No. 361: Jean Arp, Kay Sage

Episode No. 361 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Catherine Craft and historian Jessie Sentivan.

Craft is the curator of “The Nature of Arp,” which is at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas through January 6, 2019. The exhibition is a retrospective of Jean Arp (or in German, Hans Arp), one of the most important artists of both the Dada and surrealist movements. Arp investigated chance and spontaneity in his collage-based work and the human form, abstraction and the processes of nature in his sculpture. The exhibition at the Nasher features over 80 works from throughout his career. The exhibition is accompanied by an excellent catalogue published by the Nasher. Temporarily sold out, it may be pre-ordered by calling the Nasher at 214.242.5110.

On the second segment, curator and historian Jessie Sentivan discusses two Kay Sage-related projects. Sentivan is the editor of the Kay Sage catalogue raisonne, newly out from Delmonico Prestel. Amazon offers it for $100. Sentivan has also curated “Kay Sage: Serene Surrealist,” an exhibition at the Williams College Museum of Art that recreates Sage’s inaugural 1950 exhibition with the Catherine Viviano Gallery in New York. It’s on view through January 13, 2019.

Air date: October 4, 2018.

Jean Arp, Untitled, ca. 1915-16.

Jean Arp, Plant Hammer (Terrestrial Forms), 1916.

Jean Arp, Untitled (Squares Arranged according to the Laws of Chance), 1917.

Jean Arp, Three Disagreeable Objects on a Face, 1930.

Jean Arp, Three Disagreeable Objects on a Face, 1930.

Jean Arp, Torso, 1931 (foreground), installation view at the Nasher Sculpture Center, 2018.

Jean Arp, Growth, 1938.

Jean Arp, Daphne, 1955.

Jean Arp, Torso with Buds, 1961.

Kay Sage, Interior of a House, ca 1925.

Kay Sage, unknown title, ca. 1936-37.

Kay Sage, unknown title, 1937.

Kay Sage, title unknown, 1937.

Kay Sage, Monolith, 1937.

Kay Sage, A Little Later, 1938.

Kay Sage, I Have No Shadow, 1940.

Kay Sage, Danger, Construction Ahead, 1940.

Kay Sage, The Instant, 1949.

Kay Sage, Tomorrow Is Never, 1965.

Kay Sage, Irrational Development, 1961.

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