No. 422: Martine Gutierrez, Beatriz González

Episode No. 422 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Martine Gutierrez and curator Mari Carmen Ramírez.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is exhibiting Martine Gutierrez’s work in a “Focus” show that spotlights Gutierrez’s 2018 Indigenous Woman project. Indigenous Woman is a 146-page fashion magazine-style publication for which Gutierrez acted as editor, writer, advertising producer, model, photographer — and everything else. It sends up the traditional fashion magazine by expanding its brief to address white supremacy, to advance native cultures and to investigate the fashion industry’s construction of beauty. The exhibition was curated by Alison Hearst and will be on view through January 12, 2020.

Gutierrez’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, at the Boston University Art Galleries, the McNay Art Museum, and at the Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh. She has been featured in group exhibitions at the Venice Biennale, the New Museum and the Kunstmuseum Bonn. Much of her video and audio work is available on and on Vimeo.

On the second segment, Mari Carmen Ramírez discusses “Beatriz González: A Retrospective,” the first large-scale U.S. exhibition devoted to the Colombian artist’s career. Ramírez curated the exhibition with the Perez Art Museum Miami’s Tobias Ostrander. González is one of the few living artists remaining from Latin America’s ‘radical women’ generation of artists. Her work often examines class, taste, dictatorship, extra-judicial killings, and more. The exhibition debuted at the Perez Art Museum Miami, and is on view in Houston through January 20, 2020. The fine exhibition catalogue was published by DelMonico Prestel. Amazon offers it for $31.

Air date: December 5, 2019.


Martine Gutierrez, Demons, Xochiquetzal ‘Flower Quetzal Feather,’ p95 2, 2018.

Martine Gutierrez, Body En Thrall, p114-15 from Indigenous Woman, 2018.

Martine Gutierrez, Body En Thrall, p120-121 from Indigenous Woman, 2018.

Martine Gutierrez, Demons, Xochipilli ‘The Flower Prince,’ p91, from Indigenous Woman, 2018.

Martine Gutierrez, Del’ Estrogen Ad, p2 from Indigenous Woman, 2018.

Martine Gutierrez, White Wash Ad, p13 from Indigenous Woman, 2018.

Beatriz González, Estudio de clase con Juan Antonio Roda, 1962.

Beatriz González, Fragmento de la rendición de Breda, 1963.

Beatriz González, Naturaleza casi muerta, 1970.

Beatriz González, Televisor en color, 1980.

Beatriz González, Los papagayos, 1986.

Beatriz González, Apocalipsis camuflado, 1989.

Beatriz González, Lágrimas y peces, 1997.

Beatriz González, Cargueros de Vista Hermosa, 2006.



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