No. 414: Manet and Modern Beauty, Xiaoze Xie

Episode No. 414 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Scott Allan and Emily A. Beeny and artist Xiaoze Xie.

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Along with the Art Institute of Chicago’s Gloria Groom, Getty curators Allen and Beeny are the co-curators of “Manet and Modern Beauty,” on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum through January 12, 2020. It is the first exhibition to examine the work Manet made near the end of his short life (he died at 51), including portraits, still-lifes, watercolors, cafe and garden scenes and even his correspondence. The excellent exhibition catalogue was published by the Getty. Amazon offers it for $43.

On the second segment, Xiaoze Xie discusses his paintings, video and more on the occasion of “Xiaoze Xie: Objects of Evidence” at the Asia Society Museum in New York City. The exhibition, which was curated by Michelle Yun, is on view through January 5, 2020. Xie was born in Guangdong Province, China before moving to the United States for graduate school at the University of  North Texas in the mid-1990s. His work is in the collections of the MFA Houston, the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin, the Oakland Museum of California and more.

Air date: October 10, 2019.

Edouard Manet, A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, 1881.

Edouard Manet, Skating, 1877.

Edouard Manet, Autumn (Mery Laurent), 1881 or 1882.

Edouard Manet, Jeanne (Spring), 1881.

Edouard Manet, Moss Roses in a Vase, ca. 1882.

Edouard Manet, Flowers in a Crystal Vase, ca. 1882.

Edouard Manet, Portrait of Antonin Proust, 1880.

Henri Fantin-Latour, Edouard Manet, 1867.

Leon Bonnat, Portrait of Jules Grevy, 1880.

Edouard Manet, Portrait of Henri Rochefort, 1881.

Edouard Manet, Mr. Eugene Pertuiset, the Lion Hunter, 1881.

Francois Boucher, Diana Leaving Her Bath, 1742.

Jean-Honore Fragonard, Fantasy Figure: Portrait of the Abbe de Saint-Non, ca. 1769.

Edouard Manet, Lady with Fans, Nina de Callias, 1873.

Jean-Simeon Chardin, Vase of Flowers, ca. 1760-65.

Jeff Wall, Picture for Women, 1979.

Edouard Manet, Letter to Henri Charles Guerard, Decorated with a
Peach, Two Shrimps, a Seascape, a Cat, Four Portraits, and a Swallow, late Summer 1880 .

Edouard Manet, Letter Decorated with a Snail on a Leaf, Summer or Autumn 1880.

Xiaoze Xie, Chinese Library No. 66, 2018.

Xiaoze Xie, Untitled #3, 2010.

Xiaoze Xie, Through Fire (Books that Survived the Anti-Japanese War of Resistance at Tsinghua University No. 2), 2017.

Xiaoze Xie, Chinese Library No. 55, 2012.

Gerhard Richter, Abstract Picture, 1992.

One thought on “No. 414: Manet and Modern Beauty, Xiaoze Xie

  1. I especially enjoyed this week’s podcast. I am happy that you brought the Asia Society’s exhibition of Xiaoze Xie’s work to my attention. Without your podcast I may have missed the exhibition.

    A couple of suggestions: When you review an exhibition, I would very much like to know if the exhibition will travel or not. I cannot always travel to the West Coast to see a specific exhibition that I would like to experience. If the exhibition is going to travel to the East Coast (also known as the Right Coast) I can take a deep breath and make plans to see the exhibition. Secondly, Mr. Green’s voice FREQUENTLY lowers to the point where even at the highest volume I cannot hear what he is saying. Please, Mr. Green learn to make your voice consistently high enough in tone to be heard!


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