No. 491: Holiday clips: Torkwase Dyson

Episode No. 491 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a holiday weekend clips episode featuring artist Torkwase Dyson.

Dyson is included in “Climate Changing: On Artists, Institutions, and the Social Environment” at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio through May 9. The exhibition looks at how artists engage with social issues and how they may shape institutions at a time when both racism and a global pandemic have caused many institutions to re-consider their construction and practices. The exhibition was curated by Lucy I. Zimmerman. “Climate Changing” features nine artworks commissioned by the Wexner, including work Torkwase Dyson discussed on the program last September, when this conversation first aired.

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is exhibiting paintings from Dyson’s “Bird and Lava” series, an exploration of spaces of geographic, architectural, and infrastructural liberation, in “Stories of Resistance.” Dyson developed “Bird and Lava” during a residency at the Wexner. Curated by Wassan Al-Khudhairi with Misa Jeffereis, “Stories” looks at artistic forms of resistance in the U.S. and abroad. It’s on view through August 15.

Air date: April 1, 2021.

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