No. 383: Yinka Shonibare, Pontormo

Episode No. 383 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Yinka Shonibare and art historian Bruce Edelstein.

In the first exhibition of its new contemporary series, the Richard M. Driehaus Museum in Chicago is showing “A Tale of Today.” The exhibition surveys Yinka Shonibare’s output, including photography and sculpture installations, all presented within a notable Gilded Age mansion. (Shonibare has frequently referred to the excesses of the nineteenth-century in his work.) The exhibition was organized by the Driehaus and is on view through September 29.

On the second segment, art historian and curator Bruce Edelstein discusses “Miraculous Encounters: Pontormo from Drawing to Painting” at the J. Paul Getty Museum. The exhibition most prominently features Pontormo’s Visitation (~1528-29) and a drawing for the work. Edelstein, the coordinator for graduate programs and advanced research at NYU in Florence, co-curated the presentation with the Getty’s Davide Gasparotto. It is on view at the Getty through April 28. The excellent catalogue for the presentation, which includes a wealth of conservation-related information, was published by the Getty. Amazon offers it for $38.

Air date: March 7, 2019.

Yinka Shonibare, Reverend on Ice, 2005.

Henry Raeburn, Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch, 1795.

Yinka Shonibare, Venus de Milo (after Alexandros), 2016.

Yinka Shonibare, Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle, 2010.

Yinka Shonibare, Nelson’s Jacket, 2011.

Admiral Nelson’s Trafalgar coat.

Yinka Shonibare, The Last Supper (after Leonardo), 2013.

Yinka Shonibare, Crash Willy, 2009.

Yinka Shonibare, Girl Ballerina, 2007.

Yinka Shonibare, The American Library, 2018.

Yinka Shonibare, How to Blow Up Two Heads At Once, 2006.

Jacopo da Pontormo, The Visitation, 1528-29.

Jacopo da Pontormo, Study for the Visitation, 1528-29.

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