Episode No. 23 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features Vanity Fair architecture critic Paul Goldberger and artist Sarah Morris.
The American Institute of Architects has declared this National Architecture Week. The Modern Art Notes Podcast is celebrating by focusing on the intersection of architecture and art.
Earlier this month Goldberger moved to Vanity Fair from The New Yorker, where he had been the magazine’s architecture critic since 1997. Before that he was the architecture critic at The New York Times, where he won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1984. He’s the author of numerous books, including “Why Architecture Matters,” which was published by Yale University Press. He’s currently working on a biography of architect Frank Gehry that will be published by Alfred A. Knopf.
The second segment features Sarah Morris, whose 2010 film installation Points on a Line is on view now at the Wexner Center for the Arts. It was recently acquired by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Points on a Line examines Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and Philip Johnson’s Glass House and considers their relationships to each other and to other projects by Mies and Johnson. It was commissioned by the Philip Johnson Glass House, which is operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. An excerpt from Points on a Line is available at Morris’s Vimeo page.
Air date: April 12, 2012.