Episode No. 296 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Matthew Affron and artist Andrea Chung.
Matthew Affron, a curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is one of the co-curators of “Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950,” which is on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston through October 1. The exhibition chronicles the history of Mexican modernism at the beginning of the twentieth century and the social, political, and cultural forces that shaped it. Among other critical plaudits, MAN Podcast host Tyler Green named it to his 2016 top ten list.
The curatorial team for the exhibition includes Renato González Mello, Director of the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Dafne Cruz Porchini, a post-doctoral researcher at the Colegio de México in Mexico City; and Philadelphia Museum of Art curator Mark A. Castro.
For images of the José Clemento Orozco Dartmouth mural The Epic of American Civilization (1932-34), see Dartmouth’s Digital Orozco website.
On the second segment, Andrea Chung discusses an exhibition of her work titled “You Broke the Ocean in Half to be Here,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Curated by Jill Dawsey, the exhibition is on view at MCASD’s downtown location through August 20. Chung’s work, including an installation she’s planning for the forthcoming Prospect ennial, explores the legacies of migration and colonialism in the Caribbean.
Air date: July 6, 2017.