Episode No. 264 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a Thanksgiving clips episode featuring artist Richard Misrach. It previously aired in May, 2016.
Misrach’s “Border Cantos,” a book and exhibition on which he has collaborated with Mexican composer and performer Guillermo Galindo, is on view at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth through December 31.
Since 2004, and especially since 2009, Misrach has been making pictures along the 2,000-mile-long United States border with Mexico, the latest investigation of American deserts that make up what Misrach calls his Desert Cantos series. As Misrach Si4traveled the borderlands, he accumulated discarded objects such as water bottles, backpacks, clothing and shotgun shells and turned them over to Galindo, who made that material into instruments and who then performed on them. The book, “Border Cantos,” was published by Aperture. Amazon offers it for $45, a forty percent discount.
For images of work discussed on the program are here.
Air date: November 24, 2016.