Episode No. 267 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Pipilotti Rist and author and historian Mark Speltz.
The New Museum in New York is presenting “Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest,” Rist’s first New York survey. The show spans Rist’s career, from her 1980s single-channel videos to the large environments she has created more recently. The exhibition is curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Margot Norton and Helga Christoffersen, all of the New Museum, and is on view through January 15, 2017. The exhibition catalogue was published by Phaidon. Amazon offers it for $80.
Rist, who is based in Zurich, has been the subject of many single-artist museum exhibitions, especially in the last half-decade. Among the museums to give her shows are the Kunsthaus Zurich, the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, the Hayward in London, the Wexner in Columbus, MoMA in New York and the Pompidou Center in Paris.
On the second segment, Mark Speltz discusses his new book “North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South.” The book focuses on the civil rights-era history of northern and western states between 1938 and 1975, especially through over 100 pictures taken in more than 25 cities. It includes a forward by Timothy Potts, a preface by Deborah Willis and was published by Getty Publications. Speltz is a senior historian at American Girl in Madison, Wis. The Getty sells the book for $35.
Air date: December 15, 2016.