No. 365: Charles White, Alida Cervantes

Episode No. 365 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Esther Adler and artist Alida Cervantes.

With Sarah Kelly Oehler, Adler is the co-curator of “Charles White: A Retrospective” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition is the first major museum full-career survey of White’s work in over three decades. It spotlights White’s painting, drawing and photographs, and includes archival material especially related to his mural practice. “Charles White” is on view at MoMA through January 13, 2019, when it will travel to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition catalogue was published by the Art Institute of Chicago, which originated the show, and is distributed by Yale University Press. Amazon offers it for $34.

On the second segment, artist Alida Cervantes discusses her work on the occasion of “Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo” at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. The exhibition presents the work of 42 artists and collectives living and working in the San Diego and Tijuana region. The exhibition, which is at MCASD’s downtown Jacobs Building, is on view through February 3, 2019. The exhibition catalogue is available at the museum. Concurrently, Cervantes’s work is on view in in “Hello hero, hero hello. Hello Hero, Hello hello” at Efrain Lopez Projects in Chicago. It’s up through November 10.

Air date: Nov. 1, 2018.

Charles White, Kitchenette Debutantes, 1939.

Charles White working on the left panel of Struggle for Liberation, 1940-41.

Charles White, Oh, Mary, Don’t You Weep, 1956.

Charles White, Gospel Singers, 1951.

Charles White, Our Land, 1951.

Charles White, Eartha Kitt (from Anna Lucasta), 1958.

Charles White, Sammy David Jr. (from Anna Lucasta), 1958.

Charles White, General Moses (Harriet Tubman), 1965.

Charles White, Birmingham Totem, 1964.

Charles White, Headlines, 1944.

Alida Cervantes, Saint Dorothy, 2015.

Alida Cervantes, Saint Rufina, 2015.


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