No. 337: Kamrooz Aram, Matthew Angelo Harrison

Episode No. 337 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Kamrooz Aram and Matthew Angelo Harrison.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is showing “FOCUS: Kamrooz Aram,” an installation of Aram’s recent sculpture, collage and painting. The exhibition continues Aram’s investigation into the complex and non-linear relationship between non-Western art and (Western) modernism, particularly as various artistic traditions push toward abstraction. Curated by Alison Hearst, the exhibition is on view through June 17.

Kamrooz Aram has had solo exhibitions at the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens in Belgium, at LA><ART in Los Angeles and at MASS MoCA. He’s been included in group shows such as MoMA PS1’s “Greater New York,” and at Busan and Prague biennials.

On the second segment, Matthew Angelo Harrison discusses his recent work. It’s included in “Songs for Sabotage,” the New Museum triennial, and in a solo exhibition at Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco. The NuMu triennial was curated by and is on view through May 27. The Silverman Gallery show is up through April 21. He’ll also be included in the forthcoming “I Was Raised on the Internet,” a group exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Air date: April 19, 2018.

Giotto, Scrovegni Chapel (also known as the Arena Chapel), Padua, ca. 1305.

Kamrooz Aram, Composition with Fragments, 2017.

Kamrooz Aram, Ornament for Extraordinary Architecture, 2018.

Kamrooz Aram, Green Memorial, 2017.

Kamrooz Aram, Blue Backdrop for Minor Arts, 2018.

Kamrooz Aram, Ornamental Composition for Social Spaces (1), 2016.

Matthew Angelo Harrison, Dark Silhouette: Arms Raised, 2018.

Matthew Angelo Harrison, Dark Silhouette colon Fixture Pattern, 2018.

Matthew Angelo Harrison, BKGD Brouwn, 2017.

Matthew Angelo Harrison, BKGD Brouwn (detail), 2017.

Matthew Angelo Harrison, mk-min-compressed_conjoined, 2017.

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