretto), 1977.

Installation view, "Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Installation view, “Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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