No. 410: Susan Philipsz, Matthew Simms

Episode No. 410 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Susan Philipsz and art historian Matthew Simms.

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis is showing “Susan Philipsz: Seven Tears,” a semi-survey selected and installed in response to the Pulitzer’s building and site. It includes a work the Pulitzer commissioned for its Tadao Ando-designed building, Too Much I Once Lamented. The exhibition is on view through February 2, 2020. It was curated by Stephanie Weissberg.

Philipsz is a Turner Prize-winning artist whose work typically uses sound, often featuring Philipsz’s own voice, to address architecture and location. Her recent exhibitions include installations at The Tanks at the Tate Modern in London; the Kunsthalle im Lipsiubau, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; a House of Austrian History commission, Neue Burg at the Heldenplatz in Vienna, the Baltic Center for Contemporary Art in Gateshead England, the Scottish National Galleries, the Kunsthaus Bregenz, and more. Philipsz was previously a guest on MAN Podcast Episode No. 90. 

Special thanks to Rachel Jennings at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery for her help this week.

On the second segment, art history Matthew Simms discusses Robert Irwin: Untitled (Dawn to Dusk), a new book detailing the Chinati Foundation’s 1999-2016 Irwin commission of the same title. The book, especially Simms’s essay in it, offers a history of the project and the phases through which it passed as it moved toward completion, as well as photographs of the work by Alex Marks. Amazon offers it for $57. Simms teaches art history at the California State University, Long Beach.

Additional images will be published Friday, September 13.

Air date: September 12, 2019.


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