No. 404: Art and Empire, William Forsythe

Episode No. 404 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Michael A. Brown and choreographer William Forsythe.

Brown is the curator of “Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain,” at the San Diego Museum of Art. It is just the second American exhibition to join the art and decorative art of Golden Age Spain with art from Spanish-controlled centers such as Antwerp and Naples and the Spanish imperial lands in the Americas and the Philippines. The exhibition features outstanding works by Diego Velázquez, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Francisco de Zurbarán, Juan Sánchez Cotán and by New Spanish painters such as Miguel Cabrera. “Art and Empire” is on view through September 2. The outstanding exhibition catalogue was published by SDMA. Amazon offers it for $39.

Host Tyler Green mentions Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Ilona Katzew’s 2018 appearance on the program. It’s here.

On the second segment, Forsythe discusses “William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects,” which is at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston through September 15. The exhibition presents a series of works that reveal the ways in which visitors consciously and unconsciously move, interact and respond to each other and their own bodies. William Forsythe is the former director of the Ballet Frankfurt and later for the Forsythe Company, which was based in Dresden and Frankfurt am Main. The exhibition was curated by Alison de Lima Greene.

Air date: August 1, 2019.

Juan Sánchez Cotán, Still Life with Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber, ca. 1602.

Miguel Cabrera, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, 1750.

Sebastián López de Arteaga, Apparition of Saint Michael on Mount Gargano,ca. 1650.

Unknown artist, San Diego de Alcalá (Saint Didacus of Alcalá). Mexico, late 17th century.

William Forsythe, Towards the Diagnostic Gaze, 2013.

Installation view of William Forsythe, City of Abstracts, 2000, at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

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