No. 221: Lisa Oppenheim, Valerie Fletcher

Episode No. 221 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Lisa Oppenheim and curator Valerie Fletcher.

Lisa Oppenheim, whose work examines the surprisingly rich place where the physicality of photographs, photographic history and the archive intersect, is included in “Photo-Poetics: An Anthology” at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. The exhibition, which was curated by Jennifer Blessing and runs through March 23, examines how ten artists use conceptualism-derived ideas to explore studio-based, often still-life and histororically rooted photography. The exhibition’s catalogue was published by the Guggenheim.

Oppenheim’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions all over the world, including at the FRAC in Champagne-Ardenne and at the Kunstverein in Hamburg. For several years now she’s been in seemingly every group exhibition that includes photography, including Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography at the Getty and the 2013 New Photography exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

On the second segment, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden curator Valerie Fletcher discusses “Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York,” which is on view through February 15. The exhibition examines the history of surrealist sculpture starting with its Dada roots and continuing through the work of David Smith and Alexander Calder in New York. The show revises the usual view of surrealist sculpture as rooted mostly in the assemblage of found objects to present a much broader arc of surrealist object-making. The exhibition’s excellent catalogue was published by Delmonico Prestel.

Air date: January 28, 2016.

Lisa Oppenheim, Landscape Portraits (Some North American Trees), 2014.

Lisa Oppenheim, Landscape Portraits (Some North American Trees), 2014.

Installation view of Lisa Oppenheim, Lunagrams, 2010.

Installation view of Lisa Oppenheim, Lunagrams, 2010.

Lisa Oppenheim, Heliograms 1876/2011 (detail), 2011.

Lisa Oppenheim, Heliograms 1876/2011 (detail), 2011.

Lisa Oppenheim, Lunagrams (Ann Craven) 08, 2015.

Lisa Oppenheim, Lunagrams (Ann Craven) 08, 2015.

Lisa Oppenheim, Lunagrams (Ann Craven) 10, 2015.

Lisa Oppenheim, Lunagrams (Ann Craven) 10, 2015.

Lisa Oppenheim, Lunagrams (Ann Craven) 11, 2015.

Lisa Oppenheim, Lunagrams (Ann Craven) 11, 2015.

Lisa Oppenheim, Lunagrams (Ann Craven) 17, 2015.

Lisa Oppenheim, Lunagrams (Ann Craven) 17, 2015.

Lisa Oppenheim, Man holding large camera photographing a cataclysmic event, possibly a volcano erupting. 1908/2012 (Version XIII), 2012.

Lisa Oppenheim, Man holding large camera photographing a cataclysmic event, possibly a volcano erupting. 1908/2012 (Version XIII), 2012.

Lisa Oppenheim, A sequence in which a protester throws back a smoke bomb while clashing with police in Ferguson, Missouri. 2014/2015 (Version I), 2015.

Lisa Oppenheim, A sequence in which a protester throws back a smoke bomb while clashing with police in Ferguson, Missouri. 2014/2015 (Version I), 2015.

Lisa Oppenheim, The Sun is Always Setting Somewhere Else, 2006. [Installation is a slide projection of 15 35mm slides in a continuous loop.]

Lisa Oppenheim, The Sun is Always Setting Somewhere Else, 2006. [Installation is a slide projection of 15 35mm slides in a continuous loop.]

Lisa Oppenheim, The Sun is Always Setting Somewhere Else, 2006. [Installation is a slide projection of 15 35mm slides in a continuous loop.]

Lisa Oppenheim, The Sun is Always Setting Somewhere Else, 2006. [Installation is a slide projection of 15 35mm slides in a continuous loop.]

Lisa Oppenheim, Leisure Work (Version II), 2012.

Lisa Oppenheim, Leisure Work (Version II), 2012.

Lisa Oppenheim, Killed Negatives, After Walker Evans, 2015.

Lisa Oppenheim, Killed Negatives, After Walker Evans, 2015.

Lisa Oppenheim, Killed Negatives, After Walker Evans, 2015.

Lisa Oppenheim, Killed Negatives, After Walker Evans, 2015.

Man Ray, Surrealist Exhibition Galerie Pierre Colle, Paris, 1933, 1933.

Man Ray, Surrealist Exhibition Galerie Pierre Colle, Paris, 1933, 1933.

Alberto Giacometti, Suspended Ball, 1930-31.

Alberto Giacometti, Suspended Ball, 1930-31.

Alberto Giacometti, Spoon Woman, 1926.

Alberto Giacometti, Spoon Woman, 1926.

Alberto Giacometti, Woman with Her Throat Cut, 1932.

Alberto Giacometti, Woman with Her Throat Cut, 1932.

Dora Maar, Untitled (Hand-Shell), 1934.

Dora Maar, Untitled (Hand-Shell), 1934.

Claude Cahun, Untitled, 1936.

Claude Cahun, Untitled, 1936.

David Smith, Agricola I, 1951-52.

David Smith, Agricola I, 1951-52.

David Smith, Spectre Riding a Headless Horse, 1951-52.

David Smith, Spectre Riding a Headless Horse, 1951-52.

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