No. 278: Kay Rosen, Edme Bouchardon

Episode No. 278 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Kay Rosen and curator Anne-Lise Desmas.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum opens “Kay Rosen: H Is for House,” this weekend. Rosen’s first solo museum exhibition in the northeast in almost 20 years, it is curated by the Aldrich’s Richard Klein. The exhibition will be on view through September 4.

Rosen’s text-based works, presented as wall-drawings, paintings and works on paper, use language, words, humor and two-dimensional forms to explore ideas, histories and contemporary life. Rosen’s work is in the collection . Her museum exhibitions and installations have included projects at the Aspen (Colo.) Art Museum, the University Art Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara, The Drawing Center, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Otis College of Art and Design, the MIT List Visual Arts Center, the MCA Chicago and more.

On the second segment, J. Paul Getty Museum curator Anne-Lise Desmas discusses “Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment.” The exhibition examines the sculpture and drawings of Edme Bouchardon, who worked as the Royal Artist during the eighteenth-century reign of Louis XV. The exhibition, which Desmas co-curated with Edouard Kopp, is on view through April 2. Its excellent exhibition catalogue was published by the Getty. Amazon offers it for $80.

Air date: March 2, 2017.

 

Kay Rosen, Blurred, 2004/15.

Kay Rosen, Blurred, 2004/15.

Kay Rosen, Blurred (billboard version), 2004/15.

Kay Rosen, Blurred (billboard version), 2004/15.

Kay Rosen, Kiss on the Cheek, 2012.

Kay Rosen, Kiss on the Cheek, 2012.

Kay Rosen, "Shelf," from "Room Series," 2001.

Kay Rosen, “Shelf,” from “Room Series,” 2001.

Kay Rosen, Still Life, 1993.

Kay Rosen, Still Life, 1993.

Kay Rosen, "Room TA" from "Room Series," 2001.

Kay Rosen, “Room TA,” from “Room Series,” 2001.

Kay Rosen, If You See Kay..., 1998.

Kay Rosen, If You See Kay…, 1998.

Kay Rosen, Constructed Landscape (Winter), 2013.

Kay Rosen, Constructed Landscape (Winter), 2013.

Kay Rosen, Hi, 1997/2012.

Kay Rosen, Hi, 1997/2012.

Kay Rosen, I Have a Memory of a Dream 2011-1963, 2011.

Kay Rosen, I Have a Memory of a Dream 2011-1963, 2011.

Kay Rosen, I Owe You, 2007.

Kay Rosen, I Owe You, 2007.

Kay Rosen, John Wilkes Booth, 1987.

Kay Rosen, John Wilkes Booth, 1987.

Kay Rosen, Mayhem, 2012.

Kay Rosen, Mayhem, 2012.

Kay Rosen, Bacon Club, Pancakes and Syrup, 2012.

Kay Rosen, Bacon Club, Pancakes and Syrup, 2012.

Kay Rosen, Sundress and Sandals, 2010.

Kay Rosen, Sundress and Sandals, 2010.

Kay Rosen, Seascape, 2008.

Kay Rosen, Seascape, 2008.

Kay Rosen, Various Strata, 1996/98/99.

Kay Rosen, Various Strata, 1996/98/99.

Kay Rosen, This Means War..., 2015.

Kay Rosen, This Means War…, 2015.

Kay Rosen, On Top of Old Smokie (Olive Grove, Red Maple, Nomad's Trail, Buffalo Grass on top of Great Smokie Mountain), installed in "Kay Rosen: Collages 1999-2002," The Drawing Center, New York.

Kay Rosen, On Top of Old Smokie (Olive Grove, Red Maple, Nomad’s Trail, Buffalo Grass on top of Great Smokie Mountain), installed in “Kay Rosen: Collages 1999-2002,” The Drawing Center, New York.

Kay Rosen, Landscape, 2014.

Kay Rosen, Landscape, 2014.

Kay Rosen, Star-Spangled (Banner Yet Wave), 2000.

Kay Rosen, Star-Spangled (Banner Yet Wave), 2000.

Edme Bouchardon, Clement XII Corsini, 1731.

Edme Bouchardon, Clement XII Corsini, 1731.

Edme Bouchardon, Cardinal Melchior de Polignac, 1731.

Edme Bouchardon, Cardinal Melchior de Polignac, 1731.

Edme Bouchardon, Baron Philipp von Stosch, 1727.

Edme Bouchardon, Baron Philipp von Stosch, 1727.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, 1632.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, 1632.

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