No. 387: American art and the Vietnam War

Episode No. 387 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Melissa Ho.

Ho is the curator of “Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-75” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibition examines how artists responded to the war, and reveals the impact the war had on pushing artists into greater engagement with their world. “Artists Respond” is on view through August 18. The exceptional exhibition catalogue was published by Princeton University Press. Amazon offers it for $45.

Air date: April 4, 2019.

On Kawara, Title, 1965.

Dan Flavin, monument 4 for those who have been killed in ambush (to P.K. who reminded me about death), 1966.

Chris Burden, Shoot, 1971. [Performance, photograph by Barbara T. Smith.]

Nancy Spero, Female Bomb, 1966.

Philip Guston, San Clemente, 1975.

Yoko Ono, Cut Piece, 1964. Performed at Carnegie Hall, New York, March 21, 1965.

Leon Golub, Vietnam II, 1973.

Art Workers Coalition, Q. And babies? A. And babies., 1970.

Seymour Rosen, photograph of Asco’s Stations of the Cross, 1971/2019.

James Rosenquist, F-111, 1964-65.

Ed Kienholz, Portable War Memorial, 1968.

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