Episode No. 478 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a holiday clips episode featuring artist Dread Scott.
This program was recorded and aired in June 2020, a week after George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police.
For thirty years, across sculpture, installation, performance, photography and video, Scott’s art has relentlessly addressed the racism within and failures of the American system.
Scott’s work is in the collections of art museums such as the Whitney Museum of American Art and the New Museum, both in New York, and the Brooklyn Museum. He recently presented “Slave Rebellion Reenactment,” a performance which reenacted a march by formerly enslaved people to seize Orleans territory in 1811. Scott is collaborating with two-time MAN Podcast guest John Akomfrah to make a film installation based on the performance’s ideals.
Images of many of the artworks Scott discusses on the program are below. Scott’s website includes more thorough presentations and documentations of his work, including for:
- What is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag?, 1988;
- Blue Wall of Violence, 1999;
- I Am Not a Man, 2008;
- Nixon Resigns, 2007;
- Money to Burn, 2000;
- Burning the US Constitution, 2011; and
- On the Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide, 2014.
Air date: December 31, 2020.