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.