No. 548: Matisse’s Red Studio, Assembly Required

Episode No. 548 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Ann Temkin and Stephanie Weissberg.

Along with Dorthe Aagesen, Temkin is the co-curator of “Matisse: The Red Studio,” an exhibition that investigates Matisse’s making of his famed 1911 The Red Studio. The exhibition, which is at the Museum of Modern Art, New York through September 10, features each of the surviving works Matisse portrayed in The Red Studio, as well as related archival photographs, correspondence and related paintings and drawings. The excellent exhibition catalogue was published by MoMA. Indiebound and Amazon offer it for $55.

For images of other artworks Temkin discusses on the program, ARS insists that we link to them instead of sharing them here 🤷‍♂️:

Weissberg discusses her exhibition “Assembly Required,” which is at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis through July 31. The show features eight artists — Francis Alÿs, Rasheed Araeen, Siah Armajani, Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, Yoko Ono, Lygia Pape, and Franz Erhard Walther — who believed that public action is vital to transform society. The work Weissberg has selected for the exhibition invites a viewer’s physical participation.

Images of works in “Assembly Required,” including how museum visitors physically engage with them, are available at the Pulitzer’s exhibition guide.

Air date: May 5, 2022.

Henri Matisse, The Red Studio, 1911.

Henri Matisse, Young Sailor II, 1906.

Henri Matisse. Decorative Figure. 1908.

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