Episode No. 323 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Deborah Wye and artist Livia Corona Benjamin.
Wye curated “Louise Bourgeois An Unfolding Portrait,” which is on view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York through January 28. She is the world’s foremost expert on Bourgeois’s work. The exhibition, mostly taken from MoMA’s collection, features 300 works, mostly prints and works on paper, but also works on cloth, sculptures and more. In association with the exhibition and its long-term commitment to Bourgeois’s (and Wye’s) work, MoMA has published an online catalogue raisonne of Bourgeois’s prints and books. It features over 4,300 works. The exhibition is also accompanied by an excellent MoMA-published catalogue. Amazon offers it for $34.
Several of the artist’s books that host Tyler Green and Wye discussed can be ‘paged’ through in their entirety on MoMA’s Bourgeois website, including:
- Ode à Ma Mère (1995);
- He Disappeared into Complete Silence (first edition, example 1), 1947;
- He Disappeared into Complete Silence (second edition), 2005;
- Ode à l’Oubli, 2002; and
- Ode à l’Oubli, 2004.
On the second segment, artist and photographer Livia Corona Benjamin discusses her work. She’s included in “Home — So Different, So Appealing,” which is at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston through January 21. The exhibition, a Pacific Standard Time-series exhibition that debuted at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and which was co-curated by MFAH’s Mari Carmen Ramírez, Chon Noriega and Pilar Tompkins Rivas, looks at how artists have used the concept of ‘home’ to examine socioeconomic and political changes in the Americas.
To see more from the two Corona Benjamin series discussed on the program, visit her website:
Air date: Jan. 11, 2018.