No. 308: “Radical Women,” and “Casanova”

Episode No. 308 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Cecelia Fajardo-Hill and Frederick Ilchman.

Along with Andrea Giunta, Fajardo-Hill is a curator of “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985,” one of the headline shows of the Getty Foundation-funded “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” series of exhibitions. The show is the first survey of art made by women in Latin America and US-born Chicanas and Latinas during the sixties, seventies and early eighties. It includes about 116 artists from 15 countries, including Lygia Pape, Zilia Sánchez and Ana Mendieta.

The show will be at the Hammer through December 31. The catalogue is a strikingly thorough English-language source. It was published by DelMonico Prestel. Amazon offers it for $43.

On the second segment, MFA Boston curator Frederick Ilchman discusses “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe,” a broad look at the over-the-top luxury of European art and decorative arts in the pre-French Revolution decades. It’s on view at the Kimbell Art Museum through December 31. The show is built around the famed Giacomo Casanova, a courtier, lothario and schemester whose memoir provides one of the best insights to an era in which those at the top of society milked their countries for wealth and prestige, leavin little for others. The exhibition was co-curated by Ilchman, the National Gallery’s C.D. Dickerson (who started work on the show while he was at the Kimbell), and the Clark’s Esther Bell. The exhibition catalogue, which was published by the MFA Boston, is one of the best art books of the year. Amazon lists it for $38.

Air date: September 28, 2017.

Isabel Castro, From the series Women under Fire, 1980.

Marta Palau, Ilderda V, 1973.

Johanna Hamann, Barrigas (Bellies), 1979-83.

Ana Victoria Jiménez, From the series Cuademo de tareas (Workbook), 1978-81.

Marie Orensanz, Thinking is a Revolutionary Act, 1974.

Ana Victoria Jiménez, From the series Cuademo de tareas (Workbook), 1978-81.

Cecilia Vicuña, Vaso de leche, 1979.

Cecilia Vicuña, Vaso de leche, 1979.

Cecilia Vicuña, Vaso de leche, 1979.

Cecilia Vicuña, Vaso de leche, 1979.

Cecilia Vicuña, Vaso de leche, 1979.

Beatrice Gonzalez, Botticelli Wash and Wear, 1976.

Marcia Schvartz, The Neighbors, 1980. [Left side of diptych.]

Zilia Sanchez, Lunar V, 1973.

Marcia Schvartz, The Neighbors, 1980. [Right side of diptych.]

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