No. 343: Carrie Moyer, Aram Han Sifuentes

Episode No. 343 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Carrie Moyer and Aram Han Sifuentes.

Moyer is included in “Inherent Structures” at the Wexner Center for the Arts. The exhibition features 16 artists who complicate abstract painting’s traditional association with chance and aesthetic purity with work that addresses concerns that range from an exploration of materials and paints to the artists’ sociopolitical interests. The exhibition was curated by Michael Goodson and is on view through August 12.

Carrie Moyer is a New York-based painter whose work has mined the history of abstract painting, particularly composition and the way artists have used different materials and techniques. Moyer’s work — and titles — often point to contemporary life and politics. Moyer frequently writes criticism for outlets such as Art in America. In 1991 she co-founded the lesbian public art project Dyke Action Machine! The Tang Museum organized a survey of Moyer’s work in 2013; she’s also had solo shows at the Worcester Art Museum, and at the Katzen Arts Center at American University in Washington, DC.

On the second segment, Aram Han Sifuentes discusses her Protest Banner Lending Library, which she’s organizing during a summer-long residency at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis. Protest Banner Lending Library is an ongoing, multi-city project in which Sifuentes works with a community to create banners and to borrown from her ever-growing library of handmade banners. The banners typically address contemporary sociopolitical issues. Her work has been exhibited at numerous museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the MCA Chicago.

Air date: May 31, 2018

Carrie Moyer, String Theory & Daisy Chains, 2016.

Carrie Moyer, Swiss Bramble, 2016.

Carrie Moyer, Sala de Dos Hermanas, 2015.

Carrie Moyer, Affiche #13 (Louis Unfurled), 2002.

Carrie Moyer, Battle of the Scholar Rocks, 2011.

Carrie Moyer, Sap Green, 2007.

Carrie Moyer, Furbelow, 2006.

Carrie Moyer, Chromafesto (Sister Resister 1.2), 2003.

A banner from Aram Han Sifuentes’s Protest Banner Lending Library.

A banner from Aram Han Sifuentes’s Protest Banner Lending Library.

A banner from Aram Han Sifuentes’s Protest Banner Lending Library.

One thought on “No. 343: Carrie Moyer, Aram Han Sifuentes

  1. Just listened to the Carrie Moyer episode and as a huge fan of her paintings I felt like I needed to see them anew since the discussion brought out much more information on the process, her influences and concepts. Great interview!


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